Clearance events in 2018

700MHz clearance retunes for Q3 and Q4 2018

Please find below a list of upcoming 700MHz clearance events for Q3 and Q4 2018.

Detailed information for channel providers, installers and industry, including UHF channel changes, is available in regional documents following this table. These will be updated as further information is released. Some transmitter groups will have multiple retunes between now and mid-2020 as airwaves are released in stages.

Viewers served by affected transmitters in the groups listed may need to retune their TV equipment on the date shown, where this does not happen automatically.

July - Sept 2018 (Q3) - Updated 30 May 2018

Transmitter group Area served Retune date

Sandy Heath

Cambridgeshire, Northamptonshire and Bedfordshire

17 July 2018

Tacolneston (Local TV)

Norwich and the surrounding area

17 July 2018

Bluebell Hill

north and mid Kent

19 July 2018

Crystal Palace (Forest Row relay)

Parts of Forest Row, Hartfield and Withyham

19 July 2018

Hastings (Hastings Old Town)

Hastings Old Town

19 July 2018

Heathfield

East Sussex and south west Kent

19 July 2018

Tacolneston (Linnet Valley relay)

part of Bury St Edmunds

19 July 2018

Tunbridge Wells

the Tunbridge Wells area

19 July 2018

Whitehawk Hill (Patcham relay)

Patcham and parts of Hollingbury

19 July 2018

Sudbury

Parts of Suffolk and Essex

1 August 2018

Durris

Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire

15 August 2018

Black Hill

Glasgow, central Scotland and parts of Edinburgh

5 September 2018

Craigkelly (Aberfoyle, Cannongate HP/VP and Newbattle)

Lothian, parts of Edinburgh and parts of Fife

5 September 2018

Darvel

parts of central Scotland, Argyll and Bute

5 September 2018

Divis (Bellair)

Bellair

5 September 2018

Rosneath

Rosneath

5 September 2018

Black Hill (some relays only)

Haddington, parts of Glasgow and parts of central Scotland

19 September 2018

October - December 2018 (Q4) - Updated 15 August 2018

Transmitter group Area served Retune date

Angus

Angus, Dundee, Perth and parts of Fife

03-Oct-18

Black Hill

Glasgow, central Scotland and parts of Edinburgh

03-Oct-18

Craigkelly

Lothian, parts of Edinburgh and parts of Fife

03-Oct-18

Durris

Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire

03-Oct-18

Kilvey Hill (Rheola relay)

Glynneath area

17-Oct-18

Preseli (some relays only)

parts of west, south west and south Wales

17-Oct-18

Blaenplwyf (some relays only)

parts of west and central Wales

31-Oct-18

Long Mountain

parts of east and central Wales

31-Oct-18

Preseli (Mynydd Pencarreg relay)

Lampeter area

31-Oct-18

Ridge Hill (some relays only)

Worcester, Eardiston, Bishops Castle, Knighton, Presteigne, Hope under Dinmore, Upper Soudley, Peterchurch and the Dore valley

31-Oct-18

Sutton Coldfield (Kidderminster and Hartington relays)

Kidderminster and Hartington

31-Oct-18

Douglas (Foxdale relay)

Foxdale area

14-Nov-18

Llanddona

north west Wales

14-Nov-18

700MHz clearance event details by region

The following PDFs provide detailed information on UHF channel and power changes at transmitters during Q1-Q4 2018 for installers and industry. Where transmitters will undergo multiple changes during the clearance programme, this is indicated in line with current plans. These documents will be updated from time to time as new information is released or essential changes are made to technical plans.

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