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Full Freeview on the Bristol Ilchester Crescent (City of Bristol, England) transmitter

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The symbol shows the location of the Bristol Ilchester Crescent (City of Bristol, England) transmitter which serves 25,000 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 Bristol Ilchester Crescent (City of Bristol, England) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Bristol Ilchester Crescent 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
C41+ (634.2MHz)96mDTG-3200W
Channel icons
1 BBC One (SD) 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

PSB2
D3+4
 V max
C44 (658.0MHz)96mDTG-3200W
Channel icons
3 ITV (SD) (West), 4 Channel 4 (SD) South ads, 5 Channel 5, 6 ITV 2, 10 ITV3, 13 E4, 14 Film4, 15 Channel 4 +1 South ads, 18 More4, 25 ITV4, 30 E4 +1, 35 ITV +1 (West),

PSB3
BBCB
 V max
C47 (682.0MHz)96mDTG-6200W
Channel icons
73 Shopping Quarter , 101 BBC One HD (England no regional news), 102 BBC Two HD (England), 103 ITV HD (ITV Meridian Southampton), 104 Channel 4 HD South ads, 105 Channel 5 HD, 204 CBBC HD, plus 1 others

COM4
SDN
 V -3dB
C42+ (642.2MHz)96mDTG-8100W
Channel icons
 CCXTV, 12 Quest, 20 Drama, 21 5USA, 29 ITV2 +1, 32 5STAR, 33 5Action, 42 GREAT! movies action, 45 Channel 5 +1, 56 5SELECT, 58 ITVBe +1, 59 ITV3 +1, 60 ITV4 +1, 64 Blaze, 67 CBS Reality, 68 Horror Channel, 74 Drama +1, 78 TCC, 81 Blaze +1, 203 CITV, 211 Ketchup TV, 212 YAAAS!, plus 16 others

COM5
ArqA
 V -3dB
C45 (666.0MHz)96mDTG-8100W
Channel icons
11 Sky Arts, 17 Really, 19 Dave, 31 4Music, 36 pick, 40 Quest Red, 43 Food Network, 46 Film4 +1, 47 Challenge, 48 4seven, 57 Smithsonian Channel, 70 Quest +1, 75 Yesterday +1, 83 Together TV, 233 Sky News, plus 9 others

COM6
ArqB
 V -3dB
C39+ (618.2MHz)96mDTG-8100W
Channel icons
25 Dave ja vu, 27 Yesterday, 34 GREAT! movies, 39 DMAX, 41 CBS Justice, 44 HGTV, 68 CBS Drama, 82 Talking Pictures TV, 84 PBS America, 234 RT, 235 Aljazeera English, plus 17 others

LBS
 V -10dB
C30 (546.0MHz)96mDTG-1220W
Channel icons
from 22nd September 2014: 7 Made in Bristol,

DTG-3 64QAM 8K 2/3 24.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
DTG-6 256QAM 32KE 2/3 40.2Mb/s DVB-T2 MPEG4
DTG-8 64QAM 8K 3/4 27.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
DTG-12 QSPK 8K 3/4 8.0Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)

Are you trying to watch these 11 Freeview HD channels?

the effected channels

The Bristol Ilchester Crescent (City of Bristol, England) mast is not one of the extended Freeview HD (COM7 and COM8) transmitters, it does not provide these high definition (HD) channels: BBC Four HD, BBC News HD, CBeebies HD, Forces TV, FreeSports, More4 +1, Now 70s, PBS America +1, That's TV , Quest Red +1, RT HD.

If you want to watch these HD channels, either use Freesat HD, or move your TV aerial must point to one of the 30 Full Freeview HD transmitters. For more information see the want to know which transmitters will carry extra Freeview HD? page.

Which BBC and ITV regional news can I watch from the Bristol Ilchester Crescent transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Points West 0.9m homes 3.4%
from Bristol BS8 2LR, 4km north (1°)
to BBC West region - 60 masts.
regional news image
ITV West Country News (East) 0.9m homes 3.4%
from Bristol BS4 3HG, 4km east-northeast (65°)
to ITV West region - 61 masts.
All of lunch, weekend and 50% evening news is shared with West Country (West)

How will the Bristol Ilchester Crescent (City of Bristol, England) transmission frequencies change over time?

1984-971997-981998-20102010-1327 Mar 132013-1730 Mar 2018
B E TB E TB E TB E TB E K TK TK T
C30LBSLBS
C37_local
C39 ArqBArqBArqB
C40BBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1waves
C41+BBCA+BBCA+BBCABBCA
C42+SDN+SDN+SDNSDN
C43ITVwavesITVwavesITVwaves
C44D3+4D3+4D3+4D3+4
C45ArqAArqAArqAArqA
C46BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2waves
C47BBCBBBCBBBCBBBCB
C49tv_off+ArqB
C50tv_offC4wavesC4wavesC4waves

tv_off Being removed from Freeview (for 5G use) after November 2020 - 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 24 Mar 10 and 7 Apr 10.

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

Analogue 1-4 500W
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-4dB) 200W
SDN, ARQA, ARQB(-7dB) 100W
Mux A*(-11dB) 40W
Mux 1*, Mux 2*, Mux B*, Mux C*, Mux D*, LBS(-14dB) 20W

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

Jan 1958-Jul 1968Television Wales and the West
Jul 1968-Feb 2004Harlech 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. Bristol Ilchester Crescent 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
Monday, 27 July 2015
J
jb38
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

9:13 PM

Tony Parsons: Aerials in your area are all seen to be pointing in the direction of the Ilchester Crescent transmitter, and although a p/code terrain check reveals your area as having a clear line of sight with the mast, a reception check using Digital UK's predictor indicates reception of the COM4/6 multiplexes that broadcasts the programmes referred to as only being variable, therefore some other factor such as bias on the mast "might" be coming into the equation, that is apart from the fact of the multiplexes in question transmitting on only 50% of the power of the main PSB muxes. (PSB-200 watts / COM-100 watts)

Have you as yet ascertained if others in your area are also suffering from similar problems with reception? although if they are not, then their aerial systems could well have the edge on yours as far as efficiency is concerned.




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jb38's 7,179 posts GB
Thursday, 27 August 2015
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Andrew Williams
3:03 PM
Bristol

Postcode BS8 4UL (Clifton Wood, Bristol)

Yesterday morning everything was OK, but when I got home last night only these were available:

3 ITV1, 4 Channel Four, 5 Channel Five, 6 ITV2, 13 C4+1, 14 More Four, 15 Film Four, 24 ITV4, 28 E4 33 ITV!+!

Interestingly 10 ITV3 was not there either.

I have re-tuned, but to no avail.

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Andrew Williams's 1 post GB
Tuesday, 6 October 2015
T
Tony Parsons
9:31 AM

Further to my previous query re intermittent reception of some channels
I have asked some neighbors and they have the same problem.
Considering the transmitter is so close this is disappointing.
Is there any chance of them increasing the power of those channels which
they currently transmit at half power?

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Tony Parsons's 4 posts GB
Monday, 26 October 2015
Briantist
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

1:55 PM

paul denning: Has this just happened? You could have a look at Single frequency interference

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Briantist's 38,844 posts US
paul denning
2:14 PM

Briantist: was working yesterday - had only got in and was going through channels and realise they was missing

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paul denning's 19 posts GB
Sunday, 20 December 2015
B
Brian
6:57 PM

Getting no HD channels in BS14 area. SD are fine.

Don't think it's my kit but don't have another HD enabled TV to try it on.

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Brian's 4 posts GB
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MikeB
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

8:17 PM

Brian: If you look at the top of the page, you'll see that if you are using this transmitter, then the PSB3 mux is HD. If your not getting the mux, thats another matter, but you should be able to get the bulk of HD channels. Is your TV actually an HD TV? By that, I dont mean 'Full HD' - thats just the panel (old trick of certain retailers), but does it have an HD (DVB-T2) tuner? If not, then either you'll need a TV that does have one, or add a box that does (starts around 44 quid). If you give us the model/make of your TV, we can tell you.

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MikeB's 2,579 posts GB
paul denning
8:29 PM

i have lost both bbc1 hd and bbc 2 hd - all hd channels ok - ilchester crescent transmitter

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Tim
9:12 PM

Brian: I am getting no HD BBC channels in Bedminster Down BS13

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