Freeview Light on the Alston (Cumbria, England) transmitter
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The symbol shows the location of the Alston (Cumbria, England) transmitter which serves 1,000 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 Alston (Cumbria, England) transmitter.
Which Freeview channels does the Alston 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.
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 0 Freeview channels?
The Alston (Cumbria, England) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: .
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 Alston transmitter?
BBC Look North (Newcastle) 1.6m homes 6.0%
from Newcastle NE99 2NE, 54km east-northeast
to BBC North East and Cumbria region - 70 masts.
ITV Tyne Tees News 1.4m homes 5.4%
from Gateshead NE11 9SZ, 50km east-northeast
to ITV Tyne Tees region - 47 masts.
All of lunch, weekend and 50% evening news is shared with Border
Are there any self-help relays?
|Far Town (alston)||Active deflector||(Barhaugh Hall)|
How will the Alston (Cumbria, England) transmission frequencies change over time?
|years||1984-97||1997-98||1998-2012||2012-13||2013-18||2013-17||31st Dec 2019-|
|aerial group||B E||B E||B E||B E K||B E K||B E K||A B C/D E K VHF|
orange background for multiplexes names more
green background for transmission frequencies
lilac background for power levels in watts
800MHz band: 4G mobile started in 2013
700MHz band: 4G from 30 June 2020more
600MHz band: new or moved digital TV services more
Notes: + and - denote 166kHz offset; aerial group are shown as A B C/D E K W
Italics for analogue, digital switchover was Wednesdays 12th September and 26th September 2012.
How do the old analogue and currrent digital signal levels compare?
|BBCA, D3+4, BBCB||(-7dB) 80W|
Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Pontop Pike transmitter area
1:00 PM Alston
I currently have no TV or radio signal at all, and my local transmitter is the Alston in Cumbria one which your site says has no reported faults! My postcode is CA9 3RW and I'm going to be extremely disappointed if I miss both the British Grand Prix and the mens Wimbledon Final. Could you please advise me what the problem is and when it is likely to be sorted out?
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