Full Freeview on the Mendip (Somerset, England) transmitter
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The symbol shows the location of the Mendip (Somerset, England) transmitter which serves 720,000 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 problemsThe BBC and Digital UK report there are no faults or engineering work on the Mendip (Somerset, England) transmitter.
Which Freeview channels does the Mendip 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.
1 BBC One (SD) West, 2 BBC Two England, 9 BBC Four, 23 BBC Three, 201 CBBC, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, 250 BBC Red Button, plus 16 others 700 BBC Radio 1, 701 BBC Radio 1Xtra, 702 BBC Radio 2, 703 BBC Radio 3, 704 BBC Radio 4 (FM), 705 BBC Radio 5 Live, 706 BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra, 707 BBC Radio 6 Music, 708 BBC Radio 4 Extra, 709 BBC Asian Network, 710 BBC World Service, 719 BBC Bristol (BBC local radio), 721 BBC Wiltshire (BBC local radio), 722 BBC Somerset (BBC local radio), 734 BBC Solent for Dorset (BBC local radio), 735 BBC Gloucestershire (BBC local radio),
3 ITV 1 (SD) (West), 4 Channel 4 (SD) South ads, 5 Channel 5, 6 ITV 2, 10 ITV3, 13 E4, 14 Film4, 15 Channel 4 +1 South ads, 18 More4, 26 ITV4, 30 E4 +1, 35 ITV1 +1 (West),
56 5SELECT, 101 BBC One HD (England no regional news), 102 BBC Two HD (England), 103 ITV 1 HD (ITV Meridian Southampton), 104 Channel 4 HD South ads, 105 Channel 5 HD, 106 BBC Four HD, 109 BBC Three HD, 204 CBBC HD, 205 CBeebies HD, plus 1 others 66 TBN UK,
20 Drama, 21 5USA, 29 ITV2 +1, 32 5STAR, 33 5Action, 41 Legend, 42 GREAT! movies action, 46 Channel 5 +1, 58 ITVBe +1, 59 ITV3 +1, 64 Blaze, 67 CBS Reality, 74 Dave ja vu, 78 TCC, 81 Blaze +1, 89 ITV4 +1, 203 CITV, 208 Pop Player, 209 Ketchup TV, 210 Ketchup Too, 211 YAAAS!, plus 15 others Racing TV, Kiss Chat & Date, Proud Dating, ADULT Xpanded2, 16 QVC, 22 TJC, 237 TalkTV, 263 SonLife, 264 VisionTV, 265 On Demand 365, 269 Arise News, 670 ADULT Section (start), 724 Capital, 727 Absolute Radio, 728 Heart,
11 Sky Arts, 17 Really, 19 Dave, 31 E4 Extra, 36 pick, 40 Quest Red, 43 Food Network, 47 Film4 +1, 48 Challenge, 49 4seven, 57 Smithsonian Channel, 60 Drama +1, 70 Quest +1, 75 Yesterday +1, 83 Together TV, 233 Sky News, plus 9 others CRAFT EXTRA , 45 Gems TV, 85 Create & Craft, 673 ADULT smileTV3, 723 talkSPORT, 730 RNIB Connect, 731 Classic FM, 732 LBC, 733 Trans World Radio,
12 Quest, 25 W, 27 Yesterday, 34 GREAT! movies, 39 DMAX, 44 HGTV, 71 Quest Red +1, 73 HobbyMaker, 82 Talking Pictures TV, 84 PBS America, 88 Classic Hits, 235 Al Jazeera Eng, plus 19 others ADULT smileTV2, ADULT Studio 66, 37 QVC Beauty, 38 QVC Style, 51 Ideal World, 72 Jewellery Maker, 206 Pop, 674 ADULT Babestn, 678 Xpanded TV, 699 ADULT Section, 711 Hits Radio, 712 KISS FRESH, 713 KISS, 714 KISSTORY, 715 Magic, 716 Greatest Hits Radio, 717 Kerrang!, 718 Smooth Radio, 725 Premier Radio,
from 22nd September 2014: 7 Made in Bristol,
DTG-12 QSPK 8K 3/4 8.0Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)
Which BBC and ITV regional news can I watch from the Mendip transmitter?
ITV West Country News (East) 0.9m homes 3.4%
from Bristol BS4 3HG, 23km north (11°)
to ITV West region - 61 masts.
All of lunch, weekend and 50% evening news is shared with West Country (West)
Are there any self-help relays?
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How will the Mendip (Somerset, England) transmission frequencies change over time?
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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 5||(-6dB) 126kW|
|SDN, ARQA, ARQB, BBCA, D3+4, BBCB||(-7dB) 100kW|
|Mux 1*, Mux 2*, Mux A*, Mux B*, Mux C*, Mux D*, LBS||(-17dB) 10kW|
Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Mendip transmitter area
Anyone know of any problems affecting COM7 (BBC4 HD, etc)? Over the past few days it's been very intermittent, sometimes with no signal at all (even through a booster). As it's now listed above at 72 400w (up from 10000) there should be no reception problems. No problems are reported at Mendip. Any information?
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Has anyone got any tips on what type of aerial would be best to use, am located in Worle, postcode bs226lj, and currently have issues with fluctuating signal quality on numerous channels, strength is stable and high, around 90-95 percent that's with using a booster which I don't think I should need one with an outdoor aerial but without the booster the fluctuating signal quality is even more of an issue so the fluctuating quality isn't directly related to using a booster. I do know about the pros and cons about using boosters so be need to really go into that, it's the types of aerial I'm interested in getting advice about.
We do have a main road outside the house, the fluctuating quality is a lot to do with traffic as the issue goes away late at night, early hours of the morning when there's obviously hardly any traffic going by. My location isn't on one of the high spots around Worle so the aerial doesn't have a direct line of sight but I don't think that's the issue with the quality fluctuating due to the situation improving late at night etc as the tall trees (not close by but are in line with the direction the aerial is pointing) are there all the time lol.
I'm sure I've seen an aerial advertised that is supposed to help with interference issues but can't recall if I'm correct on that one, the one we have on the roof now was installed a few years ago, the installer said it was good enough but it looks like the one of the old aerials that have been around 20 plus years, if you know what I mean.. The cable being used with the outdoor aerial is pf100.
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Paul: Locations where the quality of the signal received is being adversely affected by traffic passing along a nearby roadway, can in "some" cases be down to the aerial having moved slightly whilst it was being tightened up, insomuch is sitting a few degrees to the right or left of the exact direction that the signal is coming, this type of thing making it more sensitive to such as reflections from passing traffic etc, multi-element aerials of the high gain variety (should this apply) exacerbating the problem because of their narrower signal acceptance angle.
Therefore, as the aforementioned is only one possible reason for your problem, it would be rather prudent to make one or two local enquiries to ascertain if others are also suffering from similar problems with their reception, because if they are, then your aerial alignment is likely to be OK.
That said, you are indicated as being at 15 miles away from the Mendip transmitter @ 124 degrees, the line-of-sight problem you refer to seen on the terrain indicator as being at 7 miles prior to your location, a factor related to this being that reception of signals of a non-direct line nature is only possible through what's known as diffraction (signal bending) resulting in them being more vulnerable to anything that might interfere with them, e.g: such as vegetation in the form of trees etc on the land that is causing the LOS obstruction, this unfortunately being something that no one can do anything about.
By the way, on the subject of aerials, its quite unnecessary to use anything other than a Log periodic (Log 36) aerial for DTT reception, their only problem being one of image, insomuch that people incorrectly equate large pieces of metalwork on their roofs as in some way being superior to that of the much smaller Log types, the latter in many cases giving a superior level of glitch free reception by having a wider pick up angle plus a near to flat response across the channels.
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I cannot seem to find any mention of current Freeview interference on ITV and C4 variants for the Mendip transmission area. I live in the Taunton area and although we appear to be on the edge of the coverage area we normally have good reception. The picture/sound have been blocking for a couple of weeks now, making viewing and recording impossible. I don't think it is equipment because both the TV and digibox recorder have the same problem. Has anyone else had this problem and are there any solutions?
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