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Freeview Light on the High Wycombe (Buckinghamshire, England) transmitter

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sa_gmapsGoogle mapsa_bingBing mapsa_gearthGoogle Earthsa_gps51.640,-0.764 or 51°38'24"N 0°45'52"Wsa_postcodeHP13 5RD

This transmitter has no current reported problems

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

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The symbol shows the location of the High Wycombe (Buckinghamshire, England) transmitter which serves 14,000 homes.

Other mapstxradioHigh Wycombe AM/FMtxregionCrystal Palace TV regiontx1BBC Londontx3London
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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 High Wycombe 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
 vertical max
C59 (778.0MHz)212m64QAM 8K 2/3
24.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
100W
Channel icons
1 BBC One London, 2 BBC Two England, 7 BBC Three, 9 BBC Four, 70 CBBC, 71 CBeebies, 80 BBC News, 81 BBC Parliament, 301 BBC Red Button 1, plus 12 others

PSB2
D3+4
 vertical max
C55 (746.0MHz)212m64QAM 8K 2/3
24.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
100W
Channel icons
3 ITV (London), 4 Channel 4 London ads, 5 Channel 5 London ads, 6 ITV 2, 13 Channel 4+1 London ads, 14 More 4, 15 Film 4, 28 E4, 33 ITV +1 (London),

PSB3
BBCB
 vertical max
C50 (706.0MHz)212m256QAM 32KE 2/3
40.2Mb/s DVB-T2 MPEG4
100W
Channel icons
73 CBBC HD, 101 BBC One HD (England no regional news), 102 BBC Two HD (England), 103 ITV HD (ITV London), 104 Channel 4 HD London ads, 105 BBC Three HD, plus 1 others



Are you trying to watch these 46 Freeview channels?

the effected channels
the effected channels
the effected channels
the effected channels

The High Wycombe (Buckinghamshire, England) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: 4Music, 4seven, 4seven HD, 5*, 5USA, Al Jazeera Arabic, Al Jazeera English, Al Jazeera HD, BBC Four HD, BBC News HD, CBeebies HD, CBS Action, CBS Reality, Challenge, Channel 4+1 HD, Channel 5 +1, Channel 5 +24, CITV, Community Channel, Community Channel HD, Dave, Dave ja vu, Drama, E4+1, Film 4 +1, Food Network, ITV 2 +1, ITV 3, ITV 3 +1, ITV 4, ITV Be, Movie Mix, Movies4Men, pick, Quest, Quest +1, Really, RT English , Sky News, Travel Channel, True Entertainment, truTV, truTV +1, Vintage TV, VIVA, Yesterday.

If you want to watch these channels, your aerial must point to one of the 80 Full service Freeview transmitters. For more information see the will there ever be more services on the Freeview Light transmitters? page.

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

regional news image
BBC London 4.9m homes 18.4%
from London W1A 1AA, 45km east-southeast
to BBC London region - 55 masts.
regional news image
ITV London News 4.9m homes 18.4%
from London WC1X 8XZ, 47km east-southeast
to ITV London region - 55 masts.

How will the High Wycombe (Buckinghamshire, England) transmission frequencies change over time?

years1984-971997-981998-20122012-132013-182013-18
aerial groupC/D EC/D EC/D EC/D EC/D EC/D E
700C50BBCBBBCBBBCB
C55BBC1BBC1BBC1D3+4D3+4D3+4
C59ITVITVITVBBCABBCABBCA
800C62BBC2BBC2BBC2
C65C4C4C4

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 April and 18th April 2012.

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

Analogue 1-4 500W
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-7dB) 100W

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Crystal Palace transmitter area

Sep 1955-Jul 1968Associated-Rediffusion†
Sep 1955-Jul 1968Associated TeleVision◊
Jul 1968-Dec 1992Thames†
Jul 1968-Feb 2004London Weekend Television♦
Jan 1993-Feb 2004Carlton†
Feb 2004-Dec 2014ITV plc†
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. High Wycombe 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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Briantist
Wednesday 18 April 2012 9:17PM

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Qwerty
Thursday 19 April 2012 7:49AM

Thanks Brian

L
loungelizard
Friday 20 April 2012 4:36PM High Wycombe

Thanks for your reply jb38, however I'm not sure how to do the signal test you mentioned. Not really necessary now anyway as today I discovered that my TV will display the frequencies found if I go into the manual tuning option. Having found this I reconnected the aerial and did a rescan to find that now it only finds the three mux you'd expect! I think I'm just going to put it down to a switchover day anomaly. I'm now back to using my set-top aerial pointing to Crystal Palace so that I can get all channels including HD.

G
Gary
Tuesday 1 May 2012 12:20PM

Will High Wycombe get the full Freeview eventualy.

K
KMJ,Derby
Tuesday 1 May 2012 12:41PM

Gary: This is most unlikely, as when the owners of the COM muxes were asked if they wished to extend coverage to any of the relay transmitters they declined on the basis that the extra cost would not be justified for the small number of viewers that would be added to the service. Your best option for receiving the COM muxes is to see if a signal is available from Crystal Palace or Hannington. Satellite reception would give you ITV3, ITV4, Film4, 5*, 5USA, Sky News and loads of shopping channels, but most of the entertainment channels on the COM muxes are Sky subscription channels on satellite.

G
Gary
Thursday 3 May 2012 7:08PM

Gary: It is a shame that they are not relaying all Freeview. It gives it a bad name and everyone says 'Sat or Sky is better' and this proves them right.

We cannot get Crystal Palace from where we are so yes this is better than before DSO but it is disappointing. Thanks for the info. cheers

M
Mark Fletcher
Thursday 3 May 2012 10:42PM Halifax

Gary.No probs,glad to assist you !
Then again you could always consider Freesat which gives you obviously more choice than limited Freeview from minor relays that only broadcast PSB multiplexes,but not COM multiplexes due to high cost levels.

Transmitter engineering
Thursday 22 May 2014 7:32AM

HIGH WYCOMBE transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 02:00 today to 03:06 today. [BBC]




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