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|
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|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
Hi jb, thanks for the suggestions. We are one of the few receiving from Waltham in our area. We now know our set top boxes work, someone has tested them in another area for us. This last week, (since the floods - no connection I'm sure) we have lost signals to all TV's and can only watch one thro sky. Info above says signal liable to interuption this week! However we have been trying different things to try and solve our problem and have taken the newest TV into the loft and connected it direct to the main aerial without using the amp box and it works on most channels perfectly, but some, think 57 scrambled, so now we are not sure if our amp box is the problem. Think we may try just an 8 way splitter box for all the aerials instead of a booster, what do you think? Or if not what brand of booster would you recommend? As you say it is obviously difficult to diagnose the problem when Waltham are still doing work, but others don't seem to be experiencing our problems so it surely must be our equipment? We are really getting fed up with not being able to watch any TV in other rooms. If the splitter or new box doesn't work then I suppose we will have to call on an aerial chap, but would like to avoid that cost if at all possible. Thanks Regards Sam
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Sam: Provided that you checked the reception conditions before (or within 30 minutes) of carrying out your test with the TV in the loft, this mentioned just in case Waltham was magically OK on that day (unlikely though!), then your test was perfectly valid and is inclined to indicate that there is a problem with your installation.
As you will probably already know, your test was in effect a superior way of checking the picture quality / signal level with not only the booster being by-passed but also the cabling, the problem now is that by eliminating the booster and cabling at the same time its doesn't reveal where the deficiency is, and so admittedly an inconvenience, but you should still try either by-passing the booster whilst the reception is poor, or alternatively just try switching the SLX's mains supply off to note if anything changes, which of course it should by the picture breaking up worse than it was before if not vanishing altogether, although in the interests of accuracy the TV should be left on its signal check screen whilst conducting these type of tests as variations in levels are much easier to see, plus of course a digital picture does not change quality in sympathy to signal level changes, unless the said changes cause the level to be hovering near to the cut off threshold then a variety of problems is liable be experienced.
This is a link for a Konig brand 8 way variable booster, as I would not advise you to use anything other than a powered booster unless a person resides in a really strong signal area, although even at that I still have reservations.
8 Way TV Aerial Booster Amplifier Digital Freeview | eBay
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Ian: Well it does have to be admitted that in your particular location Waltham (@ 31 miles) in not predicated as being the station for reliable coverage of your area, with a mixture of variable and poor (greatest percentage) being indicated for all four muxes BBC / ITV / HD / SDN, and with the two commercial stations (ArqA / ArqB) indicated as not receivable at any level, albeit that they still might be in a fashion.
Sutton Coldfield (@ 19 miles) is the station indicated as covering your area, however I will agree that although DTT can in many areas be excellent with only the very odd glitch now and then, but though its an unfortunate fact that there are lots of areas where DTT reception is not really acceptable to anyone that's even remotely a tad fussy, and so Freesat is really the only option for 99.9% reliability. (except of course during a thundery downpour!)
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I have exactly the same problems (at the same times) as John Sands and I'm in LE3.
What's more pretty much everyone on the street has the same problems and its not a minor issue. These "engineering works" have been causing several mux to disappear completely from scans for days at a time for well over a month now.
That's an unacceptable level of disruption IMHO. Telling people (as one guy on the street has been told) to point the aerial at Sutton Coldfield is no answer at all as you lose all your local programming.
No point in talking about aerials or amps - the source is clearly at the Tx and its clearly ongoing work to deal with 4G/LTE interference on C61 (and arguably all the way down to C56).
Just so we're clear here, there are people around this area with large aerials (bought during the analogue+digital period) who now can't receive mux that they could prior to analogue switchover. That's the effect of these "engineering works".
If this is what its like with reduced signal power then a large chunk of Leicester is going to be stuffed when 4G/LTE arrives anyway and a £10 filter isn't going to help.
So its goodbye to DVB-T for me - in retrospect its been an ongoing trainwreck in the UK and shows few signs of improving. I just wish someone would pay me the cash spent on DVB-T freeview stuff as its been a waste of money.
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I live 15 miles south of Sleaford and I am having precisely the same issues as described here. For a couple of weeks the TV has been unwatchable until approximately 10am and then unwatchable again after approximately 6pm. I am right on the boundary between Waltham and the Lincoln transmitter. Hopefully this will clear up soon as until these last few weeks, our reception has been first class from Waltham.
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Symon: C43 is from Sutton Coldfield rather than Waltham.
If you are able to turn your aerial to face it, it will also be facing the Waltham relay which is inline and is located at the Fire Service HQ.
The relay used to broadcast BBC One and ITV analogue and is intended for those who cannot receive directly from Waltham but can do so from Sutton Coldfield. Since switchover it has relayed Waltham's three PSB channels. Using it in conjunction with Sutton Coldfield's COMs will provide the full complement of Freeview channels along with East Midlands programming.
It may be necessary to use manual tuning to get the correct regional programming.
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