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The symbol shows the location of the Weymouth (Dorset, England) transmitter which serves 20,000 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 problems

The BBC and Digital UK report there are no faults or engineering work on the Weymouth (Dorset, England) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Weymouth 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.

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C44 (658.0MHz)111mDTG-3400W
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1 BBC One (SD) South 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

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C41 (634.0MHz)111mDTG-3400W
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3 ITV (SD) (West Country), 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, 25 ITV4, 30 E4 +1, 35 ITV +1 (West Country),

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C47+ (682.2MHz)111mDTG-6400W
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73 Shopping Quarter , 101 BBC One HD (England no regional news), 102 BBC Two HD (England), 103 ITV HD (ITV Meridian Southampton), 104 Channel 4 HD South ads, 105 Channel 5 HD, 204 CBBC HD, plus 1 others

DTG-3 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 effected channels
the effected channels
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the effected channels

The Weymouth (Dorset, England) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: 4Music, 4seven, 5Action, 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, 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, YAAAS!, More4 +1, Now 70s, 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 Weymouth transmitter?

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BBC Spotlight 0.8m homes 2.9%
from Plymouth PL3 5BD, 119km west (260°)
to BBC South West region - 107 masts.
regional news image
ITV West Country News (West) 0.8m homes 2.9%
from Plymouth PL7 5BQ, 112km west (259°)
to ITV West Country region - 107 masts.
All of lunch, weekend and 50% evening news is shared with West Country (East)

How will the Weymouth (Dorset, England) transmission frequencies change over time?

1950s-80s1984-971997-981998-20092009-1327 Mar 2019

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?

Analogue 1-4 2kW
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-7dB) 400W

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Stockland Hill transmitter area

Apr 1961-Dec 1981Westward Television
Jan 1982-Dec 1992Television South West (TSW)
Jan 1993-Feb 2004Westcountry 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. Weymouth 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.

Wednesday, 17 May 2017
7:09 PM

Janet Polden: must be a major problem we all have lost signal in osmington mills as have most residents

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Sandra's 1 post GB
chris Turner
7:16 PM

Weymouth DT4 area - I too have lost all channels on both TVs a little while ago. re-tuning several times to no effect.
Aerial looks ok, amplifier in roof all showing lights as before and no loose wire.

Twitter shows another reported problem in DT4 area

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chris Turner's 1 post GB

7:36 PM

Janet Polden, Sandra & chris Turner: Although there is no engineering or fault notice showing on this website yet, with multiple reports of a loss of signal it does seem likely that there is a fault or loss of power at the transmitter. Do not retune whilst there is no signal as this will delete all of your channels leaving you with no way of knowing when the fault has been fixed. If you have already retuned, check with a neighbour or wait for someone to report on this website that the transmitter working again, then retune again to restore your channels.

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StevensOnln1's 3,329 posts GB
7:55 PM

Signal lost in DT4 area since just after 18.00 hrs, why is this still not showing up as a fault on this site?

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Kirsty's 1 post GB
8:11 PM

Have no signal appear since 18.15 approx ant idea when it will be resumed thank you.

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Debs's 1 post GB
Transmitter engineering

8:37 PM

WEYMOUTH transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 18:16 today. FM: Radio 1 FM Off Air from 18:16 today, Radio 2 FM Off Air from 18:16 today, Radio 3 FM Off Air from 18:16 today, Radio 4 FM Off Air from 18:16 today. [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering's 138,015 posts xx
10:25 PM

We have limited freeview near Weymouth since just after 6pm,whenis it going to be fixed?

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John's 10 posts GB

11:03 PM

John: No one posting on this website has any further information than that contained in the reports from other posters and the transmitter engineering post (above yours) which shows that the transmitter has been off since 18:16 this evening and is no doubt being worked on to resolve the fault. Since this website has no connection with any broadcaster or transmitter company, no one on here can answer as to when the transmitter will be fixed. All I can advise is do not attempt to retune, your signal will return as soon as the transmitter is fixed.

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StevensOnln1's 3,329 posts GB
11:48 PM

StevensOnln1: OK thanks Steve just wondered if someone local to the mast might know more!!

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John's 10 posts GB
Thursday, 18 May 2017
Transmitter engineering

5:32 AM

WEYMOUTH transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 18:16 yesterday. FM: Radio 1 FM Off Air from 18:16 yesterday, Radio 2 FM Off Air from 18:16 yesterday, Radio 3 FM Off Air from 18:16 yesterday, Radio 4 FM Off Air from 18:16 yesterday. [BBC]

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