Freeview Light on the Kendal (Cumbria, England) transmitter
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The symbol shows the location of the Kendal (Cumbria, England) transmitter which serves 7,900 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 Kendal (Cumbria, England) transmitter.
Which Freeview channels does the Kendal 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 43 Freeview channels?
The Kendal (Cumbria, England) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: 4seven, 5Action, 5STAR, 5USA, Aljazeera English, 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 MAX, 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 Kendal transmitter?
BBC North West Tonight 3.1m homes 11.8%
from Salford M50 2QH, 97km south-southeast (164°)
to BBC North West region - 92 masts.
ITV Lookaround 0.2m homes 0.7%
from Carlisle CA1 3NT, 64km north (350°)
to ITV Border England region - 33 masts.
All of lunch, weekend and 50% evening news is shared with Tyne Tees
Are there any self-help relays?
|Kentmere A||Active deflector||12 km N Kendal||22 homes|
|Kentmere B||Active deflector||12 km N Kendal||23 homes (second level)|
How will the Kendal (Cumbria, England) transmission frequencies change over time?
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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 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
Is the transmitter output the same in all directions?Radiation patterns withheld
KENDAL transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Wrong Region from 09:00 on 30 Sep to 09:07 on 30 Sep, BBC Digital TV Wrong Region from 15:53 on 30 Sep to 16:01 on 30 Sep, HD Digital TV Wrong Region from 15:53 on 30 Sep to 16:01 on 30 Sep, HD Digital TV Wrong Region from 09:00 o [BBC]
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It'll simply be a matter of economics. The Kendal "Light" transmitter serves around 15,000 households.
Such transmitters often only serve these smaller communities and the commercial operators don't consider it cost effective to pay for the extra transmission equipment to provide the 3 COM multiplexes, even if there were spare frequencies available.
Relay "Light" transmitters which only have the 3 main PSB multiplexes, are often provided for areas where signals can't be reliably received from a main transmitter due to the terrain in the location eg. in a valley. Depending on location some may be able to receive a main transmitter.
If you provide a full postcode we may be able to advise if there's any possibility of getting signals from a main transmitter, however this would most likely be Granada region rather than Border.
The other option would be to consider Freesat.
Some fairly recent TVs have built-in satellite tuners. Apart from looking at the TV Tuning section which can show a satellite tuner if present, the other clue is the presence of an F-connector on the back of the set, as well as the usual "belling type" coax socket for aerials. If the TV has a satellite tuner you'd only need a Dish and LNB.
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