Canal and River TV transmitters

This is the start of what I hope will be a collaborative project - to list TV transmitter information for each canal and river, at various places.

To use the table: find your place, then set up your aerial for the required polarization, and then point it in the right direction. If you're using a magnetic compass watch out for the effect of steel, and remember to correct for the magnetic error (declination), which is about 2 to 3 degrees W.

A GPS device could be useful - no magnetic influence. Finally, a TV strength meter (about £10) helps to get the direction just right!

More canals to come, in time.

The transmitters are in order of decreasing signal strength. The Bearing means azimuth.

If you have any additions, corrections or any comments please email me rob at rwilson dot org dot uk

Click on a waterway link below:

  • Aire & Calder Canal
  • River Ancholme
  • Ashby Canal
  • Ashton Canal
  • River Avon
  • Basingstoke Canal
  • Bridgewater Canal
  • Caldon Branch (of T&M Canal)
  • Calder and Hebble Navigation
  • Chesterfield Canal
  • Droitwich Canal
  • Fossdyke Canal
  • Glos & Sharpness Canal
  • Grand Union: Birmingham and Warwick Canal
  • Grand Union: Grand Junction Canal (Brentford - Braunston)
  • Grand Union: Erewash Canal
  • Grand Union: Leicester Section
  • Huddersfield Canals
  • Kennet & Avon Canal
  • Lancaster Canal (inc. Ribble Link)
  • Lee and Stort Navigation
  • Leeds and Liverpool Canal
  • Llangollen Canal
  • Macclesfield Canal
  • Middlewich Branch (of Shropshire Union)
  • Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal
  • Oxford Canal
  • River Severn
  • Shropshire Union Canal
  • Staffs & Worcs Canal
  • Stratford Canal
  • Trent and Mersey Canal
  • Worcs & Birmingham Canal

    If you're interested, I used: CanalplanAC to find OS map references, Wolfbane Cybernetic to find transmitter information.

    New - Canalplan now has a link (at the bottom of each Place page), to Wolfbane