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The symbol shows the location of the Storeton (Wirral, England) transmitter which serves 45,000 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 Storeton (Wirral, England) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Storeton 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 -5.5dB
C28 (530.0MHz)109mDTG-3560W
Channel icons
1 BBC One (SD) North West, 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 16 others

PSB2
D3+4
 V -5.5dB
C25 (506.0MHz)109mDTG-3560W
Channel icons
3 ITV (SD) (Granada), 4 Channel 4 (SD) North ads, 5 Channel 5, 6 ITV 2, 10 ITV3, 13 E4, 14 Film4, 15 Channel 4 +1 North ads, 18 More4, 26 ITV4, 30 E4 +1, 35 ITV +1 (Granada),

PSB3
BBCB
 V -5.5dB
C22 (482.0MHz)109mDTG-6560W
Channel icons
56 5SELECT, 101 BBC One HD (England no regional news), 102 BBC Two HD (England), 103 ITV HD (ITV Granada), 104 Channel 4 HD North 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 -5.5dB
C23 (490.0MHz)109mDTG-8560W
Channel icons
12 Quest, 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, 211 Ketchup TV, 212 YAAAS!, plus 15 others

COM5
ArqA
 V -5.5dB
C26 (514.0MHz)109mDTG-8560W
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 -5.5dB
C29 (538.0MHz)109mDTG-8560W
Channel icons
 FreeSports, 25 W, 27 Yesterday, 34 GREAT! movies, 39 DMAX, 44 HGTV, 71 Quest Red +1, 73 HobbyMaker, 82 Talking Pictures TV, 84 PBS America, 91 Classic Hits, 235 Aljazeera English, plus 18 others

LL
 V -15.2dB
C30 (546.0MHz)109mDTG-1260W
Channel icons
from 30th June 2014: 7 Bay TV Liverpool,

PSB1
BBCA
 H max
C57 (762.0MHz)109mDTG-32,000W
Channel icons
1 BBC One (SD) Wales, 2 BBC Two Wales, 9 BBC Four, 23 BBC Three, 201 CBBC, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, 250 BBC Red Button, plus 13 others

PSB2
D3+4
 H max
C53 (730.0MHz)109mDTG-32,000W
Channel icons
3 ITV (SD) (Granada), 4 Channel 4 (SD) North ads, 5 Channel 5, 6 ITV 2, 10 ITV3, 13 E4, 14 Film4, 15 Channel 4 +1 North ads, 18 More4, 26 ITV4, 30 E4 +1, 35 ITV +1 (Granada),

PSB3
BBCB
 H max
C60- (785.8MHz)109mDTG-32,000W
Channel icons
56 5SELECT, 101 BBC One HD (England no regional news), 102 BBC Two HD (England), 103 ITV HD (ITV Granada), 104 Channel 4 HD North 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
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)

Are you trying to watch these 0 Freeview HD channels?


The Storeton (Wirral, 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 Storeton transmitter?

regional news image
BBC North West Tonight 3.1m homes 11.8%
from Salford M50 2QH, 51km east-northeast (74°)
to BBC North West region - 92 masts.
regional news image
ITV Granada Reports 3.1m homes 11.6%
from Salford M50 2EQ, 51km east-northeast (74°)
to ITV Granada region - 80 masts.

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

1984-971997-981998-20092009-1314 Nov 122013-1730 Mar 2018
A K TK TK TW TW TW TA K T
C22BBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBCBBBCBBBCBBBCB
C23SDNSDNSDNSDN
C25ITVwavesITVwavesITVwavesD3+4D3+4D3+4D3+4
C26ArqAArqAArqAArqA
C28BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBCABBCABBCABBCA
C29ArqBArqBArqBArqB
C30LLLL
C32C4wavesC4wavesC4waves
C39C5wavesC5waves
C53tv_offD3+4D3+4D3+4
C57tv_offBBCABBCABBCA
C60tv_off-BBCB--PSB3 --PSB3

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 Nov 09 and 2 Dec 09.

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

Analogue 1-5 2.8kW
PSB1 wa≡, PSB2 wa≡, PSB3 wa≡(-1.5dB) 2kW
SDN, ARQA, ARQB, BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-7dB) 560W
LL(-16.7dB) 60W
Mux 1*, Mux 2*, Mux A*, Mux B*, Mux C*, Mux D*(-17dB) 56W

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Winter Hill transmitter area

May 1956-Jul 1968Granada Television†
May 1956-Jul 1968Associated British Corporation◊
Jul 1968-Feb 2004Granada 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. Storeton 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
Friday, 28 December 2012
D
D.Lonsdale
1:28 PM

I am having a problem with my bbc channels, but none of the others. The picture and the sound keep distorting and breaking up, not for long periods,only for seconds, but continuously.
could you let me know what the problem could be.
Thank you

D.Lonsdale

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Mazbar
sentiment_satisfiedGold

3:56 PM

D.Lonsdale: where do you live

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Tuesday, 9 April 2013
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Dave H
9:08 PM
Liverpool

I'm finding HD Freeview channels from Storeton are nearly always unavailable. Standard definition signal is perfect. Got a new booster two days ago and all was perfect. HD was 5x5 and standard def was 100% strength and 78% quality. Then half way through the Kings Speech started getting HD breakup and the following day none of the HD channels are even detectable and standard def quality has dropped to 61%. I really don't like Freeview.

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jb38
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9:33 PM

Dave H: Purely for a test try removing the booster again, because if the booster is causing the signal to be too strong this will always affect HD before SD as well as causing the TV / boxes tuner to give false signal level indications.

Only mentioned as HD has been suffering from a weak signal recently, and if the power has been restored the booster (dependant on gain) could now be taking the signal level over the top thereby overloading the tuner.







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Michael
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9:34 PM

Dave H: Why do you need a booster when you're 4 miles from the transmitter? What happens if you bypass it?

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Wednesday, 10 April 2013
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Dave H
9:28 PM
Liverpool

Hi

Thanks both for replying so soon.

I live in a conservation area and the town house rebuild I live in had the antenna put in the loft. Never had particularly reliable signal, especially in poor weather. My SD Humax is showing 61% strength and 100% quality. If I leave the booster out both drop below 20%-40%. My HD tuner in the TV itself just shrugs its shoulders. Not a sausage. But the other night it was all spot on and I changed nothing in the meantime. I can only assume we coincidentally had really excellent atmospheric conditions the evening I fitted the new booster. Hmm?

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Dave H
10:36 PM
Liverpool

What a nightmare evening with this again. Just about managed to get SD BBC1 back but now there is no COM4 C23. Done several retunes and factory resets. Whatever they've been doing they messed something up.

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Sunday, 28 July 2013
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Corin
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3:01 AM

"Which BBC and ITV regional news can I watch from the Storeton transmitter?"

Should there not also be a photograph for BBC Wales Today, ITV News Wales, and BBC Cymru Newyddion? ;+)

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jb38
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7:32 AM

Corin: Purely on the issue of the news services provided, it depends on your location with respect to that of the station, as the lower powered (560w) vertical transmissions offer BBC North West on Ch28 and ITV1 Granada on Ch25, whereas the higher powered (2KW) horizontally polarised signal has BBC1 Wales on Ch57 and ITV1 Wales on Ch53.

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Monday, 16 September 2013
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Maggie
3:13 PM
Wallasey

Good afternoon, I wonder if you can help me. I live in the CH45 area (Liscard) and am struggling to set up my TV. I am using a Logik 19DVDB20. A OneForAll SV9143 indoor digital aerial and have been advised that Storeton is my best transmitter although the Freeview agent told me to use Winter Hill. I am picking up BBC, ITV and Channel 4 wales instead of Granada. I am trying to manually tune and really struggling. Please can anyone help? Thanking you in anticipation.

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