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Freeview Light on the Lambourn (West Berkshire, England) transmitter

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The symbol shows the location of the Lambourn (West Berkshire, England) transmitter which serves 1,300 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 Lambourn (West Berkshire, England) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Lambourn 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
C32 (562.0MHz)171mDTG-32W
Channel icons
1 BBC One (SD) South, 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
C34 (578.0MHz)171mDTG-32W
Channel icons
3 ITV (SD) (Meridian/Central (Thames Valley micro region)), 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, 26 ITV4, 30 E4 +1, 35 ITV +1 (Meridian south coast),

PSB3
BBCB
 V max
C35 (586.0MHz)171mDTG-62W
Channel icons
56 5SELECT, 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, 106 BBC Four HD, 109 BBC Three HD, 204 CBBC HD, 205 CBeebies 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 43 Freeview channels?

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

The Lambourn (West Berkshire, England) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: 4seven, 5Action, 5STAR, 5USA, Aljazeera English, Blaze, Blaze +1, CBS Reality, Challenge, Channel 5 +1, CITV, YAAAS!, Dave, Dave ja vu, DMAX, Drama +1, E4 Extra, Film4 +1, Food Network, GB News, GREAT! movies, GREAT! movies action, HGTV, HobbyMaker, ITV2 +1, ITV3 +1, ITV4 +1, ITVBe +1, Legend, PBS America, pick, POP MAX, Quest +1, Quest Red, Really, Sky News, Smithsonian Channel, Talking Pictures TV, TCC, That's TV (UK), Together TV, 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 Lambourn transmitter?

regional news image
BBC South Today 1.3m homes 4.9%
from Southampton SO14 7PU, 68km south (172°)
to BBC South region - 39 masts.
regional news image
ITV Meridian News 0.9m homes 3.4%
from Whiteley PO15 7AD, 73km south-southeast (164°)
to ITV Meridian/Central (Thames Valley) region - 15 masts.
Thames Valley opt-out from Meridian (South). All of lunch, weekend and 50% evening news is shared with all of Meridian+Oxford

How will the Lambourn (West Berkshire, England) transmission frequencies change over time?

1984-971997-981998-20122012-1318 Apr 2018
C/D EC/D EC/D EC/D E TA K T
C32BBCA
C34D3+4
C35BBCB
C49tv_offBBCA
C52tv_offC4wavesC4wavesC4waves
C54tv_offBBCB
C55tv_offBBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1waves
C58tv_offD3+4
C59tv_offITVwavesITVwavesITVwaves
C62BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2waves

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 8 Feb 12 and 22 Feb 12.

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

Analogue 1-4 7W
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-5.4dB) 2W

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

Aug 1958-Jan 1992Southern Television
Jan 1982-Dec 1992Television South (TVS)
Jan 1993-Dec 2006Meridian
Dec 2006-Feb 2009ITV Thames Valley
Feb 2009-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. Lambourn 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
Thursday, 24 November 2011
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

6:28 PM

LAMBOURN transmitter - Analogue BBC ONE Off Air; DSO related from 09:35 today to 14:55 today BBC TWO Off Air; DSO related from 09:35 today to 14:55 today [BBC] Over the next week Lambourn relay: TV (analogue) Service Shutdowns, no digital TV, Radio (analogue) working normally, no digital radio. [DUK]

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Friday, 25 November 2011
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

4:34 AM

LAMBOURN transmitter - Analogue BBC ONE Off Air; DSO related from 09:35 yesterday to 14:55 yesterday BBC TWO Off Air; DSO related from 09:35 yesterday to 14:55 yesterday [BBC] Over the next week Lambourn relay: TV (analogue) Service Shutdowns, no digital TV, Radio (analogue) working normally, no digital radio. [DUK]

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Saturday, 26 November 2011
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

4:27 AM

LAMBOURN transmitter - Analogue BBC ONE Off Air; DSO related from 09:35 on 24 Nov to 14:55 on 24 Nov BBC TWO Off Air; DSO related from 09:35 on 24 Nov to 14:55 on 24 Nov [BBC] Over the next week Lambourn relay: TV (analogue) Service Shutdowns, no digital TV, Radio (analogue) working normally, no digital radio. [DUK]

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Monday, 28 November 2011
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

9:29 AM

LAMBOURN transmitter - Analogue BBC ONE Off Air; DSO related from 09:35 on 24 Nov to 14:55 on 24 Nov BBC TWO Off Air; DSO related from 09:35 on 24 Nov to 14:55 on 24 Nov [BBC]

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Tuesday, 7 February 2012
Wednesday, 15 February 2012
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susie
6:29 PM

Hi since switchover we cannot get any BBC channels. Set has built in freeview. All other channels are fine. Connected to rooftop ariel.Have tried retuning but no luck. Postcode RG17... lambourn area

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susie's 1 post GB
Dave Lindsay
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

6:58 PM

susie: What's the make and model of the TV? Some won't work after switchover.

Do you have any other TV or box in your house that does work?

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Dave Lindsay's 5,724 posts GB
Wednesday, 23 October 2013
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Mike Oughton
4:23 PM
Hungerford

RG17 8NX
Intermittent poor to no reception on non-BBC channels since 22/10/13. BBC channels work fine. Have reset and retuned. Used to work fine before recent engineering work on 22/10/13..

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Mike Oughton's 2 posts GB
Monday, 18 November 2013
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Malcolm Godden
8:27 PM
Hungerford

RG17 8YU north Farm Close lambourn
I have receive a filter in the post and this has worked fine up until recently, for the last 3 weeks I have been experiencing the following problems the reception has been unwatchable I am currently tuned into the sheep grove transmitter.

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Malcolm Godden's 4 posts GB
Dave Lindsay
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

8:41 PM

Malcolm Godden : You are not alone!

See here for another complaint from a viewer on Hungerford Hill and my subsequent response:

Oxford (Oxfordshire, England) Full Freeview transmitter | ukfree.tv - 11 years of independent, free digital TV advice

If you have an amplifier (booster) then the filter should go before it.

Failing that I suggest you give at800 a ring.

Contact at800 / DMSL | General Enquiries | at800

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