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 problemsThe BBC and Digital UK report there are no faults or engineering work on the Bristol Ilchester Crescent (City of Bristol, England) transmitter.
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.
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 700 BBC Radio 1, 701 BBC Radio 1Xtra, 702 BBC Radio 2, 703 BBC Radio 3, 704 BBC Radio 4 (FM), 705 BBC Radio 5 Live, 706 BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra, 707 BBC Radio 6 Music, 708 BBC Radio 4 Extra, 709 BBC Asian Network, 710 BBC World Service, 719 BBC Bristol (BBC local radio), 721 BBC Wiltshire (BBC local radio), 722 BBC Somerset (BBC local radio), 734 BBC Solent for Dorset (BBC local radio), 735 BBC Gloucestershire (BBC local radio),
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),
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 66 TBN UK,
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 Racing TV, ADULT Xpanded2, 16 QVC, 22 Ideal World, 50 TJC, 95 Create and Craft, 252 Kiss Chat & Date, 253 Proud Dating, 263 SonLife, 264 VisionTV, 265 On Demand 365, 269 Arise News, 670 ADULT Section (start), 724 Capital, 727 Absolute Radio, 728 Heart,
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 45 Gems TV, 85 Craft Store TV, 673 ADULT smileTV3, 678 Xpanded TV, 723 talkSPORT, 730 RNIB Connect, 731 Classic FM, 732 LBC, 733 Trans World Radio,
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 ADULT smileTV2, ADULT Studio 66, 37 QVC Beauty, 38 QVC Style, 72 Shopping Quarter, 206 Pop, 674 ADULT Babestn, 699 ADULT Section, 711 Hits Radio, 712 KISS FRESH, 713 KISS, 714 KISSTORY, 715 Magic, 716 Greatest Hits Radio, 717 Kerrang!, 718 Smooth Radio, 725 Premier Radio,
from 22nd September 2014: 7 Made in Bristol,
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 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?
How will the Bristol Ilchester Crescent (City of Bristol, England) transmission frequencies change over time?
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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?
|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
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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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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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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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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