Freeview Light on the St Bees (Cumbria, England) transmitter
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The symbol shows the location of the St Bees (Cumbria, England) transmitter which serves 700 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 St Bees (Cumbria, England) transmitter.
Which Freeview channels does the St Bees 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 43 Freeview channels?
The St Bees (Cumbria, England) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: 4seven, 5Action, 5STAR, 5USA, Aljazeera English, 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 MAX, 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 St Bees transmitter?
BBC Look North (Newcastle) 1.6m homes 6.0%
from Newcastle NE99 2NE, 138km east-northeast (67°)
to BBC North East and Cumbria region - 70 masts.
How will the St Bees (Cumbria, England) transmission frequencies change over time?
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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 Jun 09 and 22 Jul 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 Caldbeck transmitter area
I Fraser: Film4 +1 and More4 +1 have moved to COM5 and COM7 respectively, neither of which are broadcast from Freeview Lite transmitters such as St Bees. The versions found on 790 and 791 are expected to be removed next week, allowing time for viewers to retune who don't have automatic retune enabled TVs or boxes.
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My thanks to StevensOnln1 for pointing that out as I completely overlooked the fact St.Bees is a "Light" transmitter when I replied in a bit of a rush this morning :(
Whether or not you can get any reception from Caldbeck will depend on your precise postcode location. A cursory check suggests you might, but COMs4-6 reception may not be the most reliable. Can't be certain without a full postcode and if you are down in a bit of a dip that won't help. In any event Caldbeck doesn't transmit COMs 7&8 and you'd need a change of aerial if you don't have a wideband (which you might need in any event in Q2 (Apr - Jun) 2020 when St. Bees multiplexes move channels, but you may be able to get free help with that if you don't' have Cable or Satellite.
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