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Full Freeview on the Storeton (Wirral, England) transmitter

Google mapBing mapGoogle Earth53.349,-3.032 or 53°20'57"N 3°1'55"WCH63 2RH

4G at 800MHz (at800) Freeview reception issues

Tests now show that SOME households that use masthead amplifiers (and some communal aerial systems) AND are in poor signal areas AND that are very close to a 4G phone mast MAY have their Freeview service disturbed: C23: SDN, C22: BBCB, C60: PSB3
See Expecting 4G interference? Tests now show that you have a one in 300 chance.

This transmitter has no current reported problems

The BBC and Digital UK report there are no faults or engineering work on the Storeton (Wirral, England) transmitter. Click to recheck [+] 

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The symbol shows the location of the Storeton (Wirral, England) transmitter which serves 45,000 homes.

Other mapsStoreton AM/FMWinter Hill TV regionBBC North WestGranada
DAB in WirralAM/FM in Wirral

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 Storeton 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
 vertical -5.5dB
C28 (530.0MHz)109m64QAM 8K 2/3
24.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
Channel icons
1 BBC One North West, 2 BBC Two England, 7 BBC Three, 9 BBC Four, 70 CBBC Channel, 71 CBeebies, 80 BBC News, 81 BBC Parliament, 301 BBC Red Button 1, plus 12 others

 vertical -5.5dB
C25 (506.0MHz)109m64QAM 8K 2/3
24.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
Channel icons
3 ITV (Granada), 4 Channel 4 North ads, 5 Channel 5 The North ads, 6 ITV 2, 13 Channel 4+1 North ads, 14 More 4, 15 Film 4, 28 E4, 33 ITV +1 (Granada),

 vertical -5.5dB
C22 (482.0MHz)109m256QAM 32KE 2/3
40.2Mb/s DVB-T2 MPEG4
Channel icons
73 CBBC HD, 101 BBC One HD (England no regional news), 102 BBC Two HD (England), 103 ITV HD (ITV Granada), 104 Channel 4 HD North ads, 105 BBC Three HD, plus 1 others

 vertical -5.5dB
C23 (490.0MHz)109m64QAM 8K 3/4
27.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
Channel icons
10 ITV 3, 20 Drama, 25 Dave ja vu, 27 ITV 2 +1, 30 5*, 31 5USA, 38 Quest, 39 The Zone, 44 Channel 5 +1, 54 ITV 4 +1, 55 Channel 5 +24, 61 True Entertainment, 66 CBS Reality, 72 CITV, plus 19 others

 vertical -5.5dB
C26 (514.0MHz)109m64QAM 8K 3/4
27.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
Channel icons
11 pick, 12 Dave, 17 Really, 29 E4+1, 32 Movie Mix, 41 Food Network, 42 Travel Channel, 46 Challenge, 48 Movies4Men, 57 Quest +1, 63 Community Channel, 82 Sky News, 302 BBC Red Button 2, plus 11 others

 vertical -5.5dB
C29 (538.0MHz)109m64QAM 8K 3/4
27.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
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), 83 Al Jazeera English, 85 RT English , plus 20 others

 vertical -15.2dB
C30 (546.0MHz)109mQSPK 8K 3/4
8.0Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
Channel icons
from 30th June 2014: 8 Bay TV Liverpool, 64 Bonanza Bonanza, 75 Pop,

 horizontal max
C57 (762.0MHz)109m64QAM 8K 2/3
24.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
Channel icons
1 BBC One Wales, 2 BBC Two Wales, 7 BBC Three, 9 BBC Four, 70 CBBC Channel, 71 CBeebies, 80 BBC News, 81 BBC Parliament, 301 BBC Red Button 1, plus 14 others

 horizontal max
C53 (730.0MHz)109m64QAM 8K 2/3
24.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
Channel icons
3 ITV (Wales), 4 S4C, 5 Channel 5 Part Network ads, 6 ITV 2, 8 Channel 4 South ads, 13 Channel 4+1 South ads, 14 More 4, 15 Film 4, 33 ITV +1 (Wales),

 horizontal max
C60- (785.8MHz)109m64QAM 8K 2/3
24.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
Channel icons
73 CBBC HD, 101 BBC One HD Wales, 102 BBC Two HD (England), 103 ITV HD (ITV Central West), 104 Channel 4 HD South ads, 105 BBC Three HD, plus 1 others

Are you trying to watch these 6 Freeview HD channels?

The Storeton (Wirral, England) mast is not one of the extended Freeview HD (COM7 and COM8) transmitters, it does not provide these high definition (HD) channels: Al Jazeera Arabic, Al Jazeera HD, BBC Four HD, BBC News HD, CBeebies HD, Community Channel HD.

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 Storeton transmitter?

BBC North West Tonight 3.1m homes 11.8%
from Salford M50 2QH, 51km east-northeast
to BBC North West region - 92 masts.

ITV Granada Reports 3.1m homes 11.6%
from Salford M50 2EQ, 51km east-northeast
to ITV Granada region - 80 masts.

How will the Storeton (Wirral, England) transmission frequencies change over time?

aerial groupA KKKWWW

orange background for multiplexes names moregreen background for transmission frequencieslilac background for power levels in watts800MHz band: 4G mobile to start in 2013700MHz band: possible 4G in 2019 more600MHz 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 4th November and 2nd December 2009.

  • Ofcom have projected that a local television service for Liverpool including St Helens, Widnes, Wigan, Wirral could use an Interleaved Frequency on the Storeton transmitter using C30

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

Analogue 1-5 2.8kW
PSB1 wa≡, PSB2 wa≡, PSB3 wa≡(-1.5dB) 2kW
SDN, ARQA, ARQB, BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-7dB) 560W
LL(-16.7dB) 60W
Mux 1*, Mux 2*, Mux A*, Mux B*, Mux C*, Mux D*(-17dB) 56W

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Winter Hill transmitter area

May 1956-Jul 1968Granada Television†
May 1956-Jul 1968Associated British Corporation◊
Jul 1968-Feb 2004Granada 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. Storeton 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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Monday 16 September 2013 8:31PM

Maggie: With regards to the Freeview agent's advice, was he / she aware that your were using an indoor "same room" aerial? because with Winter Hill being located at 26 miles away its a bit of a tall order to expect satisfactory (or any) reception using an aerial located in the same room as the TV.

The Welsh programmes referred to are being received from the Moel-Y-Parc transmitter, but to test whether or not anything is being received from Winter Hill try the manual tune signal test procedure as follows.

Remove the aerial and then carry out a normal auto-tune as this will blank out the tuners memory, once completed reconnect the aerial then in the set up menu select "manual tune" and enter Winter Hills BBC mux on Ch50 but do NOT press search or scan, as on most equipment if anything is being received its signal strength and quality will be indicated on the bar, if though you see indications of around 50% or so for both strength and quality then press search or scan and storing the results.

Should that be a success then the next mux channel to enter is the ITV1 on Ch59, likewise storing the results and giving an update on same, as further advice is dependant on feedback received.

Thursday 19 September 2013 6:46PM Wallasey

Maggie: Hi jb38. Thanks for your speedy response. I carried out the above and the signal quality is 30% and the signal strength 88%. What would you advise? Thanks again

Thursday 19 September 2013 9:35PM

Maggie: I suspected that this might be the case, the problem with your same room aerial being that the signal from Winter Hill is being received from the right hand side of your location, i.e: from where Arnside Road joins the main B5143 meaning that the properties directly on your the right are blocking the signal.

This being the case, then about only one thing that you could try is to once again carry out the manual tune signal test exactly as before entering BBC mux on Ch50 then whilst observing the strength / quality and move the aerial around to try and get a position where the quality exceeds the strength, because as it presently stands its the reverse of what is required.

If you do manage to obtain a good position then scan the channel storing the results, once completed then use exactly the same procedure except this time enter Ch59 (ITV1) scanning same and likewise storing the results.

These are really the main channels that will provide you with the regional news services you require, the other muxes not being and are : Ch58 (ITV3) - Ch49 (Pick TV etc) - Ch55 (4 Music etc) and picked up by using the same manual tuning procedure as before, unless that is your TV offers an update channel list facility, but caution! on some sets this facility acts like an auto-tune whereby possibly replacing the BBC and ITV mux you have already stored with the Welsh channels from Moel-Y-Parc transmitter.

If though those measures are not successful then unfortunately you do not really have any option but to have an outside (or loft) aerial installed.

Sunday 1 December 2013 9:07PM

live on the Wirral; storeton transmitter gone off on all itv channels says no signal .went of 8,30
what's going on?PLEASE

Sunday 1 December 2013 9:17PM

TONY: Our Youview box is in for repair and we have no HD.

Granada ITV SD went off air for the last quarter of XFactor. Fortunately in West Wirral can get ITV Wales, so we saw the final sing off and Gary chickening out.

As I write, Granada SD is back on air.

What happened, Granada?

Michael Plevin
Friday 14 March 2014 2:53AM

Will Bay TV on this be broadcast directionally towards Liverpool? I am to the west of Storeton and wouldn't mind picking this up when it starts?

Saturday 15 March 2014 3:29AM

Michael Plevin:

To give you some idea of the coverage of Bay tv from the Storeton transmitter, click on the 'LL' box shown on the map above. You will see that it is quite a limited area directed towards L'pool itself.
Try a manual retune on channel 30 and if you can receive 'BonanzaBonanza' on EPG 64, then you should be able to receive Bay tv when it starts.

You could also look at the page for Winter Hill and click the 'LLH' box on the map; that will show the approx. coverage for Bay tv from that mast.
Again, do a manual retune of channel 56 to see if you can receive anything there. You never know!

Transmitter engineering
Friday 4 April 2014 1:32PM

STORETON transmitter - Freeview: HD Digital TV Off Air from 11:46 today to 11:46 today. [BBC]

Transmitter engineering
Saturday 5 April 2014 1:33AM

STORETON transmitter - Freeview: HD Digital TV Off Air from 11:46 yesterday to 11:46 yesterday. [BBC]

Transmitter engineering
Sunday 6 April 2014 3:37AM

STORETON transmitter - Freeview: HD Digital TV Off Air from 11:46 on 04 Apr to 11:46 on 04 Apr. [BBC]

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