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The symbol shows the location of the Bincombe Hill (Dorset, England) transmitter which serves 3,200 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 Bincombe Hill (Dorset, England) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Bincombe Hill 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.

MuxH/VFrequencyHeightModeWatts
PSB1
BBCA
 V max
C30 (546.0MHz)170mDTG-36W
Channel icons
1 BBC One (SD) South West, 2 BBC Two England, 9 BBC Four, 201 CBBC, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, 250 BBC Red Button, plus 16 others

PSB2
D3+4
 V max
C31 (554.0MHz)170mDTG-36W
Channel icons
3 ITV (SD) (West Country), 4 Channel 4 (SD) South ads, 5 Channel 5 (SD), 6 ITV 2, 10 ITV3, 13 E4, 14 Film4, 15 Channel 4 +1 South ads, 18 More4, 24 ITV4, 33 ITV +1 (West Country),

PSB3
BBCB
 V max
C37 (602.0MHz)170mDTG-66W
Channel icons
74 Shopping Quarter , 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, 204 CBBC 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 52 Freeview channels?

the effected channels
the effected channels
the effected channels
the effected channels

The Bincombe Hill (Dorset, England) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: 4Music, 4seven, 5SELECT, 5STAR, 5USA, Aljazeera English, BBC Four HD, BBC News HD, Blaze, Blaze +1, CBeebies HD, CBS Drama, CBS Justice, CBS Reality, Together TV +1, Challenge, Channel 5 +1, CITV, Dave, Dave ja vu, DMAX, Drama, E4 +1, Film4 +1, Food Network, Forces TV, FreeSports, HGTV, Horror Channel, ITV2 +1, ITV3 +1, ITV4 +1, ITVBe +1, More4 +1, Now 70s, NOW 80s, Paramount Network, PBS America +1, pick, Pick +1, Quest +1, Quest Red, Quest Red +1, Really, RT HD, Sky News, Smithsonian Channel, Sony Movies Action, 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 Bincombe Hill transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Spotlight 0.8m homes 2.9%
from Plymouth PL3 5BD, 123km west-southwest (257°)
to BBC South West region - 107 masts.
regional news image
ITV West Country News (West) 0.8m homes 2.9%
from Plymouth PL7 5BQ, 116km west-southwest (256°)
to ITV West Country region - 107 masts.
All of lunch, weekend and 50% evening news is shared with West Country (East)

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

1984-971997-981998-20092009-132013-182013-1727 Mar 2019
C/D EC/D EC/D EC/D EC/D E TC/D E TA K T
C30BBCA
C31D3+4
C37BBCB
C50tv_off BBCABBCA
C55tv_offBBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1waves
C56tv_offBBCBBBCBBBCB
C59tv_offITVwavesITVwavesITVwavesD3+4D3+4D3+4
C62BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBCA
C65C4wavesC4wavesC4waves

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Table shows multiplexes names see this article;
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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 32W
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-7dB) 6.4W

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. Bincombe Hill 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.

Is the transmitter output the same in all directions?

Radiation patterns withheld

Comments
Thursday, 26 September 2019
Transmitter engineering
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5:08 PM

BINCOMBE HILL transmitter - Freeview: HD Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 15:00 on 24 Sep to 15:04 on 24 Sep, HD Digital TV Off Air from 06:27 on 22 Sep to 06:44 on 22 Sep, HD Digital TV Reduced Quality from 05:15 on 22 Sep to 06:27 on 22 Sep. [BBC]

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Friday, 27 September 2019
Transmitter engineering
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5:08 AM

BINCOMBE HILL transmitter - Freeview: HD Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 15:00 on 24 Sep to 15:04 on 24 Sep. [BBC]

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Tuesday, 1 October 2019
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

2:08 PM

BINCOMBE HILL transmitter - Freeview: HD Digital TV Off Air from 11:02 today. [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering
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5:08 PM

BINCOMBE HILL transmitter - Freeview: HD Digital TV Off Air from 11:02 today to 15:44 today. [BBC]

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Wednesday, 2 October 2019
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

5:08 AM

BINCOMBE HILL transmitter - Freeview: HD Digital TV Off Air from 11:02 yesterday to 15:44 yesterday. [BBC]

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Thursday, 3 October 2019
Transmitter engineering
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5:08 AM

BINCOMBE HILL transmitter - Freeview: HD Digital TV Off Air from 11:02 on 01 Oct to 15:44 on 01 Oct. [BBC]

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Sunday, 17 November 2019
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John Jenkins
7:10 PM

My friend gets "Quest" & "Dave" and much more from the Dorset Bincombe transmitter. I cannot! How do they do this and how can I get these channels on Freeview?

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Chris.SE
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7:29 PM

John Jenkins:

The simple answer is they are not getting them from Bincombe Hill as it's a Freeview Light transmitter which doesn't transmit the multiplexes that those channels are on, it only transmits the 3 PSB multiplexes. For which channels are on which multiplex, see Channel listings | Freeview
So as they are getting them from another transmitter, we'll need your friend's full postcode and yours to look at the predicted reception at your locations to see which transmitters and multiplexes may be receivable.

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