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Freeview Light on the Douglas (IoM) transmitter

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sa_gmapsGoogle mapsa_bingBing mapsa_gearthGoogle Earthsa_gps54.141,-4.492 or 54°8'29"N 4°29'32"W

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The symbol shows the location of the Douglas (IoM) transmitter which serves 17,000 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 problems

The BBC and Digital UK report there are no faults or engineering work on the Douglas (IoM) transmitter.

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

Which Freeview channels does the Douglas (IoM) 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
C53 (730.0MHz)192mDTG-31,000W
Channel icons
1 BBC One North West, 2 BBC Two England, 9 BBC Four, 120 CBBC, 121 CBeebies, 130 BBC News, 131 BBC Parliament, 601 BBC Red Button 1, plus 17 others

PSB2
D3+4
 V max
C60- (785.8MHz)192mDTG-31,000W
Channel icons
3 ITV (Granada), 4 Channel 4 North ads, 5 Channel 5, 6 ITV 2, 13 Channel 4 +1 North ads, 14 More4, 15 Film4, 24 ITV4, 28 E4, 33 ITV +1 (Granada),

PSB3
BBCB
 V max
C57 (762.0MHz)192mDTG-61,000W
Channel icons
45 Film4 +1, 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, 123 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 Douglas (IoM) 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 Douglas (IoM) transmitter?

regional news image
BBC North West Tonight 3.1m homes 11.8%
from Salford M50 2QH, 162km east-southeast
to BBC North West region - 92 masts.
regional news image
ITV Granada Reports 3.1m homes 11.6%
from Salford M50 2EQ, 162km east-southeast
to ITV Granada region - 80 masts.

How will the Douglas (IoM) transmission frequencies change over time?

years1950s~851984-971997-981998-20092009-1314/11/12-2013-18
aerial groupVHFC/D EC/D EC/D EC/D EC/D EC/D E
C5BBCtv
C48ITVITVITV
700C53BBCABBCABBCA
C56C4C4C4
C57BBCBBBCBBBCB
C60-D3+4-D3+4-D3+4
800C66BBC2BBC2BBC2
C68BBC1BBC1BBC1

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 Thursdays 18th June and 16th July 2009.

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

BBCA, D3+4, BBCB 1000W
Analogue 1-4(-24dB) 4W

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Douglas 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. Douglas (IoM) 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.

Is the transmitter output the same in all directions?

Radiation patterns withheld

Comments
Monday, 13 July 2015
Transmitter engineering
10:30 AM

DOUGLAS transmitter - MainPossible service interruptions [DUK]

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Transmitter engineering's 114,967 posts Owner Owner xx
Tuesday, 22 March 2016
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dawn allcote
6:36 AM

hi my post code is im92hh i bought a new smart tv and cant get any channels on it my old tv works fine and internet is fine but smart tv says check antenna conection could you email me what frequency we sould use or have any other ideas thank you

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dawn allcote's 1 post GB
Monday, 28 March 2016
Monday, 16 May 2016
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