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The symbol shows the location of the Guisborough (Redcar and Cleveland, England) transmitter which serves 7,900 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 Guisborough (Redcar and Cleveland, England) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Guisborough 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
C29 (538.0MHz)212mDTG-10W
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1 BBC One (SD) North East and Cumbria, 2 BBC Two England, 9 BBC Four, 23 BBC Three, 201 CBBC, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, plus 16 others

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C31 (554.0MHz)212mDTG-10W
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3 ITV 1 (SD) (Tyne Tees), 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 (Tyne Tees),

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C37 (602.0MHz)212mDTG-10W
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46 5SELECT, 101 BBC One HD North East and Cumbria, 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, 107 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 44 Freeview channels?

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The Guisborough (Redcar and Cleveland, England) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: 4seven, 5Action, 5STAR, 5USA, Al Jazeera Eng, Al Jazeera English, Blaze, Blaze +1, Challenge, Channel 5 +1, Dave, Dave ja vu, DMAX, Drama +1, E4 Extra, YAAAS!, Film4 +1, Food Network, GREAT! action, GREAT! movies, GREAT! romance, GREAT! romance mix, HGTV, HobbyMaker, ITV2 +1, ITV3 +1, ITV4 +1, ITVBe +1, Legend, PBS America, Quest +1, Quest Red, Really, Sky Mix, Sky News, Talking Pictures TV, TCC, That's 90s, That's TV 2, Together TV, TRUE CRIME, TRUE CRIME XTRA, 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 Guisborough transmitter?

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BBC Look North (Newcastle) 1.6m homes 6.0%
from Newcastle NE99 2NE, 58km northwest (324°)
to BBC North East and Cumbria region - 70 masts.
regional news image
ITV Tyne Tees News 1.4m homes 5.4%
from Gateshead NE11 9SZ, 60km northwest (321°)
to ITV Tyne Tees region - 47 masts.
All of lunch, weekend and 50% evening news is shared with Border

How will the Guisborough (Redcar and Cleveland, England) transmission frequencies change over time?

1984-971997-981998-20122012-1313 Nov 2019

tv_off Being removed from Freeview (for 5G use) after November 2020 / June 2022 - more
Table shows multiplexes names see this article;
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Notes: + and - denote 166kHz offset; aerial group are shown as A B C/D E K W T
waves denotes analogue; digital switchover was 12 Sep 12 and 26 Sep 12.

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

Analogue 1-4 50W
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-7dB) 10W

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

May 1956-Jul 1968Granada Television†
May 1956-Jul 1968Associated British Corporation◊
Jul 1968-Jul 1974Yorkshire Television
Jul 1974-Feb 2004Tyne Tees 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. Guisborough 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.

Sunday, 12 February 2012
Clive Wilson
2:48 PM

We get a lot of interference on the terrestrial channels in the evenings - perhaps a wireless baby alarm or lighting control system in the vicinity. I'm concerned that when we switch over this will have a worse effect than at present. How can I get this problem dealt with?

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Clive Wilson's 1 post GB flag

4:44 PM

Clive Wilson: Its unlikely that it will unless possibly radiating from very close by like for example a next door neighbours, as low powered analogue TV signals are extremely vulnerable to be being interfered from even the lowest powered devices such as the type you have mentioned, the interference usually resulting in wavy or herring boned lines being seen across the picture.

These devices usually have a channel changing selection facility built into them. but of course this could well be academic unless you know who owns the device, as if you did you could explain the situation to them followed by requesting in a diplomatic fashion if they could change the channel.

The only point to note though is, that when the Digital transmitter does come into operation it radiates in roughly a circular pattern towards the South East, so it depends on wherever you are located in relation to the transmitter as to how good a signal you will receive, as anywhere that's located much outside of the pattern is liable to experience a very poor signal.

This all said of course taking it that you are referring to the Guisborough transmitter?

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jb38's 7,179 posts GB flag

5:43 PM

Clive Wilson: Meant also to include in my reply that there is also the possibility that's its actually interference from distant transmitters that is affecting your reception, this basically caused by atmospheric conditions that allow skywards bound signals from a distant transmitter to be reflected back down to the ground again at distances many miles away from the area where they are transmitted from.

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jb38's 7,179 posts GB flag
Friday, 6 April 2012
Andy M
11:38 PM

It would appear that yet again Guisborough is going to end up with a half baked TV reception, getting only 16 channels (about 6 of which are radio!!) whereas Bilsdale is transmitting about 50 channels. When will the relay station get a decent upgrade?? or is it possible to aim a Yagi XB10K arial in the bilsdale direction and pick up a signal?

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Andy M's 1 post GB flag
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Monday, 9 April 2012

10:40 PM

Andy M: There will be no "upgrade". Please see Will there ever be more services on the Freeview Light transmitters? | - independent free digital TV advice .

On 26th September 2012, you will be able to get all services from Bilsdale, but not before.

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Briantist's 38,915 posts GB flag
Friday, 25 May 2012
10:15 AM

Andy M
I'm from Guisborough myself. Depending on which part of town you live in, you might be able to point your aerial at Bilsdale and receive Freeview signals. An aerial upgrade may be required as Bilsdale and Guisborough use different aerial groups. Although I've seen plenty of wideband aerials used in Guisborough.

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Guis's 1 post GB flag
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Friday, 2 November 2012
9:05 PM

this week 29 10 2012 monday onwards
i have lost almost half of my freeview chans itv4 pick dave etc also noticed that my tv now says i am guisborough transmitter whereas before i am sure it said teesside can anyone advise me please
i am in gusiboroush area ts14

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John's 5 posts GB flag
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Dave Lindsay

9:14 PM

John: I replied to your message earlier today!

Updated - changes to Freeview channel numbers this week on September 19th 2012 | - 10 years of independent, free digital TV advice

If you are using the Guisborough transmitter, then it doesn't broadcast the Commercial channels and therefore you are receiving what is being broadcast.

Which transmitter you should be tuned to is that which your aerial faces. As the aerial is on your house, then surely you should be the ones telling us!!

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Dave Lindsay's 5,724 posts GB flag
Saturday, 28 December 2013
Lee Thorpe
2:46 PM

I can only receive BBC channels, yet all the rest were on an hour before?

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Lee Thorpe's 1 post GB flag
3:20 PM

Lee Thorpe: try a rescan see if that brings them back to you ok? (50.8245,-1.8886) 

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