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The symbol shows the location of the Kendal Fell (Cumbria, England) transmitter which serves 12,000 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.

This transmitter has no current reported problems

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

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Which Freeview channels does the Kendal Fell 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.

 H max
C46 (674.0MHz)158mDTG-33W
Channel icons
1 BBC One (SD) North West, 2 BBC Two England, 9 BBC Four, 201 CBBC, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, 250 BBC Red Button, plus 16 others

 H max
C40 (626.0MHz)158mDTG-33W
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, 25 ITV4, 29 E4 +1, 34 ITV +1 (Yorkshire Emley Moor),

 H max
C43 (650.0MHz)158mDTG-63W
Channel icons
72 Shopping Quarter , 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, 204 CBBC 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 52 Freeview channels?

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The Kendal Fell (Cumbria, 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 Kendal Fell transmitter?

regional news image
BBC North West Tonight 3.1m homes 11.8%
from Salford M50 2QH, 100km south-southeast (162°)
to BBC North West region - 92 masts.
regional news image
ITV Lookaround 0.2m homes 0.7%
from Carlisle CA1 3NT, 62km north (352°)
to ITV Border England region - 33 masts.
All of lunch, weekend and 50% evening news is shared with Tyne Tees

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

1984-971997-981998-20092009-1331 Dec 2019-
C40BBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1waves D3+4

tv_off Being removed from Freeview (for 5G use) after November 2020 - 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 16W
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-7dB) 3.2W

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 Fell 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.

Friday, 5 February 2021
Transmitter engineering

7:46 AM

KENDAL FELL transmitter - Freeview: Wrong regional programme due to a fault from 5 Feb 06:23. . [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering

10:39 AM

KENDAL FELL transmitter - Freeview: Wrong regional programme due to a fault from 5 Feb 06:23 until 5 Feb 06:58. . [BBC]

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Friday, 4 June 2021
Tony Lees
8:08 AM

Transmitter engineering: Hi I and numbers of other are experiencing issues with the sound and stuttering visuals from the transmitter on free view HD channels. There is currently no sound on live tv and the picture stutters to these channels. There is however sound from recordings from hd channels and no picture stutter. I have had a bt engineer visit yesterday who explained that others he'd visited were experiencing the exact same problems. Hope you read my comment and I have explained it sufficiently well... Thanks

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11:47 PM

Tony Lees :

This is an independent technical helpsite. If you have BT TV and have had a BT engineer visit and he is aware of similar problems with others in your area, then he should know exactly who to report the problem to.
I can't find any current listing of problems or engineering in your area (that doesn't mean there isn't any - sometimes lists aren't up-to-date). If the problem continues, I would get back to BT and ask them if they have reported the issues to the relevant organisation (quite likely to Arqiva!).

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Chris.SE's 2,449 posts GB
Tuesday, 29 June 2021
Transmitter engineering

11:46 AM

KENDAL FELL transmitter - Freeview: Wrong regional programme due to a fault from 29 Jun 09:46 until 29 Jun 09:54. . [BBC]

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Sunday, 17 October 2021
Transmitter engineering

11:30 AM

KENDAL FELL transmitter - Freeview: Wrong regional programme due to a fault from 17 Oct 10:14 until 17 Oct 10:21. . [BBC]

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