Freeview Light on the Porlock (Somerset, England) transmitter
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The symbol shows the location of the Porlock (Somerset, England) transmitter which serves 800 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 problemsThe BBC and Digital UK report there are no faults or engineering work on the Porlock (Somerset, England) transmitter.
Which Freeview channels does the Porlock 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.
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 52 Freeview channels?
The Porlock (Somerset, England) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: 4Music, 4seven, 5Action, 5SELECT, 5STAR, 5USA, Aljazeera English, BBC Four HD, BBC News HD, Blaze, Blaze +1, CBeebies HD, CBS Drama, CBS Justice, CBS Reality, Challenge, Channel 5 +1, CITV, Dave, Dave ja vu, DMAX, Drama +1, Film4 +1, Food Network, Forces TV, FreeSports, GB News, GREAT! movies, GREAT! movies action, HGTV, Horror Channel, ITV2 +1, ITV3 +1, ITV4 +1, ITVBe +1, YAAAS!, More4 +1, Now 70s, PBS America +1, pick, Quest +1, Quest Red, Quest Red +1, Really, RT HD, Sky Arts, Sky News, Smithsonian Channel, Talking Pictures TV, TCC, Together TV, 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 Porlock transmitter?
BBC Points West 0.9m homes 3.4%
from Bristol BS8 2LR, 75km east-northeast (68°)
to BBC West region - 60 masts.
How will the Porlock (Somerset, England) transmission frequencies change over time?
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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?
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Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Mendip transmitter area
Ta24 8nb Porlock antenna. My free View reception is often pixelating. Today we have signal level of 92% but bit error level is all over the place, up to 500. Channels 1,2,3,4 all affected. I can see the mast from our window and the free view tv is connected to a loft mounted aerial. I do not believe we have anything in the house that would cause interference. Any ideas? Is the quality of transmitted signal monitored all the time?
Ps. My friend who runs a caravan site at ta24 8qt has terrible reception for the last month.
Regards Keith Ward
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Hi. Some basic checks, have you retuned at all recently? If so, check in your TV tuning section you are correctly tuned to Porlock's UHF channels which are C24, C27, C21 for BBCA/PSB1, D3&4/PSB2 and BBCB HD/PSB3.
Other signals can be received in your location and some of the recent weather conditions can cause Tropospheric Ducting/Temperature Inversion which could make such signals quite strong.
Porlock is a relay of Mendip and Mendip has had Planned Engineering in recent weeks and that may be affecting the signals at Porlock, nothing can be done about that, one has to wait for work to be complete. There are no recently reported faults or engineering at Porlock.
Have you checked your aerial hasn't been inadvertently disturbed, it should be pointing compass bearing 234 degrees (9 degrees W of SW) with the rods vertical, also check you haven't had any vermin chewing cables!
Your friend's caravan site is not in a "predicted" Freeview reception area. That doesn't mean that he wouldn't be able to get any reception as predictions aren't 100% but it does mean reception could be quite variable to poor. Reception may even be from an "out of area" transmitter. Do you know which way his aerial points and which way the rods are?
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