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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 problems

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

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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.

MuxH/VFrequencyHeightModeWatts
PSB1
BBCA
 V max
C39 (618.0MHz)209mDTG-380W
Channel icons
1 BBC One (SD) Cambridge, 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
 V max
C42 (642.0MHz)209mDTG-380W
Channel icons
3 ITV 1 (SD) (Anglia (West 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
 V max
C45 (666.0MHz)209mDTG-680W
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

DTG-3 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 effected channels
the effected channels
the effected channels
the effected 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?

regional news image
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
regional news image
ITV Anglia News 1.0m homes 3.7%
from Norwich NR1 3JG, 145km northeast (52°)
to ITV Anglia (West) region - 5 masts.
All of lunch, weekend and 80% evening news is shared with Anglia (East)

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

1984-971997-981998-20112011-136 Jun 2018
C/D EC/D EC/D EE TB E K T
C39BBCA
C42D3+4
C45_local_local
C50tv_offBBCA
C55tv_offBBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBCB
C59tv_offITVwavesITVwavesITVwavesD3+4
C62BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2waves
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 30 Mar 11 and 13 Apr 11.

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

Analogue 1-4, BBCA, D3+4, BBCB 80W

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Sandy Heath 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. Luton 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, 28 April 2011
C
Charlotte
11:38 AM
Luton

Has anyone noticed that they're getting Meridian news and weather during ITV1's daybreak?

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Mike Dimmick
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3:39 PM

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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Charlotte
8:03 PM
Luton

Mike: Thanks for that. I did notice it was on ITV+1 today so that is prob why. Thanks for clearing that up :)

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Charlotte's 2 posts GB
Wednesday, 4 May 2011
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Barry T
12:48 PM

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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Barry T's 2 posts EU
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Barry T
1:01 PM

I live in the North Part of luton

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Barry T's 2 posts EU
Briantist
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

8:14 PM

Barry T: A rooftop aerial is required for reliable Freeview reception.

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Briantist's 38,844 posts GB
Saturday, 7 May 2011
B
Barry T
11:59 PM
Luton

Thanks,
What the best frequency to get all the channels

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Barry T's 1 post GB
Sunday, 8 May 2011
Briantist
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

6:51 AM

Barry T: You will need to point your aerial at the Sandy Heath transmitter to get all the services, and only on 21st September 2011 will they all be broadcast at full power.

You will also need a wideband aerial for that transmitter.

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Briantist's 38,844 posts GB
Tuesday, 14 June 2011
N
Nav
11:19 AM

hi ive bought a DVB-T Digital Antenna from

DVB-T Digital Antenna - Free Shipping - DealExtreme

and my tv wont receive digital channels, is there anyway to get it working if not what are the cheap solutions to get freeview channels onto my tv?

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Nav's 1 post GB
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Mike Dimmick
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

3:10 PM

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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