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Freeview Light on the Whitehaven (Cumbria, England) transmitter

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sa_gmapsGoogle mapsa_bingBing mapsa_gearthGoogle Earthsa_gps54.496,-3.558 or 54°29'46"N 3°33'28"Wsa_postcodeCA22 2TX

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The symbol shows the location of the Whitehaven (Cumbria, England) transmitter which serves 20,000 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 Whitehaven (Cumbria, England) mast?

WHITEHAVEN transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 08:05 on 12 Dec to 08:23 on 12 Dec. BBC


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

Which Freeview channels does the Whitehaven 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
C43 (650.0MHz)180mDTG-32,000W
Channel icons
1 BBC One North East and Cumbria, 2 BBC Two England, 9 BBC Four, 201 CBBC, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, 601 BBC RB 1, plus 16 others

PSB2
D3+4
 V max
C40 (626.0MHz)180mDTG-32,000W
Channel icons
3 ITV (Border (England)), 4 Channel 4 North ads, 5 Channel 5, 6 ITV 2, 13 Channel 4 +1 North ads, 14 More4, 15 Film4, 24 ITV4, 24 ITV4 +1, 28 E4, 33 ITV +1 (Yorkshire Emley Moor),

PSB3
BBCB
 V max
C46 (674.0MHz)180mDTG-62,000W
Channel icons
45 Film4 +1, 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 Whitehaven (Cumbria, 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 Whitehaven transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Look North (Newcastle) 1.6m homes 6.0%
from Newcastle NE99 2NE, 136km east-northeast
to BBC North East and Cumbria region - 70 masts.
regional news image
ITV Lookaround 0.2m homes 0.7%
from Carlisle CA1 3NT, 60km northeast
to ITV Border England region - 33 masts.
All of lunch, weekend and 50% evening news is shared with Tyne Tees

How will the Whitehaven (Cumbria, England) transmission frequencies change over time?

years1968~851984-971997-981998-20072007-1321/11/12-2013-1731st Dec 2019-
aerial groupVHFB EB EB EB EB E KB E KB E K
C7ITV
C40BBC1BBC1BBC1 D3+4D3+4BBCA
C43ITVITVITVBBCABBCABBCAD3+4
C46BBC2BBC2BBC2BBCBBBCBBBCBBBCB
700C50C4C4C4D3+4

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 17th October and 14th November 2007.

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

Analogue 1-4, BBCA, D3+4, BBCB 2kW

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

Sep 1961-Feb 2004Border 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.

Is the transmitter output the same in all directions?

Radiation patterns withheld

Comments
Monday, 30 October 2017
Transmitter engineering
11:09 PM

WHITEHAVEN transmitter - Freeview: HD Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 11:40 today to 12:02 today. [BBC]

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Tuesday, 31 October 2017
Transmitter engineering
5:09 AM

WHITEHAVEN transmitter - Freeview: HD Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 11:40 yesterday to 12:02 yesterday. [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering's 93,051 posts Owner Owner xx
Wednesday, 1 November 2017
Transmitter engineering
5:09 AM

WHITEHAVEN transmitter - Freeview: HD Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 11:40 on 30 Oct to 12:02 on 30 Oct. [BBC]

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Thursday, 16 November 2017
Transmitter engineering
5:09 PM

WHITEHAVEN transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 13:46 today to 14:12 today, HD Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 13:46 today to 14:12 today. [BBC]

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Friday, 17 November 2017
Transmitter engineering
5:09 AM

WHITEHAVEN transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 13:46 yesterday to 14:12 yesterday, HD Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 13:46 yesterday to 14:12 yesterday. [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering's 93,051 posts Owner Owner xx
Saturday, 18 November 2017
Transmitter engineering
5:39 AM

WHITEHAVEN transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 13:46 on 16 Nov to 14:12 on 16 Nov, HD Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 13:46 on 16 Nov to 14:12 on 16 Nov. [BBC]

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Tuesday, 12 December 2017
Transmitter engineering
2:09 PM

WHITEHAVEN transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 08:05 today to 08:23 today. [BBC]

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Wednesday, 13 December 2017
Transmitter engineering
5:09 AM

WHITEHAVEN transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 08:05 yesterday to 08:23 yesterday. [BBC]

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Thursday, 14 December 2017
Transmitter engineering
5:09 AM

WHITEHAVEN transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 08:05 on 12 Dec to 08:23 on 12 Dec. [BBC]

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