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The symbol shows the location of the West Runton (Norfolk, England) transmitter which serves 11,000 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 West Runton (Norfolk, England) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the West Runton 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
 V max
C31 (554.0MHz)140mDTG-32,000W
Channel icons
1 BBC One (SD) East, 2 BBC Two England, 9 BBC Four, 201 CBBC, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, 250 BBC Red Button, plus 15 others

PSB2
D3+4
 V max
C37 (602.0MHz)140mDTG-32,000W
Channel icons
3 ITV (SD) (Anglia (East micro region)), 4 Channel 4 (SD) South ads, 5 Channel 5, 6 ITV 2, 10 ITV3, 13 E4, 14 Film4, 15 Channel 4 +1 South ads, 18 More4, 25 ITV4, 29 E4 +1, 34 ITV +1 (Anglia east),

PSB3
BBCB
 V max
C29 (538.0MHz)140mDTG-62,000W
Channel icons
72 Shopping Quarter , 101 BBC One HD (England no regional news), 102 BBC Two HD (England), 103 ITV HD (ITV Meridian Southampton), 104 Channel 4 HD South ads, 105 Channel 5 HD, 204 CBBC HD, plus 1 others

DTG-3 64QAM 8K 2/3 24.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
DTG-6 256QAM 32KE 2/3 40.2Mb/s DVB-T2 MPEG4
H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)

Are you trying to watch these 52 Freeview channels?

the effected channels
the effected channels
the effected channels
the effected channels

The West Runton (Norfolk, England) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: 4Music, 4seven, 5SELECT, 5STAR, 5USA, Aljazeera English, BBC Four HD, BBC News HD, Blaze, Blaze +1, CBeebies HD, CBS Drama, CBS Justice, CBS Reality, Challenge, Channel 5 +1, CITV, YAAAS!, Dave, Dave ja vu, DMAX, Drama +1, Film4 +1, Food Network, Forces TV, FreeSports, GB News, GREAT! movies, GREAT! movies action, HGTV, Horror Channel, ITV2 +1, ITV3 +1, ITV4 +1, ITVBe +1, More4 +1, Now 70s, Paramount Network, PBS America +1, pick, Quest +1, Quest Red, Quest Red +1, Really, RT HD, Sky Arts, Sky News, Smithsonian Channel, Talking Pictures TV, TCC, Together TV, Yesterday +1.

If you want to watch these channels, your aerial must point to one of the 80 Full service Freeview transmitters. For more information see the will there ever be more services on the Freeview Light transmitters? page.

Which BBC and ITV regional news can I watch from the West Runton transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Look East (East) 0.8m homes 3.2%
from Norwich NR2 1BH, 33km south (172°)
to BBC East region - 27 masts.
70% of BBC East (East) and BBC East (West) is shared output
regional news image
ITV Anglia News 0.8m homes 3.2%
from NORWICH NR1 3JG, 33km south (171°)
to ITV Anglia (East) region - 26 masts.
All of lunch, weekend and 80% evening news is shared with Anglia (West)

How will the West Runton (Norfolk, England) transmission frequencies change over time?

1984-971997-981998-20112011-136 Jun 2018
A K TA K TA K TA K TA K T
C23ITVwavesITVwavesITVwavesD3+4
C26BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBCA
C29C4wavesC4wavesC4wavesBBCBBBCB
C31BBCA
C33BBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1waves
C37D3+4

tv_off Being removed from Freeview (for 5G use) after November 2020 - more
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 9 Nov 11 and 23 Nov 11.

How do the old analogue and currrent digital signal levels compare?

Analogue 1-4, BBCA, D3+4, BBCB 2kW

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Tacolneston transmitter area

Oct 1959-Feb 2004Anglia 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. West Runton 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
Wednesday, 16 September 2020
Transmitter engineering
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10:28 AM

WEST RUNTON transmitter - Freeview: Weather conditions may be affecting your reception from 16 Sep 06:39 until 16 Sep 09:27. Weather conditions may be affecting your reception from 16 Sep 00:20 until 16 Sep 05:11. Weather conditions may be affecting your reception from 15 Sep 1 [BBC]

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Monday, 21 September 2020
Transmitter engineering
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4:33 AM

WEST RUNTON transmitter - Freeview: Weather conditions may be affecting your reception from 21 Sep 02:00. Weather conditions may be affecting your reception from 16 Sep 06:39 until 16 Sep 09:27. Weather conditions may be affecting your reception from 16 Sep 00:20 until 16 Sep 0 [BBC]

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7:28 PM

WEST RUNTON transmitter - Freeview: Weather conditions may be affecting your reception from 21 Sep 02:00 until 21 Sep 02:17. Weather conditions may be affecting your reception from 16 Sep 06:39 until 16 Sep 09:27. Weather conditions may be affecting your reception from 16 Sep 0 [BBC]

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Wednesday, 23 September 2020
Transmitter engineering
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7:28 AM

WEST RUNTON transmitter - Freeview: Weather conditions may be affecting your reception from 21 Sep 02:00 until 21 Sep 02:17. Weather conditions may be affecting your reception from 16 Sep 06:39 until 16 Sep 09:27. . [BBC]

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10:28 AM

WEST RUNTON transmitter - Freeview: Weather conditions may be affecting your reception from 21 Sep 02:00 until 21 Sep 02:17. . [BBC]

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Friday, 15 January 2021
Transmitter engineering
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12:13 PM

WEST RUNTON transmitter - Freeview: Off the air due to essential engineering from 15 Jan 11:53. . [BBC]

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3:15 PM

WEST RUNTON transmitter - Freeview: Off the air due to essential engineering from 15 Jan 11:53 until 15 Jan 12:13. . [BBC]

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Saturday, 16 January 2021
Transmitter engineering
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5:09 AM

WEST RUNTON transmitter - Freeview: Off the air due to essential engineering from 15 Jan 11:53 until 15 Jan 12:13. . FM: Off the air due to essential engineering from 15 Jan 10:53 until 15 Jan 11:13. . [BBC]

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Tuesday, 19 January 2021
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M Walker
7:07 PM

I live in Sheringham and only have a small number of Freeview Channels. When I'm in my Caravan at Northrepps I can get many more.

I want to change from Sky to BT TV but not sure if I will get enough channels.

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Chris.SE
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11:37 PM

M Walker:

If when you are at home you are getting your signals from the West Runton transmitter, this is a Freeview "Light" transmitter and only transmits the 3 PSB multiplexes. It would be helpful if you could give some examples of the precise channels you don't get on Freeview.
(As in the post before yours, the transmitter was off-air for essential engineering).

The 3 PSB multiplexes are BBCA/PSB1, D3&4/PSB2, BBCB HD/PSB3.
See Channel listings for Industry Professionals | Freeview for which channels are carried on which multiplex.
The COM multiplexes are SDN/COM4, ArqA/COM5, ArqB/COM6. There's also COM7 and a Local Multiplex, the latter two only receivable in limited locations.

At Northrepps there is another relay transmitter at Overstrand which is also a "Light" transmitter with only the 3 PSBs, so you should get the same channels as at home.
BUT in both your locations you MIGHT get signals from the Main Tacolneston transmitter where all multiplexes are transmitted - that doesn't mean you can receive them, reception could well be "variable" A full postcode would be needed for both locations to look at predicted reception and which transmitter(s) and multiplexes you might receive.

Because of the potential limited reception you are likely to find BT TV will also be very limited except for some of their special channels like BT Sport which is streamed and you'd need a good internet connection with a large data allowance (or no limit).

All will be somewhat less than the choice you have with Sky. What Sky box do you have?
As long as it isn't SkyQ where if you terminate your subscription, they want the box back (and it will stop working), with an older box and you are out of contract you might be able to receive Freesat from Sky (you might need a viewing card for a one-off fee - I'm no expert on Sky, hopefully a Sky expert will come along and advise).

In your situation I wouldn't recommend BT TV unless you particularly wanted some of its streamed channels that are not available on Freeview or Freesat,
Freesat is your other option. If you have a fairly modern TV, it may have a satellite tuner built -in, in which case, as long as it's not SkyQ, you might find with connection of your Sky dish to the TV, you can get Freesat (no cards or subscription). If the TV doesn't have a Satellite tuner you'd need a Freesat Box - again as long as it's not SkyQ, I think your Sky dish will work but hopefully someone more knowledgeable in this area can advise.

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