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The symbol shows the location of the Keswick (Cumbria, England) transmitter which serves 3,400 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.

Are there any planned engineering works or unexpected transmitter faults on the Keswick (Cumbria, England) mast?

Keswick transmitter - Keswick transmitter: Possible effect on TV reception week commencing 15/04/2024 Screen may go black on some or all channels Digital tick


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Which Freeview channels does the Keswick 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
C24 (498.0MHz)233mDTG-24W
Channel icons
1 BBC One (SD) North East and Cumbria, 2 BBC Two England, 9 BBC Four, 23 BBC Three, 201 CBBC, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, plus 16 others

PSB2
D3+4
 V max
C27 (522.0MHz)233mDTG-24W
Channel icons
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),

PSB3
BBCB
 V max
C21+ (474.2MHz)233mDTG-24W
Channel icons
46 5SELECT, 101 BBC One HD North East and Cumbria, 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?

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

The Keswick (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 mix, GREAT! romance, 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 Keswick transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Look North (Newcastle) 1.6m homes 6.0%
from Newcastle NE99 2NE, 106km east-northeast (66°)
to BBC North East and Cumbria region - 70 masts.
regional news image
ITV Lookaround 0.2m homes 0.7%
from Carlisle CA1 3NT, 35km north-northeast (23°)
to ITV Border England region - 33 masts.
All of lunch, weekend and 50% evening news is shared with Tyne Tees

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

1984-971997-981998-20092009-1331 Dec 2019-
A K TA K TA K TA K TA K T
C21BBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1waves+BBCBBBCB
C24ITVwavesITVwavesITVwavesBBCABBCA
C27BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2wavesD3+4D3+4
C31C4wavesC4wavesC4waves

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 120W
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-7dB) 24W

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. Keswick 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, 6 December 2015
Transmitter engineering
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4:32 AM

KESWICK transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 18:42 yesterday, HD Digital TV Off Air from 18:42 yesterday. [BBC]

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l speake
9:52 PM

Ca124dg could you say when the TVs will be back to normal

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BOC
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11:50 PM

l speake: Keswick and Threlkeld are relays fed via Bassenthwaite. Bassenthwaite has no mains electricity, and it is not possible to access the site with a generator due to flooding.

The service will be restored as soon as its possible to restore the electricity supply

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Monday, 7 December 2015
Transmitter engineering
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4:31 AM

KESWICK transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 18:42 on 05 Dec, HD Digital TV Off Air from 18:42 on 05 Dec. [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering
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4:32 PM

KESWICK transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 18:42 on 05 Dec to 14:30 today, HD Digital TV Off Air from 18:42 on 05 Dec to 14:30 today. [BBC]

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Tuesday, 8 December 2015
Transmitter engineering
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4:31 AM

KESWICK transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 18:42 on 05 Dec to 14:30 yesterday, HD Digital TV Off Air from 18:42 on 05 Dec to 14:30 yesterday. [BBC]

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Wednesday, 9 December 2015
Transmitter engineering
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4:31 AM

KESWICK transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 18:42 on 05 Dec to 14:30 on 07 Dec, HD Digital TV Off Air from 18:42 on 05 Dec to 14:30 on 07 Dec. [BBC]

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Saturday, 12 December 2015
Transmitter engineering
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7:32 AM

KESWICK transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 04:55 today, HD Digital TV Off Air from 04:55 today. [BBC]

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1:32 PM

KESWICK transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 04:55 today to 10:24 today, HD Digital TV Off Air from 04:55 today to 10:24 today. [BBC]

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Sunday, 13 December 2015
Transmitter engineering
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4:32 AM

KESWICK transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 04:55 yesterday to 10:24 yesterday, HD Digital TV Off Air from 04:55 yesterday to 10:24 yesterday. [BBC]

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