Full Freeview on the Bristol Kings Weston (City of Bristol, England) transmitter
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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 problemsThe BBC and Digital UK report there are no faults or engineering work on the Bristol Kings Weston (City of Bristol, England) transmitter.
Which Freeview channels does the Bristol Kings Weston 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.
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 700 BBC Radio 1, 701 BBC Radio 1Xtra, 702 BBC Radio 2, 703 BBC Radio 3, 704 BBC Radio 4 (FM), 705 BBC Radio 5 Live, 706 BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra, 707 BBC Radio 6 Music, 708 BBC Radio 4 Extra, 709 BBC Asian Network, 710 BBC World Service, 719 BBC Bristol (BBC local radio), 721 BBC Wiltshire (BBC local radio), 722 BBC Somerset (BBC local radio), 734 BBC Solent for Dorset (BBC local radio), 735 BBC Gloucestershire (BBC local radio),
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),
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,
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 Television X, CCTV, CONNECT 4, Juwelo UK, 16 QVC, 85 Hochanda, 252 Kiss Chat & Date, 253 Proud Dating, 261 Racing UK, 263 SonLife, 264 VisionTV, 265 Planet Knowledge, 269 Arise News, 270 Loveworld, 670 ADULT Section (start), 675 ADULT PARTY, 679 ADULT Studio 66, 680 ADULT Xpanded2, 724 Capital FM London, 727 Absolute Radio, 728 Heart,
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 23 Create & Craft, 43 Gems TV, 49 TJC, 65 TBN UK, 673 ADULT smileTV3, 678 ADULT Xpanded TV, 723 talkSPORT, 730 RNIB Connect, 731 Classic FM, 732 LBC,
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 22 Ideal World, 35 QVC Beauty, 36 QVC Style, 206 Pop, 672 ADULT smileTV2, 674 ADULT Babestn, 699 ADULT Section, 711 Hits Radio, 712 KISS FRESH, 713 Kiss FM, 714 KISSTORY, 715 Magic, 716 heat, 717 Kerrang!, 718 Smooth RadioUK, 725 Premier Radio,
from 22nd September 2014: 7 Made in Bristol,
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 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?
BBC Points West 0.9m homes 3.4%
from Bristol BS8 2LR, 5km southeast (141°)
to BBC West region - 60 masts.
How will the Bristol Kings Weston (City of Bristol, England) transmission frequencies change over time?
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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?
|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|
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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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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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