Freeview Light on the Bath (Bath and North East Somerset, England) transmitter
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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 problemsThe BBC and Digital UK report there are no faults or engineering work on the Bath (Bath and North East Somerset, England) transmitter.
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.
Are you trying to watch these 45 Freeview 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: 4seven, 5Action, 5STAR, 5USA, Al Jazeera Eng, Blaze, Blaze +1, CBS Reality, Challenge, Channel 5 +1, CITV, Dave, Dave ja vu, DMAX, Drama +1, E4 Extra, YAAAS!, Film4 +1, Food Network, GB News, GREAT! movies, Great! Movies Action, GREAT! romance, HGTV, HobbyMaker, HorrorXtra, ITV2 +1, ITV3 +1, ITV4 +1, ITVBe +1, Legend, PBS America, pick, Pop Player, Quest +1, Quest Red, Really, Sky News, Talking Pictures TV, TCC, That's 70s, That's TV , Together TV, 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?
BBC Points West 0.9m homes 3.4%
from Bristol BS8 2LR, 21km west-northwest (294°)
to BBC West region - 60 masts.
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?
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How will the Bath (Bath and North East Somerset, England) transmission frequencies change over time?
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tv_off Being removed from Freeview (for 5G use) after November 2020 / June 2022 - more
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 24 Mar 10 and 7 Apr 10.
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 Mendip transmitter area
Thanks Dave for your comprehensive reply. I forgot to mention that I had the aerial replaced recently as the previous one was damaged so maybe the new aerial is making the difference. However the aerial has been up a few weeks now and the extra channels have only appeared in the last couple of days. As you suggest I will investigate further.
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Mark's: mapM's Freeview map terrainM's terrain plot wavesM's frequency data M's Freeview Detailed Coverage
Mark: I am inclined to think that the only reason that you are presently receiving these extra channels is purely down to seasonal changes in atmospheric conditions, plus the possibility of vegetational changes haven taking place, this in the form of leaves falling from trees and which always improves signals being received should the signal path be anywhere near to passing over dense vegetation.
The reflective reasons as mentioned by Dave Lindsay always plays a role as well.
Needless to say I would refrain from altering anything, as the signal is very likely to vanish again.
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Dave: thanks for the link. Anything I have been able to find by googling suggests it was all fixed by yesterday afternoon - and it did come back on from around 1530 yesterday until well after midnight. But this morning it was down again when my Father-in-law got up at 10 o'clock, and was still down when I spoke to him about 10 minutes ago.
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