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The symbol shows the location of the Chitterne (Wiltshire, 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.

Are there any planned engineering works or unexpected transmitter faults on the Chitterne (Wiltshire, England) mast?

CHITTERNE transmitter - Freeview: Poor quality due to a fault from 20 Sep 12:46 until 20 Sep 16:20. Weather conditions may be affecting your reception from 20 Sep 08:01 until 20 Sep 12:46. Off the air due to a fault from 20 Sep 05:48 until 20 Sep 07:42. Poor quality due to a BBC


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Which Freeview channels does the Chitterne 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)141mDTG-32W
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
C40 (626.0MHz)141mDTG-32W
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
C46 (674.0MHz)141mDTG-62W
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 Chitterne (Wiltshire, 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 Chitterne transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Points West 0.9m homes 3.4%
from Bristol BS8 2LR, 51km northwest (306°)
to BBC West region - 60 masts.
regional news image
ITV West Country News (East) 0.9m homes 3.4%
from Bristol BS4 3HG, 47km northwest (306°)
to ITV West region - 61 masts.
All of lunch, weekend and 50% evening news is shared with West Country (West)

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

1984-971997-981998-20102010-1331 Mar 2018-
B E TB E TB E TB E TB E K T
C40BBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1waves D3+4
C43ITVwavesITVwavesITVwavesBBCABBCA
C46BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBCBBBCB
C50tv_offC4wavesC4wavesC4wavesD3+4

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 10W
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-7dB) 2W

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. Chitterne 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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Sunday, 9 February 2020
Transmitter engineering
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7:28 PM

CHITTERNE transmitter - Freeview: Off the air due to a fault from 9 Feb 10:17 until 9 Feb 11:48. . [BBC]

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Monday, 17 February 2020
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4:34 AM

CHITTERNE transmitter - Freeview: Off the air due to a fault from 9 Feb 10:17 until 9 Feb 11:48. . [BBC]

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Tuesday, 7 July 2020
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1:28 PM

CHITTERNE transmitter - Freeview: Off the air due to essential engineering from 7 Jul 10:29 until 7 Jul 11:03. . [BBC]

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Thursday, 23 July 2020
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10:27 AM

CHITTERNE transmitter - Freeview: Weather conditions may be affecting your reception from 23 Jul 03:54 until 23 Jul 04:00. . [BBC]

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Friday, 31 July 2020
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4:33 AM

CHITTERNE transmitter - Freeview: Weather conditions may be affecting your reception from 23 Jul 03:54 until 23 Jul 04:00. . [BBC]

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Tuesday, 4 August 2020
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4:27 PM

CHITTERNE transmitter - Freeview: Off the air due to essential engineering from 4 Aug 10:05 until 4 Aug 12:23. . [BBC]

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Thursday, 17 September 2020
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7:28 AM

CHITTERNE transmitter - Freeview: Weather conditions may be affecting your reception from 16 Sep 08:19 until 16 Sep 12:23. Weather conditions may be affecting your reception from 15 Sep 22:36 until 16 Sep 05:40. . [BBC]

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Friday, 18 September 2020
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10:25 PM

CHITTERNE transmitter - Freeview: Weather conditions may be affecting your reception from 18 Sep 22:38. Weather conditions may be affecting your reception from 18 Sep 19:44 until 18 Sep 20:57. Off the air due to a fault from 18 Sep 13:28 until 18 Sep 13:33. Weather condition [BBC]

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Sunday, 20 September 2020
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10:28 AM

CHITTERNE transmitter - Freeview: Weather conditions may be affecting your reception from 20 Sep 08:01. Off the air due to a fault from 20 Sep 05:48 until 20 Sep 07:42. Poor quality due to a fault from 20 Sep 03:44 until 20 Sep 05:48. Weather conditions may be affecting your [BBC]

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Tuesday, 22 September 2020
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CHITTERNE transmitter - Freeview: Poor quality due to a fault from 20 Sep 12:46 until 20 Sep 16:20. Weather conditions may be affecting your reception from 20 Sep 08:01 until 20 Sep 12:46. Off the air due to a fault from 20 Sep 05:48 until 20 Sep 07:42. Poor quality due to a [BBC]

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