Freeview Light on the Ambergate (Derbyshire, England) transmitter
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The symbol shows the location of the Ambergate (Derbyshire, England) transmitter which serves 1,800 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 problemsThe BBC and Digital UK report there are no faults or engineering work on the Ambergate (Derbyshire, England) transmitter.
Which Freeview channels does the Ambergate 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.
64QAM 8K 2/3 24.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
DTG-6 256QAM 32KE 2/3 40.2Mb/s DVB-T2 MPEG4
H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)
Are you trying to watch these 43 Freeview channels?
The Ambergate (Derbyshire, England) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: 4seven, 5Action, 5STAR, 5USA, Aljazeera English, Blaze, Blaze +1, CBS Reality, Challenge, Channel 5 +1, CITV, YAAAS!, Dave, Dave ja vu, DMAX, Drama +1, E4 Extra, Film4 +1, Food Network, GB News, GREAT! movies, GREAT! movies action, HGTV, HobbyMaker, ITV2 +1, ITV3 +1, ITV4 +1, ITVBe +1, Legend, PBS America, pick, Pop Player, Quest +1, Quest Red, Really, Sky News, Smithsonian Channel, Talking Pictures TV, TCC, That's TV (UK), Together TV, W, Yesterday +1.
If you want to watch these channels, your aerial must point to one of the 80 Full service Freeview transmitters. For more information see the will there ever be more services on the Freeview Light transmitters? page.
Which BBC and ITV regional news can I watch from the Ambergate transmitter?
BBC East Midlands Today 0.9m homes 3.4%
from Nottingham NG2 4UU, 26km east-southeast (117°)
to BBC East Midlands region - 17 masts.
How will the Ambergate (Derbyshire, England) transmission frequencies change over time?
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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 17 Aug 11 and 31 Aug 11.
How do the old analogue and currrent digital signal levels compare?
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Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Waltham transmitter area
Are there any plans to upgrade the ambergate transmitter to a full freeview transmitter? i can only recieve basic channels currently living on the south side of the valley as the nottingham transmitter i think it is is out of range due to me being in the shadow of the hill?
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Ben Cooper: No, this is not likely at all. See here for an explanation, which is equally as relevant for the Ambergate transmitter:
Durris (Aberdeenshire, Scotland) full-Freeview transmitter | ukfree.tv - 10 years of independent, free digital TV advice
The Nottingham transmitter serves parts of the City that have difficulty receiving from Waltham. The hill that is in the way for you is preventing reception from Waltham which is the main transmitter in the East Midlands.
Generally speaking, Sutton Coldfield can be picked up well in Derby and northwards up the valley. I took the post code of The Canal Inn and the Digital UK predictor "thinks" that Sutton Coldfield might be a possibility at that location.
The Streetview photos were taken before switchover in July 2009 and at that time the majority of buildings seem to have aerials on Ambergate only. However, The Lord Nelson has ones on Ambergate and one on Sutton Coldfield which tends to add weight to the latter being a possibility.
I suggest that you investigate the possibility of reception from Sutton Coldfield. It provides West Midlands regional programming, but the UHF channels (frequencies) used by the two transmitters are such that two aerials could be diplexed, where the feed from each is combined into one downlead. This would allow you to watch the Commercial channels those that Ambergate doesn't broadcast from Sutton Coldfield and view the Public Service channels (including East Midlands regional programming) from Ambergate.
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