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The symbol shows the location of the Bristol Kings Weston (City of Bristol, England) transmitter which serves 18,000 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 Kings Weston (City of Bristol, England) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Bristol Kings Weston 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
 V max
C43 (650.0MHz)138mDTG-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
C40 (626.0MHz)138mDTG-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, 25 ITV4, 30 E4 +1, 35 ITV +1 (West),

PSB3
BBCB
 V max
C46 (674.0MHz)138mDTG-6200W
Channel icons
73 Shopping Quarter , 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, 204 CBBC HD, plus 1 others

COM4
SDN
 V max
C22 (482.0MHz)138mDTG-8200W
Channel icons
 CCXTV, 12 Quest, 20 Drama, 21 5USA, 29 ITV2 +1, 32 5STAR, 33 5Action, 42 GREAT! movies action, 45 Channel 5 +1, 56 5SELECT, 58 ITVBe +1, 59 ITV3 +1, 60 ITV4 +1, 64 Blaze, 67 CBS Reality, 68 Horror Channel, 74 Drama +1, 78 TCC, 81 Blaze +1, 203 CITV, 211 Ketchup TV, 212 YAAAS!, plus 16 others

COM5
ArqA
 V max
C25 (506.0MHz)138mDTG-8200W
Channel icons
11 Sky Arts, 17 Really, 19 Dave, 31 4Music, 36 pick, 40 Quest Red, 43 Food Network, 46 Film4 +1, 47 Challenge, 48 4seven, 57 Smithsonian Channel, 70 Quest +1, 75 Yesterday +1, 83 Together TV, 233 Sky News, plus 9 others

COM6
ArqB
 V max
C28- (529.8MHz)138mDTG-8200W
Channel icons
25 Dave ja vu, 27 Yesterday, 34 GREAT! movies, 39 DMAX, 41 CBS Justice, 44 HGTV, 68 CBS Drama, 82 Talking Pictures TV, 84 PBS America, 234 RT, 235 Aljazeera English, plus 17 others

LBS
 V -10dB
C30 (546.0MHz)138mDTG-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 11 Freeview HD channels?

the effected channels

The Bristol Kings Weston (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: BBC Four HD, BBC News HD, CBeebies HD, Forces TV, FreeSports, More4 +1, Now 70s, PBS America +1, That's TV , Quest Red +1, RT HD.

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 Kings Weston transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Points West 0.9m homes 3.4%
from Bristol BS8 2LR, 5km southeast (141°)
to BBC West region - 60 masts.
regional news image
ITV West Country News (East) 0.9m homes 3.4%
from Bristol BS4 3HG, 9km southeast (133°)
to ITV West region - 61 masts.
All of lunch, weekend and 50% evening news is shared with West Country (West)

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

1984-971997-981998-20102010-132013-182013-1730 Mar 2018
B E TB E TB E TE TE TW TK T
C22SDN
C25ArqA
C28ArqB
C30LBSLBS
C31_local
C40 D3+4D3+4D3+4
C42ITVwavesITVwavesITVwaves
C43BBCABBCABBCABBCA
C45BBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1waves
C46BBCBBBCBBBCBBBCB
C48BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2waves
C50tv_offD3+4
C52tv_offC4wavesC4wavesC4waves
C53tv_offSDNSDNSDN
C57tv_offArqAArqAArqA
C60tv_off -ArqB-ArqB

tv_off Being removed from Freeview (for 5G use) after November 2020 - 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 Mar 10 and 7 Apr 10.

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

Analogue 1-4 1000W
SDN, ARQA, ARQB, BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-7dB) 200W
Mux C*, Mux D*(-10dB) 100W
Mux 1*, Mux 2*, Mux A*, Mux B*, LBS(-17dB) 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 Kings Weston 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
Friday, 31 January 2020
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StevensOnln1
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

7:08 PM

Mrs Humphreys: TBN has moved to the PSB3 multiplex which carries BBC 1 HD, BBC 2 HD, ITV HD, Channel 4 HD, Channel 5 HD & CBBC HD and can only be received on TVs which receive these HD channels. If your sister-in-law can receive those HD channels, she should be able to restore TBN by retuning.

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Wednesday, 29 December 2021
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Mr Castle
6:12 PM

I have also lost TBN and can i ask please until a few days ago i was getting the HD channels and that makes no sense because it says this transmitter does not transmit them, did it used to or could there be another reason? i dont get Forces tv so it would not be the mendips signal. Thanks.

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StevensOnln1
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

7:24 PM

Mr Castle: I think you may be reading something incorrectly as the information near the top of this page clearly shows that the PSB3 HD multiplex which carries TBN is broadcast at 200W from Kings Weston, perhaps you getting mixed up with COM7 which carries a number of additional HD channels but is not broadcast from Kings Weston. I can't see any recent faults being reported for the Kings Weston transmitter and planned engineering work would not be taking place over the Christmas period.

Have you checked for any loose or damaged cables or connections behind your TV or box? If you provide a full postcode we can check what the predicted signal strength is at your location. Whatever you do don't retune as that will wipe your list of correctly tuned channels making it much more difficult to tell when the problem has been resolved.

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StevensOnln1's 3,285 posts GB
Thursday, 30 December 2021
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Chris.SE
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

2:59 AM

Mr Castle:
StevensOnln1:

TBN is on the BBCB HD/PSB3 multiplex as StevensOnln1 has said, which is on UHF C46 at Kings Weston.
However there are some errors at the top of the page, some of which are common to all transmitter pages here, as it shows Shopping Quarter LCN72 still on PSB3 when it moved to ArqB some time ago.

See https://www.freeview.co.uk/corporate/platform-management/channel-listings-industry-professionals for a up-to-date list of which channels are carried on which multiplex. (except it still shows 679 & 680 which have now closed but seem to be still licenced).

The list doesn't correctly show the Bristol Local mux which is on UHF C31 at Kings Weston.

There's a query on the power for the 6 main muxes. The OFCOM 700MHz Clearance document shows the power as 200W whereas DUK are showing it at 250W. As already stated there is no COM7 at Kings Weston.

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