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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

 H max
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?

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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?

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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•
• Breakfast ◊ Weekends ♦ Friday night and weekends † Weekdays only.

Wednesday, 19 October 2011
Mark Fletcher

6:03 PM

Mike Dimmick.If as you state Caradon Hill does not use the frequencies which i mentioned in my earlier post,then the Caradon Hill page must be incorrect then.For the Caradon Hill page it states SDN ch21+,BBCB ch22+,ArqA ch24-,D3+4 ch25+,ArqB ch27-,BBCA ch28+ (local ch30,com7 ch31,com9 ch36,com8 ch37 at a future date !).If these are wrong it requires updating with the correct information.Although one thing which is correct,Caradon Hill is and will remain (barring future frequency changes) a group A aerialed horizontally polarised transmitter and as such only group A aerials (or group K alternative) should be fitted instead of group W wideband aerials on group A only masts.On the Stockland Hill page it states ArqA ch22-,D3+4 ch23+,SDN ch25-,BBCA ch26+,ArqB ch28-,BBCB ch29+ (com7 ch32,com9 ch 36,com8 ch37 at a future date !,no local mux ?).Also if this is wrong it too requires updating with the correct info.Stockland Hill like Caradon Hill is also a group A areialed horizontally polarised mast.If both these pages are correct then both Caradon Hill and Stockland Hill are both broadcasting on frequencies 22,25,28,so the above affected frequencies are clashing as such.If i am wrong then i apologise,but for once i am sure that i am right this time !

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Mike Dimmick

6:37 PM

Mark Fletcher: Sorry, I managed to get Caradon Hill and Beacon Hill mixed up. Still, the reason for Stockland Hill's restriction is more to do with Crystal Palace low-power multiplexes than to do with Caradon Hill high-power.

Yes, there will be some interference between Stockland Hill commercial muxes and Caradon Hill PSBs. In general, though, the more rugged terrain means that there will be less of a clash than between Stockland Hill and Crystal Palace COMs.

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Mark Fletcher

7:00 PM

Mike Dimmick.No problem,Thanks for the reassurance on that point !

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Wednesday, 26 October 2011
Sandra Semple
10:52 PM

Why do I get iTV Wales on ITV plus when viewing regional programmes? Also I get the subtitles to adverts for English ads whilst getting thevWelsh adverts. A friend in Beer has the same problem. We have Humax Freeview recorders if that makes a difference.

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Thursday, 27 October 2011
Thursday, 17 November 2011
David Meadows
4:39 PM

Have a roof aerial BA20 2BB

I have just bought a Humax HDR Fox T2. I decided to tune it in manually as described on Digitaluk. All was fine up to Channel 29 (HD) when it said no channels found. Looking at my channel list all was there but the HD channels. I reset the box and did an auto search and the HD channels appeared. What is going on? Are these HD channels from Stockland Hill? David Meadows

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Dave Lindsay

8:15 PM

David Meadows: Digital UK Tradeview coverage predictor and Ofcom info says it is C29.

If you have a booster? If so, try removing it.

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Friday, 18 November 2011
Jim F

9:03 PM

David Meadows: The Humax HDRFOXT2 manual tuning menu has an entry for "Transmission", which you have to change to DVB-T2 to be able to decode the HD programmes. The standard definition programmes use the DVB-T setting.

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Thursday, 24 November 2011
David Meadows
7:53 PM

Thanks for the comments. The problem was not changing to the DVB-T2 standard when searching for channel 29. Once I did that all was well. I cleared all the stored programs and retuned manually to avoid the other transmitters. I don't know where the HD channels that had automatically tuned in were coming from. They were a very weak signal, I think the menu said channel 64. Mendip is just over the hill,but I could never get an analogue signal from it. Thanks David

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Thursday, 22 December 2011
Bill Llewellyn
8:00 PM

I am in Colyton EX24 6JX. Picture fine but channel 33 (Wales tonight 1900 Thursday 22nd)) has Welsh pictures and sound but subtitles from Meridian.

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