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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|VHF||C/D E||C/D E||C/D E||C/D E T||E T|
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
Dave: Film4 +1 has been available on every Freeview transmitter for a long time. Last week it moved from the PSB3 multiplex to the PSB2 mux, making it receivable on any Freeview enabled TV or set top box (previously it could only be received by Freeview HD TVs/boxes).
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Dave: The reality is that Dave and Quest are commercial channels and their owners are not prepared to pay for their channels to be broadcast from over 1,000 additional transmitters in order to go from covering 90% of UK households from 80-90 transmitters to covering 98.5% of households from 1,100+ transmitters. If you only get the Freeview Lite service and want more channels then you should look at getting Freesat, which has most of the same channels that available on full service Freeview transmitters, for a one off cost of a box and dish plus installation (just the box if the property has previously had Sky).
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