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The symbol shows the location of the Mendip (Somerset, England) transmitter which serves 720,000 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 Mendip (Somerset, England) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Mendip 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
 H max
C32 (562.0MHz)591mDTG-3100,000W
Channel icons
1 BBC One (SD) 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
 H max
C34 (578.0MHz)591mDTG-3100,000W
Channel icons
3 ITV 1 (SD) (West), 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, 26 ITV4, 30 E4 +1, 35 ITV1 +1 (West),

PSB3
BBCB
 H max
C35 (586.0MHz)591mDTG-6100,000W
Channel icons
56 5SELECT, 101 BBC One HD (England no regional news), 102 BBC Two HD (England), 103 ITV 1 HD (ITV Meridian Southampton), 104 Channel 4 HD South ads, 105 Channel 5 HD, 106 BBC Four HD, 109 BBC Three HD, 204 CBBC HD, 205 CBeebies HD, plus 1 others

COM4
SDN
 H max
C48 (690.0MHz)591mDTG-8100,000W
Channel icons
12 Quest, 20 Drama, 21 5USA, 29 ITV2 +1, 32 5STAR, 33 5Action, 41 Legend, 42 GREAT! movies action, 46 Channel 5 +1, 58 ITVBe +1, 59 ITV3 +1, 64 Blaze, 67 CBS Reality, 74 Dave ja vu, 78 TCC, 81 Blaze +1, 89 ITV4 +1, 203 CITV, 208 POP MAX, 209 Ketchup TV, 210 Ketchup Too, 211 YAAAS!, plus 15 others

COM5
ArqA
 H max
C33 (570.0MHz)591mDTG-8100,000W
Channel icons
11 Sky Arts, 17 Really, 19 Dave, 31 E4 Extra, 36 pick, 40 Quest Red, 43 Food Network, 47 Film4 +1, 48 Challenge, 49 4seven, 57 Smithsonian Channel, 60 Drama +1, 70 Quest +1, 75 Yesterday +1, 83 Together TV, 233 Sky News, plus 8 others

COM6
ArqB
 H max
C36 (594.0MHz)591mDTG-8100,000W
Channel icons
 FreeSports, 25 W, 27 Yesterday, 34 GREAT! movies, 39 DMAX, 44 HGTV, 71 Quest Red +1, 73 HobbyMaker, 82 Talking Pictures TV, 84 PBS America, 88 Classic Hits, 235 Aljazeera English, plus 19 others

LBS
 H -10dB
C30 (546.0MHz)591mDTG-1210,000W
Channel icons
from 22nd September 2014: 7 Made in Bristol,

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
H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)

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

regional news image
BBC Points West 0.9m homes 3.4%
from Bristol BS8 2LR, 25km north (3°)
to BBC West region - 60 masts.
regional news image
ITV West Country News (East) 0.9m homes 3.4%
from Bristol BS4 3HG, 23km north (11°)
to ITV West region - 61 masts.
All of lunch, weekend and 50% evening news is shared with West Country (West)

Are there any self-help relays?

CheddarTransposer15 km E Weston-super-Mare1674 homes
LuccombeActive deflector6 km w Minehead38 homes

How will the Mendip (Somerset, England) transmission frequencies change over time?

1984-971997-981998-20102010-132013-182013-1727 Feb 2018
C/D EEEC/D EC/D E TW TW T
C30_local
C32BBCA
C33com7com7
C34D3+4
C35com8com8
C36ArqB
C37C5wavesC5waves
C48SDNSDNSDNSDN
C49tv_off BBCABBCA
C51tv_offLBSLBS
C52tv_offArqBArqBArqB
C54tv_offC4wavesC4wavesC4wavesD3+4D3+4D3+4
C55tv_offcom7tv_off
C56tv_offArqAArqAArqACOM8tv_off
C58tv_offBBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBCBBBCBBBCB
C61ITVwavesITVwavesITVwavesBBCA
C64BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2waves

tv_off Being removed from Freeview (for 5G use) after November 2020 / June 2022 - 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 24 Mar 10 and 7 Apr 10.

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

Analogue 1-4 500kW
Analogue 5(-6dB) 126kW
SDN, ARQA, ARQB, BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-7dB) 100kW
com7(-8.4dB) 72.4kW
com8(-8.6dB) 69.1kW
Mux 1*, Mux 2*, Mux A*, Mux B*, Mux C*, Mux D*, LBS(-17dB) 10kW

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Mendip transmitter area

Jan 1958-Jul 1968Television Wales and the West
Jul 1968-Feb 2004Harlech 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. Mendip 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
Thursday, 6 June 2019
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AntD
5:47 PM

Mendip Transmitter

Maximising the benefits of 700MHz clearance - Ofcom

What will this mean? There will be less HD channels than we have now? That won't be good if that is the case!

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StevensOnln1
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7:48 PM

Zahida: Contact the Freeview Advice Line who can arrange for a replacement wideband aerial to be fitted (free of charge if you don't have satellite or cable). See link below.

Important changes to Freeview TV signals | Freeview

AntD: COM7 & COM8 are temporary multiplexes and were always planned to close within the next few years.

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Gary Law
8:26 PM

Update: Residents are not getting BBC 1 Channel SD i.e Pointe West. I am hearing that the residents in my block of flats are having same issues. We do have communal aerial. Any fixes possible.

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Jackie Webb
8:45 PM

The only channels I now receive are the BBC ones despite retuning several times. Aerial is on the roof of the house

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Jackie Webb
8:47 PM

The only channels I can now get after retunes are BBC ones

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StevensOnln1
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

10:44 PM

Gary Law: If multiple residents are having the same problem you need to get in touch with whoever is responsible for the communal aerial system and get them to send someone out to investigate.

Jackie Webb: As per my post earlier this evening, give the Freeview Advice Line a call (see link below). They can arrange for a replacement wideband aerial to be fitted (free of charge if you don't have satellite or cable).

Important changes to Freeview TV signals | Freeview

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StevensOnln1's 3,402 posts GB
Friday, 7 June 2019
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

5:09 AM

MENDIP transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 00:08 on 05 Jun to 05:46 on 05 Jun, HD Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 00:08 on 05 Jun to 05:46 on 05 Jun. [BBC]

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MikeP
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9:19 AM

Jackie Webb:

Like others, you need a wideband aerial fitted in place of your current aerial which is no lobger suitable for full reception. You may qualify for a free replacement if you do not have a cable or satellite service. Please see Important changes to Freeview TV signals | Freeview for more information and arrange a visit.



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MikeP
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9:26 AM

To everyone using Mendip:

Please note that there will be further changes on the 19th June. the ARQ B group will move from channel 52 to channel 36. COM 7 group will move from channel 36 to channel 55, bringing it in line with many other 'main' transmitters.

If you already have a wideband aerial fitted that will not need to be changed, merely a retune of the affected channels. If you do not have a wideband aerial already then you need to have one fitted. You may qualify for a free replacement if you do not have satellite or cable TV, see Important changes to Freeview TV signals | Freeview



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Saturday, 8 June 2019
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Brian
8:07 AM

WHat on Earth is going on?

The channel numbers are OUT OF DATE.

C35HD and c36 don't exist.

Meanwhile I'm getting LOTS of HD channels on C29, which is coming from WHERE exactly?/

c22 supposed to be PICK, etc. but too weak a signal to catually show anything.

FREEVIEW IS IN TOTAL DISARRAY!

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