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The symbol shows the location of the Fenham (Newcastle Upon Tyne, England) transmitter which serves 34,000 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.

This transmitter has no current reported problems

The BBC and Digital UK report there are no faults or engineering work on the Fenham (Newcastle Upon Tyne, England) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Fenham 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
 V max
C23 (490.0MHz)171mDTG-400W
Channel icons
1 BBC One (SD) North East and Cumbria, 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
C26 (514.0MHz)171mDTG-400W
Channel icons
3 ITV 1 (SD) (Tyne Tees), 4 Channel 4 (SD) North ads, 5 Channel 5, 6 ITV 2, 10 ITV3, 13 E4, 14 Film4, 15 Channel 4 +1 North ads, 18 More4, 26 ITV4, 30 E4 +1, 35 ITV1 +1 (Tyne Tees),

PSB3
BBCB
 V max
C30+ (546.2MHz)171mDTG-400W
Channel icons
56 5SELECT, 101 BBC One HD (England no regional news), 102 BBC Two HD (England), 103 ITV 1 HD (ITV Granada), 104 Channel 4 HD North ads, 105 Channel 5 HD, 106 BBC Four HD, 109 BBC Three HD, 204 CBBC HD, 205 CBeebies HD, plus 1 others

COM4
SDN
 V max
C25 (506.0MHz)171mDTG-8400W
Channel icons
20 Drama, 21 5USA, 29 ITV2 +1, 32 5STAR, 33 5Action, 41 Legend, 42 GREAT! movies action, 46 Channel 5 +1, 58 ITVBe +1, 59 ITV3 +1, 64 Blaze, 67 CBS Reality, 74 Dave ja vu, 78 TCC, 81 Blaze +1, 89 ITV4 +1, 203 CITV, 208 Pop Player, 209 Ketchup TV, 210 Ketchup Too, 211 YAAAS!, plus 15 others

COM5
ArqA
 V max
C22+ (482.2MHz)172mDTG-8400W
Channel icons
11 Sky Arts, 17 Really, 19 Dave, 31 E4 Extra, 36 pick, 40 Quest Red, 43 Food Network, 47 Film4 +1, 48 Challenge, 49 4seven, 57 Smithsonian Channel, 60 Drama +1, 70 Quest +1, 75 Yesterday +1, 83 Together TV, 233 Sky News, plus 9 others

COM6
ArqB
 V max
C28 (530.0MHz)172mDTG-8400W
Channel icons
12 Quest, 25 W, 27 Yesterday, 34 GREAT! movies, 39 DMAX, 44 HGTV, 71 Quest Red +1, 73 HobbyMaker, 82 Talking Pictures TV, 84 PBS America, 88 Classic Hits, 235 Al Jazeera Eng, plus 19 others

DTG-8 64QAM 8K 3/4 27.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)

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

regional news image
BBC Look North (Newcastle) 1.6m homes 6.0%
from Newcastle NE99 2NE, 3km east-southeast (108°)
to BBC North East and Cumbria region - 70 masts.
regional news image
ITV Tyne Tees News 1.4m homes 5.4%
from Gateshead NE11 9SZ, 2km south-southwest (207°)
to ITV Tyne Tees region - 47 masts.
All of lunch, weekend and 50% evening news is shared with Border

How will the Fenham (Newcastle Upon Tyne, England) transmission frequencies change over time?

1984-971997-981998-20122012-1313 Nov 2019
A K TW TW TA K TA K T
C21BBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1waves+BBCB
C22+ArqAArqA
C23BBCA
C24ITVwavesITVwavesITVwavesD3+4
C25SDNSDN
C26D3+4
C27BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBCA
C28ArqBArqB
C30_localBBCB
C31C4wavesC4wavesC4wavescom7
C36_local
C37com8
C56tv_offC5wavesC5waves

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 12 Sep 12 and 26 Sep 12.

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

Analogue 1-5 2kW
SDN, ARQA, ARQB, com7, com8, BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-7dB) 400W
Mux 1*, Mux 2*, Mux A*, Mux B*(-17dB) 40W
Mux C*, Mux D*(-20dB) 20W

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Pontop Pike transmitter area

Jan 1959-Feb 2004Tyne Tees 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. Fenham 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, 8 August 2011
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

9:40 AM

FENHAM transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV (Four, Cbeebies, Parliament, 3... Weak Signal from 11:15 on 04 Aug to 14:40 on 04 Aug [BBC]

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Richard
9:42 AM

Hi KMJ,

Thanks for the info, i'll try that channel and see if this works, I think I will be on the Fenham transmitter as this is the closest to me, according to this site the next nearest is 47 miles away.

I only bought a HD set top box as checked the site below and it stated I could receive the HD channels:

Freeview
/ Home
/ HD


Any way of choosing to receive from Pontop Pike? (NE22PJ)

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Richard
9:53 AM
Newcastle Upon Tyne

*EDIT* Pontop Pike is also very close (didnt show up on my initial search)

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Mike Dimmick
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

11:28 AM

Richard: Your aerial might be intended for Fenham, that is, it might be a Group A aerial and aimed at and oriented for Fenham. If so, you probably won't pick up enough of the signal from Pontop Pike even though the predicted coverage is actually better.

An aerial for Fenham would have the elements going up-and-down rather than side-to-side, and it will point west-south-west. For Pontop Pike the elements should go side-to-side and it should point south-west.

Checking the group is harder. The elements of a Group A aerial are larger, and spaced further apart, than a Group C/D or wideband. Often, a group A had a red plastic cap at one end, a group C/D would be green and a wideband black.

If you have a Group A aerial, you'd need a new aerial to use Pontop Pike, as it is designed *not* to pick up signals outside its group. It may be worth getting a wideband in case the broadcasters do win the auction for channels 31 to 38 and launch new services there. Given the prediction - 99-100% across the board - I'd go with a small-to-medium sized Log-Periodic aerial.

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Dave Stobbs
1:45 PM

Just further to this, we have a Samsung TV with inbuilt freeview digital TV. We live in South Shields and for the last 6 yrs plus have had no problems at all. Recently I noted a poor signal on some of the channels, esp ITV1, the picture pixelating. Now, it won't even pick these channels (itv1, channel 4, channel 5 up at all and when I scan it can't find them. I've reset to factory settings but still no joy.Any help would be gratefully appreciated.

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Tuesday, 9 August 2011
Wednesday, 10 August 2011
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Dave Stobbs
9:45 AM

Briantist - thanks for getting back. I've been trying auto stores over the last few days and still no ITV1/channel4 etc, but I've just tried it again there and it's addedd them all back in! Can only think the signal for this MUX group was too weak to pick up on the auto scans.

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Friday, 12 August 2011
Briantist
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

6:43 AM

Dave Stobbs: I am pleased to hear that the signal is back and working for you.

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Saturday, 13 August 2011
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

6:31 AM

FENHAM transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV (Four, Cbeebies, Parliament, 3... Weak Signal from 05:29 today [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering
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6:31 AM

FENHAM transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV (Four, Cbeebies, Parliament, 3... Weak Signal from 05:29 today [BBC]

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