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The symbol shows the location of the Mendip (Somerset, England) transmitter which serves 720,000 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 Mendip (Somerset, England) transmitter.

Choose from three options: ■ List by multiplex ■ List by channel number ■ List by channel name
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Which Freeview channels does the Mendip 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
 H max
C32 (562.0MHz)591mDTG-100,000W
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1 BBC One (SD) 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
 H max
C34 (578.0MHz)591mDTG-100,000W
Channel icons
3 ITV 1 (SD) (West), 4 Channel 4 (SD) South ads, 5 Channel 5, 6 ITV 2, 10 ITV3, 13 E4, 14 Film4, 15 Channel 4 +1 South ads, 18 More4, 26 ITV4, 30 E4 +1, 35 ITV1 +1 (West),

PSB3
BBCB
 H max
C35 (586.0MHz)591mDTG-100,000W
Channel icons
56 5SELECT, 101 BBC One HD (England no regional news), 102 BBC Two HD (England), 103 ITV 1 HD (ITV Meridian Southampton), 104 Channel 4 HD South ads, 105 Channel 5 HD, 106 BBC Four HD, 109 BBC Three HD, 204 CBBC HD, 205 CBeebies HD, plus 1 others

COM4
SDN
 H max
C48 (690.0MHz)591mDTG-8100,000W
Channel icons
20 Drama, 21 5USA, 29 ITV2 +1, 32 5STAR, 33 5Action, 41 Legend, 42 GREAT! movies action, 46 Channel 5 +1, 58 ITVBe +1, 59 ITV3 +1, 64 Blaze, 67 CBS Reality, 74 Dave ja vu, 78 TCC, 81 Blaze +1, 89 ITV4 +1, 203 CITV, 208 POP MAX, 209 Ketchup TV, 210 Ketchup Too, 211 YAAAS!, plus 14 others

COM5
ArqA
 H max
C33 (570.0MHz)591mDTG-8100,000W
Channel icons
11 Sky Arts, 17 Really, 19 Dave, 31 E4 Extra, 36 pick, 40 Quest Red, 43 Food Network, 47 Film4 +1, 48 Challenge, 49 4seven, 57 Smithsonian Channel, 60 Drama +1, 70 Quest +1, 75 Yesterday +1, 83 Together TV, 233 Sky News, plus 9 others

COM6
ArqB
 H max
C36 (594.0MHz)591mDTG-8100,000W
Channel icons
12 Quest, 25 W, 27 Yesterday, 34 GREAT! movies, 39 DMAX, 44 HGTV, 71 Quest Red +1, 73 HobbyMaker, 82 Talking Pictures TV, 84 PBS America, 88 Classic Hits, 235 Al Jazeera Eng, plus 19 others

LBS
 H -10dB
C30 (546.0MHz)591mDTG-1210,000W
Channel icons
from 22nd September 2014: 7 Made in Bristol,

DTG-8 64QAM 8K 3/4 27.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
DTG-12 QSPK 8K 3/4 8.0Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)

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

regional news image
BBC Points West 0.9m homes 3.4%
from Bristol BS8 2LR, 25km north (3°)
to BBC West region - 60 masts.
regional news image
ITV West Country News (East) 0.9m homes 3.4%
from Bristol BS4 3HG, 23km north (11°)
to ITV West region - 61 masts.
All of lunch, weekend and 50% evening news is shared with West Country (West)

Are there any self-help relays?

CheddarTransposer15 km E Weston-super-Mare1674 homes
LuccombeActive deflector6 km w Minehead38 homes

How will the Mendip (Somerset, England) transmission frequencies change over time?

1984-971997-981998-20102010-132013-182013-1727 Feb 2018
C/D EEEC/D EC/D E TW TW T
C30_local
C32BBCA
C33com7com7
C34D3+4
C35com8com8
C36ArqB
C37C5wavesC5waves
C48SDNSDNSDNSDN
C49tv_off BBCABBCA
C51tv_offLBSLBS
C52tv_offArqBArqBArqB
C54tv_offC4wavesC4wavesC4wavesD3+4D3+4D3+4
C55tv_offcom7tv_off
C56tv_offArqAArqAArqACOM8tv_off
C58tv_offBBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBCBBBCBBBCB
C61ITVwavesITVwavesITVwavesBBCA
C64BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2waves

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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 24 Mar 10 and 7 Apr 10.

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

Analogue 1-4 500kW
Analogue 5(-6dB) 126kW
SDN, ARQA, ARQB, BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-7dB) 100kW
com7(-8.4dB) 72.4kW
com8(-8.6dB) 69.1kW
Mux 1*, Mux 2*, Mux A*, Mux B*, Mux C*, Mux D*, LBS(-17dB) 10kW

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

Jan 1958-Jul 1968Television Wales and the West
Jul 1968-Feb 2004Harlech 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. Mendip 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.

Comments
Monday, 15 April 2013
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Paul
10:48 PM
Swindon

HI been through the reset procedure on my mums Samsung TV which is about 2 years old there is no free veiw box so i think the tv has the freeveiw tuner built in it was working fine before event now no BBC
their postcode is Sn2 7Pr which is Swindon they live in community housing so the service is provided by landlord for all the tenants they have another tv in the bedroom which uses the same Ariel point and this receives all the channels after it was retuned I have done the reset procedure scan minus the Ariel lead unplug power off wait 30 seconds power on scan again I removed the set in the bedroom from the point before starting and finishing procedure but to no avail the set did find BBC around 800 MHz but the picture was pixellated with no sound it used to show as channel 1 and channel 2 now the first Channel is number 3 but to no avail any ideas as their set seems to be the only one that's not picking up BBC

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Saturday, 27 April 2013
MikeP
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2:11 PM

Whilst it is often not advisable to diplex two aerials into a single feed there is another possible solution, one that I used when living in Swindon and could receive from Mendip and Oxford main transmitters. Both aerials were mounted on a good strong pole, thicker than is normally used, and each had a separate good quality downlead into the lounge by the TV set. They connected to a coaxial switch that had two inputs and one output, so only one aerial was connected at a time. Simply moving the manual switch allowed selection between sources. The switch has to be a good quality coaxial one and fully screened to avoid picking up interference and to maintain the integrity of the coaxial connections. It must be designed for 75 Ohm coaxial UHF systems, can be either IEC coax or F-connector but not BNC connectors. Works with all UHF TV signals with no problems if cables and connections are made properly. You'll need to search for one but avoid any 'automatic' ones.

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Monday, 13 May 2013
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Pete Green
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4:03 PM
Weston-super-mare

Transmitter engineering

Please explain "Radio (analogue) working normally, no analogue radiio."

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Dave Lindsay
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4:13 PM

Pete Green: Transmitter engineering is a bot whose job is to scrape the information from official sources. In this case it is from Digital UK, as the presence of its logo denotes.

The information comes from Digital UK's engineering page at:

www.digitaluk.co.uk/engineeringworks

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Pete Green
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5:47 PM
Weston-super-mare

Dave Lindsay. I still don't understand the message whoever it comes from.

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Dave Lindsay
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

6:51 PM

Pete Green: I suspect that this the "no analogue radio" bit might be a bug in the program that takes the information from its source. I have e-mailed the site owner to make him aware of it.

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jb38
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8:06 PM

Pete Green: Analogue is referring to its FM transmissions.

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Friday, 17 May 2013
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Pete Green
sentiment_satisfiedBronze

10:58 AM
Weston-super-mare

Dave Lindsay

Your e-mail seemed to have worked. Analogue now chaged to Digital.Thank you.

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Dave Lindsay
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11:03 AM

Pete Green: The site owner said it was a bug and that it has been fixed.

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Friday, 24 May 2013
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Dave
10:34 PM

ITV HD from Mendip, and in fact from all West and West Country transmitters, is ITV Central West HD not Meridian South HD as stated in these Pages.

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