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Problematic Post DSO Repeaters  


What is a repeater (or relay) transmitter ?


Below is a list of repeater transmitters which may give problematic digital reception without an aerial change. Bear in mind that there are about 1105 repeaters in the UK (listed in these various files by region), and most only transmit to relatively small numbers of people, so the list below is almost insignificant.

The list does not include any of the main 81 "six MUX" transmitters, these are listed above in more detail.


If I`ve missed any “Problematic Repeaters”, please correct me !

Transmitter / Locality


Cefn Mawr (SSW of Wrexham)

Margate  (Margate.......)

Wells-next-the-sea (N Norfolk coast)


Ambergate (8m N of Derby)

Ardnadam (Dunoon)

Balintoy (N Ireland)

Bovey Tracey  (NW of Newton Abbot)

Chideock (Bridport)

Clennon Valley (Paignton)

Creake (6m NW of Fakenham)

Cwmfelinfach (N of Cardiff)

Derby (SW suburb)

Haden Hill (SW of Dudley)

Harbertonford (SW of Totnes)

Porlock (4m W of Minehead)

Tenby (SW Wales)

Usk (NE of Newport)

Change Of Group


B group to C/D (CHs 53 to 60)

A group to B group (CHs 50 to 53)

B group to C/D group (CHs 51 to 57)


B group to A group (bottom MUX CH22)

B group to C/D group (top MUX CH56)

B group to C/D group (top MUX CH56)

B group to C/D group (top MUX CH56)

B group to C/D group (top MUX CH56)

B group to C/D group (top MUX CH56)

B group to C/D group (top MUX CH56)

B group to C/D group (top MUX CH56)

B group to C/D group (top MUX CH56)

B group to C/D group (top MUX CH56)

B group to C/D group (top MUX CH56)

B group to A group (down to CH21)

B group to C/D group (top MUX CH56)

B group to C/D group (top MUX CH56)

Problematic ?


Very likely.

Very likely.

Probably.


Should be OK ? *

Should be OK ? *

Should be OK ? *

Should be OK ? * Should be OK ? *

Should be OK ? *

Should be OK ? *

Should be OK ? *

Should be OK ? *

Should be OK ? *

Should be OK ? *

Should be OK ? * Should be OK ? *

Should be OK ? *

* Those with Contract aerials may be more likely to experience problems because their gain curves can be rather more uneven and unpredictable.


Repeater transmitters which may have technically changed group but where the out of band channels are only 2 channels above the old group are not  listed because generally these should work with the old aerial, similarly where the reallocated channels are below the previous group. Heathfield (although it is actually a main transmitter) is an example of the latter, and its graph is worthy of study.

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Cefn Mawr transmitter is situated 6 miles SW of Wrexham and has the distinction ( ! ) of being one of only three repeaters which definitely changed group at DSO, and required those receiving their signals from it to have their aerials changed for (full) digital reception. To be honest I`d have thought that its coverage would be measured in the hundreds rather than the thousands.....

Cefn Mawr is vertically polarised and receives its signal from Moel Y Parc which it then retransmits into the valley. Its analogue frequencies were CH41, CH44, CH47 & CH51 so it was a B group, but post DSO they are CH53, CH57 & CH60, i.e. it`s now a C/D group.  



Below is the view from the base of the transmitter, note the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct,

in the bottom right background, taking the Llangollen canal over the river Dee. Surely the

aqueduct is one of the greatest achievements of the canal engineers, and you can still go over it in a boat, or on foot !

Cefn Mawr transmitter, you will probably need a new aerial.....

The Main Digital transmitters



(i.e. the 6 MUX digital transmitters) (page 2)

For explanatory notes on the content of this page see see page 1


A    B    C    D    E    F    G    H    I    K    L    M    N    O    P    R    S    T    W


I


Idle  SE 163 374, 3 miles N of Bradford.

Transmission power is 50W for all 6 MUXES.

Was originally an AV group for analogue, but only MUXES 1 to 3 (the PSBs) would normally be receivable on an A group aerial. For reception of all 6 MUXES from Idle a K group (or wideband) aerial would be required.

Click here for Idle`s radiation pattern.

For Idle 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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Keelylang Hill  HY 378 102, 5 miles W of Kirkwall (Orkney Isles).

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

Was a originally a BH group and still is for all 6 digital MUXES.

Click here for Keelylang Hill`s radiation pattern.

For Keelylang we recommend the DM log for good signal areas, the Log 36 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.


Keighley  SE 069 444, 2 miles N of Keighley.

All 6 MUXES are transmitted at 2kW

Was a C/DV group for analogue and still is for all the digital.

Most power is transmitted to the SW and little to the NE.

For Keighley we recommend the DM log for good signal areas, the Log 36 for medium signal areas, the Yagi18CD* / Yagi 18E  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.

* See "covering all eventualities"


Kilvey Hill  SS 672 940, Eastern suburb of Swansea.

All digital MUXES transmitted at 2kW.

Was an AV group for analogue and still is an A group for all the Digital.

For Kilvey Hill we recommend the DM log for strong signal areas, the Log36 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.


Knock More   NJ 321 497, 10 miles SSW of Elgin.

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

Was originally an AH group and MUXES 1 to 3 (i.e. the three PSBs) are still within this band, but for all 6 digital MUXES (incl 4 to 6 on CHs 53, 57 & 60) a wideband or T group is required.

Click here for Knockmore`s radiation pattern.

For Knock More we recommend the DM log for strong signal areas, the Log 36 for medium

signal areas, the DY14WB for poor signal areas, and the XB22WB 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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Lancaster  SD 490 662, 3 miles N of Lancaster.

All six digital MUXES are transmitted at 2kW.

Was an AV group for analogue and still is for all its digital output.

For Lancaster we recommend the DM log for strong signal areas, the Log36 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.


Lark Stoke  SP 187 426, 8 miles S of Stratford U Avon.

All six digital MUXES are transmitted at 1.3kW.

Was an AV group for analogue but only the first 3 MUXES (i.e. the 3 PSBs) are still within the A group, for all digital MUXES a K group (or wideband) aerial.

Click here for Lark Stoke`s radiation pattern (pre DSO pattern but should still be similar).

For Lark Stoke 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.


Limavady  IC 711 296, 8 miles W of Coleraine (N Ireland).

Transmission power is 20kW for MUXES 1 to 3 and 10kW for MUXES 4 to 6

Was an C/DH group for analogue and still is for all its digital output.

For Limavady we recommend the DM log for good signal areas, the Log 36 for medium signal areas, the Yagi18CD* / Yagi 18E  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.

* See "covering all eventualities"


Llanddona  SH 583 810, 6 miles N of Bangor.

Transmission power is 20kW for MUXES 1 to 3 and 10kW for MUXES 4 to 6

Was originally a C/DH group for the analogue. At DSO Llanddona technically became an E group but because the bottom MUX (MUX 4) is only on CH43 reception should still be possible on almost all C/D group aerials, though this is a little less likely for crappy Contract aerials.

For Llanddona we recommend the DM log for signal areas areas, the Log 36 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.

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Malvern / Great Malvern  SO 774 464, 8 m SSW of Worcester.

Transmission power is 400W for all 6 MUXES.

Was originally a C/DV group and it still is for all the digital.

Click here for Malvern`s radiation pattern (pre DSO pattern but should still be similar now).

For Malvern we recommend the DM log for good signal areas, the Log 36 for medium signal areas, the Yagi18CD* / Yagi 18E  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.

* See "covering all eventualities"


Mendip  ST 564 488, 18 miles S of Bristol.

All six MUXES are transmitted at 100kW.

Was originally a C/DH group for analogue but, including the planned lower power HD MUXES (on CHs33 & 35), it`s now an E group (or T group or wideband), but an original C/D group aerial will still pick up the main 6 MUXES.

For Mendip we recommend the DM log for good signal areas, the Log 36 for medium signal areas, the Yagi 18E  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.          See Mendip Graph.


Midhurst   SU 912 250, 20 miles NE of Portsmouth.

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

Was originally a C/DH group for analogue and still is for all the digital.

For Midhurst we recommend the DM log for good signal areas, the Log 36 for medium signal areas, the Yagi18CD* / Yagi 18E  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.

* See "covering all eventualities"


Moel-Y-Parc SJ 123 701, 15 miles WSW of Birkenhead.

Power is 20kW for MUXES 1 to 3 and 10kW for MUXES 4 to 6.

There are 2 lower power HD MUXES planned on CHs 32 & 34.

Was originally a BH group and it still is for all its digital output.

For Moel Y Parc we recommend the DM log for good signal areas, the Log 36 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 Moel Y Parc Graph.

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Nottingham  SK 503 435, 5 miles E of Nottingham.

Power is 400W for all 6 MUXES.

Was originally an AV group but now only PSBs  are within the A group. For reception of all 6 MUXES a K group (or wideband) is required.

For Nottingham  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 Nottingham Graph.

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Oliver`s Mount  TA 408 869, Scarborough.

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

Was a C/DV group and still is for all 6 digital Muxes.

For Olivers Mount we recommend the DM log for good signal areas, the Log 36 for medium signal areas, the Yagi18CD* / Yagi 18E  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.

* See "covering all eventualities"


Oxford  SP 567 105, 4 miles NE of Oxford.

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

Was originally a C/DH group for analogue but, including the planned lower power HD MUXES (on CHs31 & 37), it`s now an E group (or T group or wideband), but an original C/D group aerial will still pick up the main 6 MUXES.

For Oxford we recommend the DM log for good signal areas, the Log 36 for medium signal areas, the Yagi 18E 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.  See Oxford Graph.

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Pendle Forest  SD 825 384, 3 miles NW of Burnley.

All six digital MUXES transmitted at 100W.

Was originally a AV group and still is for all its digital output.

Click here for Pendle Forest`s radiation pattern.

For Pendle we recommend the DM log for strong signal areas, the Log36 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.


Plympton  SX 531 555, 2 miles ESE of Plymouth.

All digital MUXES transmitted at 400W.

Originally a C/D group it became an E group at DSO when Muxes 4 & 5 were switched to CHs 42 and 45, but reception of these should still be possible on a C/D aerial.

For Plympton we recommend the DM log for signal areas areas, the Log 36 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.


Pontop Pike  NZ 148 526, 10 miles SW of Newcastle.

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

Was originally a C/DH group for analogue but, including the planned lower power HD MUXES (on CHs33 & 34), it`s now an E group (or T group or wideband), but an original C/D group aerial will still pick up the main 6 MUXES.

For Pontop Pike we recommend the DM log for good signal areas, the Log 36 for medium signal areas, the Yagi 18E 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.  See Pontop Pike Graph.


Pontypool  ST 284 990, 2 miles N of Cwbran.

Transmission power is 50W for all 6 MUXES.

Was originally an AV group for analogue and still is for all the digital.

Click here for Pontypool`s radiation pattern.

For Pontypool we recommend the DM log for strong signal areas, the Log36 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.


Presely   SN 172 306, 10 miles S of Cardigan.

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

Was originally a BH group for analogue and it`s still a B group for all the digital.

For Presely we recommend the DM log for good signal areas, the Log 36 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.

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Redruth  SW 690 395, 1 mile SW of Redruth.

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

Was a BH group for analogue and it still is for all the digital.

For Redruth we recommend the DM log for good signal areas, the Log 36 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.


Reigate  TQ 257 521, Northern suburb of Reigate.

All six digital MUXES are transmitted at 2kW.

Was originally a C/D group for analogue but for all 6 digital MUXES a wideband or T group is now required, though the 3 PSBs are still be available on a C/D group aerial.

For Reigate we recommend the DM log for good signal areas, the Log 36 for medium signal areas, the Yagi18CD* / Yagi 18E  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.


Ridge Hill  SO 630 333, 8 miles SE of Hereford

Transmission power is 20kW for MUXES 1 to 3, and 10kW for MUXES 4 to 6.

There are 2 lower power HD MUXES planned on CHs 32 & 34.

Was originally an AH group for analogue and it still is for all the digital.

For Ridge Hill we recommend the DM log for strong signal areas, the Log36 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.


Rosemarkie NH 762 623, 12 miles NE of Inverness.

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

Was a BH group for analogue and it still is for all the digital.

For Rosemarkie we recommend the DM log for good signal areas, the Log 36 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.


Rosneath (switched over) NS 258 811, 3 miles NW of Greenock.

All 6 digital MUXES are transmitted at either 2kW vertical polarity or 8W horizontal polarity.

Was a originally a C/DV group and still is for all the digital MUXES, but, it now also transmits in horizontal (as well as vertical) polarity. It is one of very few TV transmitters  to do this. Select whichever transmissions give you the best signal, though note that its vertical polarity signal has far greater power.

Click here for Rosneath`s (horizontal polarisation) radiation pattern.

For Rosneath we recommend the DM log for strong signal areas, the Log 36 for medium

signal areas, the Yagi18CD* / Yagi 18E 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.

* See "covering all eventualities"


Rowridge  SZ 447 865, Isle of Wight.

All 6 digital MUXES are transmitted at 200kW on vertical polarity. In addition MUXES 1 to 3 are transmitted at 200kW and MUXES 4 to 6 at 50kW on horizontal polarity.

There are 2 lower power HD MUXES planned on CHs 31 & 37.

Was an AH group and still is for all the digital MUXES, but, it now also transmits in vertical (as well as horizontal) polarity. It is one of very few TV transmitters  to do this. Select whichever transmissions give you the best signal.

For Rowridge we recommend the DM log for strong signal areas, the Log36 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 A group transmitters” and Rowridge Graph.


Rumster Forest  ND 197 385, 13 miles SW of Wick.

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

Was originally an AH group and MUXES 1 to 4 (including the three PSBs) are still within this band. Reception of all digital MUXES requires a wideband or T group.

Click here for Rumster Forest`s radiation pattern.

For Rumster Forest we recommend the DM log for strong signal areas, the Log 36 for medium signal areas, the DY14WB for poor signal areas, and the XB22WB 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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Saddleworth  SD 987 050, 8 miles ENE of Manchester.

All six digital MUXES transmitted at 400W

Was originally a BV group and still is for all its digital output.

Click here for Saddleworth`s radiation pattern.

For Saddleworth  we recommend the DM log for good signal areas, the Log 36 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.


Salisbury   SU 136 285, SW suburb of Salisbury.

All 6 MUXES are transmitted at 2kW.

Was originally a C/DV group for analogue and still is for all its digital.

For Salisbury we recommend the DM log for good signal areas, the Log 36 for medium signal areas, the Yagi18CD* / Yagi 18E  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.

* See "covering all eventualities"


Sandy Heath  TL 204 494, 10 miles E of Bedford.

Transmission power is 180kW for MUXES 1 to 3 and 170kW for MUXES 4 to 6.

There are 2 lower power HD MUXES planned on CHs 32 & 34.

Was originally an AH group but now only PSBs  are within the A group. For the reception of all 6 MUXES a K group (or wideband) is required.

For Sandy 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 Sandy`s graph.                        


Selkirk  NT 500 294, 36 miles SW of Berwick.

MUXES 1 to 3 transmitted at 10kW and MUXES 4 to 6 at 5kW

Was a C/DH group for analogue and it still is a C/D group for all the digital.

Click here for Selkirk`s radiation pattern.

For Selkirk we recommend the DM log for good signal areas, the Log 36 for medium signal areas, the Yagi18CD* / Yagi 18E  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.

* See "covering all eventualities"


Sheffield / Crosspool  SK 324 870, Situated in Sheffield  

All six digital MUXES are transmitted at 1kW.

There are 2 lower power HD MUXES planned on CHs 31 & 37.

Crosspool was originally an AV group but only the three PSBs are still within the original A band. For reception of all 6 MUXES a K group (or wideband) is required.

For Crosspool 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 Sheffield / Crosspool Graph.


Stockland Hill  ST 222 014, 8 miles S of Taunton.

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

Was an AH group for analogue and it still is for digital.

For Stockland Hill we recommend the DM log for strong signal areas, the Log36 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.


Storeton (switched over) SJ 314 814, Birkenhead.

All 6 digital MUXES are transmitted at 560W.

Was originally an AV group and it still is for all its digital output.

All Storeton`s output is attenuated from the West round to the South.

For Storeton we recommend the DM log for strong signal areas, the Log36 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.


Do not confuse with Storeton Wales which began transmitting the three PSB MUXES

(on CHs 53, 57 & 60 on horizontal) in October 2009, but only to the West/South West.

This will replace the three relays at Flint, Bagillt and Holywell which will cease transmitting.

Most people on these three TXs also have an aerial on Winter Hill, so they will then pick up these Welsh Language MUXES (from Storeton Wales) with that same antenna.


Sudbury  TL 913 377, 16 miles WSW of Ipswich.

All 6 MUXES are transmitted at 100kW.

Was a BH group for analogue but Sudbury is now an E group. Only the 1st 3 MUXES (the PSBs) are still within the the original B group.

For Sudbury we recommend the DM log for signal areas areas, the Log 36 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.          See Sudbury Graph.


Sutton Coldfield  SK 113 003, 8 miles NNE of Birmingham.

All 6 MUXES are transmitted at 200kW.

There are 2 lower power HD MUXES planned on CHs 33 & 35.

Was a BH group for analogue and it still is for all the digital channels.

For Sutton Coldfield we recommend the DM log for good signal areas, the Log 36 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 Sutton Coldfield`s Graph.

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Tacolneston  TM 131 958, 10 miles SW of Norwich.

All 6 MUXES are transmitted at 100kW.

There are 2 lower power HD MUXES planned on CHs 31 & 37.

Was a C/DH group for analogue but Tacolneston is now technically an E group.

However reception of the main 6 MUXES should be possible on most C/D aerials, though this is less likely to apply to some cheap crappy Contract aerials.

For Tacolneston we recommend the DM log for strong signal areas, the Log 36 for medium

signal areas, 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.


The Wrekin  SJ 628 082, 4 miles W of Telford.

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

Was an AH group for analogue but only the first 3 MUXES (i.e. the 3 PSBs) are still within the A group, full digital reception requires a K group (or wideband) aerial.

For The Wrekin 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 The Wrekin Graph.


Torosay  NM 703 358, Isle Of Mull 11 miles WNW of Oban.

MUXES 1 to 4 are transmitted at 4kW and MUXES 5 & 6 at 2kW.

Was an AV group for analogue and still is for all the digital output.

For Torosay we recommend the DM log for strong signal areas, the Log36 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.


Tunbridge Wells  TQ 607 440, 1m SE of T/Wells.

All 6 MUXES are transmitted at 4kW

Was a BV group for analogue and still is for all the digital.

For Tunbridge Wells we recommend the DM log for good signal areas, the Log 36 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.


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Waltham  SK 809 233, 18 miles SE of Nottingham.

MUXES 1 to 4 are transmitted at 50kW and MUXES 5 & 6 at 25kW.

There are 2 lower power HD MUXES planned on CHs 31 & 37.

Was a C/DH group for analogue but for full digital reception Waltham is now a wideband or T group. However the first 5 MUXES (including the 3 PSBs) are still within the C/D group, only MUX 4 usually requires a wideband aerial. This single errant Mux is due to be on CH29 and may well still be receivable on a C/D antenna, although this is less likely to apply to some cheap crappy Contract aerials.

For Waltham we recommend the DM log for strong signal areas, the Log 36 for medium

signal areas, the DY14WB for poor signal areas, and the XB22WB for those with the most marginal signals. The dimensions and test performance of the aerials can be found on the relevant tables.  See Waltham Graph.


Wenvoe  ST 110 742, 4 miles W of Cardiff.

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

There are 2 lower power HD MUXES planned on CHs 31 & 37.

Was originally a BH group and it still is for all the digital

For Wenvoe we recommend the DM log for good signal areas, the Log 36 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.


Whitehawk Hill  TQ 330 045, Eastern suburbs of Brighton.

All 6 MUXES are transmitted at 4kW.

Was a C/DV group for analogue and still is for all its digital output.

For Whitehawk Hill we recommend the DM log for good signal areas, the Log 36 for medium signal areas, the Yagi18CD* / Yagi 18E  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.

* See "covering all eventualities"


Winter Hill  SD 660 144, 5 miles NW of Bolton.

All 6 MUXES are transmitted at 100kW.

Was originally a C/DH group for analogue but, including the planned lower power HD MUXES (on CHs31 & 37), it`s now an E group (or T group or wideband), but an original C/D group aerial will still pick up the main 6 MUXES.

For Winter Hill we recommend the DM log for good signal areas, the Log 36 for medium signal areas, the Yagi 18E 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.    See Winter Hill Graph.

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