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Freeview Light on the Marlborough (Wiltshire, England) transmitter

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The symbol shows the location of the Marlborough (Wiltshire, England) transmitter which serves 4,300 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 Marlborough (Wiltshire, England) transmitter.

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

Which Freeview channels does the Marlborough 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
C25 (506.0MHz)242mDTG-320W
Channel icons
1 BBC One 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
C28 (530.0MHz)242mDTG-320W
Channel icons
3 ITV (West), 4 Channel 4 South ads, 5 Channel 5, 6 ITV 2, 13 Channel 4 +1 South ads, 14 More4, 15 Film4, 24 ITV4, 24 ITV4 +1, 28 E4, 33 ITV +1 (West),

PSB3
BBCB
 V max
C22 (482.0MHz)242mDTG-620W
Channel icons
45 Film4 +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 0 Freeview channels?


The Marlborough (Wiltshire, 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 Marlborough transmitter?

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

How will the Marlborough (Wiltshire, England) transmission frequencies change over time?

years1950s~851984-971997-981998-20102010-132013-182013-1731st Mar 2018-
aerial groupVHFA KA KA KA KA KA KA B C/D E K VHF
C7BBCtv
C22BBC1BBC1BBC1BBCBBBCBBBCB
C25ITVITVITVBBCABBCABBCA
C28BBC2BBC2BBC2D3+4D3+4D3+4
600C32C4C4C4

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 24th March and 7th April 2010.

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

Analogue 1-4 100W
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-7dB) 20W

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. Marlborough 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
Wednesday, 2 August 2017
Transmitter engineering
5:32 AM

MARLBOROUGH transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 10:23 yesterday to 15:22 yesterday, HD Digital TV Off Air from 10:23 yesterday to 15:22 yesterday. FM: Radio 1 FM Off Air from 10:23 yesterday to 15:22 yesterday, Radio 2 FM Off Air from 10:23 yesterday to 15:22 yeste [BBC]

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Thursday, 3 August 2017
Transmitter engineering
5:32 AM

MARLBOROUGH transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 10:23 on 01 Aug to 15:22 on 01 Aug, HD Digital TV Off Air from 10:23 on 01 Aug to 15:22 on 01 Aug. FM: Radio 1 FM Off Air from 10:23 on 01 Aug to 15:22 on 01 Aug, Radio 2 FM Off Air from 10:23 on 01 Aug to 15:22 on 01 [BBC]

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Wednesday, 1 November 2017
Transmitter engineering
8:09 AM

MARLBOROUGH transmitter - Freeview: HD Digital TV Reduced Quality from 03:48 today. FM: Radio 1 FM Reduced Quality from 04:18 today to 05:06 today, Radio 2 FM Reduced Quality from 04:18 today to 05:04 today, Radio 2 FM Reduced Quality from 06:20 today, Radio 3 FM Reduced Quality f [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering
11:09 AM

MARLBOROUGH transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Reduced Quality from 03:52 today to 05:01 today, HD Digital TV Reduced Quality from 03:48 today to 05:36 today. FM: Radio 1 FM Reduced Quality from 04:18 today to 05:06 today, Radio 2 FM Reduced Quality from 04:18 today to 05:04 t [BBC]

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Lizzie Hague
11:37 AM

Transmitter engineering: Hi
We have a retirement block on a communal system that say they have no signal to all TVs today can you confirm that this is due to the works you are doing on the Marlborough transmitter ? 11.35am 01/11

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Lizzie Hague's 1 post GB
Transmitter engineering
8:09 PM

MARLBOROUGH transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Reduced Quality from 03:52 today to 05:01 today, HD Digital TV Reduced Quality from 03:48 today to 05:36 today. FM: Radio 1 FM Reduced Quality from 04:18 today to 05:06 today, Radio 2 FM Reduced Quality from 06:20 today to 11:23 t [BBC]

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Thursday, 2 November 2017
Transmitter engineering
5:09 AM

MARLBOROUGH transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Reduced Quality from 03:52 yesterday to 05:01 yesterday, HD Digital TV Reduced Quality from 03:48 yesterday to 05:36 yesterday. FM: Radio 1 FM Reduced Quality from 04:18 yesterday to 05:06 yesterday, Radio 2 FM Reduced Quality fro [BBC]

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Friday, 3 November 2017
Transmitter engineering
5:09 AM

MARLBOROUGH transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Reduced Quality from 03:52 on 01 Nov to 05:01 on 01 Nov, HD Digital TV Reduced Quality from 03:48 on 01 Nov to 05:36 on 01 Nov. FM: Radio 1 FM Reduced Quality from 04:18 on 01 Nov to 05:06 on 01 Nov, Radio 2 FM Reduced Quality fro [BBC]

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