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The symbol shows the location of the Eardiston (Worcestershire, 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 Eardiston (Worcestershire, England) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Eardiston 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
C54 (738.0MHz)121mDTG-32W
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1 BBC One (SD) West Midlands, 2 BBC Two England, 9 BBC Four, 201 CBBC SD, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, 250 BBC Red Button, plus 18 others

PSB2
D3+4
 V max
C49 (698.0MHz)121mDTG-32W
Channel icons
3 ITV (SD) (Central (West micro region)), 4 Channel 4 (SD) Midlands ads, 5 Channel 5 (SD), 6 ITV 2, 10 ITV3, 13 E4, 14 Film4, 15 Channel 4 +1 Midlands ads, 18 More4, 24 ITV4, 33 ITV +1 (Central west), 45 Film4 +1,

PSB3
BBCB
 V max
C58 (770.0MHz)121mDTG-62W
Channel icons
86 More4 +1, 101 BBC One HD (England no regional news), 102 BBC Two HD (England), 103 ITV HD (ITV Central West), 104 Channel 4 HD Midlands 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 60 Freeview channels?

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The Eardiston (Worcestershire, England) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: 4Music, 4seven, 4seven HD, 5SELECT, 5Spike, 5STAR, 5STAR +1, 5USA, 5USA +1, AlJazeera English (SD), Aljazeera English HD, BBC Four HD, BBC News HD, Blaze, Blaze +1, CBeebies HD, CBS Drama, CBS Justice, CBS Reality, CBS Reality +1, Challenge, Channel 4+1 HD, Channel 5 +1, CITV, Dave, Dave ja vu, DMAX, Drama, E4 +1, Food Network, Forces TV, Freesports, Home, Horror Channel, ITV2 +1, ITV3 +1, ITV4 +1, ITVBe +1, Together TV +1, Movies4Men, NOW 80s, Now 90s, Paramount Network, PBS America, pick, Pick +1, Quest +1, Quest Red, Quest Red +1, Really, RT HD, Sewing Quarter, Sky News, Smithsonian Channel HD, Sony Movie Channel, Talking Pictures TV, TCC, Together TV, Yesterday, YourTV.

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 Eardiston transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Midlands Today 2.9m homes 10.9%
from Birmingham B1 1RF, 40km east-northeast (63°)
to BBC West Midlands region - 66 masts.
regional news image
ITV Central News 2.9m homes 10.9%
from Birmingham B1 2JT, 40km east-northeast (62°)
to ITV Central (West) region - 65 masts.
All of lunch, weekend and 80% evening news is shared with Central (East)

How will the Eardiston (Worcestershire, England) transmission frequencies change over time?

1984-971997-981998-20112011-132013-182013-171 Mar 2018-
C/D EC/D EC/D EC/D E TC/D E TC/D E TC/D E T
C49tv_offD3+4D3+4D3+4D3+4
C54tv_offC4wavesC4wavesC4wavesBBCABBCABBCABBCA
C58tv_offBBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBCBBBCBBBCBBBCB
C61ITVwavesITVwavesITVwaves
C64BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2waves

tv_off Being removed from Freeview (for 5G use) by 30 June 2020 - more
Table shows multiplexes names see this article;
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Notes: + and - denote 166kHz offset; aerial group are shown as A B C/D E K W T
waves denotes analogue; digital switchover was 6 Apr 11 and 20 Apr 11.

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

Analogue 1-4 6W
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-4.8dB) 2W

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

Feb 1956-Jul 1968Associated TeleVision†
Feb 1956-Jul 1968Associated British Corporation◊
Jul 1968-Dec 1981Associated TeleVision
Jan 1982-Feb 2004Central Independent 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. Eardiston 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
Thursday, 7 April 2011
Transmitter engineering
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3:36 PM

EARDISTON transmitter - Analogue BBC ONE Off Air; DSO related from 10:19 yesterday to 10:43 yesterday [BBC]

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Sunday, 18 September 2011
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phil
11:10 AM

I have just laid a coax extension to another room using a splitter box connected directly into the masthead amp power source, where it went ito the freeview bax, It initially worked then just stopped, after I had tuned in the second TV. I can only now get some of the BBC channels but only when connected directly to the areial and none of the ITV channels, I'm located in Bewdley Worcestershire DY12. Can you shed any light on this please.

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7:28 PM

phil: Kidderminster or The Wrekin are indicated as covering your area, Kidderminster being a Freeview light PSB only transmitter and with you only being able to receive BBC1 until the 21st of the month, and so it "might" be this station that you are picking up.

The point that puzzles me is that Kidderminster's BBC1 is on Mux Ch61 whereas The Wrekin BBC1 is on Mux Ch26, and most boxes lock onto the lowest channel number with a suitably strong signal, unless that is they have a region selection facility.

Anyway, what to try is carry out a fresh scan without the aerial connected, this to blank the memory out, the re-connect the aerial and carry out another re-scan, giving an update on the result.

Another small point being the connection you made. If you are splitting a signal its preferable to do it using a powered splitter, as this gives each set the same signal as well as isolating them from each other, so the output from your mast head amp power unit should really go to the input of a two way powered splitter, then use the outputs to feed both places.

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Wednesday, 12 March 2014
Transmitter engineering
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6:29 PM

EARDISTON transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Reduced Quality from 17:38 today. [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering
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8:26 PM

EARDISTON transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Reduced Quality from 18:54 today, BBC Digital TV Reduced Quality from 17:38 today to 17:54 today, HD Digital TV Reduced Quality from 18:54 today. [BBC]

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9:29 PM

EARDISTON transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Reduced Quality from 17:38 today to 17:54 today, BBC Digital TV Reduced Quality from 18:54 today, HD Digital TV Reduced Quality from 18:54 today. [BBC]

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Thursday, 13 March 2014
Transmitter engineering
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1:27 AM

EARDISTON transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Reduced Quality from 17:38 yesterday to 17:54 yesterday, BBC Digital TV Reduced Quality from 18:54 yesterday, HD Digital TV Reduced Quality from 18:54 yesterday. [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering
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9:20 AM

EARDISTON transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Reduced Quality from 18:54 yesterday to 04:25 today, BBC Digital TV Reduced Quality from 06:39 today, BBC Digital TV Reduced Quality from 17:38 yesterday to 17:54 yesterday, HD Digital TV Reduced Quality from 18:54 yesterday to 04 [BBC]

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10:24 AM

EARDISTON transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Reduced Quality from 06:39 today, BBC Digital TV Reduced Quality from 17:38 yesterday to 17:54 yesterday, BBC Digital TV Reduced Quality from 18:54 yesterday to 04:25 today, HD Digital TV Reduced Quality from 06:39 today, HD Digit [BBC]

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3:29 PM

EARDISTON transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Reduced Quality from 18:54 yesterday to 04:25 today, BBC Digital TV Reduced Quality from 17:38 yesterday to 17:54 yesterday, BBC Digital TV Reduced Quality from 06:39 today, HD Digital TV Reduced Quality from 18:54 yesterday to 04 [BBC]

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