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Changes to commercial multiplex capacity - 2012 timetable

Below is listed all the transmitters that will increase their transmission capacity for the commercial multiplexes during 2012.

Below is listed all the transmitters that will increase their t
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By a modification to one of the parameters used for broadcast (the "forward error correction") the capacity of the multiplexes increases by 12.5%, which is sufficient for an additional standard-definition channel to be broadcast - see <img src="data:image/png;base64,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" class="xico" style="vertical-align:text-bottom" alt="www.ukfree.tv link icon"> link iconFreeview modes - a simplified explanation.

Changes to the ArqB multiplex were completed in 2011. The changes to the SDN and ArqA multiplexes are taking place on a rolling programme:

Transmitters where FEC changes are to happen during 2012

TransmitterSDN multiplexArqA multiplex
Lancaster17 January 201217 January 2012
Moel y ParcComplete17 January 2012
Storeton18 January 201218 January 2012
BlaenPlwyfComplete18 January 2012
WenvoeComplete19 January 2012
Pendle Forest24 January 201224 January 2012
Winter Hill24 January 201224 January 2012
Keighley25 January 201225 January 2012
Saddleworth25 January 201225 January 2012
Emley Moor31 January 201231 January 2012
Olivers Mount31 January 201231 January 2012
Belmont01 February 2012Complete
Idle01 February 201201 February 2012
Sheffield07 February 201207 February 2012
Bressay14 February 2012Complete
Tacolneston14 February 2012Complete
Keelylang Hill21 February 2012Complete
Rumster Forest22 February 2012Complete
Eitshal28 February 2012Complete
Angus06 March 2012Complete
Durris07 March 2012Complete
Knockmore13 March 2012Complete
Rosemarkie14 March 2012Complete
Bristol Kings Weston20 March 201220 March 2012
Craigkelly20 March 201220 March 2012
Torosay20 March 201220 March 2012
Bristol Ilchester Crescent21 March 201221 March 2012
Black Hill27 March 2012Complete
Mendip27 March 201228 March 2012
Rosneath27 March 201227 March 2012
Darvel28 March 201228 March 2012
Nottingham03 April 201203 April 2012
Waltham04 April 201204 April 2012
Malvern10 April 201210 April 2012
Ridge Hill11 April 201211 April 2012
Brierley Hill17 April 201217 April 2012
Oxford18 April 2012Complete
Rowridge18 April 201218 April 2012
Sutton Coldfield24 April 201224 April 2012
Fenton25 April 2012Complete
Bromsgrove01 May 201201 May 2012
Lark Stoke01 May 201201 May 2012
The Wrekin01 May 201201 May 2012
Sandy Heath09 May 2012Complete
Sudbury27 June 2012Complete

Transmitters where FEC changes are already complete


Transmitters where FEC changes happen at switchover







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James Brown
Sunday 29 January 2012 9:21PM

Hi
I am in Crouch End, North London (N8) and a bit marginal for Crystal Palace on freeview. I have had solid reception until the last few days when BBC1, 2, 3, ITV, C5 have all but disappeared. BBC4 is ok as is CBeebies (thank goodness!). Any changes that might have caused this and therefore can I expect it to improve again? Thinking I might have to go back to paying for cable.

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sharealam
Tuesday 31 January 2012 12:18PM

briantist will i need to do a full retune for the above mention?

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Lee Woollard
Wednesday 7 March 2012 3:50PM

When is the full freeview channels available for Kendal Cumbria.

Dave Lindsay
Wednesday 7 March 2012 4:56PM

Lee Woollard: The likely answer as to when the services will be broadcast from the Kendal and Kendal Fell transmitters is never. See here for an explanation:

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You may be lucky and be in a spot that you can pick the signals from Lancaster transmitter which carries the Commercial services. You may or may not need a larger than normal aerial.

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