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The symbol shows the location of the Tacolneston (Norfolk, England) transmitter which serves 330,000 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 Tacolneston (Norfolk, England) transmitter.



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Which Freeview channels does the Tacolneston transmitter broadcast?

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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
 H max
C55- (745.8MHz)263mDTG-3100,000W
Channel icons
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 13 others

PSB2
D3+4
 H max
C59- (777.8MHz)263mDTG-3100,000W
Channel icons
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),

PSB3
BBCB
 H max
C50 (706.0MHz)263mDTG-6100,000W
Channel icons
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

COM4
SDN
 H max
C42 (642.0MHz)263mDTG-8100,000W
Channel icons
10 ITV 3, 20 Drama, 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 20 others

COM5
ArqA
 H max
C45 (666.0MHz)246mDTG-8100,000W
Channel icons
 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, 63 Community Channel, 68 truTV, 69 truTV +1, 126 Tiny Pop, 132 Sky News, 242 Vintage TV, plus 16 others

COM6
ArqB
 H max
C39+ (618.2MHz)246mDTG-8100,000W
Channel icons
18 4Music, 19 Yesterday, 21 VIVA, 24 ITV 4, 25 Dave ja vu, 38 Quest +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 18 others

LNR
 H -10dB
C57 (762.0MHz)263mDTG-1210,000W
Channel icons
8 Mustard, 125 Pop, plus 1 others

com7
 H -5.6dB
C31 (554.0MHz)263mDTG-627,400W
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
 H -10dB
C37 (602.0MHz)263mDTG-610,000W
Channel icons
starts sometime during 2014/5:



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
DTG-12 QSPK 8K 3/48.0Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)

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

regional news image
BBC Look East (East) 0.8m homes 3.2%
from Norwich NR2 1BH, 16km 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, 16km 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?

Gt YarmouthTransposer1 km S town centre30 homes
Lowestoft (2)TransposerRotterdam Rd125 homes

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

years1950s~851984-971997-981998-20112011-131/5/13-2013-182019-
aerial groupVHFC/D EC/D EC/D EEEWK
C3BBCtv
C22SDN
C25ArqA
C28ArqB
600C31com7
C37com8
C39 ArqBArqB
C40BBCB
C42SDNSDNSDN
C43D3+4
C45ArqAArqAArqA
C46BBCA
700C50 BBCBBBCB
C52C5C5
C53+A
C55BBC2BBC2BBC2-BBCA-BBCA-BBCA
C57LNR
C59ITVITVITV-D3+4-D3+4-D3+4
C602
800C62BBC1BBC1BBC1BBCB
C631
C64D
C65C4C4C4
C66-B
C68C

orange background for multiplexes names more
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 9th November and 23rd November 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 mapsTacolneston FreeviewTacolneston DABTacolneston AM/FMTacolneston TV regionBBC EastAngl
Click/touch here to read Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Tacolneston transmitter area Oct 1959-Feb 2
Click/touch here to read Is the transmitter output the same in all directions? Internet Explorer 9+, Firefox, Opera, Chrom

Comments
Thursday, 13 November 2014
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MikeB
2:08 PM

ken Illsey: The Humax has two rather sensitive tuners, and it does'nt always allow a manual scan.

So check your transmitter, because your just 1km from Bury St Edmunds light transmitter, and the bearing isn't vastly different to Talcneston. You might have the wrong transmitter.

Then check signal strength. HD tends to get hit by too high a signal first, so check it and look here: <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 signals: too much of a good thing is bad for you

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MikeB's 1,201 posts Gold Gold GB
Friday, 14 November 2014
Transmitter engineering
7:31 AM

TACOLNESTON transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 05:25 today to 05:28 today. FM: Radio 4 FM Weak Signal from 13:22 on 11 Nov to 14:04 on 11 Nov. [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering's 84,309 posts Owner Owner xx
Saturday, 15 November 2014
Transmitter engineering
4:31 AM

TACOLNESTON transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 05:25 yesterday to 05:28 yesterday. FM: Radio 4 FM Weak Signal from 13:22 on 11 Nov to 14:04 on 11 Nov. [BBC]

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Richard
10:12 AM

Is Mustard available? Don't seem to get it in Southwold but I would think it would be on Talceseston.

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Richard's 2 posts GB
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jb38
12:17 PM

Richard: Southwold is well outside of the coverage of Tacolnestons local LNR transmitter, its transmission pattern resembling that of a thistle, with the top of spanning from Great Yarmouth around the coastline to Cromer. and with the limits of its bulbous bottom section touching on Diss, Harleston and Loddon.

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jb38's 6,178 posts Platinum Platinum GB
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Ken Illsley
4:52 PM

Thanks Mike. I managed to work out how to do a manual scan and found some of the auto tuned channels were down in the 20's which I think were on the Sandyheath transmitter.
I cleared everything and manually scanned on the Tacolneston channels listed above and all now seems fine.

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Ken Illsley's 2 posts GB
Sunday, 16 November 2014
Transmitter engineering
4:31 AM

TACOLNESTON transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 05:25 on 14 Nov to 05:28 on 14 Nov. [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering's 84,309 posts Owner Owner xx
Tuesday, 18 November 2014
Transmitter engineering
10:31 AM

TACOLNESTON transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 05:25 on 14 Nov to 05:28 on 14 Nov. FM: Radio 1 FM Reduced Quality from 08:37 today. [BBC]

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