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Full Freeview on the Winter Hill (Bolton, England) transmitter

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The symbol shows the location of the Winter Hill (Bolton, England) transmitter which serves 2,690,000 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.

Are there any planned engineering works or unexpected transmitter faults on the Winter Hill (Bolton, England) mast?

WINTER HILL transmitter - MainPossible weak signal Digital tick




List by multiplex|List by channel number|List by channel name|See terrain plot

Which Freeview channels does the Winter Hill 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
C50 (706.0MHz)726mDTG-3100,000W
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, 601 BBC Red Button 1, plus 13 others

PSB2
D3+4
 H max
C59 (778.0MHz)726mDTG-3100,000W
Channel icons
3 ITV (Granada), 4 Channel 4 North ads, 5 Channel 5 The North ads, 6 ITV2, 13 Channel 4 +1 North ads, 14 More4, 15 Film4, 28 E4, 33 ITV +1 (Granada),

PSB3
BBCB
 H max
C54- (737.8MHz)726mDTG-6100,000W
Channel icons
45 Film4 +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, 602 BBC Red Button 2, 603 BBC Red Button 3, plus 1 others

COM4
SDN
 H max
C58 (770.0MHz)726mDTG-8100,000W
Channel icons
10 ITV3, 20 Drama, 21 5 USA, 26 ITVBe, 27 ITV2 +1, 30 5*, 34 ITV3 +1, 37 Quest, 44 Channel 5 +1, 55 Channel 5 +24, 61 True Entertainment, 62 ITV4 +1, 66 CBS Reality, 72 ITVBe+1, 122 CITV, 242 Vintage TV, plus 25 others

COM5
ArqA
 H max
C49 (698.0MHz)726mDTG-8100,000W
Channel icons
11 pick, 12 Dave, 17 Really, 29 E4 +1, 32 Movie Mix, 41 Food Network, 46 Challenge, 48 Movies4Men, 68 truTV, 69 truTV +1, 126 Tiny Pop, 132 Sky News, plus 18 others

COM6
ArqB
 H max
C55 (746.0MHz)726mDTG-8100,000W
Channel icons
 BT Sport 1 (not free), 18 4Music, 19 Yesterday, 24 ITV4, 25 Dave ja vu, 31 Spike, 38 Quest +1, 42 Travel Channel, 47 4seven, 59 BT Showcase (not free), 64 CBS Action, 70 Horror Channel, 74 VIVA, 133 Al Jazeera English, 135 RT HD, plus 18 others

LM
 H -20dB
C56 (754.0MHz)572mDTG-121,000W
Channel icons
from 1st October 2014: 8 YourTV Manchester, 125 Pop, plus 1 others

LL
 H -17dB
C56 (754.0MHz)572mDTG-122,000W
Channel icons
from 30th June 2014: 8 Bay TV Liverpool, 125 Pop, plus 1 others

LPR
 H -20dB
C56 (754.0MHz)572mDTG-121,000W
Channel icons
from 1st October 2014: 8 YourTV Blackpool and Preston, 125 Pop, plus 1 others

com7
 H -5.9dB
C31 (554.0MHz)726mDTG-625,700W
Channel icons
63 Community Channel, 71 Motors TV, 106 BBC Four HD, 107 BBC News HD, 108 Al Jazeera Eng HD, 109 Channel 4+1 HD, 110 4seven HD, 124 CBeebies HD, 134 Al Jazeera Arabic, plus 4 others

com8
 H -8.5dB
C37 (602.0MHz)726mDTG-614,000W
Channel icons
starts sometime during 2014/5: plus 2 others

GIM
 H -20dB
C57 (762.0MHz)572mDTG-21,000W
Channel icons
50 Movies4Men +1, 54 Heart TV, 56 Capital TV, 60 Fire Hit TV, 67 Chart Show TV, 127 Pop +1,



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
DTG-2 16QAM 2K 3/418.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)

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

regional news image
BBC North West Tonight 3.1m homes 11.8%
from Salford M50 2QH, 22km southeast
to BBC North West region - 92 masts.
regional news image
ITV Granada Reports 3.1m homes 11.6%
from Salford M50 2EQ, 22km southeast
to ITV Granada region - 80 masts.

How will the Winter Hill (Bolton, England) transmission frequencies change over time?

years1956~851984-971997-981998-20092009-1310/4/13-2013-182019-
aerial groupVHFC/D EC/D EC/D EC/D EC/D EWK
C9ITV
C12BBCtv
C22SDN
C25ArqA
C28ArqB
600C31com7
C37com8
C39BBCB
C42D3+4
C45BBCA
C48C5C5
700C49 ArqAArqA
C50 BBCABBCA
C54-BBCB-BBCB-BBCB
C55BBC1BBC1BBC1ArqBArqBArqB
C56+1_local_local_local
C57GIMGIMGIM
C58SDNSDNSDN
C59ITVITVITVD3+4D3+4D3+4
C60+C
800C61ArqA
C62BBC2BBC2BBC2BBCA
C63+D
C65C4C4C4
C66+2
C67+B
C68+A

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 4th November and 2nd December 2009.
Click/touch here to read How do the old analogue and currrent digital signal levels compare?Analogue 1-4 500kWSDN, ARQA,
Click/touch here to read Other mapsWinter Hill Freeview, Winter Hill DAB, Winter Hill AM/FM, Winter Hill TV region, BBC North
Click/touch here to read Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Winter Hill transmitter areaMay 1956-Jul 1
Click/touch here to read Is the transmitter output the same in all directions? Internet Explorer 9+, Firefox, Opera, Chrom

Comments
Friday, 3 July 2015
A
anthony
4:29 PM

Without saying what equipment you are using it is impossible to answer your question. You should have no post viterbi errors.

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Saturday, 4 July 2015
A
anthony
2:53 PM

50% signal strength on a Sony is poor, you will need to contact a reputable aerial installer to check out your aerial system.

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anthony
7:34 PM

Charming i'm sure.

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Sunday, 5 July 2015
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Betamax_man
9:56 AM

anthony: You can't help some people. Glad to see his posts have been removed.

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anthony
4:25 PM

So it would seem, The Digital Spy site has an alert button for this sort of thing but I couldn't find one on here.

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Monday, 13 July 2015
Monday, 20 July 2015
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georgina lewis
1:16 PM

hi I was wondering when will the signal for winterhill be strong again as my tv worked this morning then all of a sudden the signal had gone. I have retuned the tv six times moved the aerial about and nothing has worked. I have mental health issues so rely on tv quite alot

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Tuesday, 21 July 2015
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George Petch
12:39 PM

I have filters fitted for 4G interference which have worked ok but in the last few weeks I am getting break up again I live within a 1/2 mile of this new mast fitted on Bispham College Blackpool Is there anything I can do or is the mast faulty I only have Digital TV I can't afford to keep paying for the aerial man to come out Please Help

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Saturday, 25 July 2015
Monday, 27 July 2015
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Barry Coomer
3:45 PM

Lost various channels - QVC, Quest (but not Quest+1) plus others. Both tvs affected. Both Sony and worked perfectly up to about a fortnight ago. Aerial is fine. I live in Crewe. I work in Warrington and these channels work properly there.

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