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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, 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-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, 26 ITV4, 30 E4 +1, 35 ITV +1 (West),

PSB3
BBCB
 H max
C35 (586.0MHz)591mDTG-6100,000W
Channel icons
56 5SELECT, 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, 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
12 Quest, 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 Player, 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, 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
 FreeSports, 25 W, 27 Yesterday, 34 GREAT! movies, 39 DMAX, 44 HGTV, 71 Quest Red +1, 73 HobbyMaker, 82 Talking Pictures TV, 84 PBS America, 91 Classic Hits, 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


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?

1984-971997-981998-20102010-1327 Mar 132013-1727 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
Tuesday, 3 July 2018
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Chris.SE
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4:26 AM

Jade:

If you put your postcode either into this site or post it here, we can look at the predicted coverage and perhaps make some more constructive comment.

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Chris.SE's 3,042 posts GB
Thursday, 5 July 2018
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Dave Andrews
3:43 PM

Greetings
Does anyone have editing rights on the channels list above ? It hasn't been updated for the changes that occurred back in March.

Ch.33 - Com 7 - moved to Ch.36 (new)

Ch.56 - ArqA/Com5 - moved to Ch.33


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MikeP
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4:10 PM

Dave Andrews:

This website is owned and managed by Brian Butterworth. There has been no sign of his activity on this site for several months now, despite the best efforts of us regular contibutors to make contact with him. So, sadly, the site details are not being updated as only Briantist can do that.

If you want the current, and future, channel allocations for transmitters have a liik at the Digital UK Coverage Checker, at http://www.digitaluk.co.u…er/, and enter an appropriate post code and house number.



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nmugford
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11:59 PM

dear mr mcdonald,if u are technically able there is a possible solution

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nmugford's 120 posts GB
Friday, 6 July 2018
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Terry Crimmons
10:43 AM
Highbridge

Human gave me the tuning numbers for postcode TA9 4HE (Highbridge) as 49; 54; 48; 33; 52, and 58; 36; 35 for hd but I can still only receive ITV West on channel 3 whilst the HD channel 103 gives me ITV Central!!
Is there a fix for this please , as Humax have given up.?

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StevensOnln1
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12:41 PM

Terry Crimmons: There is no fix, Mendip carries ITV Central HD on 103, there is no version of ITV West HD on Freeview.

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bruce
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6:44 PM

As an avid tennis fan, my wife would love to have the full red-button options but cannot because they are only available if the tv set is hd. being pensioners, the cost of purchasing an hd set is prohibitive!! is there a technical reason why it is restricted to hd and is not available to us who only have standard tv's?

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bruce's 45 posts GB
Saturday, 7 July 2018
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nmugford
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12:38 AM

bruce: Hi bruce , i have a SD box and HD box,the red button is pressed on the box,not the telly,its channel 601,hope that helps,my sd is a humax with a new hard drive.Let everyone know what happened.

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nmugford
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12:49 AM

Andrew,i think i may have the answer,on the signal strength,the meter shows,Signal strength and signal quality,even though i live in a swamp area,the signal quality goes up and down like a fruit machine,so unless
you 60-70 percent constant,the freezing starts,i try not to get irrated by it,sometimes,switch on/off,and rescan seems to help,hope that helps.Since i have an indoor aerial on top of telly,its easy to move around,but im lucky practially next door to the oxford tx.

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nmugford's 120 posts GB
Monday, 9 July 2018
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bruce
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7:03 AM

hi mmuford

thanks for your response. I know about the 601 [red button] channel. what I was referring to was the bbc 602+ channels that are onlt available if you have HD. I would like to know why the extra channels are only available on HD and not to the majority of us who only have SD sets? but thanks for taking the trouble to respond to my enquiry

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