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The symbol shows the location of the Glossop (Derbyshire, England) transmitter which serves 13,000 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 Glossop (Derbyshire, England) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Glossop 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
C28 (530.0MHz)310mDTG-350W
Channel icons
1 BBC One (SD) North 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
C25 (506.0MHz)310mDTG-350W
Channel icons
3 ITV (SD) (Granada), 4 Channel 4 (SD) North ads, 5 Channel 5, 6 ITV 2, 10 ITV3, 13 E4, 14 Film4, 15 Channel 4 +1 North ads, 18 More4, 25 ITV4, 29 E4 +1, 34 ITV +1 (Granada),

PSB3
BBCB
 V max
C22 (482.0MHz)310mDTG-650W
Channel icons
72 Shopping Quarter , 101 BBC One HD (England no regional news), 102 BBC Two HD (England), 103 ITV HD (ITV Granada), 104 Channel 4 HD North 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 Glossop (Derbyshire, 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 Glossop transmitter?

regional news image
BBC North West Tonight 3.1m homes 11.8%
from Salford M50 2QH, 23km west (276°)
to BBC North West region - 92 masts.
regional news image
ITV Granada Reports 3.1m homes 11.6%
from Salford M50 2EQ, 23km west (276°)
to ITV Granada region - 80 masts.

How will the Glossop (Derbyshire, England) transmission frequencies change over time?

1984-971997-981998-20092009-1331 Mar 2018-
A K TA K TA K TA K TA K T
C22BBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBCBBBCB
C25ITVwavesITVwavesITVwavesD3+4D3+4
C28BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBCABBCA
C32C4wavesC4wavesC4waves

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 4 Nov 09 and 2 Dec 09.

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

Analogue 1-4 250W
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-7dB) 50W

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Winter Hill transmitter area

May 1956-Jul 1968Granada Television†
May 1956-Jul 1968Associated British Corporation◊
Jul 1968-Feb 2004Granada 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. Glossop 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
Sunday, 31 March 2013
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Brenda
12:45 PM

Service restored but unwatchable due to interference - the sound is unbearable and completely unacceptable : (

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Brenda
4:32 PM

Having previously said that Freeview is completely unwatchable, it seems to only be the case on the BBC channels, so here's a 'hello' to the limited other channels that we can receive in the Glossop area - it's a good job that Come Dine With Me is a guilty pleasure of mine..!

In all seriousness, does anyone know of a decent workaround?

I really miss Film 4 and so many other channels that I once had before moving here...

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Dave Lindsay
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5:43 PM

Brenda: Your best bet with regards Film4 (and other channels) would be to look at getting a Freesat receiver. Your block has a satellite dish on the mast to which the terrestrial aerial is fitted to the top.

See here for a comparison of full Freeview versus Freesat:

Freeview/Freesat | ukfree.tv - 10 years of independent, free digital TV advice

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jb38
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

6:51 PM

Brenda: If you are not that bothered about HD then a Freesat box as simple (and cheap) as this one advertised by Argos would suffice, although there is nothing to stop you looking at their more expensive types should you require a little more sophistication.


Buy Bush Freesat Digital Set Top Box at Argos.co.uk - Your Online Shop for Set top boxes.

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Brenda
7:26 PM

Thank you for the replies guys : )

It looks like maybe Freesat is the way to go?

I'll have to look into it...



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Brenda
8:21 PM

Hey Dave & JB...

Do you know whether Freesat eliminates this dreadful interference on the BBC channels?

Or is it, as I expect, because it's 'all up in the air' (forgive my girly technicalities!) all subject to the same interference?

In which case, would an underground cable, although not free, be the only way to ensure no interference?

Forgive me! I am confused!

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jb38
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

8:48 PM

Brenda: Nothing really interferes with Freesat via a dish except possibly the occasional snow in winter or in some cases a thundery downpour, the latter generally only affecting reception for a few minutes or so but usually less.

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jb38
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

8:53 PM

Brenda: By the way, that said on the assumption that your flat has a communal aerial connection wall plate which also includes a Sat socket, this being a threaded protrusion on the wall plate rather than a normal aerial socket going inwards.

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Sunday, 7 April 2013
A
Andrew
7:01 PM

Just lost Freeview again. Happening a lot just recently. Wonder what's going on?

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Andrew
7:10 PM

Also lost O2 3G services at the same time ... again.

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