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Full Freeview on the Bromsgrove (Worcestershire, England) transmitter

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sa_gmapsGoogle mapsa_bingBing mapsa_gearthGoogle Earthsa_gps52.355,-2.078 or 52°21'18"N 2°4'40"Wsa_postcodeB61 9JD

This transmitter has no current reported problems

The BBC and Digital UK report there are no faults or engineering work on the Bromsgrove (Worcestershire, England) transmitter. Click to recheck [+] is loading, please wait...

The symbol shows the location of the Bromsgrove (Worcestershire, England) transmitter which serves 30,000 homes.

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Is the transmitter output the same in all directions?

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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 Bromsgrove 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
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C26 (514.0MHz)200m64QAM 8K 2/3
24.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
Channel icons
1 BBC One West 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

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C23 (490.0MHz)200m64QAM 8K 2/3
24.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
Channel icons
3 ITV (Central (West 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),

 vertical max
C30- (545.8MHz)200m256QAM 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 Central West), 104 Channel 4 HD Midlands ads, 105 BBC Three HD, plus 1 others

 vertical max
C41+ (634.2MHz)195m64QAM 8K 3/4
27.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
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

 vertical max
C44 (658.0MHz)198m64QAM 8K 3/4
27.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
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

 vertical max
C47 (682.0MHz)198m64QAM 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

Are you trying to watch these 8 Freeview HD channels?

the effected channels

The Bromsgrove (Worcestershire, 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 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 Bromsgrove transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Midlands Today 2.9m homes 10.9%
from Birmingham B1 1RF, 18km northeast
to BBC West Midlands region - 66 masts.
regional news image
ITV Central News 2.9m homes 10.9%
from Birmingham B1 2JT, 18km northeast
to ITV Central (West) region - 65 masts.
All of lunch, weekend and 80% evening news is shared with Central (East)

How will the Bromsgrove (Worcestershire, England) transmission frequencies change over time?

aerial groupA KA KA KKKK

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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 6th April and 20th April 2011.

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

Analogue 1-4 2.8kW
SDN, ARQA, ARQB, BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-8.5dB) 400W
Mux 1*, Mux D*(-17.5dB) 50W
Mux 2*, Mux A*, Mux B*, Mux C*(-20.5dB) 25W

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Bromsgrove 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. Bromsgrove 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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Walter Ego
Friday 8 March 2013 5:56PM

jb38 many, many thanks for your very detailed reply which is greatly appreciated.

My HD reception seems to have returned to normal now so I'll keep your advice on file for future reference.

I noticed that my YouView box was running quite hot last night so it may be an intermittent fault developing with that. The HD channel signal readings yesterday were c. 48% for strength and c. 54% for quality but now, although the strength is still only about 50% the quality reading has reverted to 100% which is fine enough for my gear to work properly!

My normal aerial is located in the loft with an 8 way powered booster distributing signals to various rooms. This arrangement was often a bit "iffy" before switchover but I've had no signal problems at all since then (until this week). My reserve aerial (without booster) is on the chimney and is aligned to the Sutton signal.

Cheers for now,


Friday 8 March 2013 9:33PM

Walter Ego: Thanks for the update / explanation regarding your aerial arrangements which by the way I found rather interesting, insomuch that I noticed the signal from Sutton.C @ 27mls / 30 degrees is nearly in the same line as Bromsgrove @ 7.5mls / 27 degrees, and although you have mentioned that the quality had increased in level and which is now resulting in satisfactory reception, however I don't really feel that the signal strength reported is really running with a sufficiently high enough level of safety margin above that of the cut off threshold previously referred to, and so this should be kept in mind should any problems arise.

That said, I do accept that this is possibly because that the "You View" box you are using is fitted with a slightly insensitive tuner, older BT vision boxes suffering from this problem.

However, should the HD signal from Bromsgrove take another dive at some point in time (as I suspect that it will) then as well as immediately carrying out a signal test on Bromsgrove's HD channel, as the signal level should still be indicated even although no picture is seen, I would also be interested to know the result if you carried out the "manual" tune test procedure that I previously described (without pressing scan) but on Suttons HD Ch40 "without changing aerials", albeit of course that the polarity of the aerial used for Bromsgrove is incorrect for Sutton.C, the latter radiating on horizontal polarity.

As far as your "You View" box is concerned, if at all possible without causing chaos to your set up I would like to know the model number of box that you are referring to, this being for purposes of checking the technical manual for same to see if any defects have been notified as yet, my curiosity being triggered by what you have mentioned about it being inclined to run on the hot side, something not particularly conducive to the life of electrolytic capacitors, the info requested being basically for my notebook and not for any other purpose.

Anyway you could maybe keep that said in mind for the future.

Walter Ego
Monday 11 March 2013 12:56PM

jb38 thanks.

My YouView box continues to work fine on all channels so I think it was just a blip.

The model is a Huawei/TalkTalk unit with hardware version DN370T.02.03.P

I only caried out a full rescan on the Bromsgrove arial but to no effect.



Wednesday 24 July 2013 8:39AM

Since the recent thunder storms we have been unable to tune into the BBC Freeview channels - this applies to 3 different TV sets the TV aerial is externally mounted - any help would be appreciated. My postcode is Bromsgrove B60

Mr J T Stuart
Sunday 1 December 2013 12:01AM Bromsgrove

Appear to have lost COM5 from the Bromsgrove tx. No signal on any COM5 channels. Anyone else have this problem ie.Dave, Really etc.?

Transmitter engineering
Saturday 7 June 2014 7:37AM

BROMSGROVE transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 06:43 today to 06:52 today. [BBC]

Transmitter engineering
Sunday 8 June 2014 4:32AM

BROMSGROVE transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 06:43 yesterday to 06:52 yesterday. [BBC]

Transmitter engineering
Monday 9 June 2014 4:32AM

BROMSGROVE transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 06:43 on 07 Jun to 06:52 on 07 Jun. [BBC]

Transmitter engineering
Tuesday 17 June 2014 6:09PM

BROMSGROVE transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Weak Signal from 11:00 today. [BBC]

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