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The symbol shows the location of the Redruth (Cornwall, England) transmitter which serves 97,000 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 Redruth (Cornwall, England) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Redruth 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
 H max
C44+ (658.2MHz)400mDTG-320,000W
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
 H max
C41+ (634.2MHz)400mDTG-320,000W
Channel icons
3 ITV (SD) (West Country), 4 Channel 4 (SD) South ads, 5 Channel 5 (SD), 6 ITV 2, 10 ITV3, 13 Channel 4 +1 South ads, 14 More4, 15 Film4, 24 ITV4, 28 E4, 33 ITV +1 (West Country), 45 Film4 +1,

PSB3
BBCB
 H max
C47 (682.0MHz)400mDTG-620,000W
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
 H -3dB
C48 (690.0MHz)400mDTG-810,000W
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
 H -3dB
C52 (722.0MHz)400mDTG-810,000W
Channel icons
11 pick, 12 Dave, 17 Really, 29 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
 H -3dB
C51 (714.0MHz)400mDTG-810,000W
Channel icons
18 4Music, 19 Yesterday, 25 Home, 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 Redruth (Cornwall, 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 Redruth transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Spotlight 0.8m homes 2.9%
from Plymouth PL3 5BD, 82km east-northeast (78°)
to BBC South West region - 107 masts.
regional news image
ITV West Country News (West) 0.8m homes 2.9%
from Plymouth PL7 5BQ, 89km east (79°)
to ITV West Country region - 107 masts.
All of lunch, weekend and 50% evening news is shared with West Country (East)

Are there any self-help relays?

CoverackTransposer15 km S Falmouth70 homes

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

1950s-80s1984-971997-981998-20092009-132013-182013-171 May 2019
VHFB E TB E TB E TB E TB E TB E TK T
C1BBCtvwaves
C32ArqB
C33ArqA
C37C5wavesC5waves
C391
C41ITVwavesITVwavesITVwaves+D3+4+D3+4+D3+4D3+4
C42+2
C43+C
C44BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2waves+BBCA+BBCA+BBCABBCA
C45+A
C47C4wavesC4wavesC4wavesBBCBBBCBBBCBBBCB
C48SDNSDNSDNSDN
C49tv_off-B
C50tv_off-D
C51tv_offBBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1wavesArqBArqBArqB
C52tv_offArqAArqAArqA

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 8 Jul 09 and 5 Aug 09.

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

Analogue 1-4 100kW
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-7dB) 20kW
SDN, ARQA, ARQB(-10dB) 10kW
Analogue 5(-15.2dB) 3kW
Mux D*(-16.6dB) 2.2kW
Mux 1*, Mux 2*, Mux A*, Mux B*, Mux C*(-18dB) 1.6kW

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Redruth 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. Redruth 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
Tuesday, 5 March 2019
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

1:31 PM

REDRUTH transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Weak Signal from 08:57 today to 09:05 today, HD Digital TV Weak Signal from 09:01 today to 10:26 today, HD Digital TV Off Air from 08:57 today to 09:01 today. [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

4:31 PM

REDRUTH transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Weak Signal from 08:57 today to 09:05 today, HD Digital TV Off Air from 08:57 today to 09:01 today, HD Digital TV Weak Signal from 09:01 today to 10:26 today. [BBC]

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Wednesday, 6 March 2019
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

4:31 AM

REDRUTH transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Weak Signal from 08:57 yesterday to 09:05 yesterday, HD Digital TV Off Air from 08:57 yesterday to 09:01 yesterday, HD Digital TV Weak Signal from 09:01 yesterday to 10:26 yesterday. [BBC]

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Thursday, 7 March 2019
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

4:31 AM

REDRUTH transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Weak Signal from 08:57 on 05 Mar to 09:05 on 05 Mar, HD Digital TV Off Air from 08:57 on 05 Mar to 09:01 on 05 Mar, HD Digital TV Weak Signal from 09:01 on 05 Mar to 10:26 on 05 Mar. [BBC]

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Saturday, 9 March 2019
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

10:31 AM

REDRUTH transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Weak Signal from 08:57 on 05 Mar to 09:05 on 05 Mar, HD Digital TV Weak Signal from 09:01 on 05 Mar to 10:26 on 05 Mar, HD Digital TV Off Air from 08:57 on 05 Mar to 09:01 on 05 Mar. [BBC]

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Monday, 1 April 2019
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Tony Collins
8:41 PM

What is happening to my TV signal at 7.00 pm (now 8.00 pm BST) every day?
I get a 'No Signal' at this time every day, lasting for a few seconds, followed by intermittent picture breakup until approx 7.04. This has been going on for months now, and is very frustrating.

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StevensOnln1
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

10:17 PM

Tony Collins: If it's happening at the same time every day, the most likely explanation is that something operating on a timer in your home (or a near neighbour) is causing electrical interference.

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Tuesday, 16 April 2019
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James Hart
2:03 PM
Plymouth

Hello we run a holiday park at Bovisand (postcode PL9 0AA)
There are approx. 100 holiday units here each with an individual Arial.
Across the board we are getting complaints about the weak signal it seems there is little or no bbc and itv is intermittent , the signal was reasonable for the last few years but there is something different now , has the signal strength weakened? is the relay at rame head having work , and /or what would the cost of a relay being installed here ???(future planning )
Thank you
James

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