Freeview Light on the Bacup (Lancashire, England) transmitter
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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 problemsThe BBC and Digital UK report there are no faults or engineering work on the Bacup (Lancashire, England) transmitter.
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.
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 Bacup (Lancashire, England) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: 4Music, 4seven, 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, YAAAS!, 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, More4 +1, Now 70s, Paramount Network, 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 Bacup transmitter?
BBC North West Tonight 3.1m homes 11.8%
from Salford M50 2QH, 26km south-southwest (197°)
to BBC North West region - 92 masts.
How will the Bacup (Lancashire, England) transmission frequencies change over time?
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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?
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Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Winter Hill transmitter area
I'm new to Freeview coming from Satellite. I understand that Bacup's parent transmitter is Winter Hill and that I'm 'just' able to get coverage according to the maps.
The question is can I get away with an amplified indoor aerial, or do I need to get the ladders out? I'm expecting this might be a 'try it' scenario...
Lastly, if I do pick up a reception with an indoor aerial - presumably they will pick up from multiple transmitters?
Thanks in advance!
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Chris: A "coverage area" is a rough guide -- it's much more a question of whether one is able to receive at a particular spot and how easy/difficult that might be owing to objects in the way.
Here is a terrain plot between you at Winter Hill:
Terrain between ( m a.g.l.) and (antenna m a.g.l.) - Optimising UK DTT Freeview and Radio aerial location
The ground around 3 and 3.5 miles out is just in the way and this corresponds to Cowpe Lowe. Further -- and again this is simply a guide -- Digital UK Coverage Checker suggests you might have excellent reception.
You might get away with an indoor aerial. I would suggest that without a doubt a log periodic aerial such as the Log 36 or DM Log:
ATV`s Choice Of Aerials for digital TV
Other suppliers are available. ATV has lots of information on the site to help DIYers.
I believe that the "Log 36" is a Vision model:
TV Aerials Catalogue ? Vision Products - Powerful Products. Easy Installation. Excellent Value
The "DM Log" is manufactured by Blake.
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