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The symbol shows the location of the Weymouth (Dorset, 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 Weymouth (Dorset, England) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Weymouth 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
C44 (658.0MHz)111mDTG-3400W
Channel icons
1 BBC One (SD) South 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
 V max
C41 (634.0MHz)111mDTG-3400W
Channel icons
3 ITV (SD) (West Country), 4 Channel 4 (SD) South ads, 5 Channel 5 (SD), 6 ITV 2, 10 ITV3, 13 E4, 14 Film4, 15 Channel 4 +1 South ads, 18 More4, 24 ITV4, 33 ITV +1 (West Country), 45 Film4 +1,

PSB3
BBCB
 V max
C47+ (682.2MHz)111mDTG-6400W
Channel icons
86 More4 +1, 101 BBC One HD (England no regional news), 102 BBC Two HD (England), 103 ITV HD (ITV Meridian Southampton), 104 Channel 4 HD South 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 61 Freeview channels?

the effected channels
the effected channels
the effected channels
the effected channels
the effected channels

The Weymouth (Dorset, 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 Weymouth transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Spotlight 0.8m homes 2.9%
from Plymouth PL3 5BD, 119km west (260°)
to BBC South West region - 107 masts.
regional news image
ITV West Country News (West) 0.8m homes 2.9%
from Plymouth PL7 5BQ, 112km west (259°)
to ITV West Country region - 107 masts.
All of lunch, weekend and 50% evening news is shared with West Country (East)

How will the Weymouth (Dorset, England) transmission frequencies change over time?

1950s-80s1984-971997-981998-20092009-132013-182013-1727 Mar 2019
VHFB E TB E TB E TB E K TB E K TB E K TB E K T
C1BBCtvwaves
C40BBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1waves
C41+BBCB+BBCB+BBCBD3+4
C43ITVwavesITVwavesITVwaves
C44D3+4D3+4D3+4BBCA
C46BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2waves
C47BBCABBCABBCABBCB
C50tv_offC4wavesC4wavesC4waves

tv_off Being removed from Freeview (for 5G use) by 30 June 2020 - more
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 6 May 09 and 20 May 09.

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

Analogue 1-4 2kW
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-7dB) 400W

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Stockland Hill transmitter area

Apr 1961-Dec 1981Westward Television
Jan 1982-Dec 1992Television South West (TSW)
Jan 1993-Feb 2004Westcountry 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. Weymouth 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.

Comments
Wednesday, 27 March 2019
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David Ellis
9:37 AM

No terrestrial TV signal this morning. Checked bot indoor TVs and my camper van one.

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5:09 PM

WEYMOUTH transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 07:06 today to 13:28 today, HD Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 07:06 today to 13:28 today. [BBC]

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Thursday, 28 March 2019
Transmitter engineering
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5:09 AM

WEYMOUTH transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 07:06 yesterday to 13:28 yesterday, HD Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 07:06 yesterday to 13:28 yesterday. [BBC]

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Friday, 29 March 2019
Transmitter engineering
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5:09 AM

WEYMOUTH transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 07:06 on 27 Mar to 13:28 on 27 Mar, HD Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 07:06 on 27 Mar to 13:28 on 27 Mar. [BBC]

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Wednesday, 10 April 2019
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Ken Baker
8:49 AM
Lyme Regis

After a TalkTalk box replacement we still have signal problems in Lyme Regis from the Weymouth transmitter. Pictures breaking up, and such poor signals that retuning sometimes only finds About 12 channels. This problem occurs mainly on non BBC channels but also yesterday on BBC4. This problem has only happened since the retune we had to do at the end of March. Other TV sets in the house work OK and also if we disconnect the Talk Talk box our main TV is also fine. TAlk talk accepted my theory that their box was at fault but we received a new box yesterday and the problem continues. I stress that this problem started immediately after your engineering on the Weymouth transmitter. We are completely puzzled and feel that we can't go back to talk talk as they have done their bit by replacing their equipment. Your assistance in this matter would be much appreciated. My post code is DT7 3HZ

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MikeP
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9:09 AM

Ken Baker:

Looking at the Digital UK Coverage Checker, it would appear that you may be better off using the Charmouth transmitter and not the Weymouth one, see Coverage Checker - Detailed View A Group B or preferably a wideband aerial is needed for that transmitter.

This website does not operate any transmitters as it is entirely independent from all broadcasters or service providers. The transmitters are operated by Arqiva who can be contacted at https://www.arqiva.com/co…us/.

Meanwhile, please check all your aerial cables and connections, unplugging all the coaxial plugs/sockets and refitting them. That will clear any possible corrosion/oxidation from the contacts, which is a common cause of problems such as you report.



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Tuesday, 30 April 2019
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Terry Reddington
10:02 AM

Hi we purchased a New Sony T V and had a new Ariel fitted by an engineer all was fine for about 4 weeks and then one day we put the t v on it said no signal and explained we had to retune the channels which we did, Now ever since that day the T V goes blank screen for about 2/3 seconds and sometimes goes fuzzy for about 2/3 seconds ,I have phoned the engineer twice now and said it something to do with 4g interfering and also so could need to set T V back to factory settings which we also did but the problem is still there he said he will come back and check the system but if nothing is wrong he will charge for his time as its not his fault and advised to get a 4g booster?? (not a clue what that is) so have you any idea's please as we have spent a lot of money on a nice new T V that now does not work as good as the old one due to the signal problem

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StevensOnln1
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1:40 PM

Terry Reddington: Retuning is the worst thing to do when you suddenly loose signal as all you are doing is deleting all of the TV's previously correct tuning data and searching for the same channels again. Possibilities are that you either have a fault, interference, or that when retuning your TV picked up a weaker signal from a different transmitter. Start by checking for any loose or damaged cables or connections behind your TV. You can check whether there are any 4G mobile masts which are likely to cause interference by contacting the AT800 organisation (see link below), who can provide you with a free filter to block out the unwanted signals if they suspect 4G interference to be likely (a 4G booster is the opposite as that would increase the strength of any 4G signals). If you provide a full postcode we can see which transmitter you should be receiving, where you are in relation to it and your predicted signal strength etc, which would enable further advice to be offered.

at800 | 4G & Freeview | 4G interference | 4G Filters | 800 MHz

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Wednesday, 29 May 2019
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11:09 AM

WEYMOUTH transmitter - Freeview: HD Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 09:21 today to 09:22 today. [BBC]

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Thursday, 30 May 2019
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WEYMOUTH transmitter - Freeview: HD Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 09:21 yesterday to 09:22 yesterday. [BBC]

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