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The symbol shows the location of the Huntshaw Cross (Devon, England) transmitter which serves 37,000 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 Huntshaw Cross (Devon, England) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Huntshaw Cross 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
 H max
C30 (546.0MHz)359mDTG-320,000W
Channel icons
1 BBC One (SD) South West, 2 BBC Two England, 9 BBC Four, 201 CBBC SD, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, 250 BBC Red Button, plus 16 others

PSB2
D3+4
 H max
C31- (553.8MHz)359mDTG-320,000W
Channel icons
3 ITV (SD) (West Country), 4 Channel 4 (SD) South ads, 5 Channel 5 (SD), 6 ITV 2, 10 ITV3, 13 E4, 14 Film4, 15 Channel 4 +1 South ads, 18 More4, 24 ITV4, 33 ITV +1 (West Country), 45 Film4 +1,

PSB3
BBCB
 H max
C37- (601.8MHz)359mDTG-620,000W
Channel icons
86 More4 +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,

COM4
SDN
 H -3dB
C32 (562.0MHz)359mDTG-810,000W
Channel icons
 Spotlight TV, 12 Quest, 20 Drama, 21 5USA, 27 ITV2 +1, 30 5STAR, 34 ITV3 +1, 40 Movies4Men, 44 Channel 5 +1, 54 Paramount Network, 55 5SELECT, 58 ITVBe +1, 59 ITV4 +1, 63 Blaze, 66 CBS Reality, 70 Horror Channel, 76 Quest +1, 77 TCC, 80 Blaze +1, 203 CITV, 211 Ketchup TV, plus 21 others

COM5
ArqA
 H -3dB
C34 (578.0MHz)359mDTG-810,000W
Channel icons
11 pick, 17 Really, 19 Dave, 28 E4 +1, 32 Sony Movie Channel, 38 Quest Red, 41 Food Network, 46 Challenge, 72 YourTV, 89 Together TV, 233 Sky News, plus 10 others

COM6
ArqB
 H -3dB
C35+ (586.2MHz)359mDTG-810,000W
Channel icons
25 Yesterday, 29 4Music, 31 5Spike, 37 DMAX, 39 CBS Justice, 42 Home, 47 4seven, 71 CBS Drama, 73 Sewing Quarter, 79 Dave ja vu, 81 Talking Pictures TV, 235 AlJazeera English (SD), plus 16 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
DTG-8 64QAM 8K 3/4 27.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)

Are you trying to watch these 19 Freeview HD channels?

the effected channels
the effected channels

The Huntshaw Cross (Devon, England) mast is not one of the extended Freeview HD (COM7 and COM8) transmitters, it does not provide these high definition (HD) channels: 4seven HD, 5STAR +1, 5USA +1, Aljazeera English HD, BBC Four HD, BBC News HD, CBeebies HD, CBS Reality +1, Channel 4+1 HD, Forces TV, Freesports, NOW 80s, Now 90s, PBS America, Pick +1, Together TV +1, Quest Red +1, RT HD, Smithsonian Channel HD.

If you want to watch these HD channels, either use Freesat HD, or move your TV aerial must point to one of the 30 Full Freeview HD transmitters. For more information see the want to know which transmitters will carry extra Freeview HD? page.

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

regional news image
BBC Spotlight 0.8m homes 2.9%
from Plymouth PL3 5BD, 66km south (184°)
to BBC South West region - 107 masts.
regional news image
ITV West Country News (West) 0.8m homes 2.9%
from Plymouth PL7 5BQ, 66km south (176°)
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?

Nth MoltonTransposer18 km E Barnstaple30 homes

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

1968-80s1984-971997-981998-20092009-1322 May 132013-1719 Jun 2019
VHFC/D EC/D EC/D EC/D EC/D E TC/D E TW T
C11ITVwaves
C30BBCA
C31D3+4
C32SDN
C34ArqA
C35ArqB
C37BBCB
C48SDNSDNSDN
C50tv_off BBCABBCA
C51tv_off_local_local_local_local
C52tv_offArqAArqAArqA
C53tv_off-C
C54tv_off-1
C55tv_offBBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1waves-BBCB-BBCB-BBCB
C56tv_off+ArqB+ArqB+ArqB
C57tv_off-D
C58tv_off-2
C59tv_offITVwavesITVwavesITVwaves-D3+4-D3+4-D3+4
C61-A
C62BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBCA
C64-B
C65C4wavesC4wavesC4waves
C67C5wavesC5waves

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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 1 Jul 09 and 29 Jul 09.

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

Analogue 1-4 100kW
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-7dB) 20kW
SDN, ARQA, ARQB(-10dB) 10kW
Mux 1*, Mux 2*, Mux A*, Mux B*, Mux C*, Mux D*(-14dB) 4kW
Analogue 5(-17dB) 2kW

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Huntshaw Cross 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.

Is the transmitter output the same in all directions?

Radiation patterns withheld

Comments
Saturday, 8 January 2011
L
lee johnston
4:38 PM
Bideford

can you tell me when i can get any hd channels from huntshaw cross on freeview my postcode is ex394bw

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lee johnston's 3 posts GB
Briantist
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

4:40 PM

lee johnston: The service started on 24th September 2010. You will need a Freeview HD box (or set), of course.

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Briantist's 38,846 posts GB
Monday, 24 January 2011
J
JohnR
4:12 PM
Bideford

Is it me, my ears or my Panasonic DTV? The sound quality is poor and the level changes quite a lot. Mainly BBC.

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JohnR's 1 post GB
Tuesday, 25 January 2011
Briantist
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

8:49 AM

JohnR: It is probably the settings on your set. Try removing any "automatic" or other forms of sound enhancement.

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Briantist's 38,846 posts GB
Thursday, 12 May 2011
M
Martin
7:21 PM
Bideford

Post code EX394QR
Since last week I have been unable to get a stable picture on Channel 52 owing to low signal strength and quality.

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Martin's 1 post GB
Saturday, 17 September 2011
F
Fred
5:57 PM
Port Talbot

I live in Baglan (in line of sight of Kilvey Hill, Swansea) but only want English channels. What do I need to do.



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Fred's 2 posts GB
Sunday, 18 September 2011
M
michael
sentiment_satisfiedGold

9:51 AM

Fred, apart from regional news, very few programmes are different in South Wales, so unless you want SouthWest news, there would be little advantage in changing from the strong Kilvey Hill signal. If you have a clear view south, you might be able to receive Huntshaw Cross on channels 62,59,56,55(HD),52 and 48. You might note fluctuations due to the Bristol Channel rise and fall and due to 56,52,48 being weaker. You would need a CD-group high-gain aerial, horizontally polarised.

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Thursday, 13 October 2011
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

4:46 PM

HUNTSHAW CROSS transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air from 13:56 today [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering
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4:46 PM

HUNTSHAW CROSS transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air from 13:56 today [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering
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5:45 PM

HUNTSHAW CROSS transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air from 13:56 today to 13:57 today HD Digital TV Off Air from 13:56 today to 13:57 today [BBC]

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