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The symbol shows the location of the Kendal (Cumbria, 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 Kendal (Cumbria, England) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Kendal 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.

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C42- (641.8MHz)223mDTG-400W
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1 BBC One (SD) North West, 2 BBC Two England, 9 BBC Four, 23 BBC Three, 201 CBBC, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, plus 17 others

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C45 (666.0MHz)223mDTG-400W
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3 ITV 1 (SD) (Border (England)), 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 (Yorkshire Emley Moor),

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C57 (762.0MHz)223mDTG-400W
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46 5SELECT, 101 BBC One HD North West, 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 effected channels

The Kendal (Cumbria, 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 Kendal transmitter?

regional news image
BBC North West Tonight 3.1m homes 11.8%
from Salford M50 2QH, 97km south-southeast (164°)
to BBC North West region - 92 masts.
regional news image
ITV Lookaround 0.2m homes 0.7%
from Carlisle CA1 3NT, 64km north (350°)
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?

Kentmere AActive deflector12 km N Kendal22 homes
Kentmere BActive deflector12 km N Kendal23 homes (second level)

How will the Kendal (Cumbria, England) transmission frequencies change over time?

1950s-80s1984-971997-981998-20092009-1319 Aug 2020

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 24 Jun 09 and 22 Jul 09.

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

Analogue 1-4 2kW
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-7dB) 400W

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

Sep 1961-Feb 2004Border 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. Kendal 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.

Is the transmitter output the same in all directions?

Radiation patterns withheld

Monday, 17 January 2011
Judy Palmer

9:05 PM

Hi,I went through the same reset process again this morning to no avail, and then again this evening, and all is now perfectly normal. It would seem, therefore that there was a transmitter problem last night after all. Could I make a suggestion that the transmitter faults are reported onto this website sooner if possible? This would help people to save time and, perhaps, money, and also cut down a bit on the anxiety and allow for a bit more understanding. Thank you

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Judy Palmer's 22 posts GB flag

11:01 PM

Judy Palmer: I see I can't please everyone with my free service.

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Briantist's 38,915 posts GB flag
Tuesday, 18 January 2011
Transmitter engineering

7:04 AM

KENDAL transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Wrong Region from 16:25 yesterday to 17:21 yesterday [BBC]

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Judy Palmer

8:35 PM

Briantist: I'm sorry I'm not sure what you mean. I thank you very much indeed for your advice, it was only a suggestion. I don't know who puts the transmitter engineering posts on - is it you? Another suggestion to myself would be not to panic and wait a day as a matter of course, as things seem often to sort themselves out with a bit of patience. So thank you again,

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Judy Palmer's 22 posts GB flag
Saturday, 5 February 2011
Judy Palmer

10:33 AM

Again no signal from the Kendal transmitter, presume issues because of the bad weather last night - hopefully not my aerial. This time I'm going to be patient. Judy

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Judy Palmer's 22 posts GB flag

12:23 PM

Judy Palmer: There are widespread faults, but none is reported for this transmitter as yet. So, it could be your aerial. I would also check the Freeview reception has changed? | - independent free digital TV advice page.

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Briantist's 38,915 posts GB flag
Tuesday, 15 March 2011
12:29 PM

I have tried to install the BBC,itv,Ch.4& BBC one HD, but my tv cannot find them. I have a HD ready tv with freeview,but still i cannot get these channels. Do i need additional equipment to receive these channels

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Steve's 3 posts GB flag
Thursday, 17 March 2011
Tuesday, 29 March 2011
4:43 PM

I have tried to recieve Sky Sports 1 & 2 from BT vision but have found out that the Kendal transmitter does not transmit these channels (41 & 42) unfortunatly I cannot see Lancaster transmitter which does have these channels, When will the Kendal transmitter be upgraded so I can recieve Sky Sports 1 & 2 on BT vision.

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Mike Dimmick

5:38 PM

Paul: I'm sorry, we aren't aware of any plans for the commercial multiplex operators to extend their services to any new masts (that they did not serve before switchover). They have said that it would be too expensive. See 'Freeview Light' for more information.

You will have to subscribe to Sky's satellite service to get Sky Sports.

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