[ARCHIVE] 4G clearance Freeview retune dates

For the record: A list of previous Freeview retune events associated with clearance of UHF channels 61 and 62 for future use by 4G mobile broadband services:
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3rd October 2012:
Meridian


Main transmitter:
Midhurst  
D3&4 moves from ch61 to ch56 and SDN moves from ch62 to ch54;

Relay site:
Steyning
BBC A moves from ch59+ to ch46, D3&4 moves from ch50 to ch40 and BBC B moves from ch 62 to ch43. Services to increase to 56w ERP.

31st October 2012:
Wales


Main transmitter:
Preseli
BBC B moves from ch50+ to ch40+ and   ARQ B moves from ch49- to ch39+;

Relay sites:
Aberystwyth
D3&4 moves from ch61 to ch49;
Beddgelert
BBC A moves from ch62- to ch50;
Briton Ferry
temporary power change on all services to 32W ERP until March 2013
Broad Haven
BBC A moves from ch61 to ch51 - power boost from 8W to 16W ERP;
Croeserw HP/VP
BBC A moves from ch61 to ch49; 
Cwrtnewydd
power boost from 4W to 8W ERP only
Dolgellau
BBC B moves from ch62- to ch50;
Fishguard
BBC A moves from ch61 to ch49;
Glyncorrwg
BBC A moves from ch49 to ch39;
Haverfordwest
BBC B moves from ch48 to ch47 - power boost from 100W  to 200W ERP
Llewyn Onn
power boost from 7W to 14W ERP only
Mynydd Pencarreg   
BBC A moves from ch61 to ch49;
Newport Bay
D3&4 moves from ch51+ to ch41;
Penrhyn Coch
BBC A moves from ch62- to ch50.
Pembroke Dock
BBC A moves from ch61 to ch49 - power boost from 5W to 10W ERP;
Rheola
BBC B moves from ch62- to ch50;
Trefin
power boost from 50W to 100W ERP only
Tregaron
D3&4 moves from ch62- to ch50;
Ynys Pennal
power boost from 4W to 8W ERP only
Ystumtuen
BBC A moves from ch49- to ch39 - power boost to 20W ERP

14th November 2012:
Isle of Man

Douglas
D3&4 moves from ch60 to ch60- (introduction of an offset); 
Beary Peark
BBC-B moves from ch50 to ch40;
Jurby
BBC-B moves from ch50 to ch40;
Laxey
BBC-B moves from ch50 to ch40;
Port St Mary
BBC-B moves from ch50 to ch40;
Ramsey
BBC-A moves from ch49- to ch39;
Union Mills
BBC-B moves from ch50 to ch40.
Wales


Main transmitters:
Llanddona
D3&4 moves from ch60 to ch60- (introduction of an offset);  ARQ B moves from ch50 to ch40;  

Moel y Parc
D3&4 moves from ch49+ to ch39+;

Relay sites:  
Bethesda
D3&4 moves from ch60 to ch60- (introduction of an offset);
Bethesda North
power boost from 2W to 4W ERP only;
Cemaes
power boost from 5.6W to 11W ERP only;
Coed Derw
D3&4 moves from ch50 to ch40;
Glyn Ceiriog
D3&4 moves from ch61 to ch49;
Glyndyfrdwy
BBC-A moves from ch62- to ch50;
Llandecwyn
BBC-A moves from ch61 to ch49;
Llandderfel
BBC-A moves from ch62- to ch50;
Llanengan
BBC-A moves from ch61 to ch49;
Llangollen
D3&4 moves from ch61 to ch49;
Llanuwchllyn
BBC-B moves from ch50 to ch40;
Maentwrog
D3&4 moves from ch50 to ch40;
Morfa Nefyn
power boost from 14W to 28W only;
Storeton Wales
BBC-B moves from ch60 to ch60-. (introduction of an offset)
Waunfawr
power boost from 5.2. to 10.4W ERP only

21st November 2012:
Border England


All affected sites are relay sites:
Gosforth   
BBC-A moves from ch61 to ch49;
Grasmere   
D3&4 moves from ch62- to ch50;
Haltwhistle   
D3&4 moves from ch62- to ch50;
Kendal   
BBC-A moves from ch60 to ch60- (introduction of an offset);
Kendal Fell   
D3&4 moves from ch50 to ch40;
Sedburgh   
D3&4 moves from ch50 to ch40.
St Bees   
BBC-A moves from ch61 to ch49;
Whitehaven   
D3&4 moves from ch50 to ch40;
Workington   
BBC-A moves from ch61 to ch49.
Border Scotland

Ballantrae   
D3&4 moves from ch61 to ch49;
Barskeoch Hill   
BBC-B moves from ch62- to ch50;
Creetown   
D3&4 moves from ch62- to ch50;
Portpatrick   
D3&4 moves from ch61 to ch49;
Thornhill   
D3&4 moves from ch60 to ch60-

2013
23rd January 2013:
Wales


Main transmitter:
Wenvoe
Arq B moves from ch49 to ch39.


13th March 2013:
Wales


Relay sites:
Abercynon
BBC-B moves from ch61 to ch49;
Abergavenny
BBC-A moves from ch49 to ch39;
Alltwen
BBC-B moves from ch50 to ch40;
Blaina
D3&4 moves from ch50 to ch40;
Brecon
BBC-A moves from ch61 to ch49;
Briton Ferry
all services revert back from 32W to 4W ERP; 
Burry Port
BBC-A moves from ch61 to ch49 
Cilfrew
BBC-A moves from ch49 to ch39
Craig-Cefn-Parc
BBC-B moves from ch50 to ch40;
Cymfelinfach
power boost from 2W to 4W ERP only;
Dowlais
BBC-A moves from ch61 to ch49; all services power boost from 2.6W to 5W ERP.
Ebbw Vale
BBC-B moves from ch62 to ch50
Efail Fach
BBC-A moves from ch49 to ch39;
Fernhill
BBC-B moves from ch62 to ch50;
Gellifendigaid
BBC-B moves from ch62 to ch50;
Llangeinor
BBC-B moves from ch62 to ch50;
Llanhilleth
BBC-A moves from ch49 to ch39;
Monmouth
BBC-B moves from ch62 to ch50;
Mynydd Bach
BBC-A moves from ch61 to ch49
Mynydd Emroch
BBC-B moves from ch50 to ch40;
Pennar
BBC-B moves from ch50 to ch40;
Porth
BBC-B moves from ch50 to ch40;
Risca
BBC-B moves from ch50 to ch40;
South Maesteg
BBC-B moves from ch62 to ch50;
South Tredegar
BBC-A moves from ch49 to ch39;
Taffs Well
BBC-B moves from ch62 to ch50;
Ton Pentre
BBC-A moves from ch61 to ch49; all services power boost from 16W to 32W ERP;
Tonypandy
BBC-B moves from ch62 to ch50;
Tonyrefail
BBC-B moves from ch62 to ch50;
Trefechan
D3&4 moves from ch49 to ch39;
Tynewydd
D3&4 moves from ch62 to ch50;
Van Terrace
BBC-A moves from ch49 to ch39;
Ynysowen 
BBC-B moves from ch62 to ch50


27th March 2013:
Wales


Relay site:
Penderyn 
BBC-A power boost from 2.6 to 5.2 W ERP only
West


Main transmitters:
Bristol Kings Weston
D3&4 moves from ch50 to ch40, Arq B gains a negative offset on ch60
Bristol Ilchester Crescent
Arq B moves from ch49 to ch39
Mendip
BBC-A moves from ch61 to ch49

Relay sites:
Box
D3&4 moves from ch50 to ch40
Bristol Walmley
BBC-B moves ch49 to ch39
Bruton
D3&4 moves from ch50 to ch40
Chalford Vale
BBC-B moves from ch50 to ch40
Chitterne
D3&4 moves from ch50 to ch40
Chilfrome
D3&4 moves from ch50 to ch40
Clearwell
D3&4 moves from ch62- to ch50
Coleford
D3&4 moves from ch49 to ch39
Corsham HP
BBC-A moves from ch50 to 40 &
BBC-A power boost from 5W to 8W ERP;
Corsham VP
BBC A moves from ch50 to ch40;
Countisbury
D3&4 moves from ch62- to ch50
Crewkerne
D3&4 moves from ch50 to ch40;
Crockerton
BBC-B moves from ch50 to ch40;
Dursley
D3&4 moves from ch50 to ch40
Hutton
D3&4 moves from ch62- to ch50
Kewstoke
D3&4 moves from ch50 to ch40
Kilve
D3&4 moves from ch62- to ch50
Lydbrook
D3&4 moves from ch50 to ch40
Monksilver
BBC-A moves from ch50 to ch40
Ogbourne St George
D3&4 moves from ch50 to ch40
Pillowell HP & VP
D3&4 moves from ch50 to ch40 
Portishead
D3&4 moves from ch62- to ch50
Redbrook
BBC-B moves ch49 to ch39
Stroud
BBC-A moves from ch50 to ch40;
Washford
D3&4 moves from ch62 to ch50;
Westwood
D3&4 moves from ch50 to ch50;
Woodcombe
D3&4 moves from ch62- to ch50
Westcountry


Relay sites
Bampton 
BBC-A moves from ch49 to ch39;
Culm Valley 
D3&4 moves from ch49 to ch39

10th April 2013:
Central


Relay site:
Halesowen 
D3&4 moves from ch61 to ch49
Granada


Main transmitters (full Freeview):
Saddleworth D3&4 moves from ch49+ to ch39+;
Winter Hill BBC-A moves from ch62 to ch50; Arq A moves from ch61 to ch49

Relay sites: 
Austwick D3&4 moves from ch49 to ch39
Bacup BBC-B moves from ch50 to ch40
Birch Vale BBC-B moves from ch50 to ch40
Blackburn BBC-B moves from ch50 to ch40
Broadbottom BBC-B moves from ch49 to ch39
Dalton BBC-B moves from ch50 to ch40
Darwen D3&4 moves from ch49 to ch39
Dog Hill BBC-B moves from ch50 to ch40
Haughton Green BBC-B moves from ch50 to ch40
Mottram in Longendale      BBC-B moves from ch50 to ch40
Prestbury BBC-B moves from ch50 to ch40;
Skelmersdale BBC-B moves from ch52 to ch40
Stavely in Cartmel BBC-B moves from ch50 to ch40
Whaley Bridge D3&4 moves from ch49 to ch39
Whalley BBC-B moves from ch50 to ch40
Woodnook D3&4 moves from ch49 to ch39
Yorkshire


Main transmitters (full Freeview):
Keighley BBC-A moves from ch61 to ch49; Arq B gains receives negative offset on ch60

Relay sites:
Cowling BBC-B moves from ch49 to ch39;
Skipton BBC-A moves from ch49 to ch39+


17th April 2013:
Border


Main transmitter:
Selkirk
BBC A moves from ch62 to ch50

Relay sites:
Bonchester Bridge 
D3&4 moves from ch49 to ch39;
Innerleithen
BBC-A moves from ch61 to ch49
STV Central


Main transmitter:
Rosneath VP/HP
BBC-A moves from ch61 to ch49; Arq B gains negative offset ch60 to ch60-

Relay sites:
Ardnadam
BBC-B moves from ch49 to ch39
Garelochead
BBC-B moves from ch49 to ch39
Kilmelford 
BBC-A moves from ch62- to ch50
Kinlochleven
BBC-B moves from ch62- to ch50
Kintraw
BBC-B moves from ch50 to ch40
Loch Feochan 
D3&4 moves from ch61 to ch49
Onich VP/HP 
BBC-A moves from ch61 to ch49
Strontian 
BBC-A moves from ch49 to ch39
STV North Grampian


Main transmitter:
Angus
BBC-A gains negative offset on ch60; Arq B moves from ch 61 to ch 49

Relay sites:
Auchtermuchty
BBC-A moves from ch49 to ch39
Balmullo
BBC-A moves from ch49 to ch39
Balnaguard
BBC-A moves from ch49 to ch39
Grandtully
BBC-A moves from ch61 to ch49
Killin HP/VP
BBC-A moves from ch49 to ch39
Lindores
D3&4 moves from ch50 to ch40
Lochearnhead
BBC-A moves from ch61 to ch49
Perth
BBC-A moves from ch49 to ch39+
Strathallen
BBC-A moves from ch49 to ch39
Tummel Bridge
BBC-A moves from ch49 to ch39


24 April 2013:
STV North Grampian


Main transmitter:
Rumster Forest
Arq B moves from ch62 to ch55


1 May 2013:
Anglia


Main transmitter:
Tacolneston
BBC-B moves from ch62 to ch 50; Arq B moves from ch50 to ch39

Relay site:
King’s Lynn
BBC-A moves from ch49 to ch40

15 May 2013:
Meridian


Main transmitter:
Salisbury
SDN moves from ch62 to ch50

Relay sites:
Brighstone
Power boost from 28W to 71W ERP only.
Ventnor
BBC-A moves from ch54 to ch48;
Winterbourne Strickland
Power boost from 200W to 400W ERP only.
Yorkshire


Main transmitter:
Oliver’s Mount
Arq B moves from ch61 to ch49;

Relay site:
Hunmanby
D3&4 moves from ch49 to ch39


22 May 2013:
Wales


Main transmitter:
Carmel
Arq B moves from ch61 to ch 49; BBC A gains a negative offset on ch60

Relay sites:
Dowlais
power boost on BBC-A from 5W to 10W ERP only.
Llandrindrod Wells
BBC-A moves from ch49 to ch39+
Llanelli
BBC-A moves from ch49 to ch39
Penderyn
BBC-A moves from ch49 to ch39; power boost to 5.2 W ERP.
Pontardawe
BBC-A moves from ch61 to ch49
Talley
BBC-A moves from ch49 to ch39
Ystalyfera
BBC-A moves from ch49 to ch39
Westcountry


Main transmitter:
Huntshaw Cross
BBC-A moves from ch62 to ch50

Relay sites:
Barnstaple 
BBC-B moves from ch50 to ch40
Braunton
D3&4 moves from ch49 to ch39
Combe Martin
D3&4 moves from ch49 to ch39
Great Torrington
D3&4 moves from ch50 to ch40;
Hartland
BBC-A from ch60- to ch60 (loss of an offset)
Ilfracombe
D3&4 moves from ch61 to ch49; power boost
North Bovey
BBC B moves from ch50 to ch40
29 May 2013:
Central


Main transmitters:
Oxford
SDN moves from ch62 to ch50
Waltham
BBC-A moves from ch61 to ch49

Relay sites:
Belper
D3&4 moves from ch62 to ch50
Birchover
BBC-A moves from ch49 to ch39
Stanton Moor
D3&4 moves from ch62 to ch50

5 June 2013:
Westcountry


Main transmitters:
Beacon Hill
BBC-A moves from a positive to a negative offset on ch60 (from ch60+ to ch60-)
Plympton
D3&4 moves from ch61 to ch49 

Relay sites:
Beaminster 
BBC-A moves from ch62- to ch50; all services power boost from 3.8 to 15W ERP;  
Beer 
BBC-A moves from ch62- to ch50; all services power boost from 3 to 4.8W ERP;
Bincombe Hill 
BBC-A moves from ch62- to ch50;
Brixham
D3&4 moves from ch50 to ch40;
Budleigh Salterton
BBC-A offset change from ch60+ to ch60-;
Crediton 
BBC-B moves from ch50 to ch40;
Dawlish 
BBC-A moves from ch62- to ch48; D3&4 moves from ch59 to ch52; *
Helston 
D3&4 moves from ch61 to ch49;
Ivybridge
D3&4 moves from ch49+ to ch40;
Kingkerswell 
BBC-A moves from ch62- to ch50;
Liverton
BBC-A moves from ch62- to ch50;
Looe
BBC-B moves from ch50 to ch40;
Lostwithiel 
BBC-B moves from ch50 to ch40;
Mavagissey
BBC-B moves from ch50 to ch40;
Modbury 
BBC-A moves from ch62- to ch50;
Newton Abbott VP & HP 
D3&4 moves from ch50 to ch40;
Newton Ferrers
BBC-A moves from ch62- to ch50;
North Hessary Tor 
BBC-A moves from ch62- to ch50;
Pennsylvania
D3&4 moves from ch61 to ch56; *
Penryn
BBC-A moves from ch62- to ch50; all services power boost from 4.4 to 11W ERP;
Plymouth Weston Mill
BBC-B moves from ch49 to ch39;
Port Isaac 
BBC-A moves from ch62- to ch50;
Praa Sands
BBC-A moves from ch62- to ch50; all services power boost from 10 to 25W ERP;
Preston
BBC-A moves from ch61 to ch52;*
Rampisham UHF 
BBC-B moves from ch50 to ch40;
Slapton
BBC-A gains negative offset ch60 to ch60-;
Southway 
BBC-A moves from ch62- to ch50;
St Austell 
BBC-A moves from ch62- to ch50;
Truro 
D3&4 moves from ch61 to ch49;
Widecombe in the Moor 
BBC-B moves from ch50 to ch56; *


24 July 2013:
STV North Grampian


Main transmitter:
Keelylang Hill
BBC-B moves from ch50 to ch40; Arq B moves from ch49 to ch39+

Relay sites:
Collafirth Hill   
BBC-B moves from ch49 to ch39+;
Scalloway
BBC-A moves from ch62- to ch50;
Swinister
BBC-A moves from ch62- to ch50;
Weisdale 
D3&4 moves from ch61 to ch49

31 July 2013:
STV North Grampian


Main transmitters:
Knockmore 
Arq B gains negative offset ch60 to ch60-; 
Rosemarkie 
D3&4 moves from ch49 to ch39+; Arq B moves from ch50 to ch40+

Relay sites:
Ardintoul
D3&4 moves from ch49 to ch39;
Avoch
BBC-B moves from ch61 to ch49;
Balblair Wood
BBC-A moves from ch62- to ch50;
Banff 
BBC-B moves from ch49 to ch39;
Boddam    
BBC-B moves from ch49 to ch39;
Bruernish
BBC-B moves from ch50 to ch40;
Craigellachie
D3&4 moves from ch61 to ch49;
Ellon
D3&4 moves from ch49 to ch39;
Fodderty
D3&4 moves from ch61 to ch49;
Gartley Moor
D3&4 moves from ch61 to ch49;
Gourdon 
BBC-A moves from ch62- to ch50;
Inverness 
BBC-A moves from ch62- to ch50;
Kilbride South Uist 
BBC-A moves from ch49 to ch39;
Kingussie
BBC-B moves from ch50 to ch40;
Lumphanan 
BBC-B moves from ch49 to ch39;
Peterhead 
BBC-A moves from ch62- to ch50;
Scoval HP/VP 
BBC-A moves from ch62- to ch50;
Tarbert Harris
D3&4 moves from ch49 to ch39;
Tomich Link 
D3&4 moves from ch49 to ch39;
Tullich
BBC-A moves from ch62- to ch50;
Uig 
BBC-B moves from ch50 to ch40




Terms explained

Multiplex names:
  • BBC-A: The BBC's standard definition TV multiplex, carrying BBC One, Two, etc
  • D3&4: ITV/C4/C5 also including ITV2, More 4 and E4
  • BBC-B: The Freeview HD multiplex.
  • SDN: Commercial multiplex. Broadcast from main transmitter sites only. Contains ITV3, 5*, Quest, QVC among others.
  • ARQ A: Commercial multiplex. Broadcast from main transmitter sites only. Contains Sky News, Dave, Challenge among others.
  • ARQ B: Commercial multiplex. Broadcast from main transmitter sites only. Contains Film 4, VIVA, 4 Music, ITV4 among others.
Additional descriptions:

'Moves from ch50 to ch40'. Moves from UHF channel 50 to UHF channel 40

'Introduction of an offset' or 'gains negative offset': A multiplex's central frequency will be offset slightly. Mostly to move a service on UHF channel 60 further away from channel 61 - the start of the 4G frequency band.

ERP: Effective Radiated Power. In Watts (W) or Kilowatts (kW).


Information on transmitter sites and changes obtained from Digital UK, and the official Digital UK postcode database.






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