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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-50,000W
Channel icons
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-50,000W
Channel icons
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-50,000W
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
Channel icons
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

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 9 others

COM6
ArqB
 H -3dB
C31 (554.0MHz)449mDTG-825,000W
Channel icons
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

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

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;
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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.

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Wednesday, 11 May 2011
Transmitter engineering
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4:29 AM

WALTHAM transmitter - Analogue BBC ONE Off Air; DSO related from 23:59 yesterday BBC TWO Off Air; DSO related from 00:22 today [BBC] 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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Transmitter engineering
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4:29 AM

WALTHAM transmitter - Analogue BBC ONE Off Air; DSO related from 23:59 yesterday BBC TWO Off Air; DSO related from 00:22 today [BBC] 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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Transmitter engineering
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7:40 AM

WALTHAM transmitter - Analogue BBC ONE Weak Signal; DSO related from 05:40 today to 05:47 today BBC ONE Off Air; DSO related from 23:59 yesterday to 05:39 today BBC TWO Weak Signal; DSO related from 05:39 today to 05:46 today BBC TWO Off Air; DSO related from 00:22 today to 05:39 today [BBC] 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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Transmitter engineering
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7:40 AM

WALTHAM transmitter - Analogue BBC ONE Weak Signal; DSO related from 05:40 today to 05:47 today BBC ONE Off Air; DSO related from 23:59 yesterday to 05:39 today BBC TWO Weak Signal; DSO related from 05:39 today to 05:46 today BBC TWO Off Air; DSO related from 00:22 today to 05:39 today [BBC] 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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Transmitter engineering
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9:26 AM

WALTHAM transmitter - Analogue BBC ONE Weak Signal; DSO related from 05:40 today to 05:47 today BBC ONE Off Air; DSO related from 23:59 yesterday to 05:39 today BBC TWO Weak Signal; DSO related from 05:39 today to 05:46 today BBC TWO Off Air; DSO related from 00:22 today to 05:39 today [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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9:26 AM

WALTHAM transmitter - Analogue BBC ONE Weak Signal; DSO related from 05:40 today to 05:47 today BBC ONE Off Air; DSO related from 23:59 yesterday to 05:39 today BBC TWO Weak Signal; DSO related from 05:39 today to 05:46 today BBC TWO Off Air; DSO related from 00:22 today to 05:39 today [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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sheilan
11:13 AM
Mansfield

We still can not get half of the channels we used to receive from the Waltham transmitter, including ITV programmes, channel-4 and channel-5.

We contacted the local TV ariel company again and was told that it is a widespread problem here in north nottinghamshire and that it will probably be November before we can get these channels again as the signal is not of sufficient strength as yet to reach the area.
Is this true, and if so why is it happening?


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billy
11:28 AM
Oakham

im an oap in uppingham rutland we get our signal from waltham buts its very weak barely a signal got a freeview engineer out to sort it out he struggled to find a signal even after fitting a new outdoor ariel he said the problems widespread in my town i just want to watch tv & the amount i have spent getting ready for freeview now comes to £300 for new tv & £180 for ariel engineer £480 in total the end result is ive got 14 tv & radio channels 3 shopping channels 1 gay dating site 3 adult channels cbbc cbeebies more 4 thats about it im going to refuse to pay my license if i cant receive any channels whats the point

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billy
11:29 AM
Oakham

billy
Wednesday 11 May 2011 11:28AM
0 minutes ago Oakham
im an oap in uppingham rutland we get our signal from waltham buts its very weak barely a signal got a freeview engineer out to sort it out he struggled to find a signal even after fitting a new outdoor ariel he said the problems widespread in my town i just want to watch tv & the amount i have spent getting ready for freeview now comes to £300 for new tv & £180 for ariel engineer £480 in total the end result is ive got 14 tv & radio channels 3 shopping channels 1 gay dating site 3 adult channels cbbc cbeebies more 4 thats about it im going to refuse to pay my license if i cant receive any channels whats the point

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karen
3:56 PM
Grantham

i had all the channels than i bought a new tv with freeview built in and now i cant get mux 1 and a. i have tried the self help and a booster not sure if i pick the waltham transmitter or belmont and the aerial is on the roof please help

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