Freeview Light on the Luton (Luton, England) transmitter
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The symbol shows the location of the Luton (Luton, England) transmitter which serves 29,000 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 problemsThe BBC and Digital UK report there are no faults or engineering work on the Luton (Luton, England) transmitter.
Which Freeview channels does the Luton 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.
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 52 Freeview channels?
The Luton (Luton, England) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: 4Music, 4seven, 5Action, 5SELECT, 5STAR, 5USA, Aljazeera English, BBC Four HD, BBC News HD, Blaze, Blaze +1, CBeebies HD, CBS Drama, CBS Justice, CBS Reality, Challenge, Channel 5 +1, CITV, Dave, Dave ja vu, DMAX, Drama +1, Film4 +1, Food Network, Forces TV, FreeSports, GB News, GREAT! movies, GREAT! movies action, HGTV, Horror Channel, ITV2 +1, ITV3 +1, ITV4 +1, ITVBe +1, YAAAS!, More4 +1, Now 70s, PBS America +1, pick, Quest +1, Quest Red, Quest Red +1, Really, RT HD, Sky Arts, Sky News, Smithsonian Channel, Talking Pictures TV, TCC, Together TV, 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 Luton transmitter?
BBC Look East (West) 1.0m homes 3.7%
from Cambridge CB4 0WZ, 56km northeast (44°)
to BBC Cambridge region - 4 masts.
70% of BBC East (East) and BBC East (West) is shared output
How will the Luton (Luton, England) transmission frequencies change over time?
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tv_off Being removed from Freeview (for 5G use) after November 2020 - 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 30 Mar 11 and 13 Apr 11.
How do the old analogue and currrent digital signal levels compare?
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Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Sandy Heath transmitter area
Checking you post code for digital reception in the Luton area is a hit and missa afair. Most of the population of Luton live on and around the surrounding hills and as long as you can 'hit' a main transmitter you will recieve digital reception,ie. Sandy or CP.If you are on CP you will not have to change your aerial unless it very old (before the intro' of ch5). If you are on Sandy you will need to upgrade to a new wide band aerial if you have not done so already.
These comments do not take into account poor cabling and in the case of multi dwelling,poor distribution.
You can amplify or, boost, a low but clean signal, but you can not boost a low and dirty signal. Doing so will only increase the poor signal quality.Likewise too much signal power will effectively shut down a digital tuner - the recieving threshold is very narrow.
Most aerials on the luton relay at Farley Hill are wideband and should not need replacing unless faulty. Also remember -there is no such thing as a digital aerial.
Aerials are configured to recieve certain frequencies and it's these frequencies that carry the analogue or digital signal
Hope this helps
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Tanesha S: Spending money on a new aerial to get Freeview for two months extra is probably a waste of money, and you didn't supply an address so it may not even be possible.
You might find Freesat a good solution, however. All about Freesat | ukfree.tv - independent free digital TV advice .
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I live in Leagrave . I can pick up BBC on Freeview very ell. ITV is awful. I cannot pick up BBC HD. Currently my wide ariel is installed in the loft and pointing towards Sandy.
Would I have to point my ariel towards CP to pick up BBC HD? Any other tips would be grately reieved.
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