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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.

Choose from three options: ■ List by multiplex ■ List by channel number ■ List by channel name
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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.

MuxH/VFrequencyHeightModeWatts
PSB1
BBCA
 V max
C42- (641.8MHz)223mDTG-3400W
Channel icons
1 BBC One (SD) North West, 2 BBC Two England, 9 BBC Four, 201 CBBC, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, 250 BBC Red Button, plus 16 others

PSB2
D3+4
 V max
C45 (666.0MHz)223mDTG-3400W
Channel icons
3 ITV (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, 25 ITV4, 29 E4 +1, 34 ITV +1 (Yorkshire Emley Moor),

PSB3
BBCB
 V max
C57 (762.0MHz)223mDTG-6400W
Channel icons
72 Shopping Quarter , 101 BBC One HD (England no regional news), 102 BBC Two HD (England), 103 ITV HD (ITV Granada), 104 Channel 4 HD North ads, 105 Channel 5 HD, 204 CBBC HD, plus 1 others

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

Are you trying to watch these 52 Freeview channels?

the effected channels
the effected channels
the effected channels
the effected channels

The Kendal (Cumbria, England) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: 4Music, 4seven, 5SELECT, 5STAR, 5USA, Aljazeera English, BBC Four HD, BBC News HD, Blaze, Blaze +1, CBeebies HD, CBS Drama, CBS Justice, CBS Reality, Challenge, Channel 5 +1, CITV, YAAAS!, Dave, Dave ja vu, DMAX, Drama +1, Film4 +1, Food Network, Forces TV, FreeSports, GB News, GREAT! movies, GREAT! movies action, HGTV, Horror Channel, ITV2 +1, ITV3 +1, ITV4 +1, ITVBe +1, More4 +1, Now 70s, Paramount Network, PBS America +1, pick, Quest +1, Quest Red, Quest Red +1, Really, RT HD, Sky Arts, Sky News, Smithsonian Channel, Talking Pictures TV, TCC, Together TV, 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
VHFC/D EC/D EC/D EC/D E TE T
C1BBCtvwaves
C42BBCA
C45D3+4
C53tv_offD3+4
C54tv_offC4wavesC4wavesC4waves
C57tv_offBBCBBBCB
C58tv_offBBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1waves
C60tv_off-BBCA
C61ITVwavesITVwavesITVwaves
C64BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2waves

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 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

Comments
Thursday, 23 October 2014
Dave Lindsay
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1:01 AM

Pauline Nixon: Perhaps your TV is tuned to the wrong transmitter (i.e. one to which your aerial doesn't face).

The two possibilities would appear to be Kendal Fell on UHF channel 46 and Kendal on UHF channel 60. Quoted channel numbers are for PSB1 multiplex which carries the BBC services.

The signal strength screen should indicate which channel it's tuned to. Pulling the aerial out for the part of the scan which the unwanted channel broadcasts is a possible workaround, if this turns out to be the case.

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Tuesday, 28 October 2014
Transmitter engineering
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4:32 PM

KENDAL transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Reduced Quality from 14:52 today, HD Digital TV Reduced Quality from 14:52 today. [BBC]

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7:32 PM

KENDAL transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Reduced Quality from 14:52 today to 16:45 today, HD Digital TV Reduced Quality from 14:52 today to 16:45 today. [BBC]

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Wednesday, 29 October 2014
Transmitter engineering
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4:32 AM

KENDAL transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Reduced Quality from 14:52 yesterday to 16:45 yesterday, HD Digital TV Reduced Quality from 14:52 yesterday to 16:45 yesterday. [BBC]

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Thursday, 30 October 2014
Transmitter engineering
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4:32 AM

KENDAL transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Reduced Quality from 14:52 on 28 Oct to 16:45 on 28 Oct, HD Digital TV Reduced Quality from 14:52 on 28 Oct to 16:45 on 28 Oct. [BBC]

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Monday, 24 November 2014
Transmitter engineering
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10:32 AM

KENDAL transmitter - RelayPossible service interruptions [DUK]

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Tuesday, 2 December 2014
Transmitter engineering
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4:32 AM

KENDAL transmitter - RelayPossible service interruptions [DUK]

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Friday, 5 December 2014
Transmitter engineering
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10:32 AM

KENDAL transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 08:59 today. [BBC] RelayPossible service interruptions [DUK]

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7:32 PM

KENDAL transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 08:59 today to 16:48 today. [BBC] RelayPossible service interruptions [DUK]

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Saturday, 6 December 2014
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4:32 AM

KENDAL transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 08:59 yesterday to 16:48 yesterday. [BBC] RelayPossible service interruptions [DUK]

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