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The symbol shows the location of the Bath (Bath and North East Somerset, England) transmitter which serves 24,000 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 problems

The BBC and Digital UK report there are no faults or engineering work on the Bath (Bath and North East Somerset, England) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Bath 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
C21 (474.0MHz)228mDTG-50W
Channel icons
1 BBC One (SD) West, 2 BBC Two England, 9 BBC Four, 23 BBC Three, 201 CBBC, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, 250 BBC Red Button, plus 16 others

PSB2
D3+4
 V max
C24 (498.0MHz)228mDTG-50W
Channel icons
3 ITV 1 (SD) (West), 4 Channel 4 (SD) South ads, 5 Channel 5, 6 ITV 2, 10 ITV3, 13 E4, 14 Film4, 15 Channel 4 +1 South ads, 18 More4, 26 ITV4, 30 E4 +1, 35 ITV1 +1 (West),

PSB3
BBCB
 V max
C27 (522.0MHz)228mDTG-50W
Channel icons
56 5SELECT, 101 BBC One HD (England no regional news), 102 BBC Two HD (England), 103 ITV 1 HD (ITV Meridian Southampton), 104 Channel 4 HD South ads, 105 Channel 5 HD, 106 BBC Four HD, 109 BBC Three HD, 204 CBBC HD, 205 CBeebies HD, plus 1 others

H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)

Are you trying to watch these 43 Freeview channels?

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The Bath (Bath and North East Somerset, England) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: 4seven, 5Action, 5STAR, 5USA, Al Jazeera Eng, Blaze, Blaze +1, CBS Reality, Challenge, Channel 5 +1, CITV, YAAAS!, Dave, Dave ja vu, DMAX, Drama +1, E4 Extra, Film4 +1, Food Network, GB News, GREAT! movies, GREAT! movies action, HGTV, HobbyMaker, ITV2 +1, ITV3 +1, ITV4 +1, ITVBe +1, Legend, PBS America, pick, POP MAX, Quest +1, Quest Red, Really, Sky News, Smithsonian Channel, Talking Pictures TV, TCC, That's TV (UK), Together TV, W, 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 Bath transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Points West 0.9m homes 3.4%
from Bristol BS8 2LR, 21km west-northwest (294°)
to BBC West region - 60 masts.
regional news image
ITV West Country News (East) 0.9m homes 3.4%
from Bristol BS4 3HG, 17km west-northwest (291°)
to ITV West region - 61 masts.
All of lunch, weekend and 50% evening news is shared with West Country (West)

Are there any self-help relays?

ClavertonActive deflector4.5 km E Bath40 homes

How will the Bath (Bath and North East Somerset, England) transmission frequencies change over time?

1968-80s1984-971997-981998-20102010-135 Jun 2019
VHFA K TA K TA K TA K TA K T
C6BBCtvwaves
C8ITVwaves
C21BBCA
C22BBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBCB
C24D3+4
C25ITVwavesITVwavesITVwavesBBCA
C27BBCB
C28BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2wavesD3+4
C32C4wavesC4wavesC4waves

tv_off Being removed from Freeview (for 5G use) after November 2020 / June 2022 - 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 24 Mar 10 and 7 Apr 10.

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

Analogue 1-4 250W
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-7dB) 50W

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Mendip transmitter area

Jan 1958-Jul 1968Television Wales and the West
Jul 1968-Feb 2004Harlech 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.

Comments
Friday, 9 November 2012
M
Mark
4:44 PM
Bath

Thanks Dave for your comprehensive reply. I forgot to mention that I had the aerial replaced recently as the previous one was damaged so maybe the new aerial is making the difference. However the aerial has been up a few weeks now and the extra channels have only appeared in the last couple of days. As you suggest I will investigate further.

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Mark's 4 posts GB
J
jb38
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

11:50 PM

Mark: I am inclined to think that the only reason that you are presently receiving these extra channels is purely down to seasonal changes in atmospheric conditions, plus the possibility of vegetational changes haven taking place, this in the form of leaves falling from trees and which always improves signals being received should the signal path be anywhere near to passing over dense vegetation.

The reflective reasons as mentioned by Dave Lindsay always plays a role as well.

Needless to say I would refrain from altering anything, as the signal is very likely to vanish again.

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jb38's 7,179 posts GB
Wednesday, 14 November 2012
M
Mark
8:17 PM

Thanks jb38: Yes I think I will leave well alone for now. To be honest there isn't really anything of interest to me on the extra channels in any case. If I still get a signal in a few months I may investigate further. Thanks again for the advice.

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Mark's 4 posts GB
Wednesday, 26 December 2012
M
Mark
7:18 PM
Bath

Poor picture today....loss of signal, pixellation....is this down to the weather?

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Mark's 4 posts GB
Friday, 4 January 2013
M
MFPA
1:18 PM

My father-in-law tells me the signal from the Bath transmitter is down again today. Any ideas?

He also tells me it came back on yesterday at about 1530 and not at 1242. (It was 1330 when he was on the phone moaning about having had no TV all day...).

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MFPA's 8 posts GB
Dave Lindsay
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

1:44 PM

MFPA: The result of the suspected arson, I should imagine.


Bathampton TV mast fire | This is Bath


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Dave Lindsay's 5,724 posts GB
M
MFPA
5:17 PM

Dave: thanks for the link. Anything I have been able to find by googling suggests it was all fixed by yesterday afternoon - and it did come back on from around 1530 yesterday until well after midnight. But this morning it was down again when my Father-in-law got up at 10 o'clock, and was still down when I spoke to him about 10 minutes ago.

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MFPA's 8 posts GB
Friday, 27 September 2013
J
Judith Burgess
9:44 PM

Since about 8 pm tonight have had no commercial channels and broken reception for BBC channels. Hopeless. Had recorders set for 3 programmes and have nothing but blank screen! This is in Bath.

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Judith Burgess's 1 post GB
Friday, 3 January 2014
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

4:25 AM

BATH transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Wrong Region from 10:35 on 06 Aug to 10:37 yesterday, HD Digital TV Wrong Region from 10:35 on 06 Aug to 10:37 on 06 Aug. [BBC]

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Saturday, 11 January 2014
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

4:24 AM

BATH transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Wrong Region from 10:35 on 06 Aug to 10:37 yesterday, HD Digital TV Wrong Region from 10:35 on 06 Aug to 10:37 on 06 Aug. [BBC]

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