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Full Freeview on the Waltham (Leicestershire, 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 Waltham (Leicestershire, England) transmitter.

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The symbol shows the location of the Waltham (Leicestershire, England) transmitter which serves 770,000 homes.

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tx1BBC East Midlandstx3Central (East micro region)txdabxxDAB in LeicestershiretxradioxxAM/FM in Leicestershire

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 Waltham 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
C49 (698.0MHz)442m64QAM 8K 2/3
24.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
50,000W
Channel icons
1 BBC One East Midlands, 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
C54- (737.8MHz)442m64QAM 8K 2/3
24.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
50,000W
Channel icons
3 ITV (Central (East micro region)), 4 Channel 4 Midlands ads, 5 Channel 5 Part Network ads, 6 ITV 2, 13 Channel 4 +1 Midlands ads, 14 More 4, 15 Film 4, 28 E4, 33 ITV +1 (Central west),

PSB3
BBCB
 horizontal max
C58 (770.0MHz)442m256QAM 32KE 2/3
40.2Mb/s DVB-T2 MPEG4
50,000W
Channel icons
101 BBC One HD (England no regional news), 102 BBC Two HD (England), 103 ITV HD (ITV Central West), 104 Channel 4 HD Midlands ads, 105 BBC Three HD, 123 CBBC HD, plus 1 others

COM4
SDN
 horizontal -3dB
C29 (538.0MHz)442m64QAM 8K 3/4
27.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
25,000W
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 -3dB
C56 (754.0MHz)449m64QAM 8K 3/4
27.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
25,000W
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 Pop +1, 132 Sky News, 242 Vintage TV, plus 11 others

COM6
ArqB
 horizontal -3dB
C57 (762.0MHz)449m64QAM 8K 3/4
27.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
25,000W
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 21 others

LNG
 horizontal -10dB
C26 (514.0MHz)442mQSPK 8K 3/4
8.0Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
5,000W
Channel icons
from 27th May 2014: 8 Notts TV, 67 Chart Show TV, 125 Pop, plus 1 others

com7
 horizontal -6.9dB
C31 (554.0MHz)442m256QAM 32KE 2/3
40.2Mb/s DVB-T2 MPEG4
10,200W
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 -15.5dB
C37 (602.0MHz)442m256QAM 32KE 2/3
40.2Mb/s DVB-T2 MPEG4
1,400W
Channel icons
starts sometime during 2014:



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

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BBC East Midlands Today 0.9m homes 3.4%
from Nottingham NG2 4UU, 28km northwest
to BBC East Midlands region - 17 masts.
regional news image
ITV Central News 0.9m homes 3.4%
from Birmingham B1 2JT, 83km west-southwest
to ITV Central (East) region - 17 masts.
All of lunch, weekend and 80% evening news is shared with Central (West)

Are there any self-help relays?

BraunstoneTransposer5 km SW Leicester city centre170 homes

How will the Waltham (Leicestershire, England) transmission frequencies change over time?

years1984-971997-981998-20112011-1329/5/13-2013-182019-
aerial groupC/D EEWWWWK
C22SDN
C25ArqA
C26LNG
C28ArqB
C29ASDNSDNSDN
600C312com7
C33B
C35C5C5
C37com8
C39BBCB
C42DD3+4
C45CBBCA
700C491 BBCABBCA
C54C4C4C4-D3+4-D3+4-D3+4
C56ArqAArqAArqA
C57ArqBArqBArqB
C58BBC1BBC1BBC1BBCBBBCBBBCB
800C61ITVITVITVBBCA
C64BBC2BBC2BBC2

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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 17th August and 31st August 2011.

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

Analogue 1-5 250kW
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-7dB) 50kW
SDN, ARQA, ARQB(-10dB) 25kW
com7(-13.9dB) 10.2kW
Mux 1*(-14dB) 10kW
Mux 2*, Mux A*, Mux B*(-14.9dB) 8kW
Mux C*, Mux D*, LNG(-17dB) 5kW
com8(-22.5dB) 1.4kW

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Waltham transmitter area

Feb 1956-Jul 1968Associated TeleVision†
Feb 1956-Jul 1968Associated British Corporation◊
Jul 1968-Dec 1981Associated TeleVision
Jan 1982-Feb 2004Central Independent Television
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. Waltham 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
Saturday 20 September 2014 4:34AM

WALTHAM transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 14:07 yesterday to 14:08 yesterday, BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 12:13 yesterday to 13:06 yesterday. [BBC]

Transmitter engineering
Saturday 20 September 2014 10:32AM

WALTHAM transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 12:13 yesterday to 13:06 yesterday, BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 14:07 yesterday to 14:08 yesterday. [BBC]

Transmitter engineering
Sunday 21 September 2014 4:33AM

WALTHAM transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 14:07 on 19 Sep to 14:08 on 19 Sep, BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 12:13 on 19 Sep to 13:06 on 19 Sep. [BBC]

Transmitter engineering
Sunday 21 September 2014 7:35AM

WALTHAM transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 12:13 on 19 Sep to 13:06 on 19 Sep, BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 14:07 on 19 Sep to 14:08 on 19 Sep. [BBC]

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Robin King
Friday 17 October 2014 12:53AM Wellingborough

80 Marshalls Road, Raunds - on top of hill, aerial on chimney of Victorian terraced 3 bedroom house.

I come from Derby and would like to see local news reports from "home".

What Freeview channel number is Waltham?

Dave Lindsay
Friday 17 October 2014 2:47AM

Robin King: As given above, UHF channel 49 for BBC One East Midlands and UHF channel 54 for ITV Central (East).

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SeeMoreDigital
Friday 17 October 2014 2:13PM

Out of interest...

Does anybody know when the BBC's 'red button' services will be enabled on the DVB-T2 platform?

Briantist
Friday 17 October 2014 2:53PM

SeeMoreDigital: From my understanding, the BBC is looking towards the high definition services being supported by an on-line offering, rather than re-broadcasting the whole data services on three multiplexes (only one of which it owns outright).

<img src="data:image/png;base64,iVBORw0KGgoAAAANSUhEUgAAABAAAAAQAgMAAABinRfyAAAACVBMVEUAAAD8/vwEAgTo1XnGAAAAAXRSTlMAQObYZgAAADNJREFUCNdjYMAEjKsYGP4xvfnNsIGJmXF/ANPf/w4MTMyMBxiY/v533MC4ioHhHwMuAAAmbgz06BzauwAAAABJRU5ErkJggg==" class="xico" style="vertical-align:text-bottom" alt="www.bbc.co.uk link icon" link iconBBC - Connected Red Button & Red Button - Inside the BBC has some details.

M
Mike Davison
Friday 17 October 2014 7:48PM Wetherby

Briantist: It's a pity the links to FAQ's and to find out which SmartTV's are compatible just bring back a '403 forbidden' response.

M
Mike Davison
Friday 17 October 2014 7:52PM

Briantist: However googling has given this link :-
<img src="data:image/png;base64,iVBORw0KGgoAAAANSUhEUgAAABAAAAAQAgMAAABinRfyAAAACVBMVEUAAAD8/vwEAgTo1XnGAAAAAXRSTlMAQObYZgAAADNJREFUCNdjYMAEjKsYGP4xvfnNsIGJmXF/ANPf/w4MTMyMBxiY/v533MC4ioHhHwMuAAAmbgz06BzauwAAAABJRU5ErkJggg==" class="xico" style="vertical-align:text-bottom" alt="www.bbc.co.uk link icon" link iconBBC - BBC Connected Red Button devices - Inside the BBC
Which is not a lot of help for me as I have a Toshiba TV. (LS226RN)

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