Freeview Light on the Ramsbottom (Bury, England) transmitter
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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 problemsThe BBC and Digital UK report there are no faults or engineering work on the Ramsbottom (Bury, England) transmitter.
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.
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 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?
BBC North West Tonight 3.1m homes 11.8%
from Salford M50 2QH, 18km south (180°)
to BBC North West region - 92 masts.
How will the Ramsbottom (Bury, England) transmission frequencies change over time?
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tv_off Being removed from Freeview (for 5G use) after November 2020 - 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 4 Nov 09 and 2 Dec 09.
How do the old analogue and currrent digital signal levels compare?
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Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Winter Hill transmitter area
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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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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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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