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The symbol shows the location of the Sidmouth (Devon, England) transmitter which serves 6,900 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 Sidmouth (Devon, England) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Sidmouth 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.

MuxH/VFrequencyHeightModeWatts
PSB1
BBCA
 V max
C32- (561.8MHz)130mDTG-36W
Channel icons
1 BBC One (SD) South West, 2 BBC Two England, 9 BBC Four, 201 CBBC, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, 601 BBC Red Button, plus 16 others

PSB2
D3+4
 V max
C48 (690.0MHz)130mDTG-36W
Channel icons
3 ITV (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, 24 ITV4, 33 ITV +1 (West Country),

PSB3
BBCB
 V max
C33- (569.8MHz)130mDTG-66W
Channel icons
74 Shopping Quarter , 101 BBC One HD (England no regional news), 102 BBC Two HD (England), 103 ITV HD (ITV Meridian Southampton), 104 Channel 4 HD South ads, 105 Channel 5 HD, 204 CBBC HD, plus 1 others

DTG-3 64QAM 8K 2/3 24.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
DTG-6 256QAM 32KE 2/3 40.2Mb/s DVB-T2 MPEG4
H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)

Are you trying to watch these 51 Freeview channels?

the effected channels
the effected channels
the effected channels
the effected channels

The Sidmouth (Devon, England) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: 4Music, 4seven, 5SELECT, 5STAR, 5USA, Aljazeera English, BBC Four HD, BBC News HD, Blaze, Blaze +1, CBeebies HD, CBS Drama, CBS Justice, CBS Reality, Together TV +1, Challenge, Channel 5 +1, CITV, Dave, Dave ja vu, DMAX, Drama, E4 +1, Film4 +1, Food Network, Forces TV, FreeSports, HGTV, Horror Channel, ITV2 +1, ITV3 +1, ITV4 +1, ITVBe +1, More4 +1, NOW 80s, Paramount Network, PBS America +1, pick, Quest +1, Quest Red, Quest Red +1, Really, RT HD, Sky Arts, Sky News, Smithsonian Channel, Sony Movies Action, Talking Pictures TV, TCC, Together TV, Yesterday +1.

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 Sidmouth transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Spotlight 0.8m homes 2.9%
from Plymouth PL3 5BD, 72km west-southwest (244°)
to BBC South West region - 107 masts.
regional news image
ITV West Country News (West) 0.8m homes 2.9%
from Plymouth PL7 5BQ, 65km west-southwest (242°)
to ITV West Country region - 107 masts.
All of lunch, weekend and 50% evening news is shared with West Country (East)

How will the Sidmouth (Devon, England) transmission frequencies change over time?

1950s-80s1984-971997-981998-20092009-1327 Mar 2019
VHFEEEC/D E TK T
C4BBCtvwaves
C32BBCA
C33BBCB
C39BBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1waves
C45ITVwavesITVwavesITVwaves
C48D3+4D3+4
C49tv_offBBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2waves
C52tv_off-BBCA
C56tv_off-BBCB
C67C4wavesC4wavesC4waves

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Table shows multiplexes names see this article;
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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 Apr 09 and 22 Apr 09.

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

Analogue 1-4 12W
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-3dB) 6W

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Beacon Hill 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. Sidmouth 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

Comments
Wednesday, 15 March 2017
Transmitter engineering
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4:32 AM

SIDMOUTH transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Reduced Quality from 03:10 on 11 Mar to 04:03 on 11 Mar, BBC Digital TV Off Air from 10:07 on 10 Mar to 02:47 on 11 Mar. [BBC]

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Tuesday, 22 May 2018
Transmitter engineering
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12:05 PM

SIDMOUTH transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 09:42 today, HD Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 09:42 today. [BBC]

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6:05 PM

SIDMOUTH transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 09:42 today to 13:50 today, HD Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 09:42 today to 13:50 today. [BBC]

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Wednesday, 23 May 2018
Transmitter engineering
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6:05 AM

SIDMOUTH transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 09:42 yesterday to 13:50 yesterday, HD Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 09:42 yesterday to 13:50 yesterday. [BBC]

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Trevor Heynes
4:51 PM

Dear Sirs

Whilst we can obtain ITV3 programmes on our TV this is shown on Freeview Guide page as 'no programme data available', and on ITV3 + 1

We have carried out the Freeview reset procedure and the problem still exists,

We shall therefore be most grateful for your kind assistance with this matter and look forward to hearing from you.

Yours faithfully

Trevor J Heynes


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Thursday, 24 May 2018
Transmitter engineering
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6:05 AM

SIDMOUTH transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 09:42 on 22 May to 13:50 on 22 May, HD Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 09:42 on 22 May to 13:50 on 22 May. [BBC]

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Friday, 24 August 2018
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Becky Bryant
4:01 PM

Why do I keep loosing my digital t.v. signal. Several occasions I have switched on to find no signal message and am unable to return my tv. Very frustrating!!

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StevensOnln1
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5:12 PM

Becky Bryant: If it keeps happening then you most likely have a fault with your aerial system. Start by checking for any loose or damaged cables or connections behind your TV. Do not attempt to retune as this will just delete all of your correctly tuned channels and search for them again.

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Sunday, 2 September 2018
Transmitter engineering
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9:08 PM

SIDMOUTH transmitter - Freeview: HD Digital TV Reduced Quality from 19:34 today. [BBC]

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Monday, 3 September 2018
Transmitter engineering
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6:22 AM

SIDMOUTH transmitter - Freeview: HD Digital TV Reduced Quality from 19:34 yesterday to 19:49 yesterday. [BBC]

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