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Freeview Light on the Budleigh Salterton (Devon, England) transmitter

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The symbol shows the location of the Budleigh Salterton (Devon, England) transmitter. 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 Budleigh Salterton (Devon, England) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Budleigh Salterton 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
C60- (785.8MHz)122mDTG-31,000W
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 Red Button 1, plus 17 others

PSB2
D3+4
 V max
C53+ (730.2MHz)122mDTG-31,000W
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
C57+ (762.2MHz)122mDTG-61,000W
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 Budleigh Salterton (Devon, 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 Budleigh Salterton transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Spotlight 0.8m homes 2.9%
from Plymouth PL3 5BD, 61km 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, 55km 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 Budleigh Salterton (Devon, England) transmission frequencies change over time?

years1984-971997-981998-20092009-135/6/13-2013-18
aerial groupA B C/D E K VHFA B C/D E K VHFA B C/D E K VHFC/D EC/D EC/D E
700C53+D3+4+D3+4+D3+4
C57+BBCB+BBCB+BBCB
C60 -BBCA-BBCA

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 8th April and 22nd April 2009.

How do the old analogue and currrent digital signal levels compare?

BBCA, D3+4, BBCB 1000W

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Beacon 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. Budleigh Salterton 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
Sunday, 12 June 2016
MikeP
2:17 PM

Alan:

Further to that said by Richard Cooper, you should also consider using a log-periodic aerial as that will cover all the possible services for the forseeable future, a Group C/D may not fully cover developments in the future.



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KMJ,Derby
3:29 PM

Alan: in 2009 Ofcom licenced a self help transmitter to serve Ladram Bay Holiday Park. If this is still in use signals are received from Stockland Hill and retransmitted on C49 (PSB1), C55 (PSB2), C48(PSB3), C54(COM4), C56(COM5) and C58(COM6). I am not aware as to which polarisation is used for this transmitter, but as three of the frequencies are shared with the public service relay at Sidmouth it would be logical for the self help to use horizontal polarisation in order to minimise co-channel interference from/to signals transmitted by Sidmouth. Using a log periodic aerial would give the best chance of minimising the effects of co-channel interference, together with careful alignment in some situations being necessary to receive whichever is your chosen transmitter.

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Richard Cooper
9:17 PM Norwich

KMJ,Derby: Hi KMJ. Since reading your post regarding Ladram Bay to Alan, I wanted to check that the Ladram Bay self-help was still in action and my research has indeed shown that it is, so Alan ought to use that instead of the Sidmouth relay because it will give him a much greater choice of channels, because the Ladram Bay self-help carries 6 multiplexes, i.e. the COM multiplexes are included, whereas they aren't from the Sidmouth relay. Like you, I'm not sure of the polarisation of the Ladram Bay self-help, so we should advise Alan to look at the orientation of the aerial elements on other chalets in the park that are using the park's self-help and imitate those with his own setup. I agree with the sentiments expressed regarding the use of a log periodic, and indeed, I should have thought of this myself!!! Richard, Norwich, Sunday 12th. June, 9:15 p.m.

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Tuesday, 9 August 2016
Transmitter engineering
11:32 AM

BUDLEIGH SALTERTON transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 09:22 today to 09:24 today. [BBC]

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Wednesday, 10 August 2016
Transmitter engineering
5:32 AM

BUDLEIGH SALTERTON transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 09:22 yesterday to 09:24 yesterday. [BBC]

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Thursday, 11 August 2016
Transmitter engineering
5:31 AM

BUDLEIGH SALTERTON transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 09:22 on 09 Aug to 09:24 on 09 Aug. [BBC]

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Sunday, 30 October 2016
Transmitter engineering
9:09 PM

BUDLEIGH SALTERTON transmitter - Possible service interruptions [DUK]

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Tuesday, 1 November 2016
Transmitter engineering
4:31 AM

BUDLEIGH SALTERTON transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 00:18 today to 02:01 today. [BBC] Possible service interruptions [DUK]

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Wednesday, 2 November 2016
Transmitter engineering
4:31 AM

BUDLEIGH SALTERTON transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 00:18 yesterday to 02:01 yesterday. [BBC] Possible service interruptions [DUK]

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Thursday, 3 November 2016
Transmitter engineering
4:32 AM

BUDLEIGH SALTERTON transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 00:18 on 01 Nov to 02:01 on 01 Nov. [BBC] Possible service interruptions [DUK]

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