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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, 23 BBC Three, 201 CBBC, 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, 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),

PSB3
BBCB
 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
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, 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
VHFB E TB E TB E TB E K TB E K T
C1BBCtvwaves
C40BBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1waves
C41+BBCBD3+4
C43ITVwavesITVwavesITVwaves
C44D3+4BBCA
C46BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2waves
C47BBCABBCB
C50tv_offC4wavesC4wavesC4waves

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.

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Thursday, 14 June 2012
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

10:29 AM

WEYMOUTH transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Weak Signal; DSO related from 12:25 today HD Digital TV Weak Signal; DSO related from 12:22 today [BBC] 14 June 2012: Engineering transmitter work will take place between 08:00hrs and 16:00hrs. TV services that will be disrupted: Analogue services - n/a Digital services - PSB1, PSB2 and PSB3 will be subject to periods of shutdown [DUK] Over the next week Weymouth main transmitter: TV (digital) Liable to interruption, Radio (analogue) working normally, no digital radio. [DUK]

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Friday, 15 June 2012
Transmitter engineering
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10:29 AM

WEYMOUTH transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 10:51 yesterday to 11:06 yesterday HD Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 10:51 yesterday to 11:06 yesterday [BBC] Over the next week Weymouth main transmitter: TV (digital) Liable to interruption, Radio (analogue) working normally, no digital radio. [DUK]

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12:28 PM

WEYMOUTH transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 10:51 yesterday to 11:06 yesterday HD Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 10:51 yesterday to 11:06 yesterday [BBC] 14 June 2012: Engineering transmitter work will take place between 08:00hrs and 16:00hrs. TV services that will be disrupted: Analogue services - n/a Digital services - PSB1, PSB2 and PSB3 will be subject to periods of shutdown [DUK] Over the next week Weymouth main transmitter: TV (digital) Liable to interruption, Radio (analogue) working normally, no digital radio. [DUK]

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Saturday, 16 June 2012
Transmitter engineering
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4:29 AM

WEYMOUTH transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 10:51 on 14 Jun to 11:06 on 14 Jun HD Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 10:51 on 14 Jun to 11:06 on 14 Jun [BBC] Over the next week Weymouth main transmitter: TV (digital) Liable to interruption, Radio (analogue) working normally, no digital radio. [DUK]

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Transmitter engineering
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8:27 AM

WEYMOUTH transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 10:51 on 14 Jun to 11:06 on 14 Jun HD Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 10:51 on 14 Jun to 11:06 on 14 Jun [BBC] 14 June 2012: Engineering transmitter work will take place between 08:00hrs and 16:00hrs. TV services that will be disrupted: Analogue services - n/a Digital services - PSB1, PSB2 and PSB3 will be subject to periods of shutdown [DUK] Over the next week Weymouth main transmitter: TV (digital) Liable to interruption, Radio (analogue) working normally, no digital radio. [DUK]

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Monday, 18 June 2012
Transmitter engineering
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11:28 AM

WEYMOUTH transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 10:51 on 14 Jun to 11:06 on 14 Jun HD Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 10:51 on 14 Jun to 11:06 on 14 Jun [BBC]

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Tuesday, 16 October 2012
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Michael
1:50 PM
Weymouth

Good afternoon.
I have a freeview aerial fitted on the roof (chimney stack) pointing at the Weymouth transmitter with limited chanels. Can i receive full Freeview including HD from Stockland transmitter with good reception.

Kind regards

Michael

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Dave Lindsay
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2:44 PM

Michael: All transmitters broadcast the HD services as these are carried on one of the PSB (Public Service) multiplexes. It is the COM (Commercial) multiplexes which have less coverage due to them not being carried by small relays such as Weymouth and because there are locations where they can't be picked up from the 81 transmitters that do carry them but where the PSBs (from the same transmitters) can be.

It is worth having a look around your area to see where others are receiving from this might yield some clues, although be mindful that it doesn't necessarily mean that COM channels are available (see explanation below).

The reason being that the COM channels often use UHF channels (frequencies) that are re-used in closer proximity than the those used by the PSBs. In the case of Stockland Hill's COMs, they are co-channel (same UHF channels) as Rowridge's COMs. The PSBs from these transmitters aren't co-channel though. As a result, so as to reduce or avoid interference the transmission powers of the COM transmitters aren't as great as those of the PSBs. Consequently, some fringe viewers will find that COMs are intermittant or unavailable. Clearly you aren't in a great coverage area, so you "may" potentially find that you can receive Stockland's PSBs, but not COMs which would obviously make you no better off than you are now.

Stockland's PSBs are at 50kW horizontally and Rowridge's PSBs are 200kW horizontally and vertically (Rowridge is a unique main station in that it broadcasts using mixed polarity). But Stockland's COMs are 25kW and Rowridge's are 50kW horizontally and 200kW vertically.

Whether you get interference from Rowridge's COMs and/or whether you suffer due to the lower power Stockland COMs is obviously really only something that can be determined by an installer on-site. These are potential issues I am making you aware of.

The Digital UK Postcode Checker "thinks" that reception of the PSBs from Rowridge (horizontally and vertically) and Stockland's PSBs are "good", but "thinks" no reception for both transmitter's COMs. Unfortunately we don't know on what basis it considers this. It could be that lack of reception of Stockland's COMs is purely because of the predicted interference from Rowridge. So in practice "if" it isn't an issue for you (i.e. somehow you happen to be screened from Rowridge more than the predictor "thinks"), then perhaps you will have a better chance of reception from Stockland.

Prediction of the propagation of RF signals is very rough and therefore the Predictor should be used as a guide and taken with a pinch of salt. Measurement on-site is the only real way of knowing what can be received.


All Stockland Hill's UHF channels are in Group A, and therefore a wideband aerial isn't necessary. Wideband yagis have much less gain on Group A channels, so only use a Group A yagi aerial (if you use a yagi).

See ATV's site for information and products:

Digital TV Transmitters Nationwide Page 2
Rowridge Transmitter

Failing that, I wonder what the likelihood of reception of Rowridge's COMs is (vertically, of course)...

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Friday, 19 October 2012
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charles kind
8:01 PM

i have a sony digital tv with freeview HD incorperated - up until thursday i could receive HD progs by selecting channels 50/51/52/53/- on thursday pm these disappeared. a message came up saying if i had lost any channels then run through the set up procedure - this i have done - still missing. is there any other info on HD progs being transmitted through weymouth transmitter?

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Tuesday, 13 November 2012
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Allan Price
10:24 AM
Weymouth

Ariel located on the roof, with direct vision to the Weymouth transmitter. I, and neighbours, lost signal at 9.55, your site indicated mo work are being carried out. Still mo signal at 10.25. Is there a problem with the weymouth transmitter?
Allan

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