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Full Freeview on the Ridge Hill (County of Herefordshire, England) transmitter

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The symbol shows the location of the Ridge Hill (County of Herefordshire, England) transmitter which serves 270,000 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 Ridge Hill (County of Herefordshire, England) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Ridge Hill 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
 H max
C28 (530.0MHz)363mDTG-320,000W
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1 BBC One West Midlands, 2 BBC Two England, 9 BBC Four, 120 CBBC, 121 CBeebies, 130 BBC News, 131 BBC Parliament, 601 BBC Red Button 1, plus 19 others

PSB2
D3+4
 H max
C25 (506.0MHz)363mDTG-320,000W
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3 ITV (Central (West micro region)), 4 Channel 4 Midlands ads, 5 Channel 5, 6 ITV 2, 13 Channel 4 +1 Midlands ads, 14 More4, 15 Film4, 24 ITV4, 28 E4, 33 ITV +1 (Central west),

PSB3
BBCB
 H max
C22+ (482.2MHz)363mDTG-620,000W
Channel icons
45 Film4 +1, 101 BBC One HD (England no regional news), 102 BBC Two HD (England), 103 ITV HD (ITV Central West), 104 Channel 4 HD Midlands ads, 105 Channel 5 HD, 123 CBBC HD,

COM4
SDN
 H -3dB
C21+ (474.2MHz)361mDTG-810,000W
Channel icons
10 ITV3, 20 Drama, 21 5 USA, 26 ITV Be, 27 ITV 2 +1, 30 5STAR, 34 ITV3 +1, 37 Quest, 44 Channel 5 +1, 54 My5, 58 ITV Be +1, 61 True Entertainment, 62 ITV4 +1, 66 CBS Reality, 70 Horror Channel, 83 Blaze, 84 Blaze +1, 122 CITV, plus 25 others

COM5
ArqA
 H -3dB
C24 (498.0MHz)366mDTG-810,000W
Channel icons
11 pick, 12 Dave, 17 Really, 29 E4 +1, 32 Movie Mix, 41 Food Network, 46 Challenge, 48 Movies4Men, 68 truTV, 69 Tru TV +1, 72 YourTV, 126 Tiny Pop, 132 Sky News, plus 12 others

COM6
ArqB
 H -3dB
C27 (522.0MHz)361mDTG-810,000W
Channel icons
 Al Jazeera English,  BT Sport 1 (not free), 18 4Music, 19 Yesterday, 25 Home, 31 Spike, 38 Quest +1, 42 Travel Channel, 47 4seven, 59 BT Showcase (not free), 64 CBS Action, 73 YourTV +1, 79 Dave ja vu, plus 23 others

com7
 H -2.8dB
C32 (562.0MHz)363mDTG-610,500W
Channel icons
from 8th April 2014:  Buz Muzik, 56 5USA +1, 57 VIVA, 67 CBS Reality +1, 71 CBS Drama, 81 Talking Pictures TV, 82 Vintage TV, 86 VIVA +1, 87 Keep It Country, 106 BBC Four HD, 107 BBC News HD, 108 Al Jazeera Eng HD, 109 Channel 4+1 HD, 110 4seven HD, 113 RT HD, 124 CBeebies HD, plus 4 others

com8
 H -3.1dB
C34 (578.0MHz)363mDTG-69,800W
Channel icons
55 5STAR+1, 63 Community, 91 Frontrunner, plus 3 others

PSB2
D3+4west
 H max
C29 (538.0MHz)352mDTG-320,000W
Channel icons
3 ITV (West), 4 Channel 4 South ads, 5 Channel 5, 6 ITV 2, 13 Channel 4 +1 South ads, 14 More4, 15 Film4, 24 ITV4, 28 E4, 33 ITV +1 (West),



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)

Which BBC and ITV regional news can I watch from the Ridge Hill transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Midlands Today 2.9m homes 10.9%
from Birmingham B1 1RF, 69km northeast
to BBC West Midlands region - 66 masts.
regional news image
ITV Central News 2.9m homes 10.9%
from Birmingham B1 2JT, 69km northeast
to ITV Central (West) region - 65 masts.
All of lunch, weekend and 80% evening news is shared with Central (East)

Are there any self-help relays?

WhittonTransposer35 km NW Hereford40 homes

How will the Ridge Hill (County of Herefordshire, England) transmission frequencies change over time?

years1968~851984-971997-981998-20112011-132013-182013-18
aerial groupVHFA KA KWWWW
C6ITV
C21+SDN+SDN+SDN
C22BBC1BBC1BBC1+BBCB+BBCB+BBCB
C24ArqAArqAArqA
C25ITVITVITVD3+4D3+4D3+4
C27ArqBArqBArqB
C28BBC2BBC2BBC2BBCABBCABBCA
C29D3+4D3+4D3+4
C30_local_local_local
600C32C4C4C4com7
C34com8
C35C5C5
C42C
C45D
700C51_local_local_local
C531
C572
C60A
800C63B

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 6th April and 20th April 2011.

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

Analogue 1-5 100kW
BBCA, D3+4, PSB2 iw, BBCB(-7dB) 20kW
com7(-9.8dB) 10.5kW
SDN, ARQA, ARQB(-10dB) 10kW
com8(-10.1dB) 9.8kW
Mux 1*, Mux 2*, Mux A*, Mux B*, Mux C*, Mux D*(-17dB) 2kW

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Ridge Hill transmitter area

Feb 1956-Jul 1968Associated TeleVision†
Feb 1956-Jul 1968Associated British Corporation◊
Jul 1968-Dec 1981Associated TeleVision
Jan 1982-Feb 2004Central Independent 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.

Is the transmitter output the same in all directions?

Radiation patterns withheld

Comments
Friday, 18 November 2016
Transmitter engineering
12:09 PM

RIDGE HILL transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 10:43 today. [BBC]

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Saturday, 19 November 2016
Transmitter engineering
4:31 AM

RIDGE HILL transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 10:43 yesterday to 02:34 today. [BBC]

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Sunday, 20 November 2016
Transmitter engineering
4:31 AM

RIDGE HILL transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 10:43 on 18 Nov to 02:34 yesterday. [BBC]

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Betty Hurcombe
10:49 AM

Hi I live atHR2 0AG and I am having trouble with tv problems only getting 21 channels have had over 100 before yesterday, have tried reloading a number of times, is there a problem at all. Thanks Betty

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Betty Hurcombe
11:54 AM

Betty Hurcombe: hi just tried some more retuning now up to 121 programmes so hopefully recovered. Thanks

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MikeB
7:05 PM

Betty Hurcombe: Check your system - your most likely losing channels as a problem with it appears and then recovers. Most likely explaination is that there is a break in a connection somewhere or a crack where water can get in. When its damp, it kills most of the signal, but then recovers when it dries out. But long term, its going to fail.

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Monday, 21 November 2016
Transmitter engineering
4:32 AM

RIDGE HILL transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 10:43 on 18 Nov to 02:34 on 19 Nov. [BBC]

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Wednesday, 30 November 2016
Thursday, 1 December 2016
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David Wilson
9:08 AM

And channel 22 returns - no explanation for loss!

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MikeP
1:16 PM

David Wilson:

Natural atmospheric effects. DO NOT retune.



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