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The symbol shows the location of the Okehampton (Devon, England) transmitter which serves 2,600 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 Okehampton (Devon, England) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Okehampton 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
C45 (666.0MHz)254mDTG-316W
Channel icons
1 BBC One (SD) South West, 2 BBC Two England, 9 BBC Four, 201 CBBC, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, 601 BBC Red Button, plus 16 others

PSB2
D3+4
 V max
C39 (618.0MHz)254mDTG-316W
Channel icons
3 ITV (SD) (West Country), 4 Channel 4 (SD) South ads, 5 Channel 5, 6 ITV 2, 10 ITV3, 13 E4, 14 Film4, 15 Channel 4 +1 South ads, 18 More4, 24 ITV4, 33 ITV +1 (West Country),

PSB3
BBCB
 V max
C42 (642.0MHz)254mDTG-616W
Channel icons
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

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 51 Freeview channels?

the effected channels
the effected channels
the effected channels
the effected channels

The Okehampton (Devon, England) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: 4Music, 4seven, 5SELECT, 5STAR, 5USA, Aljazeera English, BBC Four HD, BBC News HD, Blaze, Blaze +1, CBeebies HD, CBS Drama, CBS Justice, CBS Reality, Together TV +1, Challenge, Channel 5 +1, CITV, Dave, Dave ja vu, DMAX, Drama, E4 +1, Film4 +1, Food Network, Forces TV, FreeSports, HGTV, Horror Channel, ITV2 +1, ITV3 +1, ITV4 +1, ITVBe +1, More4 +1, NOW 80s, Paramount Network, PBS America +1, pick, Quest +1, Quest Red, Quest Red +1, Really, RT HD, Sky Arts, Sky News, Smithsonian Channel, Sony Movies Action, Talking Pictures TV, TCC, Together TV, Yesterday +1.

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 Okehampton transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Spotlight 0.8m homes 2.9%
from Plymouth PL3 5BD, 42km south-southwest (194°)
to BBC South West region - 107 masts.
regional news image
ITV West Country News (West) 0.8m homes 2.9%
from Plymouth PL7 5BQ, 41km south (184°)
to ITV West Country region - 107 masts.
All of lunch, weekend and 50% evening news is shared with West Country (East)

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

1950s-80s1984-971997-981998-20092009-1310 Apr 2019
VHFB E TB E TB E TB E TB E K T
C4BBCtvwaves
C39BBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1wavesD3+4
C42C4wavesC4wavesC4wavesBBCBBBCB
C45BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBCABBCA
C49tv_offITVwavesITVwavesITVwavesD3+4

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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 12 Aug 09 and 9 Sep 09.

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

Analogue 1-4 80W
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-7dB) 16W

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. Okehampton 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.

Comments
Tuesday, 4 October 2011
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

4:47 AM

OKEHAMPTON transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air from 21:51 on 01 Oct to 21:54 on 01 Oct BBC Digital TV Off Air from 06:43 on 01 Oct to 07:16 on 01 Oct HD Digital TV Off Air from 21:51 on 01 Oct to 21:54 on 01 Oct HD Digital TV Off Air from 13:45 on 29 Sep to 13:55 on 30 Sep HD Di [BBC]

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Wednesday, 5 October 2011
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

4:41 AM

OKEHAMPTON transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air from 06:43 on 01 Oct to 07:16 on 01 Oct BBC Digital TV Off Air from 21:51 on 01 Oct to 21:54 on 01 Oct HD Digital TV Off Air from 06:43 on 01 Oct to 07:16 on 01 Oct HD Digital TV Off Air from 21:51 on 01 Oct to 21:54 on 01 Oct [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering
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4:40 PM

OKEHAMPTON transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air from 21:51 on 01 Oct to 21:54 on 01 Oct BBC Digital TV Off Air from 06:43 on 01 Oct to 07:16 on 01 Oct HD Digital TV Off Air from 21:51 on 01 Oct to 21:54 on 01 Oct HD Digital TV Off Air from 06:43 on 01 Oct to 07:16 on 01 Oct [BBC]

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Christopher Hall
10:29 PM

When will all freeview channels become available from the Okehampton transmitter? All the freeview info states more than 40 TV channels available plus 20 radio channels. We recieve only 20 TV Channels and 10 radio channels.

We pay the full licence fee, but are only receiving half the service.

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Thursday, 6 October 2011
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KMJ,Derby
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12:36 AM

Christopher Hall: There are no plans to add the COM muxes to the Oakhampton transmitter, as the Mux owners do not consider it to be a worthwhile investment considering the small increase in extra viewers that would be achieved. You might be able to receive signals direct from Huntshaw Cross or Caradon Hill, using a suitable aerial, or alternatively, satellite reception offers a number of the missing channels such as ITV3/4, Film 4 and Sky News. With regard to the Licence Fee, you do receive all the BBC channels, which is all the licence fee pays for on Freeview.

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Thursday, 13 October 2011
Monday, 31 October 2011
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

4:43 PM

OKEHAMPTON transmitter - Freeview HD Digital TV Off Air from 15:11 today to 15:17 today [BBC]

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Tuesday, 1 November 2011
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

5:10 AM

OKEHAMPTON transmitter - Freeview HD Digital TV Off Air from 15:11 yesterday to 15:17 yesterday [BBC]

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Wednesday, 2 November 2011
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

4:55 AM

OKEHAMPTON transmitter - Freeview HD Digital TV Off Air from 15:11 on 31 Oct to 15:17 on 31 Oct [BBC]

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Thursday, 2 February 2012
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Luke
5:52 PM

I'm thinking of getting a freeview HD box to replace my freeview SD one, can anyone in Okehampton tell me if they get a good freeview HD signal? I'm down in the valley near the hospital.

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