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The symbol shows the location of the Glossop (Derbyshire, England) transmitter which serves 13,000 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 Glossop (Derbyshire, England) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Glossop 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.

 V max
C28 (530.0MHz)310mDTG-50W
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1 BBC One (SD) North West, 2 BBC Two England, 9 BBC Four, 23 BBC Three, 201 CBBC, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, 250 BBC Red Button, plus 16 others

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C25 (506.0MHz)310mDTG-50W
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3 ITV 1 (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, 26 ITV4, 28 ITVBe, 30 E4 +1, 35 ITV1 +1 (Granada),

 V max
C22 (482.0MHz)310mDTG-50W
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46 5SELECT, 101 BBC One HD North West, 102 BBC Two HD England, 103 ITV 1 HD (ITV Granada), 104 Channel 4 HD North ads, 105 Channel 5 HD, 106 BBC Four HD, 109 BBC Three HD, 204 CBBC HD, 205 CBeebies HD, plus 1 others

H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)

Are you trying to watch these 45 Freeview channels?

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The Glossop (Derbyshire, England) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: 4seven, 5Action, 5STAR, 5USA, Al Jazeera Eng, Blaze, Blaze +1, CBS Reality, Challenge, Channel 5 +1, CITV, Dave, Dave ja vu, DMAX, Drama +1, E4 Extra, YAAAS!, Film4 +1, Food Network, GB News, GREAT! movies, Great! Movies Action, GREAT! romance, HGTV, HobbyMaker, HorrorXtra, ITV2 +1, ITV3 +1, ITV4 +1, ITVBe +1, Legend, PBS America, pick, Pop Player, Quest +1, Quest Red, Really, Sky News, Talking Pictures TV, TCC, That's 70s, That's TV , Together TV, W, 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 Glossop transmitter?

regional news image
BBC North West Tonight 3.1m homes 11.8%
from Salford M50 2QH, 23km west (276°)
to BBC North West region - 92 masts.
regional news image
ITV Granada Reports 3.1m homes 11.6%
from Salford M50 2EQ, 23km west (276°)
to ITV Granada region - 80 masts.

How will the Glossop (Derbyshire, England) transmission frequencies change over time?

1984-971997-981998-20092009-1331 Mar 2018-

tv_off Being removed from Freeview (for 5G use) after November 2020 / June 2022 - 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 250W
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-7dB) 50W

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. Glossop 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.

Monday, 18 February 2013
Phil Anderson
6:05 PM

Does Anybody know what is wrong and if so, does anybody know when we will be back on air

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Phil Anderson's 3 posts GB flag
6:24 PM

Transmission of digital TV suddenly stopped without warning at 13.45 today!? No explanation, no indication of when it will be restored. So the usual poor service for the license fee payers of Hadfield and Glossop. We only receive a fraction of the channels that others receive on Freeview yet we still pay the same fee!

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Dave Lindsay

7:10 PM

Stuart: If you refer to the Electricity North West website (today's name for the local power distribution operator) and enter the postcode for the Glossop transmitter you will find that there is a power outage.

The Licence Fee is required by law to be paid by anyone who watches TV. It does not mean that any terrestrial signal is available.

The Licence Fee goes exclusively to the BBC, and as a Public Service broadcaster you have access to the BBC. It is the Commercial networks which do not wish to invest in Glossop and 1,000 similar transmitters because they do not consider they offer a worthwhile return.

It is ridiculous for anyone to suggest that they should pay less to the BBC because other, non-connected, operators choose not to serve a particular area. The issue is that they were allowed to pick and choose in the first place and that they were not mandated to mirror the Public Service networks.

The main transmitters have additional power supplies and emergency back-up generators to keep them running if there is a local power cut. I cannot agree with any suggestion that the small transmitters like Glossop should also have generators as this will add to cost and make the Licence Fee even higher!

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Dave Lindsay's 5,724 posts GB flag
7:31 PM

well thanks Dave
It is a shame that the information you have posted is not at the top of this page. It looks like no TV for the Glossop area tonight.

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paul's 2 posts GB flag
Dave Lindsay

7:53 PM

According to ENWL faults page:

Street name: HILLTOP
Postcode: SK13 7QJ
Fault type: Current Fault
Information: We have a local line fault affecting your area. We believe that this affects your property. This fault is due to damage to our equipment. Our engineers are aware of the problem. And a team is currently travelling to site. We expect to restore power to most customers by 21:00 hours today. We expect that customers close to the point of damage will be restored by 05:30 hours Tuesday. This is our best estimate at this time and may change as additional information becomes available. We apologize for any inconvenience caused by this interruption. This message was updated at 17:35 hours today.
Estimated time of restoration: 19/02/2013 05:30
Estimated time of restoration majority: 18/02/2013 21:00

According to the map, there are no other faults in Glossop, so it appears as if it might be localised to Hilltop Road.

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Dave Lindsay's 5,724 posts GB flag
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8:35 PM

Location address

Street Name: HILLTOP
Postcode: SK13 7QJ

This postcode is supported by Electricity North West. Our records show that there is no fault detected at this time.

but still no TV

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paul's 2 posts GB flag
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Ken Greenough
8:41 PM

It could be of interest to Glossop residents to know that many residents south of the town centre can receive Freeview direct from Winter Hill and many North of the town centre can
receive good signals from the Moel y parc
transmitter in North wales. The full range of programmes is available from these transmitters. An aerial upgrade may be required though. Regarding DAB, why bother?
FM gives much better quality and far better coverage.

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Ken Greenough's 1 post GB flag

8:58 PM

paul: Although you may not have done, but if by any chance you had made the common mistake of having carried out a rescan when you first discovered that the signal was missing then this will have wiped out everything already stored in the tuners memory, this then making it necessary to carry out another rescan to recover them.

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jb38's 7,179 posts GB flag
9:31 PM

Oh well back to the old wireless and Radio 4, makes a nice change.

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Brian-G4LUL's 4 posts GB flag
9:32 PM

Oh well baqck to the old wireless and Radio 4, makes a nice change.

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Brian-G4LUL's 4 posts GB flag
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