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Freeview Light on the Cirencester (Gloucestershire, England) transmitter

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sa_gmapsGoogle mapsa_bingBing mapsa_gearthGoogle Earthsa_gps51.750,-1.996 or 51°45'0"N 1°59'44"Wsa_postcodeGL7 7JD

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The symbol shows the location of the Cirencester (Gloucestershire, England) transmitter which serves 4,500 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 Cirencester (Gloucestershire, England) transmitter.

Choose from three options: ■ List by multiplex ■ List by channel number ■ List by channel name

Which Freeview channels does the Cirencester 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
C23 (490.0MHz)235mDTG-3100W
Channel icons
1 BBC One West, 2 BBC Two England, 9 BBC Four, 201 CBBC, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, 601 BBC RB 1, plus 17 others

PSB2
D3+4
 V max
C29 (538.0MHz)235mDTG-3100W
Channel icons
3 ITV (West), 4 Channel 4 South ads, 5 Channel 5, 6 ITV 2, 13 Channel 4 +1 South ads, 14 More4, 15 Film4, 24 ITV4, 24 ITV4 +1, 28 E4, 33 ITV +1 (West),

PSB3
BBCB
 V max
C26 (514.0MHz)235mDTG-6100W
Channel icons
45 Film4 +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 0 Freeview channels?


The Cirencester (Gloucestershire, England) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: .

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 Cirencester transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Points West 0.9m homes 3.4%
from Bristol BS8 2LR, 53km southwest
to BBC West region - 60 masts.
regional news image
ITV West Country News (East) 0.9m homes 3.4%
from Bristol BS4 3HG, 52km southwest
to ITV West region - 61 masts.
All of lunch, weekend and 50% evening news is shared with West Country (West)

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

years1984-971997-981998-20102010-132013-182013-1730th Jun 2019-
aerial groupA KA KA KA KA KA KA B C/D E K VHF
C23ITVITVITVBBCABBCABBCA
C26BBC2BBC2BBC2BBCBBBCBBBCB
C29C4C4C4D3+4D3+4D3+4
600C33BBC1BBC1BBC1

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 March and 7th April 2010.

How do the old analogue and currrent digital signal levels compare?

Analogue 1-4 250W
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-4dB) 100W

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. Cirencester 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
Monday, 19 June 2017
Transmitter engineering
5:32 AM

CIRENCESTER transmitter - Freeview: HD Digital TV Reduced Quality from 03:55 on 17 Jun to 04:10 on 17 Jun. [BBC]

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Tuesday, 25 July 2017
Transmitter engineering
11:32 PM

CIRENCESTER transmitter - Freeview: HD Digital TV Reduced Quality from 22:38 today to 22:40 today. [BBC]

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Wednesday, 26 July 2017
Transmitter engineering
5:32 AM

CIRENCESTER transmitter - Freeview: HD Digital TV Reduced Quality from 22:38 yesterday to 22:40 yesterday. [BBC]

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Thursday, 27 July 2017
Transmitter engineering
5:32 AM

CIRENCESTER transmitter - Freeview: HD Digital TV Reduced Quality from 22:38 on 25 Jul to 22:40 on 25 Jul. [BBC]

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Tuesday, 29 August 2017
Transmitter engineering
5:33 AM

CIRENCESTER transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Reduced Quality from 23:34 yesterday to 01:08 today, HD Digital TV Reduced Quality from 23:34 yesterday to 01:04 today. [BBC]

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Wednesday, 30 August 2017
Transmitter engineering
5:32 AM

CIRENCESTER transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Reduced Quality from 23:34 on 28 Aug to 01:08 yesterday, HD Digital TV Reduced Quality from 23:34 on 28 Aug to 01:04 yesterday. [BBC]

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Thursday, 31 August 2017
Transmitter engineering
5:32 AM

CIRENCESTER transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Reduced Quality from 23:34 on 28 Aug to 01:08 on 29 Aug, HD Digital TV Reduced Quality from 23:34 on 28 Aug to 01:04 on 29 Aug. [BBC]

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