Full Freeview on the Bristol Kings Weston (City of Bristol, England) transmitter
|51.495,-2.654 or 51°29'41"N 2°39'14"W
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.
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)
The Bristol Kings Weston (City of Bristol, England) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: .
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 Bristol Kings Weston transmitter?
BBC Points West 0.9m homes 3.4%
from Bristol BS8 2LR, 5km southeast (140°)
to BBC West region - 60 masts.
How will the Bristol Kings Weston (City of Bristol, England) transmission frequencies change over time?
|30 Mar 2018
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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?
|SDN, ARQA, ARQB, BBCA, D3+4, BBCB
|Mux C*, Mux D*
|Mux 1*, Mux 2*, Mux A*, Mux B*, LBS
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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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