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The symbol shows the location of the Winter Hill (Bolton, England) transmitter which serves 2,690,000 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 Winter Hill (Bolton, England) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Winter Hill transmitter broadcast?

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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
 H max
C32 (562.0MHz)726mDTG-3100,000W
Channel icons
1 BBC One (SD) North 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
 H max
C34 (578.0MHz)726mDTG-3100,000W
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3 ITV (SD) (Granada), 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 (Granada), 45 Film4 +1,

PSB3
BBCB
 H max
C35- (585.8MHz)726mDTG-6100,000W
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,

COM4
SDN
 H max
C29 (538.0MHz)726mDTG-8100,000W
Channel icons
 Spotlight TV, 12 Quest, 20 Drama, 21 5USA, 27 ITV2 +1, 30 5STAR, 34 ITV3 +1, 40 Movies4Men, 44 Channel 5 +1, 54 Paramount Network, 55 5SELECT, 58 ITVBe +1, 59 ITV4 +1, 63 Blaze, 66 CBS Reality, 70 Horror Channel, 76 Quest +1, 77 TCC, 80 Blaze +1, 203 CITV, 211 Ketchup TV, plus 21 others

COM5
ArqA
 H max
C31 (554.0MHz)726mDTG-8100,000W
Channel icons
11 pick, 17 Really, 19 Dave, 28 E4 +1, 32 Sony Movie Channel, 38 Quest Red, 41 Food Network, 46 Challenge, 72 YourTV, 89 Together TV, 233 Sky News, plus 10 others

COM6
ArqB
 H max
C37 (602.0MHz)726mDTG-8100,000W
Channel icons
25 Yesterday, 29 4Music, 31 5Spike, 37 DMAX, 39 CBS Justice, 42 Home, 47 4seven, 71 CBS Drama, 73 Sewing Quarter, 79 Dave ja vu, 81 Talking Pictures TV, 235 AlJazeera English (SD), plus 16 others

LM
 H -20dB
C56 (754.0MHz)572mDTG-121,000W
Channel icons
from 1st October 2014: 7 That's Manchester,

LL
 H -17dB
C56 (754.0MHz)572mDTG-122,000W
Channel icons
from 30th June 2014: 7 Bay TV Liverpool,

LPR
 H -20dB
C56 (754.0MHz)572mDTG-121,000W
Channel icons
from 1st October 2014: 7 That's Lancashire,

com7
 H -5.9dB
C55 (746.0MHz)726mDTG-625,700W
Channel icons
 Vintage TV, 57 5USA +1, 67 CBS Reality +1, 78 Quest Red +1, 92 Pick +1, 99 Smithsonian Channel HD, 107 BBC News HD, 108 Aljazeera English HD, 109 Channel 4+1 HD, 110 4seven HD, 113 RT HD, plus 2 others

com8
 H -6.5dB
C31 (554.0MHz)726mDTG-622,600W
Channel icons
 CBS Action +1, 56 5STAR +1, 64 Freesports, 83 NOW 80s, 84 Now 90s, 91 PBS America, 93 Together TV +1, 96 Forces TV, 106 BBC Four HD, 114 Quest HD, 205 CBeebies HD, plus 2 others

GIM
 H -20dB
C57 (762.0MHz)572mDTG-21,000W
Channel icons
 True Christmas 1,  Tiny Pop +1,  truTV,  truTV +1, 60 Sony Crime Channel, 62 True Movies +1, 68 True Crime, 69 True Crime +1, 88 Clubland TV, 208 POP MAX, 209 Pop +1,

DTG-3 64QAM 8K 2/3 24.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
DTG-6 256QAM 32KE 2/3 40.2Mb/s DVB-T2 MPEG4
DTG-8 64QAM 8K 3/4 27.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
DTG-12 QSPK 8K 3/4 8.0Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
DTG-2 16QAM 2K 3/4 18.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)

Which BBC and ITV regional news can I watch from the Winter Hill transmitter?

regional news image
BBC North West Tonight 3.1m homes 11.8%
from Salford M50 2QH, 22km southeast (139°)
to BBC North West region - 92 masts.
regional news image
ITV Granada Reports 3.1m homes 11.6%
from Salford M50 2EQ, 22km southeast (139°)
to ITV Granada region - 80 masts.

How will the Winter Hill (Bolton, England) transmission frequencies change over time?

1956-80s1984-971997-981998-20092009-1310 Apr 132013-1723 Oct 2019
VHFC/D EC/D EC/D EC/D EC/D E TW TW T
C9ITVwaves
C12BBCtvwaves
C24_local
C29SDN
C31com7com7
C32BBCA
C34D3+4
C35BBCB
C37com8com8
C40LOCAL2
C48C5wavesC5waves
C49tv_off ArqAArqAArqA
C50tv_off BBCABBCA
C54tv_off-BBCB-BBCB-BBCB
C55tv_offBBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1wavesArqBArqBArqBcom7tv_off
C56tv_off+1_local_local_localLPR
C57tv_offGIMGIMGIMGIM
C58tv_offSDNSDNSDN
C59tv_offITVwavesITVwavesITVwavesD3+4D3+4D3+4
C60tv_off+C
C61ArqA
C62BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBCA
C63+D
C65C4wavesC4wavesC4waves
C66+2
C67+B
C68+A

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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 4 Nov 09 and 2 Dec 09.

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

Analogue 1-4 500kW
SDN, ARQA, ARQB, BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-7dB) 100kW
com7(-12.9dB) 25.7kW
com8(-13.4dB) 22.6kW
Analogue 5(-16dB) 12.5kW
Mux 1*, Mux 2*, Mux A*, Mux B*, Mux C*, Mux D*(-17dB) 10kW
LL(-24dB) 2kW
GIM, LM, LPR(-27dB) 1000W

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.

Comments
Wednesday, 23 January 2019
MikeP
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

10:25 PM

Michael:

Firstly please provide a full post code, a partial does not help at all.

Secondly, please check all your aerial caqbles and connections, unplugging any coaxial plugs/sockets and refitting. That will clear any corrosion/oxidation from the contacts which ia=s a common cause of the problems you report.



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Michael
10:40 PM
Liverpool

Michael: The full post code is L37 1NU. Thanks for the prompt response.
The arial goes through the Humax to the TV and the TV tunes fully so the signal is clearly coming through the arial OK ! Ive tried a retune both automatically and manually and as I said a brand new Humax still has the same problem !! Nothing on channels 32 and 34 which carry most of the channels I watch ( nor on the rest of the channels.)
Thanks

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Thursday, 24 January 2019
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Brian
sentiment_satisfiedBronze

12:10 AM

Michael: BBC A is UHF 50 D3&4 is UHF 59.

Correct information is found at -

Coverage Checker - Detailed View

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MikeP
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

10:31 AM

Michael:

Nothing is being tranmitted on channels 32 or 34!

The channels currently in use are: 50 (BBCA), 59 (D3&4), 54 (BBCB HD), 58 (SDN), 49 (ARQA), 37 (ARQB), 55 (COM7) and 31 (COM8).

You should be using a wideband aerial (or a log-periodic) as there channels outside of the 'normal' groupings and there will be changes later this year or next year that will require a wideband aerial be used.



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Friday, 25 January 2019
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Peter Whitehead
3:21 PM

Last year's retune resulted in the loss of COM7 at my address in north Blackpool. I recently discovered a friend can receive COM7 in south Blackpool. COM 7 appears to have a narrow angle of transmitter output effectively cutting Blackpool into haves and have nots. Why?

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MikeP
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

8:06 PM

Peter Whitehead:

Please provide a full post code then we will be able to see the predicted coverage at your location.



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Monday, 28 January 2019
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Peter Whitehead
12:06 PM
Blackpool

Peter Whitehead: FY3 7JJ

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Peter Whitehead
1:51 PM
Blackpool

Roof, recent log periodic aerial installation.

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Chris.SE
sentiment_satisfiedGold

10:16 PM

Peter Whitehead:

Unfortunately the predicted coverage of COM7 at your location is poor and COM8 will also become poor during Q1 2020 when there are some retune events. You can see this from the Digitaluk coverage checker Coverage Checker - Detailed View

The strange thing is that the mapping shows the whole of Blackpool well within the coverage area of COM7 (& COM8). Whilst I would normally say that this problem is likely to be due to interference from other transmitters as COMs 7&8 are now/becoming SFNs (single frequency networks) all sharing the same UHF channels 55 & 56. However looking at the map, I'm currently at a bit of a loss as to which transmitters might be causing that in your location. Further investigation is needed.

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Chris.SE
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10:39 PM

Peter Whitehead:

I'm hoping someone else might offer a feasible explanation, but at the moment it seems odd. Whilst you have line of sight to all the surrounding transmitters, other than Winter Hill only Moel-y-parc will be using UHF 55&56 and it isn't at present.
You are however surrounded my mobile phone masts, so whether this is due to interference from 4G transmissions from them is difficult to say. In the absence of any other information, I'd suggest contacting AT800 - at800 | 4G & Freeview | 4G interference | 4G Filters | 800 MHz on 0808 1313800 - at800 | 4G & Freeview | 4G interference | 4G Filters | 800 MHz contact-us/ and see if they can supply you with a free filter which might (note might) help resolve the situation. Other than anything that comes to light, good luck with this.

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