menuMENU    UK Free TV logo Freeview

 

 

Click to see updates

Full Freeview on the Waltham (Leicestershire, England) transmitter

first published this on - UK Free TV
sa_streetviewGoogle Streetviewsa_gmapsGoogle mapsa_bingBing mapsa_gearthGoogle Earthsa_gps52.801,-0.801 or 52°48'4"N 0°48'5"Wsa_postcodeLE14 4AJ

 

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.

Choose from three options: ■ List by multiplex ■ List by channel number ■ List by channel name
_______

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
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-350,000W
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-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
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 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

tv_off Being removed from Freeview (for 5G use) after November 2020 / June 2022 - more
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
Saturday, 12 November 2011
J
Jim
5:57 PM
Belper

Problem solved !!!
Bought a cheap freeview box today for another room when waltham reception was sorted.
Tried it on sutton Coldfield just to check it was ok, at end of tuning it asked which region i preffered, east or west midlands, i8 now have east and west mids news coming from Sutton Coldfield !! no idea how it does it but i'm realy pleased, it's saved me a fortune,even my tv with built in freeview doesn't do that.
Thanks to everone who replied and if you know somebody having same problem please pass this info on.
Jim

link to this comment
Jim's 5 posts GB
J
Jim
6:27 PM
Belper

Ok,now i'm confused,just retuned the tv and that is also picking up BBC East and West. The East is on channel 48 which is Derby relay, i am only getting 17 on signal strength with bit error fluctuating betwen 9 and 14 so maybe it's the weather because it never used to pick it up, oh well, put the champagne back.

link to this comment
Jim's 5 posts GB
Dave Lindsay
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

6:52 PM
Doncaster

Jim: Have you installed another aerial for Waltham?

Sutton Coldfield doesn't transmit East Midlands variants, so they (the ones you picked up) must be coming from Waltham or one of its relays. Therefore, if you managed to get East Midlands using your aerial that points at SC, you were getting it from somewhere else.

The box you say asked you which region you wanted. Find out what UHF channels it has picked for East Midlands. Then you will be able to work out what transmitter it has picked up (irrespective of whether the aerial points at it).

Does the cheapo box work from the same aerial as the main TV?

link to this comment
Dave Lindsay's 5,724 posts GB
Monday, 14 November 2011
A
Alvaro
12:32 PM
Derby

Hi, we've just moved in the property and we don't have any digital tv signal at all (freeview). we've tried everything, (the tv that we have worked fine in our previous address) even by a new freeview box. the aerial is in the roof in the same orientation the the others and our neighbors have tv. what can we do?
thanks in advance

link to this comment
Alvaro's 1 post EU
K
KMJ,Derby
sentiment_satisfiedGold

2:16 PM

Alvaro: In addition to Dave Lindsay's advice, if you still do not find any signal when scanning, check that the aerial cable is continuous from the aerial with no splitters or amplifiers installed that should be powered via a power supply which was taken away by the previous resident,also there are no breaks in continuity in other rooms where other equipment such as a VCR used to be connected.

link to this comment
KMJ,Derby's 1,811 posts GB
Monday, 21 November 2011
B
btb77
8:00 AM

Is Waltham now radiating at the max power level on all MUXs or will it be increased once the DSO has completed nationwide? We get 100% signal level and quality on all but HD channels with an indoor loft aerial, HD is at 77% and wondering whether to put outdoor aerial up or wait for a power increase. Rothley Leics.

link to this comment
btb77's 10 posts FR
Dave Lindsay
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

10:39 AM

btb77: Unless you're needing to split the signal (and therefore need it to be stronger from your aerial to do so), then so long as you have 100% quality it is OK. No improvement can be made unless the current setup causes break-up at certain times.

This is different from analogue where stronger signals generally meant an improved picture.

If it's mounted in the loft, then moving it might bring up the HD mux strength. But then you might introduce problems with others.

According to documents from Ofcom and Digital UK (links below):

http://stakeholders.ofcom….pdf

http://www.digitaluk.co.u….pdf

http://www.digitaluk.co.u….pdf

The PSB muxes (which includes the HD one) is at 50kW whereas the COMs are 25kW.

link to this comment
Dave Lindsay's 5,724 posts GB
Thursday, 1 December 2011
M
Mark Fletcher
sentiment_satisfiedGold

3:33 PM
Halifax

btb77.Rothley,Leicestershire.Waltham is now broacasting at its final power levels,50kw for the PSB mux's BBCA,D3+4 & BBCB (HD),and 25kw for the COM mux's SDN,ArqA & ArqB.From what i am made aware there are no further power increases at Waltham mast !

link to this comment
Mark Fletcher's 673 posts GB
Friday, 2 December 2011
Ian
sentiment_satisfiedGold

9:02 PM
Hinckley

What's going on with Watham tonight? Everything on channel 56 has no sound!

Same on every box/TV

link to this comment
Ian's 497 posts GB
Select more comments

Your comment please
Please post a question, answer or commentIf you have Freeview reception problems before posting a question your must first do this Freeview reset procedure then see: Freeview reception has changed, Single frequency interference, and Freeview intermittent interference.

If you have no satellite signal, see Sky Digibox says 'No Signal' or 'Technical fault'

If you have other problems, please provide a full (not partial) postcode (or preferably enter it in box at the top right) and indicate where if aerial is on the roof, in the loft or elsewhere.

UK Free TV is here to help people. If you are rude or disrespectful all of your posts will be deleted and you will be banned.








Privacy policy: UK Free Privacy policy.