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The symbol shows the location of the Penaligon Down (Cornwall, England) transmitter which serves 3,900 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 Penaligon Down (Cornwall, England) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Penaligon Down 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)161mDTG-320W
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)161mDTG-320W
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)161mDTG-620W
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 Penaligon Down (Cornwall, 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 Penaligon Down transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Spotlight 0.8m homes 2.9%
from Plymouth PL3 5BD, 48km east-southeast (104°)
to BBC South West region - 107 masts.
regional news image
ITV West Country News (West) 0.8m homes 2.9%
from Plymouth PL7 5BQ, 55km east-southeast (102°)
to ITV West Country region - 107 masts.
All of lunch, weekend and 50% evening news is shared with West Country (East)

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

1984-971997-981998-20092009-1310 Apr 2019
B E TB E TB E TB E TB E K T
C39BBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1wavesD3+4
C42C4wavesC4wavesC4wavesBBCBBBCB
C45BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBCABBCA
C49tv_offITVwavesITVwavesITVwavesD3+4

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 12 Aug 09 and 9 Sep 09.

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

Analogue 1-4 100W
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-7dB) 20W

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. Penaligon Down 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
Sunday, 12 August 2018
Transmitter engineering
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6:07 AM

PENALIGON DOWN transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 01:08 on 10 Aug to 01:10 on 10 Aug, BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 01:21 on 10 Aug to 01:22 on 10 Aug, BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 01:41 on 10 Aug to 01:43 on 10 Aug. FM: Radio 1 FM Off Air from 14:12 [BBC]

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3:07 PM

PENALIGON DOWN transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 01:21 on 10 Aug to 01:22 on 10 Aug, BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 01:08 on 10 Aug to 01:10 on 10 Aug, BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 01:41 on 10 Aug to 01:43 on 10 Aug. FM: Radio 1 FM Off Air from 14:12 [BBC]

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6:07 PM

PENALIGON DOWN transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 01:08 on 10 Aug to 01:10 on 10 Aug, BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 01:41 on 10 Aug to 01:43 on 10 Aug, BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 01:21 on 10 Aug to 01:22 on 10 Aug. FM: Radio 1 FM Off Air from 14:12 [BBC]

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Tuesday, 14 August 2018
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

6:07 AM

PENALIGON DOWN transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 01:08 on 10 Aug to 01:10 on 10 Aug, BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 01:41 on 10 Aug to 01:43 on 10 Aug, BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 01:21 on 10 Aug to 01:22 on 10 Aug. [BBC]

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Wednesday, 15 August 2018
Transmitter engineering
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12:07 AM

PENALIGON DOWN transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 01:08 on 10 Aug to 01:10 on 10 Aug, BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 01:21 on 10 Aug to 01:22 on 10 Aug, BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 01:41 on 10 Aug to 01:43 on 10 Aug. [BBC]

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Tuesday, 9 April 2019
Transmitter engineering
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8:09 PM

PENALIGON DOWN transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 17:30 today to 17:38 today. [BBC]

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Wednesday, 10 April 2019
Transmitter engineering
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5:09 AM

PENALIGON DOWN transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 17:30 yesterday to 17:38 yesterday. [BBC]

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11:09 AM

PENALIGON DOWN transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 09:02 today, HD Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 09:02 today. DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 17:30 yesterday to 17:38 yesterday. [BBC]

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2:09 PM

PENALIGON DOWN transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 09:02 today to 11:55 today, HD Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 09:02 today to 11:55 today. DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 17:30 yesterday to 17:38 yesterday. [BBC]

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Thursday, 11 April 2019
Transmitter engineering
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5:09 AM

PENALIGON DOWN transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 09:02 yesterday to 11:55 yesterday, HD Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 09:02 yesterday to 11:55 yesterday. DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 17:30 on 09 Apr to 17:38 on 09 Apr. [BBC]

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