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Freeview Light on the Ramsbottom (Bury, England) transmitter

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This transmitter has no current reported problems

The BBC and Digital UK report there are no faults or engineering work on the Ramsbottom (Bury, England) transmitter.

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The symbol shows the location of the Ramsbottom (Bury, England) transmitter which serves 11,000 homes.

Other mapstxfvRamsbottom FreeviewtxregionWinter Hill TV regiontx1BBC North Westtx3Granada
txdabxxDAB in BurytxradioxxAM/FM in Bury

Is the transmitter output the same in all directions?

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What do the colours on the map mean?

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.


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Which Freeview channels does the Ramsbottom 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.

MuxAerial positionFrequencyHeightModeWatts
PSB1
BBCA
 vertical max
C53 (730.0MHz)276m64QAM 8K 2/3
24.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
16W
Channel icons
1 BBC One North West, 2 BBC Two England, 7 BBC Three, 9 BBC Four, 120 CBBC, 121 CBeebies, 130 BBC News, 131 BBC Parliament, 301 BBC Red Button 1, plus 13 others

PSB2
D3+4
 vertical max
C60 (786.0MHz)276m64QAM 8K 2/3
24.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
16W
Channel icons
3 ITV (Granada), 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 (Granada),

PSB3
BBCB
 vertical max
C57 (762.0MHz)276m256QAM 32KE 2/3
40.2Mb/s DVB-T2 MPEG4
16W
Channel icons
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



Are you trying to watch these 49 Freeview channels?

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the effected channels
the effected channels
the effected channels

The Ramsbottom (Bury, England) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: 4Music, 4seven, 4seven HD, 5*, 5USA, Al Jazeera Arabic, Al Jazeera English, Al Jazeera HD, BBC Four HD, BBC News HD, CBeebies HD, CBS Action, CBS Reality, Challenge, Channel 4+1 HD, Channel 5 +1, Channel 5 +24, CITV, Community Channel, Community Channel HD, Dave, Dave ja vu, Drama, E4 +1, Film 4 +1, Food Network, ITV 2 +1, ITV 3, ITV 3 +1, ITV 4, ITV 4 +1, ITV Be, Motors TV, Movie Mix, Movies4Men, pick, Pop +1, Quest, Quest +1, Really, RT English , Sky News, Travel Channel, True Entertainment, truTV, truTV +1, Vintage TV, VIVA, Yesterday.

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 Ramsbottom transmitter?

regional news image
BBC North West Tonight 3.1m homes 11.8%
from Salford M50 2QH, 18km south
to BBC North West region - 92 masts.
regional news image
ITV Granada Reports 3.1m homes 11.6%
from Salford M50 2EQ, 18km south
to ITV Granada region - 80 masts.

How will the Ramsbottom (Bury, England) transmission frequencies change over time?

years1984-971997-981998-20092009-132013-182013-18
aerial groupC/D EC/D EC/D EC/D EC/D EC/D E
700C53BBCABBCABBCA
C54C4C4C4
C57BBCBBBCBBBCB
C58BBC1BBC1BBC1
C60D3+4D3+4D3+4
800C61ITVITVITV
C64BBC2BBC2BBC2

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Notes: + and - denote 166kHz offset; aerial group are shown as A B C/D E K W
Italics for analogue, digital switchover was Wednesdays 4th November and 2nd December 2009.

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

Analogue 1-4 320W
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-13dB) 16W

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Winter Hill transmitter area

May 1956-Jul 1968Granada Television†
May 1956-Jul 1968Associated British Corporation◊
Jul 1968-Feb 2004Granada 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. Ramsbottom 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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Transmitter engineering
Wednesday 24 September 2014 1:33PM

RAMSBOTTOM transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 02:08 today to 11:19 today, BBC Digital TV Off Air from 17:10 yesterday to 19:24 yesterday, HD Digital TV Off Air from 17:10 yesterday to 19:24 yesterday, HD Digital TV Off Air from 02:08 today to 11:19 today. [BBC]

Transmitter engineering
Wednesday 24 September 2014 10:33PM

RAMSBOTTOM transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 17:10 yesterday to 19:24 yesterday, BBC Digital TV Off Air from 02:08 today to 11:19 today, HD Digital TV Off Air from 17:10 yesterday to 19:24 yesterday, HD Digital TV Off Air from 02:08 today to 11:19 today. [BBC]

Transmitter engineering
Thursday 25 September 2014 4:34AM

RAMSBOTTOM transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 02:08 yesterday to 11:19 yesterday, BBC Digital TV Off Air from 17:10 on 23 Sep to 19:24 on 23 Sep, HD Digital TV Off Air from 02:08 yesterday to 11:19 yesterday, HD Digital TV Off Air from 17:10 on 23 Sep to 19:24 on [BBC]

Transmitter engineering
Thursday 25 September 2014 1:33PM

RAMSBOTTOM transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 02:08 yesterday to 11:19 yesterday, BBC Digital TV Off Air from 17:10 on 23 Sep to 19:24 on 23 Sep, HD Digital TV Off Air from 17:10 on 23 Sep to 19:24 on 23 Sep, HD Digital TV Off Air from 02:08 yesterday to 11:19 ye [BBC]

Transmitter engineering
Friday 26 September 2014 4:34AM

RAMSBOTTOM transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 02:08 on 24 Sep to 11:19 on 24 Sep, BBC Digital TV Off Air from 17:10 on 23 Sep to 19:24 on 23 Sep, HD Digital TV Off Air from 17:10 on 23 Sep to 19:24 on 23 Sep, HD Digital TV Off Air from 02:08 on 24 Sep to 11:19 on [BBC]

Transmitter engineering
Sunday 28 September 2014 4:35AM

RAMSBOTTOM transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 02:08 on 24 Sep to 11:19 on 24 Sep, HD Digital TV Off Air from 02:08 on 24 Sep to 11:19 on 24 Sep. [BBC]

Transmitter engineering
Tuesday 7 October 2014 1:31PM

RAMSBOTTOM transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 10:41 today to 10:58 today, HD Digital TV Off Air from 10:41 today to 10:58 today. [BBC]

Transmitter engineering
Wednesday 8 October 2014 4:32AM

RAMSBOTTOM transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 10:41 yesterday to 10:58 yesterday, HD Digital TV Off Air from 10:41 yesterday to 10:58 yesterday. [BBC]

Transmitter engineering
Thursday 9 October 2014 4:32AM

RAMSBOTTOM transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 10:41 on 07 Oct to 10:58 on 07 Oct, HD Digital TV Off Air from 10:41 on 07 Oct to 10:58 on 07 Oct. [BBC]

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