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Freeview changes to clear the way for 4G broadband in 2013, updated

Some of the dates have changed in the plan to clear C61 and C62 for 4G mobile broadband.

Some of the dates have changed in the plan to clear C61 and C62
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Here is an update to 2012/13 Freeview changes to clear C61 and C62 for 4G mobile.

13 March 2013

Abercynon: PSB3 C61 to C49
Abergavenny: PSB1 C49 to C39+
Alltwen: PSB3 C50 to C40
Blaina: PSB2 C50 to C40
Brecon: PSB1 C61 to C49
Briton Ferry: PSB3 C50 to C40 32W to 4W
Burry Port: PSB1 C61 to C49
Cilfrew: PSB1 C49 to C39
Craig Cefn Parc: PSB3 C50 to C40
Cwmfelinfach: PSB1 2W to 4W PSB2 2W to 4W PSB3 2W to 4W
Dowlais: PSB1 C61 to C49 2.6W to 5W PSB2 2.6W to 10W PSB3 2.6W to 10W
Ebbw Vale: PSB3 C62- to C50
Efail Fach: PSB1 C49 to C39 PSB3 C52 to C42
Fernhill: PSB3 C62- to C50
Gellifendigaid: PSB3 C62- to C50
Llangeinor: PSB3 C62- to C50
Llanhilleth: PSB1 C49 to C39
Machen Upper: PSB1 C62- to C50
Monmouth: PSB3 C62- to C50
Mynydd Bach: PSB1 C61 to C49
Mynydd Emroch: PSB3 C50 to C40
Pennar: PSB3 C50 to C40
Porth: PSB3 C50 to C40
Risca: PSB3 C50 to C40
South Maesteg: PSB3 C62- to C50
South Tredegar: PSB1 C49 to C39
Taffs Well: PSB3 C62- to C50
Ton Pentre: PSB1 C61 to C49 16W to 32W PSB2 16W to 32W PSB3 16W to 32W
Tonypandy: PSB3 C62- to C50
Tonyrefail: PSB3 C62- to C50
Trefechan: PSB2 C49 to C39
Tynewydd: PSB2 C62- to C50
Van Terrace: PSB1 C49 to C39
Ynysowen: PSB3 C62- to C50

27 March 2013

Bampton: PSB1 C49 to C39
Beaminster: PSB1 C62- to C50 3.8W to 15W PSB2 3.8W to 15W PSB3 3.8W to 15W
Beer: PSB1 C62- to C50 3W to 4.8W PSB2 3W to 4.8W PSB3 3W to 4.8W
Bincombe Hill: PSB1 C62- to C50
Box: PSB2 C50 to C40
Bristol Ilchester Crescent: COM6 C49 to C39+
Bristol Kings Weston: COM6 C60 to C60- PSB2 C50 to C40
Bristol Warmley: PSB3 C49 to C39
Bruton: PSB2 C50 to C40
Chalford Vale: PSB3 C50 to C40
Chilfrome: PSB2 C50 to C40
Chitterne: PSB2 C50 to C40
Clearwell: PSB2 C62- to C50
Coleford: PSB2 C49 to C39
Corsham: PSB1 C50 to C40 PSB1 C50 to C40 5W to 8W
Countisbury: PSB2 C62- to C50
Crediton: PSB3 C50 to C40
Crewkerne: PSB2 C50 to C40
Crockerton: PSB3 C50 to C40
Culm Valley: PSB2 C49 to C39
Dawlish: PSB1 C62- to C48 PSB2 C59 to C52
Dursley: PSB2 C50 to C40
Hutton: PSB2 C62- to C50
Kewstoke: PSB2 C50 to C40
Kilve: PSB2 C62- to C50
Lydbrook: PSB2 C50 to C40
Mendip: PSB1 C61 to C49
Monksilver: PSB1 C50 to C40
Ogbourne St George: PSB2 C50 to C40
Pennsylvania: PSB2 C61 to C56
Pillowell: PSB2 C50 to C40 PSB2 C50 to C40
Portishead: PSB2 C62- to C50
Preston: PSB1 C61 to C52
Rampisham: PSB3 C50 to C40
Redbrook: PSB3 C49 to C39
Stroud: PSB1 C50 to C40
Washford: PSB2 C62- to C50
Westwood: PSB2 C50 to C40
Woodcombe: PSB2 C62- to C50

10 April 2013

Austwick: PSB2 C49 to C39
Bacup: PSB3 C50 to C40
Birch Vale: PSB3 C50 to C40
Blackburn: PSB3 C50 to C40
Broadbottom: PSB3 C49 to C39
Cowling: PSB3 C49 to C39
Dalton: PSB3 C50 to C40
Darwen: PSB2 C49 to C39+
Dog Hill: PSB3 C50 to C40
Halesowen: PSB2 C61 to C49
Haughton Green: PSB3 C50 to C40
Keighley: COM6 C60 to C60- PSB1 C61 to C49
Mottram in Longdendale: PSB3 C50 to C40
Prestbury: PSB3 C50 to C40
Saddleworth: PSB2 C49+ to C39+
Skelmersdale: PSB1 C51 to C46 PSB2 C48 to C43 PSB3 C52 to C40
Skipton: PSB1 C49 to C39+
Stavely In Cartmel: PSB3 C50 to C40
Whaley Bridge: PSB2 C49 to C39
Whalley: PSB3 C50 to C40
Winter Hill: COM5 C61- to C49 PSB1 C62- to C50
Woodnook: PSB2 C49 to C39

17 April 2013

Angus: COM6 C61 to C49 PSB1 C60 to C60-
Ardnadam: PSB3 C49 to C39
Auchtermuchty: PSB1 C49 to C39
Balmullo: PSB1 C49 to C39
Balnaguard: PSB1 C49 to C39
Bonchester Bridge: PSB2 C49 to C39
Garelochhead: PSB3 C49 to C39
Grandtully: PSB1 C61 to C49
Innerleithen: PSB1 C61 to C49
Killin: PSB1 C49 to C39 PSB1 C49 to C39
Kilmelford: PSB1 C62- to C50
Kinlochleven: PSB3 C62- to C50
Kintraw: PSB3 C50 to C40
Lindores: PSB2 C50 to C40
Loch Feochan: PSB2 C61 to C49
Lochearnhead: PSB1 C61 to C49
Onich: PSB1 C61 to C49 PSB1 C61 to C49
Perth: PSB1 C49 to C39+
Rosneath: COM6 C60 to C60- COM6 C60 to C60- PSB1 C61 to C49 PSB1 C61 to C49
Selkirk: COM6 C60+ to C60- PSB1 C62- to C50
Strathallan: PSB1 C49 to C39
Strontian: PSB1 C49 to C39
Tummel Bridge: PSB1 C49 to C39

24 April 2013

Rumster Forest: COM6 C62- to C55

01 May 2013

Kings Lynn: PSB1 C49- to C40
Tacolneston: COM6 C50 to C39+ PSB3 C62 to C50

15 May 2013

Brighstone: PSB1 28W to 71W PSB2 28W to 71W PSB3 28W to 71W
Hunmanby: PSB2 C49 to C39
Olivers Mount: COM6 C61 to C49
Salisbury: COM4 C62 to C50
Ventnor: PSB1 C54 to C48
Winterborne Stickland: PSB1 200W to 400W PSB2 200W to 400W PSB3 200W to 400W

22 May 2013

Barnstaple: PSB3 C50 to C40
Braunton: PSB2 C49 to C39
Carmel: COM6 C61 to C49 PSB1 C60 to C-60
Combe Martin: PSB2 C49 to C39
Dowlais: PSB1 5W to 10W
Great Torrington: PSB2 C50 to C40
Hartland: PSB1 C60+ to C60
Huntshaw Cross: PSB1 C62- to C50
Ilfracombe: PSB2 C61- to C49 56W to 112W
Llandrindod Wells: PSB1 C49 to C39+
Llanelli: PSB1 C49 to C39
North Bovey: PSB3 C50 to C40
Penderyn: PSB1 C49 to C39 PSB1 2.6W to 5.2W PSB2 2.6W to 5.2W PSB3 2.6W to 5.2W
Pontardawe: PSB1 C61 to C49
Talley: PSB1 C49 to C39
Ystalyfera: PSB1 C49 to C39

29 May 2013

Belper: PSB2 C62 to C50
Birchover: PSB1 C49 to C39
Oxford: COM4 C62 to C50
Stanton Moor: PSB2 C62 to C50
Waltham: PSB1 C61 to C49

05 June 2013

Beacon Hill: PSB1 C60+ to C60-
Brixham: PSB2 C50 to C40
Budleigh Salterton: PSB1 C60+ to C60-
Helston: PSB2 C61 to C49
Ivybridge: PSB2 C49+ to C40
Kingskerswell: PSB1 C62- to C50
Liverton: PSB1 C62- to C50
Looe: PSB3 C50 to C40
Lostwithiel: PSB3 C50 to C40
Mevagissey: PSB3 C50 to C40
Modbury: PSB1 C62- to C50
Newton Abbot: PSB2 C50 to C40 PSB2 C50 to C40
Newton Ferrers: PSB1 C62- to C50
North Hessary Tor: PSB1 C62- to C50
Penryn: PSB1 C62- to C50 4.4W to 11W PSB2 4.4W to 11W PSB3 4.4W to 11W
Plymouth Weston Mill: PSB3 C49 to C39
Plympton: PSB2 C61 to C49
Port Isaac: PSB1 C62- to C50
Praa Sands: PSB1 C62- to C50 10W to 25W PSB2 10W to 25W PSB3 10W to 25W
Slapton: PSB1 C60 to C60-
Southway: PSB1 C62- to C50
St Austell: PSB1 C62- to C50
Truro: PSB2 C61 to C49
Widecombe In The Moor: PSB2 C50 to C56

July 2013

Ardintoul: PSB2 C49 to C39
Avoch: PSB3 C61 to C49
Balblair Wood: PSB1 C62- to C50
Banff: PSB3 C49 to C39
Boddam: PSB3 C49 to C39
Bruernish: PSB3 C50 to C40
Collafirth Hill: PSB3 C49 to C39+
Craigellachie: PSB2 C61 to C49
Ellon: PSB2 C49 to C39
Fodderty: PSB2 C61 to C49
Gartley Moor: PSB2 C61 to C49
Gourdon: PSB1 C62- to C50
Inverness: PSB1 C62- to C50
Keelylang Hill: COM6 C49 to C39+ PSB3 C50 to C40+
Kilbride South Uist: PSB1 C49 to C39
Kingussie: PSB3 C50 to C40
Knockmore: COM6 C60 to C60-
Lumphanan: PSB3 C49 to C39
Peterhead: PSB1 C62- to C50
Rosemarkie: COM6 C50 to C40+ PSB2 C49 to C39+
Scalloway: PSB1 C62- to C50
Scoval: PSB1 C62- to C50 PSB1 C62- to C50
Swinster: PSB1 C62- to C50
Tarbert (Harris): PSB2 C49 to C39
Tomich Link: PSB2 C49 to C39
Tullich: PSB1 C62- to C50
Uig: PSB3 C50 to C40
Weisdale: PSB2 C61 to C49

Help with TV/radio stations?
In this section
Ofcom announces 700 MHz clearance schedule 2017-201
When will I get a new Freeview aerial because of even more mobile broadband? 2
Do not forget that 4G starting soon in 20 cities and towns really soon3
Using UHF channels C61 to C69? Time to retune4
Two final Freeview retunes in Scotland on 24 and 31 July 20135
800MHz band cleared by Digital UK - ready for nationwide 4G use6

Monday, 25 February 2013
Dave Lindsay

9:25 AM

jane: If there is a signal amplifier (booster) within the aerial system then this could have failed or it could be without power.

An amplifier without power or which has failed is likely to give no signal out, even when there is one going in. Don't assume that even though its power light is on that it is in full working order; the light merely indicates that there is power to the unit.

Try bypassing the amplifier, if you can.

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Sunday, 10 March 2013
David Parker

10:10 PM

Dave Lindsay
Sorry for being a bit out of touch with new wording but what does NIMM stand for
David p

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Dave Lindsay

10:44 PM

David Parker: NIMM stands for "Northern Ireland Mini-Multiplex".

As part of the Good Friday Agreement, RT?? and TG4 are carried on three transmitters in the North to complement the overspill from transmitters in the Republic.

BBC News - RTE channels will go on Freeview in Northern Ireland


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Wednesday, 13 March 2013
john parker
12:47 PM

we are now receiving messages on the tv that digital reception will be lost till late afternoon on 27th march. we are on the upavon transmitter. what is being done please ???

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Dave Lindsay

12:55 PM

john parker: The frequency that Mendip broadcasts BBC standard definition TV and radio services on is being changed in the early hours of Wednesday 27th March.

As Upavon relays Mendip's signal (i.e. it receives the signal off the air) it will need to be retuned accordingly. Because there are lots of relays of Mendip, it will take time for engineers to visit them all, I should imagine.

There will be no need for you to retune, and indeed you shouldn't retune, as the change only affects the signal being received by Upavon relay, and not the one it broadcasts to you.

Incidently, Digital UK suggests that you might be able to receive the full Freeview service directly from Mendip. You will, of course, need another aerial.

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Dave Lindsay

1:05 PM

john parker: Digital UK has produced a trade newsletter for this event:….pdf

Refer to the table at the top of page 4. Upavon is among a group of relays that are *expected* to be back working for 11am.

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Thursday, 14 March 2013
David Parker

7:23 AM

Dave Lindsay
Thanks for your explanation much appriated.
Sorry no good at spelling

Dave P

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Sunday, 24 March 2013
Mark Fletcher

10:14 PM

David Parker.
Don't worry if you're spelling is no good,sometimes my grammar can be called into question,however now i'm back after a near six months layoff due to my previous PC that died just after DSO2 on the Bilsdale transmitter and my just recent unexpected relocation from Halifax to Barnsley (where a family member of mine resides),i look forward to gracing the pages of this ever valuable website once again.

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Wednesday, 27 March 2013
Lesley Green
12:11 PM

Have tried several retunes this morning on Humax PVR and am still unable to get BBC1 & BBC2 without them breaking up. Unable to get them at all with Digital TV. Think we're on the Mendip transmitter and are in Winterbourne, Bristol

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Dave Lindsay

12:19 PM

Lesley Green: What UHF channel are they (BBC standard definition TV and radio) coming in on? It should tell you on the signal strength screen.

Mendip's are now on C49, Bristol King's Western's are on C43, Ridge Hill's are on C28 and Wenvoe's are on C41.

Wenvoe is a high-power transmitter near Cardiff and is on roughly the same bearing as Mendip from Winterbourne, so this could be a possibility.

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