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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.

This transmitter has no current reported problems

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

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Which Freeview channels does the Reigate transmitter broadcast?

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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
C23- (489.8MHz)297mDTG-2,000W
Channel icons
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
 V max
C26 (514.0MHz)297mDTG-2,000W
Channel icons
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
 V max
C30 (546.0MHz)297mDTG-2,000W
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
 V max
C21+ (474.2MHz)297mDTG-82,000W
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 MAX, 209 Ketchup TV, 210 Ketchup Too, 211 YAAAS!, plus 14 others

COM5
ArqA
 V max
C24 (498.0MHz)300mDTG-82,000W
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
 V max
C27 (522.0MHz)300mDTG-82,000W
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

DTG-8 64QAM 8K 3/4 27.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)

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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
C/D EEEW TA K T
C21+SDNSDN
C23BBCA
C24ArqAArqA
C26D3+4
C27ArqBArqB
C30BBCB
C35_local
C42C5wavesC5waves
C51tv_off_local
C53tv_offC4wavesC4wavesC4wavesBBCB
C57tv_offBBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1wavesD3+4
C60tv_offITVwavesITVwavesITVwaves-BBCA
C63BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2waves

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
SDN, ARQA, ARQB, BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-7dB) 2kW
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.

Comments
Wednesday, 14 March 2012
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Chris
7:28 PM

KJM - Thanks for that info that you provided. I've now fixed (improved) the issue. I have a masthead amplifier and in order to get the Mux1 channels (BBC1, BBC2, etc.) back, I had to turn down the power on the amplifier (luckily it's a variable amplifier). I turned it down as much as possible and it's much improved. I actually think that I need to remove the amplifier completely to get the best signal. I've noticed some other people on here also experiencing loss of channels in the Reigate / Redhill area so maybe they have the same issue and need to reduce the strength of the signal they are receiving.

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Thursday, 5 April 2012
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Ray Buck
6:15 PM

Live in Crawley on Reigate transmitter. Have 4 sets, 3are fine but the Philips 19" flat screen will tune ok but the BBC 1,2 and news will not store; all other chanels store ok. After scanning all stations are fine, but the BBC stations are lost when the set is switched off and re switched on. Please can you help.All was fine before the change over.

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Dave Lindsay
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7:49 PM

Ray Buck: This problem usually comes about because the device does not have spare memory for some channels. There is usually a workaround because the device is likely to be picking up and storing channels from other transmitters (that in practice you probably don't watch). It's a bit like children eating sweets and then not having room for tea.

Examination of the frequencies used by Reigate shows that the new BBC channels use C60 which is at the high end. Indeed, Yesterday etc is even higher, so I wouldn't be surprised if that behaves the same. The automatic tuning scan goes from low frequency to high.

The workaround is to prevent the device from picking up those other signals that waste its memory. If manual tuning is available, then wiping the memory and manually tuning should work.

In some cases you can unplug the aerial lead during part of the scan to avoid picking up some signals. However, I'm not entirely sure how likely this might be effective here as interleaved with Reigate channels are those of Crystal Palace and possibly Midhurst.

The automatic tuning scan goes from channels 21 to 69.

My advice would be to run the automatic tuning scan and pick up ITV1, C4 etc on C21 and then unplug the aerial.

Then manually add C60 (BBC), C24 (ITV3 etc), C39 (Pick TV) and C66 (Yesterday etc).

Come 18th April, do the same. This time C21 (the first channel it will pick up) will be ITV3 etc. Then add C60 (BBC), C57 (ITV1, C4 etc), C24 (Pick TV etc) and C27 (Yesterday etc).

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Dave Lindsay
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8:05 PM

Ray Buck: To clarify my first paragraph, what happens is the scan progresses and stores the channels as it finds them. This includes channels from transmitters other than the one you want. Then it gets to the channel(s) used by the transmitter you want by which time there isn't any memory and, evidently, these Philips receivers don't have any "intelligence" to disguard those channels you don't want in order to store some of those that you do.

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Tuesday, 10 April 2012
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10:29 AM

REIGATE transmitter - Over the next week Reigate main transmitter: TV (digital) working normally, Radio (analogue) working normally, no digital radio. [DUK]

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10:29 AM

REIGATE transmitter - Over the next week Reigate main transmitter: TV (digital) working normally, Radio (analogue) working normally, Radio (digital) working normally. [DUK]

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Wednesday, 18 April 2012
Transmitter engineering
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4:29 AM

REIGATE transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 00:23 today [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering
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4:29 AM

REIGATE transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 00:23 today [BBC]

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6:27 AM

REIGATE transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 00:23 today to 02:07 today [BBC]

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REIGATE transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 00:23 today to 02:07 today [BBC]

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