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The symbol shows the location of the Ramsbottom (Bury, England) transmitter which serves 11,000 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 Ramsbottom (Bury, England) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Ramsbottom 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
C41 (634.0MHz)276mDTG-316W
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, 601 BBC Red Button, plus 16 others

PSB2
D3+4
 V max
C44 (658.0MHz)276mDTG-316W
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, 24 ITV4, 33 ITV +1 (Granada),

PSB3
BBCB
 V max
C47 (682.0MHz)276mDTG-616W
Channel icons
74 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

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 51 Freeview channels?

the effected channels
the effected channels
the effected channels
the effected channels

The Ramsbottom (Bury, England) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: 4Music, 4seven, 5SELECT, 5STAR, 5USA, Aljazeera English, BBC Four HD, BBC News HD, Blaze, Blaze +1, CBeebies HD, CBS Drama, CBS Justice, CBS Reality, Together TV +1, Challenge, Channel 5 +1, CITV, Dave, Dave ja vu, DMAX, Drama, E4 +1, Film4 +1, Food Network, Forces TV, FreeSports, HGTV, Horror Channel, ITV2 +1, ITV3 +1, ITV4 +1, ITVBe +1, More4 +1, NOW 80s, Paramount Network, PBS America +1, pick, Quest +1, Quest Red, Quest Red +1, Really, RT HD, Sky Arts, Sky News, Smithsonian Channel, Sony Movies Action, Talking Pictures TV, TCC, Together TV, Yesterday +1.

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 Ramsbottom transmitter?

regional news image
BBC North West Tonight 3.1m homes 11.8%
from Salford M50 2QH, 18km south (180°)
to BBC North West region - 92 masts.
regional news image
ITV Granada Reports 3.1m homes 11.6%
from Salford M50 2EQ, 18km south (180°)
to ITV Granada region - 80 masts.

How will the Ramsbottom (Bury, England) transmission frequencies change over time?

1984-971997-981998-20092009-1312 Aug 2020
C/D EC/D EC/D EC/D E TB E K T
C41BBCA
C44D3+4
C47BBCB
C53tv_offBBCA
C54tv_offC4wavesC4wavesC4waves
C57tv_offBBCB
C58tv_offBBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1waves
C60tv_offD3+4
C61ITVwavesITVwavesITVwaves
C64BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2waves

tv_off Being removed from Freeview (for 5G use) after November 2020 - more
Table shows multiplexes names see this article;
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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 320W
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-13dB) 16W

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. Ramsbottom 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, 18 December 2019
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

2:11 AM

RAMSBOTTOM transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 10:17 today to 10:27 today, HD Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 10:17 today to 10:27 today. [BBC]

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Thursday, 26 December 2019
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

2:09 AM

RAMSBOTTOM transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 10:17 today to 10:27 today, HD Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 10:17 today to 10:27 today. [BBC]

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Wednesday, 19 February 2020
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

4:29 PM

RAMSBOTTOM transmitter - Freeview: Off the air due to essential engineering from 19 Feb 09:09. . [BBC]

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Friday, 21 February 2020
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

1:28 PM

RAMSBOTTOM transmitter - Freeview: Off the air due to essential engineering from 19 Feb 09:09 until 19 Feb 11:31. . [BBC]

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Friday, 20 March 2020
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

7:28 AM

RAMSBOTTOM transmitter - Freeview: Off the air due to essential engineering from 19 Mar 09:01 until 19 Mar 09:03. . [BBC]

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Monday, 17 August 2020
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Alan Brown
6:17 PM

Problems with HD and BBC channels on 17/8/20

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Chris.SE
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11:18 PM

Alan Brown:

Ramsbottom is a very low power relay, are you definitely receiving from this transmitter? If so, your aerial rods would be vertical. It transmits only the PSB multiplexes.
For which channels are on which multiplexes, see Channel listings | Freeview

If you are receiving channels on other multiplexes, you may be receiving from Winter Hill, the rods would be horizontal and the aerial most likely pointing roughly West.
Have you had any other problems with reception since the 12th August retune? If so can you give more detail and a full postcode so that we can look at predicted reception at your location.

If you've had no other problems, then it could just be weather related issues causing interference and disruption to reception, and it should settle down when conditions stabilise. Do NOT retune if you have no signal of complete break-up, this will just clear the correct tuning, and you'll have to repeat it to get the correct reception back.

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Sunday, 23 August 2020
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Alan Brown
7:33 PM

Definitely Ramsbottom Transmitter. C44 is fine all the time, C41 & 47 seem to go off early evening most nights. I have nothing at the moment except the commercial channels, but it was working OK this afternoon. But who wants to watch day time tv. This has all happened since Aug 12. Everything was fine almost all of the time when the channels were 53, 57 & 60.

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Tuesday, 25 August 2020
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Chris.SE
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9:27 AM

Alan Brown:

Sorry for delayed reply, site updates not working at present :(
It sounds like you have an old Group C/D aerial that's not picking up all the new channels too well. Out of Group reception (now Group B) can vary from aerial to aerial, and in some locations you can still get a strong enough signal that they work sufficiently.
Providing you are in your own home with your own aerial, don't have cable or satellite, you can get a free replacement from Freeview. Ring them on 0808-100-0288 and tell them since the 12th August your signals keep pixellating and especially both BBC multiplexes keep dropping out especially in the evening. They'll want to go through retune procedures which you can no doubt tell them you've done several times, they'll check you are receiving from the best transmitter, do emphasise that you had no problem whatsoever before the 12th August.
They should put you through to DMSL to arrange a convenient time to visit and replace your aerial FoC.

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Chris.SE
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9:48 AM

Alan Brown:

Site updates now working so hopefully you'll see the above soon.

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