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The symbol shows the location of the Monksilver (Somerset, England) transmitter which serves 600 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 Monksilver (Somerset, England) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Monksilver 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
C40 (626.0MHz)268mDTG-315W
Channel icons
1 BBC One (SD) West, 2 BBC Two England, 9 BBC Four, 201 CBBC SD, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, 250 BBC Red Button, plus 16 others

PSB2
D3+4
 V max
C43 (650.0MHz)268mDTG-315W
Channel icons
3 ITV (SD) (West), 4 Channel 4 (SD) South ads, 5 Channel 5 (SD), 6 ITV 2, 10 ITV3, 13 E4, 14 Film4, 15 Channel 4 +1 South ads, 18 More4, 24 ITV4, 33 ITV +1 (West), 45 Film4 +1,

PSB3
BBCB
 V max
C46 (674.0MHz)268mDTG-615W
Channel icons
86 More4 +1, 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, 204 CBBC HD,

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 60 Freeview channels?

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The Monksilver (Somerset, England) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: 4Music, 4seven, 4seven HD, 5SELECT, 5Spike, 5STAR, 5STAR +1, 5USA, 5USA +1, AlJazeera English (SD), Aljazeera English HD, BBC Four HD, BBC News HD, Blaze, Blaze +1, CBeebies HD, CBS Drama, CBS Justice, CBS Reality, CBS Reality +1, Challenge, Channel 4+1 HD, Channel 5 +1, CITV, Dave, Dave ja vu, DMAX, Drama, E4 +1, Food Network, Forces TV, Freesports, Home, Horror Channel, ITV2 +1, ITV3 +1, ITV4 +1, ITVBe +1, Together TV +1, Movies4Men, NOW 80s, Now 90s, Paramount Network, PBS America, pick, Pick +1, Quest +1, Quest Red, Quest Red +1, Really, RT HD, Sewing Quarter, Sky News, Smithsonian Channel HD, Sony Movie Channel, Talking Pictures TV, TCC, Together TV, Yesterday, YourTV.

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 Monksilver transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Points West 0.9m homes 3.4%
from Bristol BS8 2LR, 62km northeast (52°)
to BBC West region - 60 masts.
regional news image
ITV West Country News (East) 0.9m homes 3.4%
from Bristol BS4 3HG, 63km northeast (56°)
to ITV West region - 61 masts.
All of lunch, weekend and 50% evening news is shared with West Country (West)

How will the Monksilver (Somerset, England) transmission frequencies change over time?

1984-971997-981998-20102010-1327 Mar 132013-1731 Mar 2018-
B E TB E TB E TB E TB E K TB E K TB E K T
C40 BBCABBCABBCA
C42C4wavesC4wavesC4waves
C43D3+4D3+4D3+4D3+4
C45BBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1waves
C46BBCBBBCBBBCBBBCB
C48BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2waves
C50tv_offBBCA
C52tv_offITVwavesITVwavesITVwaves

tv_off Being removed from Freeview (for 5G use) by 30 June 2020 - 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 24 Mar 10 and 7 Apr 10.

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

Analogue 1-4, BBCA, D3+4, BBCB 15W

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

Jan 1958-Jul 1968Television Wales and the West
Jul 1968-Feb 2004Harlech 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. Monksilver 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
Tuesday, 29 May 2012
Transmitter engineering
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9:27 AM

MONKSILVER transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Wrong Programme from 02:01 yesterday to 03:32 yesterday [BBC]

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Wednesday, 30 May 2012
Transmitter engineering
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4:28 AM

MONKSILVER transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Wrong Programme from 02:01 on 28 May to 03:32 on 28 May [BBC]

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Monday, 18 June 2012
Transmitter engineering
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6:29 PM

MONKSILVER transmitter - Freeview HD Digital TV Off Air from 14:20 today to 14:28 today [BBC]

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Tuesday, 19 June 2012
Transmitter engineering
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5:26 AM

MONKSILVER transmitter - Freeview HD Digital TV Off Air from 14:20 yesterday to 14:28 yesterday [BBC]

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Wednesday, 20 June 2012
Transmitter engineering
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4:28 AM

MONKSILVER transmitter - Freeview HD Digital TV Off Air from 14:20 on 18 Jun to 14:28 on 18 Jun [BBC]

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Thursday, 4 October 2012
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Jon Freeman B.Eng Hons
8:28 AM

Fault with Monksilver transmitter = AGAIN!!
C43 is not on air - AGAIN. This digital TV system is rubbish - far worse than the relatively reliable analogue system it replaced. But then again, as mere customers, we can not stand in the way of the corporate greed of the mobile phone industry.

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Monday, 6 October 2014
Transmitter engineering
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10:31 AM

MONKSILVER transmitter - RelayPossible service interruptions [DUK]

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Monday, 14 March 2016
Transmitter engineering
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10:31 AM

MONKSILVER transmitter - Possible service interruptions [DUK]

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Tuesday, 22 March 2016
Transmitter engineering
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4:32 AM

MONKSILVER transmitter - Possible service interruptions [DUK]

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Sunday, 9 October 2016
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7:09 PM

MONKSILVER transmitter - Possible service interruptions [DUK]

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