Freeview Light on the Lambourn (West Berkshire, England) transmitter
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The symbol shows the location of the Lambourn (West Berkshire, England) transmitter which serves 1,300 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 Lambourn (West Berkshire, England) transmitter.
Which Freeview channels does the Lambourn 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 52 Freeview channels?
The Lambourn (West Berkshire, England) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: 4Music, 4seven, 5Action, 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, 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, YAAAS!, More4 +1, Now 70s, 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 Lambourn transmitter?
BBC South Today 1.3m homes 4.9%
from Southampton SO14 7PU, 68km south (172°)
to BBC South region - 39 masts.
ITV Meridian News 0.9m homes 3.4%
from Whiteley PO15 7AD, 73km south-southeast (164°)
to ITV Meridian/Central (Thames Valley) region - 15 masts.
Thames Valley opt-out from Meridian (South). All of lunch, weekend and 50% evening news is shared with all of Meridian+Oxford
How will the Lambourn (West Berkshire, England) transmission frequencies change over time?
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tv_off Being removed from Freeview (for 5G use) after November 2020 - 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 8 Feb 12 and 22 Feb 12.
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 Hannington transmitter area
Mike Oughton: Out of interest, does this problem affect all channels? insomuch if this occurs whilst viewing ITV and you "immediately" change over to BBC is it OK?
The other point being, if it does affect all channels then are you located in an area where your view of the transmitter is restricted by the trees on the left hand side of Sheepdrove Road or are you clear of them?
Finally, if you carry out a signal strength / quality check on the BBC and ITV are they roughly level pegging with each other?
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The problem only affects non-BBC channels.
The signal strength of all channels shows 'full' - which is why I thought an attenuator might fix the problem. Maybe I have not attenuated enough?
Very irritating that no one will admit there is a problem.
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Mike Oughton: Many thanks for the update and pleased all is "seemingly" OK for now.
As far as signal strength readings from a TV is concerned, the problem with this is that most sets give somewhat inflated indications of what the actual strength really is and which in reality is usually much lower, the only Freeview device I can think of that does give a reasonably accurate indication of signal strength when compared to that obtained using a proper signal meter (albeit it calibrated in dBuV) is the slightly older Humax non HD boxes such as the PVR9200 / 9300T ranges, e.g: a full scale (just anyway) indication on a Panasonic / Sony / LG etc TV only indicating 84% or so on the Humax which is roughly equivalent to around 72dBuV or so, the top side of the target level for Freeview reception but not overloading.
That said, if a full scale strength indication on a TV is accompanied by the quality continually dipping backwards then signal overloading conditions should indeed always be suspected, because when a TV is genuinely suffering from the effects of receiving an excessively high signal level this causes instability to occur in the tuner corrupting the data that's used to measure quality, with in severe cases this dropping to zero quality whilst being accompanied by an indication of 100% strength, LG TV tuners more than most being extremely intolerant to slight overloading.
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