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The symbol shows the location of the Bath (Bath and North East Somerset, England) transmitter which serves 24,000 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 problems

The BBC and Digital UK report there are no faults or engineering work on the Bath (Bath and North East Somerset, England) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Bath 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
C21 (474.0MHz)228mDTG-350W
Channel icons
1 BBC One (SD) 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
C24 (498.0MHz)228mDTG-350W
Channel icons
3 ITV (SD) (West), 4 Channel 4 (SD) South ads, 5 Channel 5 (SD), 6 ITV 2, 10 ITV3, 13 E4, 14 Film4, 15 Channel 4 +1 South ads, 18 More4, 24 ITV4, 33 ITV +1 (West), 45 Film4 +1,

PSB3
BBCB
 V max
C27 (522.0MHz)228mDTG-650W
Channel icons
86 More4 +1, 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,

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?

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The Bath (Bath and North East Somerset, 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 Bath transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Points West 0.9m homes 3.4%
from Bristol BS8 2LR, 21km west-northwest (294°)
to BBC West region - 60 masts.
regional news image
ITV West Country News (East) 0.9m homes 3.4%
from Bristol BS4 3HG, 17km west-northwest (291°)
to ITV West region - 61 masts.
All of lunch, weekend and 50% evening news is shared with West Country (West)

Are there any self-help relays?

ClavertonActive deflector4.5 km E Bath40 homes

How will the Bath (Bath and North East Somerset, England) transmission frequencies change over time?

1968-80s1984-971997-981998-20102010-132013-182013-175 Jun 2019
VHFA K TA K TA K TA K TA K TA K TA K T
C6BBCtvwaves
C8ITVwaves
C21BBCA
C22BBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBCBBBCBBBCB
C24D3+4
C25ITVwavesITVwavesITVwavesBBCABBCABBCA
C27BBCB
C28BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2wavesD3+4D3+4D3+4
C32C4wavesC4wavesC4waves

tv_off Being removed from Freeview (for 5G use) by 30 June 2020 - more
Table shows multiplexes names see this article;
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Notes: + and - denote 166kHz offset; aerial group are shown as A B C/D E K W T
waves denotes analogue; digital switchover was 24 Mar 10 and 7 Apr 10.

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 Mendip transmitter area

Jan 1958-Jul 1968Television Wales and the West
Jul 1968-Feb 2004Harlech 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.

Comments
Wednesday, 19 January 2011
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

12:12 PM

BATH transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air from 10:13 today to 10:29 today [BBC]

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Sunday, 26 June 2011
Liam
2:23 PM
Bath

I noticed around 11:15 this morning that Bath Mux B and Mux HD have been off air.

It took BBC's reception website three hours to reflect the outage (even now it still just says HD is off air).

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Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

2:28 PM

BATH transmitter - Freeview HD Digital TV Off Air from 11:41 today [BBC]

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Bath Bun
5:49 PM

Does anyone know when we are likely to get all the HTV, Channel 4, Channel 5, etc channels back in Bath. We've been without them since early this morning (about 8am) and there's no indication of what's going on. Surely it's not beyond the wit of someone to have announced something like this last night on the local news

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Liam
6:53 PM
Bath

Hey Bath Bun,

BBC have only acknowledged a fault with BBC HD (which is very odd) - It seems they've now switched HD transmissions to backup, as they're reporting its now under "Very Weak Signal".

Not sure why they've got BBC HD back online and not ITV/C4/C5. I'd of thought that would take priority over HD.

(Though, i'm not really complaining. I'm glad I get Top Gear in HD tonight).

They don't make it very easy to contact them to try and ask questions like that either. Only by email, which'll take days.

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Bath Bun
7:02 PM

Hi Liam

I only have the bog standard Freeview so currently down to only the standard BBC channels. I wanted to watch Popstar to Opera Star (sad I know) but isn't looking likely at the moment. It's bad enough that those of us on the relay transmitter only get a few channels unlike everyone else and now virtually 12 hours without the majority of those. We should get a reduction on our licence fee.

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Liam
7:06 PM
Bath

Bath Bun,

I totally agree. I'm not sure why effort was even put into Mux HD for the freeview HD users before D3&4, unless they're unaware of any issues on that Mux (Which contains ITV, C4, C5, E4, etc - Basically any non BBC channel that we can get)

This is definitely a fairly big equipment failure (or a catastrophic response to a fault from Arqiva who look after the transmitter), so that explains why it wasn't detailed last night, but why the local websites on the BBC or thisisbath.co.uk aren't running stories about this is pretty unforgivable.

At least the weather has been good all day, but I suspect now the evening is starting many more people are going to be angry!

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Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

7:36 PM

BATH transmitter - Freeview HD Digital TV Very Weak Signal from 16:36 today HD Digital TV Off Air from 11:41 today to 16:36 today [BBC]

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Matt Bray
7:59 PM

yep mines down too - not very happy! apparently something to do with the heat! bad excuse!

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Bath Bun
8:03 PM

They're now trying to claim there has been a weak signal from 16.36. I'm in a clear line with the transmitter, on a hill not the trough of the valley and I can confirm there is still no signal.

Heat? How come it has been off since 8.30am this morning then. It certainly wasn't hot then.

Does anyone know who to complain to about this?

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