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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.

Are there any planned engineering works or unexpected transmitter faults on the Mendip (Somerset, England) mast?

Mendip transmitter - Mendip transmitter: Possible effect on TV reception week commencing 06/12/2021 Screen may go black on some or all channels Digital tick


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-3100,000W
Channel icons
1 BBC One (SD) 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

PSB2
D3+4
 H max
C34 (578.0MHz)591mDTG-3100,000W
Channel icons
3 ITV (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, 25 ITV4, 29 E4 +1, 34 ITV +1 (West),

PSB3
BBCB
 H max
C35 (586.0MHz)591mDTG-6100,000W
Channel icons
72 Shopping Quarter , 101 BBC One HD (England no regional news), 102 BBC Two HD (England), 103 ITV HD (ITV Meridian Southampton), 104 Channel 4 HD South ads, 105 Channel 5 HD, 204 CBBC HD, plus 1 others

COM4
SDN
 H max
C48 (690.0MHz)591mDTG-8100,000W
Channel icons
 CCXTV, 12 Quest, 20 Drama, 21 5USA, 28 ITV2 +1, 31 5STAR, 32 Paramount Network, 41 GREAT! movies action, 45 Channel 5 +1, 55 5SELECT, 57 ITVBe +1, 58 ITV3 +1, 59 ITV4 +1, 63 Blaze, 66 CBS Reality, 68 Horror Channel, 73 Drama +1, 77 TCC, 80 Blaze +1, 203 CITV, 211 Ketchup TV, 212 YAAAS!, plus 15 others

COM5
ArqA
 H max
C33 (570.0MHz)591mDTG-8100,000W
Channel icons
11 Sky Arts, 17 Really, 19 Dave, 30 4Music, 35 pick, 39 Quest Red, 42 Food Network, 46 Film4 +1, 47 Challenge, 48 4seven, 56 Smithsonian Channel, 69 Quest +1, 74 Yesterday +1, 82 Together TV, 233 Sky News, plus 9 others

COM6
ArqB
 H max
C36 (594.0MHz)591mDTG-8100,000W
Channel icons
23 Dave ja vu, 26 Yesterday, 33 GREAT! movies, 38 DMAX, 40 CBS Justice, 43 HGTV, 67 CBS Drama, 81 Talking Pictures TV, 84 PBS America, 234 RT, 235 Aljazeera English, plus 18 others

LBS
 H -10dB
C51 (714.0MHz)591mDTG-1210,000W
Channel icons
from 22nd September 2014: 7 Made in Bristol,

com7
 H -1.4dB
C55 (746.0MHz)591mDTG-672,400W
Channel icons
 Together TV +1,  Merit, 64 FreeSports, 70 Quest Red +1, 76 Now 70s, 86 More4 +1, 87 PBS America +1, 89 Court TV, 96 Forces TV, 106 BBC Four HD, 107 BBC News HD, 113 RT HD, 114 Quest HD, 205 CBeebies HD, plus 2 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
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
Sunday, 11 January 2015
G
GEM
1:29 PM
Sturminster Newton

Andy: As I understand it, ITV HD is only from Central TV regardless of where you live (I think Scotland is an exception).

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J
Jim
sentiment_satisfiedBronze

7:52 PM
Nottingham

GEM and Andy:
In England & Wales, ITV (Freeview) broadcast 4 regional variants on HD. They are:
Border (receives ITV HD Granada)
Tyne Tees (Granada HD)
Yorkshire (Granada HD)
Anglia (Meridian East HD)
Central East (Central West HD)
Central South (Central West HD)
Meridian West [South & Thames Valley micro regions] (Meridian East HD)
Meridian East (Meridian East HD)
Wales (Central West HD)
West & Westcountry (Central West HD)
London (London HD)

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Jim
sentiment_satisfiedBronze

8:00 PM
Nottingham

In my earlier comment at 7.52 p.m., I referred to Central South. This should have said Central West.
Central South is of course now part of the Thames Valley micro region of Meridian West.
Sorry for the confusion.

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Jim's 28 posts GB
Monday, 12 January 2015
L
Linda Dewar
8:29 PM
Yeovil

Over the last few weeks we have had intermittent reception problems from the mendip transmitter in the evening. We retune the television and sometimes only get a few channels. The picture quality used to be 10 but now varies from 2 to 8. Postcode BA20 2NJ

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MikeB
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

10:17 PM

Linda Dewar: You should be fine for Mendip (check the digitakUK link, etc), and you say it sued to be fine. First thing to check is your system. If your only getting a few channels, that might point to frayed cable, corrosion, mositure or a failing amp, etc.

Also check your actually tuned into Mendio, and not another transmitter by accident. If you retune the TV when there is a probablem, you've simply increasec the chances of picking up the wrong transmitter, thus making things worse.

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MikeB's 2,579 posts GB
Thursday, 15 January 2015
C
Charles Stuart
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9:03 PM

This evening there seems to be reduced power/interruptions on MUX 7. Currently your faults page is not showing any for Mendip. Other MUXes seem OK.

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Friday, 16 January 2015
C
Charles Stuart
sentiment_satisfiedSilver

10:05 PM

At 9pm I watched Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives. I went back to BBC News Channel at 10pm and MUX 7 was back to normal. It has also been fine today- I've watched about two hours on 4+1 HD.

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Sunday, 18 January 2015
G
GEM
11:07 AM
Sturminster Newton

Jim: Thank you very much. I'm enlightened!

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Monday, 9 February 2015
G
Gareth
11:07 PM
Chippenham

Hi, All,

I live in Chippenham (SN15 3PE) and for the last 2 weeks or so I have suffered terrible pixelation on COM 4 channels. Previous to this all channels were fine.

Is anyone else experiencing similar and any knowledge of reduced power.

Many thanks

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Tuesday, 10 February 2015
MikeP
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

9:07 PM

Gareth:

There is no indication that the Mendip transmitter has any problems nor scheduled work being done.

I also use Mendip and in Trowbridge there are no problems being experienced either by me or my neighbours.

It's probably worth checking that all your connections are good.

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