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Full Freeview on the Plympton (Plymouth, England) transmitter

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The symbol shows the location of the Plympton (Plymouth, England) transmitter which serves 35,000 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 problems

The BBC and Digital UK report there are no faults or engineering work on the Plympton (Plymouth, England) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Plympton 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
C54 (738.0MHz)163mDTG-3400W
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 Red Button 1, plus 17 others

PSB2
D3+4
 V max
C49 (698.0MHz)163mDTG-3400W
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),

PSB3
BBCB
 V max
C58 (770.0MHz)163mDTG-6400W
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,

COM4
SDN
 V max
C42 (642.0MHz)163mDTG-8400W
Channel icons
10 ITV3, 20 Drama, 21 5 USA, 26 ITV Be, 27 ITV 2 +1, 30 5STAR, 34 ITV3 +1, 37 Quest, 44 Channel 5 +1, 54 My5, 58 ITV Be +1, 61 True Entertainment, 62 ITV4 +1, 66 CBS Reality, 70 Horror Channel, 83 Blaze, 84 Blaze +1, 122 CITV, plus 25 others

COM5
ArqA
 V max
C45 (666.0MHz)163mDTG-8400W
Channel icons
11 pick, 12 Dave, 17 Really, 29 E4 +1, 32 Movie Mix, 41 Food Network, 46 Challenge, 48 Movies4Men, 68 truTV, 69 Tru TV +1, 72 YourTV, 126 Tiny Pop, 132 Sky News, plus 12 others

COM6
ArqB
 V max
C56 (754.0MHz)163mDTG-8400W
Channel icons
 Al Jazeera English,  BT Sport 1 (not free), 18 4Music, 19 Yesterday, 25 Home, 31 Spike, 38 Quest +1, 42 Travel Channel, 47 4seven, 59 BT Showcase (not free), 64 CBS Action, 73 YourTV +1, 79 Dave ja vu, plus 23 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
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 0 Freeview HD channels?


The Plympton (Plymouth, England) mast is not one of the extended Freeview HD (COM7 and COM8) transmitters, it does not provide these high definition (HD) channels: .

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 Plympton transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Spotlight 0.8m homes 2.9%
from Plymouth PL3 5BD, 4km west
to BBC South West region - 107 masts.
regional news image
ITV West Country News (West) 0.8m homes 2.9%
from Plymouth PL7 5BQ, 3km east-northeast
to ITV West Country region - 107 masts.
All of lunch, weekend and 50% evening news is shared with West Country (East)

How will the Plympton (Plymouth, England) transmission frequencies change over time?

years1984-971997-981998-20092009-135/6/13-2013-18
aerial groupC/D EWWWWW
C30C5C5_local_local_local
C42SDNSDNSDN
C45ArqAArqAArqA
700C49 D3+4D3+4
C521
C54C4C4C4BBCABBCABBCA
C56DArqBArqBArqB
C58BBC1BBC1BBC1BBCBBBCBBBCB
C60-B
800C61ITVITVITVD3+4
C63-C
C64BBC2BBC2BBC2
C66-A
C67+2

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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 12th August and 9th September 2009.

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

Analogue 1-5 2kW
SDN, ARQA, ARQB, BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-7dB) 400W
Mux 1*, Mux 2*, Mux A*, Mux B*, Mux C*, Mux D*(-10dB) 200W

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. Plympton 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
Monday, 28 November 2016
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NINA MERSON
4:18 PM

Hi I have no signal, Torpoint area.
Do you know when it will be back on.

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NINA MERSON's 1 post US
Transmitter engineering
5:32 PM

PLYMPTON transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 15:37 today to 16:32 today, HD Digital TV Off Air from 15:37 today to 16:32 today. [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering's 114,677 posts Owner Owner xx
Tuesday, 29 November 2016
Transmitter engineering
4:32 AM

PLYMPTON transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 15:37 yesterday to 16:32 yesterday, HD Digital TV Off Air from 15:37 yesterday to 16:32 yesterday. [BBC]

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David Atkins
9:32 AM

Could you please tell me why l have had no signal since yesterday morning, post code PL97DY

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David Atkins's 1 post GB
Transmitter engineering
1:33 PM

PLYMPTON transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Weak Signal from 11:12 yesterday to 15:37 yesterday, HD Digital TV Weak Signal from 11:12 yesterday to 15:37 yesterday. [BBC]

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StevensOnln1
7:02 PM

David Atkins & Nina Merson: There is currently engineering work taking place at the Plympton transmitter. This will involve periods of the transmitter broadcasting at reduced power or even being shut down completely to allow the engineers to safely carry out essential work.

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StevensOnln1's 247 posts Silver Silver GB
Wednesday, 30 November 2016
Transmitter engineering
4:32 AM

PLYMPTON transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Weak Signal from 11:12 on 28 Nov to 15:37 on 28 Nov, HD Digital TV Weak Signal from 11:12 on 28 Nov to 15:37 on 28 Nov. [BBC]

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