Full Freeview on the Winter Hill (Bolton, England) transmitter
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The symbol shows the location of the Winter Hill (Bolton, England) transmitter which serves 2,690,000 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 problemsThe BBC and Digital UK report there are no faults or engineering work on the Winter Hill (Bolton, England) transmitter.
Which Freeview channels does the Winter Hill 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.
1 BBC One (SD) North 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 700 BBC Radio 1, 701 BBC Radio 1Xtra, 702 BBC Radio 2, 703 BBC Radio 3, 704 BBC Radio 4 (FM), 705 BBC Radio 5 Live, 706 BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra, 707 BBC Radio 6 Music, 708 BBC Radio 4 Extra, 709 BBC Asian Network, 710 BBC World Service, 719 BBC Manchester (BBC local radio), 720 BBC Lancashire (BBC local radio), 721 BBC Cumbria (BBC local radio), 722 BBC Merseyside (BBC local radio), 726 BBC Stoke (BBC local radio),
3 ITV (SD) (Granada), 4 Channel 4 (SD) North ads, 5 Channel 5, 6 ITV 2, 10 ITV3, 13 E4, 14 Film4, 15 Channel 4 +1 North ads, 18 More4, 26 ITV4, 30 E4 +1, 35 ITV +1 (Granada),
56 5SELECT, 101 BBC One HD (England no regional news), 102 BBC Two HD (England), 103 ITV HD (ITV Granada), 104 Channel 4 HD North ads, 105 Channel 5 HD, 106 BBC Four HD, 109 BBC Three HD, 204 CBBC HD, 205 CBeebies HD, plus 1 others 66 TBN UK,
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 Create and Craft, Racing TV, Kiss Chat & Date, Proud Dating, ADULT Xpanded2, 16 QVC, 22 TJC, 263 SonLife, 264 VisionTV, 265 On Demand 365, 269 Arise News, 670 ADULT Section (start), 724 Capital, 727 Absolute Radio, 728 Heart,
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 45 Gems TV, 85 CRAFT EXTRA , 673 ADULT smileTV3, 723 talkSPORT, 730 RNIB Connect, 731 Classic FM, 732 LBC, 733 Trans World Radio,
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 ADULT smileTV2, ADULT Studio 66, 37 QVC Beauty, 38 QVC Style, 51 Ideal World, 72 Jewellery Maker, 206 Pop, 674 ADULT Babestn, 678 Xpanded TV, 699 ADULT Section, 711 Hits Radio, 712 KISS FRESH, 713 KISS, 714 KISSTORY, 715 Magic, 716 Greatest Hits Radio, 717 Kerrang!, 718 Smooth Radio, 725 Premier Radio,
from 1st October 2014: 7 That's Manchester,
from 30th June 2014: 7 Bay TV Liverpool,
from 1st October 2014: 7 That's Lancashire,
Spotlight TV, Now 70s, Country Music Entertainment , 63 GREAT! movies Christmas 1, 77 NOW 80s, 80 Clubland TV, 87 Now 90s, 91 Classic Hits MCR,
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
DTG-2 16QAM 2K 3/4 18.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)
Which BBC and ITV regional news can I watch from the Winter Hill transmitter?
BBC North West Tonight 3.1m homes 11.8%
from Salford M50 2QH, 22km southeast (139°)
to BBC North West region - 92 masts.
How will the Winter Hill (Bolton, 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 4 Nov 09 and 2 Dec 09.
How do the old analogue and currrent digital signal levels compare?
|SDN, ARQA, ARQB, BBCA, D3+4, BBCB||(-7dB) 100kW|
|Analogue 5||(-16dB) 12.5kW|
|Mux 1*, Mux 2*, Mux A*, Mux B*, Mux C*, Mux D*||(-17dB) 10kW|
|GIM, LM, LPR||(-27dB) 1000W|
Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Winter Hill transmitter area
js: Re: split recording problems on Humax PVR's and the tests carried out on same, the results being, that much to my amazement both boxes had successfully recorded the entire programme, not of course in one continuous fashion, as the screen reverted back to the recorded programmes list after the first part had ended, the second part having to be selected as though it was another programme, but though the main thing is, that both parts of the programme were recorded!
On the basis of these findings, I now feel that this whole issue is caused by errors / inaccuracies in the "on screen" indications rather than the actual box not being able to handle split programmes, the main cause of confusion being the misleading information that appears in the "programmes scheduled for recording" list, insomuch of only the first part of the programme being mentioned as well as the duration of, thereby giving the impression that only one half of the programme has been set recording, any attempts to set the box to record the second part failing, basically because the command for the second section was already stored, albeit invisibly!
Although Humax boxes are one of the best where reliability of the hardware is concerned, but they really do require to get their menu systems in order.
By the way, no problems whatsoever were experienced with the Hitachi (Vestel chassis) box, both parts of the split programme being listed separately in the scheduled for recording list, referred to as timers in this box.
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jb38: Thanks for the update.
Films on five are often split, but, being films, don't have series CRIDs. There would be no end of complaints if only the first part of a film recorded.
As noted previously, "This Morning" is unique in also having series CRIDs.
Were your test recordings of "This Morning" "series" or "programme" records?
I agree with your advice to Linda. A clean machine tuned to the correct frequencies, and no others, is essential.
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js: interesting info, unfortunately I still cannot set, to record, "this morning" on channel 3, itv, without being advised to go to other channels, that are all +one hour, and then, still not able to record because of "time conflicts"......even though I do not have anything else recording at that time!!!!
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Linda: Did you carry out a factory reset on your box? as its absolutely essential that you do this.
The other point to note based on that said in my previous reply, when you go into the programme guide you will see "This Morning" being mentioned twice, only press on the "first" one, as the second one is automatically selected, any attempts to set it for recording triggering these messages you are getting.
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Linda: Yes! as that is the correct procedure, but though, the fact still remains that a conflict message can only occur when something you are trying to record, such as "This Morning", is either already stored in the tuners memory system, or that some other programme is, and the timing of the programme you are attempting to record is clashing with that already stored, remembering of course, that the second part of a split programme (including its running time) is "not" listed in the schedule list even although its there, this caused by a deficiency in Humax's menu system.
A factory default (page 55 in the manual) deletes "everything" stored in the tuners memory thereby giving you a fresh start, and although you prefer to use manual tuning because of your box storing welsh news channels on auto, purely for speed / test purposes you could just carry out an auto tune, this then followed by having another attempt at storing "This Morning".
But though, before carrying this out, check to see if anything is listed in the schedule list by pressing guide then the yellow button, deleting anything seen listed, remembering what I had mentioned about the second part of a split programme.
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