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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
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1 BBC One (SD) South West, 2 BBC Two England, 9 BBC Four, 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
Channel icons
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, 29 E4 +1, 34 ITV +1 (West Country),

PSB3
BBCB
 H max
C22+ (482.2MHz)602mDTG-6100,000W
Channel icons
72 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
Channel icons
 CCXTV, 12 Quest, 20 Drama, 21 5USA, 28 ITV2 +1, 31 5STAR, 32 Paramount Network, 41 GREAT! movies action, 45 Channel 5 +1, 55 5SELECT, 57 ITVBe +1, 58 ITV3 +1, 59 ITV4 +1, 63 Blaze, 66 CBS Reality, 68 Horror Channel, 73 Drama +1, 77 TCC, 80 Blaze +1, 203 CITV, 211 Ketchup TV, 212 YAAAS!, plus 15 others

COM5
ArqA
 H -3dB
C24- (497.8MHz)579mDTG-850,000W
Channel icons
11 Sky Arts, 17 Really, 19 Dave, 30 4Music, 35 pick, 39 Quest Red, 42 Food Network, 46 Film4 +1, 47 Challenge, 48 4seven, 56 Smithsonian Channel, 69 Quest +1, 74 Yesterday +1, 82 Together TV, 233 Sky News, plus 9 others

COM6
ArqB
 H -3dB
C27- (521.8MHz)579mDTG-850,000W
Channel icons
23 Dave ja vu, 26 Yesterday, 33 GREAT! movies, 38 DMAX, 40 CBS Justice, 43 HGTV, 67 CBS Drama, 81 Talking Pictures TV, 84 PBS America, 234 RT, 235 Aljazeera English, plus 18 others

com7
 H -9.4dB
C31 (554.0MHz)602mDTG-611,600W
Channel icons
 Together TV +1,  Merit, 64 FreeSports, 70 Quest Red +1, 76 Now 70s, 86 More4 +1, 87 PBS America +1, 89 Court 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

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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.

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Friday, 5 October 2018
Transmitter engineering
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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Thursday, 7 March 2019
Brian Butterworth
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6:01 PM

***ALL*** See 20 Freeview HD TV channels to close March/June 2019 in Cornwall
20 Freeview HD TV channels to close March/June 2019 in Cornwall | free and easy

Beacon Hill will stop transmitting the channels to Torbay at the end of March, with the rest of Cornwall they will stop from 19 June 2019. These channels are on the so-called com7 and com8 multiplexes, which are being withdrawn from Cornwall. This is ahead of the rest of the UK where the licence expires May 2020.


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Monday, 22 April 2019
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S Bilton
6:44 PM
Camelford

Postcode PL32 9YQ. transmitter Caradon Hill Cornwall.
On channels broadcast on COM6 we have been experiencing reception problems when we have good weather. The image is pixelated and audio is missing sections of words. When the weather is "normal" we have no problems, what can we do to maintain a good reception at all times. This has only recently started and we cannot pinpoint any incident that would have triggered it.

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MikeP
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7:25 PM

S Bilton:

It ois possible that the current warm/hot weather is causing atmospheric inversion problems. There is nothing you can do about the natural phenomenon. All you can do is to make sure that your aerail system and all the cables are in perfect condition. Also unplug and then refit all coaxial plugs/sockets to ensure there is no oxidationon the contacts.



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Wednesday, 22 May 2019
Transmitter engineering
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11:09 AM

CARADON HILL transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Weak Signal from 10:27 today. [BBC]

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