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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?

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Digital television services are broadcast on a multiplexes (or Mux) where many stations occupy a single broadcast frequency, as shown below.

 H max
C49 (698.0MHz)591mDTG-3100,000W
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1 BBC One West, 2 BBC Two England, 7 BBC Three, 9 BBC Four, 120 CBBC, 121 CBeebies, 130 BBC News, 131 BBC Parliament, 601 BBC Red Button 1, plus 13 others

 H max
C54 (738.0MHz)591mDTG-3100,000W
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3 ITV (West), 4 Channel 4 South ads, 5 Channel 5 Part Network ads, 6 ITV 2, 13 Channel 4 +1 South ads, 14 More 4, 15 Film 4, 28 E4, 33 ITV +1 (West),

 H max
C58 (770.0MHz)591mDTG-6100,000W
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45 Film 4 +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 BBC Three HD, 123 CBBC HD, plus 1 others

 H max
C48 (690.0MHz)591mDTG-8100,000W
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10 ITV 3, 20 Drama, 21 5USA, 26 ITV Be, 27 ITV 2 +1, 30 5*, 34 ITV 3 +1, 37 Quest, 44 Channel 5 +1, 55 Channel 5 +24, 61 True Entertainment, 62 ITV 4 +1, 66 CBS Reality, 72 ITV Be +1, 122 CITV, 242 Vintage TV, plus 24 others

 H max
C56 (754.0MHz)591mDTG-8100,000W
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 BBC Red Button 2, 11 pick, 12 Dave, 17 Really, 29 E4 +1, 32 Movie Mix, 41 Food Network, 42 Travel Channel, 46 Challenge, 48 Movies4Men, 68 truTV, 69 truTV +1, 126 Tiny Pop, 132 Sky News, plus 18 others

 H max
C52 (722.0MHz)591mDTG-8100,000W
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18 4Music, 19 Yesterday, 24 ITV 4, 25 Dave ja vu, 31 Spike , 38 Quest +1, 47 4seven, 58 BT Sport 1 (not free), 59 BT Showcase (not free), 64 CBS Action, 70 Horror Channel, 74 VIVA, 133 Al Jazeera English, 135 RT English , plus 18 others

 H -10dB
C51 (714.0MHz)591mDTG-1210,000W
Channel icons
from 22nd September 2014: 8 Made in Bristol, 125 Pop, plus 1 others

 H -1.4dB
C33 (570.0MHz)591mDTG-672,400W
Channel icons
63 Community Channel, 71 Motors TV, 106 BBC Four HD, 107 BBC News HD, 108 Al Jazeera HD, 109 Community Channel HD, 110 Channel 4+1 HD, 110 4seven HD, 124 CBeebies HD, 134 Al Jazeera Arabic, plus 4 others

 H -7.6dB
C35 (586.0MHz)591mDTG-617,500W
Channel icons
starts sometime during 2014/5: plus 2 others

DTG-3 64QAM 8K 2/324.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
DTG-6 256QAM 32KE 2/340.2Mb/s DVB-T2 MPEG4
DTG-8 64QAM 8K 3/427.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
DTG-12 QSPK 8K 3/48.0Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)

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

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BBC Points West 0.9m homes 3.4%
from Bristol BS8 2LR, 25km north
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
to ITV West region - 61 masts.
All of lunch, weekend and 50% evening news is shared with West Country (West)

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

aerial groupC/D EEEC/D EC/D EWK

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green background for transmission frequencies
lilac background for power levels in watts
800MHz band: 4G mobile started in 2013
700MHz band: possible 4G in 2019 more
600MHz band: new or moved digital TV services more
Notes: + and - denote 166kHz offset; aerial group are shown as A B C/D E K W
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Wednesday, 6 May 2015
Ian Jones
6:50 PM

I note that on this WEB site there are now no reported current problems are shown for the Mendip Transmitter. Since the 28th we have not recieved any BBC services whereas every other channel has a strong and perfect signal. We appreciate there were works upto last week. We have reset the TV without ariel connection and subsequently with. Still no BBC - can you please advise.

Ian Jones

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11:17 PM

Ian Jones: You should be getting avery good signal on all channels. Best guess - somethings up with your aerial system. Normally, BBC channels are the strongest, but if you've got a loose connection, frayed wire, etc, then that mux might be the one that suffers.

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Monday, 11 May 2015
Ian Jones
2:17 PM Bristol

Hi Mike
Thanks for that but all is in order.
I have found that my friend at no:5 BS14 9AQ (I'm at 32) suffered the same problem, the total loss of all BBC channels, as did some of our neighbours. My friend actually had his ariel turned to pick up the Ilchester Crescent signal where he could get BBC but not a good signal - this has always been our problem hence Mendip.
The ariel fitter that turned my friends ariel said that there had been a lot of work on the O2 mobile mast at the junction of our road and the WEllS RD at the same time as we experienced problems.
Can you please advise and what action will be taken.
Many thanks
Ian Jones

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3:42 PM

Do you have an aerial amplifier at all?
If work on the O2 mast has meant adding 4g in the 800MHz band (haven't checked) then there may be some overload happening, you might need a filter. However I'd had expected other mux channels to be knocked out as well.
Are you talking about the HD channels or the SD ones?

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Ian Jones
4:21 PM

Hi Chris
Yes we do have an ariel amplifier.
Do not understand 'other mux channels'.
As to HD or SD channels all I can tell you is that when I do a 'First Time Installation' I end up wit 73 channels instead of 100+. The only thing I can honestly tell you is that the is no BBC channels at all. I have the basic Freeview service.
You mention 'adding 4G in the 800MHz band (haven't checked)' - do I read this as you will check?
Ian Jones

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Dave Lindsay
7:50 PM

Ian Jones: If you think your difficulties and those of your neighbour could possibly be interference from 4G services operating in the 800MHz band then you need to contact at800. This is the organisation set-up by the mobile operators and tasked with alleviation of reception issues:

Contact us | Advice or general enquiries | at800

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Dave Lindsay
7:52 PM

Ian Jones: If at800 do send you a filter, because it is suspected that 4G interference could be the culprit, then it must be fitted before the signal amplifier. Thus, if your amplifier is on the roof then a filter will need to be fitted up there, but not the usual plug type they usually send. You will need to raise this issue with them should it apply.

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Sunday, 17 May 2015
Adam Temperton
8:11 AM Bristol

O2 | Service Status will tell you if o2 are working on masts in your area. and the coverage map here if you enable masts will also show issues O2 | O2 Network Coverage Checker Also input your postcode on this site and see what it says for 4g…tion

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Sunday, 28 June 2015
9:26 AM

Com7 seems to list channel 110 twice; channel 4+1 HD & 4seven HD.

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