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The symbol shows the location of the Congleton (Cheshire East, England) transmitter which serves 2,600 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 Congleton (Cheshire East, 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 Congleton 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
C44 (658.0MHz)159mDTG-340W
Channel icons
1 BBC One (SD) North West, 2 BBC Two England, 9 BBC Four, 201 CBBC, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, 250 BBC Red Button, plus 16 others

PSB2
D3+4
 V max
C41+ (634.2MHz)159mDTG-340W
Channel icons
3 ITV (SD) (Granada), 4 Channel 4 (SD) North ads, 5 Channel 5 (SD), 6 ITV 2, 10 ITV3, 13 E4, 14 Film4, 15 Channel 4 +1 North ads, 18 More4, 24 ITV4, 33 ITV +1 (Granada),

PSB3
BBCB
 V max
C47 (682.0MHz)159mDTG-640W
Channel icons
101 BBC One HD (England no regional news), 102 BBC Two HD (England), 103 ITV HD (ITV Granada), 104 Channel 4 HD North 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 58 Freeview channels?

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

The Congleton (Cheshire East, England) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: 4Music, 4seven, 4seven HD, 5SELECT, 5STAR, 5STAR +1, 5USA, 5USA +1, Aljazeera English, BBC Four HD, BBC News HD, Blaze, Blaze +1, CBeebies HD, CBS Drama, CBS Justice +1, CBS Reality, CBS Reality +1, Challenge, Channel 4+1 HD, Channel 5 +1, CITV, Dave, Dave ja vu, DMAX, Drama, E4 +1, Film4 +1, Food Network, Forces TV, FreeSports HD, HGTV, Horror Channel, ITV2 +1, ITV3 +1, ITV4 +1, ITVBe +1, Together TV +1, More4 +1, NOW 80s, Now 90s, Paramount Network +1, PBS America +1, pick, Pick +1, Quest +1, Quest Red, Quest Red +1, Really, RT HD, Shopping Quarter , Sky News, Smithsonian Channel, Sony Movies Action, Talking Pictures TV, TCC, Together, Yesterday.

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 Congleton transmitter?

regional news image
BBC North West Tonight 3.1m homes 11.8%
from Salford M50 2QH, 36km north (351°)
to BBC North West region - 92 masts.
regional news image
ITV Granada Reports 3.1m homes 11.6%
from Salford M50 2EQ, 36km north (351°)
to ITV Granada region - 80 masts.

How will the Congleton (Cheshire East, England) transmission frequencies change over time?

1984-971997-981998-20092009-132013-182013-1731 Mar 2018-
B E TB E TB E TB E K TB E K TB E K TB E K T
C41ITVwavesITVwavesITVwaves+D3+4+D3+4+D3+4D3+4
C44BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBCABBCABBCABBCA
C47C4wavesC4wavesC4wavesBBCBBBCBBBCBBBCB
C51tv_offBBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1waves

tv_off Being removed from Freeview (for 5G use) by 30 June 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 4 Nov 09 and 2 Dec 09.

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

Analogue 1-4 200W
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-7dB) 40W

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Winter Hill transmitter area

May 1956-Jul 1968Granada Television†
May 1956-Jul 1968Associated British Corporation◊
Jul 1968-Feb 2004Granada 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. Congleton 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, 2 August 2011
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

4:40 AM

CONGLETON transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air from 13:51 yesterday to 14:26 yesterday HD Digital TV Off Air from 13:51 yesterday to 14:26 yesterday [BBC] Over the next week Congleton relay: TV (analogue) working normally, TV (digital) Service Shutdowns, Radio (analogue) working normally, Radio (digital) working normally. [DUK]

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Transmitter engineering
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3:54 PM

CONGLETON transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air from 13:51 yesterday to 14:26 yesterday HD Digital TV Off Air from 13:51 yesterday to 14:26 yesterday [BBC] Over the next week Congleton relay: TV (analogue) closed, TV (digital) Service Shutdowns, Radio (analogue) working normally, no digital radio. [DUK]

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Wednesday, 3 August 2011
Transmitter engineering
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4:38 AM

CONGLETON transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air from 13:51 on 01 Aug to 14:26 on 01 Aug HD Digital TV Off Air from 13:51 on 01 Aug to 14:26 on 01 Aug [BBC] Over the next week Congleton relay: TV (analogue) closed, TV (digital) Service Shutdowns, Radio (analogue) working normally, no digital radio. [DUK]

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Thursday, 4 August 2011
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

5:22 PM

CONGLETON transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air from 13:51 on 01 Aug to 14:26 on 01 Aug HD Digital TV Off Air from 13:51 on 01 Aug to 14:26 on 01 Aug [BBC] Over the next week Congleton relay: no digital TV, TV (digital) Service Shutdowns, Radio (analogue) working normally, no digital radio. [DUK]

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Transmitter engineering
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7:08 PM

CONGLETON transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air from 13:51 on 01 Aug to 14:26 on 01 Aug HD Digital TV Off Air from 13:51 on 01 Aug to 14:26 on 01 Aug [BBC] Over the next week Congleton relay: no analogue TV, TV (digital) Service Shutdowns, Radio (analogue) working normally, no digital radio. [DUK]

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Saturday, 6 August 2011
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

4:35 AM

CONGLETON transmitter - Over the next week Congleton relay: no analogue TV, TV (digital) Service Shutdowns, Radio (analogue) working normally, no digital radio. [DUK]

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Sunday, 7 August 2011
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Ian Turner
9:39 AM
Congleton

Hi CW12 1LY
I get some signal loss problems on all my HD digital channels.(about two three times in 1/2 hour. My post code is CW12 1LY are any transmitter improvements due in my area?
Loft Aerial my aerial supplier says should be ok.

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Monday, 8 August 2011
Briantist
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12:15 PM

Ian Turner: Loft aerials can be problematic, but have a look at Freeview intermittent interference | ukfree.tv - independent free digital TV advice please/

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jb38
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10:04 PM

Ian Turner: There is also another aspect that has to be taken into consideration, that being, whether your aerial installer has pointed your aerial at the local "light" (limited channels) Freeview transmitter at Congleton, or the main full Station at Winter Hill? as both these stations indicate good reception using your post code.

A way to check this being, whilst on the BBC HD channel to go into the tuning menu section / signal check indicator and observe what Mux channel number is seen, if its Congleton then it should show Ch47, but if Winter hill its Ch54.

Once this is known, then have look inside the loft hatch and check that if the Mux channel seen on the test was 47 that the aerial has been mounted vertically, (elements top to bottom) whereas with Ch54
applying it should be horizontal.

However before trying this test have a look up in the 800 ranges and check to see if any BBC HD channel shown up there is stronger, if it is then check the Mux number as it may require you to manually tune the TV to get it to the correct EPG position. (if this applies!). (Ch47 bu) 

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Thursday, 15 December 2011
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

10:30 AM

CONGLETON transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air from 09:13 today HD Digital TV Off Air from 09:13 today [BBC]

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