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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.

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

Which Freeview channels does the Lancaster 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
C27- (521.8MHz)180mDTG-32,000W
Channel icons
1 BBC One North West, 2 BBC Two England, 9 BBC Four, 120 CBBC, 121 CBeebies, 130 BBC News, 131 BBC Parliament, 601 BBC Red Button 1, plus 17 others

PSB2
D3+4
 V max
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, 28 E4, 33 ITV +1 (Granada),

PSB3
BBCB
 V max
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, 123 CBBC HD,

COM4
SDN
 V max
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, 61 True Entertainment, 62 ITV4 +1, 66 CBS Reality, 70 Horror Channel, 83 Blaze, 84 Blaze +1, 122 CITV, plus 25 others

COM5
ArqA
 V max
C28+ (530.2MHz)180mDTG-82,000W
Channel icons
11 pick, 12 Dave, 17 Really, 29 E4 +1, 32 Movie Mix, 41 Food Network, 46 Challenge, 48 Movies4Men, 68 truTV, 69 Tru TV +1, 72 YourTV, 126 Tiny Pop, 132 Sky News, plus 12 others

COM6
ArqB
 V max
C22+ (482.2MHz)180mDTG-82,000W
Channel icons
 Al Jazeera English,  BT Sport 1 (not free), 18 4Music, 19 Yesterday, 25 Home, 31 Spike, 38 Quest +1, 42 Travel Channel, 47 4seven, 59 BT Showcase (not free), 64 CBS Action, 73 YourTV +1, 79 Dave ja vu, plus 23 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?

years1984-971997-981998-20092009-132013-182013-18
aerial groupA KA KA KA KA KA K
C21C4C4C4+BBCB+BBCB+BBCB
C22+2+ArqB+ArqB+ArqB
C24ITVITVITV-D3+4-D3+4-D3+4
C25+A+SDN+SDN+SDN
C27BBC2BBC2BBC2-BBCA-BBCA-BBCA
C28+1+ArqA+ArqA+ArqA
C30-D_local_local_local
600C31BBC1BBC1BBC1
C32+B
C34C

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
SDN, ARQA, ARQB, BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-7dB) 2kW
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

Comments
Saturday, 21 May 2016
J
J
9:03 PM

Freeview signal strength in Preston area, Lancashire suddenly dropped for me Last Sunday. Lots of interference watching channels such as Challenge, Dave and Channel 5. Had to buy a new freeview box and amplified aerial (my last aerial wasn't amplified and worked perfectly) as I smashed my other ones out of frustration.

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Thursday, 14 July 2016
H
Hilary
3:07 PM

I have just purchased a flat in Kendal town centre. I want to get free digital TV. What is the best system to install - aerial or freesat ?

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MikeP
4:22 PM

Hilary:

Rather depends. If there is already a working satellite dish fitted then Freesat would be easy to set up with a suitable receiver or box. If not, then check if there is already an aerial system available. Note that many blocks of flats use a communal aerial system, so check with the new neighbours (a good way to start getting to know them) whether they have their own aerials or use a communal system. If it is communal, then just plug in the TV and do a full retune. Note that you would not be allowed to fit your own aerial system without permission from the building owners or the Management Committee, so check with them before doing any work.

If you take a look at Which Freeview channels does the Kendal transmitter broadcast? you will see that the Kendal transmitter is of the 'Freeview lite' tyupe, meaning it does not carry the full range of services found on the main transmitters. If you put your full post code into this website, you will eventually see a set of 6 blue boxes below your postings. One of these named digitaluk trade will list what transmitters can be received at your location, what the channels are and what direction the aerial should be aimed to get the best available reception. It will also tell you what type of aerial to use, if you need a new one fitted.

Hope that helps you get started?



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MikeB
5:43 PM

Hilary: Mike is right, the actual system you want depends on what you can get in terms of signal and services. Every TV will have Freeview (and a decent set should have Freeview HD as standard), so you can use an aerial with anything. Some TV's will have Freesat built in, or a generic sat. tuner.

If your buying a TV, then get the right size (about 2.5 to 3 times size of the screen away from you these days), Freeview HD should be standard, at least 2 HDMI's (4 is best), and most will be smart. Stick to the four major brands (LG, Sony, Samsung and Panasonic) and you should be fine. A 40in or that sort of size in Full HD (you dont sound like a 4k customer) should be around ?400-500 at the moment. The Sony W8 in a 43in has pretty much vanished, but grab one if you can - they are never making that set again.

When it comes to a TV, your paying for the best black/whites and the best movement you can. So go somewhere trustworthy and look at it for size and style.

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