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The symbol shows the location of the Sudbury (Suffolk, England) transmitter which serves 440,000 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 Sudbury (Suffolk, England) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Sudbury 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.

 H max
C44 (658.0MHz)229mDTG-3100,000W
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1 BBC One East, 2 BBC Two England, 7 BBC Three, 9 BBC Four, 120 CBBC, 121 CBeebies, 130 BBC News, 131 BBC Parliament, 601 BBC Red Button 1, plus 14 others

 H max
C41 (634.0MHz)229mDTG-3100,000W
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3 ITV (Anglia (East micro region)), 4 Channel 4 South ads, 5 Channel 5 Part Network ads, 6 ITV 2, 13 Channel 4 +1 South ads, 14 More 4, 15 Film 4, 28 E4, 33 ITV +1 (Anglia east),

 H max
C47 (682.0MHz)229mDTG-6100,000W
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45 Film 4 +1, 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 BBC Three HD, 123 CBBC HD, plus 1 others

 H max
C58 (770.0MHz)186mDTG-3100,000W
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10 ITV 3, 20 Drama, 21 5USA, 26 ITV Be, 27 ITV 2 +1, 30 5*, 34 ITV 3 +1, 37 Quest, 44 Channel 5 +1, 55 Channel 5 +24, 61 True Entertainment, 62 ITV 4 +1, 66 CBS Reality, 72 ITV Be +1, 122 CITV, 242 Vintage TV, plus 24 others

 H max
C60- (785.8MHz)228mDTG-8100,000W
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 BBC Red Button 2, 11 pick, 12 Dave, 17 Really, 29 E4 +1, 32 Movie Mix, 41 Food Network, 42 Travel Channel, 46 Challenge, 48 Movies4Men, 68 truTV, 69 truTV +1, 126 Tiny Pop, 132 Sky News, plus 18 others

 H max
C56 (754.0MHz)228mDTG-8100,000W
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18 4Music, 19 Yesterday, 24 ITV 4, 25 Dave ja vu, 31 Spike , 38 Quest +1, 47 4seven, 58 BT Sport 1 (not free), 59 BT Showcase (not free), 64 CBS Action, 70 Horror Channel, 74 VIVA, 133 Al Jazeera English, 135 RT English , plus 18 others

DTG-3 64QAM 8K 2/324.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
DTG-6 256QAM 32KE 2/340.2Mb/s DVB-T2 MPEG4
DTG-8 64QAM 8K 3/427.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)

Are you trying to watch these 10 Freeview HD channels?

the effected channels

The Sudbury (Suffolk, England) mast is not one of the extended Freeview HD (COM7 and COM8) transmitters, it does not provide these high definition (HD) channels: 4seven HD, Al Jazeera Arabic, Al Jazeera HD, BBC Four HD, BBC News HD, CBeebies HD, Channel 4+1 HD, Community Channel, Community Channel HD, Motors TV.

If you want to watch these HD channels, either use Freesat HD, or move your TV aerial must point to one of the 30 Full Freeview HD transmitters. For more information see the want to know which transmitters will carry extra Freeview HD? page.

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

regional news image
BBC Look East (East) 0.8m homes 3.2%
from Norwich NR2 1BH, 77km north-northeast
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, 78km north-northeast
to ITV Anglia (East) region - 26 masts.
All of lunch, weekend and 80% evening news is shared with Anglia (West)

Are there any self-help relays?

Felixstowe WestTransposer1000 homes +1000 or more homes due to expansion of affected area?
WithamTransposer14 km NE Chelmsford.118 homes

How will the Sudbury (Suffolk, England) transmission frequencies change over time?

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green background for transmission frequencies
lilac background for power levels in watts
800MHz band: 4G mobile started in 2013
700MHz band: possible 4G in 2019 more
600MHz band: new or moved digital TV services more
Notes: + and - denote 166kHz offset; aerial group are shown as A B C/D E K W
Italics for analogue, digital switchover was Wednesdays 6th July and 20th July 2011.
Click/touch here to read How do the old analogue and currrent digital signal levels compare?Analogue 1-4 250kWSDN, ARQA,
Click/touch here to read Other mapsSudbury Freeview, Sudbury TV region, BBC East, Anglia (East micro region), DAB in Suffolk
Click/touch here to read Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Sudbury transmitter areaOct 1959-Feb 2004A
Click/touch here to read Is the transmitter output the same in all directions?Radiation patterns withheld

Thursday, 21 May 2015
Transmitter engineering
4:31 AM

SUDBURY transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Weak Signal from 13:50 on 19 May to 14:33 on 19 May, HD Digital TV Weak Signal from 10:28 yesterday to 11:24 yesterday. [BBC]

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Friday, 22 May 2015
Transmitter engineering
10:31 AM

SUDBURY transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Weak Signal from 13:50 on 19 May to 14:33 on 19 May, HD Digital TV Weak Signal from 10:28 on 20 May to 11:24 on 20 May. [BBC]

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Saturday, 23 May 2015
10:13 AM

david brown: If, as appearances might possibly suggest, you are connected into a communal aerial system? then its advisable to check if any of the other residents in the apartment block are also experiencing a no signal problem, if they aren't, then you should check the jumper lead used to connect your TV or box into the wall socket.

The reason for suggesting this being, that although Sudbury was tagged as having a weak signal on the 19th & 20th, however according to engineering info it did not apply to the 21st / 22nd.

Another point to note being, that is "if" applicable, should you retuned your TV / box whilst the signal was down? then this will have deleted everything stored in the tuners memory, another retune being required to recover same.

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Sunday, 24 May 2015
Transmitter engineering
4:31 AM

SUDBURY transmitter - Freeview: HD Digital TV Weak Signal from 10:28 on 20 May to 11:24 on 20 May. [BBC]

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Thursday, 28 May 2015
Tony Farrant
8:28 PM

Signal strength has dropped off considerably over the last few days in Haverhill affecting nearly all channels.
More than one aerial and tv's affected.
No problems before this and nothing else has been changed.

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Friday, 29 May 2015
11:35 AM

Dear Sir / Ma'am
Our DAB radio signal in the Suffolk Haverhill CB9 location is not strong enough for us to listen to the BBC world service indoors. In order to get any sort of reception we have to take our radio out side.
Our TV is on cable now as the free view signal is too not strong enough.
I would truly enjoy listening to my DAB radio indoors though.
Is a repeater mast/ signal booster mast or transmitter planned for the Haverhill area in the near future. The Sudbury Transmitter does not give us a good signal.
We are truly greatful for the didgital service. A stronger signal wold be good though.
Kind Regards

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Sunday, 14 June 2015
tom toolan
8:15 PM Haverhill

Hi I live at CB9 7JD, and in the last two weeks we have been unable to watch freeview, sepsically ITV, Ch4, actually anything which is not a BBC chanel. Something has happend very recently and it impact on two different devices.

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Friday, 19 June 2015
Paul webster
5:08 PM

Multiplex PSB3 - BBCB - in Woodbridge Suffolk as started to freeze frame even though the signal strength says good. Sound is OK but has a static and jumping picture. 17/06/2015

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Dave Lindsay
5:59 PM

Paul webster: Someone else posted about an issue with PSB3 from Woodbridge on Wednesday:

Freeview signals: too much of a good thing is bad for you

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