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 problemsThe BBC and Digital UK report there are no faults or engineering work on the Melling (Lancashire, England) transmitter.
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.
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?
BBC North West Tonight 3.1m homes 11.8%
from Salford M50 2QH, 76km south-southeast
to BBC North West region - 92 masts.
How will the Melling (Lancashire, England) transmission frequencies change over time?
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|aerial group||C/D E||C/D E||C/D E||C/D E||C/D E||C/D E||A 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?
|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
Your post code as given is just 3 km from the Melling transmitter so you should have a very good signal, maybe too much? Please will you check what the signal strength reported by your TV set is forthe channels giving the problem. Ideally you want between 60% and 85% strength - anything more will cause the problems you report.
If the signal is too strong then you can insert an attenuator into the aerial feed, but don't let the weight of it 'hang' on the aerial socket but use a short flylead to connect it to the back of the set. Attenuators are quite cheap and can be bought from several on-line suppliers or the likes of Maplins.
Let us know if that helps, please.
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