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The symbol shows the location of the Felixstowe (Suffolk, England) transmitter which serves 4,800 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.

This transmitter has no current reported problems

The BBC and Digital UK report there are no faults or engineering work on the Felixstowe (Suffolk, England) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Felixstowe 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.

MuxH/VFrequencyHeightModeWatts
PSB1
BBCA
 V max
C33+ (570.2MHz)52mDTG-3200W
Channel icons
1 BBC One (SD) East, 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
 V max
C35 (586.0MHz)52mDTG-3200W
Channel icons
3 ITV 1 (SD) (Anglia (East micro region)), 4 Channel 4 (SD) South ads, 5 Channel 5, 6 ITV 2, 10 ITV3, 13 E4, 14 Film4, 15 Channel 4 +1 South ads, 18 More4, 26 ITV4, 30 E4 +1, 35 ITV1 +1 (Anglia east),

PSB3
BBCB
 V max
C42 (642.0MHz)52mDTG-6200W
Channel icons
56 5SELECT, 101 BBC One HD (England no regional news), 102 BBC Two HD (England), 103 ITV 1 HD (ITV Meridian Southampton), 104 Channel 4 HD South ads, 105 Channel 5 HD, 106 BBC Four HD, 109 BBC Three HD, 204 CBBC HD, 205 CBeebies HD, plus 1 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
H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)

Are you trying to watch these 43 Freeview channels?

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The Felixstowe (Suffolk, England) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: 4seven, 5Action, 5STAR, 5USA, Aljazeera English, Blaze, Blaze +1, CBS Reality, Challenge, Channel 5 +1, CITV, YAAAS!, Dave, Dave ja vu, DMAX, Drama +1, E4 Extra, Film4 +1, Food Network, GB News, GREAT! movies, GREAT! movies action, HGTV, HobbyMaker, ITV2 +1, ITV3 +1, ITV4 +1, ITVBe +1, Legend, PBS America, pick, POP MAX, Quest +1, Quest Red, Really, Sky News, Smithsonian Channel, Talking Pictures TV, TCC, That's TV (UK), Together TV, W, Yesterday +1.

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 Felixstowe transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Look East (East) 0.8m homes 3.2%
from Norwich NR2 1BH, 74km north (355°)
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, 74km north (355°)
to ITV Anglia (East) region - 26 masts.
All of lunch, weekend and 80% evening news is shared with Anglia (West)

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

1984-971997-981998-20112011-131 Aug 2018
WWWB E TK T
C31BBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1waves
C33BBCA
C35D3+4
C42BBCB
C45+BBCA
C51tv_offD3+4
C53tv_offBBCB
C60tv_offITVwavesITVwavesITVwaves
C63BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2waves
C67C4wavesC4wavesC4waves

tv_off Being removed from Freeview (for 5G use) after November 2020 / June 2022 - 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 6 Jul 11 and 20 Jul 11.

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

BBCA, D3+4, BBCB 200W
Analogue 1-4(-16dB) 5W

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Sudbury 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. Felixstowe 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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Wednesday, 24 August 2011
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Nick
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8:41 PM

Nick: Martin, so glad you came across my comment. Second class we are and those who forced us to spend need taking to task. What shall we do about it?

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Mike Dimmick
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10:24 PM

Briantist: Can you recall if this 4,800 homes figure was gross coverage - all homes that could possibly use this transmitter - or non-overlap coverage, homes that cannot use any other transmitter? I thought it was gross coverage.

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Thursday, 25 August 2011
Briantist
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7:10 AM

Mike Dimmick: Good question. If I add them all together I get 26,352,267 - which is very close to the BARB "UK total TV homes" of 26.36 Monthly Universe Summary .

This would suggest the figures are therefore non-overlap.

The figures I have for the "PSB gross" from Ofcom are larger than these figures that are the ones I use on these pages - this
is homes - PSB gross homes - percentage

Crystal Palace - 4490000 - 5173000 - 86.7%
Winter Hill - 2690000 - 3065000 - 87.7%
Sutton Coldfield - 1870000 - 3043000 - 61.4%
Emley Moor - 1550000 - 2398000 - 64.6%
Belmont - 710000 - 2298000 - 30.8%
Bilsdale - 570000 - 1707000 - 33.3%
Sandy Heath - 920000 - 1614000 - 57.0%
Waltham - 770000 - 1589000 - 48.4%
Black Hill - 940000 - 1345000 - 69.8%
Mendip - 720000 - 1323000 - 54.4%
The Wrekin - 280000 - 1062000 - 26.3%
Pontop Pike - 700000 - 1024000 - 68.3%
Rowridge - 620000 - 945000 - 65.6%
Wenvoe - 360000 - 822000 - 43.7%
Sudbury - 440000 - 762000 - 57.7%
Moel-Y-Parc - 95000 - 749000 - 12.6%
Hannington - 470000 - 655000 - 71.7%
Craigkelly - 430000 - 645000 - 66.6%
Bluebell Hill - 200000 - 616000 - 32.4%
Oxford - 410000 - 592000 - 69.2%
Divis - 440000 - 516000 - 85.2%
Darvel - 150000 - 511000 - 29.3%
Lark Stoke - 38000 - 444000 - 8.5%
Ridge Hill - 270000 - 417000 - 64.7%
Tacolneston - 330000 - 415000 - 79.5%
Fenham - 34000 - 410000 - 8.2%
Angus - 130000 - 408000 - 31.8%
Stockland Hill - 120000 - 376000 - 31.9%
Dover - 190000 - 361000 - 52.6%
Bromsgrove - 30000 - 351000 - 8.5%
Sheffield - 120000 - 335000 - 35.8%
Chatton - 29000 - 315000 - 9.2%
Durris - 180000 - 297000 - 60.6%
Reigate - 70000 - 285000 - 24.5%
Caradon Hill - 180000 - 254000 - 70.8%
Rosneath - 41000 - 237000 - 17.2%
Nottingham - 74000 - 232000 - 31.8%
Storeton - 45000 - 218000 - 20.6%
Hemel Hempstead - 74000 - 201000 - 36.8%
Heathfield - 170000 - 184000 - 92.3%
Idle - 21000 - 170000 - 12.3%
Kilvey Hill - 120000 - 168000 - 71.4%
Fenton - 130000 - 162000 - 80.2%
Guildford - 48000 - 159000 - 30.1%
Carmel - 72000 - 154000 - 46.7%
Redruth - 97000 - 152000 - 63.8%
Tunbridge Wells - 53000 - 149000 - 35.5%
Lancaster - 52000 - 149000 - 34.8%
Caldbeck - 120000 - 145000 - 82.7%
Midhurst - 94000 - 143000 - 65.7%
Brighton (Whitehawk Hill) - 96000 - 135000 - 71.1%
Preseli - 57000 - 129000 - 44.1%
Brierley Hill - 83000 - 128000 - 64.8%
Beacon Hill - 84000 - 127000 - 66.1%
Pendle Forest - 45000 - 120000 - 37%
Pontypool - 19000 - 108000 - 17%
Malvern - 58000 - 105000 - 55%
Bristol Kings Weston - 18000 - 97000 - 18%
Keighley - 34000 - 94000 - 36%
Saddleworth - 11000 - 88000 - 12%
Llanddona - 44000 - 85000 - 51%
Plympton - 35000 - 77000 - 45%
Limavady - 45000 - 74000 - 60%
Rosemarkie - 63000 - 69000 - 91%
Huntshaw Cross - 37000 - 67000 - 55%
Rumster Forest - 21000 - 67000 - 31%
Chesterfield - 25000 - 61000 - 40%
Bristol Ilchester Crescent - 25000 - 57000 - 43%
Knockmore - 31000 - 56000 - 55%
Brougher Mountain - 36000 - 47000 - 76%
Olivers Mount - 30000 - 39000 - 76%
Selkirk - 24000 - 36000 - 66%
Salisbury - 31000 - 34000 - 91%
Hastings - 18000 - 29000 - 62%v%
Aberdare - 18000 - 24000 - 75%
Keelylang Hill - 9400 - 14000 - 67%
BlaenPlwyf - 17000 - 13000 - 130%
Eitshal - 9900 - 11000 - 90%
Torosay - 2800 - 8000 - 35%
Bressay - 5300 - 5000 - 106%


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8:12 AM

Nick: There is nothing you can do. It's like you have a Tesco Express near your house, you have no right to demand that Tesco convert it to a Tesco Extra superstore. Tesco can provide you with the goods they choose, and you can choose to shop there.

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Friday, 26 August 2011
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Nick
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8:49 AM

Thanks Brian, but at least we can jump in the car, if we can afford the petrol, and go to the main store. With this set up, we have no choice. They won't spend out and give us the number of transmitters needed, nor put all the freeview channels on freesat. The regulator, if such exists, is taking its wages and sitting back and doing nothing.

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Mike Dimmick
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12:49 PM

Nick: The regulator was deliberately set up as a soft touch - excuse me, 'light touch' - regulator by the previous government, along the general principle that governments have followed since 1980, that generally the market should rule and the regulator should rubber-stamp whatever the market decides.

Ofcom is *designed* to be useless.

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Briantist
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1:46 PM

Nick: Ofcom is only required to implement the law as it stands - which is the Broadcasting Act 1996 - Broadcasting Act 1996 - there is no requirement in the law for full coverage.

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Saturday, 27 August 2011
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Nick
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10:09 AM

Thanks Brian and Mike, but if we can't get proper freeview, they SHOULD be required to put it all on freesat. That's my opinion anyway.

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3:20 PM

Nick: Parliament never made such a provision when enacting the regulations, so whilst it is your opinion, it isn't the law. It may also be unlawful as a "restraint of trade".

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Mike Dimmick
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3:28 PM

Nick: Again, that's a commercial decision for the broadcasters to take. They're limited by the capacity of the Astra 2D satellite, which - for at least a few more months - is the only one which has a footprint covering only the British Isles. The channels that are on Europe-wide transponders have to encrypt, or they would have to pay much more for content rights.

The BBC are reshuffling their services onto fewer transponders, but this is so they can stop paying for one Europe-wide transponder, none of the free-to-air capacity would be freed up. However, it could allow Sky to move some (renting) services off 2D, where they're taking up valuable capacity, and make another FTA transponder available.

There will shortly be some more FTA capacity, probably in a couple of months, when Astra 1N reaches the rest of the cluster. This satellite is really intended for the Astra 1 cluster at 19.2°E but the need is more urgent at 28.2°. It has a spot beam for the British Isles as well as one each for western Europe and all-of-Europe.

Ofcom have no rights whatsoever to direct satellite transmissions, barring licensing the channels to broadcast at all. They cannot require channels, other than the PSB channels ITV1, STV, UTV, Channel 4, S4C and Channel 5, to transmit on any service. (The BBC Trust regulates BBC services.) EU rules allow channels to shop for any regulator within the EU.

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