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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 problems

The BBC and Digital UK report there are no faults or engineering work on the Caradon Hill (Cornwall, England) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Caradon Hill transmitter broadcast?

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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
 H max
C28+ (530.2MHz)602mDTG-3100,000W
Channel icons
1 BBC One South West, 2 BBC Two England, 9 BBC Four, 201 CBBC, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, 601 BBC RB 1, plus 12 others

PSB2
D3+4
 H max
C25+ (506.2MHz)602mDTG-3100,000W
Channel icons
 E4, 3 ITV (West Country), 5 Channel 5, 6 ITV 2, 10 ITV3, 15 Film4, 24 ITV4, 33 ITV +1 (West Country), 73 Sewing Quarter,

PSB3
BBCB
 H max
C22+ (482.2MHz)602mDTG-6100,000W
Channel icons
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,

COM4
SDN
 H -3dB
C21+ (474.2MHz)579mDTG-850,000W
Channel icons
20 Drama, 21 5 USA, 30 5STAR, 37 Quest, 54 5SELECT, 57 Paramount Network, 61 True Entertainment, 63 Blaze, 66 CBS Reality, 70 Horror Channel, 80 Blaze +1, 203 CITV, 211 Ketchup TV, plus 17 others

COM5
ArqA
 H -3dB
C24- (497.8MHz)579mDTG-850,000W
Channel icons
11 pick, 12 Dave, 17 Really, 32 Sony Movie Ch, 38 Quest Red, 41 Food Network, 46 Challenge, 48 Movies4Men, 72 YourTV, 233 Sky News, plus 9 others

COM6
ArqB
 H -3dB
C27- (521.8MHz)579mDTG-850,000W
Channel icons
18 4Music, 19 Yesterday, 25 Home, 31 5Spike, 39 CBS Action, 42 Travel Channel, 47 4seven, 62 True Christmas, 71 CBS Drama, 79 Dave ja vu, plus 19 others

com7
 H -9.4dB
C31 (554.0MHz)602mDTG-611,600W
Channel icons
67 CBS Reality 1, 82 Vintage TV, 87 Keep It Country, 107 BBC News HD, 109 Channel 4+1 HD, 110 4seven HD, 113 RT HD, plus 2 others

com8
 H -17.2dB
C37 (602.0MHz)602mDTG-61,900W
Channel icons
55 5STAR+1, 64 CBS Action +1, 64 Freesports, 86 More4+1, 86 More4 1, 88 NOW 80s, 93 Together, 94 PBS America, 96 Forces TV, 106 BBC Four HD, 115 BT Showcase HD (not free), 205 CBeebies HD, plus 2 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
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?

regional news image
BBC Spotlight 0.8m homes 2.9%
from Plymouth PL3 5BD, 26km southeast (124°)
to BBC South West region - 107 masts.
regional news image
ITV West Country News (West) 0.8m homes 2.9%
from Plymouth PL7 5BQ, 32km east-southeast (116°)
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?

BarleycombeActive deflector25 km E Plymouth3 homes
ParracombeTransposer17 km NE Barnstaple80 homes

How will the Caradon Hill (Cornwall, England) transmission frequencies change over time?

years1961~851984-971997-981998-20092009-132013-182013-1729th Jun 2019
aerial groupVHFA KA KKA KA KA KW
C12ITV
C21B+SDN+SDN+SDNSDN
C22BBC1BBC1BBC1+BBCB+BBCB+BBCBBBCB
C24-C-ArqA-ArqA-ArqAArqA
C25ITVITVITV+D3+4+D3+4+D3+4D3+4
C27D-ArqB-ArqB-ArqBArqB
C28BBC2BBC2BBC2+BBCA+BBCA+BBCABBCA
C30_local_local_local_local
600C31-2com7
C32C4C4C4
C341
C37com8
C48A
700C55com7
C56com8

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?

Analogue 1-4 500kW
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-7dB) 100kW
SDN, ARQA, ARQB(-10dB) 50kW
com7(-16.3dB) 11.6kW
Mux 1*(-20dB) 5kW
Mux 2*, Mux A*, Mux B*, Mux C*, Mux D*(-21dB) 4kW
com8(-24.2dB) 1.9kW

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Caradon 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.

Comments
Friday, 5 October 2018
Transmitter engineering
12:06 PM

CARADON HILL transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Weak Signal from 10:34 today. [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering
9:06 PM

CARADON HILL transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Weak Signal from 10:34 today to 13:48 today. [BBC]

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Saturday, 6 October 2018
Transmitter engineering
6:06 AM

CARADON HILL transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Weak Signal from 10:34 yesterday to 13:48 yesterday. [BBC]

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Sunday, 7 October 2018
Transmitter engineering
6:06 AM

CARADON HILL transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Weak Signal from 10:34 on 05 Oct to 13:48 on 05 Oct. [BBC]

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Saturday, 13 October 2018
Transmitter engineering
9:06 AM

CARADON HILL transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 07:05 today to 07:08 today. [BBC]

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Sunday, 14 October 2018
Transmitter engineering
6:06 AM

CARADON HILL transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 07:05 yesterday to 07:08 yesterday. [BBC]

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Monday, 15 October 2018
Transmitter engineering
6:06 AM

CARADON HILL transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 07:05 on 13 Oct to 07:08 on 13 Oct. [BBC]

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