Freeview Light on the Washford (Somerset, England) transmitter
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The symbol shows the location of the Washford (Somerset, England) transmitter which serves 1,600 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 Washford (Somerset, England) transmitter.
Which Freeview channels does the Washford 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 61 Freeview channels?
The Washford (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 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, Quest HD, 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, True Entertainment, True Movies, 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 Washford transmitter?
BBC Points West 0.9m homes 3.4%
from Bristol BS8 2LR, 61km east-northeast (57°)
to BBC West region - 60 masts.
How will the Washford (Somerset, England) transmission frequencies change over time?
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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?
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Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Mendip transmitter area
Alan Coomber: Freesat is an option and you have some points to consider because, as you say, any change will mean more expense.
If you decide to have Freesat in all three rooms, then you will need a single dish with a cable running to each room. Should any of the receivers be recorders then you would need two cables from the dish to the room in question.
For each room/TV you require Freesat, as well as the cable(s), you will need a set-top box receiver.
If you decide to have Freesat only in your lounge, solely in order to receive ITV West (as it isn't available with your current setup), then I would point out that Freeview, with a separate Washford aerial and separate set-top box would achieve the same result. The cost for the latter may be cheaper. It may make use of your current Washford aerial and therefore just require adjustment to the wiring and a Freeview set-top box. (This option may mean loosing the ability to view BBC One West and BBC Two England in the two other rooms, although their may be other options so this isn't the case.)
This isn't ideal - as I say, I know this is going to mean expense - but it may be an alternative, less expensive, option.
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