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The symbol shows the location of the Croyde (Devon, England) transmitter which serves 600 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 Croyde (Devon, England) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Croyde 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)116mDTG-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)116mDTG-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), 73 Sewing Quarter,

PSB3
BBCB
 V max
C47 (682.0MHz)116mDTG-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 Croyde (Devon, 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 Croyde transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Spotlight 0.8m homes 2.9%
from Plymouth PL3 5BD, 84km south
to BBC South West region - 107 masts.
regional news image
ITV West Country News (West) 0.8m homes 2.9%
from Plymouth PL7 5BQ, 84km south
to ITV West Country region - 107 masts.
All of lunch, weekend and 50% evening news is shared with West Country (East)

How will the Croyde (Devon, England) transmission frequencies change over time?

years1984-971997-981998-20092009-132013-182013-1730th Jun 2019-
aerial groupB EB EB EB E KB E KB E KA B C/D E K VHF
C41ITVITVITV+D3+4+D3+4+D3+4
C44BBC2BBC2BBC2BBCABBCABBCA
C47C4C4C4BBCBBBCBBBCB
700C51BBC1BBC1BBC1

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?

BBCA, D3+4, BBCB 2W
Analogue 1-4(-3dB) 1W

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. Croyde 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
Tuesday, 5 June 2012
Transmitter engineering
12:29 PM

CROYDE transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air from 09:45 today to 10:32 today BBC Digital TV Off Air from 07:18 today to 08:06 today HD Digital TV Off Air from 09:45 today to 10:32 today HD Digital TV Off Air from 07:18 today to 08:06 today [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering
3:29 PM

CROYDE transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air from 07:18 today to 08:06 today BBC Digital TV Off Air from 09:45 today to 10:32 today HD Digital TV Off Air from 07:18 today to 08:06 today HD Digital TV Off Air from 09:45 today to 10:32 today [BBC]

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Wednesday, 6 June 2012
Transmitter engineering
5:26 AM

CROYDE transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air from 09:45 yesterday to 10:32 yesterday BBC Digital TV Off Air from 07:18 yesterday to 08:06 yesterday HD Digital TV Off Air from 09:45 yesterday to 10:32 yesterday HD Digital TV Off Air from 07:18 yesterday to 08:06 yesterday [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering
12:30 PM

CROYDE transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air from 07:18 yesterday to 08:06 yesterday BBC Digital TV Off Air from 09:45 yesterday to 10:32 yesterday HD Digital TV Off Air from 07:18 yesterday to 08:06 yesterday HD Digital TV Off Air from 09:45 yesterday to 10:32 yesterday [BBC]

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Thursday, 7 June 2012
Transmitter engineering
10:28 AM

CROYDE transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air from 09:45 on 05 Jun to 10:32 on 05 Jun BBC Digital TV Off Air from 07:18 on 05 Jun to 08:06 on 05 Jun HD Digital TV Off Air from 09:45 on 05 Jun to 10:32 on 05 Jun HD Digital TV Off Air from 07:18 on 05 Jun to 08:06 on 05 Jun [BBC]

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Saturday, 9 June 2012
Transmitter engineering
4:29 AM

CROYDE transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air from 07:18 on 05 Jun to 08:06 on 05 Jun BBC Digital TV Off Air from 09:45 on 05 Jun to 10:32 on 05 Jun HD Digital TV Off Air from 07:18 on 05 Jun to 08:06 on 05 Jun HD Digital TV Off Air from 09:45 on 05 Jun to 10:32 on 05 Jun [BBC]

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Monday, 15 June 2015
Transmitter engineering
9:09 AM

CROYDE transmitter - RelayPossible service interruptions [DUK]

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Tuesday, 7 July 2015
Transmitter engineering
4:30 AM

CROYDE transmitter - RelayPossible service interruptions [DUK]

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Saturday, 11 August 2018
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Ken sims
11:54 PM

Hi the Croyde transmitter has a fault on bbc1 and bbc2 all other channels are fine the problem is not with the bbc1 hd or 2 just the basic signals which keep pixelate the screen due to a lost signal I have retuned my tv but it still happens please can you check the output of this TX on BBC channels thank you.
Ken

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Sunday, 12 August 2018
MikeP
10:25 AM

Ken sims:

There is no known fault at the Croyde transmitter and no one else has made any comments about problems with BBC 1 or BBC 2.

It is more likely that either you have too much signal, or too little signal , on those channels. The signal strength needs to be between 60% and 85%, any more or less will give the symptoms you state. Else you may have problems with the cables and connections.

Please check that your aerial cables and connections are in good order. Unplug each of the plugs in the feed and re-insert them into their sockets - corrosion/oxidation of the contacts can often cause the symptoms described.

Retuning does not help regain lost channels so please don't retune. Please also check that you are tuned to the correct channels. Put your post code into the Digital UK Coverage Checker at Digital UK - Coverage checker and scroll to the listing for the Croyde transmitter. That will tell you the channels being used. It will also tell you what aerial group you need, most people now need a wideband type, and when any future changes are expected.



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