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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 details of all 1156 TV transmitters in the UK

Ofcom`s maps

MB21`s TV transmitters maps #1

MB21`s TV transmitters maps #2

MB21`s BBC FM radio transmitters maps

Also see “Which Transmitter Am I On ?” and ATV Maps plus :

Plus: BBC radio : National stations in England, Scotland, Wales, NI. Plus Local stations

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 !

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.

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





















Our original map (put up in October 2003) only covered Britain as far south as Mendip / Reigate because below that on the wall was (uneven) panelling. In December 2006 the panelling was boarded over so I could extended the map all the way to Cornwall, though in actual fact the tip of Cornwall doesn`t actually fit so had to be transposed SE of Kent ! The map was 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, 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