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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.

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C21 (474.0MHz)228mDTG-50W
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1 BBC One (SD) West, 2 BBC Two England, 9 BBC Four, 23 BBC Three, 201 CBBC, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, plus 17 others

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C24 (498.0MHz)228mDTG-50W
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3 ITV 1 (SD) (West), 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, 26 ITV4, 28 ITVBe, 30 E4 +1, 35 ITV1 +1 (West),

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C27 (522.0MHz)228mDTG-50W
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46 5SELECT, 101 BBC One HD West, 102 BBC Two HD England, 103 ITV 1 HD (ITV Meridian Southampton), 104 Channel 4 HD South ads, 105 Channel 5 HD, 106 BBC Four HD, 107 BBC Three HD, 204 CBBC HD, 205 CBeebies HD, plus 1 others

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Are you trying to watch these 44 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: 4seven, 5Action, 5STAR, 5USA, Al Jazeera Eng, Al Jazeera English, Blaze, Blaze +1, Challenge, Channel 5 +1, Dave, Dave ja vu, DMAX, Drama +1, E4 Extra, YAAAS!, Film4 +1, Food Network, GREAT! action, GREAT! movies, GREAT! romance, GREAT! romance mix, HGTV, HobbyMaker, ITV2 +1, ITV3 +1, ITV4 +1, ITVBe +1, Legend, PBS America, Quest +1, Quest Red, Really, Sky Mix, Sky News, Talking Pictures TV, TCC, That's 90s, That's TV 2, Together TV, TRUE CRIME, TRUE CRIME XTRA, W, 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 Bath transmitter?

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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?

1968-80s1984-971997-981998-20102010-135 Jun 2019

tv_off Being removed from Freeview (for 5G use) after November 2020 / June 2022 - 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.

Wednesday, 27 June 2012
Lucy Harris
10:36 PM

Warm weather, no picture/signal, as usual. Never had this with analogue, so sick of this. Paying for licence, no picture in certain weather conditions. Constant retuning does nothing.

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Mark Fletcher

11:19 PM
Lytham St. Annes

Lucy Harris.If as you state you are fed up of Freeview TV,go for Freesat.
Either that or if you are affluent (wealthy) enough and there is Virgin Media in your area,opt for Cable TV instead.
Cable TV does have its advantanges,less or no interference whatsoever,and its all digital too.

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Wednesday, 4 July 2012
Liam Gladdy
9:14 AM

This transmitter appears to be intermittently offline, according to reports in Bath.

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3:23 PM

Tyical isn't it - the Bath transmitter is out of action on the day of Murray's big match at Wimbledon! In light of this couldn't engineering works have been delayed for a day or two.

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Thursday, 30 August 2012
Philip Dent
10:26 AM

There is no free view signal at BA26QB. I have tried retuning and the TV tells me "No signal"

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M Chant
10:32 AM

Same at BA2 1HF (10.30, Aug 30th) - No signal despite no known problem with local ariel connection. Just hope things return to normal soon before obliged to seek external help!

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10:56 AM

No signal in BA18BE Larkhall despite retune for radio and TV. Has been same all morning...

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Dave Lindsay

11:03 AM

Based on the three reports, the Bath transmitter would appear to be off the air.

Philip Dent and Hannah, you've shot yourselves in the foot by retuning as you have wiped the memory of your receivers. You now have too issues: 1. The transmitter is giving no signal 2. Your receiver isn't tuned to its frequencies.

Therefore you will have to repeatedly retune, but only once the transmitter is back on will you get anything. This is because you can't tune to something that isn't there and you won't know it's there until you've tuned.

Those who resisted the temptation to retune will simply be able to keep switching on their sets and seeing if the channels have returned.

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In a flap
11:06 AM

it seems the transmitter is down today. I hope it gets fixed before prime time

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In a flap
11:57 AM

is there any resolution time for this problem

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