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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.

MuxH/VFrequencyHeightModeWatts
PSB1
BBCA
 V max
C27- (521.8MHz)180mDTG-2,000W
Channel icons
1 BBC One (SD) North West, 2 BBC Two England, 9 BBC Four, 23 BBC Three, 201 CBBC, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, plus 17 others

PSB2
D3+4
 V max
C24- (497.8MHz)180mDTG-2,000W
Channel icons
3 ITV 1 (SD) (Granada), 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 (Granada),

PSB3
BBCB
 V max
C21+ (474.2MHz)180mDTG-2,000W
Channel icons
46 5SELECT, 101 BBC One HD North West, 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

COM4
SDN
 V max
C25+ (506.2MHz)180mDTG-82,000W
Channel icons
20 Drama, 21 5USA, 29 ITV2 +1, 32 5STAR, 33 5Action, 38 Channel 5 +1, 41 Legend, 42 GREAT! action, 57 Dave ja vu, 58 ITVBe +1, 59 ITV3 +1, 64 Blaze, 67 TRUE CRIME, 68 TRUE CRIME XTRA, 78 TCC, 81 Blaze +1, 89 ITV4 +1, 91 WildEarth, 209 Ketchup TV, 210 Ketchup Too, 211 YAAAS!, 267 Al Jazeera English, plus 35 others

COM5
ArqA
 V max
C28+ (530.2MHz)180mDTG-82,000W
Channel icons
 Smithsonian Channel, 11 Sky Mix, 17 Really, 19 Dave, 31 E4 Extra, 36 Sky Arts, 40 Quest Red, 43 Food Network, 47 Film4 +1, 48 Challenge, 49 4seven, 60 Drama +1, 65 That's Christmas, 70 Quest +1, 74 Yesterday +1, 75 That's 90s, 233 Sky News, plus 11 others

COM6
ArqB
 V max
C22+ (482.2MHz)180mDTG-82,000W
Channel icons
 Quest Red +1,  Classic Hits, 12 Quest, 25 W, 27 Yesterday, 34 GREAT! movies, 39 DMAX, 44 HGTV, 52 GREAT! christmas, 56 That's TV (UK), 61 GREAT! movies extra, 63 GREAT! christmas mix, 71 That’s 60s, 73 HobbyMaker, 82 Talking Pictures TV, 83 Together TV, 84 PBS America, 235 Al Jazeera Eng, plus 20 others

DTG-8 64QAM 8K 3/4 27.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)

The Lancaster (Lancashire, England) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: .

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 Lancaster transmitter?

regional news image
BBC North West Tonight 3.1m homes 11.8%
from Salford M50 2QH, 76km south-southeast (155°)
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 (155°)
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?

1984-971997-981998-20092009-1330 Mar 2018
A K TA K TA K TA K TA K T
C21C4wavesC4wavesC4waves+BBCBBBCB
C22+ArqBArqB
C24ITVwavesITVwavesITVwaves-D3+4D3+4
C25+SDNSDN
C27BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2waves-BBCABBCA
C28+ArqAArqA
C30_local_local
C31BBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1waves

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 4 Nov 09 and 2 Dec 09.

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
Monday, 7 December 2015
Transmitter engineering
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7:32 PM

LANCASTER transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 22:43 on 05 Dec to 11:20 yesterday, BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 11:16 today to 11:18 today, BBC National DAB Radio Weak Signal from 18:00 yesterday to 06:52 today, BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 15:56 [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering
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10:32 PM

LANCASTER transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 22:43 on 05 Dec to 11:20 yesterday, BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 11:16 today to 11:18 today, BBC National DAB Radio Weak Signal from 18:00 yesterday to 06:52 today, BBC National DAB Radio Weak Signal from 20 [BBC]

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Tuesday, 8 December 2015
Transmitter engineering
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4:31 AM

LANCASTER transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Weak Signal from 18:00 on 06 Dec to 06:52 yesterday, BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 22:43 on 05 Dec to 11:20 on 06 Dec, BBC National DAB Radio Weak Signal from 20:34 yesterday, BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 15:56 yes [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering
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7:32 AM

LANCASTER transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 22:43 on 05 Dec to 11:20 on 06 Dec, BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 11:16 yesterday to 11:18 yesterday, BBC National DAB Radio Weak Signal from 18:00 on 06 Dec to 06:52 yesterday, BBC National DAB Radio Weak Si [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering
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10:32 AM

LANCASTER transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 22:43 on 05 Dec to 11:20 on 06 Dec, BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 11:16 yesterday to 11:18 yesterday, BBC National DAB Radio Weak Signal from 20:34 yesterday, BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 15:56 yesterd [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering
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1:32 PM

LANCASTER transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 15:56 yesterday to 20:34 yesterday, BBC National DAB Radio Weak Signal from 20:34 yesterday to 11:07 today, BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 11:16 yesterday to 11:18 yesterday, BBC National DAB Radio Weak Signal [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering
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4:32 PM

LANCASTER transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 15:56 yesterday to 20:34 yesterday, BBC National DAB Radio Weak Signal from 20:34 yesterday to 11:07 today, BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 11:16 yesterday to 11:18 yesterday, BBC National DAB Radio Off Air fro [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering
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10:32 PM

LANCASTER transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 22:43 on 05 Dec to 11:20 on 06 Dec, BBC National DAB Radio Weak Signal from 20:34 yesterday to 11:07 today, BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 11:16 yesterday to 11:18 yesterday, BBC National DAB Radio Weak Signal [BBC]

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Wednesday, 9 December 2015
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

4:31 AM

LANCASTER transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 15:56 on 07 Dec to 20:34 on 07 Dec, BBC National DAB Radio Weak Signal from 18:00 on 06 Dec to 06:52 on 07 Dec, BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 22:43 on 05 Dec to 11:20 on 06 Dec, BBC National DAB Radio Off Air [BBC]

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Chris Goodall
9:01 AM
Carnforth

Good Morning
I live at Cowan Bridge LA6 2JL. There has been transmission failures for the last five days, currently there is no signal on my set. The aerial is mounted on the chimney.
I can't determine if its the aerial, the cable, the power issues in Lancaster or work on the transmitter.
Can you help.

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