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The symbol shows the location of the Pendle Forest (Lancashire, England) transmitter which serves 45,000 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 Pendle Forest (Lancashire, England) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Pendle Forest 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.

MuxH/VFrequencyHeightModeWatts
PSB1
BBCA
 V max
C28+ (530.2MHz)323mDTG-3100W
Channel icons
1 BBC One (SD) North 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

PSB2
D3+4
 V max
C25+ (506.2MHz)323mDTG-3100W
Channel icons
3 ITV (SD) (Granada), 4 Channel 4 (SD) North ads, 5 Channel 5 (SD), 6 ITV 2, 10 ITV3, 13 E4, 14 Film4, 15 Channel 4 +1 North ads, 18 More4, 24 ITV4, 33 ITV +1 (Granada),

PSB3
BBCB
 V max
C22+ (482.2MHz)323mDTG-6100W
Channel icons
74 Shopping Quarter , 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, 204 CBBC HD, plus 1 others

COM4
SDN
 V max
C27- (521.8MHz)323mDTG-8100W
Channel icons
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 17 others

COM5
ArqA
 V max
C21+ (474.2MHz)323mDTG-8100W
Channel icons
11 pick, 17 Really, 19 Dave, 23 CCXTV, 28 E4 +1, 29 4Music, 38 Quest Red, 41 Food Network, 45 Film4 +1, 46 Challenge, 47 4seven, 57 Smithsonian Channel, 75 Yesterday +1, 76 Quest +1, 78 Now 70s, 88 Together TV, 233 Sky News, plus 8 others

COM6
ArqB
 V max
C24- (497.8MHz)323mDTG-8100W
Channel icons
25 Yesterday, 32 Sony Movies, 37 DMAX, 39 CBS Justice, 42 HGTV, 67 CBS Drama, 79 Dave ja vu, 81 Talking Pictures TV, 91 PBS America, 234 RT, 235 Aljazeera English, plus 18 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
H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)

Are you trying to watch these 12 Freeview HD channels?

the effected channels

The Pendle Forest (Lancashire, England) mast is not one of the extended Freeview HD (COM7 and COM8) transmitters, it does not provide these high definition (HD) channels: BBC Four HD, BBC News HD, CBeebies HD, Forces TV, FreeSports, More4 +1, NOW 80s, PBS America +1, Pick +1, Together TV +1, Quest Red +1, RT HD.

If you want to watch these HD channels, either use Freesat HD, or move your TV aerial must point to one of the 30 Full Freeview HD transmitters. For more information see the want to know which transmitters will carry extra Freeview HD? page.

Which BBC and ITV regional news can I watch from the Pendle Forest transmitter?

regional news image
BBC North West Tonight 3.1m homes 11.8%
from Salford M50 2QH, 41km south (184°)
to BBC North West region - 92 masts.
regional news image
ITV Granada Reports 3.1m homes 11.6%
from Salford M50 2EQ, 41km south (184°)
to ITV Granada region - 80 masts.

How will the Pendle Forest (Lancashire, England) transmission frequencies change over time?

1984-971997-981998-20092009-132013-182013-1730 Mar 2018
A K TA K TA K TA K TA K TA K TA K T
C211+ArqA+ArqA+ArqAArqA
C22BBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1waves+BBCB+BBCB+BBCBBBCB
C24-2-ArqB-ArqB-ArqBArqB
C25ITVwavesITVwavesITVwaves+D3+4+D3+4+D3+4D3+4
C27-A-SDN-SDN-SDNSDN
C28BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2waves+BBCA+BBCA+BBCABBCA
C30-C_local_local_local_local
C31-B
C32C4wavesC4wavesC4waves
C34D

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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 4 Nov 09 and 2 Dec 09.

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

Analogue 1-4 500W
Mux 1*, Mux 2*, Mux B*, Mux C*, Mux D*, SDN, ARQA, ARQB, BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-7dB) 100W
Mux A*(-10dB) 50W

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. Pendle Forest 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.

Comments
Wednesday, 15 May 2019
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

5:09 AM

PENDLE FOREST transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Weak Signal from 11:02 yesterday to 11:55 yesterday. FM: Radio 1 FM Weak Signal from 11:02 yesterday to 11:55 yesterday, Radio 2 FM Weak Signal from 11:02 yesterday to 11:55 yesterday, Radio 3 FM Weak Signal from 11:02 yesterda [BBC]

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Thursday, 16 May 2019
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

5:09 AM

PENDLE FOREST transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Weak Signal from 11:02 on 14 May to 11:55 on 14 May. FM: Radio 1 FM Weak Signal from 11:02 on 14 May to 11:55 on 14 May, Radio 2 FM Weak Signal from 11:02 on 14 May to 11:55 on 14 May, Radio 3 FM Weak Signal from 11:02 on 14 Ma [BBC]

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Saturday, 6 July 2019
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Chris Clegg
8:56 AM

Please can you tell me why 'True Entertainment and 'True Movies' seem to have been deleted? I have re-scanned twice and although they appear on the channel list, they do not load to 48 and 49. Is this just a problem with the Pendle Forest transmitter? The signal itself is very patchy, constantly showing 'no signal' or freezing.

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MikeP
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9:31 AM

Chris Clegg:

It has been stated many times elsewhere on this website that True Entertainment is now only available on the local multiplexes where they are broadcast. Not every transmitter has a local service as there are no local TV station in all areas.

If you put your full post code and house name/number into the Digital UK Coverage Checker, select the Detailed View option and press Go you will see a listing of the transmissions available in your location. If there are no local services listed then you will not get True Entertainment. The change was decided by the broadcaster alone.



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Friday, 6 March 2020
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

7:28 AM

PENDLE FOREST transmitter - DAB: Slightly reduced power due to essential engineering from 5 Mar 10:14 until 5 Mar 12:11. . [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering
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10:29 AM

PENDLE FOREST transmitter - DAB: Slightly reduced power due to essential engineering from 5 Mar 10:14 until 5 Mar 12:11. . FM: Slightly reduced power due to essential engineering from 5 Mar 10:18 until 5 Mar 12:21. . [BBC]

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Monday, 8 June 2020
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

7:28 PM

PENDLE FOREST transmitter - DAB: Slightly reduced power due to essential engineering from 8 Jun 10:51 until 8 Jun 12:02. . FM: Slightly reduced power due to essential engineering from 8 Jun 10:47. . [BBC]

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Friday, 12 June 2020
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

7:28 PM

PENDLE FOREST transmitter - DAB: Slightly reduced power due to essential engineering from 8 Jun 10:51 until 8 Jun 12:02. . FM: Slightly reduced power due to essential engineering from 8 Jun 10:47 until 8 Jun 12:02. . [BBC]

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Friday, 10 July 2020
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martin taylor
7:40 PM

The Signal Quality of the 5 HD Channels on my Panasonic BluRay Recorder hovers between 4 and 8 and as such I get pixelating and every now and then a "No Signal" message for a split second which gets much worse with the Weather. I've reset and retuned on it a few times but it seems to make no difference. The ordinary Standard Channels (or most of them) are all OK.

I get none of this problem on my TV -which is part of the same set up and the Signal Quality is excellent.

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Saturday, 11 July 2020
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Chris.SE
sentiment_satisfiedGold

5:34 AM

martin taylor:

You need to explain how your aerial is connected to your set up and what connecting leads/splitters etc you are using for a more specific suggestion, otherwise the only things you can do are 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 multiplexes shown in your TV's tuning section, this may give an indication about aerial/downlead problems.
Also check that your downlead looks undamaged (especially if it is old) and that your aerial seems intact and pointing in the correct direction.
Problematic connections, water ingress etc. can seem to affect reception of just an individual or several multiplexes.

Also check your don't have any HDMI leads running close to any aerial leads/flyleads as they can sometimes cause interference.
It might be that your normal reception of the HD BBCB multiplex is not as good as the others or your transmitter currently has Planned Engineering if this is only a recent problem, but we'd need a full postcode to check those particular things without knowing which transmitter(s) you can/may receive.

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