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 problemsThe BBC and Digital UK report there are no faults or engineering work on the Huntshaw Cross (Devon, England) transmitter.
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.
1 BBC One (SD) South West, 2 BBC Two England, 9 BBC Four, 201 CBBC, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, 250 BBC Red Button, plus 16 others 700 BBC Radio 1, 701 BBC Radio 1Xtra, 702 BBC Radio 2, 703 BBC Radio 3, 704 BBC Radio 4 (FM), 705 BBC Radio 5 Live, 706 BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra, 707 BBC Radio 6 Music, 708 BBC Radio 4 Extra, 709 BBC Asian Network, 710 BBC World Service, 719 BBC Bristol (BBC local radio), 720 BBC Devon (BBC local radio), 721 BBC Cornwall (BBC local radio), 722 BBC Somerset (BBC local radio), 734 BBC Solent for Dorset (BBC local radio),
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),
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 65 TBN UK,
12 Quest, 20 Drama, 21 5USA, 27 ITV2 +1, 30 5STAR, 31 Paramount Network, 34 ITV3 +1, 40 Sony Movies Action, 44 Channel 5 +1, 54 5SELECT, 58 ITVBe +1, 59 ITV4 +1, 63 Blaze, 66 CBS Reality, 70 Horror Channel, 77 TCC, 80 Blaze +1, 203 CITV, 211 Ketchup TV, plus 17 others 16 QVC, 49 TJC, 85 Hochanda, 95 Create & Craft, 252 Kiss Chat & Date, 253 Proud Dating, 261 Racing TV, 263 SonLife, 264 VisionTV, 265 On Demand 365, 269 Arise News, 670 ADULT Section (start), 675 ADULT PARTY, 680 ADULT Xpanded2, 724 Capital, 727 Absolute Radio, 728 Heart,
11 pick, 17 Really, 19 Dave, 23 CCXTV, 28 E4 +1, 29 4Music, 38 Quest Red, 41 Food Network, 45 Film4 +1, 46 Challenge, 47 4seven, 57 Smithsonian Channel, 75 Yesterday +1, 76 Quest +1, 78 Now 70s, 88 Together TV, 233 Sky News, plus 8 others 43 Gems TV, 673 ADULT smileTV3, 678 Xpanded TV, 723 talkSPORT, 730 RNIB Connect, 731 Classic FM, 732 LBC, 733 Trans World Radio,
25 Yesterday, 32 Sony Movies, 37 DMAX, 39 CBS Justice, 42 HGTV, 67 CBS Drama, 79 Dave ja vu, 81 Talking Pictures TV, 91 PBS America, 234 RT, 235 Aljazeera English, plus 18 others ADULT smileTV2, 22 Ideal World, 35 QVC Beauty, 36 QVC Style, 73 Jewellery Maker, 206 Pop, 674 ADULT Babestn, 679 ADULT Studio 66, 699 ADULT Section, 711 Hits Radio, 712 KISS FRESH, 713 KISS, 714 KISSTORY, 715 Magic, 716 Greatest Hits Radio, 717 Kerrang!, 718 Smooth Radio, 725 Premier Radio,
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 12 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: BBC Four HD, BBC News HD, CBeebies HD, Forces TV, FreeSports, More4 +1, NOW 80s, PBS America +1, Pick +1, Together TV +1, Quest Red +1, RT 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?
BBC Spotlight 0.8m homes 2.9%
from Plymouth PL3 5BD, 66km south (184°)
to BBC South West region - 107 masts.
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?
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How will the Huntshaw Cross (Devon, England) transmission frequencies change over time?
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tv_off Being removed from Freeview (for 5G use) after November 2020 - more
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?
|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
Is the transmitter output the same in all directions?Radiation patterns withheld
jb38 and Sue, the "predictors" are not infallible, just indicative. They tell me that I can't get Huntshaw, but that is where I get all six multiplexes from. As previously posted, on July 17th Carmel, inland from Swansea, will retune three of the six multiplexes onto the same frequencies as Ilfracombe. As there were co-channel interference issues last time that occurred, it will be, er, interesting to see what happens this time :-) If you are able to *manually* tune your receiver, you should be able to ascertain for sure which transmitter is serving you.
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When formerly stable reception falters, it could be due to retuning of the Huntshaw transmitter multiplexes, or others, as Ofcom moves all the higher multiplexes lower so as to facilitate the future of 5G mobile phone coverage. (NOt that we are likely to get 5G...)
Most TV-set inbuilt tuners now prioritise "automatic" tuning of receivable channels. This can lead to the tuner saving whatever it finds from any transmitter. Once it has stored a given multiplex, it will ignore a better signal from another at a higher frequency. It is therefore highly recommended to check this, or the digitaluk, website and to write down the multiplex channel numbers of the most likely transmitter(s). Then check the TV-set menu/handbook for the *manual* tuning option (NOT the automatic one). In many sets this option can be not easy to find. Then manually store each of the six multiplexes (only three if on a relay) in turn. This can be tedious, but worth the effort! If on the Bristol Channel coast, eg Ilfracombe, it will be advisable to check again on 17th July, when the Carmel retune might conflict with the three Ilfracombe multiplexes... If interference ensues, the best option might be Kilvey Hill (Swansea) for all the main channels, with the Ilfracombe relay manually added for BBC and ITV Southwest news. We will know more post 17th July :-)
the best compromise might be Carmel in South Wales, which, as posted, is changing its channels on 17th July.
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peter kirk: Retuning is the worst thing to do when you have a problem with a weak signal as you are just deleting the correctly tuned channels and searching for them again. Have you checked for any loose or damaged cables or connections behind your TV and anywhere else that you can safely access between your TV and aerial? Please provide a full postcode so that we can see the predicted signal strength at your location.
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If you can receive BBC1 and 2 in HD, but not in SD, it may be that "automatic" tuning has selected
two different transmitters, eg Huntshaw for SD on multiplex A and Caradon for HD on multiplex B.
I would suggest manually reuning all six multiplexes - as previously listed in this thread. Some TV receivers are friendlier than others when manually retuning, so note down how you get to the menu. You may have to go back to the menu for each multiplex-retune. Before you do this, follow Steven's advice and check cables, connections and the direction the aerial is pointing. If you can receive Sky News ok (different multiplex, but a weaker signal), the aerial is probably ok. - Hope this helps!
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