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The symbol shows the location of the Calne (Wiltshire, England) transmitter which serves 6,400 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 Calne (Wiltshire, England) transmitter.

Choose from three options: ■ List by multiplex ■ List by channel number ■ List by channel name
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Which Freeview channels does the Calne 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.

MuxH/VFrequencyHeightModeWatts
PSB1
BBCA
 V max
C24 (498.0MHz)136mDTG-320W
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
C27 (522.0MHz)136mDTG-320W
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), 45 Film4 +1,

PSB3
BBCB
 V max
C21+ (474.2MHz)136mDTG-620W
Channel icons
86 More4 +1, 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,

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

Are you trying to watch these 61 Freeview channels?

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the effected channels
the effected channels
the effected channels
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The Calne (Wiltshire, England) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: 4Music, 4seven, 4seven HD, 5SELECT, 5Spike, 5STAR, 5STAR +1, 5USA, 5USA +1, Aljazeera English HD, BBC Four HD, BBC News HD, Blaze, Blaze +1, CBeebies HD, CBS Drama, CBS Justice, CBS Reality, CBS Reality +1, Challenge, Channel 4+1 HD, Channel 5 +1, CITV, Dave, Dave ja vu, DMAX, Drama, E4 +1, Food Network, Forces TV, Freesports, Home, Horror Channel, ITV2 +1, ITV3 +1, ITV4 +1, ITVBe +1, Quest HD, Movies4Men, NOW 80s, Now 90s, Paramount Network, PBS America, pick, Pick +1, Quest +1, Quest Red, Quest Red +1, Really, RT HD, Sewing Quarter, Sky News, Smithsonian Channel HD, Sony Movie Channel, Talking Pictures TV, TCC, Together, True Entertainment, True Movies, Yesterday, YourTV.

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 Calne transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Points West 0.9m homes 3.4%
from Bristol BS8 2LR, 42km west (276°)
to BBC West region - 60 masts.
regional news image
ITV West Country News (East) 0.9m homes 3.4%
from Bristol BS4 3HG, 39km west (273°)
to ITV West region - 61 masts.
All of lunch, weekend and 50% evening news is shared with West Country (West)

How will the Calne (Wiltshire, England) transmission frequencies change over time?

1984-971997-981998-20102010-132013-182013-175 Jun 2019
A K TA K TA K TA K TA K TA K TA K T
C21BBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1waves+BBCB+BBCB+BBCBBBCB
C24ITVwavesITVwavesITVwavesBBCABBCABBCABBCA
C27BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2wavesD3+4D3+4D3+4D3+4
C31C4wavesC4wavesC4waves

tv_off Being removed from Freeview (for 5G use) by 30 June 2020 - more
Table shows multiplexes names see this article;
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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 50W
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-4dB) 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. Calne 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.

Comments
Tuesday, 27 February 2018
Transmitter engineering
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7:29 AM

CALNE transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 00:14 today to 04:27 today, HD Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 00:14 today to 04:28 today. [BBC]

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Wednesday, 28 February 2018
Transmitter engineering
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4:30 AM

CALNE transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 00:14 yesterday to 04:27 yesterday, HD Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 00:14 yesterday to 04:28 yesterday. [BBC]

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Thursday, 1 March 2018
Transmitter engineering
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4:30 AM

CALNE transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 00:14 on 27 Feb to 04:27 on 27 Feb, HD Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 00:14 on 27 Feb to 04:28 on 27 Feb. [BBC]

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Thursday, 14 June 2018
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Linda Farrell
9:03 AM
Calne

My post code is SN11 9UN. I have no BBC channels available and the other terrestrial channels I have a poor signal message come up on all the TV's I have checked Freeview and. My digital channels are fine. I have BT box and aerial which up until now worked perfectly .



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StevensOnln1
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10:18 AM

Linda Farrell: Have you checked for any loose or damaged cables or connections behind your TV and BT box? Do not attempt to retune.

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Sunday, 9 December 2018
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David Leard
5:04 PM
Calne

I have always received 45 channels on Freeview from the Calne transmitter. Two days ago I lost ITV, Channel 4, 5, Film4 plus others and after retuning, three times, can now only receive 32 channels. Why?
My postcode is SN11 0QS and the aerial is in the loft. I have not had problems previously.

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StevensOnln1
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7:18 PM

David Leard: You most likely have a fault in your aerial system, so retuning was a bad idea as you've now deleted those channels which were already correctly tuned. Have you checked for any loose or damaged cables or connections behind your TV? What signal strength and quality readings do you get on the channels which are still working? Please provide a full postcode so that we can see where you are in relation to the transmitter and your predicted coverage etc.

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Tuesday, 11 December 2018
MikeP
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12:04 AM

David Leard:

Please check all your aerial cables and connections, as suggested by StevensOnln1. Also unplug all the coaxial aerial plugs and sockets and then refit, that will clear any possible corrosion./oxidation from the contacts that is a well known cause of such problems.

In Holly Close you are very close to the transmitter, you can see it just up the hill behind the school, so please ensure that the signal strengths are not too high, they should ideally be between 60% and 85%.



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Thursday, 3 January 2019
Transmitter engineering
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5:09 PM

CALNE transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 14:16 today to 14:18 today, HD Digital TV Off Air from 14:16 today to 14:18 today. FM: Radio 1 FM Off Air from 14:15 today to 14:18 today, Radio 2 FM Off Air from 14:15 today to 14:18 today, Radio 3 FM Off Air from 14 [BBC]

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Friday, 4 January 2019
Transmitter engineering
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5:09 AM

CALNE transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 14:16 yesterday to 14:18 yesterday, HD Digital TV Off Air from 14:16 yesterday to 14:18 yesterday. FM: Radio 1 FM Off Air from 14:15 yesterday to 14:18 yesterday, Radio 2 FM Off Air from 14:15 yesterday to 14:18 yeste [BBC]

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