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Full Freeview on the Huntshaw Cross (Devon, England) transmitter

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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
C50 (706.0MHz)359mDTG-320,000W
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
 H max
C59- (777.8MHz)359mDTG-320,000W
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
 H max
C55- (745.8MHz)359mDTG-620,000W
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,

COM4
SDN
 H -3dB
C48 (690.0MHz)359mDTG-810,000W
Channel icons
10 ITV3, 20 Drama, 21 5 USA, 26 ITV Be, 27 ITV 2 +1, 30 5STAR, 34 ITV3 +1, 37 Quest, 44 Channel 5 +1, 54 My5, 58 ITV Be +1, 59 ITV4 +1, 61 True Entertainment, 66 CBS Reality, 70 Horror Channel, 80 Blaze, 83 Blaze +1, 92 Quest +1, 203 CITV, plus 19 others

COM5
ArqA
 H -3dB
C52 (722.0MHz)359mDTG-810,000W
Channel icons
11 pick, 12 Dave, 17 Really, 29 E4 +1, 32 Sony Movie Ch, 38 Quest Red, 41 Food Network, 46 Challenge, 48 Movies4Men, 68 truTV, 69 Tru TV +1, 72 YourTV, 233 Sky News, plus 12 others

COM6
ArqB
 H -3dB
C56+ (754.2MHz)359mDTG-810,000W
Channel icons
18 4Music, 19 Yesterday, 25 Home, 31 Spike, 39 CBS Action, 42 Travel Channel, 47 4seven, 71 CBS Drama, 73 YourTV +1, 79 Dave ja vu, 88 Quest Red +1, plus 22 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 0 Freeview HD 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: .

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
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
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?

years1968~851984-971997-981998-20092009-1322/5/13-2013-1730th Jun 2019-
aerial groupVHFC/D EC/D EC/D EC/D EC/D EC/D EA K
C11ITV
C30BBCA
600C31D3+4
C32BBCB
C34SDN
C35ArqA
C37ArqB
C48SDNSDNSDN
700C50 BBCABBCA
C51_local_local_local
C52ArqAArqAArqA
C53-C
C54-1
C55BBC1BBC1BBC1-BBCB-BBCB-BBCB
C56+ArqB+ArqB+ArqB
C57-D
C58-2
C59ITVITVITV-D3+4-D3+4-D3+4
800C61-A
C62BBC2BBC2BBC2BBCA
C64-B
C65C4C4C4
C67C5C5

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 1st July and 29th July 2009.

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
Monday, 19 June 2017
S
StevensOnln1
10:53 PM

Mr Guy M J Thair: Have you checked all the cables and connections behind your TV to make sure there is nothing loose or damaged? Have you checked with any neighbours as to whether anyone else is suffering the same problem. Please provide a full postcode so we can see where you are in relation to the transmitter and predicted signal strength etc.

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Friday, 30 June 2017
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NIGEL
3:21 PM

Com 5 and Com 6 channels are at 955 rather than 98% even after our booster and still break up.

Please can they be 20kw rather than 10kw so we actually enjoy them without break up ....?

Thanks.

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NIGEL
3:23 PM

Com 5 and Com 6 channels are at 95% rather than 98% even after our booster and super reception aerial still break up.

Please can they be 20kw like others rather than 10kw so we actually enjoy them without break up ....?

Thanks.

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NIGEL's 2 posts GB
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mg
3:27 PM

NIGEL: Yes of course, im sure they will happily spend another few million quid to double the power, upgrade the antenna and feeder cable. just because you dont know how to set your telly up!

95-98% signal strength is too much anyway, and probably made worse by your 'booster' which is probably overloading your set

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mg's 1 post GB
Saturday, 1 July 2017
MikeP
10:57 AM

Nigel:

The reason for the break up is that your signals are too strong! You should aim to have between 50% and 85% for SD services and between 60% and 85% for HD services. So at 95% you have too much of a good thing! Try adding an attenuator into the signal feed cables, being careful not top allow the weight of it to 'hang' on the socket at the back of the TV. Attenuators are available cheaply and range from 3dB upwards. Try a 3dB and have a 6dB available in case 3dB is not sufficient. When you fit it check what the signal strength is before and after fitting. Your aim is to bring it down to just under 85% on ALL channels.



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MikeP's 1,530 posts Gold Gold GB
Monday, 24 July 2017
Transmitter engineering
8:32 PM

HUNTSHAW CROSS transmitter - Freeview: HD Digital TV Weak Signal from 17:56 today. [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering's 124,728 posts Owner Owner xx
Tuesday, 25 July 2017
Transmitter engineering
5:32 PM

HUNTSHAW CROSS transmitter - Freeview: HD Digital TV Weak Signal from 17:56 yesterday to 15:35 today. [BBC]

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Wednesday, 26 July 2017
Transmitter engineering
5:32 AM

HUNTSHAW CROSS transmitter - Freeview: HD Digital TV Weak Signal from 17:56 on 24 Jul to 15:35 yesterday. DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 03:49 today to 04:05 today. [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering's 124,728 posts Owner Owner xx
Thursday, 27 July 2017
Transmitter engineering
5:32 AM

HUNTSHAW CROSS transmitter - Freeview: HD Digital TV Weak Signal from 17:56 on 24 Jul to 15:35 on 25 Jul. DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 03:49 yesterday to 04:05 yesterday. [BBC]

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