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Freeview Light on the Piddletrenthide (Dorset, England) transmitter

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The symbol shows the location of the Piddletrenthide (Dorset, England) transmitter which serves less than 500 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 Piddletrenthide (Dorset, England) transmitter.

Choose from three options: ■ List by multiplex ■ List by channel number ■ List by channel name

Which Freeview channels does the Piddletrenthide 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
C45 (666.0MHz)152mDTG-311W
Channel icons
1 BBC One South, 2 BBC Two England, 9 BBC Four, 120 CBBC, 121 CBeebies, 130 BBC News, 131 BBC Parliament, 601 BBC Red Button 1, plus 17 others

PSB2
D3+4
 V max
C39 (618.0MHz)152mDTG-311W
Channel icons
3 ITV (Meridian (South Coast micro region)), 4 Channel 4 South ads, 5 Channel 5, 6 ITV 2, 13 Channel 4 +1 South ads, 14 More4, 15 Film4, 24 ITV4, 28 E4, 33 ITV +1 (Meridian south coast),

PSB3
BBCB
 V max
C42 (642.0MHz)152mDTG-611W
Channel icons
45 Film4 +1, 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, 123 CBBC HD,



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 0 Freeview channels?


The Piddletrenthide (Dorset, 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 Piddletrenthide transmitter?

regional news image
BBC South Today 1.3m homes 4.9%
from Southampton SO14 7PU, 72km east
to BBC South region - 39 masts.
regional news image
ITV Meridian News 0.9m homes 3.6%
from Whiteley PO15 7AD, 83km east
to ITV Meridian (South Coast) region - 39 masts.
All of lunch, weekend and 50% evening news is shared with all of Meridian plus Oxford

How will the Piddletrenthide (Dorset, England) transmission frequencies change over time?

years1984-971997-981998-20122012-132013-182013-18
aerial groupB EB EB EB E KB E KB E K
C39BBC1BBC1BBC1D3+4D3+4D3+4
C42C4C4C4BBCBBBCBBBCB
C45BBC2BBC2BBC2BBCABBCABBCA
700C49ITVITVITV

orange background for multiplexes names more
green background for transmission frequencies
lilac background for power levels in watts
800MHz band: 4G mobile started in 2013
700MHz band: 4G from 30 June 2020more
600MHz band: new or moved digital TV services more
Notes: + and - denote 166kHz offset; aerial group are shown as A B C/D E K W
Italics for analogue, digital switchover was Wednesdays 7th March and 21st March 2012.

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

Analogue 1-4 56W
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-7.1dB) 11W

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Rowridge transmitter area

Aug 1958-Jan 1992Southern Television
Jan 1982-Dec 1992Television South (TVS)
Jan 1993-Feb 2004Meridian
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. Piddletrenthide 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
Thursday, 2 July 2015
Transmitter engineering
4:31 AM

PIDDLETRENTHIDE transmitter - Freeview: HD Digital TV Reduced Quality from 06:00 on 30 Jun to 07:35 on 30 Jun, HD Digital TV Reduced Quality from 02:54 on 30 Jun to 03:00 on 30 Jun. [BBC]

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Saturday, 4 July 2015
Transmitter engineering
4:30 AM

PIDDLETRENTHIDE transmitter - Freeview: HD Digital TV Reduced Quality from 02:54 on 30 Jun to 03:00 on 30 Jun, HD Digital TV Reduced Quality from 06:00 on 30 Jun to 07:35 on 30 Jun. [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering's 114,677 posts Owner Owner xx
Monday, 21 March 2016
Transmitter engineering
10:32 AM

PIDDLETRENTHIDE transmitter - Possible service interruptions [DUK]

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Transmitter engineering's 114,677 posts Owner Owner xx
Tuesday, 29 March 2016
Transmitter engineering
4:32 AM

PIDDLETRENTHIDE transmitter - Possible service interruptions [DUK]

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Transmitter engineering's 114,677 posts Owner Owner xx
Thursday, 2 June 2016
Transmitter engineering
11:31 PM

PIDDLETRENTHIDE transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 19:54 today to 19:54 today. [BBC]

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Friday, 3 June 2016
Transmitter engineering
5:31 AM

PIDDLETRENTHIDE transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 19:54 yesterday to 19:54 yesterday. [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering's 114,677 posts Owner Owner xx
Saturday, 4 June 2016
Transmitter engineering
5:31 AM

PIDDLETRENTHIDE transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 19:54 on 02 Jun to 19:54 on 02 Jun. [BBC]

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