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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.

This transmitter has no current reported problems

The BBC and Digital UK report there are no faults or engineering work on the Crystal Palace (Greater London, England) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Crystal Palace 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
 H max
C23 (490.0MHz)324mDTG-200,000W
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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

PSB2
D3+4
 H max
C26 (514.0MHz)324mDTG-200,000W
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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),

PSB3
BBCB
 H max
C30- (545.8MHz)324mDTG-200,000W
Channel icons
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

COM4
SDN
 H max
C25 (506.0MHz)314mDTG-8200,000W
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 Player, 209 Ketchup TV, 210 Ketchup Too, 211 YAAAS!, plus 15 others

COM5
ArqA
 H max
C22 (482.0MHz)321mDTG-8200,000W
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
C28- (529.8MHz)321mDTG-8200,000W
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

LW
 H -10dB
C35 (586.0MHz)324mDTG-1220,000W
Channel icons
from 31st March 2014: 8 LONDON LIVE,

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-BBCBBBCB
C33BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2wavescom7
C35com8
C55tv_offcom7tv_off
C56tv_offCOM8tv_off

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 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
Thursday, 19 April 2012
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Tim
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12:59 PM
Radlett

jb38/Paul. I live in WD7 a few miles from WD17 and the signal strength here is sufficient for me to use my pocket freeview tv with its built in rod aerial of about 10 cm, I have a feeling a few people in this area will be having problems with signal overloading judging by some aerial installations I've seen on roofs here, some of the aerials look like they would be suitable for receiving tv from Mars not a transmitter 20 odd miles away.

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jb38
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

3:05 PM

Tim: Yes, I certainly feel that you could well be correct there and so it will be interesting to hear the result of Paul's set top aerial / wire test, as in situations where excessively high signal levels are experienced the type of test mentioned will nearly always result in a picture of sorts being received, then if necessary an attenuator can be fitted in line with the main aerial.

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David Taylor
3:22 PM
Swanley

Hi Guys Iv'e posted this elsewhere but will repeat it here.Have just purchased cheap box
and installed OK but picture has distortion,
wiggley across centre third not pixellating,
and sound has hum.Signal says 90%,have tried it on two different TVs and a couple of scart leads.Have a cheap Freeview TV which works OK since switchover, it only got BBC1&2
before.Aerial is on chimney but analouge signal was always c**p.Should I buy a dearer box?

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Gary Faulkner
3:36 PM

Poor ITV1 HD Reception.

We live in St.Albans (AL4) had a new LG TV installed on Saturday and watched ITV1 HD on Sunday without any problems.

Yesterday, did a rescan and then whilst trying to watch football found the picture pixelating and then having no signal for a couple of seconds, (it was raining. Later on I looked at the siqnal quality & strength and found that quality was at 5%. On checking BBC1 HD and Channel4 HD, they were nearer to 100%.

Is anyone else experiencing this or a similar problem with ITV1 HD

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Tim
sentiment_satisfiedBronze

3:49 PM
Radlett

Not having any problems with freeview HD here in Radlett. Can't understand why your having problems with ITV1HD as all HD channels are on the same mux.

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Dave Lindsay
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

3:49 PM

Gary Faulkner: All HD services are carried on the same signal as part of the same multiplex, therefore the same strength and quality will be given for BBC One, BBC HD, ITV1 HD and Channel 4 HD from the same transmitter and the same time.

Therefore, check that the UHF channel that they are all tuned to is C30.

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jb38
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

4:16 PM

David Taylor: Although what you have said suggests that it could be caused by a fault with the boxes power supply, but before you condemn the box you should try it using a set top aerial or just a piece of wire (12" or so) pushed into the inner part of the aerial socket, as with you being located at only 11 miles away from Crystal Palace then the possibility of signal overloading problems must always be suspected.

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Paul
6:29 PM

I have an engineer coming out on Monday. Will see whether this is a mechanical or the aerial.

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Roger
6:48 PM
Chelmsford

Kate: I have Hauppauge Win 7 running on my PC.which probably behaves in a similar way to your system. You first need to clear the existing channel database, before starting the TV program ( as opposed to TV Programme), then retune by selecting Crystal Palace as source. Is your software up to date?. Best of luck.

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Gary Faulkner
7:06 PM
St. Albans

ITV1 HD Problem.

I know the channel it is on is U21, where the BBC HD is on a different channel. Not at home to check this, but am I right in thinking I might need to manually tune this channel

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