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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
Monday, 30 June 2014
C
Corin
sentiment_satisfiedBronze

12:10 PM

Bay TV will NOT be available from June 30th, 2014.

The on-air launch is delayed until the Fall of 2014.


Hyperlocal channels sign sales deal but Bay TV delays launch - Prolific North


QUOTE
The reason for the delayed launch of Bay TV Liverpool is due to a relay transmitter in Wirral, which won't be operational until August.

It's taken a little longer than we had hoped, said Johnson.

It means we have had to revise our plans and we are now working towards a launch in October, depending on the speed with which the Storeton relay can be commissioned and we can get through testing our equipment.
UNQUOTE


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Tuesday, 8 July 2014
B
Bill Parsons
7:30 PM

I live in South Liverpool and my main transmitter is Storeton, I also pull in Moel-Y-Parc.
My local BBC1 HD is for the North West but when it goes to local news the HD channel tells you to retune to the SD channel version to watch while the HD plays music and puts up an information screen.
When you go to the SD channel the TV automatically brings up a notice that an HD version is available and do I want to go to it.
Is it not possible for the HD channel to show the local news even if it is in SD.
It is being broadcast from a North West transmitter so why not put the North West news on it.
It becomes very annoying to have to keep changing channels.

BillyBits

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Dave Lindsay
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

7:34 PM

Bill Parsons: Yes, it is possible, but would mean that the cost of regional news would be even higher than it is now.

At the present time there is only one BBC One HD feed and to have one for each SD region would mean duplication of the equipment that produces the multiplex stream, and this would be required even if regional news were in SD. There is only about one hour of regional news on weekdays so the additional accounted "cost per minute" for the equipment would be very high!

I don't think it's a responsible use of Licence Fee payers' money.

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Thursday, 24 July 2014
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

4:32 PM

STORETON transmitter - Freeview: HD Digital TV Off Air from 14:58 today to 14:59 today. [BBC]

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Friday, 25 July 2014
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

4:32 AM

STORETON transmitter - Freeview: HD Digital TV Off Air from 14:58 yesterday to 14:59 yesterday. [BBC]

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Saturday, 26 July 2014
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

4:32 AM

STORETON transmitter - Freeview: HD Digital TV Off Air from 14:58 on 24 Jul to 14:59 on 24 Jul. [BBC]

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Thursday, 31 July 2014
R
Roger Lane
9:26 PM
Holywell

Why is there frequent loss of signal at Holywell Community Hospital, CH8 7TZ?

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Thursday, 4 September 2014
C
Corin
sentiment_satisfiedBronze

1:41 PM

Following the re-tune yesterday afternoon, Bay TV appeared on the EPG, being transmitted on the "Local" multiplex on UHF channel 30 at 546 MHz from the Storeton transmitter.

It is currently broadcasting a continuous test loop of scenes of everyday life from Liverpool.

Please update the start date to "Fall 2014" (not June 30th, 2014) and correct the typographical error for the transmission mode of the local multiplex QPSK", not "QSPK".

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Corin's 91 posts LU
Sunday, 7 September 2014
C
Corin
sentiment_satisfiedBronze

8:01 PM

Storeton Local multiplex frequency is 545.833 MHz (166 khz negative offset from 546 MHz)

tune to: QAM_AUTO f = 545833 kHz I999B8C999D999T999G999Y0
(time: 12:04) ===================== parse_network_change_notify_descriptor ===========
len = 20
0x00: 07 00 00 10 01 01 DE 47 13 30 00 01 00 00 13 00 : G 0
0x10: 20 0B 23 3A : #:
========================================================================
service = POP ((null))
service = Chart Show TV ((null))
service = QVC EXTRA ((null))
service = BAYTVLIVERPOOL ((null))
service = POP ((null))

Using the non offset frequency of 546 MHz does NOT work so please provide accurate data!

And to repeat for the third time, the transmission mode is QPSK not QSPK.

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Saturday, 13 September 2014
K
Karen
8:46 PM
Wallasey

Hi, just got normal digital tv's in the house (not got sky)but for last couple of week picture breaks (digitization?)constantly (worse at night) Any ideas what we need to do/ Thanks :o)

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