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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 However, these have not been withdrawn.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-

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 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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Tuesday, 22 November 2011
Roy Brassington
11:23 AM

Having retuned my TV, as recommended, on 28th September, I was bitterly disappointed to find that I had lost BBC Points West, with which I identify, to find it was replaced by Midlands Today,which is alien to this area. As my daughter and her family live 150metres from us and have the same post code, have retained BBC Points West, we realized that receiving Midlands Today was not the 'norm' in our area. I have explored numerous avenues to try to return to BBC Points West, with absolutely no success.

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Dave Lindsay

12:09 PM

Roy Brassington: What aerials do you have and where do they point (which transmitters/directions)? Do you have two aerials?

Your post code will be helpful as the Digital UK predictor might help with what transmitters you can get.

Did you get ITV West as well, rather than Central? Or do you get ITV West now, but BBC West Midlands?

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Andrew Mark

10:34 PM

Ray - It is possible that BBC West has been stored in the 800s in your tuner. Alternatively you might have to do a manual scan to get it.
What can happen is that as the dreaded midlands channels are lower down the frequency range, they are stored first as your BBC and ITV region, so blocking out the west channels which come later in the frequency spectrum.

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Sunday, 27 November 2011
Chris J
8:52 PM

Roy: One way to overcome the problem is to do a factory reset then manual tune to just the channels used by Mendip instead of full scan. That way you prevent receiving Ridge Hill channels.

It is possible to receive Mendip in Cheltenham although it is outside the service area because of the Cotswould hills. However as you move west towards Gloucester the hills cause less of a problem and some villages to the west of Gloucester are in the main sevice area.

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Monday, 28 November 2011
Andrew Mark

1:24 AM

Where I used to live in Abbeydale, Gloucester we had good reception from Mendip. Generally in Gloucester, you can get Mendip as long as you are west of the shadow cast by Robinswood Hill (or as in the case of most of Abbeydale, in the gap between the hill and the Cotswold escarpment). I reckon that means that something like 60%-70% of the city can get Mendip through a suitable aerial - those parts that miss out are much of Hucclecote, Brockworth, Barnwood, and parts of Longlevens.

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Monday, 1 April 2013
Frank Watkins
6:38 PM

I think there are some typo's on the Ridge Hill England MUXs? From looking at other stuff on the net only CH29 is being used for English MUX2? Your page is showing 3 entries with two of them incomplete. I presume they are meant to be deleted?

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Dave Lindsay

6:47 PM

Frank Watkins: This page is for ITV West (PSB2) from Ridge Hill, which is in addition to the main PSB2 which carries ITV Central South.

The main Ridge Hill page (with ITV Central South) is here:

Ridge Hill (County of Herefordshire, England) full-Freeview transmitter | - 10 years of independent, free digital TV advice

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Monday, 23 September 2013
7:05 PM

Suffering loss of Freeview Signal?

19:00 23/09/2013 unusual atmospherics causing loss of channels esp HD's (Location Hereford) Ridge Hill TX.

Retuned TV receiver and picking up French Stations

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Harold's 1 post GB flag
7:23 PM

Harold: very little in the way of signal in Coleford forest of dean Ridge Hill tx

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7:29 PM

Harold: Which UHF channels are you picking up the French stations on?

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