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The symbol shows the location of the Elton (Cheshire West and Chester, 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 Elton (Cheshire West and Chester, England) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Elton 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
C27 (522.0MHz)25mDTG-313W
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, 601 BBC Red Button, plus 16 others

PSB2
D3+4
 V max
C24 (498.0MHz)25mDTG-313W
Channel icons
3 ITV (SD) (Granada), 4 Channel 4 (SD) North ads, 5 Channel 5, 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
C21+ (474.2MHz)25mDTG-613W
Channel icons
74 Shopping Quarter , 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 51 Freeview channels?

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

The Elton (Cheshire West and Chester, 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 Elton transmitter?

regional news image
BBC North West Tonight 3.1m homes 11.8%
from Salford M50 2QH, 42km northeast (55°)
to BBC North West region - 92 masts.
regional news image
ITV Granada Reports 3.1m homes 11.6%
from Salford M50 2EQ, 42km northeast (55°)
to ITV Granada region - 80 masts.

How will the Elton (Cheshire West and Chester, England) transmission frequencies change over time?

1984-971997-981998-20092009-1331 Mar 2018-
A K TA K TA K TA K TA K T
C21BBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1waves+BBCBBBCB
C24ITVwavesITVwavesITVwavesD3+4D3+4
C27BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBCABBCA
C31C4wavesC4wavesC4waves

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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 63W
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-6.9dB) 13W

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. Elton 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, 3 October 2011
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

1:40 PM

ELTON transmitter - Freeview HD Digital TV Off Air from 15:04 on 01 Oct to 16:45 on 01 Oct HD Digital TV Reduced Quality from 12:30 on 01 Oct to 15:04 on 01 Oct [BBC]

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Wednesday, 5 October 2011
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

10:41 AM

ELTON transmitter - Freeview HD Digital TV Reduced Quality from 12:30 on 01 Oct to 15:04 on 01 Oct HD Digital TV Off Air from 15:04 on 01 Oct to 16:45 on 01 Oct [BBC]

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Thursday, 5 January 2012
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

4:29 AM

ELTON transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air from 00:08 today HD Digital TV Off Air from 00:08 today [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering
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1:30 PM

ELTON transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air from 00:08 today to 11:57 today HD Digital TV Off Air from 00:08 today to 11:57 today [BBC]

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Friday, 6 January 2012
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

4:29 AM

ELTON transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air from 00:08 yesterday to 11:57 yesterday HD Digital TV Off Air from 00:08 yesterday to 11:57 yesterday [BBC]

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Saturday, 7 January 2012
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

4:29 AM

ELTON transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air from 00:08 on 05 Jan to 11:57 on 05 Jan HD Digital TV Off Air from 00:08 on 05 Jan to 11:57 on 05 Jan [BBC]

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Monday, 23 January 2012
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

11:28 AM

ELTON transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air from 06:46 on 21 Jan to 08:37 on 21 Jan HD Digital TV Off Air from 06:46 on 21 Jan to 08:37 on 21 Jan [BBC]

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Friday, 5 April 2013
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Mary Martin
12:46 PM
Frodsham

This morning I lost signal from Channels 21, 24 & 27 on my DVD recorder. I manually tune to avoid Wales with their different programming wrt BBC. Is this a permanent loss? Automatic tuning has now given me Welsh channels only.

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Michael
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12:56 PM

Mary Martin: Presumably it was a temporary problem, and you should be able to manually retune and get them back? At least you have the option of a Welsh transmitter if there's any problems.

On the 10th of April retune event at Winter Hill, the BBC channels will be lost until late afternoon, but should come back on their own.

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Dave Lindsay
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1:31 PM

Mary Martin: If you unplug your aerial when the automatic tuning scan gets to 30% it will avoid picking up the Welsh channels.

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