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The symbol shows the location of the Porlock (Somerset, England) transmitter which serves 800 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 Porlock (Somerset, England) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Porlock 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
C24 (498.0MHz)195mDTG-5W
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
 V max
C27 (522.0MHz)195mDTG-5W
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
 V max
C21+ (474.2MHz)195mDTG-5W
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

H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)

Are you trying to watch these 43 Freeview channels?

the effected channels
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the effected channels

The Porlock (Somerset, England) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: 4seven, 5Action, 5STAR, 5USA, Al Jazeera Eng, Blaze, Blaze +1, CBS Reality, Challenge, Channel 5 +1, CITV, YAAAS!, Dave, Dave ja vu, DMAX, Drama +1, E4 Extra, Film4 +1, Food Network, GB News, GREAT! movies, GREAT! movies action, HGTV, HobbyMaker, ITV2 +1, ITV3 +1, ITV4 +1, ITVBe +1, Legend, PBS America, pick, Pop Player, Quest +1, Quest Red, Really, Sky News, Smithsonian Channel, Talking Pictures TV, TCC, That's TV (UK), Together TV, W, Yesterday +1.

If you want to watch these channels, your aerial must point to one of the 80 Full service Freeview transmitters. For more information see the will there ever be more services on the Freeview Light transmitters? page.

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

regional news image
BBC Points West 0.9m homes 3.4%
from Bristol BS8 2LR, 75km east-northeast (68°)
to BBC West region - 60 masts.
regional news image
ITV West Country News (East) 0.9m homes 3.4%
from Bristol BS4 3HG, 77km east-northeast (70°)
to ITV West region - 61 masts.
All of lunch, weekend and 50% evening news is shared with West Country (West)

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

1984-971997-981998-20102010-135 Jun 2019
B E TB E TB E TA K TA K T
C21+BBCBBBCB
C24BBCABBCA
C27D3+4D3+4
C42ITVwavesITVwavesITVwaves
C45BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2waves
C48BBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1waves
C52tv_offC4wavesC4wavesC4waves

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 25W
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-7dB) 5W

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. Porlock 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
Thursday, 11 August 2011
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

5:00 AM

PORLOCK transmitter - Freeview HD Digital TV Off Air from 10:50 on 08 Aug to 11:31 on 09 Aug [BBC]

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Friday, 24 February 2012
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Ray Coville
10:03 PM

Please explain why I cannot recieve the same freeview stations in Porlock, West Somerset, as I can on Hayling Island, Hampshire. For example, no Sky News, Film 4 or 5 USA.

Regards

Ray Coville

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KMJ,Derby
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10:24 PM

Ray Coville: If your aerial is pointing to the Porlock relay transmitter you will only receive the PSB muxes. The COM mux owners declined to extend coverage to further relay sites due to the extra costs that would have been incurred. It is possible to receive the COM muxes from transmitters in Wales in some parts of Porlock. Carmel is probably the best one to try.

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Sunday, 26 February 2012
Thursday, 15 March 2012
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

10:30 AM

PORLOCK transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Reduced Quality from 23:28 yesterday to 02:26 today [BBC]

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Friday, 16 March 2012
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

4:30 AM

PORLOCK transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Reduced Quality from 23:28 on 14 Mar to 02:26 yesterday [BBC]

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Saturday, 17 March 2012
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

4:30 AM

PORLOCK transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Reduced Quality from 23:28 on 14 Mar to 02:26 on 15 Mar [BBC]

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Tuesday, 6 November 2012
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j. davis
2:11 PM
Minehead

when is the digital signal going to be fixed in porlock, somerset.

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Monday, 26 January 2015
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

9:26 AM

PORLOCK transmitter - RelayPossible service interruptions [DUK]

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