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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 problems

The BBC and Digital UK report there are no faults or engineering work on the Mendip (Somerset, England) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Mendip transmitter broadcast?

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Digital television services are broadcast on a multiplexes (or Mux) where many stations occupy a single broadcast frequency, as shown below.

 H max
C32 (562.0MHz)591mDTG-3100,000W
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1 BBC One (SD) West, 2 BBC Two England, 9 BBC Four, 201 CBBC, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, 250 BBC Red Button, plus 16 others

 H max
C34 (578.0MHz)591mDTG-3100,000W
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),

 H max
C35 (586.0MHz)591mDTG-6100,000W
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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, plus 1 others

 H max
C48 (690.0MHz)591mDTG-8100,000W
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12 Quest, 20 Drama, 21 5USA, 27 ITV2 +1, 30 5STAR, 31 Paramount Network, 34 ITV3 +1, 40 Sony Movies Action, 44 Channel 5 +1, 54 5SELECT, 58 ITVBe +1, 59 ITV4 +1, 63 Blaze, 66 CBS Reality, 70 Horror Channel, 77 TCC, 80 Blaze +1, 203 CITV, 211 Ketchup TV, plus 18 others

 H max
C33 (570.0MHz)591mDTG-8100,000W
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11 pick, 17 Really, 19 Dave, 28 E4 +1, 32 Sony Movies, 38 Quest Red, 41 Food Network, 45 Film4 +1, 46 Challenge, 57 Smithsonian Channel, 76 Quest +1, 78 Now 90s, 88 Together, 233 Sky News, plus 7 others

 H max
C36 (594.0MHz)591mDTG-8100,000W
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25 Yesterday, 29 4Music, 37 DMAX, 39 CBS Justice, 42 HGTV, 47 4seven, 71 CBS Drama, 79 Dave ja vu, 81 Talking Pictures TV, 91 PBS America, 234 RT, 235 Aljazeera English, plus 17 others

 H -10dB
C51 (714.0MHz)591mDTG-1210,000W
Channel icons
from 22nd September 2014: 7 Made in Bristol,

 H -1.4dB
C55 (746.0MHz)591mDTG-672,400W
Channel icons
56 5USA +1, 67 CBS Reality +1, 72 Quest Red +1, 74 Shopping Quarter , 86 More4 +1, 92 Pick +1, 94 Paramount Network +1, 107 BBC News HD, 109 Channel 4+1 HD, 110 4seven HD, 113 RT HD, plus 2 others

 H -1.6dB
C56 (754.0MHz)591mDTG-669,100W
Channel icons
55 5STAR +1, 64 FreeSports HD, 69 CBS Justice +1, 83 NOW 80s, 89 Together TV +1, 93 PBS America +1, 96 Forces TV, 106 BBC Four HD, 114 Quest HD, 205 CBeebies HD, plus 2 others

DTG-3 64QAM 8K 2/3 24.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
DTG-6 256QAM 32KE 2/3 40.2Mb/s DVB-T2 MPEG4
DTG-8 64QAM 8K 3/4 27.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
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?

regional news image
BBC Points West 0.9m homes 3.4%
from Bristol BS8 2LR, 25km north (3°)
to BBC West region - 60 masts.
regional news image
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?

CheddarTransposer15 km E Weston-super-Mare1674 homes
LuccombeActive deflector6 km w Minehead38 homes

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

1984-971997-981998-20102010-132013-182013-1727 Feb 2018
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tv_off Being removed from Freeview (for 5G use) by 30 June 2020 - more
Table shows multiplexes names see this article;
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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 500kW
Analogue 5(-6dB) 126kW
SDN, ARQA, ARQB, BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-7dB) 100kW
com7(-8.4dB) 72.4kW
com8(-8.6dB) 69.1kW
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

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. Mendip 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.

Tuesday, 30 July 2019
Transmitter engineering

2:08 PM

MENDIP transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Weak Signal; DSO related from 12:13 today. [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering

5:08 PM

MENDIP transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Weak Signal; DSO related from 12:13 today to 15:50 today, HD Digital TV Weak Signal; DSO related from 14:03 today to 14:52 today. [BBC]

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Wednesday, 31 July 2019
Transmitter engineering

5:08 AM

MENDIP transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Weak Signal; DSO related from 12:13 yesterday to 15:50 yesterday, HD Digital TV Weak Signal; DSO related from 14:03 yesterday to 14:52 yesterday. [BBC]

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Thursday, 1 August 2019
Transmitter engineering

5:08 AM

MENDIP transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Weak Signal; DSO related from 12:13 on 30 Jul to 15:50 on 30 Jul, HD Digital TV Weak Signal; DSO related from 14:03 on 30 Jul to 14:52 on 30 Jul. [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering's 129,564 posts xx
Friday, 2 August 2019
1:45 PM

Our Tv reception from Mendip Transmitter has been excellently reconnected by James Kettle of the Freeview Home Support Team. He removed a combiner and an old aerial that was pointing to the Ridgehill transmitter and fitted two filters to our aerial that is pointing to the Mendip Transmitter to ensure the new G4/G5 mobile signal would not conflict with our reception. The Freeview advice line is 08081000288, Opening hours 9am-6pm Mon to Fri, 9am-5pm Sat and closed on Sunday. He advised the Manual settings for Mendip are now 30,32,33,34,36 and 48. (my Post code is GL10 3BJ)

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Bob's 7 posts GB

11:15 PM


Glad to hear that you've been sorted out ok and had some good help through the Freeview Advice line, we only tend to hear the bad reports about them!

Nice that you are getting some signal from the Local Mux on UHF30. I take it you don't have an HD set/tuner as you haven't mentioned the HD muxes BBCB(PSB3) HD on UHF35 although it's unlikely that you'll get the COMs 7&8 muxes from Mendip (you may possibly - no guarantee - get them from Ridge Hill if the aerial has a side-lobe in it reception pattern in he Ridge Hill direction - but that likely will be pure chance.).

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Chris.SE's 1,128 posts GB
Tuesday, 6 August 2019

2:46 PM

how do i get dab transmitter coverage maps

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david's 62 posts GB

9:08 PM


To the left of the page display is a menu option. In this scroll down to the DAB Transmitters option and click on that. Select the transmitter of interest and click on it. That should bring up a page with a map showing the area of reception.

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MikeP's 3,050 posts GB
Wednesday, 7 August 2019

11:40 AM

MikeP: & All:

I've noticed that the DAB coverage doesn't seem to be displayed if Pro Mode is enabled on DAB maps, are you getting the same? Also I'm not getting a DAB coverage map for Mendip!

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Chris.SE's 1,128 posts GB
Thursday, 8 August 2019

10:42 AM


Sadly, the transmitter listing at All UK DAB radio transmitters | free and easy does not include the Mendip transmitter. Something Briantist needs to address.

All of the other transmitters I've tried, not all of them of course, do show the coverage maps in the non-pro mode, which is indicative of the coverage for most purposes.

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