Full Freeview on the Pontop Pike (County Durham, England) transmitter
|54.868,-1.771 or 54°52'5"N 1°46'15"W
The symbol shows the location of the Pontop Pike (County Durham, England) transmitter which serves 700,000 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 problemsThe BBC and Digital UK report there are no faults or engineering work on the Pontop Pike (County Durham, England) transmitter.
Which Freeview channels does the Pontop Pike 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.
64QAM 8K 3/4 27.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
DTG-12 QSPK 8K 3/4 8.0Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)
Which BBC and ITV regional news can I watch from the Pontop Pike transmitter?
BBC Look North (Newcastle) 1.6m homes 6.0%
from Newcastle NE99 2NE, 15km northeast (42°)
to BBC North East and Cumbria region - 70 masts.
ITV Tyne Tees News 1.4m homes 5.4%
from Gateshead NE11 9SZ, 12km north-northeast (29°)
to ITV Tyne Tees region - 47 masts.
All of lunch, weekend and 50% evening news is shared with Border
Are there any self-help relays?
|6 homes Holiday complex
|West Allen Dale, 18 kn SW Hexham
How will the Pontop Pike (County Durham, England) transmission frequencies change over time?
|13 Nov 2019
|C/D E T
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 12 Sep 12 and 26 Sep 12.
How do the old analogue and currrent digital signal levels compare?
|BBCA, D3+4, BBCB
|SDN, ARQA, ARQB
|Mux 1*, Mux 2*, Mux A*, Mux B*, Mux C*, Mux D*
Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Pontop Pike transmitter area
Well as you haven't given a full postcode we don't know where you are so can't check your predicted reception. There are no faults currently listed for Pontop Pike but as above it;s listed for Planned Engineering so there could be brief interruptions. Do NOT retune if you have No signal, it'll most likely clear your correct tuning, you cannot tune to a signal that's not there or can't be decoded (badly pixellated/sound breakup).
Do check that your aerial is still on the roof and pointing correctly!
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As you can see from the post before yours, the transmitter is listed for Planned Engineering, so there maybe interruptions to transmission which are usually brief.
I hope you didn't retune whilst you had no signal as this may have cleared your correct tuning. You cannot tune to signals that are not there or can't be decoded.
I trust you have the channels back now.
Prior to this have you had any regular interference problems with any other multiplexes?
Your postcode should have had postcards from https://restoretv.uk/post…ure/
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