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The symbol shows the location of the Whalley (Lancashire, England) transmitter which serves 1,500 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 Whalley (Lancashire, England) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Whalley 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.

 V max
C46 (674.0MHz)218mDTG-310W
Channel icons
1 BBC One North West, 2 BBC Two England, 9 BBC Four, 201 CBBC, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, 601 BBC RB 1, plus 12 others

 V max
C43 (650.0MHz)218mDTG-310W
Channel icons
 E4, 3 ITV (Granada), 5 Channel 5, 6 ITV 2, 10 ITV3, 15 Film4, 24 ITV4, 33 ITV +1 (Granada), 73 Sewing Quarter,

 V max
C40 (626.0MHz)218mDTG-610W
Channel icons
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,

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 0 Freeview channels?

The Whalley (Lancashire, England) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: .

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 Whalley transmitter?

regional news image
BBC North West Tonight 3.1m homes 11.8%
from Salford M50 2QH, 38km south-southeast (168°)
to BBC North West region - 92 masts.
regional news image
ITV Granada Reports 3.1m homes 11.6%
from Salford M50 2EQ, 38km south-southeast (168°)
to ITV Granada region - 80 masts.

How will the Whalley (Lancashire, England) transmission frequencies change over time?

years1984-971997-981998-20092009-1310/4/13-2013-1731st Mar 2018-
aerial groupB EB EB EB EB E KB E KB E K

orange background for multiplexes names more
green background for transmission frequencies
lilac background for power levels in watts
800MHz band: 4G mobile started in 2013
700MHz band: 4G from 30 June 2020more
600MHz band: new or moved digital TV services more
Notes: + and - denote 166kHz offset; aerial group are shown as A B C/D E K W
Italics for analogue, digital switchover was Wednesdays 4th November and 2nd December 2009.

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

Analogue 1-4 50W
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-7dB) 10W

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. Whalley 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.

Monday, 15 June 2015
Transmitter engineering
9:09 AM

WHALLEY transmitter - RelayPossible service interruptions [DUK]

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Monday, 13 June 2016
Transmitter engineering
10:09 AM

WHALLEY transmitter - Possible service interruptions [DUK]

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Tuesday, 21 June 2016
Transmitter engineering
12:09 AM

WHALLEY transmitter - Possible service interruptions [DUK]

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Friday, 19 May 2017
Kevin Connor
9:05 AM

Why has signal strength reduced on c 46
we now cannot get BBC NW regional NeWS broadcasts
this is a New development in the past 3 weeks

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Kevin Connor's 3 posts GB
10:22 AM

Kevin Connor: Transmitters don't reduce their power output (except during engineering work and there hasn't been any recently at the Whalley transmitter) so you need to look for a problem with your own aerial system. Start behind the TV and check for any loose or damaged cables or connections, then work your way back towards the aerial as far as you can safely access.

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StevensOnln1's 2,155 posts Platinum Platinum GB
Saturday, 20 May 2017
Kevin Connor
10:40 AM

Thanks for that I have checked all connections. Still the same problem.
c43 and c40 all ok . the problem persists on channel 46 with BBC coverage.
THUS I cant receive regional news on BBC. Commercial channels ok on c43 .


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Kevin Connor's 3 posts GB
1:51 PM

Kevin Connor: You havn't given us a signal level or a postcode to work with, but it could be that even though everything looks ok, a dodgy cable is causing a problem with that multiplex, and the others are low but workable.

As Steven said, its almost certainly your system.

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MikeB's 2,556 posts Platinum Platinum GB
K Connor
5:19 PM Clitheroe

Kevin Connor:
Hi Mike
BB7 9UF post code
Signal level on c46 c43 c40 all high all the same.
however signal quality varies
c46 none
c40 very good
c43 good

problem has only started in last 3 weeks


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