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Freeview Light on the Chalford Vale (Gloucestershire, England) transmitter

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The symbol shows the location of the Chalford Vale (Gloucestershire, England) transmitter which serves less than 500 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 Chalford Vale (Gloucestershire, England) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Chalford Vale 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
C43 (650.0MHz)146mDTG-33W
Channel icons
1 BBC One (SD) West, 2 BBC Two England, 9 BBC Four, 201 CBBC, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, 601 BBC Red Button, plus 16 others

PSB2
D3+4
 V max
C46 (674.0MHz)146mDTG-33W
Channel icons
3 ITV (SD) (West), 4 Channel 4 (SD) South ads, 5 Channel 5, 6 ITV 2, 10 ITV3, 13 E4, 14 Film4, 15 Channel 4 +1 South ads, 18 More4, 24 ITV4, 33 ITV +1 (West),

PSB3
BBCB
 V max
C40 (626.0MHz)146mDTG-63W
Channel icons
74 Shopping Quarter , 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, plus 1 others

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 51 Freeview channels?

the effected channels
the effected channels
the effected channels
the effected channels

The Chalford Vale (Gloucestershire, England) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: 4Music, 4seven, 5SELECT, 5STAR, 5USA, Aljazeera English, BBC Four HD, BBC News HD, Blaze, Blaze +1, CBeebies HD, CBS Drama, CBS Justice, CBS Reality, Together TV +1, Challenge, Channel 5 +1, CITV, Dave, Dave ja vu, DMAX, Drama, E4 +1, Film4 +1, Food Network, Forces TV, FreeSports, HGTV, Horror Channel, ITV2 +1, ITV3 +1, ITV4 +1, ITVBe +1, More4 +1, NOW 80s, Paramount Network, PBS America +1, pick, Quest +1, Quest Red, Quest Red +1, Really, RT HD, Sky Arts, Sky News, Smithsonian Channel, Sony Movies Action, Talking Pictures TV, TCC, Together TV, 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 Vale transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Points West 0.9m homes 3.4%
from Bristol BS8 2LR, 42km southwest (227°)
to BBC West region - 60 masts.
regional news image
ITV West Country News (East) 0.9m homes 3.4%
from Bristol BS4 3HG, 41km southwest (222°)
to ITV West region - 61 masts.
All of lunch, weekend and 50% evening news is shared with West Country (West)

How will the Chalford Vale (Gloucestershire, England) transmission frequencies change over time?

1984-971997-981998-20102010-135 Jun 2019
EEEB E TB E K T
C40 BBCB
C43ITVwavesITVwavesITVwavesBBCABBCA
C46BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2wavesD3+4D3+4
C50tv_offC4wavesC4wavesC4wavesBBCB
C68BBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1waves

tv_off Being removed from Freeview (for 5G use) after November 2020 - 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?

Analogue 1-4 8W
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-4.3dB) 3W

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. Chalford Vale 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.

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Tuesday, 24 September 2019
Transmitter engineering
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8:08 AM

CHALFORD VALE transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 03:42 today to 05:08 today. [BBC]

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Wednesday, 25 September 2019
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5:08 AM

CHALFORD VALE transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 03:42 yesterday to 05:08 yesterday. [BBC]

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Thursday, 26 September 2019
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5:08 AM

CHALFORD VALE transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 03:42 on 24 Sep to 05:08 on 24 Sep. [BBC]

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Tuesday, 18 February 2020
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4:29 PM

CHALFORD VALE transmitter - Freeview: Off the air due to a fault from 16 Feb 19:11 until 16 Feb 19:23. . [BBC]

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Thursday, 11 June 2020
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4:34 AM

CHALFORD VALE transmitter - Freeview: Weather conditions may be affecting your reception from 2 May 21:41 until 2 May 21:58. Weather conditions may be affecting your reception from 30 Apr 23:48 until 1 May 01:37. . [BBC]

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Saturday, 29 August 2020
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10:28 PM

CHALFORD VALE transmitter - Freeview: Off the air due to a fault from 29 Aug 09:14 until 29 Aug 09:16. . [BBC]

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Wednesday, 2 September 2020
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7:27 PM

CHALFORD VALE transmitter - Freeview: Off the air due to essential engineering from 1 Sep 08:38 until 1 Sep 14:54. Off the air due to a fault from 29 Aug 09:14 until 29 Aug 09:16. . [BBC]

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Sunday, 6 September 2020
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7:28 PM

CHALFORD VALE transmitter - Freeview: Off the air due to essential engineering from 1 Sep 08:38 until 1 Sep 14:54. . [BBC]

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Wednesday, 16 September 2020
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7:28 AM

CHALFORD VALE transmitter - Freeview: Off the air due to a fault from 15 Sep 19:29 until 15 Sep 19:48. . [BBC]

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Saturday, 3 October 2020
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7:28 AM

CHALFORD VALE transmitter - Freeview: Off the air due to a fault from 2 Oct 08:23 until 2 Oct 08:48. . [BBC]

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