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Aberdare  SO 034 013, 3 miles SSW of Merthyr.

All 6 MUXES are transmitted at 100W

Was originally an AV group for analogue and still is AV (and will remain so after the 700MHz clearance) for all the digital.

Click here for Aberdare transmitter`s radiation pattern.

Digital UK : Aberdare transmitter

For Aberdare we recommend the DM log for strong signal areas, the Log36 or Yagi18K for medium signal areas, the Yagi18A or XB10A for poor signal areas and the XB16A for those with the most marginal signals. The dimensions and test performance of the aerials can be found on the relevant tables. See the wrong aerial for any A group transmitter.


Angus  NO 394 407, 5 miles N of Dundee

MUXES 1 to 3 are transmitted at 20kW and MUXES 4 to 6 at 10kW.

Was originally a C/DH group for analogue and still is C/DH for digital until Q4 2019 when, due to the 700MHz clearance, it wil become KH (CHs 33 to 48), excluding MUXES 7 & 8.

Digital UK : Angus transmitter

For Angus we recommend the DM log for good signal areas, the Log 36 or Yagi18K for medium signal areas, the DY14WB for poor signal areas, and the XB16E for those with the most marginal signals. The dimensions and test performance of the aerials can be found on the relevant tables.


Ashford TR 011 429, Centre of Ashford.

All 6 MUXES are transmitted at 500W.

Ashford is a new TX (March 18) and is KV group.

Digital UK : Ashford transmitter

For Ashford we recommend the DM log for strong signal areas, the Log 36 or Yagi18K for medium signal areas, the Yagi18K or XB10K for poor signal areas and the XB16K for those with the most marginal signals. The dimensions and test performance of the aerials can be found on the relevant tables.

Note that Ashford, Margate & Dover are a Single Frequency Network.  


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Beacon Hill  SX 857 619, 4 miles WSW of Torquay.

20kW output for MUXES 1 to 3, and 10kW for MUXES 4 to 6.

Was originally a C/DH group for analogue and still is (excluding MUXES 7 & 8) a C/DH for digital until Q1 2019 when, due to the 700MHz clearance, it will become BH (CHs 40 to 47). C/D aerials (or W/Bs) should still work though.

Digital UK : Beacon Hill

For Beacon Hill we recommend the DM log for signal areas areas, the Log 36 or Yagi18K for medium strong signal, the Yagi18E or the DY14WB for poor signal areas, and the XB16E for those with the most marginal signals. The dimensions and test performance of the aerials can be found on the relevant tables.


Belmont  TF 218 836, 16 miles ENE of Lincoln.

MUXES 1 to 3 are transmitted at 150kW, MUXES 5 & 6 at 100kW, and MUX4 at 50kW.

Was originally an AH group for analogue, then became a wideband for digital. In Q1 2020, due to the 700MHz clearance, it will revert to an AH (excluding MUXES 7 & 8).

Digital UK : Belmont Transmitter

For Belmont we recommend the DM log for strong signal areas, the Log 36 or Yagi18K for medium signal areas, and the DY14WB for poor signal areas. The dimensions and test performance of the aerials can be found on the relevant tables. See Belmont Graph.


Bilsdale  SE 553 962, 15 miles SE of Middlesborough.

MUXES 1 to 3 are transmitted at 100kW and MUXES 4 to 6 at 50kW.

Was originally an AH group for the analogue channels but  for all digital reception a K group (or wideband) is required. The 700MHz clearance is due at Bilsdale in Q4 2019 and it will be staying a K group (excl MUX7 & M8).

Digital UK : Bilsdale transmitter

For Bilsdale we recommend the DM log for strong signal areas, the Log 36 for medium signal areas, the Yagi18K or XB10K for poor signal areas and the XB16K for those with the most marginal signals. The dimensions and test performance of the aerials can be found on the relevant tables. See Bilsdale Graph.


Black Hill  NS 828 647, 14 miles E of Glasgow.

Transmission power is 100kW for all six MUXES.

There are 2 lower power HD MUXES on CHs 32 & 35.

Was originally a BH group for analogue and still is BH for all the digital transmissions. During the 700MHz clearance on the 5th Sept 2018 no CHs altered (excl MUX 7 & 8).

Digital UK : Black Hill Transmitter

For Black Hill we recommend the DM log for good signal areas, the Log 36 or Yagi18K for medium signal areas, the Yagi18B or XB10B for poor signal areas and the XB16B for those with the most marginal signals. The dimensions and test performance of the aerials can be found on the relevant tables. See Black Hill`s Graph.


Blaenplwyf  SN 569 757, 4 miles SSW of Aberystwyth.

40kW output power for MUXES 1 to 3 and 10kW for MUXES 4 to 6

Was originally an AH group for analogue and it`s still an AH for digital. During the 700MHz clearance no CHs alter.

Digital UK : Blaenplwyf

For Blaenplwyf we recommend the DM log for strong signal areas, the Log36 or Yagi18K for medium signal areas, the Yagi18A or XB10A for poor signal areas and the XB16A for those with the most marginal signals. The dimensions and test performance of the aerials can be found on the relevant tables. See the wrong aerial for any A group transmitter.


Bluebell Hill  TQ 757 613, 3 miles N of Maidstone.

Transmission power is 20kW for all six MUXES.

Was originally an EH group for analogue then became BH for digital 18 Jul 18 when, due to the 700MHz clearance, it became KH (CHs 32 to 46), excluding MUXES 7 & 8. All B and E group aerials (and W/Bs) installed pre switchover should still work afterwards.

Digital UK : Bluebell Hill transmitter

For Bluebell Hill we recommend the DM log for strong signal areas, the Log 36 for medium signal areas, the Yagi18K or XB10K for poor signal areas and the XB16K for those with the most marginal signals. The dimensions and test performance of the aerials can be found on the relevant tables. See Bluebell Hill Graph.


Bressay  HU 503 387, 3 miles SE of Lerwick (Shetland Isles).

Transmission power is 2kW for MUXES 1 to 4, and 1kW for 5 and 6.

Was originally an AV group for analogue and still is AV for digital, even after its July 2017 700MHz clearance. Click here for Bressay transmitter`s radiation pattern.

Digital UK : Bressay transmitter

For Bressay we recommend the DM log for strong signal areas, the Log36 or Yagi18K for medium signal areas, the Yagi18A or XB10A for poor signal areas and the XB16A for those with the most marginal signals. The dimensions and test performance of the aerials can be found on the relevant tables.

See the wrong aerial for any A group transmitter.


Brierley Hill SO 916 856, SW suburb of Dudley.

Transmission power is 2kW for all 6 digital MUXES.

Was originally a C/DV group for analogue and initially for all the digital, but became an AV group in March 2018 due to the 700MHz clearance.

Brierley Hill is attenuated for all digital in an arc from the SE (through SW) to NW, click here for the transmitter`s radiation pattern.

Digital UK : Brierley Hill transmitter

For Brierley Hill we recommend the DM log for strong signal areas, the Log36 or Yagi18K for medium signal areas, the Yagi18A or XB10A for poor signal areas and the XB16A for those with the most marginal signals. The dimensions and test performance of the aerials can be found on the relevant tables.

See the wrong aerial for any A group transmitter.


Bristol Ilchester Crescent  ST 577 700, SW Suburbs of Bristol.

Transmission power is 200W for MUXES 1 to 3 and 100W for MUXES 4 to 6.

Was originally a BV group for analogue and still is BV for all the digital. No change due in the 700MHz clearance

Digital UK : Bristol Ilchester Cres Weston transmitter

Click here for Bristol Ilchester Crescent`s radiation pattern.

For Ilchester we recommend the DM log for good signal areas, the Log 36 or Yagi18K for medium signal areas, the Yagi18B or XB10B for poor signal areas and the XB16B for those with the most marginal signals. The dimensions and test performance of the aerials can be found on the relevant tables.


Bristol Kings Weston ST 547 775, Western suburbs of Bristol.

Transmission power is 200W for all MUXES.

Was originally a BV group for analogue then went E group for digital, until Q2 2019 when, due to the 700MHz clearance, it wil become KH (CHs 22 to 46).

Digital UK : Briistol Kings Weston transmitter

Click here for Bristol Kings Weston radiation pattern.

For Kings Weston we recommend the DM log for signal areas areas, the Log 36 or Yagi18K for medium strong signal, or the DY14WB for poor signal areas. The dimensions and test performance of the aerials can be found on the relevant tables.


Bromsgrove  SO 948 730, 10 miles SW of Birmingham.

Transmission power is 400W for all MUXES.

Was an AV group for analogue but for digital reception a KH group (or wideband) aerial is required. No change in group due in the 700MHz clearance

Digital UK : Bromsgrove transmitter

Bromsgrove transmitter radiation pattern (post DSO is the same).

For Bromsgrove we recommend the DM log for strong signal areas, the Log 36 for medium signal areas, the Yagi18K or XB10K for poor signal areas and the XB16K for those with the most marginal signals. The dimensions and test performance of the aerials can be found on the relevant tables.

Note that The Wrekin, Bromsgrove and Lark Stoke are a Single Frequency Network.


Brougher Mountain  IH 350 527, 8 miles NE of Enniskillen (N.I).

Transmission power is 20kW for MUXES 1 to 3 and 2kW (two kW) for MUXES 4 to 6.

Was originally an AH group for analogue and it`s still (and due to remain) an AH for digital, even after the 700MHz clearance in Q3 2019.

Digital UK : Brougher Mountain transmitter

For Brougher we recommend the DM log for strong signal areas, the Log36 or Yagi18K for medium signal areas, the Yagi18A or XB10A for poor signal areas and the XB16A for those with the most marginal signals. The dimensions and test performance of the aerials can be found on the relevant tables. See the wrong aerial for any A group transmitter


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Caldbeck  NY 299 425, 12 miles SW of Carlisle.

MUXES 1 to 3 are transmitted at 100kW and MUXES 4 to 6 at 50kW.

Caldbeck Scotland (only transmitted to the North) MUX 1 at 100kW, 2 & 3 at 50kW.

Was originally an AH group for analogue and it`s still (and due to remain) an AH for digital, even after the 700MHz clearance in Q3 2019 (excl MUX 7 & 8). The low power (and not omni directionally transmitted) “Local” MUX is due to move from CH56 to CH33 (i.e. into the A group).

Digital UK : Caldbeck transmitter

For Caldbeck we recommend the DM log for strong signal areas, the Log36 or Yagi18K for medium signal areas, the Yagi18A or XB10A for poor signal areas and the XB16A for those with the most marginal signals. The dimensions and test performance of the aerials can be found on the relevant tables. See the wrong aerial for any A group transmitter.


Caradon Hill  SX 273 707, 12 miles WNW of Plymouth.

MUXES 1 to 3 are transmitted at 100kW, and MUXES 4 to 6 at 50kW.

Was originally an AH group for analogue and it`s still an A group for digital.

During the 700MHz clearance in Q2 2019 no CHs alter (excl MUX 7 & 8).

Digital UK : Caradon Hill transmitter

For Caradon Hill we recommend the DM log for strong signal areas, the Log36 or Yagi18K for medium signal areas, the Yagi18A or XB10A for poor signal areas and the XB16A for those with the most marginal signals. The dimensions and test performance of the aerials can be found on the relevant tables.

See the wrong aerial for any A group transmitter.


Carmel  SN 576 153, 12 miles NNW of Swansea.

MUXES 1 to 3 are transmitted at 20kW and MUXES 4 to 6 at 10kW.

Was originally a C/DH group for analogue and still is C/DH for digital until Q3 2019 when, due to the 700MHz clearance, it will become KH (CHs 23 to 48, though, for those in bad signal areas, only MUX 6 will be out of the A group).

Digital UK : Carmel transmitter

For Carmel we recommend the DM log for good signal areas, the Log 36 or Yagi18K for medium signal areas, the Yagi 18E  or the DY14WB for poor signal areas. The dimensions and test performance of the aerials can be found on the relevant tables.


Chatton  NU 105 264, 17 miles SSE of Berwick.

MUXES 1 to 3 are transmitted at 20kW and MUXES 4 to 6 at 10kW.

Was a BH group for analogue and still is BH for digital until Q4 2019 when, due to the 700MHz clearance, it wil become KH (CHs 29 to 47). Most B group aerials will continue to work OK.

Digital UK : Chatton transmitter

For Chatton we recommend the DM log for strong signal areas, the Log 36 for medium signal areas, the Yagi18K or XB10K for poor signal areas and the XB16K for those with the most marginal signals. The dimensions and test performance of the aerials can be found on the relevant tables.


Chesterfield  SK 382 764, 2 miles N of Chesterfield.

All six MUXES are transmitted at 400W.

Was originally an AV group for analogue and became (and is due to remain) a KV for digital, even after the 700MHz clearance in Q3 2019.

Digital UK : Chesterfield transmitter

For Chesterfield we recommend the DM log for strong signal areas, the Log 36 for medium signal areas, the Yagi18K or XB10K for poor signal areas and the XB16K for those with the most marginal signals. The dimensions and test performance of the aerials can be found on the relevant tables.


Clacton  TM 183 163, NE Suburbs of Clacton.

All 6 MUXES will be transmitted at 400W.

Clacton : was a 3 MUX but upgraded to a 6 MUX transmitter in Q3 2018. Originally a BH group but will be a KH when 6 MUX (B group aerials - and widebands-  will still work fine though).

Digital UK : Clacton transmitter

For Clacton we recommend the DM log for strong signal areas, the Log 36 for medium signal areas, the Yagi18K or XB10K for poor signal areas and the XB16K for those with the most marginal signals. The dimensions and test performance of the aerials can be found on the relevant tables.


Craigkelly  NT 233 872, 8 miles N of Edinburgh.

MUXES 1 to 3 are transmitted at 20kW and MUXES 4 to 6 at 10kW.

Was an AH group for analogue then, for digital, it went KH group. On the  3 Oct 2018, due to the 700MHz clearance, it will again become AH (excl MUX 7 & 8).

Digital UK : Craigkelly transmitter

For Craigkelly we recommend the DM log for strong signal areas, the Log 36 for medium signal areas, the Yagi18K or XB10K for poor signal areas and the XB16K for those with the most marginal signals. The dimensions and test performance of the aerials can be found on the relevant tables.


Crystal Palace  TQ 339 712, 3 miles N of Croydon.

All six MUXES are transmitted at 200kW.

Was originally an AH group and still is AH for all the digital. 700MHz clearance is due at Crystal Palace in March 2018, but nothing will change apart from MUXES 7 & 8.

Digital UK : Crystal Palace transmitter

For Crystal Palace we recommend the DM log for strong signal areas, the Log36 or Yagi18K for medium signal areas, the Yagi18A or XB10A for poor signal areas and the XB16A for those with the most marginal signals. The dimensions and test performance of the aerials can be found on the relevant tables.

See “The wrong aerial for Crystal Palace”, and Crystal Palace Graph

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Darvel  NS 557 341, 18 miles S of Glasgow.

20kW output power for MUXES 1 to 3 and 10kW for MUXES 4 to 6.

Was originally an AH group for analogue, it`s still an A group for all the digital, and remained so (excl MUX 7 & 8) after the 700MHz clearance which occurred on 5 Sept 2018.

Digital UK : Darvel transmitter

For Darvel we recommend the DM log for strong signal areas, the Log36 or Yagi18K for medium signal areas, the Yagi18A or XB10A for poor signal areas and the XB16A for those with the most marginal signals. The dimensions and test performance of the aerials can be found on the relevant tables.

See the wrong aerial for any A group transmitter.


Divis  IJ 287 750, 4 miles W of Belfast.

100kW output power for MUXES 1 to 3 and 50kW for MUXES 4 to 6.

Was an AH group for analogue and it`s still an AH group for digital, and will remain so after the 700MHz clearance in Q3 2019 during which no channels will change (apart from MUX 7 & 8).

Digital UK : Divis transmitter

For Divis we recommend the DM log for strong signal areas, the Log36 or Yagi18K for medium signal areas, the Yagi18A or XB10A for poor signal areas and the XB16A for those with the most marginal signals. The dimensions and test performance of the aerials can be found on the relevant tables.

See the wrong aerial for any A group transmitter.


Dover  TR 274 397, 2 miles WSW of Dover.

80kW power on MUXES 1 to 3 and 40kW on MUXES 4 to 6

Was originally a C/DH group for analogue and still is C/DH for digital until Q3 2019 when, due to the 700MHz clearance, it will become KH (CHs 33 to 48).

Digital UK : Dover transmitter

For Dover we recommend the DM log for good signal areas, the Log 36 for medium signal areas, and the Yagi 18K or the DY14WB for poor signal areas. The dimensions and test performance of the aerials can be found on the relevant tables.


Durris  NO 763 899, 14 miles SW of Aberdeen.

100kW output power for MUXES 1 to 3 and 50kW for MUXES 4 to 6.

Was originally an AH group for analogue, it`s still an A group for all the digital, and remained so (apart from MUX 7 & 8) after the 700MHz clearance which occurred on the 15 Aug 2018, only MUX 6 and the local MUX moved.

Digital UK : Durris transmitter

For Durris we recommend the DM log for strong signal areas, the Log36 or Yagi18K for medium signal areas, the Yagi18A or XB10A for poor signal areas and the XB16A for those with the most marginal signals. The dimensions and test performance of the aerials can be found on the relevant tables.

See the wrong aerial for any A group transmitter.

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Eastbourne  TV 606 977, SW suburbs of Eastbourne.

All 6 MUXES will be transmitted 200W.

Was a 3 MUX transmitter but will be upgraded to a 6 MUX transmitter in Q3 2018. Originally an AV group and will remain so for all 6 MUXES.

Digital UK : Eastbourne transmitter

For Eastbourne we recommend the DM log for strong signal areas, the Log36 or Yagi18K for medium signal areas, the Yagi18A or XB10A for poor signal areas and the XB16A for those with the most marginal signals. The dimensions and test performance of the aerials can be found on the relevant tables. See the wrong aerial for any A group transmitter.


Eitshal   NB 305 303, 8 miles WSW of Stornoway (Isle of Lewis).

MUXES 1 to 3 are transmitted at 20kW and MUXES 4 to 6 at 10kW.

Was an AH group for analogue and still is AH for digital (even after its 2017 700MHz clearance ).

Digital UK : Eitshall transmitter

For Eitshall we recommend the DM log for strong signal areas, the Log36 for Yagi18K or medium signal areas, the Yagi18A or XB10A for poor signal areas and the XB16A for those with the most marginal signals. The dimensions and test performance of the aerials can be found on the relevant tables.

See the wrong aerial for any A group transmitter.


Emley Moor   SE 222 128, 6 miles ESE of Huddersfield.

All six digital MUXES are transmitted at 174kW.

Was a BH group for analogue channels, it still is a BH for all the digital and is due to remain so after its 700MHz clearance in Q1 2020 (excl from MUXES 7 & 8).

The low power (and not omni directionally transmitted) “Local” MUX is on CH56 and therefore slightly out of the B group (until Q1 2020 when it moves to CH39).

Digital UK : Emley Moor transmitter

For Emley Moor we recommend the DM log for good signal areas, the Log 36 or Yagi18K for medium signal areas, the Yagi18B or XB10B for poor signal areas and the XB16B for those with the most marginal signals. The dimensions and test performance of the aerials can be found on the relevant tables. See Emley Moor Graph.

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Fenham  NZ 216 648, Western suburb of Newcastle.

All six digital MUXES are transmitted at 400W.

Was originally an AV group for analogue, it`s still an AV group for all the digital, and will remain so (excl from MUXES 7 & 8) after the 700MHz clearance which is due in Q4 2019.

Digital UK : Fenham transmitter

Click here for Fenham`s radiation pattern.

For Fenham we recommend the DM log for strong signal areas, the Log36 or Yagi18K for medium signal areas, the Yagi18A or XB10A for poor signal areas and the XB16A for those with the most marginal signals. The dimensions and test performance of the aerials can be found on the relevant tables.

See the wrong aerial for any A group transmitter.


Fenton  SJ 903 451, Eastern suburb of Stoke.

MUXES 1 to 3 are transmitted at 2kW and MUXES 4 to 6 at 1kW.

Was originally an AV group for analogue and it`s still an AV group for all the digital, and will remain so after the 700MHz clearance during which no channels will change (apart from MUX 7 & 8).

Digital UK : Fenton transmitter

For Fenton we recommend the DM log for strong signal areas, the Log36 or Yagi18K for medium signal areas, the Yagi18A or XB10A for poor signal areas and the XB16A for those with the most marginal signals. The dimensions and test performance of the aerials can be found on the relevant tables. See the wrong aerial for any A group transmitter.

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Guildford  SU 975 486, 3 miles SW of Guildford.

All six digital MUXES are transmitted at 2kW.

Was originally a BV group and remained BV for all digital until the 700MHz clearance in April 2018 when it became KV (CHs 31 to 47). Most B group aerials will continue to work OK.

Digital UK : Guildford transmitter

For Guildford we recommend the DM log for strong signal areas, the Log 36 for medium signal areas, the Yagi18K or XB10K for poor signal areas and the XB16K for those with the most marginal signals. The dimensions and test performance of the aerials can be found on the relevant tables.

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Hannington  SU 527 568, 16 miles SW of Reading.

MUXES 1 to 3 are transmitted at 50kW and MUXES 4 to 6 at 25kW.

Was an EH (or wideband) group for analogue, but post switchover Hannington reverted to its original (pre C4) BH group for all digital, and remained so after its 700MHz clearance in Apr 2018 (excl from MUXES 7 & 8).

Digital UK : Hannington transmitter

For Hannington we recommend the DM log for good signal areas, the Log 36 or Yagi18K for medium signal areas, the Yagi18B or XB10B for poor signal areas and the XB16B for those with the most marginal signals. The dimensions and test performance of the aerials can be found on the relevant tables. See Hanningtons Graphs.


Haslemere  SU 886 331,  western suburbs of Haselmere.

All 6 MUXES transmitted at 10W.

Was a 3 MUX transmitter but will be upgraded to a 6 MUX transmitter in March 2018. Originally an AV group and will initially remain so for all 6 MUXES, but, in Q4 2019 will go KV group.

Digital UK : Haselmere transmitter

For Haselmere we recommend the DM log for strong signal areas, the Log 36 for medium signal areas, the Yagi18K or XB10K for poor signal areas and the XB16K for those with the most marginal signals. The dimensions and test performance of the aerials can be found on the relevant tables.

Haselmere will end up a single frequency network with Midhurst.


Hastings  TQ 806 100, central Hastings.

All 6 MUXES transmitted at 1kW

Was an AV group for analogue and still is AV for all the digital, and will remain so (no change at all) after the 700MHz clearance

Digital UK : Hastings transmitter

For Hastings we recommend the DM log for strong signal areas, the Log36 or Yagi18K for medium signal areas, the Yagi18A or XB10A for poor signal areas and the XB16A for those with the most marginal signals. The dimensions and test performance of the aerials can be found on the relevant tables.


Heathfield   TQ 566 220, 13 miles NNW of Eastbourne.

All 6 MUXES transmitted at 20kW

Was a C/DH group for analogue but Heathfield became a BH group for digital, and remained so after its 700MHz clearance in 18 Jul 2018. However, reception on a C/D aerial should still be possible in most areas.

Digital UK : Heathfield transmitter

For Heathfield we recommend the DM log for good signal areas, the Log 36 or Yagi18K for medium signal areas, the Yagi18B or XB10B for poor signal areas and the XB16B for those with the most marginal signals. The dimensions and test performance of the aerials can be found on the relevant tables. See Heathfield Graph.


Hemel Hempstead  TL 088 045, Southern suburbs of its namesake.

All 6 MUXES transmitted at 2kW

Was originally a BV group for analogue then became an E group for digital before, in April 2018, it became a KV (CHs 29 to 46) due to the 700MHz clearance.

Digital UK : Hemel Hempstead transmitter

Click here for Hemel Hempstead`s radiation pattern.

For Hemel Hempstead we recommend the DM log for strong signal areas, the Log 36 for medium signal areas, the Yagi18K or XB10K for poor signal areas and the XB16K for those with the most marginal signals. The dimensions and test performance of the aerials can be found on the relevant tables.


Huntshaw Cross  SS 527 220, 6 miles SSW of Barnstaple.

MUXES 1 to 3 are transmitted at 20kW and MUXES 4 to 6 at 10kW.

Was originally a C/DH group for analogue and remained a C/DH for digital until Q2 2019 when, due to the 700MHz clearance, it will become AH (CHs 30 to 37).

Digital UK : Huntshaw Cross transmitter

For Huntshaw Cross we recommend the DM log for good signal areas, the Log 36 or Yagi18K  for medium signal areas, the DY14WB for poor signal areas, and the XB16E for those with the most marginal signals. The dimensions and test performance of the aerials can be found on the relevant tables.

 





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For Transmitter "I to W" see 6 MUX transmitters page 2

The Main Digital transmitters


(i.e. the “6 MUX” digital transmitters)


Completely updated for the 700MHz clearance (and 12 Sept 18)

Listed below are the 91 "six MUX" transmitters.


i.e. the only ones transmitting all* the Freeview channels (on all 6 MUXES).


* Excluding MUXES 7 & 8


Not entirely co-incidentally, these were the original 80 preswitchover digital transmitters, plus 11 more added during the 700MHz switchover.

In addition, there are just under 1100 smaller repeater transmitters, but they only transmit the first 3 MUXES (the PSBs), not all 6 of them. That said, these three PSBs include all the main channels and the six HDTV channels. Virtually all of these smaller repeaters transmit digital in the same group as they did for analogue.


See the Ofcom (Excel) spreadsheet for details of all the smaller repeater transmitters.


Officially 90% of the population can get on a 6 MUX transmitter, that is to say 10% (= 6 million people) can only get on a 3 MUX repeater. I have to say I think that`s rubbish. I spend far too much time looking at TV aerials all over the country and I`m sure the number of people unable to get on a 6 MUX TX is far lower than 6 million. In fact it`d surprise me if it was even half that figure. The four most important points to bear in mind are :



1 - Many people are on a small repeater transmitter when they don`t even need to be on one. This is mainly due to lazy or incompetent installers. Having said that it`s only relatively recently that being on a main transmitter was important, before digital (certainly before C5) it made no difference to how many channels the customer would receive so the aforementioned installers would just go for the easiest option (Oughtibridge in this case ! ) which they knew would work at the locality.



2 - Since the switchover (many aerials were installed pre-switchover) the transmission power has been hugely increased.



3 - There may be around 1100 repeater transmitters and only 50 main transmitters, but the 30 largest repeaters (by far the biggest in terms of population coverage) transmit all 6 MUXES. Sheffield is a repeater but I reckon its coverage must be bigger than a dozen (or more ? ) "main" transmitters. Many of the smaller repeaters only transmit to a few hundred people, some to less than that.



4 - I`m sure there are a huge number of sites which can`t get on a 6 MUX transmitter, but generally there aren`t many people (relatively speaking) living in those localities.


The information below includes the all the 6 MUX transmitters` locations, their digital power outputs, their polarity*, if they have changed group (i.e. required a new aerial at digital switchover) and last, but by no means least, the aerials we recommend for them.


* e.g. BH indicates a B group Horizontally polarised transmitter.


Note : we specifically exclude MUX 7 & 8 when determining a transmitter`s group.


If you`re on one of the smaller three MUX repeaters (see “which transmitter am I on ?”) and you want all six digital Freeview MUXES you`ll have to try and get onto one of the transmitters listed below. You could try realigning your aerial (though you may well have to re-polarise it) and then retuning. You will also have to check both transmitters are the same group (not required if you have a wideband aerial), though most decent grouped aerials will work reasonably well for the group below, e.g. a C/D group will work in the B group.

If you get a signal but it`s not as good as you want, you could upgrade the aerial (this is particularly effective if you swap from a wideband to the correct grouped aerial for the transmitter, especially so for an A group), but you could also try a mast head amplifier or repositioning your aerial.

And don`t forget the cable (and any crappy wall plates).......

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The “powers that be” keep changing the name of the MUXES, so we just refer to them as MUXES 1 to 6, as they should be anyway....


Don`t you just hate all this name changing b******s ?


Also see :

MUXES and PSBs

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MUX Name Changing.....

We are more than willing to give advice to those actually purchasing from us. Could those only seeking information please just find the answer somewhere on this site, or ring an aerial installer local to them, or call the reception advice phone numbers.

Main digital TV transmitters in the UK (the 6 MUX transmitters)


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