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The symbol shows the location of the Backbarrow (Cumbria, England) transmitter which serves less than 500 homes. The bright green areas shown where the signal from this transmitter is strong, dark green areas are poorer signals. Those parts shown in yellow may have interference on the same frequency from other masts.

Are there any planned engineering works or unexpected transmitter faults on the Backbarrow (Cumbria, England) mast?

BACKBARROW transmitter - Freeview: Off the air due to a fault from 26 Nov 22:16. Off the air due to a fault from 26 Nov 21:38 until 26 Nov 22:16. Off the air due to a fault from 26 Nov 21:37 until 27 Nov 14:26. . BBC


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Which Freeview channels does the Backbarrow transmitter broadcast?

If you have any kind of Freeview fault, follow this Freeview reset procedure first.

Digital television services are broadcast on a multiplexes (or Mux) where many stations occupy a single broadcast frequency, as shown below.

MuxH/VFrequencyHeightModeWatts
PSB1
BBCA
 V max
C41 (634.0MHz)125mDTG-32W
Channel icons
1 BBC One (SD) North West, 2 BBC Two England, 9 BBC Four, 201 CBBC, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, 250 BBC Red Button, plus 16 others

PSB2
D3+4
 V max
C44 (658.0MHz)125mDTG-32W
Channel icons
3 ITV (SD) (Granada), 4 Channel 4 (SD) North ads, 5 Channel 5, 6 ITV 2, 10 ITV3, 13 E4, 14 Film4, 15 Channel 4 +1 North ads, 18 More4, 25 ITV4, 29 E4 +1, 34 ITV +1 (Granada),

PSB3
BBCB
 V max
C47 (682.0MHz)125mDTG-62W
Channel icons
72 Shopping Quarter , 101 BBC One HD (England no regional news), 102 BBC Two HD (England), 103 ITV HD (ITV Granada), 104 Channel 4 HD North ads, 105 Channel 5 HD, 204 CBBC HD, plus 1 others

DTG-3 64QAM 8K 2/3 24.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
DTG-6 256QAM 32KE 2/3 40.2Mb/s DVB-T2 MPEG4
H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)

Are you trying to watch these 52 Freeview channels?

the effected channels
the effected channels
the effected channels
the effected channels

The Backbarrow (Cumbria, England) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: 4Music, 4seven, 5SELECT, 5STAR, 5USA, Aljazeera English, BBC Four HD, BBC News HD, Blaze, Blaze +1, CBeebies HD, CBS Drama, CBS Justice, CBS Reality, Challenge, Channel 5 +1, CITV, YAAAS!, Dave, Dave ja vu, DMAX, Drama +1, Film4 +1, Food Network, Forces TV, FreeSports, GB News, GREAT! movies, GREAT! movies action, HGTV, Horror Channel, ITV2 +1, ITV3 +1, ITV4 +1, ITVBe +1, More4 +1, Now 70s, Paramount Network, PBS America +1, pick, Quest +1, Quest Red, Quest Red +1, Really, RT HD, Sky Arts, Sky News, Smithsonian Channel, Talking Pictures TV, TCC, Together TV, Yesterday +1.

If you want to watch these channels, your aerial must point to one of the 80 Full service Freeview transmitters. For more information see the will there ever be more services on the Freeview Light transmitters? page.

Which BBC and ITV regional news can I watch from the Backbarrow transmitter?

regional news image
BBC North West Tonight 3.1m homes 11.8%
from Salford M50 2QH, 97km south-southeast (152°)
to BBC North West region - 92 masts.
regional news image
ITV Granada Reports 3.1m homes 11.6%
from Salford M50 2EQ, 97km south-southeast (152°)
to ITV Granada region - 80 masts.

How will the Backbarrow (Cumbria, England) transmission frequencies change over time?

1984-971997-981998-20092009-1312 Aug 2020
C/D EC/D EC/D EC/D E TB E K T
C41BBCA
C44D3+4
C47BBCB
C50tv_offC4wavesC4wavesC4waves
C53tv_offBBCA
C57tv_offBBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBCB
C60tv_offITVwavesITVwavesITVwavesD3+4
C63BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2waves

tv_off Being removed from Freeview (for 5G use) after November 2020 - more
Table shows multiplexes names see this article;
green background for transmission frequencies
Notes: + and - denote 166kHz offset; aerial group are shown as A B C/D E K W T
waves denotes analogue; digital switchover was 4 Nov 09 and 2 Dec 09.

How do the old analogue and currrent digital signal levels compare?

BBCA, D3+4, BBCB 2W
Analogue 1-4(-3dB) 1W

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Winter Hill transmitter area

May 1956-Jul 1968Granada Television†
May 1956-Jul 1968Associated British Corporation◊
Jul 1968-Feb 2004Granada Television
Feb 2004-Dec 2014ITV plc
Feb 1983-Dec 1992TV-am•
Jan 1993-Sep 2010GMTV•
Sep 2010-Dec 2014ITV Daybreak•
• Breakfast ◊ Weekends ♦ Friday night and weekends † Weekdays only. Backbarrow was not an original Channel 3 VHF 405-line mast: the historical information shown is the details of the company responsible for the transmitter when it began transmitting Channel 3.

Comments
Monday, 25 February 2019
Transmitter engineering
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4:31 PM

BACKBARROW transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 12:45 today, BBC Digital TV Reduced Quality from 05:33 today to 05:40 today, HD Digital TV Reduced Quality from 18:07 yesterday to 20:00 yesterday, HD Digital TV Off Air from 12:45 today, HD Digital TV Reduced Quality [BBC]

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Sandra Gibson
7:47 PM

No signal from 1.30pm

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MikeP
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9:57 PM

Sandra Gibson :

The current high pressure over the UK is causing the signal problems you and others report. Be patient until the weather changes and all will return to normal.



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Tuesday, 26 February 2019
Transmitter engineering
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4:31 AM

BACKBARROW transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 12:45 yesterday to 22:54 yesterday, BBC Digital TV Reduced Quality from 05:33 yesterday to 05:40 yesterday, HD Digital TV Off Air from 12:45 yesterday to 22:54 yesterday, HD Digital TV Reduced Quality from 06:57 yeste [BBC]

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7:30 PM

BACKBARROW transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 12:45 yesterday to 22:54 yesterday, BBC Digital TV Reduced Quality from 05:33 yesterday to 05:40 yesterday, BBC Digital TV Off Air from 18:25 today, HD Digital TV Off Air from 12:45 yesterday to 22:54 yesterday, HD Di [BBC]

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Wednesday, 27 February 2019
Transmitter engineering
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4:31 AM

BACKBARROW transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 12:45 on 25 Feb to 22:54 on 25 Feb, BBC Digital TV Reduced Quality from 05:33 on 25 Feb to 05:40 on 25 Feb, BBC Digital TV Off Air from 18:25 yesterday to 02:54 today, HD Digital TV Off Air from 12:45 on 25 Feb to 22: [BBC]

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7:30 AM

BACKBARROW transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 12:45 on 25 Feb to 22:54 on 25 Feb, BBC Digital TV Off Air from 18:25 yesterday to 02:54 today, BBC Digital TV Reduced Quality from 05:33 on 25 Feb to 05:40 on 25 Feb, HD Digital TV Off Air from 12:45 on 25 Feb to 22: [BBC]

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7:29 PM

BACKBARROW transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 12:45 on 25 Feb to 22:54 on 25 Feb, BBC Digital TV Off Air from 18:25 yesterday to 02:54 today, BBC Digital TV Reduced Quality from 05:33 on 25 Feb to 05:40 on 25 Feb, HD Digital TV Reduced Quality from 20:00 on 24 Fe [BBC]

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Thursday, 28 February 2019
Transmitter engineering
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4:31 AM

BACKBARROW transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 18:25 on 26 Feb to 02:54 yesterday, BBC Digital TV Reduced Quality from 05:33 on 25 Feb to 05:40 on 25 Feb, BBC Digital TV Off Air from 12:45 on 25 Feb to 22:54 on 25 Feb, HD Digital TV Off Air from 12:45 on 25 Feb to [BBC]

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BACKBARROW transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 18:25 on 26 Feb to 02:54 yesterday, BBC Digital TV Reduced Quality from 05:33 on 25 Feb to 05:40 on 25 Feb, BBC Digital TV Off Air from 12:45 on 25 Feb to 22:54 on 25 Feb, HD Digital TV Off Air from 18:25 on 26 Feb to [BBC]

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