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Freeview Light on the Ilfracombe (Devon, England) transmitter

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The symbol shows the location of the Ilfracombe (Devon, England) transmitter which serves 3,600 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 Ilfracombe (Devon, England) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Ilfracombe 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.

 V max
C54 (738.0MHz)251mDTG-3112W
Channel icons
1 BBC One South West, 2 BBC Two England, 9 BBC Four, 120 CBBC, 121 CBeebies, 130 BBC News, 131 BBC Parliament, 601 BBC RB 1, plus 17 others

 V max
C49 (698.0MHz)251mDTG-3112W
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, 28 E4, 33 ITV +1 (West Country),

 V max
C58- (769.8MHz)251mDTG-6112W
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, 123 CBBC HD,

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 0 Freeview channels?

The Ilfracombe (Devon, England) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: .

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 Ilfracombe transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Spotlight 0.8m homes 2.9%
from Plymouth PL3 5BD, 90km 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, 90km 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?

LeeTransposer4 km W Ilfracombe65 homes

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

years1984-971997-981998-20092009-1322/5/13-2013-1730th Jun 2019-
aerial groupC/D EC/D EC/D EC/D EC/D EC/D EA B C/D E K VHF
700C49 D3+4D3+4

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 280W
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-4dB) 112W

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. Ilfracombe 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

Monday, 4 July 2016
Thursday, 26 January 2017
8:21 PM

when are we getting full freeview, as the n devon area already does

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9:47 PM

IVOR HOPKINS: Its a light transmitter and commercial channels dont want to use it. Best suggestion, get Freesat

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MikeB's 2,079 posts Platinum Platinum GB
Monday, 13 February 2017
Transmitter engineering
1:33 PM

ILFRACOMBE transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 12:55 today. [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering's 119,569 posts Owner Owner xx
Transmitter engineering
4:32 PM

ILFRACOMBE transmitter - Freeview: HD Digital TV Off Air from 12:55 today to 12:59 today. [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering's 119,569 posts Owner Owner xx
Tuesday, 14 February 2017
Transmitter engineering
4:32 AM

ILFRACOMBE transmitter - Freeview: HD Digital TV Off Air from 12:55 yesterday to 12:59 yesterday. [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering's 119,569 posts Owner Owner xx
Wednesday, 15 February 2017
Transmitter engineering
4:31 AM

ILFRACOMBE transmitter - Freeview: HD Digital TV Off Air from 12:55 on 13 Feb to 12:59 on 13 Feb. [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering's 119,569 posts Owner Owner xx
Sunday, 5 March 2017
2:15 PM

Hi how long before you upgrade this repeter to all freeview channels as at the moment i have to swich too the wails
tranmiter for full chanels but this means i have no chanele 4 but s4c instade and no south west or spotlite tv a little inconvince. As i pay my tv licence i should have the channels i pay for, So when is the upgrade to hape.

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MR G. STREET's 1 post GB
2:58 PM

MR G. STREET : The Ilfracombe transmitter won't be upgraded to provide any additional channels. Also, this website has noting to do with operating the transmitters. Your TV licence funds the BBC and S4C and entitles you to watch broadcast television and BBC iPlayer. You are not paying for any other channels via your TV licence. If you want additional channels without a subscription you should look at getting Freesat.

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