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The symbol shows the location of the Lancaster (Lancashire, England) transmitter which serves 52,000 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 Lancaster (Lancashire, England) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Lancaster 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
C27- (521.8MHz)180mDTG-32,000W
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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
C24- (497.8MHz)180mDTG-32,000W
Channel icons
3 ITV (SD) (Granada), 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, 30 E4 +1, 35 ITV +1 (Granada),

PSB3
BBCB
 V max
C21+ (474.2MHz)180mDTG-62,000W
Channel icons
73 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

COM4
SDN
 V max
C25+ (506.2MHz)180mDTG-82,000W
Channel icons
 CCXTV, 12 Quest, 20 Drama, 21 5USA, 29 ITV2 +1, 32 5STAR, 33 5Action, 42 GREAT! movies action, 45 Channel 5 +1, 56 5SELECT, 58 ITVBe +1, 59 ITV3 +1, 60 ITV4 +1, 64 Blaze, 67 CBS Reality, 68 Horror Channel, 74 Drama +1, 78 TCC, 81 Blaze +1, 203 CITV, 211 Ketchup TV, 212 YAAAS!, plus 16 others

COM5
ArqA
 V max
C28+ (530.2MHz)180mDTG-82,000W
Channel icons
11 Sky Arts, 17 Really, 19 Dave, 31 4Music, 36 pick, 40 Quest Red, 43 Food Network, 46 Film4 +1, 47 Challenge, 48 4seven, 57 Smithsonian Channel, 70 Quest +1, 75 Yesterday +1, 83 Together TV, 233 Sky News, plus 9 others

COM6
ArqB
 V max
C22+ (482.2MHz)180mDTG-82,000W
Channel icons
25 Dave ja vu, 27 Yesterday, 34 GREAT! movies, 39 DMAX, 41 CBS Justice, 44 HGTV, 68 CBS Drama, 82 Talking Pictures TV, 84 PBS America, 234 RT, 235 Aljazeera English, plus 17 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
DTG-8 64QAM 8K 3/4 27.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)

Are you trying to watch these 11 Freeview HD channels?

the effected channels

The Lancaster (Lancashire, England) mast is not one of the extended Freeview HD (COM7 and COM8) transmitters, it does not provide these high definition (HD) channels: BBC Four HD, BBC News HD, CBeebies HD, Forces TV, FreeSports, More4 +1, Now 70s, PBS America +1, That's TV , Quest Red +1, RT HD.

If you want to watch these HD channels, either use Freesat HD, or move your TV aerial must point to one of the 30 Full Freeview HD transmitters. For more information see the want to know which transmitters will carry extra Freeview HD? page.

Which BBC and ITV regional news can I watch from the Lancaster transmitter?

regional news image
BBC North West Tonight 3.1m homes 11.8%
from Salford M50 2QH, 75km south-southeast (155°)
to BBC North West region - 92 masts.
regional news image
ITV Granada Reports 3.1m homes 11.6%
from Salford M50 2EQ, 75km south-southeast (155°)
to ITV Granada region - 80 masts.

Are there any self-help relays?

AbbeysteadActive deflector10 km SE Lancaster30 homes School

How will the Lancaster (Lancashire, England) transmission frequencies change over time?

1984-971997-981998-20092009-1330 Mar 2018
A K TA K TA K TA K TA K T
C21C4wavesC4wavesC4waves+BBCBBBCB
C22+ArqBArqB
C24ITVwavesITVwavesITVwaves-D3+4D3+4
C25+SDNSDN
C27BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2waves-BBCABBCA
C28+ArqAArqA
C30_local_local
C31BBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1waves

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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 4 Nov 09 and 2 Dec 09.

How do the old analogue and currrent digital signal levels compare?

Analogue 1-4 10kW
SDN, ARQA, ARQB, BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-7dB) 2kW
Mux 1*, Mux 2*, Mux A*, Mux B*, Mux C*, Mux D*(-17dB) 200W

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Winter Hill transmitter area

May 1956-Jul 1968Granada Television†
May 1956-Jul 1968Associated British Corporation◊
Jul 1968-Feb 2004Granada 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. Lancaster 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
Monday, 31 December 2012
Briantist
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4:28 PM

Catherine Walker: BBC - Reception problems reports "No problems".

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Paul Rayson
4:33 PM
Lancaster

TV reception just dropped off here too after a very brief power cut .

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Louise Innes
4:35 PM

we've lost our tv reception. 'freeview signal lost or too poor quality' and it hasn't returned. Lancaster LA1

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Briantist
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

4:37 PM

Paul Rayson: The BBC now report

"BBC Digital TV Off Air from 15:49 today
HD Digital TV Off Air from 15:49 today"

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Frank
4:38 PM

Same here too, seemed like a massive power surge to the properties here then this recovered within seconds but all TV/DAB reception still down

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Simon Kay
4:43 PM
Lancaster

Freeview has gone down sometime after 4.00 pm with flickering of lights, at LA1 5BX

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Dave Lindsay
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6:54 PM

Refer to the Power outage map for Electricity North West (which is today's name for the electricity distribution operator in the area):


Power outage map


There are outages reported north of Lancaster centre and north east all the way along where Kirkby Lonsdale Road runs.

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Thursday, 3 January 2013
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G Kennell
12:41 PM
Carnforth

lost the signal for tv and dab radio today (3/1/13) at about 1145am. Are there engineering works taking place at present on the Lancaster transmitter

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Saturday, 2 February 2013
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Jonathan Snowden
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11:30 AM
Carnforth

Hi - since the beginning of the year, the channels on COM4/Ch25 have disappeared, and no amount of factory resetting on any of SIX different freeview boxes will bring them back? It started with a message about the return of Dave ja Vu, which did not return as billed on Freeview 25, but seems to be a place-holder only now, on Ch791. As usual i will have missed something obvious, but I can't see what it is! Help!

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jb38
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

8:46 PM

Jonathan Snowden: I don't really think that its quite so much a case of you having missed something obvious on any of the checks you have made, but more one of experiencing the type of problem that many do when receiving signals from out with the coverage area of a transmitter, and something which applies in the case of the missing Ch25 from the Lancaster SDN transmitter as this station is not seen indicated anywhere as covering the Arnside areas due to signal path obstructions apparently within 1.5 miles of your location.

There is a possibility that the signal is still actually there but sitting at a level that's under the reception threshold of your receivers, this being something you can check on by going into the manual tune facility on one of your boxes and entering Ch25, but do NOT press search or scan, because on most devices as soon as the number is entered the level that its being received at should be indicated.

If you do see anything indicated, then make a note of it and change the channel number to Ch22 (on the assumption that you can get Film 4) and once again make a note of the level its seen indicated as being, because the reception threshold level will be at some point between the two indications.

By the way do any of your neighbours receive Freeview from Lancaster? as most of the aerials I seen on a scout around the area would appear to be facing towards the Kendal PSB only station.



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