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Freeview Light on the Gosforth (Cumbria, England) transmitter

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The symbol shows the location of the Gosforth (Cumbria, England) transmitter which serves 900 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 Gosforth (Cumbria, England) transmitter.

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

Which Freeview channels does the Gosforth 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
C49 (698.0MHz)90mDTG-3100W
Channel icons
1 BBC One North East and Cumbria, 2 BBC Two England, 9 BBC Four, 120 CBBC, 121 CBeebies, 130 BBC News, 131 BBC Parliament, 601 BBC Red Button 1, plus 16 others

PSB2
D3+4
 V max
C54 (738.0MHz)90mDTG-3100W
Channel icons
3 ITV (Border (England)), 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 (Yorkshire Emley Moor),

PSB3
BBCB
 V max
C58 (770.0MHz)90mDTG-6100W
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 Gosforth (Cumbria, England) 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 Gosforth transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Look North (Newcastle) 1.6m homes 6.0%
from Newcastle NE99 2NE, 134km east-northeast
to BBC North East and Cumbria region - 70 masts.
regional news image
ITV Lookaround 0.2m homes 0.7%
from Carlisle CA1 3NT, 64km north-northeast
to ITV Border England region - 33 masts.
All of lunch, weekend and 50% evening news is shared with Tyne Tees

Are there any self-help relays?

Eskdale:boot BActive deflector20 km SE Whitehaven27 homes

How will the Gosforth (Cumbria, England) transmission frequencies change over time?

years1984-971997-981998-20072007-1321/11/12-2013-18
aerial groupC/D EC/D EC/D EC/D EC/D EC/D E
700C49BBCABBCABBCA
C54C4C4C4D3+4D3+4D3+4
C58BBC1BBC1BBC1BBCBBBCBBBCB
800C61ITVITVITV
C64BBC2BBC2BBC2

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 Wednesdays 17th October and 14th November 2007.

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

BBCA, D3+4, BBCB 100W
Analogue 1-4(-3dB) 50W

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Caldbeck transmitter area

Sep 1961-Feb 2004Border 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. Gosforth 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, 7 November 2016
Transmitter engineering
9:09 AM

GOSFORTH transmitter - Freeview: HD Digital TV Off Air from 11:47 on 03 Nov to 11:50 on 03 Nov. [BBC]

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Thursday, 24 November 2016
Transmitter engineering
4:32 AM

GOSFORTH transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 02:54 today to 02:57 today. [BBC]

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Friday, 25 November 2016
Transmitter engineering
4:31 AM

GOSFORTH transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 02:54 yesterday to 02:57 yesterday. [BBC]

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Saturday, 26 November 2016
Transmitter engineering
4:32 AM

GOSFORTH transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 02:54 on 24 Nov to 02:57 on 24 Nov. [BBC]

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