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The symbol shows the location of the Weymouth (Dorset, England) transmitter which serves 20,000 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 Weymouth (Dorset, England) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Weymouth 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.

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C44 (658.0MHz)111mDTG-3400W
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1 BBC One (SD) South 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

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C41 (634.0MHz)111mDTG-3400W
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3 ITV (SD) (West Country), 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 Country),

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C47+ (682.2MHz)111mDTG-6400W
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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

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 Weymouth (Dorset, 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 Player, 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 Weymouth transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Spotlight 0.8m homes 2.9%
from Plymouth PL3 5BD, 119km west (260°)
to BBC South West region - 107 masts.
regional news image
ITV West Country News (West) 0.8m homes 2.9%
from Plymouth PL7 5BQ, 112km west (259°)
to ITV West Country region - 107 masts.
All of lunch, weekend and 50% evening news is shared with West Country (East)

How will the Weymouth (Dorset, England) transmission frequencies change over time?

1950s-80s1984-971997-981998-20092009-1327 Mar 2019

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 6 May 09 and 20 May 09.

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

Analogue 1-4 2kW
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-7dB) 400W

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Stockland Hill transmitter area

Apr 1961-Dec 1981Westward Television
Jan 1982-Dec 1992Television South West (TSW)
Jan 1993-Feb 2004Westcountry 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. Weymouth 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.

Thursday, 19 May 2011
brian topley
8:25 AM

when will all freeview channels be available in Weymouth.

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brian topley's 2 posts GB
brian topley
9:30 AM

I have a mobile home at weymouth bay preston and only get 18 channels on freeview, when will all channels be availsble. my aerial is vertical and outside on the roof and pointing towards osmington

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brian topley's 2 posts GB

11:36 AM

brian topley: The Waymouth transmitter has all the services it will ever have. This is a "public service" transmitter that does not carry the commercial services. This is because the owners of the three commercial multiplexes did not regard it as profitable for them to broadcast from here.

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Briantist's 38,844 posts GB
Thursday, 4 August 2011
Transmitter engineering

10:34 AM

WEYMOUTH transmitter - Freeview HD Digital TV Very Weak Signal from 18:18 yesterday to 18:20 yesterday [BBC]

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Friday, 5 August 2011
Transmitter engineering

4:37 AM

WEYMOUTH transmitter - Freeview HD Digital TV Very Weak Signal from 18:18 on 03 Aug to 18:20 on 03 Aug [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering's 138,015 posts xx
Thursday, 1 September 2011
4:58 PM

can you tell me if Weymouth will be able to receive anymore than 18 channels , i have BT vison and unable to subscribe to Sky Sports also.
MY Post Code DT4 0SQ

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Mike Dimmick

6:51 PM

darrin: The Weymouth transmitter is 'Freeview Light', see Will there ever be more services on the Freeview Light transmitters? | - independent free digital TV advice for more information on why.

Digital UK's postcode checker gives only a poor chance of reliable reception from Rowridge, using vertical polarization, once the COM multiplexes complete switchover on 18 April 2012. They will use the same frequencies as the services from Stockland Hill, which DUK predict will make those services unusable too.

The DUK predictor's aerial model is quite pessimistic, most real aerials do better, but I doubt it will be as reliable as the Public Service multiplexes you have now.

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Mike Dimmick's 2,486 posts GB
Wednesday, 5 October 2011
R Lees
9:38 AM

Why are the channels available in Weymouth less than I can get on Freesat and in other areas? Is the license fee less in Weymouth? If so, how do I claim a rebate? If not, why not?
Genuine reasons only please, not politically correct technobabble. If it's cost, just say so. I'm old enough to take it (and to take it further).

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R Lees's 1 post GB
Mike Dimmick

2:11 PM

R Lees: It's cost.

In 2007, the two transmitter owners, Arqiva and National Grid Wireless, published Reference Offers for Network Access, basically sample contracts for transmitting a multiplex. In those documents, the public service broadcaster outline costs - in 2005 prices - were given as £24.7m per multiplex per year, while the commercial multiplex operators were quoted £10.4m. If the costs were shared equally across all six multiplexes, each would pay £17.5m, so an increase of £7.1m (+69%) for the commercial operators, for an increase of potential viewers of only 8.8%.

There are 80 main transmitters and 1,074 relays. The main transmitters are higher-power, but there's a substantial capital cost of equipment required at each relay site.

No, the licence fee is the same, there is no rebate. The licence is for operating or installing a television, the money raised goes mostly to the BBC, and the BBC's public-service channels are all broadcast from all transmitters.

The BBC does own - through BBC Worldwide - half of UKTV, which runs the Dave, Yesterday, Really and G.O.L.D. channels on Freeview, plus a few more on satellite. The revenue from advertising feeds back into the BBC public-service broadcasting budget.

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Mike Dimmick's 2,486 posts GB
Tuesday, 6 December 2011
Transmitter engineering

10:48 AM

WEYMOUTH transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air from 10:50 yesterday to 11:00 yesterday HD Digital TV Off Air from 10:50 yesterday to 11:00 yesterday [BBC]

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