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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.

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

Redruth transmitter - Redruth transmitter: Possible effect on TV reception week commencing 20/05/2024 Pixelation or flickering on some or all channels Digital tick

Choose from three options: ■ List by multiplex ■ List by channel number ■ List by channel name

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.

 H max
C44+ (658.2MHz)400mDTG-20,000W
Channel icons
1 BBC One (SD) South West, 2 BBC Two England, 9 BBC Four, 23 BBC Three, 201 CBBC, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, plus 17 others

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C41+ (634.2MHz)400mDTG-20,000W
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3 ITV 1 (SD) (West Country), 4 Channel 4 (SD) South ads, 5 Channel 5, 6 ITV 2, 10 ITV3, 13 E4, 14 Film4, 15 Channel 4 +1 South ads, 18 More4, 26 ITV4, 28 ITVBe, 30 E4 +1, 35 ITV1 +1 (West Country),

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C47 (682.0MHz)400mDTG-20,000W
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46 5SELECT, 101 BBC One HD South West, 102 BBC Two HD England, 103 ITV 1 HD (ITV Meridian Southampton), 104 Channel 4 HD South ads, 105 Channel 5 HD, 106 BBC Four HD, 107 BBC Three HD, 204 CBBC HD, 205 CBeebies HD, plus 1 others

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C48 (690.0MHz)400mDTG-810,000W
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20 Drama, 21 5USA, 29 ITV2 +1, 32 5STAR, 33 5Action, 38 Channel 5 +1, 41 Legend, 42 GREAT! action, 57 Dave ja vu, 58 ITV3 +1, 59 ITV4 +1, 64 Blaze, 67 TRUE CRIME, 68 TRUE CRIME XTRA, 78 TCC, 81 Blaze +1, 83 Together TV, 91 WildEarth, 93 ITVBe +1, 209 Ketchup TV, 210 Ketchup Too, 211 YAAAS!, 267 Al Jazeera English, plus 30 others

 H -3dB
C33 (570.0MHz)400mDTG-810,000W
Channel icons
11 Sky Mix, 17 Really, 19 Dave, 31 E4 Extra, 36 Sky Arts, 40 Quest Red, 43 Food Network, 47 Film4 +1, 48 Challenge, 49 4seven, 60 Drama +1, 65 That's TV 2, 70 Quest +1, 74 Yesterday +1, 75 That's 90s, 233 Sky News, plus 11 others

 H -3dB
C32 (562.0MHz)400mDTG-810,000W
Channel icons
12 Quest, 25 W, 27 Yesterday, 34 GREAT! movies, 39 DMAX, 44 HGTV, 52 GREAT! romance, 56 That's TV (UK), 63 GREAT! romance mix, 71 That’s 60s, 73 HobbyMaker, 82 Talking Pictures TV, 84 PBS America, 235 Al Jazeera Eng, plus 18 others

DTG-8 64QAM 8K 3/4 27.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)

The Redruth (Cornwall, England) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: .

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 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-80s1984-971997-981998-20092009-131 May 2019

tv_off Being removed from Freeview (for 5G use) after November 2020 / June 2022 - 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

Tuesday, 11 June 2013
Dave Lindsay

8:41 PM

phil: You have posted on the page for Freeview from Redruth. The page for DAB is here and Kevin made a posting expressing similar sentiments to yours earlier today:

Redruth (Cornwall, England) DAB transmitter | - 10 years of independent, free digital TV advice

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Friday, 28 June 2013
Joslin Murray
6:25 PM

I receive my Freeview programmes from the Redruth transmitter. After numerous re-tuning of my receiver (which is inbuilt in my Sony TV)I am unable to receive any programmes listed under Com 5 Arquiva A. On retuning today the receiver found 96 channels where I have usually over 100.

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Sunday, 7 July 2013
H King
11:51 AM

Have been receiving all the Freeview channels for years (Redruth transmitter) and suddenly the Sky News (82) and Challenge (46)have disappeared!

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H King
12:01 PM

TR20 9HU
We have had no problem before with freeview, having excellent reception for years with a loft aerial, from Redruth transmitter, but suddenly Sky News and Challenge have disappeared

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4:25 PM

H King: Your problem is most likely being caused by Redruths mux Ch52 having dropped under the level required to produce a picture, and so provided that you have not retuned for any reason select one of the programmes mentioned and carry out a signal strength on it, as even although the screen is blank the signal will still be there.

The other method is to go into the tuning menu / manual tune and enter mux Ch52 but do NOT follow this by pressing search or scan, because on most equipment as soon as Ch52 is entered the signal strength its being received at should be indicated.

After having noted the indications seen on Ch52 enter mux Ch48 (ITV3 etc) and compare its strength / quality indications with that obtained on Ch52.

Further advice dependant on the outcome of the test.

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Monday, 19 August 2013
Mary Fletcher
10:35 PM

My panasonic dmr ex75 recorder has lost all its digital channels and EPG. The aerial is plugged into the recorder and a second cable takes the signal to the TV. The tv still receives all the digital channels and epg. How do I get the digital signal back to the recorder so I can record.

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11:36 PM

Mary Fletcher: An EPG should never be lost on a Freeview device unless whatever its being received on has carried out an automatic channels update whilst for some reason or another no signal was being received, unable to check on this by you not having disclosed your whereabouts, a post code or one from nearby such as a shop/post office.

You should try carrying out another auto-tune on your Panasonic and see if this corrects the problem.

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Wednesday, 4 September 2013
Roy Horn
4:19 PM
St. Ives

I have a Humax connected to my Tv with an outdoor aerial and I can see the Tv mast. I am in St Ives, Tr26 1PD. Normally strength is 80% and quality is 100%. Today all these have dropped and I have no picture - 20% strength, and 0 % quality.

This is driving me crazy! What is wrong and why does no one fix it.

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Roy's: ...

8:59 PM

Roy Horn: Nothing is seen listed against the Redruth transmitter as far as any faults are concerned, although going by recent events this does not necessarily indicate that all is definitely OK but just that nothing has been reported.

However in cases such as yours its by far the best policy to check with a neighbour or whoever for the purpose of ascertaining if the problem is confined to your own particular installation or not, because if it isn't then this saves you from carrying out needless checks.

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Saturday, 14 September 2013
Mark Huntley-James
11:14 PM

Is there a problem on the Redruth transmitter on C52?

I just tried to set a programme to record on Really and found no signal/bad reception messages. After a complete reset on the box, none of the channels on frequency C52 appear and when I manually scan C52 nothing is found and the signal strength is shown as zero.

We are outside of Camelford and reception can be variable/glitchy depending on the weather.

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