Freeview Light on the Chalford (Gloucestershire, England) transmitter
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The symbol shows the location of the Chalford (Gloucestershire, England) transmitter which serves 1,000 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 Chalford (Gloucestershire, England) transmitter.
Which Freeview channels does the Chalford 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.
Are you trying to watch these 44 Freeview channels?
The Chalford (Gloucestershire, England) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: 4seven, 5Action, 5STAR, 5USA, Al Jazeera Eng, Al Jazeera English, Blaze, Blaze +1, Challenge, Channel 5 +1, Dave, Dave ja vu, DMAX, Drama +1, E4 Extra, YAAAS!, Film4 +1, Food Network, GREAT! action, GREAT! christmas, GREAT! movies extra, GREAT! movies, HGTV, HobbyMaker, ITV2 +1, ITV3 +1, ITV4 +1, ITVBe +1, Legend, PBS America, Quest +1, Quest Red, Really, Sky Mix, Sky News, Talking Pictures TV, TCC, That's 90s, That's Christmas, Together TV, TRUE CRIME, TRUE CRIME XTRA, W, Yesterday +1.
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 Chalford transmitter?
BBC Points West 0.9m homes 3.4%
from Bristol BS8 2LR, 41km southwest (228°)
to BBC West region - 60 masts.
How will the Chalford (Gloucestershire, 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?
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Chalford Vale transmitter : Can you tell or predict, when we are scheduled to recieve all freeview programmes. We are still without ITV3, ITV4, Film4, What other channels or programmes are forecast for our transmitter soon please advise.
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Fred's: mapF's Freeview map terrainF's terrain plot wavesF's frequency data F's Freeview Detailed Coverage
I live at GL6 8JB.
Digital reception is perfect during the day and all freeview stations are received.
Every evening from about 1900hours there is intermittent interference and the picture breaks down into pixels. After a few minutes the picture is perfect but will breakdown again 5/10 minutes later.
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Hugh's: mapH's Freeview map terrainH's terrain plot wavesH's frequency data H's Freeview Detailed Coverage
Hugh Froggatt: At this time of year, 7pm is a bit early in the day for it to be down to tropospheric enhancement (see Tropospheric DX Modes for the meaning of this term). I'd look for sources of impulse interference, such as thermostats switching on and off. When is your central heating or hot water controller set to turn on? Try adjusting the temperature on the thermostat to see if clicking it on or off affects the TV reception.
If it does, there are two things you can do. First, replace the thermostat to reduce the amount of electrical noise it produces when it switches. Second, replace the cabling to the aerial with 'satellite-grade' cable. This has much better screening than the 'low-loss coax' typically used for household aerial cabling before digital services started.
The channels used by the Chalford transmitter are also used by the Ridge Hill transmitter, which is beyond a few hills. In the right weather conditions - causing enhancement or ducting - they could travel far enough to interfere. In ducting conditions you might also get some interference from Sandy Heath, and particularly Rowridge once it starts high-power transmissions next March. Digital UK show a drop in probability for reliable reception from 86% now to 28% next March.
Digital UK's predictor reckons you'd have a higher probability of reliable service from Oxford once it switches over in September.
If you had Freeview before switchover, you could be using Mendip. DUK are showing this as poor for the PSB multiplexes at present, with the COM muxes as good but going poor in March. It's not clear to me why that should be, as you appear to have line-of-sight to Mendip.
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