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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 Tacolneston (Norfolk, England) transmitter. Click to recheck [+] 

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

Other mapstxdabTacolneston DABtxradioTacolneston AM/FMtxregionTacolneston TV regiontx1BBC East
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?

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
 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

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 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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MikeB
Thursday 12 June 2014 7:29PM Norwich

Dave Lindsay: Your absolutely right, but it is strange that there should be no signal at all. Frankly, the whole of the Talcneston area is a bit odd in reception terms, so perhaps not so strange after all!

MikeP
Thursday 12 June 2014 8:32PM

MikeB

As you know, DTV is particularly sensitive to signal strnegth variations. And the design of equipment has limitations. When a TV/box is getting a weak signal that is below the threshhold for decoding it will show a 'No Signal' message - even when there is a signal but it is too weak to decode. A similar situation occurs with too strong a signal as the tuner is 'swamped' and hence the data cannot be decoded, so again a 'No Signal' message - even though there is actually too much! The latter seems to be a particular problem with the HD transmissions, they appear to be particularly susceptible to signal strength variations as shown by questions elsewhere on this website.

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jb38
Thursday 12 June 2014 9:27PM

stuart: Apart from anything that has already been said, have you as yet verified if anyone else in your immediate locality is also experiencing a total loss of Freeview reception?

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Mike Edwards
Wednesday 18 June 2014 6:59AM Norwich

Hi there,

I'm based in Taverham, Norfolk and have been experiencing issues with total loss of TV signal last week (Friday, Saturday 13th/14th June). The signal returned to normal on Sunday (15th) and has been fine since the weekend until last night (17th) and this morning (18th) it has totally gone again.

I have a roof aerial and although the signal we get here is on the weak side, we've never had trouble like this before. We've certainly not lost the main channels (BBC, ITV, C4) before.

I can't see that the issue is local as nothing in my setup has changed, roof aerial looks fine and all connections are in place.

At the weekend there were reports of weak signal on the Tacolneston transmitter, so I assumed that was related. However there are no such reports this week and I'm struggling to understand why I've got total loss of signal again. Can someone put my mind at rest and confirm that they are experiencing similar issues? Most of my neighbours have satellite dishes so it's difficult to find people using terrestrial these days!

Many thanks,

Mike

M
Mike Edwards
Thursday 19 June 2014 5:51AM Norwich

Our TV reception came back strong last night at about 9pm. Still working this morning. No mentions of problems elsewhere online. It's just weird!

Oh well, hopefully it'll stay ok for the football tonight!

D
david
Sunday 6 July 2014 5:34PM

Anyone else having problems on Taccy ........ all the channels on COM 4 & COM 5 are erroring & pixellating and the TV signal meter shows a slightly lower signal strength (7/10 to 8/10 rather than our normal 8/10 to 9/10 on these).
All the other channels are OK with zero reported errors and a sig strength of 9/10 to 10/10 which is normal.....all the HD channels are perfectly OK

D
david
Monday 7 July 2014 9:50PM

david: is there anybody there........

R
RichardB
Sunday 13 July 2014 11:15PM

Here's a very strange one!

Tonight, BBC One HD has no sound on the digital output, internal speaker is OK.

All other channels are OK.

The same feed (World Cup) on ITV HD is fine (not that we watched the boring WC!).

On switching to BBC One HD there's an audible click from the hi-fi amp which I suspect is being generated by the DAC we are using as it's getting a non standard signal.

TV & DAC are new.

Anyone else having a similar problem?

R
RichardB
Tuesday 15 July 2014 10:12PM

See my post above.

Tonight, BBC Four HD and Channel 4 HD have no digital audio; all else is as above.

What on earth is going on?

R
RichardB
Tuesday 15 July 2014 10:14PM

Re above, just to clarify - BBC 1 HD audio is fine tonight!

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