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The symbol shows the location of the Bampton (Devon, England) transmitter which serves 900 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 Bampton (Devon, England) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Bampton 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
C39 (618.0MHz)268mDTG-36W
Channel icons
1 BBC One (SD) South West, 2 BBC Two England, 9 BBC Four, 201 CBBC, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, 250 BBC Red Button, plus 16 others

PSB2
D3+4
 V max
C45 (666.0MHz)268mDTG-36W
Channel icons
3 ITV (SD) (West Country), 4 Channel 4 (SD) South ads, 5 Channel 5, 6 ITV 2, 10 ITV3, 13 E4, 14 Film4, 15 Channel 4 +1 South ads, 18 More4, 25 ITV4, 29 E4 +1, 34 ITV +1 (West Country),

PSB3
BBCB
 V max
C42 (642.0MHz)268mDTG-66W
Channel icons
72 Shopping Quarter , 101 BBC One HD (England no regional news), 102 BBC Two HD (England), 103 ITV HD (ITV Meridian Southampton), 104 Channel 4 HD South ads, 105 Channel 5 HD, 204 CBBC HD, plus 1 others

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 50 Freeview channels?

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

The Bampton (Devon, 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, Dave, Dave ja vu, DMAX, Drama +1, Film4 +1, Food Network, Forces TV, FreeSports HD, HGTV, Horror Channel, ITV2 +1, ITV3 +1, ITV4 +1, ITVBe +1, Together TV +1, More4 +1, NOW 80s, Paramount Network, PBS America +1, pick, Quest +1, Quest Red, Quest Red +1, Really, RT HD, Sky Arts, Sky News, Smithsonian Channel, Sony Movies Action, 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 Bampton transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Spotlight 0.8m homes 2.9%
from Plymouth PL3 5BD, 83km southwest (216°)
to BBC South West region - 107 masts.
regional news image
ITV West Country News (West) 0.8m homes 2.9%
from Plymouth PL7 5BQ, 78km south-southwest (211°)
to ITV West Country region - 107 masts.
All of lunch, weekend and 50% evening news is shared with West Country (East)

How will the Bampton (Devon, England) transmission frequencies change over time?

1984-971997-981998-20092009-1331 Mar 2019-
B E TB E TB E TB E TB E K T
C39BBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1waves BBCA
C42BBCBBBCB
C45ITVwavesITVwavesITVwavesD3+4D3+4
C49tv_offBBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBCA
C52tv_offC4wavesC4wavesC4waves

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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 6 May 09 and 20 May 09.

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

Analogue 1-4 30W
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-7dB) 6W

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

Apr 1961-Dec 1981Westward Television
Jan 1982-Dec 1992Television South West (TSW)
Jan 1993-Feb 2004Westcountry 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. Bampton 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
Monday, 22 August 2011
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KMJ,Derby
sentiment_satisfiedGold

7:05 PM

Chris Gilbert: If you supply your postcode a check can be made of which transmitters can be received in your area. It would appear that you are receiving signals from Wenvoe, which you will need to do for reception of a full Freeview service. However you might be able to receive additionally signals from a local relay supplying BBC West news. Taking a couple of Williton postcodes as a reference, Washford would appear to be the most likely relay transmitter which would offer a BBC West service on C59.

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KMJ,Derby's 1,811 posts GB
Monday, 24 October 2011
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

10:55 AM

BAMPTON transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air from 22:22 yesterday to 23:30 yesterday HD Digital TV Off Air from 22:22 yesterday to 23:30 yesterday [BBC]

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Tuesday, 25 October 2011
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

5:05 AM

BAMPTON transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air from 22:22 on 23 Oct to 23:30 on 23 Oct HD Digital TV Off Air from 22:22 on 23 Oct to 23:30 on 23 Oct [BBC]

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Tuesday, 22 May 2012
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

1:28 PM

BAMPTON transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air from 10:28 today to 10:29 today HD Digital TV Off Air from 10:28 today to 10:29 today [BBC]

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Tuesday, 17 July 2012
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Mike
6:17 PM

When will the Bampton transmitter provide full coverage of ALL Freeview channels?

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Dave Lindsay
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

6:48 PM

Mike: Unfortunately the likely answer is "never".

The Bampton transmitter only carries Public Service Broadcaster (PSB) multiplexes, just like 1,000 or so similar small relay transmitters. The Commercial (COM) multiplex operators achieve a coverage of 90% of the population from 81 of the largest transmitters (largest by viewer population).

For them to transmit from the relays would roughly double their cost of transmission whilst only adding 8.5% of the population to their potential viewer bases. As they operate for profit and have no "Public Service" obligation, they opted not to invest in the relays.

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Dave Lindsay's 5,724 posts GB
Thursday, 28 March 2013
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Paul Hammond
5:35 PM

I don't think it is reasonable for those receiving signal from the Bampton transmitter to find that BBC1 and BBC2 had disappeared yesterday, without any warning, and secondly without any idea of what was required to correct this situation. I have worked out that I needed to retune each TV but others might not be aware of this.
To me this shows a lack of customer awareness bordering on contempt, and is just not acceptable.

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Dave Lindsay
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

6:04 PM

Paul Hammond: Digital UK stated in its trade newsletter:

http://www.digitaluk.co.u….pdf

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MHEG popups (linked to use of the blue and yellow buttons) are to run on the BBC A and D3&4 muxes and be shown on BBC1, BBC2, ITV1, Channel 4 and Channel 5 services. MHEGs will run for 7 days before the event and for 2 days after as below:

D3&4 MHEGs: will be seen by viewers of MENDIP and all of its relays. Only viewers of the Bampton and Culm Valley relays (in the Stockland Hill transmitter group) will see ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5 MHEGs. BBC A MHEGs: will be seen by viewers of MENDIP and all of its relays. The Bampton and Culm Valley relays (in the Stockland Hill transmitter group) will not carry MHEGs due to technical constraints.
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According to this, MHEGs were shown on ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5 from the Bampton relay.


I'm in Yorkshire and receive from the main station Emley Moor and yesterday an MHEG appeared for a retune on 10th April. However, Emley Moor itself isn't affected and only three of its relays are. So clearly they have gone with the approach of telling everyone as they don't have the ability to broadcast the messages only to those who will be affected.

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Dave Lindsay's 5,724 posts GB
Thursday, 4 April 2013
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Paul Hammond
9:27 PM
Tiverton

Dave
Thanks for this reply.
I certainly never saw any popup messages at all. Neither has anyone else I have spoken to in the Bampton area. So I have to wonder whether it actually happened.
Thanks
Paul Hammond

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Paul Hammond's 2 posts GB
Monday, 18 August 2014
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

10:31 AM

BAMPTON transmitter - RelayPossible service interruptions [DUK]

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