Freeview Light on the Haslingden (Lancashire, England) transmitter
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The symbol shows the location of the Haslingden (Lancashire, England) transmitter which serves 18,000 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.
Which Freeview channels does the Haslingden 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.
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 Haslingden (Lancashire, 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 Haslingden transmitter?
BBC North West Tonight 3.1m homes 11.8%
from Salford M50 2QH, 26km south (178°)
to BBC North West region - 92 masts.
How will the Haslingden (Lancashire, England) transmission frequencies change over time?
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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 4 Nov 09 and 2 Dec 09.
How do the old analogue and currrent digital signal levels compare?
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Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Winter Hill transmitter area
Is the transmitter output the same in all directions?Radiation patterns withheld
Your aerial installer will have probably pointed your aerial to Haslingden because that is the only transmitter available offering suitable reception. Have a look at digital uk postcode checker and see what that tells you.
If you really do want to receive from Winetrhill. Even though Winter Hill is receivable two miles down the road, there is always going to be a 'cut off' point where the signal from one transmitter (Winter Hill) is to weak, and signal from the other transmitter becomes the strongest one (from Haslingden)
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Sandy: Digital UK's Postcode Checker gives a 99% chance of getting reliable reception from Winter Hill.
Terrain does block line-of-sight, but it's less than 10 miles away from an extremely strong transmitter. I would recommend getting a professional installer to look at it - they should have the right equipment to figure out the right size aerial and calibrate it properly.
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