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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 problems

The BBC and Digital UK report there are no faults or engineering work on the Waltham (Leicestershire, England) transmitter.

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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.

MuxH/VFrequencyHeightModeWatts
PSB1
BBCA
 H max
C32 (562.0MHz)442mDTG-350,000W
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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

PSB2
D3+4
 H max
C34 (578.0MHz)442mDTG-350,000W
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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),

PSB3
BBCB
 H max
C35 (586.0MHz)442mDTG-650,000W
Channel icons
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

COM4
SDN
 H -3dB
C29 (538.0MHz)442mDTG-825,000W
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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 MAX, 209 Ketchup TV, 210 Ketchup Too, 211 YAAAS!, plus 15 others

COM5
ArqA
 H -3dB
C37 (602.0MHz)449mDTG-825,000W
Channel icons
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 8 others

COM6
ArqB
 H -3dB
C31 (554.0MHz)449mDTG-825,000W
Channel icons
 FreeSports, 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 Aljazeera English, plus 19 others

LNG
 H -10dB
C41 (634.0MHz)442mDTG-125,000W
Channel icons
from 27th May 2014: 7 Notts TV,

DTG-3 64QAM 8K 2/3 24.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
DTG-6 256QAM 32KE 2/3 40.2Mb/s DVB-T2 MPEG4
DTG-8 64QAM 8K 3/4 27.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
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?

regional news image
BBC East Midlands Today 0.9m homes 3.4%
from Nottingham NG2 4UU, 28km northwest (305°)
to BBC East Midlands region - 17 masts.
regional news image
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?

BraunstoneTransposer5 km SW Leicester city centre170 homes

How will the Waltham (Leicestershire, England) transmission frequencies change over time?

1984-971997-981998-20112011-132013-182013-174 Mar 2020
C/D EEEWW TW TW T
C26LNGLNG
C29SDNSDNSDNSDN
C31com7com7
C32BBCA
C34D3+4
C35C5wavesC5wavesBBCB
C37com8com8
C41_local
C49tv_off BBCABBCA
C54tv_offC4wavesC4wavesC4wavesD3+4D3+4D3+4
C55tv_offcom7tv_off
C56tv_offArqAArqAArqACOM8tv_off
C57tv_offArqBArqBArqB
C58tv_offBBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBCBBBCBBBCB
C61ITVwavesITVwavesITVwavesBBCA
C64BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2waves

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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?

Analogue 1-5 250kW
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-7dB) 50kW
SDN, ARQA, ARQB(-10dB) 25kW
com8(-12.7dB) 13.4kW
com7(-13.9dB) 10.2kW
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

Feb 1956-Jul 1968Associated TeleVision†
Feb 1956-Jul 1968Associated British Corporation◊
Jul 1968-Dec 1981Associated TeleVision
Jan 1982-Feb 2004Central Independent Television
Feb 2004-Dec 2014ITV plc
Feb 1983-Dec 1992TV-am•
Jan 1993-Sep 2010GMTV•
Sep 2010-Dec 2014ITV Daybreak•
• Breakfast ◊ Weekends ♦ Friday night and weekends † Weekdays only. Waltham was not an original Channel 3 VHF 405-line mast: the historical information shown is the details of the company responsible for the transmitter when it began transmitting Channel 3.

Comments
Monday, 9 May 2011
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Mike Dimmick
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1:23 PM

Brian: Did you retune on the 13th of April? On that date, the Multiplex 2 transmissions from Waltham moved from C23 to C31 because of a clash with The Wrekin when it started high-power transmissions a week later.

You would need to do a first-time installation (also called a Default Setting, a Factory Reset, or Full Retune) to ensure that the box forgets the previous location of the channels. Some will not store channels that they think they already know about.

There's a chance that your box would store channels from Waltham even though the aerial points at Belmont, if the fringe reception is strong enough. Some just store the first version that they find. Check whether there's another copy of ITV1 stored somewhere else, for example at around 800 (this is a common location, but not the only one).

Check what UHF channel the box says it has stored. From Belmont, ITV1 and the other Multiplex 2 channels are on UHF C48. If it is storing Waltham multiplexes, you may need to manually tune in, probably after deleting the incorrectly-stored channels or resetting the box. See Digital Region Overlap for more suggestions.

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5:43 PM

WALTHAM transmitter - Analogue BBC ONE Weak Signal from 07:36 yesterday to 07:41 yesterday BBC ONE Weak Signal from 01:32 yesterday to 01:42 yesterday BBC ONE Weak Signal from 02:44 yesterday to 03:08 yesterday [BBC] Over the next week Waltham main transmitter: TV (analogue) Liable to interruption, TV (digital) Liable to interruption, Radio (analogue) working normally, Radio (digital) working normally. [DUK]

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5:43 PM

WALTHAM transmitter - Analogue BBC ONE Weak Signal from 07:36 yesterday to 07:41 yesterday BBC ONE Weak Signal from 01:32 yesterday to 01:42 yesterday BBC ONE Weak Signal from 02:44 yesterday to 03:08 yesterday [BBC] Over the next week Waltham main transmitter: TV (analogue) Liable to interruption, TV (digital) Liable to interruption, Radio (analogue) working normally, Radio (digital) working normally. [DUK]

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Tuesday, 10 May 2011
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7:33 AM

WALTHAM transmitter - Over the next week Waltham main transmitter: TV (analogue) Liable to interruption, TV (digital) Liable to interruption, Radio (analogue) working normally, Radio (digital) working normally. [DUK]

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7:33 AM

WALTHAM transmitter - Over the next week Waltham main transmitter: TV (analogue) Liable to interruption, TV (digital) Liable to interruption, Radio (analogue) working normally, Radio (digital) working normally. [DUK]

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9:39 AM

WALTHAM transmitter - tham Transmitter works 11 May 2011: Engineering transmitter work will take place between 00:01 to 06:00 on 11 May 2011. TV services that will be disrupted: Analogue services - BBC1, BBC2, ITV, Channel 4 and Five will be subject to periods of shutdown between 00:01 and 06:00 Digital services - MuxA will be subject to periods of shutdown between 00:01 and 06:00 [DUK] Over the next week Waltham main transmitter: TV (analogue) Liable to interruption, TV (digital) Liable to interruption, Radio (analogue) working normally, Radio (digital) working normally. [DUK]

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WALTHAM transmitter - tham Transmitter works 11 May 2011: Engineering transmitter work will take place between 00:01 to 06:00 on 11 May 2011. TV services that will be disrupted: Analogue services - BBC1, BBC2, ITV, Channel 4 and Five will be subject to periods of shutdown between 00:01 and 06:00 Digital services - MuxA will be subject to periods of shutdown between 00:01 and 06:00 [DUK] Over the next week Waltham main transmitter: TV (analogue) Liable to interruption, TV (digital) Liable to interruption, Radio (analogue) working normally, Radio (digital) working normally. [DUK]

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Mark A.
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12:04 PM
Haywards Heath

Mike Dimmick

As Brian lived the other side of the South Downs, I doubt that he did a
retune for the from Waltham transmitter. :o)

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Mike Dimmick
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1:40 PM

Mark A: There is more than one Brian on this website. I was responding to Brian who posted on the 8th of May from Sleaford, Lincolnshire, not Briantist.

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billy
1:50 PM

i live in uppingham rutland & depending on where you live in the town dictates wether you can recieve freeview or not i can only get half the channels my father gets even tho he only lives 500 yards away got a freeview engineer out new ariel & £180 lighter he said the signal was the weakest hes seen on the 13th of april we had to retune & the signal has been drastically worse since its not just me the whole towns affected my great aunt is concerned living at the bottom of a hill she can barely receive anolouge or digital despite upgrading we dont know what to do round here

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