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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 problems

The BBC and Digital UK report there are no faults or engineering work on the Kendal (Cumbria, England) transmitter.

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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.

MuxH/VFrequencyHeightModeWatts
PSB1
BBCA
 V max
C42- (641.8MHz)223mDTG-3400W
Channel icons
1 BBC One (SD) North West, 2 BBC Two England, 9 BBC Four, 23 BBC Three, 201 CBBC, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, 250 BBC Red Button, plus 16 others

PSB2
D3+4
 V max
C45 (666.0MHz)223mDTG-3400W
Channel icons
3 ITV (SD) (Border (England)), 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, 26 ITV4, 30 E4 +1, 35 ITV +1 (Yorkshire Emley Moor),

PSB3
BBCB
 V max
C57 (762.0MHz)223mDTG-6400W
Channel icons
56 5SELECT, 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, 106 BBC Four HD, 109 BBC Three HD, 204 CBBC HD, 205 CBeebies 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 43 Freeview channels?

the effected channels
the effected channels
the effected channels
the effected 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 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 Kendal transmitter?

regional news image
BBC North West Tonight 3.1m homes 11.8%
from Salford M50 2QH, 97km south-southeast (164°)
to BBC North West region - 92 masts.
regional news image
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 AActive deflector12 km N Kendal22 homes
Kentmere BActive deflector12 km N Kendal23 homes (second level)

How will the Kendal (Cumbria, England) transmission frequencies change over time?

1950s-80s1984-971997-981998-20092009-1319 Aug 2020
VHFC/D EC/D EC/D EC/D E TE T
C1BBCtvwaves
C42BBCA
C45D3+4
C53tv_offD3+4
C54tv_offC4wavesC4wavesC4waves
C57tv_offBBCBBBCB
C58tv_offBBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1waves
C60tv_off-BBCA
C61ITVwavesITVwavesITVwaves
C64BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2waves

tv_off Being removed from Freeview (for 5G use) after November 2020 / June 2022 - more
Table shows multiplexes names see this article;
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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?

Analogue 1-4 2kW
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-7dB) 400W

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Caldbeck transmitter area

Sep 1961-Feb 2004Border 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. Kendal 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.

Is the transmitter output the same in all directions?

Radiation patterns withheld

Comments
Sunday, 2 August 2015
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

8:40 PM

KENDAL transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Wrong Region from 20:01 today to 20:10 today, HD Digital TV Wrong Region from 20:01 today to 20:10 today. [BBC]

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Monday, 3 August 2015
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

5:40 AM

KENDAL transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Wrong Region from 20:01 yesterday to 20:10 yesterday, HD Digital TV Wrong Region from 20:01 yesterday to 20:10 yesterday. [BBC]

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Tuesday, 4 August 2015
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

4:31 AM

KENDAL transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Wrong Region from 20:01 on 02 Aug to 20:10 on 02 Aug, HD Digital TV Wrong Region from 20:01 on 02 Aug to 20:10 on 02 Aug. [BBC]

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Wednesday, 2 September 2015
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

6:44 AM

KENDAL transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Wrong Region from 03:13 today to 03:22 today, HD Digital TV Wrong Region from 03:13 today to 03:22 today. [BBC]

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Thursday, 3 September 2015
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

4:32 AM

KENDAL transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Wrong Region from 03:13 yesterday to 03:22 yesterday, HD Digital TV Wrong Region from 03:13 yesterday to 03:22 yesterday. [BBC]

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Friday, 4 September 2015
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

4:32 AM

KENDAL transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Wrong Region from 03:13 on 02 Sep to 03:22 on 02 Sep, HD Digital TV Wrong Region from 03:13 on 02 Sep to 03:22 on 02 Sep. [BBC]

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Tuesday, 22 September 2015
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Mrs B Bellas
5:52 PM
Kendal

Cannot at present access 5*, Demand4 or 5USA (can do it through computer but not very good)(Purchased a Freeview TV when we went digital and had all the Freeview channels but some were taken off a few months later., leaving only C5. Most of the programmes one watched back then were moved onto the Demand 5 etc., If I purchase a new TV with built in Freeview (again)will I be able to receive these channels, or do I have to get a freeview box and access it those channels from there. Why is life so complicated!! - Kendal area LA9 5ET

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MikeB
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9:04 PM
Macclesfield

Mrs B Bellas: The short answer is no. Look at the top of the page, where it says 'Are you trying to watch these 50 Freeview channels?', and then lists channels like the one your trying to watch. Its a light PSB transmitter, and those other channels cannot be bothered to pay to transmit to you - its not worth their while.

Since you put your postcode into the site, we can see what your local transmitters are like, and Calbeck is the only one that could do it, but Digital UK reckons thats next to impossible.

Best bet? Go Freesat. You ight not get all the channels, but you'd get more than your able to now.

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MikeB's 2,579 posts GB
Wednesday, 23 September 2015
Dave Lindsay
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4:38 PM

Mrs B Bellas: As MikeB says, you're only likely to receive PSB channels, which does not give you 5* and 5USA.

YouView offers catch-up along with Freeview. Freetime is the equivalent for Freesat, which might be worth investigating.

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Dave Lindsay's 5,724 posts GB
Tuesday, 29 September 2015
Transmitter engineering
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4:32 AM

KENDAL transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 23:52 yesterday to 23:56 yesterday, HD Digital TV Off Air from 23:52 yesterday to 23:56 yesterday. DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 23:52 yesterday to 23:57 yesterday. FM: Radio 1 FM Off Air from 23:52 yesterd [BBC]

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