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Full Freeview on the Crystal Palace (Greater London, England) transmitter

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This transmitter has no current reported problems

The BBC and Digital UK report there are no faults or engineering work on the Crystal Palace (Greater London, England) transmitter.

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The symbol shows the location of the Crystal Palace (Greater London, England) transmitter which serves 4,490,000 homes.

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Is the transmitter output the same in all directions?

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What do the colours on the map mean?

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.


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Which Freeview channels does the Crystal Palace 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.

MuxAerial positionFrequencyHeightModeWatts
PSB1
BBCA
 horizontal max
C23 (490.0MHz)324m64QAM 8K 2/3
24.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
200,000W
Channel icons
1 BBC One London, 2 BBC Two England, 7 BBC Three, 9 BBC Four, 120 CBBC, 121 CBeebies, 130 BBC News, 131 BBC Parliament, 301 BBC Red Button 1, plus 13 others

PSB2
D3+4
 horizontal max
C26 (514.0MHz)324m64QAM 8K 2/3
24.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
200,000W
Channel icons
3 ITV (London), 4 Channel 4 London ads, 5 Channel 5 London ads, 6 ITV 2, 13 Channel 4 +1 London ads, 14 More 4, 15 Film 4, 28 E4, 33 ITV +1 (London),

PSB3
BBCB
 horizontal max
C30- (545.8MHz)324m256QAM 32KE 2/3
40.2Mb/s DVB-T2 MPEG4
200,000W
Channel icons
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 BBC Three HD, 123 CBBC HD, plus 1 others

COM4
SDN
 horizontal max
C25 (506.0MHz)314m64QAM 8K 3/4
27.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
200,000W
Channel icons
10 ITV 3, 20 Drama, 25 Dave ja vu, 26 ITV Be, 27 ITV 2 +1, 30 5*, 31 5USA, 34 ITV 3 +1, 37 Quest, 44 Channel 5 +1, 55 Channel 5 +24, 61 True Entertainment, 62 ITV 4 +1, 66 CBS Reality, 122 CITV, plus 21 others

COM5
ArqA
 horizontal max
C22 (482.0MHz)321m64QAM 8K 3/4
27.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
200,000W
Channel icons
 BBC Red Button 2, 11 pick, 12 Dave, 17 Really, 29 E4 +1, 32 Movie Mix, 38 Quest +1, 41 Food Network, 42 Travel Channel, 46 Challenge, 48 Movies4Men, 63 Community Channel, 68 truTV, 69 truTV +1, 126 Tiny Pop, 132 Sky News, 242 Vintage TV, plus 11 others

COM6
ArqB
 horizontal max
C28- (529.8MHz)321m64QAM 8K 3/4
27.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
200,000W
Channel icons
18 4Music, 19 Yesterday, 21 VIVA, 24 ITV 4, 45 Film 4 +1, 47 4seven, 58 BT Sport 1 (not free), 59 BT Sport 2 (not free), 70 CBS Action, 133 Al Jazeera English, 135 RT English , plus 22 others

LW
 horizontal -10dB
C29 (538.0MHz)324mQSPK 8K 3/4
8.0Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
20,000W
Channel icons
from 31st March 2014: 8 LONDON LIVE, 67 Chart Show TV, 125 Pop, plus 1 others

com7
 horizontal -6.7dB
C33 (570.0MHz)324m256QAM 32KE 2/3
40.2Mb/s DVB-T2 MPEG4
43,100W
Channel icons
71 Motors TV, 106 BBC Four HD, 107 BBC News HD, 108 Al Jazeera HD, 109 Community Channel HD, 110 Channel 4+1 HD, 111 4seven HD, 124 CBeebies HD, 134 Al Jazeera Arabic, plus 1 others

com8
 horizontal -11.7dB
C35 (586.0MHz)324m256QAM 32KE 2/3
40.2Mb/s DVB-T2 MPEG4
13,500W
Channel icons
starts sometime during 2014:



Which BBC and ITV regional news can I watch from the Crystal Palace transmitter?

regional news image
BBC London 4.9m homes 18.4%
from London W1A 1AA, 11km north-northwest
to BBC London region - 55 masts.
regional news image
ITV London News 4.9m homes 18.4%
from London WC1X 8XZ, 11km north-northwest
to ITV London region - 55 masts.

Are there any self-help relays?

Charlton AthleticTransposerRedeveloped north stand Charlton Athletic Football Club130 homes
DeptfordTransposersouth-east London100 homes
GreenfordTransposer12 km N Heathrow Airport203 homes
HendonTransposerGraham Park estate50 homes
White CityTransposer9 km W central London80 homes

How will the Crystal Palace (Greater London, England) transmission frequencies change over time?

years1950s~851984-971997-981998-20122012-132013-182013-18
aerial groupVHFA KA KA KA KA KA K
C1BBCtv
C22-2ArqAArqAArqA
C23ITVITVITVBBCABBCABBCA
C25-1SDNSDNSDN
C26BBC1BBC1BBC1D3+4D3+4D3+4
C28-B-ArqB-ArqB-ArqB
C29-DLW
C30C4C4C4-BBCB-BBCB-BBCB
600C32-A
C33BBC2BBC2BBC2com7
C34+C
C35com8

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Notes: + and - denote 166kHz offset; aerial group are shown as A B C/D E K W
Italics for analogue, digital switchover was Wednesdays 4th April and 18th April 2012.

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

Analogue 1-4 1000kW
SDN, ARQA, ARQB, BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-7dB) 200kW
com7(-13.7dB) 43.1kW
Mux 1*, Mux 2*, Mux A*, Mux B*, Mux C*, Mux D*, LW(-17dB) 20kW
com8(-18.7dB) 13.5kW
PreDSO-BBCB*(-20dB) 10kW

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. Crystal Palace 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.



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Transmitter engineering
Friday 3 October 2014 4:32AM

CRYSTAL PALACE transmitter - LW: Radio 4 MF Off Air from 02:04 today to 02:10 today. [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering
Saturday 4 October 2014 4:32AM

CRYSTAL PALACE transmitter - LW: Radio 4 MF Off Air from 02:04 yesterday to 02:10 yesterday. [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering
Sunday 5 October 2014 4:33AM

CRYSTAL PALACE transmitter - LW: Radio 4 MF Off Air from 02:04 on 03 Oct to 02:10 on 03 Oct. [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering
Thursday 9 October 2014 4:32PM

CRYSTAL PALACE transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 15:09 today to 15:27 today. [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering
Friday 10 October 2014 4:31AM

CRYSTAL PALACE transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 15:09 yesterday to 15:27 yesterday. [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering
Sunday 12 October 2014 4:31PM

CRYSTAL PALACE transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 15:09 on 09 Oct to 15:27 on 09 Oct. [BBC]

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Daphne Goodey
Saturday 18 October 2014 6:39PM

Hello there - up until this week beginning 13/10/14 we have received good reception on Freeview. Now we cannot receive any of the ITV Channels, including Drama, yet the reception is good on all the BBC Channels, including Movies4Men, True Movies and the Movie Channel. We cannot even receive the RT Channel, although we get good reception on the Adult Channels (which we do not want anyway and always delete). It would be appreciated if you could advise us how to remedy this problem. Why do we get good reception on certain channels and nothing on the others? We are served by the Crystal Palace transmitter. Kind regards

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jb38
Saturday 18 October 2014 7:23PM

Daphne Goodey: Problems of the nature described are usually always rectified by carrying out a "manufacturers reset" on the TV or box, the procedure also known as "default setting" or "first time installation", all of those procedures having the same result of clearing the tuners memory of everything stored in it, including any glitches that may possibly have occurred.

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Tony Herbert
Monday 20 October 2014 8:55PM Woodhall Spa

I currently only seem to be able to receive two Channels on the Crystal Palace local Tv multiplex namely QVC Extra and POP. Now missing are 'London Live' and 'Chart Show'. I have three freeview boxes all fed from different aerials and I first noticed these missing channels had disappeared from all my EPG's over a week ago. All boxes have been subsequently rescanned on about three occasions and will again will only pick up two channels on this multiplex, QVC Extra and POP.
Have 'London Live' and 'Chart Show' been removed from Freeview?

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