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The symbol shows the location of the Millom Park (Cumbria, England) transmitter which serves 5,200 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 Millom Park (Cumbria, England) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Millom Park 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
C28 (530.0MHz)188mDTG-343W
Channel icons
1 BBC One (SD) North 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

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C25 (506.0MHz)188mDTG-343W
Channel icons
3 ITV (SD) (Granada), 4 Channel 4 (SD) North ads, 5 Channel 5, 6 ITV 2, 10 ITV3, 13 E4, 14 Film4, 15 Channel 4 +1 North ads, 18 More4, 26 ITV4, 30 E4 +1, 35 ITV +1 (Granada),

 V max
C22 (482.0MHz)188mDTG-643W
Channel icons
56 5SELECT, 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, 106 BBC Four HD, 109 BBC Three HD, 204 CBBC HD, 205 CBeebies HD, plus 1 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
H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)

Are you trying to watch these 43 Freeview channels?

the effected channels
the effected channels
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The Millom Park (Cumbria, England) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: 4seven, 5Action, 5STAR, 5USA, Aljazeera English, Blaze, Blaze +1, CBS Reality, Challenge, Channel 5 +1, CITV, YAAAS!, Dave, Dave ja vu, DMAX, Drama +1, E4 Extra, Film4 +1, Food Network, GB News, GREAT! movies, GREAT! movies action, HGTV, HobbyMaker, ITV2 +1, ITV3 +1, ITV4 +1, ITVBe +1, Legend, PBS America, pick, Pop Player, Quest +1, Quest Red, Really, Sky News, Smithsonian Channel, Talking Pictures TV, TCC, That's TV (UK), Together TV, W, Yesterday +1.

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 Millom Park transmitter?

regional news image
BBC North West Tonight 3.1m homes 11.8%
from Salford M50 2QH, 107km southeast (143°)
to BBC North West region - 92 masts.
regional news image
ITV Granada Reports 3.1m homes 11.6%
from Salford M50 2EQ, 107km southeast (143°)
to ITV Granada region - 80 masts.

Are there any self-help relays?

BlawithActive deflector15 km SW Windermere40 homes
Duddon BridgeTransposer19 km N Barrow-in-Furness12 homes

How will the Millom Park (Cumbria, England) transmission frequencies change over time?

1984-971997-981998-20092009-1312 Aug 2020

tv_off Being removed from Freeview (for 5G use) after November 2020 / June 2022 - more
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 4 Nov 09 and 2 Dec 09.

How do the old analogue and currrent digital signal levels compare?

Analogue 1-4 215W
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-7dB) 43W

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. Millom Park 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.

Wednesday, 18 November 2020
Transmitter engineering

10:50 AM

MILLOM PARK transmitter - Freeview: Off the air due to essential engineering from 18 Nov 00:36 until 18 Nov 00:38. . [BBC]

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Wednesday, 6 January 2021
Transmitter engineering

5:05 AM

MILLOM PARK transmitter - Freeview: Off the air due to a fault from 5 Jan 23:14 until 5 Jan 23:16. . [BBC]

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Friday, 15 January 2021
Transmitter engineering

7:50 PM

MILLOM PARK transmitter - Freeview: Off the air due to a fault from 15 Jan 18:42. . [BBC]

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10:40 PM

MILLOM PARK transmitter - Freeview: Off the air due to a fault from 15 Jan 20:13 until 15 Jan 20:21. Off the air due to a fault from 15 Jan 18:42 until 15 Jan 20:13. . [BBC]

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Monday, 25 January 2021
6:14 PM

Monday 25th Jan 2021 - Why have the 4 hd channels disappeared ?

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Chris's 2 posts BE
Tuesday, 26 January 2021

7:16 PM


There are 6 HD channels (and 2 SD) on the BBCB HD multiplex - BBC1, BBC2, ITV, Ch4, Ch5 & CBBC are the HD ones.
Are they all missing? Have there been any power cuts in the area? I can't find any reports of problems at the transmitter from Freeview or the BBC.

Have you changed anything lately? HDMI leads near unscreened/poorly screened flyleads/aerial leads can cause interference.

If you happened to retune when the signal was missing, this generally just clears the correct tuning and you need to retune again when signals are normal.

I would check that your aerial seems intact and pointing in the correct direction and that your downlead looks undamaged (especially if it is old). Also check all your coax plugs, connections, flyleads etc, unplug connectors check for corrosion or other problems and reconnect them. Flyleads are a common problem, try swapping/changing them. See what signal strengths and quality you are getting for the other multiplexes (groups of channels) shown in your TV's tuning section.
Problematic connections, water ingress etc. can seem to affect reception of just AN individual or several multiplexes.

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Chris.SE's 3,031 posts GB
Monday, 1 February 2021
10:47 AM

Live in Millom, lost all channels listed on PSB2 (D3 +4) at least a week ago. But have the BBC and HD channels but HD channels.

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Paul's 1 post GB

7:29 PM

Paul :

Can't find any evidence of faults at the Millom Park transmitter from either Freeview or the BBC.
If you retuned when you had no signal (for whatever the reason) this will most likely have just cleared the correct tuning and you'll need to retune when signals are normal. If your set automatically retuned by itself (turn that function off, it's more trouble than it's worth) the the result will be the same.

Try a manual retune on UHF channel C25 (PSB2 at Millom Park).
If you happen to be getting your signals from Winter Hill it's C34.
If you can't manual tune, do an automatic one.
If you still have problems, post back with a full postcode so we can check predicted reception at your locale.

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Tuesday, 29 June 2021
Transmitter engineering

8:46 AM

MILLOM PARK transmitter - Freeview: Weather conditions may be affecting your reception from 29 Jun 05:32. . [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering

11:46 AM

MILLOM PARK transmitter - Freeview: Weather conditions may be affecting your reception from 29 Jun 05:32 until 29 Jun 07:51. . [BBC]

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