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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.

This transmitter has no current reported problems

The BBC and Digital UK report there are no faults or engineering work on the Stockland Hill (Devon, England) transmitter.

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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),

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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 ITV3 +1, 59 ITV4 +1, 64 Blaze, 67 TRUE CRIME, 68 TRUE CRIME XTRA, 78 TCC, 81 Blaze +1, 83 Together TV, 91 WildEarth, 93 ITVBe +1, 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
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12 Quest, 25 W, 27 Yesterday, 34 GREAT! movies, 39 DMAX, 44 HGTV, 52 GREAT! romance, 56 That's TV (UK), 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?

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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

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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 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•
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Friday, 2 September 2011
Richard Bull
9:47 PM
Lyme Regis

Suddenly there is no signal on the ITV group - Channel 23. Nothing else has changed, it used to be perfect. All other channels as nirmal - good signal strength. I've re-tuned manually and automsaticaslly several time to no avail. This lost of Channel 23 signal has continued for days now. What to do?

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Tuesday, 6 September 2011
Wednesday, 14 September 2011
11:41 PM

hey people I live in postcode EX4 4BH and have got a high gain indoor aerial in my loft conversion room, but am only able to get the signal from the Exeter St Thomas transmitter, even though I am in the Stockland Hill range easily. Any ideas on how to get the Stockland signal? Have tried manually tuning but cannot get it to find any channels other than the St Thomas ones. Any help would be much appreciated! Thankyouuu!

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Thursday, 15 September 2011
Mike Dimmick

12:14 AM

Cain: Aerials are designed to pick up what's in front of them and not what's to the side or behind. They are also polarized - the radio waves either bounce side-to-side or up-and-down, and the aerial has to go the right way. Finally, aerials perform better if designed for a limited range of frequencies, so it should be the correct group for the transmitter.

Exeter St Thomas is south-west while Stockland Hill is north-east. Exeter St Thomas uses vertical polarization - elements going up-and-down - while Stockland Hill is horizontal. Exeter St Thomas used group B frequencies before and after switchover, while Stockland Hill uses Group A. So there are probably three reasons why your aerial isn't picking up anything useful from Stockland Hill!

See Loft and indoor aerial installations for TV, FM and DAB and….pdf for information about siting loft aerials.

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Tuesday, 20 September 2011
Richard Sangster
6:58 PM

When it rains i loss the channels on COM4,5&6. Is this because of the low rating and if so when will this be fixed?
R. Sangster

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Richard Sangster's 2 posts GB flag
Wednesday, 21 September 2011

8:58 AM

Richard Sangster: The commercial multiplexes will increase in power next year.

If you have problems when it rains, this is because there is water getting into your aerial cable, and you should probably have it replaced.

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Thursday, 6 October 2011
Peter Dolman
7:46 PM

Hello Brian

I'm based in the Mendip area (AV technical) and often come across bleed from Wenvoe and Stockland Hill. I was looking at the Mux powers shown for Stockland Hill (3@50kW and 3@10kW). Will their final values all be 50kW?

Kind regards

Peter Dolman

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Saturday, 8 October 2011
Jim F

1:21 PM

Peter Dolman: Final power for the COM MUXs will be 25kW. Power-up is scheduled for 18th April next year.

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Wednesday, 19 October 2011
Mark Fletcher

3:30 AM

A possible reason for the present 10kw low powered commercial mux's on the Stockland Hill transmitter,ArqA on ch 22,SDN on ch 25 and ArqB on ch 28 is because it will clash with the neighbouring high powered 100kw Caradon Hill transmitter mux's on ch 22 (BBCB),ch 25 (D3+4) and ch 28 (BBCA).Once power to the understrength 10 kw mux's at Stockland Hill is increased,unless these affected mux's are relocated to other frequencies,what i mentioned earlier about the clashing of frequencies with Caradon Hill (ch's 22,25,28) could become reality.

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Mike Dimmick

4:17 PM

Mark Fletcher: Caradon Hill doesn't use those frequencies, but Rowridge and Crystal Palace will do.

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