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The symbol shows the location of the Port Isaac (Cornwall, England) transmitter which serves less than 500 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.

Are there any planned engineering works or unexpected transmitter faults on the Port Isaac (Cornwall, England) mast?

PORT ISAAC transmitter - Freeview: Reduced quality due to a fault from 19 May 22:35 until 19 May 22:39. . BBC


Choose from three options: ■ List by multiplex ■ List by channel number ■ List by channel name
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Which Freeview channels does the Port Isaac 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
C29 (538.0MHz)86mDTG-350W
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, 250 BBC Red Button, plus 16 others

PSB2
D3+4
 V max
C31 (554.0MHz)86mDTG-350W
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),

PSB3
BBCB
 V max
C37 (602.0MHz)86mDTG-650W
Channel icons
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 58 Freeview channels?

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

The Port Isaac (Cornwall, England) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: 4Music, 4seven, 4seven HD, 5SELECT, 5STAR, 5STAR +1, 5USA, 5USA +1, Aljazeera English, BBC Four HD, BBC News HD, Blaze, Blaze +1, CBeebies HD, CBS Drama, CBS Justice +1, CBS Reality, CBS Reality +1, Challenge, Channel 4+1 HD, Channel 5 +1, CITV, Dave, Dave ja vu, DMAX, Drama, E4 +1, Film4 +1, Food Network, Forces TV, FreeSports HD, HGTV, Horror Channel, ITV2 +1, ITV3 +1, ITV4 +1, ITVBe +1, Together TV +1, More4 +1, NOW 80s, Now 90s, Paramount Network +1, PBS America +1, pick, Pick +1, Quest +1, Quest Red, Quest Red +1, Really, RT HD, Shopping Quarter , Sky News, Smithsonian Channel, Sony Movies Action, Talking Pictures TV, TCC, Together, Yesterday.

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 Port Isaac transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Spotlight 0.8m homes 2.9%
from Plymouth PL3 5BD, 55km east-southeast (116°)
to BBC South West region - 107 masts.
regional news image
ITV West Country News (West) 0.8m homes 2.9%
from Plymouth PL7 5BQ, 62km east-southeast (113°)
to ITV West Country region - 107 masts.
All of lunch, weekend and 50% evening news is shared with West Country (East)

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

1984-971997-981998-20092009-132013-182013-1719 Jun 2019
C/D EC/D EC/D EC/D EC/D E TC/D E TA K T
C29BBCA
C31D3+4
C37BBCB
C50tv_off BBCABBCA
C55tv_offBBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBCBBBCBBBCB
C59tv_offC4wavesC4wavesC4wavesD3+4D3+4D3+4
C62BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBCA
C65ITVwavesITVwavesITVwaves

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 50W
Analogue 1-4(-17dB) 1W

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. Port Isaac 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
Saturday, 8 August 2015
Transmitter engineering
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10:32 AM

PORT ISAAC transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Reduced Quality from 10:23 on 04 Aug to 10:27 on 04 Aug, BBC Digital TV Off Air from 11:22 yesterday to 11:23 yesterday, HD Digital TV Reduced Quality from 10:19 on 04 Aug to 10:25 on 04 Aug, HD Digital TV Off Air from 11:23 yeste [BBC] RelayPossible service interruptions [DUK]

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Sunday, 9 August 2015
Transmitter engineering
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5:32 AM

PORT ISAAC transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 11:22 on 07 Aug to 11:23 on 07 Aug, HD Digital TV Off Air from 11:23 on 07 Aug to 11:24 on 07 Aug. [BBC] RelayPossible service interruptions [DUK]

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Friday, 14 August 2015
Transmitter engineering
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4:32 AM

PORT ISAAC transmitter - RelayPossible service interruptions [DUK]

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Thursday, 10 March 2016
Transmitter engineering
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10:32 AM

PORT ISAAC transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 08:26 today to 08:27 today, HD Digital TV Off Air from 08:26 today to 08:27 today. [BBC]

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Friday, 11 March 2016
Transmitter engineering
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1:32 PM

PORT ISAAC transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 08:26 yesterday to 08:27 yesterday, HD Digital TV Off Air from 08:26 yesterday to 08:27 yesterday. [BBC]

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Saturday, 12 March 2016
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4:31 AM

PORT ISAAC transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 08:26 on 10 Mar to 08:27 on 10 Mar, HD Digital TV Off Air from 08:26 on 10 Mar to 08:27 on 10 Mar. [BBC]

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Monday, 14 March 2016
Transmitter engineering
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10:31 AM

PORT ISAAC transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 08:26 on 10 Mar to 08:27 on 10 Mar, HD Digital TV Off Air from 08:26 on 10 Mar to 08:27 on 10 Mar. [BBC] Possible service interruptions [DUK]

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Tuesday, 15 March 2016
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4:31 AM

PORT ISAAC transmitter - Possible service interruptions [DUK]

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Wednesday, 23 March 2016
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4:32 AM

PORT ISAAC transmitter - Possible service interruptions [DUK]

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Thursday, 31 March 2016
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PORT ISAAC transmitter - Possible service interruptions [DUK]

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