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The symbol shows the location of the Ainstable (Cumbria, England) transmitter which serves less than 500 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 Ainstable (Cumbria, England) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Ainstable 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
 V max
C39 (618.0MHz)234mDTG-320W
Channel icons
1 BBC One (SD) North East and Cumbria, 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 15 others

PSB2
D3+4
 V max
C45 (666.0MHz)234mDTG-320W
Channel icons
3 ITV (SD) (Border (England)), 4 Channel 4 (SD) North ads, 5 Channel 5, 6 ITV 2, 10 ITV3, 13 E4, 14 Film4, 15 Channel 4 +1 North ads, 18 More4, 26 ITV4, 30 E4 +1, 35 ITV +1 (Yorkshire Emley Moor),

PSB3
BBCB
 V max
C42 (642.0MHz)234mDTG-620W
Channel icons
56 5SELECT, 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 Channel 5 HD, 106 BBC Four HD, 109 BBC Three HD, 204 CBBC HD, 205 CBeebies HD, plus 1 others

DTG-3 64QAM 8K 2/3 24.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
DTG-6 256QAM 32KE 2/3 40.2Mb/s DVB-T2 MPEG4
H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)

Are you trying to watch these 43 Freeview channels?

the effected channels
the effected channels
the effected channels
the effected channels

The Ainstable (Cumbria, England) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: 4seven, 5Action, 5STAR, 5USA, Aljazeera English, Blaze, Blaze +1, CBS Reality, Challenge, Channel 5 +1, CITV, YAAAS!, Dave, Dave ja vu, DMAX, Drama +1, E4 Extra, Film4 +1, Food Network, GB News, GREAT! movies, GREAT! movies action, HGTV, HobbyMaker, ITV2 +1, ITV3 +1, ITV4 +1, ITVBe +1, Legend, PBS America, pick, POP MAX, Quest +1, Quest Red, Really, Sky News, Smithsonian Channel, Talking Pictures TV, TCC, That's TV (UK), Together TV, W, Yesterday +1.

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 Ainstable transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Look North (Newcastle) 1.6m homes 6.0%
from Newcastle NE99 2NE, 73km east-northeast (76°)
to BBC North East and Cumbria region - 70 masts.
regional news image
ITV Lookaround 0.2m homes 0.7%
from Carlisle CA1 3NT, 14km northwest (304°)
to ITV Border England region - 33 masts.
All of lunch, weekend and 50% evening news is shared with Tyne Tees

How will the Ainstable (Cumbria, England) transmission frequencies change over time?

1984-971997-981998-20092009-1331 Jul 2019
B E TB E TB E TB E TB E K T
C39BBCA
C42BBCBBBCB
C43BBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1waves
C45D3+4D3+4
C47ITVwavesITVwavesITVwaves
C49tv_offC4wavesC4wavesC4wavesBBCA
C51tv_offBBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2waves

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 Jun 09 and 22 Jul 09.

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

Analogue 1-4 100W
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-7dB) 20W

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

Sep 1961-Feb 2004Border 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. Ainstable 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
Sunday, 18 September 2011
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

7:33 PM

AINSTABLE transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air from 17:50 today to 17:54 today HD Digital TV Off Air from 17:50 today to 17:54 today [BBC]

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Monday, 19 September 2011
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

4:41 AM

AINSTABLE transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air from 17:50 yesterday to 17:54 yesterday HD Digital TV Off Air from 17:50 yesterday to 17:54 yesterday [BBC]

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Tuesday, 20 September 2011
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

4:31 AM

AINSTABLE transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air from 17:50 on 18 Sep to 17:54 on 18 Sep HD Digital TV Off Air from 17:50 on 18 Sep to 17:54 on 18 Sep [BBC]

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Saturday, 24 September 2011
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Robert Kleijn
12:34 PM
Carlisle

I would appreciate getting the full freeview service from the Ainstable transmitter and not just the limited one. When there are plans to extend the number of channels to its full capacity, I would certainly like to know.

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jb38
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3:28 PM

Robert Kleijn: With Freeview "Light" stations there generally isnt any plans to extend them, as the reason they have that status in the first place is because the commercial interests are not willing to pay for the running costs of another multiplex.

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Monday, 26 September 2011
Tuesday, 3 January 2012
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

12:28 PM

AINSTABLE transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air from 11:17 today HD Digital TV Off Air from 11:17 today [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering
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7:29 PM

AINSTABLE transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air from 11:17 today to 16:18 today HD Digital TV Off Air from 11:17 today to 16:18 today [BBC]

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Wednesday, 4 January 2012
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

4:29 AM

AINSTABLE transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air from 11:17 yesterday to 16:18 yesterday HD Digital TV Off Air from 11:17 yesterday to 16:18 yesterday [BBC]

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Thursday, 5 January 2012
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

4:29 AM

AINSTABLE transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air from 11:17 on 03 Jan to 16:18 on 03 Jan HD Digital TV Off Air from 11:17 on 03 Jan to 16:18 on 03 Jan [BBC]

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