Full Freeview on the Waltham (Leicestershire, England) transmitter
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The symbol shows the location of the Waltham (Leicestershire, England) transmitter which serves 770,000 homes. The bright green areas shown where the signal from this transmitter is strong, dark green areas are poorer signals. Those parts shown in yellow may have interference on the same frequency from other masts.
This transmitter has no current reported problemsThe BBC and Digital UK report there are no faults or engineering work on the Waltham (Leicestershire, England) transmitter.
Which Freeview channels does the Waltham transmitter broadcast?If you have any kind of Freeview fault, follow this Freeview reset procedure first.
Digital television services are broadcast on a multiplexes (or Mux) where many stations occupy a single broadcast frequency, as shown below.
1 BBC One (SD) East Midlands, 2 BBC Two England, 9 BBC Four, 23 BBC Three, 201 CBBC, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, 250 BBC Red Button, plus 16 others 700 BBC Radio 1, 701 BBC Radio 1Xtra, 702 BBC Radio 2, 703 BBC Radio 3, 704 BBC Radio 4 (FM), 705 BBC Radio 5 Live, 706 BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra, 707 BBC Radio 6 Music, 708 BBC Radio 4 Extra, 709 BBC Asian Network, 710 BBC World Service, 720 BBC Nottingham (BBC local radio), 721 BBC Leicester (BBC local radio), 722 BBC Lincolnshire (BBC local radio), 734 BBC Northampton (BBC local radio), 735 BBC Derby (BBC local radio),
3 ITV 1 (SD) (Central (East micro region)), 4 Channel 4 (SD) Midlands ads, 5 Channel 5, 6 ITV 2, 10 ITV3, 13 E4, 14 Film4, 15 Channel 4 +1 Midlands ads, 18 More4, 26 ITV4, 30 E4 +1, 35 ITV1 +1 (Central west),
56 5SELECT, 101 BBC One HD (England no regional news), 102 BBC Two HD (England), 103 ITV 1 HD (ITV Central West), 104 Channel 4 HD Midlands ads, 105 Channel 5 HD, 106 BBC Four HD, 109 BBC Three HD, 204 CBBC HD, 205 CBeebies HD, plus 1 others 66 TBN UK,
20 Drama, 21 5USA, 29 ITV2 +1, 32 5STAR, 33 5Action, 41 Legend, 42 GREAT! movies action, 46 Channel 5 +1, 58 ITVBe +1, 59 ITV3 +1, 64 Blaze, 67 CBS Reality, 74 Dave ja vu, 78 TCC, 81 Blaze +1, 89 ITV4 +1, 203 CITV, 208 Pop Player, 209 Ketchup TV, 210 Ketchup Too, 211 YAAAS!, plus 15 others Racing TV, Kiss Chat & Date, Proud Dating, ADULT Xpanded2, 16 QVC, 22 TJC, 237 TalkTV, 263 SonLife, 264 VisionTV, 265 On Demand 365, 269 Arise News, 670 ADULT Section (start), 724 Capital, 727 Absolute Radio, 728 Heart,
11 Sky Arts, 17 Really, 19 Dave, 31 E4 Extra, 36 pick, 40 Quest Red, 43 Food Network, 47 Film4 +1, 48 Challenge, 49 4seven, 57 Smithsonian Channel, 60 Drama +1, 70 Quest +1, 75 Yesterday +1, 83 Together TV, 233 Sky News, plus 9 others CRAFT EXTRA , 45 Gems TV, 85 Create & Craft, 673 ADULT smileTV3, 723 talkSPORT, 730 RNIB Connect, 731 Classic FM, 732 LBC, 733 Trans World Radio,
12 Quest, 25 W, 27 Yesterday, 34 GREAT! movies, 39 DMAX, 44 HGTV, 71 Quest Red +1, 73 HobbyMaker, 82 Talking Pictures TV, 84 PBS America, 88 Classic Hits, 235 Al Jazeera Eng, plus 19 others ADULT smileTV2, ADULT Studio 66, 37 QVC Beauty, 38 QVC Style, 51 Ideal World, 72 Jewellery Maker, 206 Pop, 674 ADULT Babestn, 678 Xpanded TV, 699 ADULT Section, 711 Hits Radio, 712 KISS FRESH, 713 KISS, 714 KISSTORY, 715 Magic, 716 Greatest Hits Radio, 717 Kerrang!, 718 Smooth Radio, 725 Premier Radio,
from 27th May 2014: 7 Notts TV,
DTG-12 QSPK 8K 3/4 8.0Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)
Which BBC and ITV regional news can I watch from the Waltham transmitter?
BBC East Midlands Today 0.9m homes 3.4%
from Nottingham NG2 4UU, 28km northwest (305°)
to BBC East Midlands region - 17 masts.
ITV Central News 0.9m homes 3.4%
from Birmingham B1 2JT, 83km west-southwest (244°)
to ITV Central (East) region - 17 masts.
All of lunch, weekend and 80% evening news is shared with Central (West)
Are there any self-help relays?
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How will the Waltham (Leicestershire, England) transmission frequencies change over time?
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Table shows multiplexes names see this article;
green background for transmission frequencies
Notes: + and - denote 166kHz offset; aerial group are shown as A B C/D E K W T
waves denotes analogue; digital switchover was 17 Aug 11 and 31 Aug 11.
How do the old analogue and currrent digital signal levels compare?
|BBCA, D3+4, BBCB||(-7dB) 50kW|
|SDN, ARQA, ARQB||(-10dB) 25kW|
|Mux 1*||(-14dB) 10kW|
|Mux 2*, Mux A*, Mux B*||(-14.9dB) 8kW|
|Mux C*, Mux D*, LNG||(-17dB) 5kW|
Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Waltham transmitter area
Hello. My location is in NG31 and I have line of sight to Waltham (13 miles). I have been having the same problems over the last couple of days with stations on Mux 2. I have two identical wideband antennae in the attic and the signal strength has always been excellent from both.
To regain the Mux 2 stations on the Panasonic TV, I had to delete and then do a full scan. This worked eventually. The second antenna feeds a Vivanco Pro DVB-T USB2 tuner running into a PC. The cable run on this is even shorter than the one to the TV (about 4 metres).
Using the provided software and selecting Waltham for scanning, the missing stations are indicated by name and frequency (490000) but no signal. When I again deleted all stored stations and scanned selecting 'All UK transmitters', the missing channels were restored albeit at a slightly lower signal strength (sorry, I have no dB readout) but still excellent quality. I assume that the Mux 2 channels are now being received on a sidelobe from Sandy Hill.
I am confused, as prior to the recent changes, all stations were received from Waltham on equal signal strengths. It appears that the Mux 2 is on a slightly lower power output (8KW) than some of the others but Muxes B, C, and D produce excellent results from Waltham although stated to be on only 5KW output.
I have never believed in the received view that matters 'technical' are a matter of logic. There must be gremlins in the area. Although I am of course open to persuasion that I am wrong.
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Like many others, I lost Mux 2 on 13 April in NG8 postcode using Waltham. I have a rooftop aerial which serves a Humax 9300 upstairs and a Humax 9200 downstairs. The Humax 9300 retuned no problem and picked up Ch31. I have tried many times to retune the Humax 9200 downstairs and it is having none of it. I've read through numerous threads and cannot believe that all of these similar issues are coincidental.
Any bright ideas would be gratefully received..?
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I recall an advertising slogan "it's good to talk"! It's amazing how such an obvious thing can be missed when you get so embedded and frustrated with it! However, this might just lead me to either having a problem with the reception downstairs or needing to acquire a new PVR?
I'll give it a try later - thanks Steve.
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we are almost perfectly placed between the two transmitters, Belmont - 36.5km 22.7 miles
Waltham - 36.4km 22.6 miles. Have been using digital services for years no problem and had upgraded equipment to receive HD this year. All was great until the 13th. It now seems neither is delivering a strong enough signal for us to get ITV, yet both deliver strong enough signal for BBC Lincs Yorks or East Mids. We have no RF devices, I have done full factory reset on Akura TV Phillips TV and Samsung TV. Does anyone know if the strengh of the signal reduced with this change?
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I like others who have posted here in the last couple of days am having the same problems with missing channels.
I phoned the digital TV help line today and I was told there have been many calls about lost channels after the Waltham retune the other day. I was also told that the problem should be fixed by 6pm this evening. It's now 7:45 and still no channels.
This reminds me of problems a couple of years ago when they did a retune and some of my older Digi Boxes would not work so I had to replace them.
Can anyone answer this for me. I have 2x Panasonic TV's Less that 9 months old that have retuned OK and I have signal strength on the ITV (Channel 3)of 10 and the quality of signal is 9.
I have a slightly older Samsung TV (2 Years) which will not find ITV and other channels. I have even taken the Samsung and plugged it into the aerial point of the working Panasonic.
I also have 3x other set top boxes and none of thes will find ITV and the missing channels.
Why are my Panasonic TV's Working and the others are not?
Does this mean we will have to go out and replace our equipment again?
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