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Freeview Light on the Compton (Plymouth, England) transmitter

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The symbol shows the location of the Compton (Plymouth, England) transmitter which serves 1,000 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 Compton (Plymouth, England) transmitter.

Choose from three options: ■ List by multiplex ■ List by channel number ■ List by channel name

Which Freeview channels does the Compton 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
 V max
C44 (658.0MHz)70mDTG-32W
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 17 others

PSB2
D3+4
 V max
C41+ (634.2MHz)70mDTG-32W
Channel icons
3 ITV (West Country), 4 Channel 4 South ads, 5 Channel 5, 6 ITV 2, 13 Channel 4 +1 South ads, 14 More4, 15 Film4, 24 ITV4, 24 ITV4 +1, 28 E4, 33 ITV +1 (West Country),

PSB3
BBCB
 V max
C47 (682.0MHz)70mDTG-62W
Channel icons
45 Film4 +1, 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,



DTG-3 64QAM 8K 2/3 24.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
DTG-6 256QAM 32KE 2/3 40.2Mb/s DVB-T2 MPEG4
H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)

Are you trying to watch these 0 Freeview channels?


The Compton (Plymouth, England) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: .

If you want to watch these channels, your aerial must point to one of the 80 Full service Freeview transmitters. For more information see the will there ever be more services on the Freeview Light transmitters? page.

Which BBC and ITV regional news can I watch from the Compton transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Spotlight 0.8m homes 2.9%
from Plymouth PL3 5BD, 1km west-southwest
to BBC South West region - 107 masts.
regional news image
ITV West Country News (West) 0.8m homes 2.9%
from Plymouth PL7 5BQ, 7km east
to ITV West Country region - 107 masts.
All of lunch, weekend and 50% evening news is shared with West Country (East)

How will the Compton (Plymouth, England) transmission frequencies change over time?

years1984-971997-981998-20092009-132013-182013-1730th Jun 2019-
aerial groupEEEB E KB E KB E KA B C/D E K VHF
C41+D3+4+D3+4+D3+4
C44BBC2BBC2BBC2BBCABBCABBCA
C47C4C4C4BBCBBBCBBBCB
700C51BBC1BBC1BBC1
800C68ITVITVITV

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 5W
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-4dB) 2W

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. Compton 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.

Comments
Thursday, 24 March 2011
Transmitter engineering
10:31 AM

COMPTON transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 09:36 today HD Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 09:36 today [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering
2:31 PM

COMPTON transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 09:36 today to 11:43 today HD Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 09:36 today to 11:43 today [BBC]

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Friday, 25 March 2011
Transmitter engineering
4:36 AM

COMPTON transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 09:36 yesterday to 11:43 yesterday HD Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 09:36 yesterday to 11:43 yesterday [BBC]

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Monday, 31 October 2011
Tuesday, 1 November 2011
Wednesday, 2 November 2011
Transmitter engineering
4:55 AM

COMPTON transmitter - Freeview HD Digital TV Off Air from 15:11 on 31 Oct to 15:17 on 31 Oct [BBC]

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Thursday, 15 March 2012
Transmitter engineering
12:28 PM

COMPTON transmitter - Freeview HD Digital TV Off Air from 13:11 on 12 Mar to 16:29 on 12 Mar [BBC]

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Thursday, 24 April 2014
Transmitter engineering
1:24 PM

COMPTON transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 12:25 today to 12:26 today. [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering
4:31 PM

COMPTON transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 12:25 today to 12:26 today, HD Digital TV Off Air from 14:26 today to 14:27 today. [BBC]

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