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The symbol shows the location of the Fremont Point transmitter which serves 30,000 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 Fremont Point transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Fremont Point 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
 H max
C44 (658.0MHz)245mDTG-33,200W
Channel icons
1 BBC One (SD) Channel Islands, 2 BBC Two Channel Islands, 9 BBC Four, 201 CBBC, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, 250 BBC Red Button, plus 13 others

PSB2
D3+4
 H max
C41+ (634.2MHz)245mDTG-33,200W
Channel icons
3 ITV (SD) (Channel), 5 Channel 5, 6 ITV 2, 10 ITV3, 13 E4, 14 Film4, 15 Channel 4 +1 South ads, 18 More4, 25 ITV4, 27 ITVBe, 29 E4 +1,

PSB3
BBCB
 H max
C47 (682.0MHz)245mDTG-63,200W
Channel icons
72 Shopping Quarter , 101 BBC One HD (England no regional news), 102 BBC Two HD (England), 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?

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The Fremont Point 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 Fremont Point transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Channel Islands News 0.0m homes 0.2%
from St Helier JE2 3PL, 1,455km west-southwest (253°)
to BBC Channel Islands region - 8 masts.
regional news image
ITV Channel News 0.0m homes 0.2%
from St Helier JE1 3ZD, 1,455km west-southwest (253°)
to ITV Channel region - 8 masts.

How will the Fremont Point transmission frequencies change over time?

1962-80s1984-971997-981998-20102010-1330 Jun 2019-
VHFB E TB E TB E TB E K TB E K T
C9ITVwaves
C41ITVwavesITVwavesITVwaves+D3+4D3+4
C44BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBCABBCA
C47C4wavesC4wavesC4wavesBBCBBBCB
C51tv_offBBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1waves

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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 17 Nov 10 and 17 Nov 10.

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

Analogue 1-4 20kW
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-8dB) 3.2kW

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Fremont Point transmitter area

Sep 1962-Feb 2004Channel
Nov 2011-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.

Comments
Friday, 4 March 2011
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Mike Dimmick
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3:46 PM

Stuart O.: I believe it's up to the local Channel 3 licensee to get "Channel 3 +1" and "Channel 3 HD" going - the two larger independent Channel 3 licensees, STV and Ulster TV, insisted on having their own regional services (which is why it took so long to get going). For Ulster, the HD service is currently academic as no terrestrial transmitters have switched over and no advance service is available. Channel TV is by far the smallest licensee, so small that it doesn't do its own presentation (unlike STV and Ulster TV), and is often mistaken for being part of ITV plc. It remains independent, despite the on-screen branding.

Channel TV provided a list of channels that were available at switchover, and it does *not* include an 'ITV' HD service. channelonline.tv

plc's launch announcement for ITV1 +1 says "ITV1+1 will not be launched in the Channel TV region."
ITV1+1 - ITV Channels
(RG47SH)

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Mike Dimmick's 2,486 posts GB
Monday, 7 March 2011
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

10:21 AM

FREMONT POINT transmitter - mont Point Transmitter works 7 March 2011: Engineering transmitter work will take place between 09:30 and 17:00 on 7 March 2011. TV services that will be disrupted: Analogue services - Digital services - PSB1, PSB2 and PSB3 will be subject to periods of shutdown between 09:30 and 17:00 [DUK] Over the next week Fremont Point main transmitter: TV (analogue) working normally, TV (digital) Liable to interruption, Radio (analogue) working normally, Radio (digital) working normally. [DUK]

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Friday, 11 March 2011
Transmitter engineering
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9:35 AM

FREMONT POINT transmitter - mont Point Transmitter works 11 March 2011: Engineering transmitter work will take place between 09:30 and 17:00 on 1 March 2011. TV services that will be disrupted: Analogue services - n/a Digital services - PSB1, PSB2 and PSB3 will be subject to periods of shutdown between 09:30 and 17:00. [DUK] Over the next week Fremont Point main transmitter: TV (analogue) working normally, TV (digital) Liable to interruption, Radio (analogue) working normally, Radio (digital) working normally. [DUK]

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Monday, 9 May 2011
Transmitter engineering
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9:46 AM

FREMONT POINT transmitter - mont Point Transmitter works 9 May 2011: Engineering transmitter work will take place between 09:30 and 17:00 on 9 April 2011. TV services that will be disrupted: Analogue services - N/A Digital services - PSB1, PSB2 and PSB3 will be subject to periods of shutdown between 09:30 and 17:00. [DUK]

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10:31 AM

FREMONT POINT transmitter - mont Point Transmitter works 9 May 2011: Engineering transmitter work will take place between 09:30 and 17:00 on 9 April 2011. TV services that will be disrupted: Analogue services - N/A Digital services - PSB1, PSB2 and PSB3 will be subject to periods of shutdown between 09:30 and 17:00. [DUK] Over the next week Fremont Point main transmitter: TV (analogue) working normally, TV (digital) Liable to interruption, Radio (analogue) working normally, Radio (digital) working normally. [DUK]

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Monday, 8 August 2011
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

9:40 AM

FREMONT POINT transmitter - Over the next week Fremont Point main transmitter: no analogue TV, TV (digital) Possible weak signal, Radio (analogue) working normally, no digital radio. [DUK]

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Tuesday, 17 April 2012
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alex
8:25 PM

Is it possible to update this page, beause, from 28 fev 2012, the channel have shanged and ther is one more mux with ITV2, 3, ..
Chears
Florian From Dinard

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alex's 2 posts FR
Friday, 18 May 2012
Briantist
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

2:58 PM

alex: The information is correct, there ITV3 is on multiplex 2 in the Channel Islands.

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Briantist's 38,844 posts GB
Monday, 24 September 2012
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Doug
11:29 AM

We are moving to Alderney and wonder as they are the most northern of the Channel islands. Would it be possible to pick up a digital signal from a UK transmitter. I would like to view the Yesterday channel, which is not available on Freesat. Alderney used to pick up analogue signals from the UK in the past so can it be done these days.

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Dave Lindsay
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

1:47 PM

Doug: I wouldn't like to rate your chances too much.

The powers that be won't release the radiation patterns for the large transmitters. A radiation pattern indicates how much signal gets thrown out in each direction which effectively shows whether there are any restrictions in particular directions. Knowledge of this information would allow more accurate coverage maps to be drawn out.

However, in general the coverage of the Commercial (COM) channels (those that don't broadcast from the Channel Islands transmitters) isn't as good as the Public Service (PSB) ones. Not only do the COM channels not broadcast from smaller transmitters, but of those that they do, there will be some viewers who will only receive the PSBs.

See this page for projections of users of full-service transmitters who will be likely to be able to receive PSBs+COMs versus those who will only get the PSBs: The commercial multiplex after switchover: ArqA, ArqB and SDN | ukfree.tv - 10 years of independent, free digital TV advice

Looking at the Rowridge bar, I reckon that around 30% will be expected to be PSB-only. In some cases this will be because another transmitter which uses the same channels will cause interference.

We had a report from someone on the IoW, about five miles south of Rowridge who lives in a bit of a dip and so can't "see" the top of the mast who could receive only the PSB channels. If this is anything to go by, then we must wonder whether there is a greater restriction on them to the south.

I imagine that if there is any transmitter that you might get on Alderney, then it will be Rowridge. It is interesting that the coverage map of Rowridge on this website includes the north-most edge of the Cotentin Peninsula.

Again, this is obviously calculated assuming that the radiation pattern is omnidirectional. If that of the COMs is anything but (i.e. restricted to the south to prevent interference on the Continent), then the chances of reception of them on Alderney must be diminished accordingly.


So all in all, if you could receive the analogue channels from a UK transmitter, then you may be likely to be able to receive the PSB channels now. This is because we assume that they serve at least the same area.

However, the COMs being more restricted is anyone's guess. Obviously the authorities have to get international clearance for the frequencies they use. They may be allowed to use them subject to restrictions on the propagation of the signals in the directions of other nations.


I and perhaps others on here will be interested to learn either way whether you can receive the COMs on Alderney and from which transmitter.

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