Freeview Light on the Preston (Dorset, England) transmitter
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The symbol shows the location of the Preston (Dorset, England) transmitter which serves 1,400 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 Preston (Dorset, England) transmitter.
Which Freeview channels does the Preston 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.
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 Preston (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 Preston transmitter?
BBC Spotlight 0.8m homes 2.9%
from Plymouth PL3 5BD, 125km west-southwest
to BBC South West region - 107 masts.
How will the Preston (Dorset, England) transmission frequencies change over time?
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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 6th May and 20th May 2009.
How do the old analogue and currrent digital signal levels compare?
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|Analogue 1-4||(-6dB) 5W|
Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Stockland Hill transmitter area
Is the transmitter output the same in all directions?Radiation patterns withheld
P Kendrick: No because the Commercial broadcasters (those that don't transmit from Preston) don't wish to invest in almost 1,100 similar small stations.
They cover 90% of the population from 81 of the largest transmitters (by viewer population). To include the rest in their portfolio would roughly double their cost of transmission whilst only adding about 8.5% to their potential viewer-base.
They operate on a profit making basis only and have no "Public Service" obligation.
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