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Mendip, Bristol and relay transmitters - retune require on 27th March 2013

To allow for the launch later this year of 4G mobile broadband, changes are being made to some digital TV transmitters. Many viewers in the South West of England will have to retune after 6am on on 27th March 2013 to continue to receive certain Freeview TV and radio channels.

To allow for the launch later this year  of 4G mobile broadband
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At 6am on 27th March 2013, several multiplexes will change their transmission frequencies.

Notably the main transmitters will make changes. This includes the Mendip transmitter, where the BBCA multiplex (including 1 BBC One West, 2 BBC Two England, 7 BBC Three, 9 BBC Four, 70 CBBC Channel, 71 CBeebies, 80 BBC News, 81 BBC Parliament) will move from C61 to C49.

Also changing is Bristol Kings Weston where the D3+4 multiplex (3 ITV (West), 4 Channel 4 South ads, 5 Channel 5 Part Network ads, 6 ITV 2, 13 Channel 4+1 South ads, 14 More 4, 28 E4, 33 ITV +1 (West)) will move from C50 to C40, and Bristol Ilchester Crescent where ArqivaB (15 Film 4, 18 4Music, 19 Yesterday, 21 VIVA, 24 ITV 4, 41 Sky Sports 1 (not free), 42 Sky Sports 2 (not free), 47 4seven, 83 Al Jazeera English, 85 Russia Today English,) moves from C49 to C39+.

See below for a full list of transmission masts that will make changes.

When you now rescan, you MUST do a "first time installation" or "factory reset" scan, not an "add channels". Do the procedure you did on September 30th 2009. If you can't recall what this was, please see List of manuals for Freeview retune, or try the generic clear and rescan procedure.

Bampton: PSB1 C49 to C39
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
Crewkerne: PSB2 C50 to C40
Crockerton: PSB3 C50 to C40
Culm Valley: PSB2 C49 to C39
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
Pillowell: PSB2 C50 to C40 PSB2 C50 to C40
Portishead: PSB2 C62- to C50
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

Now changing on 5th June 2013

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
Crediton: PSB3 C50 to C40
Dawlish: PSB1 C62- to C48 PSB2 C59 to C52
Pennsylvania: PSB2 C61 to C56
Preston: PSB1 C61 to C52
Rampisham: PSB3 C50 to C40

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Wednesday, 27 March 2013
1:34 AM


Is off Wales

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Scott's 1 post GB flag
2:24 AM

Hello, I live in rented accomodation and my landlord did not bother setting up our aerial with the changeover. I live in Bristol. I think our current aerial was actually set up by a previous tenant and is not on the roof. It's on our balcony.
No,asking my landlord for help won't do a thing, I basically have a slum landlord.
I've an indoor aerial but could never receive any channel on the C49 transmitter.
With the recent change of the BBC channels to the C49 transmitter, I'm not going to receive any BBC channels.
Any recommendations for a good indoor aerial perhaps with wideband?
Thank you

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Vanessa's 1 post EU flag
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7:47 AM

No BBC channels at all from Bath relay transmitter even after retune :(

Typical of Bath. Most rubbish service in the Wild West.

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Nick.'s 1 post GB flag
8:08 AM

Extremely poor BBC signal including all radio via TV in Bath. BBC HD channels are fine

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David's 2 posts GB flag
8:10 AM

I live in sedgemoor and have no BBC TV or Radio channels

I have also tried a manual retune and still doesnt pick up any BBC chanels. Any ideas?

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Philio's 1 post EU flag

8:26 AM

General note: The relays at Culm Valley, Chilfrome, Clearwell, Coleford, Crewkerne, Crockerton, Dursley, Hutton, Kilve, Monksilver, Pillowell HP, Pillowell VP, Portishead, Stroud, Woodcombe will be done by noon.

The relays at Bampton, Box, Bristol Warmley, Bruton, Chalford Vale, Chitterne, Corsham HP, Corsham VP, Countisbury, Kewstoke, Lydbrook, Ogbourne St George, Redbrook, Washford, Westwood will be done by the evening

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Briantist's 38,915 posts GB flag

8:27 AM

David: The Bath transmitter had no changes, it should only have lost PSB1 whilst Mendip was being changed.

The BBC list it as PSB1 being off "from 01:15 today to 03:10 today"

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Briantist's 38,915 posts GB flag
8:53 AM

The BBC may list PSB1 being off "from 01:15 today to 03:10 today" but it looks like it has taken considerably longer.

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David's 2 posts GB flag
Martin Boulton
9:11 AM

I receive tv from Wraxall. Cannot now get West channels, just Wales. Furious.

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Martin Boulton's 3 posts GB flag
9:29 AM

MENDIP BBC SD Channnels.
Chan 49 now active with BBC SD channels.
Owing to the proximity of Wenvoe TX, many Boxes /TVs will install the wrong region for BBC1 with a complete reset. Try to add manually just Ch 49, this will avoid the problem.

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