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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.

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Which Freeview channels does the Mendip transmitter broadcast?

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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
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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-3100,000W
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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-6100,000W
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
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 MAX, 209 Ketchup TV, 210 Ketchup Too, 211 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 8 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, 88 Classic Hits, 235 Aljazeera English, plus 19 others

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

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

tv_off Being removed from Freeview (for 5G use) after November 2020 / June 2022 - 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 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
Wednesday, 13 November 2019
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Chris.SE
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3:09 AM

John H:

The Planned Engineering link now redirects correctly.
New pdf's with the 2020 clearance events are now available - including Yorkshire!!
However, the Yorkshire Region on the Detailed View page is still "not found"!

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Chris.SE
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7:00 PM

Tracy:

A lot of the Sony channels were moved by Sony to Local multiplexes back in the summer. If you aren't getting the Bristol TV channel at LCN7 then you can't be receiving the Local multiplex. You could try a manual retune on UHF30 to see if you can pick it up, but it's not available in all areas.

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Friday, 15 November 2019
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Chris.SE
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7:33 AM

John H:

Some old links for the 700MHz clearance now redirect correctly. Also a tip when loading Channel listings | Freeview - clear your browser cache first or simply press <ctrl>F5 to make sure it loads the current version - it may have updated the Film4+1/More4+1 changes sooner than I thought, it has already updated the E4+1 change. On the 20th there's apparently going to be a change for PBS America and a +1 variant.

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Saturday, 30 November 2019
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wes.w
5:42 PM

Freeview channel allocations seem to be changing at a furious rate. A few weeks ago I copied the channel allocations from Channel listings | Freeview . PBS America had disappeared, and the list I copied said it was on COM8 which is transmitter channel 56. I manually re-tuned today, but this gave me PBS+1 ! When I went back to the Freeview list, PBS is now on ARQ B. I had similar problems on other missing channels. It seems like Freeview are determined to make retuning as difficult as possible!

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Chris.SE
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6:01 PM

wes.w:

It's not Freeview making these changes, it's the broadcasters themselves (Freeview do it on their behalf). The changes give greater coverage as COMs 7&8 are not receivable in all areas.

It's worth keeping an eye on Service updates | Freeview where they should post information of such changes - but sometimes they can be a bit slow!

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Thursday, 2 January 2020
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Simon Watkins
11:16 AM

You have the mux names incorrect in the frequency table for 27th Feb 2018.

You have two lots of com7 and com8 muxes listed. The ones incorrectly placed at channels 33 and 35, should be ArqA and BBCB respectively.

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Chris.SE
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11:38 AM

Simon Watkins:

As has been said quite a few times round here (see previous posts) the site owner has not had the time to keep up with all the 700MHz clearance changes. There are 1100+ transmitters in the UK. See my post at the top of this page (p203) for detailed information.

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Chris.SE's 3,170 posts GB
Wednesday, 8 January 2020
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Dibbens
7:14 PM

I was hoping the latest changes to the Mendip transmitter would bring back some channels that in recent years have been lost or removed.
Ch 48 - Sony Channel & bring in Ch 50 - Sony Movies Classic.
Is there any chance that these channels will return to the Mendip transmitter soon?
Charlton Musgrove area on the fringe of South Somerset & North Dorset border with aerial in my loft for over twenty years.

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MikeP
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10:53 PM

Dibbens:

Sony decided to move all their channels onto the local multiplexes last year. To determine whether you might be abkle to get them we need a full post code as the Freeview serviced=s require that before it will show anything useful for you.



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Thursday, 9 January 2020
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Chris.SE
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12:37 AM

Dibbens:

Apart from Sony Movies LCN32 on the ArqA multiplex https://www.freeview.co.u…ngs, as Mike says the rest are on the Local Multiplex, which is beamed North towards Bristol (see the LBS - red - transmitter output above the posts), so I doubt you'll get it, but as Mike says a full postcode is needed to look at predicted reception.

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