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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.

This transmitter has no current reported problems

The BBC and Digital UK report there are no faults or engineering work on the Whitehaven (Cumbria, England) transmitter.

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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 (SD) North East and Cumbria, 2 BBC Two England, 9 BBC Four, 201 CBBC SD, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, 250 BBC Red Button, plus 15 others

PSB2
D3+4
 V max
C40 (626.0MHz)180mDTG-32,000W
Channel icons
3 ITV (SD) (Border (England)), 4 Channel 4 (SD) North ads, 5 Channel 5 (SD), 6 ITV 2, 10 ITV3, 13 E4, 14 Film4, 15 Channel 4 +1 North ads, 18 More4, 24 ITV4, 33 ITV +1 (Yorkshire Emley Moor), 45 Film4 +1,

PSB3
BBCB
 V max
C46 (674.0MHz)180mDTG-62,000W
Channel icons
86 More4 +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 60 Freeview channels?

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The Whitehaven (Cumbria, 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 Whitehaven transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Look North (Newcastle) 1.6m homes 6.0%
from Newcastle NE99 2NE, 136km east-northeast (67°)
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 (45°)
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?

1968-80s1984-971997-981998-20072007-1321 Nov 122013-1731 Dec 2019-
VHFB E TB E TB E TB E TB E K TB E K TB E K T
C7ITVwaves
C40BBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1waves D3+4D3+4D3+4
C43ITVwavesITVwavesITVwavesBBCABBCABBCABBCA
C46BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBCBBBCBBBCBBBCB
C50tv_offC4wavesC4wavesC4wavesD3+4

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Table shows multiplexes names see this article;
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Notes: + and - denote 166kHz offset; aerial group are shown as A B C/D E K W T
waves denotes analogue; digital switchover was 17 Oct 07 and 14 Nov 07.

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
Friday, 19 October 2018
Transmitter engineering
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6:06 AM

WHITEHAVEN transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 13:52 yesterday to 13:56 yesterday. [BBC]

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Saturday, 20 October 2018
Transmitter engineering
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6:06 AM

WHITEHAVEN transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 13:52 on 18 Oct to 13:56 on 18 Oct. [BBC]

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Monday, 19 November 2018
Transmitter engineering
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2:09 PM

WHITEHAVEN transmitter - Freeview: HD Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 12:01 today. [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering
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5:09 PM

WHITEHAVEN transmitter - Freeview: HD Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 14:14 today to 14:16 today. [BBC]

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Tuesday, 20 November 2018
Transmitter engineering
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5:09 AM

WHITEHAVEN transmitter - Freeview: HD Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 14:14 yesterday to 14:16 yesterday. [BBC]

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Wednesday, 21 November 2018
Transmitter engineering
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5:09 AM

WHITEHAVEN transmitter - Freeview: HD Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 14:14 on 19 Nov to 14:16 on 19 Nov. [BBC]

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Saturday, 8 December 2018
Transmitter engineering
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12:36 AM

WHITEHAVEN transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 23:55 yesterday. [BBC]

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4:32 AM

WHITEHAVEN transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 23:55 yesterday to 02:58 today. [BBC]

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Sunday, 9 December 2018
Transmitter engineering
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5:09 AM

WHITEHAVEN transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 23:55 on 07 Dec to 02:58 yesterday. [BBC]

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Monday, 10 December 2018
Transmitter engineering
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5:09 AM

WHITEHAVEN transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 23:55 on 07 Dec to 02:58 on 08 Dec. [BBC]

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