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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)

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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 (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 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;
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.

Comments
Saturday, 22 December 2012
Dave Lindsay
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

4:42 PM

Nick Anderson: Could it be that there is an overlap where news for the Weymouth area generally appears on both?


Whitby is served by its own relay which carries BBC NE&Cumbria/ITV Tyne Tees but BBC Yorkshire (Emley Moor and relays) carry stories relating to the town. Emley Moor (or any of its dependants) is most certainly not available near Whitby, unless you happen to be camped out on the top of the Moors.

Same goes for other parts of North Yorkshire where there is also an overlap or no reception of Emley.

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Dave Lindsay's 5,724 posts GB
Monday, 14 January 2013
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Steve
sentiment_satisfiedBronze

12:13 PM
Sheffield

The Weymouth transmitter used to broadcast ITV Southern - not sure about the BBC variant, but for some reason was transferred to ITV South West/Westward/Whatever-they-call-it-this-week. Certainly it is in the South region back in 405 days which is why the historical information on the Weymouth transmitter is misleading. It refers to the main transmitter only. Why the switch was made is unclear - nearby relays are from Rowridge and on maps the Weymouth coverage appears to intrude into the South region. Anyone know the full story?

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Steve's 27 posts GB
Briantist
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5:17 PM

Steve: The Waymouth transmitter didn't carry any IBA service on 405-lines, only BBC1 South: C1 at 0.05kW H

Black and white days, VHF bands I and III television | ukfree.tv - 10 years of independent, free digital TV advice has full details.

ITV in this area came from Chillerton Down (Isle Of Wight, England) with Southern Television: C11 at 100kW V or Stockland Hill Westward Television: C9 at 100kW V


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Briantist's 38,846 posts GB
Briantist
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5:21 PM

The BBC, with it's "universal service obligation" had more 405-line relays than the IBA, which was more about profit than public service, at least when it came to coverage.

So the BBC had relays like Weymouth to fill in coverage.

It is worth noting today that Freesat and Sky users registering a Waymouth postcode will get both ITV West Country and ITV Meridian (South Coast) options due to the historic overlap.

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Briantist
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

5:24 PM

Also .. it does say "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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Tuesday, 15 January 2013
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Steve
sentiment_satisfiedBronze

6:32 PM
Sheffield

Thanks for that information. I still wonder why the region was chosen as South West when South would seem to be more appropriate? Particularly as it would seem that the 405-line coverage put it more in the South region.

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Steve's 27 posts GB
Friday, 7 June 2013
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A Briggs
1:28 PM
Weymouth

On Wed 5th June there were engineering works going on in our area we have had no TV signal since however our DTV digi box is still working . Please can you enlighten us as we cannot retune the TV it just says no signal. Our postcode is DT4 0QY

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MikeB
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1:44 PM
Peterborough

A Briggs: The TV needs to have a factory reset (or first time setup, etc). Since your PVR is working fine, look to see what channel/transmitter its on. The TV will pick up another signal (unless the cable is loose), usually automatically.

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Dave Lindsay
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

2:02 PM
Doncaster

A Briggs: Whilst it is true that on 5th June there were changes to broadcast channels used by some transmitters in the West Country region, this did not affect the Weymouth one. Therefore no retune was necessary.

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A Briggs
8:41 PM

Dave Lyndsay - Sorry Dave but it seems strange that we received a letter from Samsung indicating that we may need to retune after a frequency change which would have caused us to be off air and we lose all signal at the suggested precise time on that precise day I don't understand I'm afraid.

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