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 43 Freeview channels?
The Luton (Luton, England) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: 4seven, 5Action, 5STAR, 5USA, Aljazeera English, Blaze, Blaze +1, CBS Reality, Challenge, Channel 5 +1, CITV, YAAAS!, Dave, Dave ja vu, DMAX, Drama +1, E4 Extra, Film4 +1, Food Network, GB News, GREAT! movies, GREAT! movies action, HGTV, HobbyMaker, ITV2 +1, ITV3 +1, ITV4 +1, ITVBe +1, Legend, PBS America, pick, POP MAX, Quest +1, Quest Red, Really, Sky News, Smithsonian Channel, Talking Pictures TV, TCC, That's TV (UK), Together TV, W, 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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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
Charlotte: That's expected on ITV1 +1, because ITV are only transmitting macro-regions on the delayed channel. The whole of Anglia and Meridian regions get Meridian South-East news. The whole of Wales, the West, and the South-West regions get Wales. The north-east gets Yorkshire West while the north-west gets Granada. London gets London and the whole of the Midlands gets Central West.
It's not clear why this is. It may be because they only had six slots available on satellite, and only bought enough delay equipment for these six slots. (There may be some monitoring necessary to cut out programmes that they don't have the rights to broadcast twice in quick succession.)
If it's happening on the main channel, it's possible there was some failure in the news studio and they had to revert to a backup programme supply.
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Can someome please advise.
I have an old tv in one of my bedrooms, I have installed a setop box and a boster. But no joy with digital Channels.
However there is a loft areial in the house which is curently switched on, could this be causing interference?
I tried to scan for channel but sometimes get ITV, but only of I hold my indoor arieal in a certain position.
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Nav: Usually, for best results, you should use whatever aerial you were using for analogue reception before switchover.
Generally you need a reasonable amount of gain and good directional properties from whatever aerial you're using, and the aerial oriented correctly for the strongest transmitter. A simple quarter-wave monopole such as you linked to is unlikely to give good results. Frankly I don't believe the 3.5 dBi claimed, a plain dipole offers 2.15 dBi and other aerials should be measured against that (shown as dBd rather than dBi).
For best results, the rooftop Yagi aerial is always king, but check with a local installer. If you provide a full postcode we can tell you whether an indoor aerial would have any chance of success.
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