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The symbol shows the location of the Crystal Palace (Greater London, England) transmitter which serves 4,490,000 homes. 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.

Are there any planned engineering works or unexpected transmitter faults on the Crystal Palace (Greater London, England) mast?

CRYSTAL PALACE transmitter - DAB: Slightly reduced power due to a fault from 2 Dec 12:01 until 2 Dec 19:05. . FM: Slightly reduced power due to a fault from 2 Dec 12:01 until 2 Dec 19:05. . BBC


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Which Freeview channels does the Crystal Palace 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.

MuxH/VFrequencyHeightModeWatts
PSB1
BBCA
 H max
C23 (490.0MHz)324mDTG-3200,000W
Channel icons
1 BBC One (SD) London, 2 BBC Two England, 9 BBC Four, 23 BBC Three, 201 CBBC, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, 250 BBC Red Button, plus 15 others

PSB2
D3+4
 H max
C26 (514.0MHz)324mDTG-3200,000W
Channel icons
3 ITV (SD) (London), 4 Channel 4 (SD) London ads, 5 Channel 5, 6 ITV 2, 10 ITV3, 13 E4, 14 Film4, 15 Channel 4 +1 London ads, 18 More4, 25 ITV4, 30 E4 +1, 35 ITV +1 (London),

PSB3
BBCB
 H max
C48- (689.8MHz)324mDTG-6200,000W
Channel icons
73 Shopping Quarter , 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 Channel 5 HD, 204 CBBC HD, plus 1 others

COM4
SDN
 H max
C25 (506.0MHz)314mDTG-8200,000W
Channel icons
 CCXTV, 12 Quest, 20 Drama, 21 5USA, 29 ITV2 +1, 32 5STAR, 33 5Action, 42 GREAT! movies action, 45 Channel 5 +1, 56 5SELECT, 58 ITVBe +1, 59 ITV3 +1, 60 ITV4 +1, 64 Blaze, 67 CBS Reality, 68 Horror Channel, 74 Drama +1, 78 TCC, 81 Blaze +1, 203 CITV, 211 Ketchup TV, 212 YAAAS!, plus 16 others

COM5
ArqA
 H max
C22 (482.0MHz)321mDTG-8200,000W
Channel icons
11 Sky Arts, 17 Really, 19 Dave, 31 4Music, 36 pick, 40 Quest Red, 43 Food Network, 46 Film4 +1, 47 Challenge, 48 4seven, 57 Smithsonian Channel, 70 Quest +1, 75 Yesterday +1, 83 Together TV, 233 Sky News, plus 9 others

COM6
ArqB
 H max
C28- (529.8MHz)321mDTG-8200,000W
Channel icons
25 Dave ja vu, 27 Yesterday, 34 GREAT! movies, 39 DMAX, 41 CBS Justice, 44 HGTV, 68 CBS Drama, 82 Talking Pictures TV, 84 PBS America, 234 RT, 235 Aljazeera English, plus 17 others

LW
 H -10dB
C29 (538.0MHz)324mDTG-1220,000W
Channel icons
from 31st March 2014: 8 LONDON LIVE,

com7
 H -6.7dB
C55 (746.0MHz)324mDTG-643,100W
Channel icons
 Together TV +1,  Merit,  Court TV, 65 FreeSports, 71 Quest Red +1, 76 Now 70s, 86 More4 +1, 87 PBS America +1, 91 That's TV , 96 Forces TV, 106 BBC Four HD, 107 BBC News HD, 113 RT HD, 114 Quest HD, 205 CBeebies HD, plus 2 others

DTG-3 64QAM 8K 2/3 24.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
DTG-6 256QAM 32KE 2/3 40.2Mb/s DVB-T2 MPEG4
DTG-8 64QAM 8K 3/4 27.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
DTG-12 QSPK 8K 3/4 8.0Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)

Which BBC and ITV regional news can I watch from the Crystal Palace transmitter?

regional news image
BBC London 4.9m homes 18.4%
from London W1A 1AA, 11km north-northwest (334°)
to BBC London region - 55 masts.
regional news image
ITV London News 4.9m homes 18.4%
from London WC1X 8XZ, 11km north-northwest (345°)
to ITV London region - 55 masts.

Are there any self-help relays?

Charlton AthleticTransposerRedeveloped north stand Charlton Athletic Football Club130 homes
DeptfordTransposersouth-east London100 homes
GreenfordTransposer12 km N Heathrow Airport203 homes
HendonTransposerGraham Park estate50 homes
White CityTransposer9 km W central London80 homes

How will the Crystal Palace (Greater London, England) transmission frequencies change over time?

1950s-80s1984-971997-981998-20122012-1321 Mar 2018
VHFA K TA K TA K TA K TW T
C1BBCtvwaves
C22ArqAArqA
C23ITVwavesITVwavesITVwavesBBCABBCA
C25SDNSDN
C26BBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1wavesD3+4D3+4
C28-ArqBArqB
C29LW
C30C4wavesC4wavesC4waves-BBCB
C33BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2wavescom7
C35com8
C48BBCB
C55tv_offcom7tv_off
C56tv_offCOM8tv_off

tv_off Being removed from Freeview (for 5G use) after November 2020 - more
Table shows multiplexes names see this article;
green background for transmission frequencies
Notes: + and - denote 166kHz offset; aerial group are shown as A B C/D E K W T
waves denotes analogue; digital switchover was 4 Apr 12 and 18 Apr 12.

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

Analogue 1-4 1000kW
SDN, ARQA, ARQB, BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-7dB) 200kW
com7(-13.7dB) 43.1kW
com8(-14dB) 39.8kW
Mux 1*, Mux 2*, Mux A*, Mux B*, Mux C*, Mux D*, LW(-17dB) 20kW

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. Crystal Palace 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.

Comments
Monday, 2 April 2012
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Dawid
4:22 PM

Hi,

got SAMSUNG PS64D8000FUXXU two weeks ago. since then I've fot some similar issues as you guys with certain freeview channels. I was unable to receive itv and all hd channels. I have a 50'' Lg tv and everything is fine in this model. Samsung engineer told be that my new build-in tuner is more sensitive for any signal disruptions than previous lg.
Now solution! I've noticed that signal is getting better when I'm actually moving a cable connected to my outdoor antena (roof antena facing CP, 100% signal on LG tv). for some unknown reasons now I'm able to receive ALL channels without any disruptions when my cable is touching tv back cover! (signal boost?) Good old brown tape solved the problem :). Not ideal I know but at least it's working now. Error-bit is still high (around 1600) but with 35% signal level (on HD) everything is fine now.
Try it. It might help you as well.

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Tuesday, 3 April 2012
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Paul
12:00 AM

To andy lewis,or anybody suffering intermittant pixelletion
you could be experiencing,1,Ethernet Mains adaptor interference, those awful things that use All your house wiring, to transmit ethernet signals,out through the roof!!!, They can be very "Bursty" 2,an arcing Heating, Room thermostat, 3,a noisy CFL Lamp, 4 A newly installed Flourescent Street lamp,(yes they are very noisy) a sniffer can be an old VHF Airband or Am/fm portable radio set off tune !!! Paul Surrey

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Dave
sentiment_satisfiedSilver

10:42 PM
Brighton

Is BBC 2 on low power now until switch off just after midnight ? I get the other 3 channels here in Brighton but not Ch 33

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Tim
sentiment_satisfiedBronze

11:24 PM
Radlett

Dave, I think it must on reduced power as I live near St Albans about 22 miles from CP and its quite a grainy picture which is not normal for here.

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Tim's 32 posts GB
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Will
sentiment_satisfiedBronze

11:31 PM

Dave/Tim: There is no reduction in power prior to switch-off. The analogue channels broadcast normally as they always have done right up to the point at which they are suddenly switched off. It's basically a flick of a switch.

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Will's 39 posts GB
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Tim
sentiment_satisfiedBronze

11:56 PM
Radlett

Will, have just tried another aerial and you are correct all crystal clear.

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Tim's 32 posts GB
Wednesday, 4 April 2012
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Andy Lewis
1:01 AM
Borehamwood

To paul. The house is new build - 7 yrs old, doubt it could be the wiring. My wireless router is not located near any TVs. My aerial is situated in loft only 4 months old and has booster attached to it .

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Andy Lewis
1:07 AM
Borehamwood

I've lost half my channels on the retune (my TV stopped picking up any signal at midnight of 4th April ). What load of pants

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Mike Dimmick
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

1:10 AM

Andy Lewis: So far, analogue channels 1-4 have been switched off, but all digital multiplexes are still on. I'm expecting them to go in the next 15-25 minutes. Don't retune until after 6am as the services may come and go between now and then.

BBC Two analogue will never be coming back. ITV1 analogue will appear on BBC Two's old frequency, so if you don't retune your analogue TV, select 2 to watch ITV1, rather than 3. But you should get used to watching through your digital tuner now, as the rest of the analogues go for good in two weeks' time.

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Mike Dimmick
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

1:35 AM

Andy Lewis: Mux 1 (BBC digital channels) now gone. BBC One and Channel 4 analogue are back on, as is ITV1 on C33. They may still come and go until 6am.

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