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 problemsThe BBC and Digital UK report there are no faults or engineering work on the Gosforth (Cumbria, England) transmitter.
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.
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 43 Freeview channels?
The Gosforth (Cumbria, England) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: 4seven, 5Action, 5STAR, 5USA, Aljazeera English, Blaze, Blaze +1, CBS Reality, Challenge, Channel 5 +1, CITV, YAAAS!, Dave, Dave ja vu, DMAX, Drama +1, E4 Extra, Film4 +1, Food Network, GB News, GREAT! movies, GREAT! movies action, HGTV, HobbyMaker, ITV2 +1, ITV3 +1, ITV4 +1, ITVBe +1, Legend, PBS America, pick, Pop Player, Quest +1, Quest Red, Really, Sky News, Smithsonian Channel, Talking Pictures TV, TCC, That's TV (UK), 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 Gosforth transmitter?
BBC Look North (Newcastle) 1.6m homes 6.0%
from Newcastle NE99 2NE, 134km east-northeast (62°)
to BBC North East and Cumbria region - 70 masts.
ITV Lookaround 0.2m homes 0.7%
from Carlisle CA1 3NT, 64km north-northeast (33°)
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?
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How will the Gosforth (Cumbria, England) transmission frequencies change over time?
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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 17 Oct 07 and 14 Nov 07.
How do the old analogue and currrent digital signal levels compare?
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Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Caldbeck transmitter area
Is the transmitter output the same in all directions?Radiation patterns withheld
LML PALLING: I don't think that you're likely to be able to receive more channels. You can only do this if it is possible at your location to pick up the signals from a full-service transmitter. This may be prevented due to the terrain between you and those transmitters (e.g. Caldbeck).
The reason that we now have a two-tier transmitter network is set out here:
Londonderry (Northern Ireland) digital TV transmitter | ukfree.tv - 10 years of independent, free digital TV advice
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LML PALLING: The local electricity network distributor does not report a power outage at the transmitter's location, so that appears to dismiss that as a reason for it going off-air.
I would assume that any engineering work is likely to be carried out during normal working ours, so I would be surprised if it remains off after 5 or 6 o'clock.
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