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The symbol shows the location of the Bacup (Lancashire, England) transmitter which serves 5,500 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 Bacup (Lancashire, England) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Bacup 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.

MuxH/VFrequencyHeightModeWatts
PSB1
BBCA
 V max
C46 (674.0MHz)381mDTG-350W
Channel icons
1 BBC One (SD) North West, 2 BBC Two England, 9 BBC Four, 201 CBBC SD, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, 250 BBC Red Button, plus 16 others

PSB2
D3+4
 V max
C43 (650.0MHz)381mDTG-350W
Channel icons
3 ITV (SD) (Granada), 4 Channel 4 (SD) North ads, 5 Channel 5 (SD), 6 ITV 2, 10 ITV3, 13 E4, 14 Film4, 15 Channel 4 +1 North ads, 18 More4, 24 ITV4, 33 ITV +1 (Granada), 45 Film4 +1,

PSB3
BBCB
 V max
C40 (626.0MHz)381mDTG-650W
Channel icons
86 More4 +1, 101 BBC One HD (England no regional news), 102 BBC Two HD (England), 103 ITV HD (ITV Granada), 104 Channel 4 HD North ads, 105 Channel 5 HD, 204 CBBC HD,

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 60 Freeview channels?

the effected channels
the effected channels
the effected channels
the effected channels
the effected channels

The Bacup (Lancashire, England) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: 4Music, 4seven, 4seven HD, 5SELECT, 5Spike, 5STAR, 5STAR +1, 5USA, 5USA +1, AlJazeera English (SD), Aljazeera English HD, BBC Four HD, BBC News HD, Blaze, Blaze +1, CBeebies HD, CBS Drama, CBS Justice, CBS Reality, CBS Reality +1, Challenge, Channel 4+1 HD, Channel 5 +1, CITV, Dave, Dave ja vu, DMAX, Drama, E4 +1, Food Network, Forces TV, Freesports, Home, Horror Channel, ITV2 +1, ITV3 +1, ITV4 +1, ITVBe +1, Together TV +1, Movies4Men, NOW 80s, Now 90s, Paramount Network, PBS America, pick, Pick +1, Quest +1, Quest Red, Quest Red +1, Really, RT HD, Sewing Quarter, Sky News, Smithsonian Channel HD, Sony Movie Channel, Talking Pictures TV, TCC, Together TV, Yesterday, YourTV.

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 Bacup transmitter?

regional news image
BBC North West Tonight 3.1m homes 11.8%
from Salford M50 2QH, 26km south-southwest (197°)
to BBC North West region - 92 masts.
regional news image
ITV Granada Reports 3.1m homes 11.6%
from Salford M50 2EQ, 26km south-southwest (197°)
to ITV Granada region - 80 masts.

How will the Bacup (Lancashire, England) transmission frequencies change over time?

1984-971997-981998-20092009-1310 Apr 132013-1731 Mar 2018-
B E TB E TB E TB E TB E K TB E K TB E K T
C40BBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1waves BBCBBBCBBBCB
C43ITVwavesITVwavesITVwavesD3+4D3+4D3+4D3+4
C46BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBCABBCABBCABBCA
C50tv_offBBCB
C53tv_offC4wavesC4wavesC4waves

tv_off Being removed from Freeview (for 5G use) by 30 June 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 4 Nov 09 and 2 Dec 09.

How do the old analogue and currrent digital signal levels compare?

Analogue 1-4 250W
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-7dB) 50W

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

May 1956-Jul 1968Granada Television†
May 1956-Jul 1968Associated British Corporation◊
Jul 1968-Feb 2004Granada 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. Bacup 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.

Comments
Saturday, 22 January 2011
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

6:29 AM

BACUP transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air from 10:40 yesterday to 15:09 yesterday [BBC]

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Saturday, 2 April 2011
Transmitter engineering
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6:41 PM

BACUP transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air from 17:27 today HD Digital TV Off Air from 17:27 today [BBC]

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Phil
7:50 PM
Bacup

Yet again the bacup transmitter dies a death. Its about time they put their hands in their pockets and upgraded it to something more reliable and improve the woeful second rate selection of channels we currently receive (do we really need a gay and a straight dating channel and the yawnsome parliament channel?) We suffered years of only receiving four channels and sporadic outages often for half a day at a time and since the digital switchover frankly it hasn't improved. Where do I apply for a rebate against my TV license?



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Transmitter engineering
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8:26 PM

BACUP transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air from 17:27 today to 19:48 today HD Digital TV Off Air from 17:27 today to 19:48 today [BBC]

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Sunday, 3 April 2011
Transmitter engineering
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4:33 AM

BACUP transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air from 17:27 yesterday to 19:48 yesterday HD Digital TV Off Air from 17:27 yesterday to 19:48 yesterday [BBC]

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Tuesday, 5 April 2011
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Mike Dimmick
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1:28 PM

Phil: It's likely that the problem is either the Bacup transmitter's reception of signals from Winter Hill - but there were no reported problems there - or the power supply arrangements.

Write a complaint to the BBC by going to BBC - Reception problems and following the wizard through. Do it every time the service fails, I'm not certain they have any remote monitoring of the site.

You are very close to the transmitter and it transmits at full power in your direction. There is a chance that you could have too much signal and this causes picture break-up when there is no problem at the transmitter. It's hard to give anything to look for because there is no consistency among different Freeview boxes as to how they show the signal level, and how it's calibrated.

If you had a problem and this page, and the BBC page, don't show a problem at that time, try adding an attenuator to reduce the signal levels. (RG47SH)

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Mike Dimmick
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1:29 PM
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Phi: and if you have a booster or amplifier, try removing it.

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Tuesday, 24 May 2011
Transmitter engineering
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12:30 PM

BACUP transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air from 10:54 today HD Digital TV Off Air from 10:54 today [BBC]

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barbara
1:11 PM

how long will it be off in bacup

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