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Mendip, Bristol and relay transmitters - retune require on 27th March 2013

To allow for the launch later this year of 4G mobile broadband, changes are being made to some digital TV transmitters. Many viewers in the South West of England will have to retune after 6am on on 27th March 2013 to continue to receive certain Freeview TV and radio channels.

To allow for the launch later this year  of 4G mobile broadband
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At 6am on 27th March 2013, several multiplexes will change their transmission frequencies.

Notably the main transmitters will make changes. This includes the Mendip transmitter, where the BBCA multiplex (including 1 BBC One West, 2 BBC Two England, 7 BBC Three, 9 BBC Four, 70 CBBC Channel, 71 CBeebies, 80 BBC News, 81 BBC Parliament) will move from C61 to C49.

Also changing is Bristol Kings Weston where the D3+4 multiplex (3 ITV (West), 4 Channel 4 South ads, 5 Channel 5 Part Network ads, 6 ITV 2, 13 Channel 4+1 South ads, 14 More 4, 28 E4, 33 ITV +1 (West)) will move from C50 to C40, and Bristol Ilchester Crescent where ArqivaB (15 Film 4, 18 4Music, 19 Yesterday, 21 VIVA, 24 ITV 4, 41 Sky Sports 1 (not free), 42 Sky Sports 2 (not free), 47 4seven, 83 Al Jazeera English, 85 Russia Today English,) moves from C49 to C39+.

See below for a full list of transmission masts that will make changes.

When you now rescan, you MUST do a "first time installation" or "factory reset" scan, not an "add channels". Do the procedure you did on September 30th 2009. If you can't recall what this was, please see List of manuals for Freeview retune, or try the generic clear and rescan procedure.

Bampton: PSB1 C49 to C39
Box: PSB2 C50 to C40
Bristol Ilchester Crescent: COM6 C49 to C39+
Bristol Kings Weston: COM6 C60 to C60- PSB2 C50 to C40
Bristol Warmley: PSB3 C49 to C39
Bruton: PSB2 C50 to C40
Chalford Vale: PSB3 C50 to C40
Chilfrome: PSB2 C50 to C40
Chitterne: PSB2 C50 to C40
Clearwell: PSB2 C62- to C50
Coleford: PSB2 C49 to C39
Corsham: PSB1 C50 to C40 PSB1 C50 to C40 5W to 8W
Countisbury: PSB2 C62- to C50
Crewkerne: PSB2 C50 to C40
Crockerton: PSB3 C50 to C40
Culm Valley: PSB2 C49 to C39
Dursley: PSB2 C50 to C40
Hutton: PSB2 C62- to C50
Kewstoke: PSB2 C50 to C40
Kilve: PSB2 C62- to C50
Lydbrook: PSB2 C50 to C40
Mendip: PSB1 C61 to C49
Monksilver: PSB1 C50 to C40
Ogbourne St George: PSB2 C50 to C40
Pillowell: PSB2 C50 to C40 PSB2 C50 to C40
Portishead: PSB2 C62- to C50
Redbrook: PSB3 C49 to C39
Stroud: PSB1 C50 to C40
Washford: PSB2 C62- to C50
Westwood: PSB2 C50 to C40
Woodcombe: PSB2 C62- to C50

Now changing on 5th June 2013

Beaminster: PSB1 C62- to C50 3.8W to 15W PSB2 3.8W to 15W PSB3 3.8W to 15W
Beer: PSB1 C62- to C50 3W to 4.8W PSB2 3W to 4.8W PSB3 3W to 4.8W
Bincombe Hill: PSB1 C62- to C50
Crediton: PSB3 C50 to C40
Dawlish: PSB1 C62- to C48 PSB2 C59 to C52
Pennsylvania: PSB2 C61 to C56
Preston: PSB1 C61 to C52
Rampisham: PSB3 C50 to C40

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Wednesday, 27 March 2013
Martin Boulton
3:46 PM

Dave Lindsay: Did another retune and everything now good. Thanks.

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chris myers
4:50 PM

I live in Portishead and i have lost all channels on all TV's , tried a factory reset and scan on multiple tv's no signal on any was working fine yesterday,

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Dave Lindsay

4:59 PM

chris myers: There has been some changes to frequencies from the Portishead relay and its parent, Mendip.

According to Digital UK, both these transmitters are working again now.

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chris myers
5:06 PM

Dave Thanks , were not getting anything on multiple tv's and freeview boxes doing a rescan have been trying through the day. Is there anything i need to do to the aerial everything last night fine, so seems a coincidence today not working. The aerial was new for digital when the analog got turned off. lost where to start looking


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Dave Lindsay

5:23 PM

chris myers: It does seem strange that you get nothing after the change.

The change from Mendip only affected BBC standard definition TV and radio services, therefore when you turned on your TV today all others (ITV, C4 etc) should have been present.

If you are feeding the signal from your aerial to several points/rooms then is it a powered amplifier/booster and might that have failed or be without power? Don't assume that because the light is on that it is working.

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chris myers
5:46 PM

well theres one for coindence , the aerial cable in the loft was out of the splitter we now have all channels.

Thanks you for your help

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Dave Lindsay

5:52 PM

chris myers: Indeed; pleased you have it working again!

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Sally Thomson
6:41 PM

Trying to retune our TV, but despite selecting English as the language, we are getting all directions in German! We live in Codford (Wylye Valley), Wiltshire. Help, please.

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Dave Lindsay

6:55 PM

Sally Thomson: Is Codford twinned with a German town? Perhaps knowledge of the make and model might help - if we can find the instructions that is.

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7:04 PM

Scott: hi. located in South Wales, Chepstow, and use Mendip transmitter. Tried full re-tune 3 times but still missing basic BBC channels (BBC 1, 2, 3, 4). Have the HD BBC. Is it worth waiting in case it is a relay station that needs updating. Thanks

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