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The symbol shows the location of the Exeter St Thomas (Devon, England) transmitter which serves 19,000 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 Exeter St Thomas (Devon, England) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Exeter St Thomas 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)150mDTG-350W
Channel icons
1 BBC One (SD) South West, 2 BBC Two England, 9 BBC Four, 201 CBBC, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, 601 BBC Red Button, plus 16 others

PSB2
D3+4
 V max
C41+ (634.2MHz)150mDTG-350W
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, 24 ITV4, 33 ITV +1 (West Country),

PSB3
BBCB
 V max
C47 (682.0MHz)150mDTG-650W
Channel icons
74 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

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 51 Freeview channels?

the effected channels
the effected channels
the effected channels
the effected channels

The Exeter St Thomas (Devon, England) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: 4Music, 4seven, 5SELECT, 5STAR, 5USA, Aljazeera English, BBC Four HD, BBC News HD, Blaze, Blaze +1, CBeebies HD, CBS Drama, CBS Justice, CBS Reality, Together TV +1, Challenge, Channel 5 +1, CITV, Dave, Dave ja vu, DMAX, Drama, E4 +1, Film4 +1, Food Network, Forces TV, FreeSports, HGTV, Horror Channel, ITV2 +1, ITV3 +1, ITV4 +1, ITVBe +1, More4 +1, NOW 80s, Paramount Network, PBS America +1, pick, Quest +1, Quest Red, Quest Red +1, Really, RT HD, Sky Arts, Sky News, Smithsonian Channel, Sony Movies Action, Talking Pictures TV, TCC, Together TV, Yesterday +1.

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 Exeter St Thomas transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Spotlight 0.8m homes 2.9%
from Plymouth PL3 5BD, 55km southwest (229°)
to BBC South West region - 107 masts.
regional news image
ITV West Country News (West) 0.8m homes 2.9%
from Plymouth PL7 5BQ, 49km southwest (223°)
to ITV West Country region - 107 masts.
All of lunch, weekend and 50% evening news is shared with West Country (East)

How will the Exeter St Thomas (Devon, England) transmission frequencies change over time?

1984-971997-981998-20092009-1327 Mar 2019
B E TB E TB E TB E K TB E K T
C41ITVwavesITVwavesITVwaves+D3+4D3+4
C44BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBCABBCA
C47C4wavesC4wavesC4wavesBBCBBBCB
C51tv_offBBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1waves

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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 May 09 and 20 May 09.

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

Analogue 1-4 250W
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-7dB) 50W

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Stockland 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. Exeter St Thomas 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

Comments
Saturday, 17 June 2017
Transmitter engineering
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11:32 PM

EXETER ST THOMAS transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Weak Signal from 14:21 yesterday to 15:43 yesterday. [BBC]

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Sunday, 18 June 2017
Transmitter engineering
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5:32 AM

EXETER ST THOMAS transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Weak Signal from 14:21 on 16 Jun to 15:43 on 16 Jun. [BBC]

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Saturday, 2 September 2017
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Glen Peters
8:01 PM
Exeter

I live in St Thomas EX2 8BD and have done for about 5 years. I used to for about 4 and a half of those receive the freeview HD channels but I no longer do. I have updated all my equipment refined it countless times, I'm certain the problem is not my end, after all I did receive the HD channels for 90% of the time I have lived here. I also am not the only one to have this problem in the city. Please advise me on why I no longer receive them. With a large TV standard definition channels look awful. Thanks in advance.

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Sunday, 3 September 2017
MikeP
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10:29 AM

Glen Peters:

At your location you could be using either the Exeter St Thomas Freeview Lite transmitter or else the Stockland Hill main transmitter.You can tell by looking at whether the rods of your aerial are set vertical or horizontal, vertical being for Exeter St Thomas.

You are only 3 km away from that so it could be that your signal strentgh is too high, HD does not like more than 85% strength. So please check what the signal strengths are on the various channels and which channels/frequencies are being used. Look at the 'digitaluk trade' link at the bottom of your post (http://www.digitaluk.co.uk/coveragechecker/main/trade/EX2+8BD/NA/0/), it tells you which channels are used by which of the available transmitters and their compass directions.

Neither of the transmitters available in your locality carry the extended HD services on COM 7 or COM 8. But they do carry the BBC HD multiplex and you should be getting those channels.



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Tuesday, 5 September 2017
Transmitter engineering
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2:33 PM

EXETER ST THOMAS transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Weak Signal from 13:46 today. [BBC]

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5:33 PM

EXETER ST THOMAS transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Weak Signal from 13:46 today to 15:59 today. [BBC]

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Wednesday, 6 September 2017
Transmitter engineering
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5:32 AM

EXETER ST THOMAS transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Weak Signal from 13:46 yesterday to 15:59 yesterday. [BBC]

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11:34 AM

EXETER ST THOMAS transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 10:56 today, BBC National DAB Radio Weak Signal from 13:46 yesterday to 15:59 yesterday. [BBC]

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EXETER ST THOMAS transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Weak Signal from 13:46 yesterday to 15:59 yesterday, BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 10:56 today to 11:16 today. [BBC]

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EXETER ST THOMAS transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 10:56 today to 11:16 today, BBC National DAB Radio Weak Signal from 13:46 yesterday to 15:59 yesterday. [BBC]

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