menuMENU    UK Free TV logo Freeview

 

 

Click to see updates

Freeview Light on the Seagry Court (Swindon, England) transmitter

first published this on - UK Free TV
sa_gmapsGoogle mapsa_bingBing mapsa_gearthGoogle Earthsa_gps51.592,-1.786 or 51°35'30"N 1°47'11"Wsa_postcodeSN2 5JL

 

The symbol shows the location of the Seagry Court (Swindon, England) transmitter which serves 18,000 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.

Are there any planned engineering works or unexpected transmitter faults on the Seagry Court (Swindon, England) mast?

Seagry Court transmitter - Seagry Court transmitter: Possible effect on TV reception week commencing 20/09/2021 Screen may go black on some or all channels Digital tick


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

Which Freeview channels does the Seagry Court 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
C39+ (618.2MHz)154mDTG-320W
Channel icons
1 BBC One (SD) West, 2 BBC Two England, 9 BBC Four, 201 CBBC, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, 250 BBC Red Button, plus 16 others

PSB2
D3+4
 V max
C42 (642.0MHz)154mDTG-320W
Channel icons
3 ITV (SD) (West), 4 Channel 4 (SD) South ads, 5 Channel 5, 6 ITV 2, 10 ITV3, 13 E4, 14 Film4, 15 Channel 4 +1 South ads, 18 More4, 25 ITV4, 29 E4 +1, 34 ITV +1 (West),

PSB3
BBCB
 V max
C45 (666.0MHz)154mDTG-620W
Channel icons
72 Shopping Quarter , 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, 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 52 Freeview channels?

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

The Seagry Court (Swindon, 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, Challenge, Channel 5 +1, CITV, YAAAS!, Dave, Dave ja vu, DMAX, Drama +1, Film4 +1, Food Network, Forces TV, FreeSports, GB News, GREAT! movies, GREAT! movies action, HGTV, Horror Channel, ITV2 +1, ITV3 +1, ITV4 +1, ITVBe +1, More4 +1, Now 70s, Paramount Network, PBS America +1, pick, Quest +1, Quest Red, Quest Red +1, Really, RT HD, Sky Arts, Sky News, Smithsonian Channel, 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 Seagry Court transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Points West 0.9m homes 3.4%
from Bristol BS8 2LR, 59km west-southwest (256°)
to BBC West region - 60 masts.
regional news image
ITV West Country News (East) 0.9m homes 3.4%
from Bristol BS4 3HG, 56km west-southwest (253°)
to ITV West region - 61 masts.
All of lunch, weekend and 50% evening news is shared with West Country (West)

How will the Seagry Court (Swindon, England) transmission frequencies change over time?

1984-971997-981998-20102010-1327 Feb 2018
B E TB E TB E TB E K TB E K T
C39BBCA
C40SDN
C41ITVwavesITVwavesITVwaves+BBCA
C42D3+4
C43ArqA
C44BBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBCB
C45BBCB
C46ArqB
C47C4wavesC4wavesC4wavesD3+4
C51tv_offBBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2waves

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 24 Mar 10 and 7 Apr 10.

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

BBCA, D3+4, BBCB 20W
Analogue 1-4(-4dB) 8W

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

Jan 1958-Jul 1968Television Wales and the West
Jul 1968-Feb 2004Harlech 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. Seagry Court 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, 27 March 2013
S
SteppeFox
9:51 AM

Just looked it up on Digital UK - West :
I shouldn't have retuned. TV services at some other local transmitters (like Seagry Court) may be subject to temporary disruption but should be restored by late afternoon on 27 March. (SN253DJ)

link to this comment
SteppeFox's 6 posts GB
Dave Lindsay
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

11:31 AM

SteppeFox: The Seagry Court transmitter is a relay of Mendip. Therefore it receives the signal from Mendip and rebroadcasts it on its own channels. Because PSB1 (BBC standard definition services) has changed channel from Mendip, Seagry Court and all its other relays need retuning so that they receive PSB1 on the new channel.

You may find that you can receive the full service directly from Mendip.

Oxford is horizontally polarised (requires aerial horizontal) and Seagry Court is vertically polarised (aerial vertical). So if you are picking up Oxford with the Seagry Court-facing aerial then reception may not be as good as it might because it's the wrong polarisation.

Unfortunately, due to an upcoming channel change with COM4 from Oxford, it might not be feasible to combine the feed from a Seagry Court aerial and one for Oxford (so as to give you West programming and COM channels that Seagry Court doesn't carry).

link to this comment
Dave Lindsay's 5,724 posts GB
Thursday, 28 March 2013
S
SteppeFox
9:07 AM
Swindon

Retuned again last night and everything is fine again.

Thanks, Dave, for your helpful comments (most of it I was aware off). I have our aerial horizontal and because we are pretty close to Seagry Court no problem with a week signal. Currently the aerial is below the roof line so pointing it towards Mendip would mean that I would have to move to the front of the house (no chimney), which I prefer not to do.
As far as I can see the new COM4 position on Oxford won't interfere with Seagry either, so no problems expecting.

link to this comment
SteppeFox's 6 posts GB
Dave Lindsay
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

11:20 AM

SteppeFox: Good to hear you got it sorted.

link to this comment
Dave Lindsay's 5,724 posts GB
Saturday, 30 March 2013
D
Dave
9:10 PM
Swindon

I still can't get any BBC channels in Swindon after the retune on freview or BT vision. How do I report this?

link to this comment
Dave's 2 posts GB
Sunday, 23 June 2013
R
Rob
4:17 PM

ITV Chan 4 Chan 5 signal dow all weekend from early Saturday morning (22nd June) No information online whatsoever.. It is disgusting the way viewers are left in the dark. I have got no answers for them. Rob "Complete Aerial Service" Swindon

link to this comment
Rob's 3 posts GB
K
Karen Hedges
5:05 PM
Swindon

Rob: Since friday night we have lost all our freeview channels apart from 11 bbc channels and have 11 bbc radio channels. Changed tv thinking it was that and still happening. Help!! Seagry Court is our nearest transmitter. All the above is still happening after countless retuning efforts!

link to this comment
Karen Hedges's 2 posts GB
R
Rob
5:13 PM

Thanks Karen that confirms the problem. It is bad that no information has been posted to keep viewers informed.
Rob completeaerials@mac.com

link to this comment
Rob's 3 posts GB
K
Karen Hedges
5:20 PM
Swindon

Thanks Rob, hopefully they will get it fixed asap. Can you keep me informed if you find anything out. They should at least put something online.

link to this comment
Karen Hedges's 2 posts GB
S
Simon
5:24 PM

Karen Hedges: I have been searching for anyone else seeing the issue. Presumably a transmitter problem, but why no information?

Fortunately my main TV is on Freesat - no issues there.

link to this comment
Simon's 2 posts GB
Select more comments

Your comment please
Please post a question, answer or commentIf you have Freeview reception problems before posting a question your must first do this Freeview reset procedure then see: Freeview reception has changed, Single frequency interference, and Freeview intermittent interference.

If you have no satellite signal, see Sky Digibox says 'No Signal' or 'Technical fault'

If you have other problems, please provide a full (not partial) postcode (or preferably enter it in box at the top right) and indicate where if aerial is on the roof, in the loft or elsewhere.

UK Free TV is here to help people. If you are rude or disrespectful all of your posts will be deleted and you will be banned.








Privacy policy: UK Free Privacy policy.