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The symbol shows the location of the Crewkerne (Somerset, England) transmitter which serves 1,900 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 Crewkerne (Somerset, England) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Crewkerne 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
C43 (650.0MHz)99mDTG-32W
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)99mDTG-32W
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)99mDTG-62W
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

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 43 Freeview channels?

the effected channels
the effected channels
the effected channels
the effected channels

The Crewkerne (Somerset, 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 Crewkerne transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Points West 0.9m homes 3.4%
from Bristol BS8 2LR, 66km north (11°)
to BBC West region - 60 masts.
regional news image
ITV West Country News (East) 0.9m homes 3.4%
from Bristol BS4 3HG, 64km north-northeast (14°)
to ITV West region - 61 masts.
All of lunch, weekend and 50% evening news is shared with West Country (West)

How will the Crewkerne (Somerset, England) transmission frequencies change over time?

1984-971997-981998-20102010-135 Jun 2019
B E TB E TB E TB E TB E K T
C40BBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1waves D3+4
C43ITVwavesITVwavesITVwavesBBCABBCA
C46BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBCBBBCB
C50tv_offC4wavesC4wavesC4wavesD3+4

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, BBCA, D3+4, BBCB 2W

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. Crewkerne 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
Monday, 27 October 2014
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David
6:42 PM
Crewkerne

I am in Crewkerne, have a powered antennae with line of sight to mendip 27 miles away.
I receive every freeview channel 5/5 except ITV which has some peculiar habit in that it pixilates or is not available unless I tape the coaxial (5ft) cable to the top back side of the TV when it works perfectly.
I have this on my present TV and also had it on the previous one. The coaxial connections are fine as evidenced by the fact that every other channel has a strong signal. Can anyone suggest why only re-positioning the coaxial cable between the socket and the TV makes ITV work when none of the other channels are affected

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Briantist222
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8:12 PM

David: "the coaxial connections are fine as evidenced by the fact that every other channel has a strong signal. "

Have you seen Freeview signals: too much of a good thing is bad for you ?

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David
9:18 PM

David: Thanks for that Brian but why would ITV be the only channel affected when on same transmission strength?

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MikeP
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9:22 PM

David:

The signals may leave the transmission mast atabout the erp (effective radiated power) but the atmosphere affects different signals differently. So services on different muxes are affected differently.

If you signal strengths are high, as you state, you could be suffering, as Briantist suggests, from signal overload. That may be the problem with your ITV reception. Ideally the signal strengths should not exceed 80% but should be more than 50% to get a reliable service. The signal quality should be higher than 60% on most equipment for satisfactory reception.

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Tuesday, 28 October 2014
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d
9:19 AM

David: OK,Thanks, will experiment with by-passing the signal boost although at the moment, with the short co-axial from the socket to the TV taped up on the back of the TV, for some peculiar reason, seems to work.

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Monday, 20 April 2015
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

10:30 AM

CREWKERNE transmitter - RelayPossible service interruptions [DUK]

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Tuesday, 28 April 2015
Transmitter engineering
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4:31 AM

CREWKERNE transmitter - RelayPossible service interruptions [DUK]

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Wednesday, 29 April 2015
Transmitter engineering
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4:31 PM

CREWKERNE transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 10:08 today to 10:11 today, HD Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 10:41 today to 10:43 today. [BBC] RelayPossible service interruptions [DUK]

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Thursday, 30 April 2015
Transmitter engineering
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4:31 AM

CREWKERNE transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 10:08 yesterday to 10:11 yesterday, HD Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 10:41 yesterday to 10:43 yesterday. [BBC] RelayPossible service interruptions [DUK]

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Friday, 1 May 2015
Transmitter engineering
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4:31 AM

CREWKERNE transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 10:08 on 29 Apr to 10:11 on 29 Apr, HD Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 10:41 on 29 Apr to 10:43 on 29 Apr. [BBC] RelayPossible service interruptions [DUK]

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