Freeview Light on the Calne (Wiltshire, England) transmitter
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The symbol shows the location of the Calne (Wiltshire, England) transmitter which serves 6,400 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 Calne (Wiltshire, England) transmitter.
Which Freeview channels does the Calne 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 43 Freeview channels?
The Calne (Wiltshire, England) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: 4seven, 5Action, 5STAR, 5USA, Aljazeera English, 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 Calne transmitter?
BBC Points West 0.9m homes 3.4%
from Bristol BS8 2LR, 42km west (276°)
to BBC West region - 60 masts.
How will the Calne (Wiltshire, England) transmission frequencies change over time?
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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?
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Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Mendip transmitter area
Yes, you shpuld be able to get signals from Mendip, according to the digitaluk.trade website at Coverage Checker - Detailed View and as shown underneath your posting.
The potential for reception problems exists in that the signals will have to traverse the hill having Sandy Lane (with a nice pub if you're interested) and the radio transmitters at the top, and Bromham as well. From your location, the terrain is uphill to the Calne Freeview Lite transmitter and again it's uphill towards Mendip.
You would need a group C/D or a wideband aerial with the cross rods horizontal, they are vertical for Calne and Group A. The aerial for Mendip should point roughly South West on a bearing of 244 degrees, that is a little to the south of the Calne mast which at 263 degrees. It would be best to consider the future and invest in a good log-periodic aerial that will receive current and future planned services. A decent Log36 would probably be ideal, such as that offered here - Online FM DAB TV Aerial sales
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