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Freeview Light on the Melling (Lancashire, England) transmitter

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The symbol shows the location of the Melling (Lancashire, England) transmitter which serves 800 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 Melling (Lancashire, England) transmitter.

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

Which Freeview channels does the Melling 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.

 V max
 H -7.7dB
C57 (762.0MHz)
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 RB 1, plus 17 others

 V max
 H -7.7dB
C60 (786.0MHz)
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),

 V max
 H -7.7dB
C53 (730.0MHz)
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,

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 Melling (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 Melling transmitter?

regional news image
BBC North West Tonight 3.1m homes 11.8%
from Salford M50 2QH, 76km south-southeast
to BBC North West region - 92 masts.
regional news image
ITV Granada Reports 3.1m homes 11.6%
from Salford M50 2EQ, 76km south-southeast
to ITV Granada region - 80 masts.

How will the Melling (Lancashire, England) transmission frequencies change over time?

years1984-971997-981998-20092009-132013-182013-1730th Jun 2020-
aerial groupC/D EC/D EC/D EC/D EC/D EC/D EA B C/D E K VHF

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 14W
PSB1||, PSB2||, PSB3||(-4.5dB) 5W
PSB1≡, PSB2≡, PSB3≡(-12.2dB) 0.84W

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. Melling 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.

Saturday, 7 May 2011
John Keegan
4:44 PM Carnforth

LA6 2NL - Melling transmitter.

We have been periodicaly losing the signal from the Melling transmnitter ever since the digital service began.

Sometimes it only efects BBC. At other times BBC is the only one that is OK. At the moment (16:38 Saturday 07 May) it is effecting all chanels.

We are becoming sick and tired of the quality of our digital reception on Freeview as we are only 3 miles from Melling on the other side of the river.

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Tuesday, 17 April 2012
Transmitter engineering
5:30 PM

MELLING transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air from 14:05 today to 14:08 today HD Digital TV Off Air from 14:05 today to 14:08 today [BBC]

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Wednesday, 18 April 2012
Transmitter engineering
4:29 AM

MELLING transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air from 14:05 yesterday to 14:08 yesterday HD Digital TV Off Air from 14:05 yesterday to 14:08 yesterday [BBC]

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Thursday, 19 April 2012
Transmitter engineering
10:30 AM

MELLING transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air from 14:05 on 17 Apr to 14:08 on 17 Apr HD Digital TV Off Air from 14:05 on 17 Apr to 14:08 on 17 Apr [BBC]

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Tuesday, 8 January 2013
John Baker
2:03 PM

Transmitter engineering: Some approximate indication as to when the Melling transmitter is expected back on air would be greatly appreciated.

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John Baker's 2 posts GB
2:53 PM

John Baker: It is somewhat in the nature of a fault such as this (unlike planned engineering works) that it won't be fixed until whatever it is that has gone wrong is sorted out.

The oldest TV advice is the best here: do not adjust your set!

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Briantist's 38,768 posts Owner Owner GB
John Baker
3:59 PM

Thank you for that. I understand! I hadn't realsied that it was a fault and had assumed it was planned maintainance.

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