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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.

Choose from three options: ■ List by multiplex ■ List by channel number ■ List by channel name
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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, 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),

PSB3
BBCB
 V max
C27 (522.0MHz)228mDTG-650W
Channel icons
74 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 52 Freeview channels?

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

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, 5SELECT, 5STAR, 5USA, Aljazeera English, BBC Four HD, BBC News HD, Blaze, Blaze +1, CBeebies HD, CBS Drama, CBS Justice, CBS Reality, Together TV +1, Challenge, Channel 5 +1, CITV, Dave, Dave ja vu, DMAX, Drama, E4 +1, Film4 +1, Food Network, Forces TV, FreeSports, HGTV, Horror Channel, ITV2 +1, ITV3 +1, ITV4 +1, ITVBe +1, More4 +1, Now 70s, NOW 80s, Paramount Network, PBS America +1, pick, Pick +1, Quest +1, Quest Red, Quest Red +1, Really, RT HD, 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 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) after November 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
Sunday, 19 January 2014
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

4:23 AM

BATH transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Wrong Region from 10:35 on 06 Aug to 10:37 yesterday, HD Digital TV Wrong Region from 10:35 on 06 Aug to 10:37 on 06 Aug. [BBC]

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Saturday, 25 January 2014
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Michael Stagg
7:41 PM

Judith Burgess: I suggest they replace 4G with something that works for the majority of people who by Government regulations have the right to receive Freeview Channels now ruined by aerials transferring 4G uprated signal. Having worked in mobile before the nonsense bankrupted small children selling them advertising by 4G and interfering in our Science and engineering work vital to England and our employment by what is a very poor system and a general con' using old limited technology re-recycled. When 4G is replaced by some working cheap system it will move on, the aerias will litter the country still unused, telecommunications private companies operate on a trial and see basis running around with company tax paid vans yelling at each other for information, do not give them any for free they get paid, the rest of us suffer, losing taxes they receive as grant aided industry from Conservative Party bank rolled. When I worked there hackers were deprived and security was the priority, now hacking, leaking is their objective and security of your life is bottom of the list. I was going to the next step after days trying to repair reception, the Ombudsman, but since 2010 I guess that is irrelevant he/ she organized this mess. Can I charge the government and 4G for our loss and costs? Do something about it as long as 4G bullying remains I shall not buy 4G systems. Nothing unusual in telecomm company sales since 1979 all this, usually bent Eastern European fridges imported for New Year sales. I can be as rude as I like after suffering 45 years of computer thugs.

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Monday, 27 January 2014
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

4:24 AM

BATH transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Wrong Region from 10:35 on 06 Aug to 10:37 yesterday, HD Digital TV Wrong Region from 10:35 on 06 Aug to 10:37 on 06 Aug. [BBC]

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Henry ford
10:48 AM
Bath

BA2 4DL
Roof arial, Great Pulteney Street.

The reception for the last 4 days has been poor at best, non existent at times. Has something happened to the transmitter?

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MikeB
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5:59 PM

Henry ford: If you click on the R + T Investigation link , you can see that neither Bath or Mendip are seemingly having a problem. You can ask a neighbour to see if they are having problems, but it sounds like soemthing within your own system (check which trasnmitter your tuned to).

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Tuesday, 11 February 2014
Transmitter engineering
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4:24 AM

BATH transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Wrong Region from 10:35 on 06 Aug to 10:37 yesterday, HD Digital TV Wrong Region from 10:35 on 06 Aug to 10:37 on 06 Aug. [BBC]

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Wednesday, 19 February 2014
Transmitter engineering
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4:24 AM

BATH transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Wrong Region from 10:35 on 06 Aug to 10:37 yesterday, HD Digital TV Wrong Region from 10:35 on 06 Aug to 10:37 on 06 Aug. [BBC]

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Thursday, 27 February 2014
Transmitter engineering
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4:29 AM

BATH transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Wrong Region from 10:35 on 06 Aug to 10:37 yesterday, HD Digital TV Wrong Region from 10:35 on 06 Aug to 10:37 on 06 Aug. [BBC]

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Saturday, 8 March 2014
Transmitter engineering
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4:24 AM

BATH transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Wrong Region from 10:35 on 06 Aug to 10:37 yesterday, HD Digital TV Wrong Region from 10:35 on 06 Aug to 10:37 on 06 Aug. [BBC]

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Sunday, 16 March 2014
Transmitter engineering
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12:25 AM

BATH transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Wrong Region from 10:35 on 06 Aug to 10:37 yesterday, HD Digital TV Wrong Region from 10:35 on 06 Aug to 10:37 on 06 Aug. [BBC]

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