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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 South West, 2 BBC Two England, 9 BBC Four, 201 CBBC, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, 601 BBC RB 1, plus 12 others

PSB2
D3+4
 H max
C41+ (634.2MHz)400mDTG-320,000W
Channel icons
 E4, 3 ITV (West Country), 5 Channel 5, 6 ITV 2, 10 ITV3, 15 Film4, 24 ITV4, 33 ITV +1 (West Country), 73 Sewing Quarter,

PSB3
BBCB
 H max
C47 (682.0MHz)400mDTG-620,000W
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,

COM4
SDN
 H -3dB
C48 (690.0MHz)400mDTG-810,000W
Channel icons
20 Drama, 21 5 USA, 30 5STAR, 37 Quest, 54 5SELECT, 57 Paramount Network, 61 True Entertainment, 63 Blaze, 66 CBS Reality, 70 Horror Channel, 80 Blaze +1, 203 CITV, 211 Ketchup TV, plus 17 others

COM5
ArqA
 H -3dB
C52 (722.0MHz)400mDTG-810,000W
Channel icons
11 pick, 12 Dave, 17 Really, 32 Sony Movie Ch, 38 Quest Red, 41 Food Network, 46 Challenge, 48 Movies4Men, 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 Action, 42 Travel Channel, 47 4seven, 62 True Christmas, 71 CBS Drama, 79 Dave ja vu, plus 19 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 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: .

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?

years1950s~851984-971997-981998-20092009-132013-182013-1729th Jun 2019
aerial groupVHFB EB EB EB EB EB EB E
C1BBCtv
600C37C5C5
C391
C41ITVITVITV+D3+4+D3+4+D3+4D3+4
C42+2
C43+C
C44BBC2BBC2BBC2+BBCA+BBCA+BBCABBCA
C45+A
C47C4C4C4BBCBBBCBBBCBBBCB
C48SDNSDNSDNSDN
700C49-B
C50-D
C51BBC1BBC1BBC1ArqBArqBArqB
C52ArqAArqAArqAArqA

orange background for multiplexes names more
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 8th July and 5th August 2009.

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
Thursday, 25 October 2018
MikeP
11:11 AM

Sally-Anne Martin:

DO NOT RETUNE your TV as it is not a fault in the TV nor the transmitter. The current weather patterns appear to be affecting many viewers due to the high pressure systems. There is nothing anyone can do about that as it is a perfectly natural phenomenon.



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MikeP's 2,476 posts Platinum Platinum GB
Saturday, 27 October 2018
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Ken Woodcock
9:00 PM

Are there any plans for the Redruth transmitter to ever have the extended HD channels or are we essentially stuck with what we have now?

Thanks

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Ken Woodcock's 1 post US
Sunday, 28 October 2018
MikeP
10:17 AM

Ken Woodcock:

There are no published plans to extend the services carried on the temporary multiplexes of COM7 and COM8. These are carried on 30 main transmitters only and are expected to cease at around 2022 when it is hoped that more multiplexes will be transmitted using DVB-T2 encoding that can carry more channels.



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MikeP's 2,476 posts Platinum Platinum GB
Tuesday, 13 November 2018
Transmitter engineering
2:04 PM

REDRUTH transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 11:01 today to 11:18 today, HD Digital TV Off Air from 11:01 today to 11:18 today. [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering's 112,114 posts Owner Owner xx
Wednesday, 14 November 2018
Transmitter engineering
5:04 AM

REDRUTH transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 11:01 yesterday to 11:18 yesterday, HD Digital TV Off Air from 11:01 yesterday to 11:18 yesterday. [BBC]

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Roger Curnow
7:12 PM Penzance

Transmitter engineering: 14th November 2018
Getting a NO SIGNAL message on Freeview/Freesat and cutting out intermittantly.

Very annoying.


Gulval,
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 3DE

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Roger Curnow's 3 posts US
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Roger Curnow
7:15 PM

Getting intermittant signal and No Signal
New television only 3 months old and working perfectly well until 18.15 this evening.

Very annoying.

Gulval
Penzance
TR183DE

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Roger Curnow's 3 posts US
Thursday, 15 November 2018
Transmitter engineering
5:04 AM

REDRUTH transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 11:01 on 13 Nov to 11:18 on 13 Nov, HD Digital TV Off Air from 11:01 on 13 Nov to 11:18 on 13 Nov. [BBC]

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StevensOnln1
10:27 AM

Roger Curnow: Are you using Freeview received via an aerial or Freesat received via a satellite dish? If you have both and neither are working then you have two separate problems. There is a recent engineering notice showing that the Redruth transmitter was off air for around 20 minutes 2 days ago but nothing since (and that wouldn't affect Freesat anyway). Have you checked for any loose or damaged cables or connections behind your TV?

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