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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
Thursday, 11 April 2013
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Mary Martin
12:31 AM
Frodsham

Many thanks for trying to help. It wasn't temporary. I tried on several days. Welsh channels are fine except for BBC 1 & 2 where the programmes are often different from our Granada TV Times. Rugby, Welsh festivals etc are not to our taste. We live near Helsby Hill & Granada reception is restricted to this transmitter. I'll try again tomorrow to see if we can get Granada back. Again many thanks for your comments. Much appreciated.

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Dave Lindsay
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12:51 AM

Mary Martin: If you unplug your aerial once the scan has got to 30% you will avoid it getting a chance to pick up the Welsh channels. All of Elton's channels are below the first 30%. This will give you the Public Service (PSB) channels which, as you know, are all Elton carries.

You may be able to receive the other channels (Commercial/COM ones) from the Welsh transmitter Moel-y-Parc. Only try to do this once you have run the scan through once with the aerial unplugged after 30%.

If your receiver has manual tuning then go to it and tune in UHF channels 51, 52 and 48.

If your receiver doesn't have manual tuning, but there is a function to add new services (or something similar) then run it with the hope that it will do another scan without wiping what's already been stored. That is, hopefully it will add the COM channels from Moel-y-Parc.

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Thursday, 23 October 2014
Transmitter engineering
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1:31 PM

ELTON transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 10:57 today to 10:58 today, HD Digital TV Off Air from 10:57 today to 10:58 today. [BBC]

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Friday, 24 October 2014
Transmitter engineering
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4:33 AM

ELTON transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 10:57 yesterday to 10:58 yesterday, HD Digital TV Off Air from 10:57 yesterday to 10:58 yesterday. [BBC]

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1:32 PM

ELTON transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 10:57 yesterday to 10:58 yesterday, BBC Digital TV Wrong Region from 10:58 yesterday to 11:01 yesterday, HD Digital TV Off Air from 10:57 yesterday to 10:58 yesterday, HD Digital TV Wrong Region from 10:58 yesterday t [BBC]

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Saturday, 25 October 2014
Transmitter engineering
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4:32 AM

ELTON transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 10:57 on 23 Oct to 10:58 on 23 Oct, BBC Digital TV Wrong Region from 10:58 on 23 Oct to 11:01 on 23 Oct, HD Digital TV Off Air from 10:57 on 23 Oct to 10:58 on 23 Oct, HD Digital TV Wrong Region from 10:58 on 23 Oct t [BBC]

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Sunday, 26 October 2014
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4:33 AM

ELTON transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Wrong Region from 10:58 on 23 Oct to 11:01 on 23 Oct, BBC Digital TV Off Air from 10:57 on 23 Oct to 10:58 on 23 Oct, HD Digital TV Wrong Region from 10:58 on 23 Oct to 11:01 on 23 Oct, HD Digital TV Off Air from 10:57 on 23 Oct t [BBC]

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7:34 AM

ELTON transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 10:57 on 23 Oct to 10:58 on 23 Oct, BBC Digital TV Wrong Region from 10:58 on 23 Oct to 11:01 on 23 Oct, HD Digital TV Wrong Region from 10:58 on 23 Oct to 11:01 on 23 Oct, HD Digital TV Off Air from 10:57 on 23 Oct t [BBC]

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2:24 PM

ELTON transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Wrong Region from 10:58 on 23 Oct to 11:01 on 23 Oct, BBC Digital TV Off Air from 10:57 on 23 Oct to 10:58 on 23 Oct, HD Digital TV Off Air from 10:57 on 23 Oct to 10:58 on 23 Oct, HD Digital TV Wrong Region from 10:58 on 23 Oct t [BBC]

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Friday, 26 February 2016
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10:32 AM

ELTON transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 09:32 today to 09:54 today, HD Digital TV Off Air from 09:32 today to 09:54 today. [BBC]

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