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.
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 (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 ITV +1 (West),
56 5SELECT, 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, 106 BBC Four HD, 109 BBC Three HD, 204 CBBC HD, 205 CBeebies HD, plus 1 others 66 TBN UK,
12 Quest, 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, 211 Ketchup TV, 212 YAAAS!, plus 15 others Create and Craft, Racing TV, Kiss Chat & Date, Proud Dating, ADULT Xpanded2, 16 QVC, 22 TJC, 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 45 Gems TV, 85 Create & Craft, 673 ADULT smileTV3, 678 Xpanded TV, 723 talkSPORT, 730 RNIB Connect, 731 Classic FM, 732 LBC, 733 Trans World Radio,
FreeSports, 25 W, 27 Yesterday, 34 GREAT! movies, 39 DMAX, 44 HGTV, 71 Quest Red +1, 73 HobbyMaker, 82 Talking Pictures TV, 84 PBS America, 91 Classic Hits, 235 Aljazeera English, plus 18 others ADULT smileTV2, ADULT Studio 66, 37 QVC Beauty, 38 QVC Style, 51 Ideal World, 72 Jewellery Maker, 206 Pop, 674 ADULT Babestn, 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-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?
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
Last year Sony moved a number of their channels to Local multiplexes. See Channel listings | Freeview
The Local (Bristol) multiplex is beamed NNE ish from Mendip - see the maroon polar diagram further up the page. This would suggest hat you are not likely to receive it because you are further to the E, however the Freeveiw/DUK Detailed Coverage Checker does say that you may receive it but the signal is likely to be "variable"!
The multiplex is on UHF channel 30. I'd suggest you try a manual retune on UHF C30 periodically and you might just get it, but it's not likely to be reliable all the time unless you've got a good Group T/Wideband aerial. If you've still got an old Group C/D aerial then you are lucky to be getting the PSB multiplexes!
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Mendip uses the following channels C32, C34, C35, C36, C48, C33, C36, C55, C56, C30
That's is the order PSBs1-3, COMs 4-8, Local mux. You may not receive the Local mux at your location.
Please note that at short notice COM8 is closing on June 22nd some channels are moving to COM7 and other multiplexes, some channels are closing.
See 22 Jun 2020 - Important channel broadcast changes | Freeview
For the channels on each mux see Channel listings | Freeview although there was some minor changes on 2nd June and the list hasn't been updated!
If you want the Frequency of each UHF channel, hover over each of the channel numbers above in this post.
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I've just installed a new Sony Bravia tv and have intermittent HD channels on C35 and C48 groups, C35 was fine last night, weak this morning and now my TV has removed the channels again. Is this being affected by the work being done? This is my first Freeview HD television after replacing a 13 year old so frustrating it's not working as expected straight out of the box.
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There's no reported transmitter issues or maintenance at present, but there has been some variable "Tropospheric Ducting"around recently and it's likely to be so over the next few days (see https://www.bbc.co.uk/rec…iew) which may have been the cause of the issues, it doesn't necessarily affect all frequencies the same at the same time.
You say "my TV has removed the channels again". Is this because it found no signal and automatically did a retune, or did you instigate a retune? If it was automatically, I suggest you turn off this functionality as you may find channels disappear unexpectedly if there is any signal issues.
Retuning when there is no/very weak signal will usually just clear the correct tuning, you then have to repeat retune when signals are normal.
C48 is the SDN multiplex which is SD, C35 is the BBCB HD mux the other two are COMs 7&8 C55&C56.
You can keep an eye on when a manual retune may be required from this page Service updates | Freeview
As it happens, there is a retune event tomorrow see 22 Jun 2020 - Important channel broadcast changes | Freeview programme channels are moving off COM8, HD ones that aren't closing to COM7 and some SD ones may go to COMs 5 and/or 6, no detail confirmed. Arqiva have made a commercial decision to close COM8 which will go off-air on the 30th June.
Have you previously had any signal problems with C48 SDN/COM4? It maybe that your "normal" reception may be variable. We'd need a full postcode to see what the Freeview Detailed Coverage Checker predicts for your location.
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