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Full Freeview on the Lancaster (Lancashire, England) transmitter

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The symbol shows the location of the Lancaster (Lancashire, England) transmitter which serves 52,000 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 Lancaster (Lancashire, England) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Lancaster transmitter broadcast?

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Digital television services are broadcast on a multiplexes (or Mux) where many stations occupy a single broadcast frequency, as shown below.

 V max
C27- (521.8MHz)180mDTG-32,000W
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1 BBC One North West, 2 BBC Two England, 9 BBC Four, 201 CBBC, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, 601 BBC RB 1, plus 17 others

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C24- (497.8MHz)180mDTG-32,000W
Channel icons
3 ITV (Granada), 4 Channel 4 North ads, 5 Channel 5, 6 ITV 2, 13 Channel 4 +1 North ads, 14 More4, 15 Film4, 24 ITV4, 24 ITV4 +1, 28 E4, 33 ITV +1 (Granada),

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C21+ (474.2MHz)180mDTG-62,000W
Channel icons
45 Film4 +1, 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,

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C25+ (506.2MHz)180mDTG-82,000W
Channel icons
10 ITV3, 20 Drama, 21 5 USA, 26 ITV Be, 27 ITV 2 +1, 30 5STAR, 34 ITV3 +1, 37 Quest, 44 Channel 5 +1, 54 My5, 58 ITV Be +1, 59 ITV4 +1, 61 True Entertainment, 63 Blaze, 66 CBS Reality, 70 Horror Channel, 80 Blaze +1, 83 Quest +1, 203 CITV, 211 Ketchup TV, plus 17 others

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C28+ (530.2MHz)180mDTG-82,000W
Channel icons
11 pick, 12 Dave, 17 Really, 29 E4 +1, 32 Sony Movie Ch, 38 Quest Red, 41 Food Network, 46 Challenge, 48 Movies4Men, 60 Sony Crime Channel 2, 72 YourTV, 233 Sky News, plus 9 others

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C22+ (482.2MHz)180mDTG-82,000W
Channel icons
18 4Music, 19 Yesterday, 25 Home, 31 5Spike, 39 CBS Action, 42 Travel Channel, 47 4seven, 62 True Movies, 71 CBS Reality 1, 73 YourTV +1, 79 Dave ja vu, 81 Talking Pictures TV, plus 20 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
DTG-8 64QAM 8K 3/4 27.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)

Are you trying to watch these 0 Freeview HD channels?

The Lancaster (Lancashire, England) mast is not one of the extended Freeview HD (COM7 and COM8) transmitters, it does not provide these high definition (HD) channels: .

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 Lancaster transmitter?

regional news image
BBC North West Tonight 3.1m homes 11.8%
from Salford M50 2QH, 75km south-southeast
to BBC North West region - 92 masts.
regional news image
ITV Granada Reports 3.1m homes 11.6%
from Salford M50 2EQ, 75km south-southeast
to ITV Granada region - 80 masts.

Are there any self-help relays?

AbbeysteadActive deflector10 km SE Lancaster30 homes School

How will the Lancaster (Lancashire, England) transmission frequencies change over time?

years1984-971997-981998-20092009-132013-182013-1731st Mar 2018-
aerial groupA KA KA KA KA KA KA B C/D E K VHF

orange background for multiplexes names more
green background for transmission frequencies
lilac background for power levels in watts
800MHz band: 4G mobile started in 2013
700MHz band: 4G from 30 June 2020more
600MHz band: new or moved digital TV services more
Notes: + and - denote 166kHz offset; aerial group are shown as A B C/D E K W
Italics for analogue, digital switchover was Wednesdays 4th November and 2nd December 2009.

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

Analogue 1-4 10kW
Mux 1*, Mux 2*, Mux A*, Mux B*, Mux C*, Mux D*(-17dB) 200W

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Winter Hill transmitter area

May 1956-Jul 1968Granada Television†
May 1956-Jul 1968Associated British Corporation◊
Jul 1968-Feb 2004Granada 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. Lancaster 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

Thursday, 10 August 2017
Transmitter engineering
2:32 PM

LANCASTER transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 11:29 on 08 Aug to 12:27 on 08 Aug, HD Digital TV Off Air from 11:29 on 08 Aug to 12:28 on 08 Aug. DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Weak Signal from 11:06 on 08 Aug to 12:03 on 08 Aug, BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 1 [BBC]

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Tuesday, 29 August 2017
Transmitter engineering
11:34 AM

LANCASTER transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 10:24 today to 10:46 today. [BBC]

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Wednesday, 30 August 2017
Transmitter engineering
5:32 AM

LANCASTER transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 10:24 yesterday to 10:46 yesterday. [BBC]

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Thursday, 31 August 2017
Transmitter engineering
5:32 AM

LANCASTER transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 10:24 on 29 Aug to 10:46 on 29 Aug. [BBC]

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Thursday, 14 December 2017
john monks
5:39 PM

i have lost all comm4 channels on freeview from Lancaster transmitter nno reported problems all other multiplex are ok can you please check for problems.only happened since Tuesday 12 dec.

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john monks's 1 post GB
7:08 PM

john monks: There are no faults showing for Lancaster transmitter, nor any recent engineering work. Have you checked for any loose or damaged cables or connections behind your TV?

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StevensOnln1's 1,364 posts Gold Gold GB
Friday, 9 March 2018
Dave Mason
12:20 PM Morecambe

Since the 'beast from the east' very high winds blew through Morecambe recently, our digital signal is still 100%. Our problem is with the 5 or 6 HD channels, the signal is down to 75% and every time a train (we live in South Road) goes past the reception drops out and the returns after the train has gone. Is work or repairs being done on the Lancaster transmitter? Our Postcode is LA4 6JP our aerial is on the roof.

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12:42 PM

Dave Mason: There are no recent faults or engineering work showing for the Lancaster transmitter. Far more likely that your aerial system suffered some damage in the recent bad weather.

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