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
Mast height 139 metres (456 ft)
Coordinates 49°15′06″N 2°07′52″W / 49.2517°N 2.1311°W / 49.2517; -2.1311Coordinates: 49°15′06″N 2°07′52″W / 49.2517°N 2.1311°W / 49.2517; -2.1311
Grid reference UT634559
Built 1962
BBC region BBC Channel Islands
ITV region Channel Television
Local TV service Channel Islands Live

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

The transmitter was constructed by the then Independent Television Authority to bring Independent Television to the Channel Islands in the form of the ITV franchise "Channel Television". The BBC had already been transmitting their BBC Television Service (renamed BBC One from April 1964) to the Channel Islands from the "Les Platons" transmitter site since October 1955.

Channel Television commenced broadcasting from the transmitter on 1 September 1962.

On 24 July 1976 the transmitter became the main transmitter site in the Channel Islands and commenced broadcasting in UHF 625 line for the first time, not only for Channel Television but also for BBC One and BBC Two (BBC Two launched in the Channel Islands on the same day, with the Channel Islands being the last region to get BBC Two).

Colour television also commenced for the first time on 24 July 1976 from the transmitter. The Channel Islands were the last region to get colour television due to the technical difficulties in providing a UHF link from the UK mainland to the Channel Islands.[1][2]

It serves the whole of the Channel Islands, either directly or via the relay stations[3] 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.[4] 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 ITV
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
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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

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