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Transmitter map. L to R, Justin, Pat and Chris.

ATV Transmitter Map

Subjects on this page are listed in the following order :

ATV transmitter map  (including “the map” and links to close ups)

TV transmitters out of use at switchover

TV transmitters into service at switchover

The pins on the map are colour coded to show group. Blue indicates a BBC radio transmitter though this not usually shown if it is also a TV transmitter.

There are three different sizes to represent low power relays (under 200W), high power relays (over 200W) and main transmitters.

An arrow points back to the repeater`s main transmitter.

A small light blue flag on any pin means I`ve been there !

Power station cooling towers are also on (as white pins) to help get ones bearings.

All 6 MUX transmitters are labelled as are 3 MUX repeaters over 200W in power plus the main radio transmitters. All transmitters are labelled on the actual map though I concede this isn`t always that easy to read so to help identify non labelled transmitters try :

Smaller scale UK map of the 80 "six MUX transmitters"

Ofcom`s maps

MB21`s TV transmitter maps

MB21`s TV transmitters map (all the transmitters !)

MB21`s BBC FM radio transmitters maps

For detailed “close ups” of sections of the map click on the “letter links” A to T on the graphic below.

There are two additional close ups centred on :

Emley Moor

Sutton Coldfield

(O is more or less centred on Crystal Palace)

Incidentally we haven`t got anything against Scotland it`s just that we ran out of room to go any further North !

If you`ve found this site informative and, hopefully, interesting as well,

please help us increase the number of people reading it.

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(Map Copyright Ofcom)

Approximate transmitter map areas





















The original map was put up in October 2003 and extended in December 2006. It was then updated (in December 2012) for any DSO changes (but that`s the pins not any roads ! ) though there wasn`t actually much that changed. There were a few new repeater transmitters plus some were taken out of use (see below), the most significant being Croydon and Lichfield (both large ex analogue C5 [only] transmitters). In addition a few repeaters changed which main transmitter they get their signal from.

Transmitters no longer broadcasting TV since the switchover

Most are still in use but only for radio, see the relevant transmitters` entry on MB21.

Bagillt  -  W  (SE of Holywell - NW Wales)

Burnhope  -  C5  (5m WNW of Durham)

Cambridge Madingley  -  C5  (4m W of Cambridge)

Chelmsford  -  C5  (4m SW of)

Churchdown Hill  -  C5  (1m NE of Gloucester)

Croydon  -  C5  (2m SW of Crystal Palace)

Fawley  -  C5  (ex power station - 8m SSE of Southampton)

Flint  -  W  (Centre of - NW Wales)

Hatch Bottom  -  I  (2m SE of Eastleigh)

Holywell  -  W  (1m NW of - NW Wales)

Hythe (Hants)  -  I  (N of - 4m S of Southampton)

Lichfield  -  C5  (2m W of Tamworth)

Mounteagle  -  C5  (Black Isle - N of Inverness)

North Winchester  -  I  (4m N of)

Sandale  -  BS  (4m SW of Caldbeck - N Lakes)

BS = BBC Scotland only

C5 = Channel 5 only

I = ITV (Meridian) only

W = BBC Wales & S4C only

See the Digital Spy thread on this subject.

TV transmitters brought into service at switchover

Many of the transmitters existed before (for radio usually) but had TV added at DSO.

Bexhill  (Centre of)

Budleigh Salterton  (Between Budleigh Salterton and Exmouth)

Burnham on Crouch  (West side of)

Clacton  (Centre of)

Great Yarmouth  (Centre of)

Jurby  (Isle of Man)

Lowestoft  (Centre of)

Ramsey  (Isle of Man)

Rouncefall  (1m NW of Rochford)

Skelmersdale  (N side of)

All are 3 MUX transmitters.

See the Digital Spy thread on this subject.

Small pin representing a smaller repeater transmitter with an output under 200W Medium pin representing a larger repeater transmitter with an output of 200W or more Large pin representing a main transmitter, usually 10kW+ output

Small pin.

Smaller repeater transmitter (with a power under 200W).

The Gold disc means it`s a 6 MUX transmitter, but the vast majority only transmit 3 MUXES.

The black collar indicates horizontal polarity (most are polarised vertically).

Most do not transmit omnidirectionally

Medium pin.

Larger repeater transmitter (with a power over  200W).

Not all transmit omnidirectionally.

Large pin.

Main transmitter. All are horizontally polarised and have transmission powers between 10kW  to 200kW.

Map key

NOTE : Because changing all those pins, re photographing the map and re-labelling it is such a big job it will only be be updated for TXs group (colours) following the 700MHz clearance (i.e. early 2020). The map is still accurate as regards TX location for all but 3 new TXs (Ashford, Worcester & Wroughton [Swindon]) brought into service in March 2018 for the 700MHz clearance.