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There are no longer any television transmissions on the Churchdown Hill (Gloucestershire, England) transmitter

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The symbol shows the location of the Churchdown Hill (Gloucestershire, England) transmitter. 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 Churchdown Hill (Gloucestershire, England) transmitter.

This transmitter is no longer being used for TV

In the past, television services were provided from this transmitter. However, these have not been withdrawn.

Please see the table below for details of the historic used of this transmitter location.

How will the Churchdown Hill (Gloucestershire, England) transmission frequencies change over time?

1950s-80s1984-971997-981998-20112011-131 Mar 2018-
VHFA B C/D E K T VHFB C/D E K TB C/D E K TA B C/D E K T VHFA B C/D E K T VHF
C1BBCtvwaves
C48C5wavesC5waves

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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 6 Apr 11 and 20 Apr 11.

How do the old analogue and currrent digital signal levels compare?

Analogue 5 1000W

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Ridge Hill transmitter area

Feb 1956-Jul 1968Associated TeleVision†
Feb 1956-Jul 1968Associated British Corporation◊
Jul 1968-Dec 1981Associated TeleVision
Jan 1982-Feb 2004Central Independent 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. Churchdown Hill was not an original Channel 3 VHF 405-line mast: the historical information shown is the details of the company responsible for the transmitter when it began transmitting Channel 3.

Is the transmitter output the same in all directions?

Radiation patterns withheld

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Wednesday, 26 February 2020
Transmitter engineering
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1:29 PM

CHURCHDOWN HILL transmitter - DAB: Slightly reduced power due to essential engineering from 25 Feb 10:04 until 25 Feb 11:05. . FM: Slightly reduced power due to essential engineering from 25 Feb 10:03 until 25 Feb 11:03. . [BBC]

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Sunday, 1 March 2020
Transmitter engineering
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4:28 PM

CHURCHDOWN HILL transmitter - DAB: Slightly reduced power due to essential engineering from 25 Feb 10:04 until 25 Feb 11:05. . FM: Broadcasting in mono due to a fault from 29 Feb 06:30 until 29 Feb 06:52. Slightly reduced power due to essential engineering from 25 Feb 10:03 until 2 [BBC]

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Tuesday, 9 June 2020
Transmitter engineering
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1:28 PM

CHURCHDOWN HILL transmitter - DAB: Off the air due to a fault from 8 Jun 07:46 until 8 Jun 07:50. . [BBC]

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Wednesday, 17 June 2020
Transmitter engineering
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7:28 PM

CHURCHDOWN HILL transmitter - DAB: Off the air due to a fault from 16 Jun 16:52 until 16 Jun 17:05. . FM: Broadcasting in mono due to a fault from 14 Jun 08:00 until 14 Jun 08:05. . [BBC]

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Sunday, 21 June 2020
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4:28 PM

CHURCHDOWN HILL transmitter - DAB: Off the air due to a fault from 16 Jun 16:52 until 16 Jun 17:05. . FM: Broadcasting in mono due to a fault from 19 Jun 21:05 until 19 Jun 21:14. . [BBC]

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Friday, 28 August 2020
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7:28 PM

CHURCHDOWN HILL transmitter - DAB: Off the air due to a fault from 27 Aug 17:01 until 27 Aug 17:08. . [BBC]

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Saturday, 5 September 2020
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7:27 PM

CHURCHDOWN HILL transmitter - DAB: Reduced quality due to a fault from 13 Aug 23:42 until 13 Aug 23:52. . [BBC]

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Friday, 18 September 2020
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1:28 PM

CHURCHDOWN HILL transmitter - DAB: Off the air due to essential engineering from 18 Sep 10:52 until 18 Sep 11:38. . [BBC]

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Saturday, 26 September 2020
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4:33 AM

CHURCHDOWN HILL transmitter - DAB: Off the air due to essential engineering from 18 Sep 10:52 until 18 Sep 11:38. . [BBC]

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