Freeview Light on the Bacup (Lancashire, England) transmitter
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The symbol shows the location of the Bacup (Lancashire, England) transmitter which serves 5,500 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.
This transmitter has no current reported problemsThe BBC and Digital UK report there are no faults or engineering work on the Bacup (Lancashire, England) transmitter.
Which Freeview channels does the Bacup 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.
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 Bacup (Lancashire, England) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: 4Music, 4seven, 5Action, 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, 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, YAAAS!, More4 +1, Now 70s, 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 Bacup transmitter?
BBC North West Tonight 3.1m homes 11.8%
from Salford M50 2QH, 26km south-southwest (197°)
to BBC North West region - 92 masts.
How will the Bacup (Lancashire, England) transmission frequencies change over time?
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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?
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Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Winter Hill transmitter area
Yet again the bacup transmitter dies a death. Its about time they put their hands in their pockets and upgraded it to something more reliable and improve the woeful second rate selection of channels we currently receive (do we really need a gay and a straight dating channel and the yawnsome parliament channel?) We suffered years of only receiving four channels and sporadic outages often for half a day at a time and since the digital switchover frankly it hasn't improved. Where do I apply for a rebate against my TV license?
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Phil: Your are not entitled to a rebate.
I would suggest you install Freesat - see All about Freesat | ukfree.tv - independent free digital TV advice and Freesat | ukfree.tv - independent free digital TV advice .
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Phil: It's likely that the problem is either the Bacup transmitter's reception of signals from Winter Hill - but there were no reported problems there - or the power supply arrangements.
Write a complaint to the BBC by going to BBC - Reception problems and following the wizard through. Do it every time the service fails, I'm not certain they have any remote monitoring of the site.
You are very close to the transmitter and it transmits at full power in your direction. There is a chance that you could have too much signal and this causes picture break-up when there is no problem at the transmitter. It's hard to give anything to look for because there is no consistency among different Freeview boxes as to how they show the signal level, and how it's calibrated.
If you had a problem and this page, and the BBC page, don't show a problem at that time, try adding an attenuator to reduce the signal levels. (RG47SH)
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