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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?

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, 201 CBBC, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, 601 BBC RB 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, 24 ITV4 +1, 28 E4, 33 ITV +1 (Granada), 73 Sewing Quarter,

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, 204 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, 57 Paramount Network, 58 ITV Be +1, 59 ITV4 +1, 61 True Entertainment, 63 Blaze, 64 CBS Action +1, 66 CBS Reality, 70 Horror Channel, 80 Blaze +1, 83 Quest +1, 203 CITV, 211 Ketchup TV, plus 17 others

COM5
ArqA
 V max
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, 72 YourTV, 233 Sky News, plus 10 others

COM6
ArqB
 V max
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 Drama, 79 Dave ja vu, 81 Talking Pictures TV, plus 19 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
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
Tuesday, 8 May 2018
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Peter Seddon
2:22 PM Morecambe

StevensOnln1: Hi All connections checked and the reception is blocky on just the HD channels from the Lancaster transmitter, channel 21 in DTG6 mode. Diretct TV aerial connection and Humax PVR show the same results. Could it be 4G interference. Post Code is LA3 3AP. All info on the transmitter shows no problems or outages.

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StevensOnln1
3:35 PM

Peter Seddon: UHF channel 21 is at the opposite end of the UHF band compared to the frequencies which were sold off for 4G services a few years ago, so 4G interference is very unlikely. You're only 5km away and should be getting a strong signal, perhaps too strong (hence my asking for signal strength and quality readings in my earlier reply). Either you have a fault with your aerial system affecting just the PSB3 mux or you may well have too much signal causing the tuner to be effectively deafened, presenting similar symptoms to the signal being too weak (search this website for an article titled "Too much of a good thing").

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Peter Seddon
6:39 PM

StevensOnln1: Just checked and have a fluctuating readings of all zero and 70% signal and 10% quallity. from CH21.

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Peter Seddon
7:32 PM

StevensOnln1: I have done a further signal check on the other channels 22 24 25 27 & 28 and all are 70 to 80% signal with 100% quality.

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Wednesday, 9 May 2018
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Peter Seddon
11:18 AM

StevensOnln1: Problem fixed turned out to be the incoming aerial connection in conjunction with the booster. Booster removed and end connection remade and connected direct to the PVR and TV.

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Tuesday, 28 August 2018
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Pat Fawley
11:29 AM Lancaster

We have no digital reception (freeview) -- talked to neighbours and they don't either.

Please let me know what is happening and when we might receive transmission again.

01524-62700 / LA1 1QZ

Many thanks.

Pat

LA1 1QZ

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StevensOnln1
11:51 AM

Pat Fawley: There is engineering work currently taking place at the Lancaster transmitter. Do not attempt to retune. It is not a good idea to post your phone number online, as no contributors to this unofficial website will call you and you are just inviting unwanted telesales and other nuisance callers.

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Transmitter engineering
12:08 PM

LANCASTER transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Weak Signal from 10:48 today. [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering
3:08 PM

LANCASTER transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 11:05 today to 11:32 today, HD Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 11:05 today to 11:32 today. DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Weak Signal from 10:48 today to 11:58 today. [BBC]

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Wednesday, 29 August 2018
Transmitter engineering
6:08 AM

LANCASTER transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 11:05 yesterday to 11:32 yesterday, HD Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 11:05 yesterday to 11:32 yesterday. DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Weak Signal from 10:48 yesterday to 11:58 yesterday. [BBC]

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