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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.

 V max
C44 (658.0MHz)111mDTG-3400W
Channel icons
1 BBC One (SD) South West, 2 BBC Two England, 9 BBC Four, 23 BBC Three, 201 CBBC, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, 250 BBC Red Button, plus 16 others

 V max
C41 (634.0MHz)111mDTG-3400W
Channel icons
3 ITV (SD) (West Country), 4 Channel 4 (SD) South ads, 5 Channel 5, 6 ITV 2, 10 ITV3, 13 E4, 14 Film4, 15 Channel 4 +1 South ads, 18 More4, 25 ITV4, 30 E4 +1, 35 ITV +1 (West Country),

 V max
C47+ (682.2MHz)111mDTG-6400W
Channel icons
73 Shopping Quarter , 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, plus 1 others

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 52 Freeview channels?

the effected channels
the effected channels
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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, 5Action, 5SELECT, 5STAR, 5USA, Aljazeera English, BBC Four HD, BBC News HD, Blaze, Blaze +1, CBeebies HD, CBS Drama, CBS Justice, CBS Reality, Challenge, Channel 5 +1, CITV, Dave, Dave ja vu, DMAX, Drama +1, Film4 +1, Food Network, Forces TV, FreeSports, GB News, GREAT! movies, GREAT! movies action, HGTV, Horror Channel, ITV2 +1, ITV3 +1, ITV4 +1, ITVBe +1, YAAAS!, More4 +1, Now 70s, PBS America +1, pick, Quest +1, Quest Red, Quest Red +1, Really, RT HD, Sky Arts, Sky News, Smithsonian Channel, Talking Pictures TV, TCC, Together TV, Yesterday +1.

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-80s1984-971997-981998-20092009-1327 Mar 2019

tv_off Being removed from Freeview (for 5G use) after November 2020 - more
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 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.

Wednesday, 2 October 2019
Transmitter engineering

5:08 AM

WEYMOUTH transmitter - Freeview: HD Digital TV Off Air from 11:02 yesterday to 15:44 yesterday. [BBC]

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Thursday, 3 October 2019
Transmitter engineering

5:08 AM

WEYMOUTH transmitter - Freeview: HD Digital TV Off Air from 11:02 on 01 Oct to 15:44 on 01 Oct. [BBC]

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Tuesday, 25 February 2020
Transmitter engineering

4:28 PM

WEYMOUTH transmitter - Freeview: Off the air due to essential engineering from 25 Feb 14:12 until 25 Feb 14:19. . [BBC]

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Friday, 17 April 2020
nhs worker
9:47 AM

please can you check itv/channel 4 signals - i moved into dt4 8uj about ten days ago from home (Because i am an nhs worker) the signal was fine but a few days ago or so the signal for these channels are breaking up ??? (The BBC channels are fine ie 1, 2 & 4.) I have tried retuning...

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Saturday, 18 April 2020

12:37 AM

nhs worker:

Hi. This is an independent help site, we aren't the broadcasters or transmitter engineers, but we can offer advice and information.

Normally you shouldn't have any problems with reception of the main BBC and ITV channels. You could just check that the aerial is pointing the right way, it should have its rod vertical and be pointing roughly WSW (251 degrees) at your location.

Freeview or the BBC aren't reporting any faults at this time, but there has been some weather related "tropospheric ducting" in recent days which may have disrupted signals for some viewers.
(For an explanation see Effect of tropospheric ducting on Freeview | Help receiving TV and radio ).

It's not normally a good idea to retune when you have lost signals or they are breaking up as this often just clears the correct tuning.
If you have no ITV/Ch4 signals at present, you could try another retune to see if they get restored correctly.

If the signals are just breaking up still, check the cables and connectors from the aerial socket to your TV etc. especially any flyleads as these can have faulty connections which in some cases can affect just the one multiplex (group of TV channels).

If you still have problems post back with a bit more detail, eg. is it happening at specific times etc.

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Wednesday, 20 May 2020
Transmitter engineering

4:33 AM

WEYMOUTH transmitter - Freeview: Off the air due to a fault from 19 May 22:36 until 19 May 22:53. . [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering

10:28 AM

WEYMOUTH transmitter - Freeview: Reduced quality due to a fault from 19 May 22:35 until 19 May 22:53. . [BBC]

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Tuesday, 16 June 2020
Transmitter engineering

4:28 PM

WEYMOUTH transmitter - Freeview: Off the air due to a fault from 16 Jun 15:31 until 16 Jun 16:04. . [BBC]

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Tuesday, 11 August 2020
Susan Coan
8:14 PM

Transmitter engineering: I have freeview via arial and live near the Wyke transmitter. Over the last few days the signal has kept being interrupted on all BBC chanels. I am fed up with not being able to watch the programmes I enjoy but there are no reported engineering works. Should I just cancel my licence until such time as the BBC transmission becomes reliable?

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Wednesday, 12 August 2020

12:19 AM

Susan Coan:

FYI this is an independent Help site, and we'll endeavour to help with your problem.

1st, the BBC engineering reports that sometimes appear here are "forwarded on" after being "collected" by this website, but since the BBC changed their system, that does not always happen.

2nd, the Weymouth (Wyke) transmitter is listed for Planned Engineering this week with "Possible service interruptions" which sounds very much like what you've been experiencing. Unfortunately they don't give any warning when it's about to happen or how long it may go on for, it depends on exactly what the engineers need to do, and if things don't go to plan........

3rd, just to maker life extra difficult at present, there is some strong variable intermittent "Troposheric Ducting" around that's been quite strong in some parts of the country causing interference from distant transmitters (see….jpg ). This won't necessarily affect all multiplexes (groups of channels) or affect any one or several at the same time. This might mean that retuning may not get all the channels back or even get the wrong transmitters and you'd have to retry several times once conditions stabilise. And just to cheer you up, this can often occur with the sort of weather we have at present, the interference can come from transmitters in Europe or the UK, and it's predicted to continue for several more days. Whether, and by how much, you are affected is "in the lap of the gods" to coin a phrase.

Lastly, personally I wouldn't recommend you cancel your licence, it's just likely to result in TV Licencing knocking at your door to check you aren't watching ANY live television. If so, you might have to face legal repercussions and a criminal record, so not advised!

As you haven't given a full postcode, we can't advise if there may be any other transmitters that you might reliably receive, but post back if you need further help.

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