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The symbol shows the location of the Dursley (Gloucestershire, England) transmitter which serves 700 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 Dursley (Gloucestershire, England) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Dursley 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)290mDTG-11W
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)290mDTG-11W
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)290mDTG-11W
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?

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

The Dursley (Gloucestershire, 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 Player, 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 Dursley transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Points West 0.9m homes 3.4%
from Bristol BS8 2LR, 31km southwest (223°)
to BBC West region - 60 masts.
regional news image
ITV West Country News (East) 0.9m homes 3.4%
from Bristol BS4 3HG, 31km southwest (216°)
to ITV West region - 61 masts.
All of lunch, weekend and 50% evening news is shared with West Country (West)

How will the Dursley (Gloucestershire, England) transmission frequencies change over time?

1984-971997-981998-20102010-1331 Mar 2018-
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 55W
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-7dB) 11W

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. Dursley 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, 11 August 2011
Transmitter engineering
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5:00 AM

DURSLEY transmitter - Freeview HD Digital TV Off Air from 14:00 yesterday to 14:08 yesterday [BBC]

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Friday, 12 August 2011
Transmitter engineering
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4:36 AM

DURSLEY transmitter - Freeview HD Digital TV Off Air from 14:00 on 10 Aug to 14:08 on 10 Aug [BBC]

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Tuesday, 30 August 2011
Transmitter engineering
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4:37 PM

DURSLEY transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air from 06:23 on 28 Aug to 07:22 on 28 Aug HD Digital TV Off Air from 06:23 on 28 Aug to 07:22 on 28 Aug [BBC]

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Thursday, 6 October 2011
Transmitter engineering
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4:45 AM

DURSLEY transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air from 21:55 yesterday to 22:13 yesterday HD Digital TV Off Air from 21:55 yesterday to 22:13 yesterday [BBC]

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Friday, 7 October 2011
Transmitter engineering
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4:42 AM

DURSLEY transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air from 21:55 on 05 Oct to 22:13 on 05 Oct HD Digital TV Off Air from 21:55 on 05 Oct to 22:13 on 05 Oct [BBC]

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Tuesday, 26 February 2013
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John Wheeler
7:46 PM
Dursley

We receive west area transmissions from the Dursley transmitter. We do not receive the full set of Freeview channels but, many of those we do receive break up and are unwatchable. We not not wish to use the Ridge Hill transmitter because it covers the Midlands area. Are there any plans to increase the power of the Dursley transmitter? Is there an alternative transmitter for the GL11 area for west transmissions?

Thanks for your advice

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Dave Lindsay
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8:06 PM

John Wheeler: Dursley, like many other small relays, only carry the Public Service (PSB) channels. This is because the Commercial (COM) networks don't wish to pay for them. See here for an explanation:

Londonderry (Northern Ireland) digital TV transmitter | ukfree.tv - 10 years of independent, free digital TV advice

The prediction from Digital UK at your location is only Dursley and Ridge Hill. Ridge Hill carries ITV West, which it relays from Mendip, and this is in addition to ITV Central (South). Unfortunately it carries BBC West Midlands only (so no BBC West).

However, you could have a second aerial installed for Ridge Hill and diplex it (combine) with the Dursley one to give you West regional PSB channels and COM channels from Ridge Hill.

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Dave Lindsay
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8:11 PM

John Wheeler: As for the issue with the poor reception, which channel(s) break up? (There are only three.)

See:

DTG :: DTT Services by Multiplex

If it is PSB2 which carries ITV, Channel 4, Channel 5 etc, then bring up the signal strength screen and check that it is tuned to UHF channel 50 for Dursley and not C29 which is Ridge Hill West. If it is, then having the aerial out for the first 30% of the scan should miss out Ridge Hill West.

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Friday, 3 January 2014
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

4:25 AM

DURSLEY transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 23:15 on 23 Dec to 01:23 on 24 Dec, HD Digital TV Off Air from 23:15 on 23 Dec to 01:23 on 24 Dec. [BBC]

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Thursday, 29 May 2014
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David S.
11:29 AM
Dursley

We live in Uley and use a rooftop aerial to receive the Dursley transmitter for PSB1 and PSB2. This has worked fine ever since the changeover to digital.

However, in the last couple of weeks the PSB1 channels (i.e. the BBC ones) have been breaking up and are often unwatchable, yet the PSB2 channels (the ITV ones) still work without any problem.

Why is there a difference, given they are all coming from the same mast?

What can be done to rectify this?

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