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The symbol shows the location of the Reigate (Surrey, England) transmitter which serves 70,000 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 Reigate (Surrey, England) mast?

Reigate transmitter - Reigate transmitter: Possible effect on TV reception week commencing 05/06/2023 Pixelation or flickering on some or all channels Digital tick

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Which Freeview channels does the Reigate 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.

 V max
C23- (489.8MHz)297mDTG-2,000W
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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

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C26 (514.0MHz)297mDTG-2,000W
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3 ITV 1 (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, 26 ITV4, 30 E4 +1, 35 ITV1 +1 (London),

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C30 (546.0MHz)297mDTG-2,000W
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56 5SELECT, 101 BBC One HD (England no regional news), 102 BBC Two HD (England), 103 ITV 1 HD (ITV London), 104 Channel 4 HD London ads, 105 Channel 5 HD, 106 BBC Four HD, 109 BBC Three HD, 204 CBBC HD, 205 CBeebies HD, plus 1 others

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C21+ (474.2MHz)297mDTG-82,000W
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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

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C24 (498.0MHz)300mDTG-82,000W
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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

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C27 (522.0MHz)300mDTG-82,000W
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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)

Are you trying to watch these 0 Freeview HD channels?

The Reigate (Surrey, England) mast is not one of the extended Freeview HD (COM7 and COM8) transmitters, it does not provide these high definition (HD) channels: .

If you want to watch these HD channels, either use Freesat HD, or move your TV aerial must point to one of the 30 Full Freeview HD transmitters. For more information see the want to know which transmitters will carry extra Freeview HD? page.

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

regional news image
BBC London 4.9m homes 18.4%
from London W1A 1AA, 30km north (6°)
to BBC London region - 55 masts.
regional news image
ITV London News 4.9m homes 18.4%
from London WC1X 8XZ, 30km north (9°)
to ITV London region - 55 masts.

How will the Reigate (Surrey, England) transmission frequencies change over time?

1984-971997-981998-20122012-1321 Mar 2018

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 4 Apr 12 and 18 Apr 12.

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

Analogue 1-4 10kW
Analogue 5(-3dB) 5kW
Mux 1*, Mux 2*, Mux A*, Mux B*(-17dB) 200W
Mux C*, Mux D*(-20dB) 100W

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. Reigate 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.

Saturday, 17 June 2017
Transmitter engineering

11:32 PM

REIGATE transmitter - Freeview: HD Digital TV Reduced Quality from 18:07 on 15 Jun to 18:36 on 15 Jun. [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering's 141,079 posts xx
Wednesday, 12 July 2017
10:28 PM

Freeview Channel 60 gives a weak signal strength and poor to non-existant signal quality.
All other Channels 21,24,27,53,57 have full strength and full quality. There is a large leafy tall tree in line of sight to transmitter. Why just channel 60 affected? What should I try?

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Warburton's 3 posts GB

11:03 PM

Warburton: If all other muxes are at full strength then you may well be suffering with signal overload, where there is too much signal for the tuner to handle, which can give readings that look like a weak signal. By line of sight, do you mean that you are close enough to see the transmitter if the tree wasn't there? I would try an attenuator such as the one linked below which connects between your aerial and the TV and acts to reduce the signal level. There are different strengths available, so it may be worth getting 3dB, 6dB, 9dB etc and try each to see what brings the signal strength down enough to resolve the problem but without it going too low (you're aiming for a signal strength of around 70%-85%). If you need any further advice, please provide a full postcode so we can see where you are in relation to the transmitter and your predicted signal strength etc.

6dB Coax Plug Inline ATTENUATOR: Electronics

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StevensOnln1's 3,513 posts GB
11:17 PM

StevensOnln1: Thanks. Since it is Channel 60 only I now wonder if it is 4G 800MHz related. I shall give at 80 a call.
Yes, I could see transmitter if tree were not there!

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Warburton's 3 posts GB
Thursday, 13 July 2017

10:53 AM


Trees are well known to be able to cause selective reception problems, so I'm not surprised that only one channel is affected.

Check what signal strengths are reported for all the multiplexes on your TV set (the User Manual will tell you how). You should be aiming for at least 50% on SD and 60% on HD but not more than 85% on either. If your strengths are greater then you need an attenuator as suggested by StevensOnln1. If channel 60 is weaker than 50% then you may need to reposition your aerial, if possible, so it looks past the tree rather than through it.

If you put your full post code into this website, you can examine a mapping of the area and that will show whether any mobile masts are close enough to cause any problems. By all means contact at800 and if they consider it wise they may well provide a free filter to put in your aerial lead behind the TV set (use an extra flylead so the weight of the filter does not 'hang' on the aerial input socket).

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MikeP's 3,056 posts GB
Thursday, 26 October 2017
Transmitter engineering

3:09 PM

REIGATE transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Weak Signal; DSO related from 11:43 today, HD Digital TV Weak Signal; DSO related from 11:46 today. [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering's 141,079 posts xx
Transmitter engineering

9:09 PM

REIGATE transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 16:41 today to 16:42 today, HD Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 16:45 today to 16:45 today. [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering's 141,079 posts xx
Friday, 27 October 2017
Transmitter engineering

6:09 AM

REIGATE transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 16:41 yesterday to 16:42 yesterday, HD Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 16:45 yesterday to 16:45 yesterday. [BBC]

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Saturday, 28 October 2017
Transmitter engineering

5:31 AM

REIGATE transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 16:41 on 26 Oct to 16:42 on 26 Oct, HD Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 16:45 on 26 Oct to 16:45 on 26 Oct. [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering's 141,079 posts xx
Monday, 20 November 2017

4:53 PM

Bear: Reigate broadcasts the PSB3 multiplex, which carries BBC1 HD, BBC2 HD, ITV HD, Channel 4 HD, Channel 5 HD & CBBC HD. It doesn't broadcast COM7 or COM 8 which carry additional HD channels such as BBC4 HD, BBC News HD, CBeebies HD, Channel4 +1 HD, 4Seven HD, Al Jazeera HD, RT HD, BT Showcase HD and SD channels such as FreeSports, Forces TV, Keep It Country and various others. If you provide a full postcode you'll be able to access the Digital UK coverage checker, which will indicate whether Crystal Palace is likely to provide good reception at your location.

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