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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?

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-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, 6 ITV 2, 10 ITV3, 13 E4, 14 Film4, 15 Channel 4 +1 North ads, 18 More4, 25 ITV4, 29 E4 +1, 34 ITV +1 (Granada),

PSB3
BBCB
 V max
C22+ (482.2MHz)323mDTG-6100W
Channel icons
72 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
 CCXTV, 12 Quest, 20 Drama, 21 5USA, 28 ITV2 +1, 31 5STAR, 32 Paramount Network, 41 Sony Movies Action, 45 Channel 5 +1, 55 5SELECT, 57 ITVBe +1, 58 ITV3 +1, 59 ITV4 +1, 63 Blaze, 66 CBS Reality, 68 Horror Channel, 73 Drama +1, 77 TCC, 80 Blaze +1, 203 CITV, 211 Ketchup, plus 15 others

COM5
ArqA
 V max
C21+ (474.2MHz)323mDTG-8100W
Channel icons
11 Sky Arts, 17 Really, 19 Dave, 30 4Music, 35 pick, 39 Quest Red, 42 Food Network, 46 Film4 +1, 47 Challenge, 48 4seven, 56 Smithsonian Channel, 69 Quest +1, 74 Yesterday +1, 82 Together TV, 233 Sky News, plus 9 others

COM6
ArqB
 V max
C24- (497.8MHz)323mDTG-8100W
Channel icons
23 Dave ja vu, 26 Yesterday, 33 Sony Movies, 38 DMAX, 40 CBS Justice, 43 HGTV, 67 CBS Drama, 81 Talking Pictures TV, 84 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 11 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 HD, More4 +1, NOW 80s, PBS America +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?

1984-971997-981998-20092009-1330 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
Friday, 23 November 2018
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ian patton
12:27 PM

why is the tv reception poor at the moment ive retuned tv and lost some channels why is this happening

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Transmitter engineering
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2:09 PM

PENDLE FOREST transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 15:26 yesterday to 16:17 yesterday, HD Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 15:26 yesterday to 16:17 yesterday. DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Weak Signal from 10:03 today. FM: Radio 1 FM Weak Signal from 10 [BBC]

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Stephen Hutchinson
3:19 PM

Hi, just to report that the Pendle transmitter has been going off for periods several times a day for the last few days, thanks, Steve

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Anne McCarthy
3:22 PM
Nelson

BB9 0HD
My freeview TV is showing no signal today from 15.15 and the same happened yesterday.
Is there engineering work going on at the transmitter please?

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MikeP
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3:41 PM

:Stephen and Anne:

Pendkle Forest transmitter is listed as having engineering work and is on reduced power. DO NOT RETUNE.



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MikeP
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3:45 PM

:Ian:

There has been engineering work at the transmitter. Retuning was the worst thing you could do as you are likely to have lost some channels that were already correctly tuned!



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Transmitter engineering
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5:09 PM

PENDLE FOREST transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 15:07 today to 15:14 today, HD Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 15:07 today to 15:14 today. DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Weak Signal from 10:03 today to 15:56 today. FM: Radio 1 FM Weak Signal from 10: [BBC]

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Saturday, 24 November 2018
Transmitter engineering
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5:09 AM

PENDLE FOREST transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 15:07 yesterday to 15:14 yesterday, HD Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 15:07 yesterday to 15:14 yesterday. DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Weak Signal from 10:03 yesterday to 15:56 yesterday. FM: Radio 1 [BBC]

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Sunday, 25 November 2018
Transmitter engineering
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5:09 AM

PENDLE FOREST transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 15:07 on 23 Nov to 15:14 on 23 Nov, HD Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 15:07 on 23 Nov to 15:14 on 23 Nov. DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Weak Signal from 10:03 on 23 Nov to 15:56 on 23 Nov. FM: Radio 1 [BBC]

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Saturday, 19 January 2019
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Mark Fletcher
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9:46 PM
Todmorden

Is it possible for me to receive terrestrial TV signals (vertical polarisation) from the Pendle Forest main relay at my location which is postcode OL14 8QD (Flat No 62) if i were to erect either an external X Beam Group A aerial or Yagi Group A aerial on top of a communal flats roof where i currently reside ? My current scenario is that there is a limited choice of TV terrestrial signals coming from the Cornholme light relay (vertical polarisation) which i am currently receiving by a nearby external communal aerial mounted on a roof in a low rise block of flats where i i currently reside.Any valuable real experts advice is truly appreciated.Mark Fletcher in Portsmouth Village Todmorden Lancashire.

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