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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?

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
 H max
C28+ (530.2MHz)602mDTG-3100,000W
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1 BBC One (SD) South West, 2 BBC Two England, 9 BBC Four, 23 BBC Three, 201 CBBC, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, 250 BBC Red Button, plus 16 others

PSB2
D3+4
 H max
C25+ (506.2MHz)602mDTG-3100,000W
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3 ITV (SD) (West Country), 4 Channel 4 (SD) South ads, 5 Channel 5, 6 ITV 2, 10 ITV3, 13 E4, 14 Film4, 15 Channel 4 +1 South ads, 18 More4, 25 ITV4, 30 E4 +1, 35 ITV +1 (West Country),

PSB3
BBCB
 H max
C22+ (482.2MHz)602mDTG-6100,000W
Channel icons
73 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

COM4
SDN
 H -3dB
C21+ (474.2MHz)579mDTG-850,000W
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 CCXTV, 12 Quest, 20 Drama, 21 5USA, 29 ITV2 +1, 32 5STAR, 33 5Action, 42 GREAT! movies action, 45 Channel 5 +1, 56 5SELECT, 58 ITVBe +1, 59 ITV3 +1, 60 ITV4 +1, 64 Blaze, 67 CBS Reality, 68 Horror Channel, 74 Drama +1, 78 TCC, 81 Blaze +1, 203 CITV, 211 Ketchup TV, 212 YAAAS!, plus 16 others

COM5
ArqA
 H -3dB
C24- (497.8MHz)579mDTG-850,000W
Channel icons
11 Sky Arts, 17 Really, 19 Dave, 31 4Music, 36 pick, 40 Quest Red, 43 Food Network, 46 Film4 +1, 47 Challenge, 48 4seven, 57 Smithsonian Channel, 70 Quest +1, 75 Yesterday +1, 83 Together TV, 233 Sky News, plus 9 others

COM6
ArqB
 H -3dB
C27- (521.8MHz)579mDTG-850,000W
Channel icons
25 Dave ja vu, 27 Yesterday, 34 GREAT! movies, 39 DMAX, 41 CBS Justice, 44 HGTV, 68 CBS Drama, 82 Talking Pictures TV, 84 PBS America, 234 RT, 235 Aljazeera English, plus 17 others

com7
 H -9.4dB
C31 (554.0MHz)602mDTG-611,600W
Channel icons
 Together TV +1,  Merit,  Court TV, 65 FreeSports, 71 Quest Red +1, 76 Now 70s, 86 More4 +1, 87 PBS America +1, 91 That's TV , 96 Forces TV, 106 BBC Four HD, 107 BBC News HD, 113 RT HD, 114 Quest HD, 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?

1961-80s1984-971997-981998-20092009-1327 Mar 2019
VHFA K TA K TA K TA K TA K T
C12ITVwaves
C21+SDNSDN
C22BBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1waves+BBCBBBCB
C24-ArqAArqA
C25ITVwavesITVwavesITVwaves+D3+4D3+4
C27-ArqBArqB
C28BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2waves+BBCABBCA
C30_local_local
C31com7
C32C4wavesC4wavesC4waves
C37com8

tv_off Being removed from Freeview (for 5G use) after November 2020 - more
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 12 Aug 09 and 9 Sep 09.

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
Sunday, 3 June 2018
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Iva
1:05 PM

I live in the pl15 area and am reasonably close to this transmitter with a high elevation. I am constantly losing the C21+ channels Quest etc. This seems to happen every few weeks for a few weeks then on a rescan suddenly comes back. Does anyone have any information on why this happens. I have tried a 4g filter. New good quality cable and finally a good digital Ariel.. nothing changes.
My tv is a LG 42cs460-za with current version software.

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StevensOnln1
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2:53 PM

Iva: What signal strength and quality readings do you get on the channels when they are working? Please provide a full postcode so that we can see your predicted coverage. Also, you do not not have a digital aerial as no such thing exists (an aerial is a piece of metal which receives radio signals and does not know or care if they are digital or analogue).

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Monday, 4 June 2018
Transmitter engineering
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9:05 PM

CARADON HILL transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 18:30 today to 18:33 today, BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 15:09 on 31 May to 15:17 on 31 May. [BBC]

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Tuesday, 5 June 2018
Transmitter engineering
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6:05 AM

CARADON HILL transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 18:30 yesterday to 18:33 yesterday. [BBC]

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Wednesday, 6 June 2018
Transmitter engineering
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6:05 AM

CARADON HILL transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 18:30 on 04 Jun to 18:33 on 04 Jun. [BBC]

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Monday, 25 June 2018
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Colin Dawes
3:59 PM

I can't receive the com 8 BBC channels at all - I live in Brentor where there is no line of sight to the Caradon Hill transmitter. Until the change to com 8 I had perfect reception. Do you think that this situation will be resolved?

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StevensOnln1
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4:37 PM

Colin Dawes : COM8 has not yet changed frequency at Caradon Hill and isn't due to do so until Spring 2019. It is still on UHF channel 37.

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Tuesday, 26 June 2018
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Kevin T
7:59 PM

What is "Spotlight" not transmitted on BBC1 HD Channel 101 (even if its not filmed in HD)?
It means we end up using BBC1 channel 1 most of the time.

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StevensOnln1
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11:06 PM

Kevin T: There is only one national version of BBC One HD for the whole of England which doesn't carry any regional news. This is mainly down to the cost of having to upgrade the whole broadcast chain to enable a HD version of each BBC One region to be created (all the other equipment and links in the chain between the regional studio and transmitters would need to be upgraded for HD even if the studio cameras are only SD). The BBC would also need to pay for a lot more satellite capacity. Whilst the BBC have said they are working on finding lower costs methods of launching BBC One regions in HD, it seems unlikely that all regions will be made available in HD on Freeview and satellite until the SD versions close.

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Thursday, 28 June 2018
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Kevin T
7:52 PM

StevensOnln1: Thank you, I now understand the problem. I need a TV which can detect the Red screen and temporarily switch to SD channel :)

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