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Full Freeview on the Bristol Ilchester Crescent (City of Bristol, England) transmitter

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The symbol shows the location of the Bristol Ilchester Crescent (City of Bristol, England) transmitter which serves 25,000 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 Bristol Ilchester Crescent (City of Bristol, England) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Bristol Ilchester Crescent 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
C41+ (634.2MHz)96mDTG-3200W
Channel icons
1 BBC One (SD) West, 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 16 others

PSB2
D3+4
 V max
C44 (658.0MHz)96mDTG-3200W
Channel icons
3 ITV (SD) (West), 4 Channel 4 (SD) South ads, 5 Channel 5, 6 ITV 2, 10 ITV3, 13 E4, 14 Film4, 15 Channel 4 +1 South ads, 18 More4, 26 ITV4, 30 E4 +1, 35 ITV +1 (West),

PSB3
BBCB
 V max
C47 (682.0MHz)96mDTG-6200W
Channel icons
56 5SELECT, 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 Channel 5 HD, 106 BBC Four HD, 109 BBC Three HD, 204 CBBC HD, 205 CBeebies HD, plus 1 others

COM4
SDN
 V -3dB
C42+ (642.2MHz)96mDTG-8100W
Channel icons
12 Quest, 20 Drama, 21 5USA, 29 ITV2 +1, 32 5STAR, 33 5Action, 41 Legend, 42 GREAT! movies action, 46 Channel 5 +1, 58 ITVBe +1, 59 ITV3 +1, 64 Blaze, 67 CBS Reality, 74 Dave ja vu, 78 TCC, 81 Blaze +1, 89 ITV4 +1, 203 CITV, 208 Pop Player, 211 Ketchup TV, 212 YAAAS!, plus 15 others

COM5
ArqA
 V -3dB
C45 (666.0MHz)96mDTG-8100W
Channel icons
11 Sky Arts, 17 Really, 19 Dave, 31 E4 Extra, 36 pick, 40 Quest Red, 43 Food Network, 47 Film4 +1, 48 Challenge, 49 4seven, 57 Smithsonian Channel, 60 Drama +1, 70 Quest +1, 75 Yesterday +1, 83 Together TV, 233 Sky News, plus 9 others

COM6
ArqB
 V -3dB
C39+ (618.2MHz)96mDTG-8100W
Channel icons
 FreeSports, 25 W, 27 Yesterday, 34 GREAT! movies, 39 DMAX, 44 HGTV, 71 Quest Red +1, 73 HobbyMaker, 82 Talking Pictures TV, 84 PBS America, 91 Classic Hits, 235 Aljazeera English, plus 18 others

LBS
 V -10dB
C30 (546.0MHz)96mDTG-1220W
Channel icons
from 22nd September 2014: 7 Made in Bristol,

DTG-3 64QAM 8K 2/3 24.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
DTG-6 256QAM 32KE 2/3 40.2Mb/s DVB-T2 MPEG4
DTG-8 64QAM 8K 3/4 27.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
DTG-12 QSPK 8K 3/4 8.0Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)

Are you trying to watch these 0 Freeview HD channels?


The Bristol Ilchester Crescent (City of Bristol, England) mast is not one of the extended Freeview HD (COM7 and COM8) transmitters, it does not provide these high definition (HD) channels: .

If you want to watch these HD channels, either use Freesat HD, or move your TV aerial must point to one of the 30 Full Freeview HD transmitters. For more information see the want to know which transmitters will carry extra Freeview HD? page.

Which BBC and ITV regional news can I watch from the Bristol Ilchester Crescent transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Points West 0.9m homes 3.4%
from Bristol BS8 2LR, 4km north (1°)
to BBC West region - 60 masts.
regional news image
ITV West Country News (East) 0.9m homes 3.4%
from Bristol BS4 3HG, 4km east-northeast (65°)
to ITV West region - 61 masts.
All of lunch, weekend and 50% evening news is shared with West Country (West)

How will the Bristol Ilchester Crescent (City of Bristol, England) transmission frequencies change over time?

1984-971997-981998-20102010-1327 Mar 132013-1730 Mar 2018
B E TB E TB E TB E TB E K TK TK T
C30LBSLBS
C37_local
C39 ArqBArqBArqB
C40BBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1waves
C41+BBCA+BBCA+BBCABBCA
C42+SDN+SDN+SDNSDN
C43ITVwavesITVwavesITVwaves
C44D3+4D3+4D3+4D3+4
C45ArqAArqAArqAArqA
C46BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2waves
C47BBCBBBCBBBCBBBCB
C49tv_off+ArqB
C50tv_offC4wavesC4wavesC4waves

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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 Mar 10 and 7 Apr 10.

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

Analogue 1-4 500W
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-4dB) 200W
SDN, ARQA, ARQB(-7dB) 100W
Mux A*(-11dB) 40W
Mux 1*, Mux 2*, Mux B*, Mux C*, Mux D*, LBS(-14dB) 20W

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

Jan 1958-Jul 1968Television Wales and the West
Jul 1968-Feb 2004Harlech 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. Bristol Ilchester Crescent 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
Wednesday, 6 July 2011
J
jade
12:23 PM
Bristol

jb38, im using a humax hdr fox t2

sorry for the delayed reply

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jade's 14 posts GB
Friday, 8 July 2011
J
jade
6:24 PM
Bristol

jb38, thanks so much its all working now, thanks for explaining the manual tuning for me, its all up and working no more duplicate channels ;-)

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jade's 14 posts GB
J
jb38
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

9:54 PM

jade: Thanks for the update, pleased to hear you sorted the problem out OK, the main thing to remember being, that "if" any problems should occur at any time with your reception, like some channels dropping out etc, try and resist the temptation to carry out a retune, as its a mistake commonly made by most people!

The reason for "not" doing being, that all a person effectively does by carrying out a re-tune is to store the problem situation into their box, as even although channels might drop out now and again its 99% of the time nearly always due to external reasons as they are "still" stored in the box, and as such will return automatically when the reason for the drop out clears, that is if nothing is altered tuning wise.

That said excluding re-tunes after transmitter upgrading sessions, then re-tuning is necessary.

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jb38's 7,179 posts GB
Saturday, 9 July 2011
J
jade
1:18 AM
Bristol

well thanks a lot jb38, i was getting very bad reception problems and didnt know what was wrong the one day i took a look at the connection on the end of the aerial and found it had rusted up, so i changed it and stupidly did a rescan witch resulted in not just getting a better signal but also getting the unwanted signal from the other transmitter, but i wont be rescanning unless told too buy the bbc ect, and at least i know how to do the manual scan when i need to do so,

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jade's 14 posts GB
Monday, 25 July 2011
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

9:41 AM

BRISTOL ILCHESTER CRESCENT transmitter - Over the next week Bristol Ilchester Crescent relay: TV (analogue) working normally, TV (digital) Service Shutdowns, Radio (analogue) working normally, Radio (digital) working normally. [DUK]

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Transmitter engineering's 138,015 posts xx
Wednesday, 7 September 2011
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

11:29 AM

BRISTOL ILCHESTER CRESCENT transmitter - Freeview HD Digital TV Off Air from 10:19 today [BBC]

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Sunday, 15 April 2012
M
Mac
8:45 PM
Bristol

I live in Long Ashton (Bristol) and since the changes made on the 7th April channel reception from ArqB, ie ITV4,breaks down from time to time. This was not the case before the change.

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Mac's 1 post GB
Saturday, 21 April 2012
Wednesday, 27 June 2012
R
richard
11:35 PM
Bristol

Why are the c42,c45 and c49 always at less power and when they are being worked on or turn down even more it does not tell you on here

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Mark Fletcher
sentiment_satisfiedGold

11:56 PM
Lytham St. Annes

Richard,Bristol.Most minor and major relay masts as well as most main transmitters always tend to halve the power levels of the commercial multiplexes SDN,ArqA and ArqB to that of the public service multiplexes BBCA,D3+4 and if received on suitable equipment BBCB (HD).
Basically it is because the PSB multiplexes carry the core (main) services for the majority populus,while the COM multiplexes more or less are the opposite.

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