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The symbol shows the location of the Ubley (Bath and North East Somerset, England) transmitter which serves 1,300 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 Ubley (Bath and North East Somerset, England) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Ubley 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
C22 (482.0MHz)167mDTG-316W
Channel icons
1 BBC One (SD) West, 2 BBC Two England, 9 BBC Four, 201 CBBC SD, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, 250 BBC Red Button, plus 16 others

PSB2
D3+4
 V max
C25 (506.0MHz)167mDTG-316W
Channel icons
3 ITV (SD) (West), 4 Channel 4 (SD) South ads, 5 Channel 5 (SD), 6 ITV 2, 10 ITV3, 13 E4, 14 Film4, 15 Channel 4 +1 South ads, 18 More4, 24 ITV4, 33 ITV +1 (West), 45 Film4 +1,

PSB3
BBCB
 V max
C28+ (530.2MHz)167mDTG-616W
Channel icons
86 More4 +1, 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,

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 60 Freeview channels?

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

The Ubley (Bath and North East Somerset, England) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: 4Music, 4seven, 4seven HD, 5SELECT, 5Spike, 5STAR, 5STAR +1, 5USA, 5USA +1, AlJazeera English (SD), Aljazeera English HD, BBC Four HD, BBC News HD, Blaze, Blaze +1, CBeebies HD, CBS Drama, CBS Justice, CBS Reality, CBS Reality +1, Challenge, Channel 4+1 HD, Channel 5 +1, CITV, Dave, Dave ja vu, DMAX, Drama, E4 +1, Food Network, Forces TV, Freesports, Home, Horror Channel, ITV2 +1, ITV3 +1, ITV4 +1, ITVBe +1, Together TV +1, Movies4Men, NOW 80s, Now 90s, Paramount Network, PBS America, pick, Pick +1, Quest +1, Quest Red, Quest Red +1, Really, RT HD, Sewing Quarter, Sky News, Smithsonian Channel HD, Sony Movie Channel, Talking Pictures TV, TCC, Together TV, Yesterday, YourTV.

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 Ubley transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Points West 0.9m homes 3.4%
from Bristol BS8 2LR, 15km north-northeast (15°)
to BBC West region - 60 masts.
regional news image
ITV West Country News (East) 0.9m homes 3.4%
from Bristol BS4 3HG, 14km north-northeast (30°)
to ITV West region - 61 masts.
All of lunch, weekend and 50% evening news is shared with West Country (West)

How will the Ubley (Bath and North East Somerset, England) transmission frequencies change over time?

1984-971997-981998-20102010-132013-182013-175 Jun 2019
A K TA K TA K TA K TA K TA K TA K T
C21BBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1waves+BBCB+BBCB+BBCB
C22BBCA
C24ITVwavesITVwavesITVwavesBBCABBCABBCA
C25D3+4
C27BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2wavesD3+4D3+4D3+4
C28BBCB
C31C4wavesC4wavesC4waves

tv_off Being removed from Freeview (for 5G use) by 30 June 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?

Analogue 1-4 79W
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-6.9dB) 16W

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. Ubley 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
Thursday, 18 July 2019
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David Maine
11:24 AM

I rely on the Ubley transmitter for TV reception, and have been recently losing channels early in the morning (say from 6 30 to 7 45 am). Sometimes the BBC channels go, (eg BBC 1 BBC 2 News channel CBBC and red button) and all others are ok, and sometimes it's the other way round (eg no ITV or channel 4 etc etc). All channels usually come back before 9 am and are fine for the rest of the day. Any advice would be welcome. I have tried retuning several times but it makes no difference.

I live in East Harptree and my postcode is BS40 6AY.

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Tuesday, 1 October 2019
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

5:08 PM

UBLEY transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 14:49 today to 15:01 today, HD Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 15:01 today to 15:13 today. [BBC]

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Wednesday, 2 October 2019
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

5:08 AM

UBLEY transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 14:49 yesterday to 15:01 yesterday, HD Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 15:01 yesterday to 15:13 yesterday. [BBC]

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Thursday, 3 October 2019
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

5:08 AM

UBLEY transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 14:49 on 01 Oct to 15:01 on 01 Oct, HD Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 15:01 on 01 Oct to 15:13 on 01 Oct. [BBC]

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