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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.

 H max
C28+ (530.2MHz)602mDTG-100,000W
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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, plus 17 others

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C25+ (506.2MHz)602mDTG-100,000W
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3 ITV 1 (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, 26 ITV4, 28 ITVBe, 30 E4 +1, 35 ITV1 +1 (West Country),

 H max
C22+ (482.2MHz)602mDTG-100,000W
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46 5SELECT, 101 BBC One HD South West, 102 BBC Two HD England, 103 ITV 1 HD (ITV Meridian Southampton), 104 Channel 4 HD South ads, 105 Channel 5 HD, 106 BBC Four HD, 107 BBC Three HD, 204 CBBC HD, 205 CBeebies HD, plus 1 others

 H -3dB
C21+ (474.2MHz)579mDTG-850,000W
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20 Drama, 21 5USA, 29 ITV2 +1, 32 5STAR, 33 5Action, 38 Channel 5 +1, 41 Legend, 42 GREAT! action, 57 Dave ja vu, 58 ITV3 +1, 59 ITV4 +1, 64 Blaze, 67 TRUE CRIME, 68 TRUE CRIME XTRA, 78 TCC, 81 Blaze +1, 83 Together TV, 91 WildEarth, 93 ITVBe +1, 209 Ketchup TV, 210 Ketchup Too, 211 YAAAS!, 267 Al Jazeera English, plus 30 others

 H -3dB
C24- (497.8MHz)579mDTG-850,000W
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11 Sky Mix, 17 Really, 19 Dave, 31 E4 Extra, 36 Sky Arts, 40 Quest Red, 43 Food Network, 47 Film4 +1, 48 Challenge, 49 4seven, 60 Drama +1, 65 That's TV 2, 70 Quest +1, 74 Yesterday +1, 75 That's 90s, 233 Sky News, plus 11 others

 H -3dB
C27- (521.8MHz)579mDTG-850,000W
Channel icons
12 Quest, 25 W, 27 Yesterday, 34 GREAT! movies, 39 DMAX, 44 HGTV, 52 GREAT! romance, 56 That's TV (UK), 63 GREAT! romance mix, 71 That’s 60s, 73 HobbyMaker, 82 Talking Pictures TV, 84 PBS America, 235 Al Jazeera Eng, plus 18 others

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?

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BBC Spotlight 0.8m homes 2.9%
from Plymouth PL3 5BD, 26km east-southeast (123°)
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

tv_off Being removed from Freeview (for 5G use) after November 2020 / June 2022 - more
Table shows multiplexes names see this article;
green background for transmission frequencies
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.

Wednesday, 26 June 2019

10:05 PM

terry: It's a huge job for the owner of this website (Briantist) to keep the multiplex/frequency listings up to date for over 1,100 transmitters. I'm sure he will catch up eventually.

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StevensOnln1's 3,647 posts GB flag
Wednesday, 10 July 2019
Chris Hawke
8:42 PM

10-7-2019 Good Evening - a pensioner friend of mine has explained to me that she has a problem with her freeview box and its channels - she lives in Penzance and her signal comes from Caradon Hill Redruth and she cannot get true entertainment which the message said that it has moved from 61 to 48 and a family member has re-tuned a number of times as message said to do but has not made any difference and she cannot get any of the true channels (True Movies). Can you respond with the reason - sending this on behalf of a friend as she has not got your phone number to contact you - thank you

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Chris Hawke's 1 post GB flag

9:16 PM

Chris Hawke:

True Entertainment is now only transmitted on the local multiplexes if available. Caradon Hill does not transmit any local services so True Entertainment is not available.

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MikeP's 3,056 posts GB flag

10:14 PM

Sadly, channel reallocations have resulted in the loss of some popular channels. Other channels of lesser public service character survive. Surely nothing to do with commercial interests? Has "Freeview" lost its way? For full channel listings, see Digital UK | Channel listings

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Michael's 872 posts GB flag
Thursday, 11 July 2019

4:35 AM

Chris Hawke: & Michael:

These changes have been made by Sony, not Freeview, see
Service Updates | Freeview /sony-channel-changes.html">Sony Channel changes | Freeview
Service Updates | Freeview /channel-changes-on-27-june-2019.html">Channel launches, closures and changes on 27 June 2019 | Freeview

If you go to the True Entertainment page on this site, there is a link to their Official Site True Channels and at the bottom of the page a contact us link where you can email them at and complain about the moves to local muxes so you can no longer receive them. This is likely the only way it may change. Good luck.

This page is worth keeping an eye on Service Updates | Freeview

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Chris.SE's 4,245 posts GB flag
Tuesday, 23 July 2019
Peter Wotton
7:06 PM

channels 19 and 17 In spite of retuning. Problems with break-up occur at this time of day (8 p.m.) We are on the eastern edge of St. Austell and receive from the Caradon transmitter.

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Peter Wotton's 1 post GB flag

9:47 PM

Peter Wotton:

Those two channels are on the ArqA multiplex (UHF C24 at Caradon Hill). Put your postcode unto Digital UK - Coverage checker to see the transmitters you might receive and the predicted reception at your location. Do check your TV tuning to see that you are correctly tuned to the UHF channels for Caradon Hill.

Are you having problems with any other channels (LCNs) on the ArqA multiplex? see Digital UK | Channel listings

Please also note that reception of all multiplexes may be subject to interference due to the current weather & propagation conditions.

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Chris.SE's 4,245 posts GB flag

9:48 PM

In times of high atmospheric pressure, TV and radio signals travel further. This includes "unwanted" signals from other transmitters, which can cause interference (pixellation, picture blocking etc.). If this occurs and does not disappear again when atmospheric conditions return to normal, there might be another cause. Wait and see!

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Michael's 872 posts GB flag
Friday, 9 August 2019
Transmitter engineering

5:09 PM

CARADON HILL transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 15:04 today to 15:05 today. [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering's 152,485 posts xx flag
Saturday, 10 August 2019
Transmitter engineering

5:09 AM

CARADON HILL transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 15:04 yesterday to 15:05 yesterday. [BBC]

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