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There are no longer any television transmissions on the Ridge Hill (ITV West) (County of Herefordshire, England) transmitter

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The symbol shows the location of the Ridge Hill (ITV West) (County of Herefordshire, England) transmitter. 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 (ITV West) (County of Herefordshire, England) transmitter.

This transmitter is no longer being used for TV

In the past, television services were provided from this transmitter. However, these have not been withdrawn.

Please see the table below for details of the historic used of this transmitter location.

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

1984-971997-981998-20112011-1331 Mar 2018-

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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 6 Apr 11 and 20 Apr 11.

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

Analogue 1-4 25kW

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Mendip transmitter area

Jan 1958-Jul 1968Television Wales and the West
Jul 1968-Feb 2004Harlech Television
Feb 2004-Dec 2014ITV plc
Feb 1983-Dec 1992TV-am•
Jan 1993-Sep 2010GMTV•
Sep 2010-Dec 2014ITV Daybreak•
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Friday, 27 September 2013
Sandra Garrett
8:46 PM

We have NO signal and haven't had on and off for 4 days now, so there is a problem with your signal and not with our equipment!
I am one of many in this area with no tv, not much fun when you live on your own.
Blue screen, pixiallting, weather conditions are calm.
Please help !!!

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Sandra Garrett's 1 post GB flag
Monday, 30 September 2013
Alan Barker
9:58 AM

Yes Ridge Hill transmitter reception on & off for the last 4 days. Little Birch area.

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Alan Barker's 1 post GB flag
Thursday, 2 January 2014
8:29 PM

HD channels suddenly disappeared a week ago without any changes or updates being made ? Always worked fine and had a strong signal for these channels (BBC 1 HD, ITV 1 HD etc). Live in Cheltenham and using Youview Humax Box, receiving from horizontal roof mounted aerial pointing to Ridge Hill Transmitter. Always received BBC Midlands Today and ITV Central News, which hasn't changed, but noticed from reading on here that we should be receiving BBC Midlands Today and ITV West ? Any ideas ?

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Phil's 5 posts GB flag
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10:32 PM

Phil: ITV West might be in the 800s of the channel list, as the other services on PSB2 are stored along with Central (West Mids) in the LCN positions of the epg. Regarding the HD channels, these should be on UHF C22 from Ridge Hill. If they have been stored on an alternative frequency from a different transmitter the signal strength could have now dipped below the level required for reliable reception. Alternatively there could be interference affecting C22, or the signal might even be too strong, giving the same results as one which is too weak.

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KMJ,Derby's 1,811 posts GB flag
Sunday, 5 January 2014
3:32 PM

Thanks KMJ, your tip regarding inteference got me thinking and was the key. I bought a double screened coax aerial cable AND 4G filter from Maplins (£19.98) which did the trick. Now receive all channels, with quality signal and no inteference. Thanks again.

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