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

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Which Freeview channels does the Tacolneston 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
C40- (625.8MHz)263mDTG-100,000W
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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
 H max
C43- (649.8MHz)263mDTG-100,000W
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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
 H max
C46 (674.0MHz)263mDTG-100,000W
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

COM4
SDN
 H max
C42 (642.0MHz)263mDTG-8100,000W
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 MAX, 209 Ketchup TV, 210 Ketchup Too, 211 YAAAS!, plus 14 others

COM5
ArqA
 H max
C45 (666.0MHz)246mDTG-8100,000W
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
 H max
C39+ (618.2MHz)246mDTG-8100,000W
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

LNR
 H -10dB
C32 (562.0MHz)263mDTG-1210,000W
Channel icons
7 Mustard,

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 Tacolneston transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Look East (East) 0.8m homes 3.2%
from Norwich NR2 1BH, 16km northeast (37°)
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 (38°)
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?

1950s-80s1984-971997-981998-20112011-132013-182013-1717 Jul 2018
VHFC/D EC/D EC/D EEE TW TW T
C3BBCtvwaves
C31com7com7
C32_local
C37com8com8
C39 +ArqB+ArqBArqB
C40BBCA
C42SDNSDNSDNSDN
C43D3+4
C45ArqAArqAArqAArqA
C46BBCB
C50tv_off BBCBBBCB
C52tv_offC5wavesC5waves
C55tv_offBBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2waves-BBCA-BBCA-BBCAcom7tv_off
C56tv_offCOM8tv_off
C57tv_offLNRLNR
C59tv_offITVwavesITVwavesITVwaves-D3+4-D3+4-D3+4
C62BBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBCB
C65C4wavesC4wavesC4waves

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 9 Nov 11 and 23 Nov 11.

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

Analogue 1-4 250kW
SDN, ARQA, ARQB, BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-4dB) 100kW
com7(-9.6dB) 27.4kW
com8(-10.2dB) 24kW
Mux 1*, Mux 2*, 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.

Comments
Tuesday, 10 September 2013
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Roy Warne
3:14 PM

I live in Thornham, Norfolk (PE36) about 5 miles East of Hunstanton. ALL roof aerials in the village point to the Yorkshire main transmitter. There is no reception to the village from the Tacolneston (near Norwich, only 30 miles away) main transmitter because of an intervening hillrise. Because of this no one in Thornham can receive local TV news programmes. I know that there is a booster transmitter at Burnham, 4 miles to the East. Can anyone help me? Who do I contact to see if we can have a booster for Thornham? Thank you for any assistance you can give. (PE36 ab) 

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Dave Lindsay
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

3:46 PM

Roy Warne: At switchover the Burnham relay had a significant increase in transmission power. You may find that it now serves your area.

Indeed, judging by the Digital UK predictor, taking the Old Coach House as a test, it does.

It only carries Public Service (PSB) channels so you will still have to rely on Belmont for the Commercial (COM) ones as well as the forthcoming HD services.

For a full list of Freeview services - by PSB/COM - see:

DTG :: DTT Services by Multiplex


In answer to your question though, there are such things as "self-help relays".

Ofcom | Self-help TV Relays and Digital Switchover


Relay transmitters are installed either to provide TV reception where none is otherwise available, or; to provide the "correct" region where an area is served by a transmitter of another region. In your case it is the latter.

A cheaper solution may be for those affected to purchase satellite receivers (e.g. Freesat).

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Roy Warne
4:09 PM

Dave Lindsay:
Very many thanks. I'll need a little time to take it all in, but you've pointed me in the right direction. I hope my aerial does the same!

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Tuesday, 1 October 2013
lee lewis
5:17 PM
Lowestoft

I am trying to convince LG that my tv is playing up. I get 100 percent strength and 98 percent quality from Tac on all muxs bar HD, but TV does not see HD MUX's either from Tac or Lowestoft. I am in Lowestoft. My TV has a hd tuner supposidly, yet LG are fobbing me off with my signal in the area! new aerial i also have.. Grrrrrr

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Sharealam
sentiment_satisfiedSilver

5:45 PM

New channel on 39 called the store,retune required

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Michael
sentiment_satisfiedGold

6:55 PM

lee lewis: What is the model number of the TV?

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M. Reeves
11:52 PM

My ITV anglia etc signal has suddenly become unwatchable. Is there a problem with power at the Talconeston transmitter?

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Wednesday, 2 October 2013
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MikeB
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

8:16 PM

M. Reeves - check your signal strength. Although there is a weaker signal because of engineering work, there seems to be a rise in strength after such work, and your signal could be too high.

A postcode would allow us to check where you are, terrain, etc, but the other thing could be that your signal is just about OK normally, but with a weaker signal, it just drops off. North Norfolk is a right pain for reception, so try looking at both too weak and too strong a signal.

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MikeB's 2,579 posts GB
Friday, 4 October 2013
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Paterson
8:07 PM

Mosaic interference on itv channels 3 4 and 5 not possible to view. Please advise if there are known problems in the Newmarket area

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Friday, 11 October 2013
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S Hall
2:29 PM

Almost all our freeview channels are breaking up. Could it be due to the weather. I usually have problems with ITV but BBC channels is usually fine but yesterday and today most channels both TV and Radio are breaking up. We were told going digital would be better so far it is not.

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