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The symbol shows the location of the Bristol Kings Weston (City of Bristol, England) transmitter which serves 18,000 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 Bristol Kings Weston (City of Bristol, England) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Bristol Kings Weston transmitter broadcast?

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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
C43 (650.0MHz)138mDTG-3200W
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
C40 (626.0MHz)138mDTG-3200W
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
C46 (674.0MHz)138mDTG-6200W
Channel icons
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,

COM4
SDN
 V max
C22 (482.0MHz)138mDTG-8200W
Channel icons
 Spotlight TV, 12 Quest, 20 Drama, 21 5USA, 27 ITV2 +1, 30 5STAR, 34 ITV3 +1, 40 Movies4Men, 44 Channel 5 +1, 54 Paramount Network, 55 5SELECT, 58 ITVBe +1, 59 ITV4 +1, 63 Blaze, 66 CBS Reality, 70 Horror Channel, 77 TCC, 80 Blaze +1, 203 CITV, 211 Ketchup TV, plus 21 others

COM5
ArqA
 V max
C25 (506.0MHz)138mDTG-8200W
Channel icons
11 pick, 17 Really, 19 Dave, 28 E4 +1, 32 Sony Movie Channel, 38 Quest Red, 41 Food Network, 45 Film4 +1, 46 Challenge, 72 YourTV, 76 Quest +1, 84 Now 90s, 89 Together TV, 233 Sky News, plus 10 others

COM6
ArqB
 V max
C28- (529.8MHz)138mDTG-8200W
Channel icons
25 Yesterday, 29 4Music, 31 5Spike, 37 DMAX, 39 CBS Justice, 42 Home, 47 4seven, 71 CBS Drama, 73 Sewing Quarter, 79 Dave ja vu, 81 Talking Pictures TV, 91 PBS America, 235 AlJazeera English (SD), plus 16 others

LBS
 V -10dB
C30 (546.0MHz)138mDTG-1220W
Channel icons
from 22nd September 2014: 7 Made in Bristol,

DTG-3 64QAM 8K 2/3 24.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
DTG-6 256QAM 32KE 2/3 40.2Mb/s DVB-T2 MPEG4
DTG-8 64QAM 8K 3/4 27.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
DTG-12 QSPK 8K 3/4 8.0Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)

Are you trying to watch these 18 Freeview HD channels?

the effected channels
the effected channels

The Bristol Kings Weston (City of Bristol, England) mast is not one of the extended Freeview HD (COM7 and COM8) transmitters, it does not provide these high definition (HD) channels: 4seven HD, 5STAR +1, 5USA +1, Aljazeera English HD, BBC Four HD, BBC News HD, CBeebies HD, CBS Reality +1, Channel 4+1 HD, Forces TV, Freesports, More4 +1, NOW 80s, Pick +1, Together TV +1, Quest Red +1, RT HD, Smithsonian Channel HD.

If you want to watch these HD channels, either use Freesat HD, or move your TV aerial must point to one of the 30 Full Freeview HD transmitters. For more information see the want to know which transmitters will carry extra Freeview HD? page.

Which BBC and ITV regional news can I watch from the Bristol Kings Weston transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Points West 0.9m homes 3.4%
from Bristol BS8 2LR, 5km southeast (141°)
to BBC West region - 60 masts.
regional news image
ITV West Country News (East) 0.9m homes 3.4%
from Bristol BS4 3HG, 9km southeast (133°)
to ITV West region - 61 masts.
All of lunch, weekend and 50% evening news is shared with West Country (West)

How will the Bristol Kings Weston (City of Bristol, England) transmission frequencies change over time?

1984-971997-981998-20102010-1327 Mar 132013-1730 Mar 2018
B E TB E TW TE TE TW TK T
C221SDN
C252ArqA
C28AArqB
C30CLBSLBS
C31_local
C32B
C34D
C40 D3+4D3+4D3+4
C42ITVwavesITVwavesITVwaves
C43BBCABBCABBCABBCA
C45BBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1waves
C46BBCBBBCBBBCBBBCB
C48BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2waves
C50tv_offD3+4
C52tv_offC4wavesC4wavesC4waves
C53tv_offSDNSDNSDN
C57tv_offArqAArqAArqA
C60tv_off -ArqB-ArqB

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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 24 Mar 10 and 7 Apr 10.

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

Analogue 1-4 1000W
SDN, ARQA, ARQB, BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-7dB) 200W
Mux C*, Mux D*(-10dB) 100W
Mux 1*, Mux 2*, Mux A*, Mux B*, LBS(-17dB) 20W

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. Bristol Kings Weston 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.

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Wednesday, 1 May 2019
Transmitter engineering
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8:09 AM

BRISTOL KINGS WESTON transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 00:10 today to 05:36 today, HD Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 00:10 today to 05:36 today. [BBC]

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Thursday, 2 May 2019
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5:09 AM

BRISTOL KINGS WESTON transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 00:10 yesterday to 05:36 yesterday, HD Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 00:10 yesterday to 05:36 yesterday. [BBC]

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Friday, 3 May 2019
Transmitter engineering
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BRISTOL KINGS WESTON transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 00:10 on 01 May to 05:36 on 01 May, HD Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 00:10 on 01 May to 05:36 on 01 May. [BBC]

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Wednesday, 5 June 2019
Transmitter engineering
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5:09 AM

BRISTOL KINGS WESTON transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 00:08 today, HD Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 00:08 today. [BBC]

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BRISTOL KINGS WESTON transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 00:08 today to 05:46 today, HD Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 00:08 today to 05:46 today. [BBC]

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Thursday, 6 June 2019
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BRISTOL KINGS WESTON transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 00:08 yesterday to 05:46 yesterday, HD Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 00:08 yesterday to 05:46 yesterday. [BBC]

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Friday, 7 June 2019
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BRISTOL KINGS WESTON transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 00:08 on 05 Jun to 05:46 on 05 Jun, HD Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 00:08 on 05 Jun to 05:46 on 05 Jun. [BBC]

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Wednesday, 8 January 2020
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David Ward
7:49 PM

We have two TVs in our house, both connected to our aerial aligned to Bristol Kings Weston transmitter. Usually we have good reception on all channels on both TVs.

Recently, we have been getting poor reception ( pixellation, breaks in sound etc) on BBC1, BBC2, BBC 4, BBC News, BBC Parliament (all things on the BBC A Mux) on one of the two TVs -this is a small JVC TV about 1 year old. Other channels on that TV seem OK.

Our other TV, which is a large Samsung about 4 years old, still has good reception on ALL channels.

The JVC TV has a signal strength/quality indicator which shows quality of 50-60% on BBC A Mux, but 100% on all the other Mux. The Samsung does not have the same signal strength/quality indicator, but does show a bit error level of zero on BBC1, BBC 2 etc.

Could it be a temporary signal quality problem on the BBCA Mux from Kings Weston, that is enough to upset the JVC TV but not the Samsung? Do I need to report this? How do I do that?



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Thursday, 9 January 2020
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Chris.SE
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1:37 AM

David Ward:

When comparing the JVC 'Quality' and the Samsung 'Bit Error Rate' are you doing this at exactly the same time? Is the JVC still the same now?
The reason for asking is there's been some Tropospheric Propagation over recent days which has affected TV reception for lots of people in varying parts of the country at varying times. It may be that the JVC tuner is not quite as good as the Samsung at decoding the signal under certain interference conditions.

Other possibilities - What is the Signal strength on the JVC, and is there a strength reading for the Samsung? It's possible that if there is interference coming in, it might just be enough in addition to the usual signals to cause some tuner front end overload.

Also check all your coax connections. I assume you have some sort of splitter to give the two outputs, try swapping them over, likewise check out any flyleads by swapping if you don't have a spare. It is possible for such faults etc to affect only one multiplex.

I would have thought it unlikely there's any fault at the transmitter, I would have expected to see more people with problems, I can't find anything reported by the BBC or Freeview, and the transmitter isn't listed for Planned Engineering.

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