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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, 201 CBBC, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, 601 BBC RB 1, plus 14 others

PSB2
D3+4
 H max
C25 (506.0MHz)363mDTG-320,000W
Channel icons
 E4, 3 ITV (Central (West micro region)), 5 Channel 5, 6 ITV 2, 10 ITV3, 15 Film4, 24 ITV4, 33 ITV +1 (Central west), 73 Sewing Quarter,

PSB3
BBCB
 H max
C22+ (482.2MHz)363mDTG-620,000W
Channel icons
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, 204 CBBC HD,

COM4
SDN
 H -3dB
C21+ (474.2MHz)361mDTG-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
C24 (498.0MHz)366mDTG-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
C27 (522.0MHz)361mDTG-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

com7
 H -2.8dB
C55 (746.0MHz)363mDTG-610,500W
Channel icons
from 8th April 2014: 67 CBS Reality 1, 82 Vintage TV, 87 Keep It Country, 107 BBC News HD, 109 Channel 4+1 HD, 110 4seven HD, 113 RT HD, plus 2 others

com8
 H -3.1dB
C56 (754.0MHz)363mDTG-69,800W
Channel icons
55 5STAR+1, 64 CBS Action +1, 64 Freesports, 86 More4+1, 86 More4 1, 88 NOW 80s, 93 Together, 94 PBS America, 96 Forces TV, 106 BBC Four HD, 115 BT Showcase HD (not free), 205 CBeebies HD, plus 2 others

PSB2
D3+4west
 H max
C29 (538.0MHz)352mDTG-320,000W
Channel icons
 E4, 3 ITV (West), 5 Channel 5, 6 ITV 2, 10 ITV3, 15 Film4, 24 ITV4, 33 ITV +1 (West), 73 Sewing Quarter,



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 (39°)
to BBC West Midlands region - 66 masts.
regional news image
ITV Central News 2.9m homes 10.9%
from Birmingham B1 2JT, 69km northeast (39°)
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?

years1968~851984-971997-981998-20112011-132013-182013-171st Mar 2018
aerial groupVHFA KA KWWWWW
C6ITV
C21+SDN+SDN+SDNSDN
C22BBC1BBC1BBC1+BBCB+BBCB+BBCBBBCB
C24ArqAArqAArqAArqA
C25ITVITVITVD3+4D3+4D3+4D3+4
C27ArqBArqBArqBArqB
C28BBC2BBC2BBC2BBCABBCABBCABBCA
C29D3+4D3+4D3+4
C30_local_local_local
600C32C4C4C4com7
C34com8
C35C5C5
C42C
C45D
700C51_local_local_local_local
C531
C55com7
C56com8
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
Wednesday, 3 October 2018
Transmitter engineering
12:06 AM

RIDGE HILL transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Weak Signal from 10:11 on 06 Sep. FM: Radio 2 FM Weak Signal from 10:11 on 06 Sep, Radio 3 FM Weak Signal from 10:11 on 06 Sep, Radio 4 FM Weak Signal from 10:11 on 06 Sep. [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering's 112,247 posts Owner Owner xx
Wednesday, 7 November 2018
T
tfc
11:57 AM

Nov 07 2018 since 11am
RidgeHill com7 & com8
Receiving poor signal level on both of these. Other muxes OK
Location Cheltenham

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tfc's 2 posts US
T
Tony
3:39 PM

Freeview muxes com7 and com8 are not working/providing low signal from around 10:30 today. All programs on tose muxes are NOT available, all other muxes working OK.
Information here shows no fault on the transmitter. How can it be? The above reports are carried out from the same reception system. So, that would seem to eliminate a local aerial problem. (Tests repeated with with 2 separate TVs.)
Location Cheltenham.

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Tony's 2 posts US
Tuesday, 11 December 2018
S
STUART
8:10 AM Hereford

no signal on all terrestrial channelsat HR4 8NB since Sunday

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STUART's 1 post GB
S
StevensOnln1
11:56 AM

STUART: There are no faults showing for the Ridge Hill transmitter and you are predicted to have a strong signal at your postcode. Have you checked for any loose or damaged cables or connections behind your TV? Do not attempt to retune.

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