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The symbol shows the location of the Bristol Kings Weston (City of Bristol, England) transmitter which serves 18,000 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 Bristol Kings Weston (City of Bristol, England) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Bristol Kings Weston transmitter broadcast?

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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
C43 (650.0MHz)138mDTG-200W
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
C40 (626.0MHz)138mDTG-200W
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
C46 (674.0MHz)138mDTG-200W
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

COM4
SDN
 V max
C22 (482.0MHz)138mDTG-8200W
Channel icons
20 Drama, 21 5USA, 29 ITV2 +1, 32 5STAR, 33 5Action, 41 Legend, 42 GREAT! movies action, 46 Channel 5 +1, 58 ITVBe +1, 59 ITV3 +1, 64 Blaze, 67 CBS Reality, 74 Dave ja vu, 78 TCC, 81 Blaze +1, 89 ITV4 +1, 203 CITV, 208 POP MAX, 209 Ketchup TV, 210 Ketchup Too, 211 YAAAS!, plus 14 others

COM5
ArqA
 V max
C25 (506.0MHz)138mDTG-8200W
Channel icons
11 Sky Arts, 17 Really, 19 Dave, 31 E4 Extra, 36 pick, 40 Quest Red, 43 Food Network, 47 Film4 +1, 48 Challenge, 49 4seven, 57 Smithsonian Channel, 60 Drama +1, 70 Quest +1, 75 Yesterday +1, 83 Together TV, 233 Sky News, plus 9 others

COM6
ArqB
 V max
C28- (529.8MHz)138mDTG-8200W
Channel icons
12 Quest, 25 W, 27 Yesterday, 34 GREAT! movies, 39 DMAX, 44 HGTV, 71 Quest Red +1, 73 HobbyMaker, 82 Talking Pictures TV, 84 PBS America, 88 Classic Hits, 235 Al Jazeera Eng, plus 19 others

LBS
 V -10dB
C31 (554.0MHz)138mDTG-1220W
Channel icons
from 22nd September 2014: 7 Made in Bristol,

DTG-8 64QAM 8K 3/4 27.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
DTG-12 QSPK 8K 3/4 8.0Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)

Are you trying to watch these 0 Freeview HD channels?


The Bristol Kings Weston (City of Bristol, England) mast is not one of the extended Freeview HD (COM7 and COM8) transmitters, it does not provide these high definition (HD) channels: .

If you want to watch these HD channels, either use Freesat HD, or move your TV aerial must point to one of the 30 Full Freeview HD transmitters. For more information see the want to know which transmitters will carry extra Freeview HD? page.

Which BBC and ITV regional news can I watch from the Bristol Kings Weston transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Points West 0.9m homes 3.4%
from Bristol BS8 2LR, 5km southeast (141°)
to BBC West region - 60 masts.
regional news image
ITV West Country News (East) 0.9m homes 3.4%
from Bristol BS4 3HG, 9km southeast (133°)
to ITV West region - 61 masts.
All of lunch, weekend and 50% evening news is shared with West Country (West)

How will the Bristol Kings Weston (City of Bristol, England) transmission frequencies change over time?

1984-971997-981998-20102010-132013-182013-1730 Mar 2018
B E TB E TB E TE TE TW TK T
C22SDN
C25ArqA
C28ArqB
C30LBSLBS
C31_local
C40 D3+4D3+4D3+4
C42ITVwavesITVwavesITVwaves
C43BBCABBCABBCABBCA
C45BBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1waves
C46BBCBBBCBBBCBBBCB
C48BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2waves
C50tv_offD3+4
C52tv_offC4wavesC4wavesC4waves
C53tv_offSDNSDNSDN
C57tv_offArqAArqAArqA
C60tv_off -ArqB-ArqB

tv_off Being removed from Freeview (for 5G use) after November 2020 / June 2022 - more
Table shows multiplexes names see this article;
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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 1000W
SDN, ARQA, ARQB, BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-7dB) 200W
Mux C*, Mux D*(-10dB) 100W
Mux 1*, Mux 2*, Mux A*, Mux B*, LBS(-17dB) 20W

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. Bristol Kings Weston 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
Friday, 31 January 2014
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Iain Davies
sentiment_satisfiedBronze

5:19 PM

Two local tv test cards on CH 30 on 791 & 792 in readiness for More Bristol, which I imagine will move to No. 8 when on air.

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Thursday, 13 November 2014
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Sonia Hobbs
10:16 AM
Bristol

I had no signal on Tuesday or Wednesday this week at BS6 7JP, but it has now returned without me doing anything! Could you suggest a possible reason please?

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Monday, 1 December 2014
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

11:09 AM

BRISTOL KINGS WESTON transmitter - RelayPossible service interruptions [DUK]

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Tuesday, 3 February 2015
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Ben C
5:25 PM

Can anyone tell me why some transmitters, like this one, don't carry all the HD channels? I've just bought a Freeview+ HD PVR to replace our Virgin Media Tivo and am disappointed to notice we don't get BBC Four HD.

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Dave Lindsay
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

6:49 PM

Ben C: The new HD services, which include BBC Four and BBC News, are essentially pre-switchover and introduced so as to encourage take-up of Freeview HD receivers. The lifespan of these multiplexes is likely to be very short, it being at least 5 years. At that point things are likely to change again, including selling more frequencies off to mobile phone operators.

The equipment used is that which was already in existence, and therefore didn't have to be purchased. The objective is to serve as many as possible.

The only thing you can do is consider whether you might be able to receive from Mendip or perhaps Wenvoe, and pick up the quasi-national HD channels from one of those. With Wenvoe you might be able to combine feeds with your Bristol Kings Western aerial so as to give you West regional ITV and BBC. This option may mean forfeiting of Made in Bristol.

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Sunday, 29 March 2015
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JOHN NASH
4:45 PM

Reception problems using Kings Weston transmitter Bristol.

[ LBS excluded ] As all the multiplexes have a common 200W output why is it that the signal power and quality of COM5 arqA frequency C57 programme signals received at my home noticeably [ generally unwatchable ] less than the other multiplexes? On a Humax box the majority have a comparative Strength of 60%+ and Quality of 100% compared to COM5 Strength of 35% and Quality of 80%

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Dave Lindsay
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

5:21 PM

JOHN NASH: Because they're not all received at the same strength!

This depends on the signal path; different frequencies being affected in different ways and to different degrees. The only way that all channels would be received "exactly" the same is if there was nothing around the transmitter: no trees, no buildings, no ground, no air, no people. This is physics: as soon as you introduce objects you introduce things that can affect signals and as objects affect different frequencies differently then they may be received differently.

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Monday, 1 February 2016
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

10:32 AM

BRISTOL KINGS WESTON transmitter - Possible service interruptions [DUK]

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Wednesday, 3 February 2016
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

4:32 AM

BRISTOL KINGS WESTON transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 00:23 today to 01:54 today, HD Digital TV Off Air from 00:25 today to 01:54 today. [BBC] Possible service interruptions [DUK]

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Thursday, 4 February 2016
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

4:32 AM

BRISTOL KINGS WESTON transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 00:23 yesterday to 01:54 yesterday, HD Digital TV Off Air from 00:25 yesterday to 01:54 yesterday. [BBC] Possible service interruptions [DUK]

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