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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?

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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
C40 (626.0MHz)163mDTG-3400W
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
C42 (642.0MHz)163mDTG-3400W
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
C45 (666.0MHz)163mDTG-6400W
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,

COM4
SDN
 V max
C41 (634.0MHz)163mDTG-8400W
Channel icons
20 Drama, 21 5USA, 27 ITV2 +1, 30 5STAR, 34 ITV3 +1, 37 Quest, 44 Channel 5 +1, 54 Paramount Network, 55 5SELECT, 58 ITVBe +1, 59 ITV4 +1, 63 Blaze, 66 CBS Reality, 70 Horror Channel, 76 Quest +1, 77 TCC, 80 Blaze +1, 87 Keep It Country, 203 CITV, 211 Ketchup TV, plus 21 others

COM5
ArqA
 V max
C44 (658.0MHz)163mDTG-8400W
Channel icons
11 pick, 12 Dave, 17 Really, 28 E4 +1, 32 Sony Movie Channel, 38 Quest Red, 41 Food Network, 46 Challenge, 48 Movies4Men, 61 True Entertainment, 72 YourTV, 233 Sky News, plus 9 others

COM6
ArqB
 V max
C47 (682.0MHz)163mDTG-8400W
Channel icons
19 Yesterday, 25 Home, 29 4Music, 31 5Spike, 39 CBS Justice, 42 DMAX, 47 4seven, 62 True Movies, 71 CBS Drama, 73 Sewing Quarter, 79 Dave ja vu, 81 Talking Pictures TV, plus 16 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 20 Freeview HD channels?

the effected channels
the effected 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: 4seven HD, 5STAR +1, 5USA +1, Aljazeera English HD, BBC Four HD, BBC News HD, CBeebies HD, CBS Reality +1, Channel 4+1 HD, Forces TV, Freesports, NOW 80s, Now 90s, PBS America, Pick +1, Quest HD, Quest Red +1, RT HD, Smithsonian Channel HD, Together.

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 (279°)
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 (76°)
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?

1984-971997-981998-20092009-135 Jun 132013-1710 Apr 2019
C/D EWWWW TW TK T
C30C5wavesC5waves_local_local_local_local
C40BBCA
C41SDN
C42SDNSDNSDND3+4
C44ArqA
C45ArqAArqAArqABBCB
C47ArqB
C49tv_off D3+4D3+4
C52tv_off1
C54tv_offC4wavesC4wavesC4wavesBBCABBCABBCA
C56tv_offDArqBArqBArqB
C58tv_offBBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBCBBBCBBBCB
C60tv_off-B
C61ITVwavesITVwavesITVwavesD3+4
C63-C
C64BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2waves
C66-A
C67+2

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?

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
Sunday, 1 July 2018
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

6:03 AM

PLYMPTON transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 20:19 on 29 Jun to 20:38 on 29 Jun, BBC National DAB Radio Weak Signal from 21:40 on 29 Jun to 23:19 on 29 Jun. FM: Radio 1 FM Off Air from 20:19 on 29 Jun to 20:38 on 29 Jun, Radio 2 FM Off Air from 20:19 on 29 Ju [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering
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9:03 AM

PLYMPTON transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Weak Signal from 21:40 on 29 Jun to 23:19 on 29 Jun, BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 20:19 on 29 Jun to 20:38 on 29 Jun. FM: Radio 1 FM Off Air from 20:19 on 29 Jun to 20:38 on 29 Jun, Radio 2 FM Off Air from 20:19 on 29 Ju [BBC]

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Friday, 10 August 2018
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Allan Lloyd
2:45 PM

When will the Plympton transmitter carry PBS?

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Allan Lloyd
2:46 PM

When will PBS be on the Plympton transmitter

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Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

6:07 PM

PLYMPTON transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 01:21 today to 01:23 today, BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 01:42 today to 01:43 today, BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 01:08 today to 01:11 today. FM: Radio 1 FM Off Air from 14:12 yesterday to 15:20 yeste [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering
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9:07 PM

PLYMPTON transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 01:42 today to 01:43 today, BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 01:21 today to 01:23 today, BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 01:08 today to 01:11 today. FM: Radio 1 FM Off Air from 14:12 yesterday to 15:20 yeste [BBC]

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Saturday, 11 August 2018
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

6:07 AM

PLYMPTON transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 01:21 yesterday to 01:23 yesterday, BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 01:08 yesterday to 01:11 yesterday, BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 01:42 yesterday to 01:43 yesterday. FM: Radio 1 FM Off Air from 14:12 [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering
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9:07 AM

PLYMPTON transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 01:42 yesterday to 01:43 yesterday, BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 01:21 yesterday to 01:23 yesterday, BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 01:08 yesterday to 01:11 yesterday. FM: Radio 1 FM Off Air from 14:12 [BBC]

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MikeP
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10:25 AM

Allan Lloyd:

Only when the commercial broadcasters jointly decide to ince=rease the range offered on the transmitter. That is a purely commercial decision for them.



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Sunday, 12 August 2018
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

12:07 AM

PLYMPTON transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 01:42 yesterday to 01:43 yesterday, BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 01:08 yesterday to 01:11 yesterday, BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 01:21 yesterday to 01:23 yesterday. FM: Radio 1 FM Off Air from 14:12 [BBC]

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