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The symbol shows the location of the Torquay Town (Torbay, England) transmitter which serves 1,800 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 Torquay Town (Torbay, England) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Torquay Town 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
C41+ (634.2MHz)106mDTG-340W
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
C47 (682.0MHz)106mDTG-340W
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
C44 (658.0MHz)106mDTG-640W
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 Torquay Town (Torbay, 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 Torquay Town transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Spotlight 0.8m homes 2.9%
from Plymouth PL3 5BD, 43km west (260°)
to BBC South West region - 107 masts.
regional news image
ITV West Country News (West) 0.8m homes 2.9%
from Plymouth PL7 5BQ, 36km west (259°)
to ITV West Country region - 107 masts.
All of lunch, weekend and 50% evening news is shared with West Country (East)

How will the Torquay Town (Torbay, England) transmission frequencies change over time?

1984-971997-981998-20092009-1327 Mar 2019
B E TB E TB E TB E K TB E K T
C41ITVwavesITVwavesITVwaves+BBCABBCA
C44BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBCBBBCB
C47C4wavesC4wavesC4wavesD3+4D3+4
C51tv_offBBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1waves

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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 8 Apr 09 and 22 Apr 09.

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

Analogue 1-4, BBCA, D3+4, BBCB 40W

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. Torquay Town 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
Sunday, 3 July 2011
Transmitter engineering
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7:45 PM

TORQUAY TOWN transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air from 09:07 on 01 Jul to 09:09 on 01 Jul BBC Digital TV Off Air from 01:33 on 01 Jul to 04:34 on 01 Jul HD Digital TV Off Air from 09:00 on 01 Jul to 09:09 on 01 Jul HD Digital TV Off Air from 04:16 on 30 Jun to 05:54 on 30 Jun [BBC]

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Tuesday, 5 July 2011
Transmitter engineering
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4:38 AM

TORQUAY TOWN transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air from 09:07 on 01 Jul to 09:09 on 01 Jul BBC Digital TV Off Air from 01:33 on 01 Jul to 04:34 on 01 Jul HD Digital TV Off Air from 09:00 on 01 Jul to 09:09 on 01 Jul [BBC]

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Saturday, 7 January 2012
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Bell
8:30 PM

No channel guide information available on non BBC channels. Please give advise. Am using a GOODMANS FReeview receiver.

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Monday, 16 January 2012
Saturday, 11 February 2012
Transmitter engineering
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11:28 AM

TORQUAY TOWN transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air from 10:15 today HD Digital TV Off Air from 10:15 today [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering
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12:28 PM

TORQUAY TOWN transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air from 10:15 today to 10:18 today HD Digital TV Off Air from 10:15 today to 10:18 today [BBC]

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Sunday, 12 February 2012
Transmitter engineering
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4:33 AM

TORQUAY TOWN transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air from 10:15 yesterday to 10:18 yesterday HD Digital TV Off Air from 10:15 yesterday to 10:18 yesterday [BBC]

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Monday, 13 February 2012
Transmitter engineering
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4:31 AM

TORQUAY TOWN transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air from 10:15 on 11 Feb to 10:18 on 11 Feb HD Digital TV Off Air from 10:15 on 11 Feb to 10:18 on 11 Feb [BBC]

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Monday, 2 July 2012
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Steven Moore
11:27 AM

I have Technomate TM-6902 HD T2 Super, I receive both Satellite and Terrestrial reception.
On the Terrestrial channel 57 HD. I have found that the signal level is 90% and the quality is 90% but dropping or flickering off and on which blanks my tv viewing, this happens on all HD channels.
Is there a problem with the signal as there was some maintenance work carried out recently. Look forward to your reply.

Steven Moore


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Dave Lindsay
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12:25 PM

Steven Moore: You have posted on the page for the Torquay Town transmitter, yet C57 is that of its parent, Beacon Hill.

If your aerial is vertical and points to Torquay Town transmitter which is on the roof of Walden Point on St Luke's Road South then the problem is that your box is incorrectly tuned.

If your aerial is horizontal and points to Beacon Hill, then perhaps you have too much signal. See this page for an explanation and remedy in this case:

Freeview signals: too much of a good thing is bad for you | ukfree.tv - independent free digital TV advice

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