Freeview Light on the Hawkshead (Cumbria, England) transmitter
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The symbol shows the location of the Hawkshead (Cumbria, England) transmitter which serves 800 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 problemsThe BBC and Digital UK report there are no faults or engineering work on the Hawkshead (Cumbria, England) transmitter.
Which Freeview channels does the Hawkshead 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.
Are you trying to watch these 43 Freeview channels?
The Hawkshead (Cumbria, 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 Hawkshead transmitter?
BBC North West Tonight 3.1m homes 11.8%
from Salford M50 2QH, 109km south-southeast (154°)
to BBC North West region - 92 masts.
How will the Hawkshead (Cumbria, 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 24 Jun 09 and 22 Jul 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 Caldbeck transmitter area
According to the Freeview Detailed Coverage Checker and the BBC, you can also get signals from the Windermere relay transmitter. Are you sure you are tuned to Hawkshead? The Windermere transmitter is listed for Planned Engineering with "Possible service interruptions", and the BBC were showing it as off-air this morning for essential engineering.
You'll need to enter your TV's tuning section and see which UHF channels it's tuned to, and if your set is one that automatically retunes when it has no signal, or detects changes, I would turn that feature off as it's generally more trouble than it's worth. The need to retune when you only receive the PSB multiplexes as you would from either transmitter is rare. Retuning when there is no signal only clears the correct tuning, so you have to repeat a retune when signals return.
Both transmitters are in a similar direction from you, Windermere is 173 degrees, that's a fraction E of due S.
Hawkshead is 201 degrees that's almost SSW. Aerial rods vertical for both. Both transmitters are likely to be within the beam-width of an aerial pointing at either, or in-between the two
Windermere is closer, 6km and is higher power then Hawkshead 9km. The Detailed Coverage checker suggests you'd get a more reliable signal from Windermere.
In the multiplex order PSB1/BBCA, PSB2/D3&4, PSB3/BBCB HD - (C means UHF channel) -
Windermere's UHF channels for each multiplex are C44, C47, C41.
Hawkshead's UHF channels for each multiplex are C26, C23, C29.
I'd recommend you unplug the aerial and do an automatic tune which clears all previous tuning as no channels are found, then plug the aerial back in a do a manual tune for Windermere's channels which should give you better signals.
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HAWKSHEAD transmitter - Freeview: Off the air due to essential engineering from 1 Feb 14:45 until 1 Feb 14:48. Wrong regional programme due to a fault from 28 Jan 18:55 until 28 Jan 19:00. Wrong regional programme due to a fault from 28 Jan 18:23 until 28 Jan 18:32. . [BBC]
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