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 1 (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 ITV1 +1 (Granada),
56 5SELECT, 101 BBC One HD (England no regional news), 102 BBC Two HD (England), 103 ITV 1 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
Yes, you are absolutely right in saying its confusing (so much for progress!). I am assuming that you have a digital aerial for your TV (?), or maybe its an analogue aerial with a digibox to compensate - in other words I don`t know what your setup is but to get other channels besides the Channel 59 which you say you have, try this;
If you just have a TV linked to the roof aerial (with no VCR or DVD recorder hooked up to the TV), then using its remote, bring up on screen and scroll through the relevant settings which brings you to the `Tuning` of channels.
At that point you will have the choice of either `Automatic` tuning or `Manual` tuning. Choose `Automatic` and click for the TV to start scanning. It will take a few minutes but it will search for all the channels that are out there. Once its done, with a bit of luck you should have, at the very least, the following channels (besides 59 of course), which are 49, 50, 58, and 55.
Check to see what you`ve got. As you live in Manchester, as I do, you might, I`m not saying you will, but you might find that you have now got the WELSH versions of BBC1, BBC2, ITV and Channel Four. If this is the case then you will have to retune again, this time with a MANUAL scan. To do that, do as follows;
REMOVE the aerial from the back of the TV, and then do an AUTOMATIC scan again - yes thats right, an Automatic scan, Why? Because by doing that you are deleting everything from the original search but do not panic - all you are doing is preparing a clean slate to try again. DON`T worry about any prompts that may come up on your screen during this phase saying things like ` No aerial connection, please check` etc, just let the automatic search do its thing. Once its done, come back out of the settings page and RECONNECT the aerial.
Now go back to the `Tuning` page where you had the choice of either `Automatic` or `Manual` and this time choose Manual. On this screen you should find the all important Channel Number, or `C` number, such as C59 in your case. This is the number which you will have to change by using the Up/Down or Left/Right keys on your remote. OK?
So referring to the channels I mentioned above, lets try 49 first, using the keys on your remote, once you`ve got it, click search and let it scan for channels on that number, once its done, it should tell you how many channels were found on that particular number, THEN change that main channel number again, this time to the number 50, and click search for that one, and so on, until you have separately scanned the following numbers - 49, 50, 55, 58 and 59.
If you have HD (high definition) equipment then also try 54 ( as that has all the HD channels on it).
And that is whats called manual tuning. Hopefully that will have done the trick for you.
NB If you do have a VCR or DVD recorder hooked up to your TV, then the same process of tuning applies to each machine, they have to be tuned separately using their own remotes.
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Thanks very much for the above. I've done everything you've said above. Been able to get a few more channels on C58. C49 shows that there is signal but doesn't connect.
My Tv has built in freeview. So I kind of thing I need a stronger ariel.
Thanks for all you help.
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There's no such thing as a 'digital' aerial, see the BBC website for a discussion about UHF aerials and elsewhere on this site. Try BBC - Help receiving TV and radio - aerials for digital terrestrial TV or http://www.bbc.co.uk/rece….pdf for useful information.
A good UHF aerial of either Yagi, modified Yagi or wideband design will be suitable for any DTV reception. The nature of the modulation content has NO effect on the transmission, propagation and reception of the carrier signal. It is the reception aspect that is done by the aerial. The decoding of the signal is done by the television or STB.
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Could someone please help me with my TV signal? Ever since the changes in April my reception has been affected, for a while it was ok but recently I have lost signal for all channels on ch49 and ch50. I am in SK8, have a Toshiba tv with integrated freeview and am wondering if there is anything I can do to sort the problem? I have tried resetting the tv and retuning it but that does not improve the signal, the channels are there just have poor signal. Any help would be most appreciated.
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maryam: If you are receiving Freeview from the Winter Hill transmitter located at approximately 17 miles away, then I very much doubt if you would be able to receive anything using an indoor (set top) aerial.
What type of aerial are you presently using?
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