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Full Freeview on the Guildford (Surrey, England) transmitter

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sa_gmapsGoogle mapsa_bingBing mapsa_gearthGoogle Earthsa_gps51.228,-0.605 or 51°13'42"N 0°36'18"Wsa_postcodeGU2 7RW

This transmitter has no current reported problems

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

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The symbol shows the location of the Guildford (Surrey, England) transmitter which serves 48,000 homes.

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Is the transmitter output the same in all directions?

Radiation patterns withheld

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 Guildford 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
C43 (650.0MHz)192m64QAM 8K 2/3
24.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
2,000W
Channel icons
1 BBC One London, 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
 vertical max
C46 (674.0MHz)192m64QAM 8K 2/3
24.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
2,000W
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
C40 (626.0MHz)192m256QAM 32KE 2/3
40.2Mb/s DVB-T2 MPEG4
2,000W
Channel icons
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, 123 CBBC HD, plus 1 others

COM4
SDN
 vertical max
C48 (690.0MHz)192m64QAM 8K 3/4
27.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
2,000W
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
 vertical max
C52 (722.0MHz)191m64QAM 8K 3/4
27.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
2,000W
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, 132 Sky News, 242 Vintage TV, plus 11 others

COM6
ArqB
 vertical max
C49 (698.0MHz)191m64QAM 8K 3/4
27.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
2,000W
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), 90 CBS Action, 133 Al Jazeera English, 135 RT English , plus 21 others



Are you trying to watch these 8 Freeview HD channels?

the effected channels

The Guildford (Surrey, 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 Guildford transmitter?

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

How will the Guildford (Surrey, England) transmission frequencies change over time?

years1984-971997-981998-20122012-132013-182013-18
aerial groupB EB EEB EB EB E
C40BBC1BBC1BBC1BBCBBBCBBBCB
C41+A
C43ITVITVITVBBCABBCABBCA
C44+2
C46BBC2BBC2BBC2D3+4D3+4D3+4
C47+C
C48SDNSDNSDN
700C49-1ArqBArqBArqB
C50C4C4C4
C51+B_local_local_local
C52ArqAArqAArqA
C54D

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 10kW
SDN, ARQA, ARQB, BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-7dB) 2kW
Mux 2*, Mux A*, Mux B*(-17dB) 200W
Mux 1*, Mux C*, Mux D*(-20dB) 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. Guildford 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
Thursday 18 September 2014 10:33PM

GUILDFORD transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 20:12 today to 20:46 today. FM: Radio 4 FM Reduced Quality from 14:50 yesterday to 15:05 yesterday. [BBC]

Transmitter engineering
Friday 19 September 2014 4:33AM

GUILDFORD transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 20:12 yesterday to 20:46 yesterday. FM: Radio 4 FM Reduced Quality from 14:50 on 17 Sep to 15:05 on 17 Sep. [BBC]

Transmitter engineering
Saturday 20 September 2014 4:34AM

GUILDFORD transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 20:12 on 18 Sep to 20:46 on 18 Sep. FM: Radio 4 FM Reduced Quality from 14:50 on 17 Sep to 15:05 on 17 Sep. [BBC]

Transmitter engineering
Monday 22 September 2014 4:34AM

GUILDFORD transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 20:12 on 18 Sep to 20:46 on 18 Sep. [BBC]

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