5th June 2013 retunes for Devon and Cornwall
The original plan for digital-only television services had created a set of cleared (unused, for resale as 4G) frequencies in the range C31 to C40, and a smaller one in the C63-C68 range. However, to align the frequencies with the rest of Europe and to provide the mobile internet companies with more desirable frequencies the allocations were changed - see Digital Dividend - changes to the 800MHz band.
In the regions that switched-over after the decision was taken, the new frequency plan has been used. In the regions that switched before, viewers will have to perform one more retune.
This week, on Wednesday 5th June 2013, viewers of the Beacon Hill, Caradon Hill and Redruth transmitter groups will see another minor Freeview change.
Beacon Hill, Caradon Hill and Redruth transmitter and transmitter groupThere are no channel changes at the main transmitters (Beacon Hill, Caradon Hill and Redruth) except Beacon Hill where PSB1 moves only from C60+ to C60.
The PSB1 (or BBCA) multiplex carries: 1 BBC One South West, 2 BBC Two England, 7 BBC Three, 9 BBC Four, 70 CBBC Channel,71 CBeebies, 80 BBC News, 81 BBC Parliament, 301 301, plus 12 others.
At the relay transmitters listed below, the following changes will happen during the day.
PSB2 has 3 ITV (West Country), 4 Channel 4 South ads, 5 Channel 5 Part Network ads, 6 ITV 2,13 Channel 4+1 South ads, 14 More 4, 28 E4, 33 ITV +1 (West Country); PSB3 carried the Freeview HD service which is 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.
Beaminster: PSB1 C62- to C50 3.8W to 15W PSB2 3.8W to 15W PSB3 3.8W to 15W
Beer: PSB1 C62- to C50 3W to 4.8W PSB2 3W to 4.8W PSB3 3W to 4.8W (afternoon)
Bincombe Hill: PSB1 C62- to C50
Brixham: PSB2 C50 to C40 (midday)
Budleigh Salterton: PSB1 C60+ to C60-
Crediton: PSB3 C50 to C40 (afternoon)
Dawlish: PSB1 C62- to C48 PSB2 C59 to C52 (afternoon)
Helston: PSB2 C61 to C49 (midday)
Ivybridge: PSB2 C49+ to C40 (midday)
Kingskerswell: PSB1 C62- to C50 (midday)
Liverton: PSB1 C62- to C50 (afternoon)
Looe: PSB3 C50 to C40 (midday)
Lostwithiel: PSB3 C50 to C40 (midday)
Mevagissey: PSB3 C50 to C40 (afternoon)
Modbury: PSB1 C62- to C50 (afternoon)
Newton Abbot: PSB2 C50 to C40 PSB2 C50 to C40 (midday)
Newton Ferrers: PSB1 C62- to C50 (afternoon)
North Hessary Tor: PSB1 C62- to C50 (afternoon)
Pennsylvania: PSB2 C61 to C56
Penryn: PSB1 C62- to C50 4.4W to 11W PSB2 4.4W to 11W PSB3 4.4W to 11W
Plymouth Weston Mill: PSB3 C49 to C39 (afternoon)
Plympton: PSB2 C61 to C49
Port Isaac: PSB1 C62- to C50 (afternoon)
Praa Sands: PSB1 C62- to C50 10W to 25W PSB2 10W to 25W PSB3 10W to 25W
Preston: PSB1 C61 to C52 (afternoon)
Rampisham: PSB3 C50 to C40 (afternoon)
Slapton: PSB1 C60 to C60- (afternoon)
Southway: PSB1 C62- to C50 (midday)
St Austell: PSB1 C62- to C50 (midday)
Truro: PSB2 C61 to C49
Widecombe In The Moor: PSB2 C50 to C56 (midday)
Notes about retuningIf you are not on the list, you should scan your box from around 6am.
When you now rescan, you MUST do a "first time installation" or "factory reset" scan (sometimes called "shipping state"), not a simple "add channels". Do the procedure you did on "national retune day", September 30th 2009, see Freeview Retune - list of manuals.
If you can't recall the procedure or find the manual, please see generic clear and rescan procedure.
Some people may find problems with the newly allocated frequencies - if so, please see Single frequency interference.
Cable and satelliteCable (Virgin Media) and satellite (Sky, Freesat, fSfS) viewers are not affected by the changes. Remember, however, that you may be using analogue TV to watch on a second or third set and it might need a Freeview box.
Next to changeThe next changes are on 24th July 2013
Collafirth Hill: PSB3 C49 to C39+
Keelylang Hill: COM6 C49 to C39+ PSB3 C50 to C40+
Scalloway: PSB1 C62- to C50
Swinster: PSB1 C62- to C50
Weisdale: PSB2 C61 to C49
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M.Gibson: The symptoms would seem to suggest some local interference. In cases where the start and end times are always the same then a device that is electronically timed may be the cause.
If you are interested in resolving the issue then it might be worthwhile making enquiries with neighbours, to see if their Freeview reception is affected in the same or similar manner. I emphasise that this probably won't be affecting those who view TV via satellite (Freesat/Sky).
Payment of the TV Licence permits television receivers to be used in the applicable property. It does not give any guarantees of reception, nor does it provide for assistance resolving reception issues.
On this site we look to offer help to work to resolve issues. Speak to your neighbours and see what they say. You can always come back here with your findings and we may be able to make some suggestions as to how to proceed.
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I live in Plymouth and receive my signals from Caradon Hill as it gives better reception than the local Plympton repeater for my location. I have recently found that my reception of the YESTERDAY channel has become so distorted that I can't watch it. I never used to have this problem, and the other freebies channels that I watch are fine. I have a roofspace aerial with lots of elements, but no booster. Suggestions or explanations please.
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