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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. Click to recheck [+] 

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

Other mapstxdabWaltham DABtxradioWaltham AM/FMtxregionWaltham TV regiontx1BBC East Midlands
tx3Central (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?

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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.

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, 70 CBBC Channel, 71 CBeebies, 80 BBC News, 81 BBC Parliament, 301 BBC Red Button 1, plus 12 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
73 CBBC HD, 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, 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 4 +1, 27 ITV 2 +1, 30 5*, 31 5USA, 34 ITV 3 +1, 37 Quest, 39 The Zone, 44 Channel 5 +1, 55 Channel 5 +24, 61 True Entertainment, 66 CBS Reality, 72 CITV, plus 19 others

COM5
ArqA
 horizontal -3dB
C56 (754.0MHz)449m64QAM 8K 3/4
27.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
25,000W
Channel icons
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, 82 Sky News, 302 BBC Red Button 2, plus 10 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), 83 Al Jazeera English, 85 RT English , plus 20 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, 75 Pop, plus 1 others

com7
 horizontal -15.5dB
C31 (554.0MHz)442m256QAM 32KE 2/3
40.2Mb/s DVB-T2 MPEG4
1,400W
Channel icons
74 CBeebies HD, 84 Al Jazeera Arabic, 106 BBC Four HD, 107 BBC News HD, 108 Al Jazeera HD, 109 Community Channel HD, 110 Channel 4+1 HD, 111 4seven HD, 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?

regional news image
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

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 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
Mux 1*(-14dB) 10kW
Mux 2*, Mux A*, Mux B*(-14.9dB) 8kW
Mux C*, Mux D*, LNG(-17dB) 5kW
com7, 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
Friday 2 September 2011 4:33AM

WALTHAM transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 00:52 on 31 Aug to 05:52 on 31 Aug [BBC]

J
jb38
Friday 2 September 2011 7:18AM

Ivan Dilks According to the specifications I have seen that model does not have a DVB-T2 tuner and as such is only an HD ready set, in other words can display HD via an external HD box.

kB Aerials Sheffield
Friday 2 September 2011 7:32AM

Chris onion

try attenuating the signal while the bt box tunes in an attenuator can be purchased from any aerial installers shop or Maplin electronics

Problem with doing this though is that you could attenuate sutton coldfield too much that it wont pick the correct transmitter up and its a fruitless experience

I can understand your frustration as you can't (in my experience of bt vision) manually tune the boxes you have to let it do a full channel scan - SO BLOODY FRUSTRATING - i had a similar problem where a customers was picking up Billsdale as well as emley moor and it refused to rule out billsdale as a weaker transmitter - the aerial in this situation was pointing at emley moor but Billsdale was on virtually the same angle - at least by sounds of it you have 90 degrees of separation

I tried attenuating the signal there but by the time I had put a big enough attenuator to rule out Billlsdale it destroyed emley moors signal too - so unfortunately that process failed

I solved this customers problem by taking the box home tuning it in on my aerial then taking it back

do you have a friend or relative that receives sutton coldfield with no interference from Waltham

nip over - tune it in then bring it back home

this may solve your problem - its a long shot but sounds like your willing to try anything

Keith

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Dominic Payer
Friday 2 September 2011 7:38AM

Ivan Dilks

Channel 58 from Waltham will remain on low power until 12th October.Channel 58 is not an HD channel.

HD transmissions are on channel 61. Look for station numbers 50-54.

kB Aerials Sheffield
Friday 2 September 2011 7:39AM

Ivan Dilks and JB38

if you google the model number 46xf355d it comes up with a TOSHIBA tv that IS full HD

The confusion is that you state its an Hitachi so part of your info seems to be incorrect

So im confused with that

ANY how - Ivan - read my post I have put on several times about too strong a signal (click to the right where it says how many posts ive added - )

Regards

Keith KB Aerials Sheffield 07946481125

Briantist
Friday 2 September 2011 7:42AM

Annabel Cowley: You didn't provide a postcode, but the advise is the same as for everyone else here - the signal is too strong and you need to remove any amplifiers or boosters you have in your system.

J
jb38
Friday 2 September 2011 8:08AM

Dominic Payer: I suspect that you are mixing up EPG numbers with actual multiplex transmitter ones, as there is only one MUX (not an EPG number) channel on low power on Waltham and thats Mux Ch29 (ITV3/QVC etc) MUX Ch58 is the HD channel as I receive it on one of my sets.

J
jb38
Friday 2 September 2011 8:15AM

kB Aerials Sheffield: Yes I noticed that Ivan had referred to that number as being a Hitachi device, but according to my info there isnt one, so what I mentioned regarding the tuner (not DVB-T2) was referring to Toshiba.

J
Judith
Friday 2 September 2011 10:04AM Melton Mowbray

A slight problem with ITV1. I'm receiving this channel from Waltham (manually tuned). During daytime hours I get a very good picture. In the evening when switching to ITV1 it takes several minutes for the signal to come through. Will ITV1 improve as days go by?

D
Darren SR
Friday 2 September 2011 11:33AM Lincoln

I'm trying to retune 3 separate TVs to the Waltham digital signal and two have retuned perfectly - no problems at all.

For some reason, the third has retuned OK, except for BBC1 and BBC2, which are just unwatchable. All 3 TVs are fed from the same aerial (with a 3 way splitter/booster) so I'm a bit puzzled as to why 2 TVs are OK and the third isn't picking up the Beeb channels, despite my trying an "install from new" on the third telly.

I see there was some transmitter work going on Waltham, but the alert seems to say it was finsihed on 31st August and it's 2nd Sept today...

Post code LN5 9BX.

Any ideas??
Many thanks!




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