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The symbol shows the location of the Pontop Pike (County Durham, England) transmitter which serves 700,000 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 Pontop Pike (County Durham, England) transmitter.



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Which Freeview channels does the Pontop Pike 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.

MuxH/VFrequencyHeightModeWatts
PSB1
BBCA
 H max
C58 (770.0MHz)447mDTG-3100,000W
Channel icons
1 BBC One North East and Cumbria, 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

PSB2
D3+4
 H max
C54 (738.0MHz)447mDTG-3100,000W
Channel icons
3 ITV (Tyne Tees), 4 Channel 4 North ads, 5 Channel 5 The North ads, 6 ITV 2, 13 Channel 4 +1 North ads, 14 More 4, 15 Film 4, 28 E4, 33 ITV +1 (Tyne Tees),

PSB3
BBCB
 H max
C49 (698.0MHz)447mDTG-6100,000W
Channel icons
45 Film 4 +1, 101 BBC One HD (England no regional news), 102 BBC Two HD (England), 103 ITV HD (ITV Granada), 104 Channel 4 HD North ads, 105 BBC Three HD, 123 CBBC HD, plus 1 others

COM4
SDN
 H -3dB
C50 (706.0MHz)447mDTG-850,000W
Channel icons
10 ITV 3, 20 Drama, 26 ITV Be, 27 ITV 2 +1, 30 5*, 31 5USA, 34 ITV 3 +1, 37 Quest, 44 Channel 5 +1, 55 Channel 5 +24, 61 True Entertainment, 62 ITV 4 +1, 66 CBS Reality, 122 CITV, plus 20 others

COM5
ArqA
 H -3dB
C59 (778.0MHz)447mDTG-850,000W
Channel icons
 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, 63 Community Channel, 68 truTV, 69 truTV +1, 126 Tiny Pop, 132 Sky News, 242 Vintage TV, plus 16 others

COM6
ArqB
 H -3dB
C55 (746.0MHz)447mDTG-850,000W
Channel icons
18 4Music, 19 Yesterday, 21 VIVA, 24 ITV 4, 25 Dave ja vu, 38 Quest +1, 47 4seven, 58 BT Sport 1 (not free), 59 BT Sport 2 (not free), 70 CBS Action, 133 Al Jazeera English, 135 RT English , plus 18 others

LNE
 H -13dB
C56 (754.0MHz)447mDTG-125,000W
Channel icons
from 22nd September 2014: 8 Made in Tyne and Wear, 125 Pop, plus 1 others

com7
 H -4.7dB
C33 (570.0MHz)447mDTG-633,800W
Channel icons
71 Motors TV, 106 BBC Four HD, 107 BBC News HD, 108 Al Jazeera HD, 109 Community Channel HD, 110 Channel 4+1 HD, 111 4seven HD, 124 CBeebies HD, 134 Al Jazeera Arabic, plus 1 others

com8
 H -10.2dB
C34 (578.0MHz)447mDTG-69,500W
Channel icons
starts sometime during 2014/5:



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 Pontop Pike transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Look North (Newcastle) 1.6m homes 6.0%
from Newcastle NE99 2NE, 15km northeast
to BBC North East and Cumbria region - 70 masts.
regional news image
ITV Tyne Tees News 1.4m homes 5.4%
from Gateshead NE11 9SZ, 12km north-northeast
to ITV Tyne Tees region - 47 masts.
All of lunch, weekend and 50% evening news is shared with Border

Are there any self-help relays?

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How will the Pontop Pike (County Durham, England) transmission frequencies change over time?

years1950s~851984-971997-981998-20122012-132013-182013-18
aerial groupVHFC/D EC/D EC/D EC/D EC/D EW
C5BBCtv
600C33com7
C34com8
C481
700C49BBCBBBCBBBCB
C50SDNSDNSDN
C53-D
C54C4C4C4D3+4D3+4D3+4
C55+2ArqBArqBArqB
C56LNE
C58BBC1BBC1BBC1BBCABBCABBCA
C59+AArqAArqAArqA
800C61ITVITVITV
C62+B
C64BBC2BBC2BBC2
C65+C

orange background for multiplexes names more
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
Italics for analogue, digital switchover was Wednesdays 12th September and 26th September 2012.
Click/touch here to read How do the old analogue and currrent digital signal levels compare?Analogue 1-4 500kWBBCA, D3+4
Click/touch here to read Other mapsPontop Pike FreeviewPontop Pike DABPontop Pike TV regionBBC North East and CumbriaTyn
Click/touch here to read Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Pontop Pike transmitter area Jan 1959-Feb 2
Click/touch here to read Is the transmitter output the same in all directions? Internet Explorer 9+, Firefox, Opera, Chrom

Comments
Saturday, 8 November 2014
M
M Doore
5:56 PM Darlington

Hello there

We have been having problems for some time. The main BBC & ITV channels are

okay most of the time, except during bad weather. Everything has been checked, from

the TV installation to the aerial on the roof. All checked out OK. All subsidiary channels

are decidedly iffy most of the time.



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Thursday, 13 November 2014
Transmitter engineering
1:31 PM

PONTOP PIKE transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Weak Signal from 10:45 today to 11:12 today. [BBC]

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Friday, 14 November 2014
Transmitter engineering
4:32 AM

PONTOP PIKE transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Weak Signal from 10:45 yesterday to 11:12 yesterday. [BBC]

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Harry Cooper
10:01 AM

I cant get a TV signal for my BT service BT say there is fault with the Pontop Pike transmitter is this true?

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MikeB
10:14 AM

Harry Cooper: have a look for yourself - DAB is weak, but everything seems fine (nobody has reported a fault). BT has no idea what its talking about. However, BT supplies you with broadband and the box, other than that, its the TV signal you've got a problem with, which has nothing to do with BT.

Look for help here:http://www.ukfree.tv/article/1107052363/I_have_now_lost_all_signal_can_you_tell_me_what_th

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Saturday, 15 November 2014
Transmitter engineering
4:31 AM

PONTOP PIKE transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Weak Signal from 10:45 on 13 Nov to 11:12 on 13 Nov. [BBC]

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robert
9:46 PM

Any faults on pontop pike? All was OK with ITV, C4 C5 etc until about 10 main ago

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R
robert
9:50 PM

Looks like com4 com5 and com6? Just had new aerial fitted ... Apparently correct one for where we are... But seems to be no better then old one

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robert
10:21 PM

Correction... Psb3 and com6

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Wednesday, 10 December 2014
S
steven
10:59 PM

Areil group c58 frequently has poor signal with quality at 10%, resulting in lost channels on evenings. Particularly during poor weather. Affecting non hd main bbc chanels. Remainder of channels are fine all 100% signal quality. This makes series recording pot luck with many frequent failed pvr events. Avoid watching bbc now as it has become rather tiresome. Local transmitter is pontop pike serving south tyneside. Wonder if others are getting poor freeview signal

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