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The symbol shows the location of the Looe (Cornwall, England) transmitter which serves 2,100 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 Looe (Cornwall, England) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Looe 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
 V max
C46 (674.0MHz)89mDTG-320W
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
 V max
C43 (650.0MHz)89mDTG-320W
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
 V max
C40 (626.0MHz)89mDTG-620W
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,

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 60 Freeview channels?

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the effected channels
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the effected channels
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The Looe (Cornwall, England) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: 4Music, 4seven, 4seven HD, 5SELECT, 5Spike, 5STAR, 5STAR +1, 5USA, 5USA +1, AlJazeera English (SD), Aljazeera English HD, BBC Four HD, BBC News HD, Blaze, Blaze +1, CBeebies HD, CBS Drama, CBS Justice, CBS Reality, CBS Reality +1, Challenge, Channel 4+1 HD, Channel 5 +1, CITV, Dave, Dave ja vu, DMAX, Drama, E4 +1, Food Network, Forces TV, Freesports, Home, Horror Channel, ITV2 +1, ITV3 +1, ITV4 +1, ITVBe +1, Together TV +1, Movies4Men, NOW 80s, Now 90s, Paramount Network, PBS America, pick, Pick +1, Quest +1, Quest Red, Quest Red +1, Really, RT HD, Sewing Quarter, Sky News, Smithsonian Channel HD, Sony Movie Channel, Talking Pictures TV, TCC, Together TV, Yesterday, YourTV.

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 Looe transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Spotlight 0.8m homes 2.9%
from Plymouth PL3 5BD, 24km east (83°)
to BBC South West region - 107 masts.
regional news image
ITV West Country News (West) 0.8m homes 2.9%
from Plymouth PL7 5BQ, 31km east (84°)
to ITV West Country region - 107 masts.
All of lunch, weekend and 50% evening news is shared with West Country (East)

How will the Looe (Cornwall, England) transmission frequencies change over time?

1984-971997-981998-20092009-135 Jun 132013-1730 Jun 2019-
B E TB E TB E TB E TB E K TB E K TB E K T
C40BBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1waves BBCBBBCBBBCB
C43ITVwavesITVwavesITVwavesD3+4D3+4D3+4D3+4
C46BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBCABBCABBCABBCA
C50tv_offC4wavesC4wavesC4wavesBBCB

tv_off Being removed from Freeview (for 5G use) by 30 June 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 12 Aug 09 and 9 Sep 09.

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

BBCA, D3+4, BBCB 20W
Analogue 1-4(-6dB) 5W

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Caradon Hill 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. Looe 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

Comments
Monday, 1 July 2013
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Richard Rix
3:40 PM

What time is the transmitter coming back on air?

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Thursday, 24 April 2014
Transmitter engineering
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2:30 PM

LOOE transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 12:25 today to 12:26 today. [BBC]

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4:31 PM

LOOE transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 12:25 today to 12:26 today, HD Digital TV Off Air from 14:26 today to 14:27 today. [BBC]

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Friday, 25 April 2014
Transmitter engineering
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1:37 AM

LOOE transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 12:25 yesterday to 12:26 yesterday, HD Digital TV Off Air from 14:26 yesterday to 14:27 yesterday. [BBC]

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Saturday, 26 April 2014
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1:37 AM

LOOE transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 12:25 on 24 Apr to 12:26 on 24 Apr, HD Digital TV Off Air from 14:26 on 24 Apr to 14:27 on 24 Apr. [BBC]

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Monday, 30 June 2014
Transmitter engineering
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10:32 AM

LOOE transmitter - RelayPossible service interruptions [DUK]

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Wednesday, 8 October 2014
Transmitter engineering
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10:31 PM

LOOE transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 18:29 today to 18:30 today. [BBC]

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Thursday, 9 October 2014
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4:32 AM

LOOE transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 18:29 yesterday to 18:30 yesterday. [BBC]

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Friday, 10 October 2014
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4:31 AM

LOOE transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 18:29 on 08 Oct to 18:30 on 08 Oct. [BBC]

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Monday, 8 August 2016
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9:09 AM

LOOE transmitter - Possible service interruptions [DUK]

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