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Full Freeview on the Tacolneston (Norfolk, England) transmitter

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Are there any planned engineering works or unexpected transmitter faults on the Tacolneston (Norfolk, England) mast?

TACOLNESTON transmitter - Freeview: HD Digital TV Off Air from 00:28 on 31 Jul to 03:23 on 31 Jul, HD Digital TV Weak Signal from 01:32 on 30 Jul to 00:28 on 31 Jul, HD Digital TV Weak Signal from 01:44 on 29 Jul to 09:20 on 29 Jul, HD Digital TV Reduced Quality from 01:14 on 29 J BBC


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The symbol shows the location of the Tacolneston (Norfolk, England) transmitter which serves 330,000 homes.

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tx3Anglia (East micro region)txdabxxDAB in NorfolktxradioxxAM/FM in Norfolk

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 Tacolneston 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
C55- (745.8MHz)263m64QAM 8K 2/3
24.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
100,000W
Channel icons
1 BBC One East, 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
C59- (777.8MHz)263m64QAM 8K 2/3
24.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
100,000W
Channel icons
3 ITV (Anglia (East micro region)), 4 Channel 4 South ads, 5 Channel 5 Part Network ads, 6 ITV 2, 13 Channel 4+1 South ads, 14 More 4, 15 Film 4, 28 E4, 33 ITV +1 (Anglia east),

PSB3
BBCB
 horizontal max
C50 (706.0MHz)263m256QAM 32KE 2/3
40.2Mb/s DVB-T2 MPEG4
100,000W
Channel icons
73 CBBC HD, 101 BBC One HD (England no regional news), 102 BBC Two HD (England), 103 ITV HD (ITV Meridian Southampton), 104 Channel 4 HD South ads, 105 BBC Three HD, plus 1 others

COM4
SDN
 horizontal max
C42 (642.0MHz)263m64QAM 8K 3/4
27.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
100,000W
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 max
C45 (666.0MHz)246m64QAM 8K 3/4
27.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
100,000W
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 max
C39+ (618.2MHz)246m64QAM 8K 3/4
27.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
100,000W
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

LNR
 horizontal -10dB
C57 (762.0MHz)263mQSPK 8K 3/4
8.0Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
10,000W
Channel icons
8 Mustard, 67 Chart Show TV, 75 Pop, plus 1 others

com7
 horizontal -10dB
C31 (554.0MHz)263m256QAM 32KE 2/3
40.2Mb/s DVB-T2 MPEG4
10,000W
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 -10dB
C37 (602.0MHz)263m256QAM 32KE 2/3
40.2Mb/s DVB-T2 MPEG4
10,000W
Channel icons
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Which BBC and ITV regional news can I watch from the Tacolneston transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Look East (East) 0.8m homes 3.2%
from Norwich NR2 1BH, 16km northeast
to BBC East region - 27 masts.
70% of BBC East (East) and BBC East (West) is shared output
regional news image
ITV Anglia News 0.8m homes 3.2%
from NORWICH NR1 3JG, 16km northeast
to ITV Anglia (East) region - 26 masts.
All of lunch, weekend and 80% evening news is shared with Anglia (West)

Are there any self-help relays?

Gt YarmouthTransposer1 km S town centre30 homes
Lowestoft (2)TransposerRotterdam Rd125 homes

How will the Tacolneston (Norfolk, England) transmission frequencies change over time?

years1950s~851984-971997-981998-20112011-131/5/13-2013-182019-
aerial groupVHFC/D EC/D EC/D EEEWK
C3BBCtv
C22SDN
C25ArqA
C28ArqB
600C31com7
C37com8
C39 ArqBArqB
C40BBCB
C42SDNSDNSDN
C43D3+4
C45ArqAArqAArqA
C46BBCA
700C50 BBCBBBCB
C52C5C5
C53+A
C55BBC2BBC2BBC2-BBCA-BBCA-BBCA
C57LNR
C59ITVITVITV-D3+4-D3+4-D3+4
C602
800C62BBC1BBC1BBC1BBCB
C631
C64D
C65C4C4C4
C66-B
C68C

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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 9th November and 23rd November 2011.

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

Analogue 1-4 250kW
SDN, ARQA, ARQB, BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-4dB) 100kW
Mux 1*, Mux 2*, com7, com8, LNR(-14dB) 10kW
Mux A*, Mux B*, Mux C*, Mux D*(-17dB) 5kW
Analogue 5(-18dB) 4kW

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Tacolneston transmitter area

Oct 1959-Feb 2004Anglia 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. Tacolneston 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
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TACOLNESTON transmitter - Freeview: HD Digital TV Off Air from 00:28 on 31 Jul to 03:23 on 31 Jul, HD Digital TV Weak Signal from 01:32 on 30 Jul to 00:28 on 31 Jul, HD Digital TV Weak Signal from 01:44 on 29 Jul to 09:20 on 29 Jul, HD Digital TV Reduced Quality from 01:14 on 29 J [BBC]

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