Full Freeview on the Caldbeck (Cumbria, England) transmitter
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The symbol shows the location of the Caldbeck (Cumbria, England) transmitter which serves 120,000 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 Caldbeck (Cumbria, England) transmitter.
Which Freeview channels does the Caldbeck 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.
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
H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)
Which BBC and ITV regional news can I watch from the Caldbeck transmitter?
BBC Look North (Newcastle) 1.6m homes 6.0%
from Newcastle NE99 2NE, 97km east-northeast
to BBC North East and Cumbria region - 70 masts.
ITV Lookaround 0.2m homes 0.7%
from Carlisle CA1 3NT, 17km northeast
to ITV Border England region - 33 masts.
All of lunch, weekend and 50% evening news is shared with Tyne Tees
Are there any self-help relays?
|Boreland||Active deflector||25 km NE Dumfries||22 homes School|
|Carsphairn||Transposer||35 km SE Ayr||84 homes|
|Crosby Garrett||Active deflector||35 km N Dumbarton||42 homes|
|Deepdale||Active deflector||20 km SW Penrith||20 homes|
|Eskdalemuir B||Active deflector||45 km NW Carlisle||31 homes|
|Keld||Active deflector||30 km E Sedbergh||17 homes|
|Stainton||Transposer||8km W Penrith||251 homes (low lying area of housing)|
How will the Caldbeck (Cumbria, England) transmission frequencies change over time?
|years||1961~85||1984-97||1997-98||1998-2009||2009-13||2013-18||2013-17||31st Dec 2019-|
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orange background for multiplexes names more
green background for transmission frequencies
lilac background for power levels in watts
800MHz band: 4G mobile started in 2013
700MHz band: 4G from 30 June 2020more
600MHz band: new or moved digital TV services more
Notes: + and - denote 166kHz offset; aerial group are shown as A B C/D E K W
Italics for analogue, digital switchover was Wednesdays 24th June and 22nd July 2009.
How do the old analogue and currrent digital signal levels compare?
|BBCA, D3+4, BBCB, PSB3 sc||(-7dB) 100kW|
|SDN, ARQA, ARQB, PSB1 sc, PSB2 sc||(-10dB) 50kW|
|Mux 2*, Mux A*||(-15.2dB) 15kW|
|Analogue 5, Mux 1*||(-17dB) 10kW|
|Mux B*||(-21.9dB) 3.2kW|
|Mux C*, Mux D*||(-24.9dB) 1.6kW|
Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Caldbeck transmitter area
Is the transmitter output the same in all directions?Radiation patterns withheld
Harold : The change to the region data on COM7/8 was made several months ago in preparation for COM7/8 becoming single frequency networks (SFN). It would appear that some older receivers are unable to cope properly with this change (you aren't the only person to have this problem).
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It all depends on where you live and what transmitter your receive Freeview from. There are over 1100 transmittters around the UK and most are relay (Freeview Light) transmitters that have a limited number of multiplexes, usually 3. Only the Full Service transmitters have at least 6 multiplexes and only 30 of those have the additional temporary multiplexes for COM7 and COM8.
The only way to tell is if you give a full post code for your location. Then we can look up which of the transmitters are receivable at your location and hence tell what channels you might get.
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