Freeview Light on the Preston (Dorset, England) transmitter
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The symbol shows the location of the Preston (Dorset, England) transmitter which serves 1,400 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 problemsThe BBC and Digital UK report there are no faults or engineering work on the Preston (Dorset, England) transmitter.
Which Freeview channels does the Preston 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.
64QAM 8K 2/3 24.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
DTG-6 256QAM 32KE 2/3 40.2Mb/s DVB-T2 MPEG4
H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)
Are you trying to watch these 52 Freeview channels?
The Preston (Dorset, England) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: 4Music, 4seven, 5SELECT, 5STAR, 5USA, Aljazeera English, BBC Four HD, BBC News HD, Blaze, Blaze +1, CBeebies HD, CBS Drama, CBS Justice, CBS Reality, Challenge, Channel 5 +1, CITV, YAAAS!, Dave, Dave ja vu, DMAX, Drama +1, Film4 +1, Food Network, Forces TV, FreeSports, GB News, GREAT! movies, GREAT! movies action, HGTV, Horror Channel, ITV2 +1, ITV3 +1, ITV4 +1, ITVBe +1, More4 +1, Now 70s, Paramount Network, PBS America +1, pick, Quest +1, Quest Red, Quest Red +1, Really, RT HD, Sky Arts, Sky News, Smithsonian Channel, Talking Pictures TV, TCC, Together TV, 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 Preston transmitter?
BBC Spotlight 0.8m homes 2.9%
from Plymouth PL3 5BD, 125km west-southwest (258°)
to BBC South West region - 107 masts.
How will the Preston (Dorset, England) transmission frequencies change over time?
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tv_off Being removed from Freeview (for 5G use) after November 2020 - 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 6 May 09 and 20 May 09.
How do the old analogue and currrent digital signal levels compare?
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Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Stockland Hill transmitter area
Is the transmitter output the same in all directions?Radiation patterns withheld
P Kendrick: No because the Commercial broadcasters (those that don't transmit from Preston) don't wish to invest in almost 1,100 similar small stations.
They cover 90% of the population from 81 of the largest transmitters (by viewer population). To include the rest in their portfolio would roughly double their cost of transmission whilst only adding about 8.5% to their potential viewer-base.
They operate on a profit making basis only and have no "Public Service" obligation.
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Put the post code of the caravan location into the Digital UK Coverage Checker at http://www.digitaluk.co.u…ker. That will tell you which transmitters are available at that location, the channels to tune to and whether to have the aerial mounted as horizontal or vertical polarisation.
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