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The symbol shows the location of the Wooburn (Buckinghamshire, England) transmitter which serves 3,200 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 Wooburn (Buckinghamshire, England) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Wooburn 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
C48 (690.0MHz)142mDTG-320W
Channel icons
1 BBC One (SD) London, 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
C36 (594.0MHz)142mDTG-320W
Channel icons
3 ITV (SD) (London), 4 Channel 4 (SD) London ads, 5 Channel 5, 6 ITV 2, 10 ITV3, 13 E4, 14 Film4, 15 Channel 4 +1 London ads, 18 More4, 25 ITV4, 29 E4 +1, 34 ITV +1 (London),

PSB3
BBCB
 V max
C52 (722.0MHz)142mDTG-620W
Channel icons
72 Shopping Quarter , 101 BBC One HD (England no regional news), 102 BBC Two HD (England), 103 ITV HD (ITV London), 104 Channel 4 HD London 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 Wooburn (Buckinghamshire, 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 Wooburn transmitter?

regional news image
BBC London 4.9m homes 18.4%
from London W1A 1AA, 38km east (98°)
to BBC London region - 55 masts.
regional news image
ITV London News 4.9m homes 18.4%
from London WC1X 8XZ, 40km east (97°)
to ITV London region - 55 masts.

How will the Wooburn (Buckinghamshire, England) transmission frequencies change over time?

1984-971997-981998-20122012-1318 Apr 2018
C/D EC/D EC/D EC/D E TB E T
C36D3+4
C48BBCABBCA
C49tv_offBBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1waves
C52tv_offBBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBCBBBCB
C56tv_offITVwavesITVwavesITVwavesD3+4
C68C4wavesC4wavesC4waves

tv_off Being removed from Freeview (for 5G use) after November 2020 - 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 4 Apr 12 and 18 Apr 12.

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

Analogue 1-4 100W
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-7dB) 20W

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Crystal Palace transmitter area

Sep 1955-Jul 1968Associated-Rediffusion†
Sep 1955-Jul 1968Associated TeleVision◊
Jul 1968-Dec 1992Thames†
Jul 1968-Feb 2004London Weekend Television♦
Jan 1993-Feb 2004Carlton†
Feb 2004-Dec 2014ITV plc†
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. Wooburn 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, 23 May 2012
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Andy
9:50 AM
High Wycombe

tony: I cancelled Sky and got Freesat when it started because I had read about the Lite service on the relays. I have no regrets !
Having said that, one of my neighbours in Wooburn Manor Park gets a fair signal from Crystal Palace from his chimney-level aerial and is considering getting a better one installed. Wooburn is quite variable in it's CP reception, but there ARE locations where it works reasonably well.
So, if you can get ANY sort of signal from CP, you might want to consider an aerial upgrade.
Otherwise, since you already have a Sky dish, you could consider Freesat.
Compare the full Freeview channel list with Freesat's and see what you think.
Hope this helps.
And YES, the Freeview adverts don't make it clear that Lite relays offer a very limited channel line-up !

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Tuesday, 18 September 2012
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tony
8:22 PM
High Wycombe

thanks for all your comments.yes i do have freesat as well as freeview albiet limited.my location is at the bottom of the road by the stream.not a good location..

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tony's 7 posts GB
Tuesday, 18 June 2013
T
tony
9:44 PM

just a update.you sujest a ariel upgrade.i have the one of the best ariels already.high up above the roofline.if you look at the topographical transmitter footprint from both cp and hannington.you will see the null where i am.approx..bottom of brookfield road..still annoyed with the lack of pre information.yes i have free sat.i wanted freeview just for the extra channels you cant get with freesat.plus and most importantly not to pay for sky...

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Michael
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10:41 PM

tony: From what I remember, the leaflets Digital UK delivered to every household before switchover did mention that you may not get all of the channels (15 vs 40 depending on whether or not you got your signal from a relay). And if you had called or visited the Digital UK website, I would have told you how many channels you were expected to receive...

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Michael
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10:42 PM

*that should be "it would have"...

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Saturday, 15 February 2014
Transmitter engineering
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4:24 AM

WOOBURN transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 23:57 yesterday, HD Digital TV Off Air from 23:57 yesterday. [BBC]

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1:23 PM

WOOBURN transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 23:57 yesterday to 11:34 today, HD Digital TV Off Air from 23:57 yesterday to 11:34 today. [BBC]

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Sunday, 16 February 2014
Transmitter engineering
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4:24 AM

WOOBURN transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 23:57 on 14 Feb to 11:34 yesterday, HD Digital TV Off Air from 23:57 on 14 Feb to 11:34 yesterday. [BBC]

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Monday, 17 February 2014
Transmitter engineering
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4:24 AM

WOOBURN transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 23:57 on 14 Feb to 11:34 on 15 Feb, HD Digital TV Off Air from 23:57 on 14 Feb to 11:34 on 15 Feb. [BBC]

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10:24 AM

WOOBURN transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 23:57 on 14 Feb to 11:34 on 15 Feb, BBC Digital TV Off Air from 09:24 today, HD Digital TV Off Air from 23:57 on 14 Feb to 11:34 on 15 Feb, HD Digital TV Off Air from 09:24 today. [BBC]

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