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Freeview Light on the Swimbridge (Devon, England) transmitter

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sa_gmapsGoogle mapsa_bingBing mapsa_gearthGoogle Earthsa_gps51.048,-3.967 or 51°2'54"N 3°58'2"Wsa_postcodeEX32 0QB

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The symbol shows the location of the Swimbridge (Devon, England) transmitter which serves 600 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 Swimbridge (Devon, England) transmitter.

Choose from three options: ■ List by multiplex ■ List by channel number ■ List by channel name

Which Freeview channels does the Swimbridge 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
C26 (514.0MHz)185mDTG-32W
Channel icons
1 BBC One South West, 2 BBC Two England, 9 BBC Four, 120 CBBC, 121 CBeebies, 130 BBC News, 131 BBC Parliament, 601 BBC Red Button 1, plus 17 others

PSB2
D3+4
 V max
C23 (490.0MHz)185mDTG-32W
Channel icons
3 ITV (West Country), 4 Channel 4 South ads, 5 Channel 5, 6 ITV 2, 13 Channel 4 +1 South ads, 14 More4, 15 Film4, 24 ITV4, 28 E4, 33 ITV +1 (West Country),

PSB3
BBCB
 V max
C29 (538.0MHz)185mDTG-62W
Channel icons
45 Film4 +1, 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, 123 CBBC HD,



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 0 Freeview channels?


The Swimbridge (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 Swimbridge transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Spotlight 0.8m homes 2.9%
from Plymouth PL3 5BD, 75km south
to BBC South West region - 107 masts.
regional news image
ITV West Country News (West) 0.8m homes 2.9%
from Plymouth PL7 5BQ, 73km south
to ITV West Country region - 107 masts.
All of lunch, weekend and 50% evening news is shared with West Country (East)

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

years1984-971997-981998-20092009-132013-182013-18
aerial groupA KA KA KA KA KA K
C23ITVITVITVD3+4D3+4D3+4
C26BBC2BBC2BBC2BBCABBCABBCA
C29C4C4C4BBCBBBCBBBCB
600C33BBC1BBC1BBC1

orange background for multiplexes names more
green background for transmission frequencies
lilac background for power levels in watts
800MHz band: 4G mobile started in 2013
700MHz band: 4G from 30 June 2020more
600MHz band: new or moved digital TV services more
Notes: + and - denote 166kHz offset; aerial group are shown as A B C/D E K W
Italics for analogue, digital switchover was Wednesdays 1st July and 29th July 2009.

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

Analogue 1-4 6W
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-4.8dB) 2W

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Huntshaw Cross 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. Swimbridge 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.

Comments
Thursday, 24 March 2011
Transmitter engineering
4:38 AM

SWIMBRIDGE transmitter - Freeview HD Digital TV Off Air from 00:01 today to 02:21 today [BBC]

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Friday, 25 March 2011
Transmitter engineering
4:36 AM

SWIMBRIDGE transmitter - Freeview HD Digital TV Off Air from 00:01 yesterday to 02:21 yesterday [BBC]

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Thursday, 13 October 2011
Transmitter engineering
5:45 PM

SWIMBRIDGE transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air from 13:56 today to 13:57 today HD Digital TV Off Air from 13:56 today to 13:57 today [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering's 114,851 posts Owner Owner xx
Friday, 14 October 2011
Transmitter engineering
5:10 AM

SWIMBRIDGE transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air from 13:56 yesterday to 13:57 yesterday HD Digital TV Off Air from 13:56 yesterday to 13:57 yesterday [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering's 114,851 posts Owner Owner xx
Saturday, 15 October 2011
Transmitter engineering
4:43 AM

SWIMBRIDGE transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air from 13:56 on 13 Oct to 13:57 on 13 Oct HD Digital TV Off Air from 13:56 on 13 Oct to 13:57 on 13 Oct [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering's 114,851 posts Owner Owner xx
Monday, 4 August 2014
Tuesday, 12 August 2014

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