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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 problems

The BBC and Digital UK report there are no faults or engineering work on the Calne (Wiltshire, England) transmitter.

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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.

MuxH/VFrequencyHeightModeWatts
PSB1
BBCA
 V max
C24 (498.0MHz)136mDTG-320W
Channel icons
1 BBC One (SD) 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
C27 (522.0MHz)136mDTG-320W
Channel icons
3 ITV (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, 25 ITV4, 29 E4 +1, 34 ITV +1 (West),

PSB3
BBCB
 V max
C21+ (474.2MHz)136mDTG-620W
Channel icons
72 Shopping Quarter , 101 BBC One HD (England no regional news), 102 BBC Two HD (England), 103 ITV HD (ITV Meridian Southampton), 104 Channel 4 HD South 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 Calne (Wiltshire, 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 Calne transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Points West 0.9m homes 3.4%
from Bristol BS8 2LR, 42km west (276°)
to BBC West region - 60 masts.
regional news image
ITV West Country News (East) 0.9m homes 3.4%
from Bristol BS4 3HG, 39km west (273°)
to ITV West region - 61 masts.
All of lunch, weekend and 50% evening news is shared with West Country (West)

How will the Calne (Wiltshire, England) transmission frequencies change over time?

1984-971997-981998-20102010-135 Jun 2019
A K TA K TA K TA K TA K T
C21BBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1waves+BBCBBBCB
C24ITVwavesITVwavesITVwavesBBCABBCA
C27BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2wavesD3+4D3+4
C31C4wavesC4wavesC4waves

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 24 Mar 10 and 7 Apr 10.

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

Analogue 1-4 50W
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-4dB) 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. Calne 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
Thursday, 21 July 2016
Transmitter engineering
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5:32 AM

CALNE transmitter - Freeview: HD Digital TV Off Air from 16:01 on 19 Jul to 19:08 on 19 Jul. [BBC]

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Thursday, 4 August 2016
Transmitter engineering
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2:32 PM

CALNE transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 12:33 today. [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering
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5:32 PM

CALNE transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 12:33 today to 14:06 today. [BBC]

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Friday, 5 August 2016
Transmitter engineering
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5:32 AM

CALNE transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 12:33 yesterday to 14:06 yesterday. [BBC]

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Saturday, 6 August 2016
Transmitter engineering
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5:32 AM

CALNE transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 12:33 on 04 Aug to 14:06 on 04 Aug. [BBC]

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Sunday, 14 August 2016
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Peter Brummell
8:36 AM
Calne

Good morning,

My post code is SN11 0AU will it be possible to receive all FREEVIEW channels at this location from the Mendip transmitter?

Peter.

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MikeP
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2:44 PM

Peter Brummell:

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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Richard Cooper
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4:22 PM

Peter Brummell: Hi, Peter. I fully endorse MikeP's response and can recommend
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of Sheffield , which is an excellent aerials supplier. I talk from personal experience having purchased from them myself. The company will ship your order speedily and you'll find that it is very well packaged with no chance of anything arriving bent or broken, which is good to know. Richard, Norwich.

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Friday, 28 October 2016
Transmitter engineering
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2:31 PM

CALNE transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 11:11 today to 12:07 today, HD Digital TV Off Air from 11:11 today to 12:07 today. [BBC]

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Saturday, 29 October 2016
Transmitter engineering
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5:31 AM

CALNE transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 11:11 yesterday to 12:07 yesterday, HD Digital TV Off Air from 11:11 yesterday to 12:07 yesterday. [BBC]

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