Frémont Point transmitting station

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Frémont Point
Jersey North coast looking East from Ronez.jpg
Frémont from Ronez
Frémont Point transmitting station is located in Channel Islands
Frémont Point transmitting station
Height of mast 139 metres (456 ft)
Grid reference UT634559
Built 1962
BBC region BBC Channel Islands
ITV region Channel Television

The Frémont Point transmitting station is a facility for FM and television transmission at Frémont, Vingtaine du Nord, Saint John, Jersey.

It serves the whole of the Channel Islands, either directly or via the relay stations[1] at Mont Orgueil, Alderney, Saint Brelade, Saint Helier, St Peter Port, Torteval and Les Touillets - the last of which is a high power relay which covers most of Guernsey. Its antennas are mounted on a 139 metres (456 ft) tall tower built of lattice steel. That transmitter was previously located at Lichfield in Staffordshire.[2] It is owned by Arqiva. DAB radio on VHF Band 3 is now transmitted from this site.

Services available[edit]

Analogue radio[edit]

Frequency kW Service
103.7 MHz 2 Channel 103

Digital television[edit]

Since 17 November 2010, Frémont Point broadcasts digital television only, replacing the old analogue services. Only 3 of the 6 digital multiplexes are available from this transmitter.

Frequency UHF kW Operator System
634.000 MHz 41 3.2 Digital 3&4 DVB-T
658.000 MHz 44 3.2 BBC A DVB-T
682.000 MHz 47 3.2 BBC B DVB-T2

Analogue television[edit]

Analogue television was broadcast from the transmitter from September 1962 until 17 November 2010.

Frequency UHF kW Service
631.25 MHz 41 20 ITV1
655.25 MHz 44 20 BBC Two
679.25 MHz 47 20 Channel 4
711.25 MHz 51 20 BBC One

Relays[edit]

Digital television[edit]

Frémont Point transmitting station is located in Channel Islands
Frémont Point transmitting station
Frémont Point transmitting station
Frémont Point transmitting station
Frémont Point transmitting station
Frémont Point transmitting station
Frémont Point transmitting station
Frémont Point transmitting station
Frémont Point transmitting station
Frémont Point (red) and its relays (green).
Transmitter kW BBCA BBCB D3&4 Pol. A.G.
Alderney 0.2 49 55 60 V C/D
Gorey 0.01 59 48 52 V W
Les Touillets 1.5 54 51 56 H C/D
St Brelades Bay 0.015 59 48 52 V C/D
St Helier 0.04 52 48 59 V C/D
St Peter Port 0.01 24 21 27 V A
Torteval 0.02 59 48 50 V E

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 49°15′6″N 2°7′52″W / 49.25167°N 2.13111°W / 49.25167; -2.13111

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.bbc.co.uk/reception/transmitters/tv/tv_fremont.shtml
  2. ^ http://www.meargreen.co.uk/bobcotton/oldtower.htm