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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.

Are there any planned engineering works or unexpected transmitter faults on the Pendle Forest (Lancashire, England) mast?

Pendle Forest transmitter - Pendle Forest transmitter: Possible effect on TV reception week commencing 22/04/2024 Pixelation or flickering on some or all channels Digital tick


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Which Freeview channels does the Pendle Forest 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.

MuxH/VFrequencyHeightModeWatts
PSB1
BBCA
 V max
C28+ (530.2MHz)323mDTG-100W
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, plus 17 others

PSB2
D3+4
 V max
C25+ (506.2MHz)323mDTG-100W
Channel icons
3 ITV 1 (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, 28 ITVBe, 30 E4 +1, 35 ITV1 +1 (Granada),

PSB3
BBCB
 V max
C22+ (482.2MHz)323mDTG-100W
Channel icons
46 5SELECT, 101 BBC One HD North West, 102 BBC Two HD England, 103 ITV 1 HD (ITV Granada), 104 Channel 4 HD North ads, 105 Channel 5 HD, 106 BBC Four HD, 107 BBC Three HD, 204 CBBC HD, 205 CBeebies HD, plus 1 others

COM4
SDN
 V max
C27- (521.8MHz)323mDTG-8100W
Channel icons
20 Drama, 21 5USA, 29 ITV2 +1, 32 5STAR, 33 5Action, 38 Channel 5 +1, 41 Legend, 42 GREAT! action, 57 Dave ja vu, 58 ITVBe +1, 59 ITV3 +1, 64 Blaze, 67 TRUE CRIME, 68 TRUE CRIME XTRA, 78 TCC, 81 Blaze +1, 83 Together TV, 89 ITV4 +1, 91 WildEarth, 209 Ketchup TV, 210 Ketchup Too, 211 YAAAS!, 267 Al Jazeera English, plus 30 others

COM5
ArqA
 V max
C21+ (474.2MHz)323mDTG-8100W
Channel icons
11 Sky Mix, 17 Really, 19 Dave, 31 E4 Extra, 36 Sky Arts, 40 Quest Red, 43 Food Network, 47 Film4 +1, 48 Challenge, 49 4seven, 60 Drama +1, 65 That's TV 2, 70 Quest +1, 74 Yesterday +1, 75 That's 90s, 233 Sky News, plus 11 others

COM6
ArqB
 V max
C24- (497.8MHz)323mDTG-8100W
Channel icons
12 Quest, 25 W, 27 Yesterday, 34 GREAT! movies, 39 DMAX, 44 HGTV, 52 GREAT! romance, 56 That's TV (UK), 61 GREAT! movies extra, 63 GREAT! romance mix, 71 That’s 60s, 73 HobbyMaker, 82 Talking Pictures TV, 84 PBS America, 235 Al Jazeera Eng, plus 18 others

DTG-8 64QAM 8K 3/4 27.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)

The Pendle Forest (Lancashire, England) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: .

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 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?

1984-971997-981998-20092009-1330 Mar 2018
A K TA K TA K TA K TA K T
C21+ArqAArqA
C22BBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1waves+BBCBBBCB
C24-ArqBArqB
C25ITVwavesITVwavesITVwaves+D3+4D3+4
C27-SDNSDN
C28BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2waves+BBCABBCA
C30_local_local
C32C4wavesC4wavesC4waves

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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, 6 July 2011
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

4:34 AM

PENDLE FOREST transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air from 11:33 yesterday to 12:13 yesterday HD Digital TV Off Air from 11:33 yesterday to 12:13 yesterday [BBC]

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Thursday, 7 July 2011
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

4:33 AM

PENDLE FOREST transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air from 11:33 on 05 Jul to 12:13 on 05 Jul HD Digital TV Off Air from 11:33 on 05 Jul to 12:13 on 05 Jul [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering
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4:33 AM

PENDLE FOREST transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air from 11:33 on 05 Jul to 12:13 on 05 Jul HD Digital TV Off Air from 11:33 on 05 Jul to 12:13 on 05 Jul [BBC]

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Sunday, 9 October 2011
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Mark Fletcher
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4:17 PM
Burnley

dave maden.Oswaldtwistle,Accrington.Sorry im far too late in reply but if you had previously installed a group W wideband external aerial,vertically polarized for the Pendle Forest (major) relay and it works wonders then i'm very pleased for you.The reason i am enquiring is that Pendle Forest relay with mux's presently on ch's 21,22,24,25,27,28 plus future mux's on this relay on ch's 30 (local),33,35,36 (com7,8,9) all fall within the traditional group A aerial frequencies (between ch's 21-37),and as such a group A aerial would actually have a higher gain for all the Pendle Forest relay transmissions,than the group W wideband aerial which according to ATV (Aerials and Television) of Sheffield,are somewhat useless on the lower especially group A frequencies (lower gain for example).If your current group W wideband is giving good results,then there is no need to change it.If not then you can change it to a group A aerial,or diplex your current group W wideband aerial with a group A aerial both vertically polarized and both erected externally of course,but not too close to each other using black satellite grade cable.ATV of Sheffield do sell TV to TV diplexers,a channel 38 diplexer will do.

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Mark Fletcher
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4:41 PM
Burnley

Slight correction to my location to my above post dated Sunday 9 October 2011,at 4.17pm.I now reside in Halifax but between April 2003 and August 2004 i resided in Burnley BB11 4EA postcode,so my location above is now incorrect.Apologises all round.

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Wednesday, 26 October 2011
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Diana
11:58 PM

We have two digital TVs both of which completely lost signal tonight. Oct 26 around 11pm on the Pendle transmitter. Both were on separate aerials one on chimney and one on back wall of house and in different rooms. Got Blue screen and message "no signal". However on plugging in two old Analogue TVs through a digi box in each room and on each aerial, the analogue TVs both worked fine.
Any ideas why the analogue tvs are picking up a signal but not the digital ones?

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Thursday, 27 October 2011
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Di
12:49 AM
Burnley

Two digital TVs both lost signal tonight; both on different aerials yet old analogue TVs using digi boes are fine on both aerials. What's going on? We are on Pendle Forest

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Briantist
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8:05 AM

Diana: There were no transmitter faults last night - I am unclear as to what the cause of the problem would be, for general information please can you look at the Freeview reception has changed? | ukfree.tv - independent free digital TV advice page?

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Thursday, 21 June 2012
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Craig
8:02 PM

I live in Trawden (BB8) Is it possible to switch the transmitter than my house uses from Winter Hill to Pendle Forest?

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Mark Fletcher
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8:29 PM
Barnsley

Craig,Trawden.If your horizontally polarised aerial that faces Winter Hill is a group C/D type tipped green then the answer is no because Pendle Forest major relay is an all group A mast and group C/D aerials (coloured green at its tips) will fail to pick up anything on an all group A mast let alone Pendle Forest relay itself.

If it is a group W wideband aerial currently facing Winter Hill that you have (coloured black at its tips) then you can use it for Pendle Forest but you will have to change the polarity from horizontal to vertical as Pendle Forest is polarised vertically.
However you may find that group W wideband aerials have a poor response on group A frequencies,more so on an all group A mast like Pendle Forest itself which is only a 100w (0.1kw) relay mast.You're best bet if you decide to change from Winter Hill to Pendle Forest is to purchase a group A (red coloured tips) aerial preferably a Yagi 18A vertically polarised for Pendle Forest.



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