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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
Sunday, 28 February 2016
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jb38
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

11:45 PM

carolyn george: I did also mean to add. That if the lead from your aerial passes through your set top box recorder and then into your TV?, check if anything changes by "not" placing the set top box in standby, as some set top boxes of the recording variety have an "eco" power saving mode in standby which kills the aerial loop through (in / out) facility, although in strong signal areas such as your own might only partially reduce the level of the signal being passed through to the TV, reception of sorts still being possible albeit with continual picture / audio glitches.


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jb38's 7,179 posts GB
Monday, 29 February 2016
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carolyn george
1:22 PM

jb38 Tyvm for your reply yes all the people I have had her have seen the problem I am having .I have just spoke to freeview and they can only suggest what I have already done ,I then spoke to 4g who are going to send filter but as that as already been done I doubt that will solve problem.As for my neighbours no one else has problems as they all have dishes outside there house or are on vigin or sky .I want to give up but then again I need to be able to watch my tv so I guess I am having to call yet another tv man and hope that someone with good knowledge turns up .but ty for your reply x :

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carolyn george's 3 posts GB
Wednesday, 23 March 2016
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Brian
5:29 PM

It looks like one of the MUXs is dowen @ Ilchester Creasent - I can't get BBC1/BBC2/BBC News or any other channels on this MUX.

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Brian's 4 posts GB
Monday, 21 November 2016
Paul Denning
7:47 PM

Lost all com 5 channels from ilchester cres

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Paul Denning's 19 posts GB
Tuesday, 22 November 2016
Paul Denning
9:59 PM

All com 5 channels on ilchester cres now back

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Paul Denning's 19 posts GB
Wednesday, 1 February 2017
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Ale
2:46 PM

All channels were there on Monday but since yesterday we can't tune in anything. Tv seems ok (it has embedded Freeview), aerial too. I thought maybe some maintenance work could be the issue? but there doesn't seem to be any. We live in the Hotwell area.
Any suggestion will be very much appreciated.

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MikeB
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

3:53 PM

Ale: Does the TV say 'no signal'? If so, thats what it is, and you can check at the top of the page for the status of the transmitter. If its working, then your system isn't.

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MikeB's 2,579 posts GB
Wednesday, 13 September 2017
paul denning
9:37 PM

got no channel on freeview - might need new aerial was working when I went out at 4.30pm

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paul denning
9:40 PM
Bristol

paul denning: sorry forgot to say Bs13 9dt ilchester crescent transmitter

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Thursday, 14 September 2017
paul denning
10:38 AM

paul denning: only getting one mux PSB2 all others blank or showing no services running

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