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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
Friday, 15 March 2019
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

5:09 AM

HUNTSHAW CROSS transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 00:07 on 13 Mar to 04:31 on 13 Mar, HD Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 00:07 on 13 Mar to 04:31 on 13 Mar. [BBC]

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Mike Hammond
12:51 PM

What are you doing to improve the signal into Fremington at EX313BS as the signal here is very weak. Also e.g. is also causing problems of interference to tv signals.Filters are fitted butinterference still occurs. Any help or advice welcome

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F Edmonds
2:47 PM
Torrington

After the engineering issue on 13/3/19 all the channel guide information text is scrambled - both on the channel guide and on the "info" button.

When will this be fixed? It is affecting people from Torrington to Bideford - anyone who gets their signal from the mast.

EX38 7JF

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Monday, 18 March 2019
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Dave
3:09 PM

Squires Electrical in Torrington have also had several of our customers coming in and ringing in with the same issues. but no one seems to know the answer and Huntshaw mast engineers say they have no problems !!!!!

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Philip Oakley
6:07 PM

As a radio amateur who is licenced by Government & Ofcom I have started suffering inference on the 40 metre band with electrical noise & also on 2 metres FM. Under my licencing terms if I cause interference I have to fix it. I can see the Huntshaw transmitter from my home. When will you be fixing this problem which is not only causing problems to radio amateurs also weak TV customers around North Devon. I believe you go live on June 19th I hope the problems are sorted before then! Philip G0BVD Licence City & Guild Radio Amateur Operator

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michael
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11:02 PM

I assume recent weak signal issues are linked to preparations for June when HX multiplexes will move down to the 600MHz band, where they will doubtless compete with other "refugee" multiplexes. At these lower frequencies signals might (sic) get punchier, but more co-channel interference is likely. At present, on a wideband log periodic antenna, two Caradon multiplexes come through well on the north coast, others fall prey to co-channel mush. The 600MHz multiplexes should be happy with the log, but if I have woes, I might try a Band-A yagi or a grid or a diy parabolic... Fun times ahead ?

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Wednesday, 19 June 2019
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Johnston
3:38 PM

Last nite tv perfect retuned got 22channels with broken transmission.phoned tv people they said not their fault.tried freeview did what they said stillno good

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Johnston
3:41 PM

One tv ok tried second on same aerial not working saying no signal

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Jack Earnshaw
9:55 PM

No signal on Channel 34 from Huntshaw - hence no Pick, Dave, Sky News etc

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StevensOnln1
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

10:02 PM

Jack Earnshaw: Give the Freeview Advice Line a call (see link below). They can arrange for a replacement wideband aerial to be fitted, free of charge if you don't have satellite or cable.

Important changes to Freeview TV signals | Freeview

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