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Freeview Light on the Aldeburgh (Suffolk, England) transmitter

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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 Aldeburgh (Suffolk, England) transmitter. Click to recheck [+] 

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The symbol shows the location of the Aldeburgh (Suffolk, England) transmitter which serves 9,500 homes.

Other mapstxradioAldeburgh AM/FMtxregionTacolneston TV regiontx1BBC Easttx3Anglia (East micro region)
txdabxxDAB in SuffolktxradioxxAM/FM in Suffolk

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 Aldeburgh 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
C28 (530.0MHz)87m64QAM 8K 2/3
24.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
10,000W
Channel icons
1 BBC One East, 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
C23 (490.0MHz)87m64QAM 8K 2/3
24.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
10,000W
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
 vertical max
C25 (506.0MHz)87m256QAM 32KE 2/3
40.2Mb/s DVB-T2 MPEG4
10,000W
Channel icons
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, 123 CBBC HD, plus 1 others



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The Aldeburgh (Suffolk, 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 4 +1, 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 Aldeburgh transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Look East (East) 0.8m homes 3.2%
from Norwich NR2 1BH, 53km north-northwest
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, 53km north-northwest
to ITV Anglia (East) region - 26 masts.
All of lunch, weekend and 80% evening news is shared with Anglia (West)

How will the Aldeburgh (Suffolk, England) transmission frequencies change over time?

years1950s~851984-971997-981998-20112011-132013-182013-18
aerial groupVHFA KA KA KA KA KA K
C5BBCtv
C23ITVITVITVD3+4D3+4D3+4
C25BBCBBBCBBBCB
C26BBC2BBC2BBC2
C28BBCABBCABBCA
C30C4C4C4
600C33BBC1BBC1BBC1

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, BBCA, D3+4, BBCB 10kW

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. Aldeburgh 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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