Full Freeview on the Caradon Hill (Cornwall, England) transmitter
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The symbol shows the location of the Caradon Hill (Cornwall, England) transmitter which serves 180,000 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 problemsThe BBC and Digital UK report there are no faults or engineering work on the Caradon Hill (Cornwall, England) transmitter.
Which Freeview channels does the Caradon 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.
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 200 BBC Red Button, 700 BBC Radio 1, 701 BBC Radio 1Xtra, 702 BBC Radio 2, 703 BBC Radio 3, 704 BBC Radio 4, 705 BBC Radio 5 Live, 706 BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra, 707 BBC Radio 6 Music, 708 BBC Radio 4 Extra, 709 BBC Asian Network, 710 BBC World Service, 719 BBC Bristol (BBC local radio), 720 BBC Devon (BBC local radio), 721 BBC Cornwall (BBC local radio), 722 BBC Somerset (BBC local radio), 734 BBC Solent for Dorset (BBC local radio),
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),
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,
10 ITV3, 20 Drama, 21 5 USA, 26 ITV Be, 27 ITV 2 +1, 30 5STAR, 34 ITV3 +1, 37 Quest, 44 Channel 5 +1, 54 My5, 58 ITV Be +1, 61 True Entertainment 1, 62 ITV4 +1, 66 CBS Reality, 70 Horror Channel, 83 Blaze, 84 Blaze +1, 122 CITV, plus 16 others 16 QVC, 39 TJC Choice, 85 Hochanda, 170 ADULT Section (start), 171 Television X, 182 Xpanded TV promo, 226 CCTV, 231 Racing UK, 234 CONNECT 4, 239 SonLife, 244 VisionTV, 246 JSTV, 247 kykNET, 724 Capital, 727 Absolute Radio, 728 Heart,
11 pick, 12 Dave, 17 Really, 29 E4 +1, 32 Sony Movie Ch, 41 Food Network, 46 Challenge, 48 Movies4Men, 68 truTV, 69 Tru TV +1, 72 YourTV, 132 Sky News, plus 12 others 23 Create and Craft, 43 Gems TV, 49 TJC, 65 TBN UK, 173 ADULT smileTV3, 175 ADULT PARTY, 176 ADULT Blue, 177 ADULT Babestn2, 207 Kiss Me TV, 208 Proud Dating, 723 talkSPORT, 730 RNIB Connect,
18 4Music, 19 Yesterday, 25 Home, 31 Spike, 38 Quest +1, 42 Travel Channel, 47 4seven, 59 BT Showcase (not free), 64 CBS Action, 71 CBS Drama, 73 YourTV +1, 79 Dave ja vu, plus 19 others 22 Ideal World, 35 QVC Beauty, 36 QVC Style, 125 Pop, 135 RT, 172 ADULT smileTV2, 174 Babestation, 199 ADULT Section (end), 711 The Hits radio, 712 KISS FRESH, 713 Kiss, 714 KISSTORY, 715 Magic, 716 heat, 717 Kerrang!, 718 Smooth radio, 725 Premier Radio, 731 Classic FM, 732 LBC,
56 5USA +1, 57 VIVA, 67 CBS Reality +1, 81 Talking Pictures TV, 82 Vintage TV, 87 Keep It Country, 106 BBC Four HD, 107 BBC News HD, 108 Al Jazeera Eng HD, 109 Channel 4+1 HD, 110 4seven HD, 113 RT HD, 124 CBeebies HD, plus 2 others 77 Rishtey, 245 Planet Knowledge,
55 5STAR+1, 63 Community Channel, 86 More4 1, 91 Front Runner TV, plus 4 others 40 Rocks and Co, 88 Rishtey Cineplex, 111 QVC HD, 112 QVC Beauty 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
DTG-8 64QAM 8K 3/4 27.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)
Which BBC and ITV regional news can I watch from the Caradon Hill transmitter?
BBC Spotlight 0.8m homes 2.9%
from Plymouth PL3 5BD, 26km southeast
to BBC South West region - 107 masts.
ITV West Country News (West) 0.8m homes 2.9%
from Plymouth PL7 5BQ, 32km east-southeast
to ITV West Country region - 107 masts.
All of lunch, weekend and 50% evening news is shared with West Country (East)
Are there any self-help relays?
|Barleycombe||Active deflector||25 km E Plymouth||3 homes|
|Parracombe||Transposer||17 km NE Barnstaple||80 homes|
How will the Caradon Hill (Cornwall, England) transmission frequencies change over time?
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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 12th August and 9th September 2009.
How do the old analogue and currrent digital signal levels compare?
|BBCA, D3+4, BBCB||(-7dB) 100kW|
|SDN, ARQA, ARQB||(-10dB) 50kW|
|Mux 1*||(-20dB) 5kW|
|Mux 2*, Mux A*, Mux B*, Mux C*, Mux D*||(-21dB) 4kW|
Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Caradon Hill transmitter area
Hi,lot of areas get difficult reception because the UHF waveband used for tv is more like light than lower wavebands,and is easily blocked by the terrain.When it was allocated to tv,it was regarded as a rubbish
waveband,poor range ,high transmitter powers were required to get a reasonable service.
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8:56 AM Launceston
My postcode PL15 8BT (Launceston). Often get poor Freeview reception and frequently re-tune channels. Even when good reception for most Freeview, always have trouble with Talking Pictures (ch 81) and Al Jazeera English (ch 108). Can the signal for these channels be enhanced from Caradon transmitter? Why their weakness compared to other channels? Is that a fault at Caradon? How to enhance reception for these two (both important to me)? I already have a booster. Continually fluctuating number of channels received when I re-tune. (almost 40-channel fluctuation at times) Engineer says my antenna good and correctly placed.
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Jan's: Freeview map terrain plot frequency data R&TI Service digitaluk trade DAB coverage
Jan van Heurck: Talking Pictures and Aljazeera HD are broadcast on the COM7 multiplex which (along with COM8) is a temporary service which is broadcast at lower power to avoid causing interference with other transmitters using the same frequency. It won't receive a power boost and is due to close in 2020.
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Jan van Heurck: Your just 15km from the transmitter with a clear path - why do you have a booster?
Check signal strength - although that mux is on relatively low power, you might still have a high signal strength and its worth checking the other muxes as well to make sure that you don'y have a fault with your system.
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Jan van Heurk:
Further to that said by StevensOnln1 and MikeB, it is worth removing the amplifier altogether and plugging the two aerial cable connectors together using a suitable coupler. As you are only 15 km from the powerful transmitter it is likely that you have too much signal causing the tuner to be overloaded.
Please would you then tell us what the reported signal strengths are for each multiplex.
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