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The symbol shows the location of the Stockland Hill (Devon, England) transmitter which serves 120,000 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.

Are there any planned engineering works or unexpected transmitter faults on the Stockland Hill (Devon, England) mast?

Stockland Hill transmitter - Stockland Hill transmitter: Possible effect on TV reception week commencing 22/04/2024 Pixelation or flickering on some or all channels Digital tick

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Which Freeview channels does the Stockland 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.

 H max
C26+ (514.2MHz)463mDTG-50,000W
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1 BBC One (SD) South West, 2 BBC Two England, 9 BBC Four, 23 BBC Three, 201 CBBC, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, plus 17 others

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C23+ (490.2MHz)463mDTG-50,000W
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3 ITV 1 (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, 26 ITV4, 28 ITVBe, 30 E4 +1, 35 ITV1 +1 (West Country),

 H max
C29+ (538.2MHz)463mDTG-50,000W
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46 5SELECT, 101 BBC One HD South West, 102 BBC Two HD England, 103 ITV 1 HD (ITV Meridian Southampton), 104 Channel 4 HD South ads, 105 Channel 5 HD, 106 BBC Four HD, 107 BBC Three HD, 204 CBBC HD, 205 CBeebies HD, plus 1 others

 H -3dB
C25- (505.8MHz)463mDTG-825,000W
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20 Drama, 21 5USA, 29 ITV2 +1, 32 5STAR, 33 5Action, 38 Channel 5 +1, 41 Legend, 42 GREAT! action, 57 Dave ja vu, 58 ITVBe +1, 59 ITV3 +1, 64 Blaze, 67 TRUE CRIME, 68 TRUE CRIME XTRA, 78 TCC, 81 Blaze +1, 83 Together TV, 89 ITV4 +1, 91 WildEarth, 209 Ketchup TV, 210 Ketchup Too, 211 YAAAS!, 267 Al Jazeera English, plus 30 others

 H -3dB
C22- (481.8MHz)463mDTG-825,000W
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11 Sky Mix, 17 Really, 19 Dave, 31 E4 Extra, 36 Sky Arts, 40 Quest Red, 43 Food Network, 47 Film4 +1, 48 Challenge, 49 4seven, 60 Drama +1, 65 That's TV 2, 70 Quest +1, 74 Yesterday +1, 75 That's 90s, 233 Sky News, plus 11 others

 H -3dB
C28- (529.8MHz)463mDTG-825,000W
Channel icons
12 Quest, 25 W, 27 Yesterday, 34 GREAT! movies, 39 DMAX, 44 HGTV, 52 GREAT! romance, 56 That's TV (UK), 61 GREAT! movies extra, 63 GREAT! romance mix, 71 That’s 60s, 73 HobbyMaker, 82 Talking Pictures TV, 84 PBS America, 235 Al Jazeera Eng, plus 18 others

DTG-8 64QAM 8K 3/4 27.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)

The Stockland Hill (Devon, England) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: .

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 Stockland Hill transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Spotlight 0.8m homes 2.9%
from Plymouth PL3 5BD, 86km west-southwest (239°)
to BBC South West region - 107 masts.
regional news image
ITV West Country News (West) 0.8m homes 2.9%
from Plymouth PL7 5BQ, 80km southwest (236°)
to ITV West Country region - 107 masts.
All of lunch, weekend and 50% evening news is shared with West Country (East)

Are there any self-help relays?

BickleighTransposer15 km N Exeter25 homes
Freshwater C/pActive deflector2 km SE Bridport, Dorset250 homes (caravans)
Ladram BayTransposer15 km SE Exeter400 homes (caravans)

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

1961-80s1984-971997-981998-20092009-1327 Mar 2019

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 May 09 and 20 May 09.

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

Analogue 1-4 250kW
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-7dB) 50kW
SDN, ARQA, ARQB(-10dB) 25kW
Mux 1*, Mux 2*, Mux A*, Mux B*(-17dB) 5kW
Mux C*, Mux D*(-20dB) 2.5kW

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Stockland 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.

Wednesday, 10 November 2021
Transmitter engineering

5:48 AM

Stockland Hill transmitter - Stockland Hill transmitter: Possible effect on TV reception week commencing 08/11/2021 Pixelation or flickering on some or all channels [DUK]

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Transmitter engineering's 150,829 posts GB flag
Wednesday, 22 December 2021
David Mirylees
1:55 PM

New wideband aerial fitted., directed towards Stockland Hill and horizontal Main channels are 100% strength and 100% quality.
Com5 channels are 100% strength and 0+ quality.
Post code is DT2 9QY roof mounted aerial.

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2:28 PM

David Mirylees: You may have too much signal, which can cause the tuner to become overloaded and appear to have the same symptoms of having no signal. According to Freeview's detailed coverage checker, your postcode is predicted to receive both Stockland Hill and Rowridge, which both use UHF channels 25/22/28 for COM4/5/6 so depending on how well your aerial is picking up Rowridge off the back (the two transmitters are in almost opposite directions from you) it could be causing interference. I would try fitting an attenuator to lower the signal strength a little to see if that overcomes the issue first, otherwise you may need to look at whether you can reposition the aerial so that there is something behind it to block out the unwanted signals from Rowridge.

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StevensOnln1's 3,624 posts GB flag
Thursday, 23 December 2021

12:36 AM

David Mirylees:

I would not rush to do anything right now. It may not be too much signal, but that shouldn't be dismissed as it's still a possibility.

There has been moderate Temperature Inversion/Tropospheric Ducting affecting large parts of the UK at present. Do NOT retune, it will more likely remove your correct tuning.

These conditions are predicted to ease later on Wednesday by the end of the night, but should have cleared most of the SW by now.
Despite the incorrect spelling, this link does work - simple technical explanation….jpg

Essentially it results in interfering signals from other transmitters in the UK or Europe reaching you and so your wanted signals are disrupted. It won't necessarily affect all multiplexes or necessarily at the same time if more than one. It can last for seconds, minutes, sometimes hours or longer.

I would wait and see if conditions and reception are more stable now for a couple of days.

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Chris.SE's 4,151 posts GB flag
Sunday, 13 March 2022
Craig Procter
8:34 PM

What outside TV aerial should I get. Do you receive more channels if you have an aerial with a wider frequency range?
If it helps I live in Honiton Devon.

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Craig Procter's 1 post GB flag

9:48 PM

Craig Procter:

What channels you might receive will depend on which transmitter(s) you may be able to receive with a good enough signal. Because of the nature of the terrain in your area and between you and the various transmitters that will be very location dependent.

What channels do you get at present? Which transmitter do you currently get your signals from? Which way are your neighbour's aerials pointing?
The aerial that would be best will depend on the transmitter and predicted signal strength and we can't advise on that without a full postcode.

In general, you MAY possibly get signals from one (or more, maybe none) transmitters in that area. Two relay transmitters Exeter St. Thomas & Honiton, and two main transmitters Stockland Hill (SW region) & Mendip (W region). For either of those relays (they only transmit the main PSB multiplexes) a Group B aerial could be best.
For Stockland Hill a Group A aerial could be best, or a Group K aerial for Mendip.
It very much depends on signal strength, if you can get good strong signals, then a Group T/Wideband or Group K may do in all those situations.

If you provide a full postcode, we should be able to offer more specific advise.

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Chris.SE's 4,151 posts GB flag
Monday, 14 March 2022

2:23 PM

Craig Procter:

To add to my previous, you may already be getting some signals from Stcokland Hill, but whether you can/do get all multiplexes reliably will not only depend on location but the condition of your aerial installation. As already mentioned, a Group A aerial for Stockland Hill could be the best. You won't get any more multiplexes with a wideband!

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Chris.SE's 4,151 posts GB flag
Monday, 27 June 2022
6:36 AM

Please tell us for my family's sake (kids) weather this Stockland transmitter has any military connection broadcast or use ? importance as for a Russian bomb to be targeted onto it? I have seen you are connected to the BBC as it is a public service we pay for I should not need to do a freedom request for info.
We live in Stockland & with Russia and the UKs war problems over Ukraine at present we deserve to know if this could be a target /danger to the public that live in the Blackdown Hills area.
Regards Hany :)

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7:40 AM


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Chris.SE's 4,151 posts GB flag
Tuesday, 4 October 2022
Susan Wade
9:22 AM

I have had. O signal for all TV stations since yesterday morning. I have been thru the settings and it shows no signal at all. I do not have a dish. I have tried all remedies and. Nothing is working. My post code is EX27QF. any ideas please

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