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Freeview Light on the Bincombe Hill (Dorset, England) transmitter

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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.

Choose from three options: ■ List by multiplex ■ List by channel number ■ List by channel name

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
C50 (706.0MHz)170mDTG-36W
Channel icons
1 BBC One South West, 2 BBC Two England, 9 BBC Four, 120 CBBC, 121 CBeebies, 130 BBC News, 131 BBC Parliament, 601 BBC RB 1, plus 17 others

PSB2
D3+4
 V max
C59 (778.0MHz)170mDTG-36W
Channel icons
3 ITV (West Country), 4 Channel 4 South ads, 5 Channel 5, 6 ITV 2, 13 Channel 4 +1 South ads, 14 More4, 15 Film4, 24 ITV4, 28 E4, 33 ITV +1 (West Country),

PSB3
BBCB
 V max
C56 (754.0MHz)170mDTG-66W
Channel icons
45 Film4 +1, 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, 123 CBBC HD,



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 0 Freeview channels?


The Bincombe Hill (Dorset, England) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: .

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
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
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?

years1984-971997-981998-20092009-135/6/13-2013-1730th Jun 2019-
aerial groupC/D EC/D EC/D EC/D EC/D EC/D EA B C/D E K VHF
700C50 BBCABBCA
C55BBC1BBC1BBC1
C56BBCBBBCBBBCB
C59ITVITVITVD3+4D3+4D3+4
800C62BBC2BBC2BBC2BBCA
C65C4C4C4

orange background for multiplexes names more
green background for transmission frequencies
lilac background for power levels in watts
800MHz band: 4G mobile started in 2013
700MHz band: 4G from 30 June 2020more
600MHz band: new or moved digital TV services more
Notes: + and - denote 166kHz offset; aerial group are shown as A B C/D E K W
Italics for analogue, digital switchover was Wednesdays 6th May and 20th May 2009.

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
Tuesday, 31 January 2017
Transmitter engineering
4:32 AM

BINCOMBE HILL transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Weak Signal from 17:58 on 29 Jan to 18:03 on 29 Jan, BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 18:03 on 29 Jan to 18:30 on 29 Jan, BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 20:26 on 29 Jan to 05:28 yesterday. [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering
7:32 AM

BINCOMBE HILL transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 18:03 on 29 Jan to 18:30 on 29 Jan, BBC National DAB Radio Weak Signal from 17:58 on 29 Jan to 18:03 on 29 Jan, BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 20:26 on 29 Jan to 05:28 yesterday. [BBC]

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Wednesday, 1 February 2017
Transmitter engineering
4:31 AM

BINCOMBE HILL transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 18:03 on 29 Jan to 18:30 on 29 Jan, BBC National DAB Radio Weak Signal from 17:58 on 29 Jan to 18:03 on 29 Jan, BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 20:26 on 29 Jan to 05:28 on 30 Jan. [BBC]

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Thursday, 2 February 2017
Transmitter engineering
10:33 AM

BINCOMBE HILL transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Weak Signal from 17:58 on 29 Jan to 18:03 on 29 Jan, BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 18:03 on 29 Jan to 18:30 on 29 Jan, BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 20:26 on 29 Jan to 05:28 on 30 Jan. [BBC]

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Friday, 3 February 2017
Transmitter engineering
4:32 AM

BINCOMBE HILL transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 20:26 on 29 Jan to 05:28 on 30 Jan. [BBC]

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