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The symbol shows the location of the Truro (Cornwall, England) transmitter which serves 5,200 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 Truro (Cornwall, England) transmitter.

Choose from three options: ■ List by multiplex ■ List by channel number ■ List by channel name
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Which Freeview channels does the Truro 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
C34 (578.0MHz)87mDTG-34W
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
C35 (586.0MHz)87mDTG-34W
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
C36 (594.0MHz)87mDTG-64W
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 Truro (Cornwall, 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 Truro transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Spotlight 0.8m homes 2.9%
from Plymouth PL3 5BD, 66km east (79°)
to BBC South West region - 107 masts.
regional news image
ITV West Country News (West) 0.8m homes 2.9%
from Plymouth PL7 5BQ, 74km east (80°)
to ITV West Country region - 107 masts.
All of lunch, weekend and 50% evening news is shared with West Country (East)

How will the Truro (Cornwall, England) transmission frequencies change over time?

1984-971997-981998-20092009-132013-182013-171 May 2019
C/D EC/D EC/D EC/D EC/D E TC/D E TA K T
C34BBCA
C35D3+4
C36BBCB
C49tv_off D3+4D3+4
C54tv_offC4wavesC4wavesC4wavesBBCABBCABBCA
C58tv_offBBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBCBBBCBBBCB
C61ITVwavesITVwavesITVwavesD3+4
C64BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2waves

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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 Jul 09 and 5 Aug 09.

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

Analogue 1-4 22W
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-7dB) 4.4W

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Redruth 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. Truro 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
Tuesday, 14 February 2012
Dave Lindsay
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

3:24 PM

zoe: An exact location, preferrably in the form of a post code might help assess the possibility of reception of another transmitter. The question is perhaps not quite one of "if" you direct your aerial at another transmitter, but rather if you can ever receive a stable signal from another transmitter.

The fact that Truro is in a valley reduces the chances; indeed the reason for the need for the relay is because the populas is low down and cannot "see" any other transmitter.

The reason you only get a limited number of channels from the Truro relay is outlined in the link provided by Briantist on 17 January. As explained, this is unlikely to change.

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Dave Lindsay's 5,724 posts GB
W A Sturges
4:40 PM
Falmouth

Aerial is on flat roof of 3 storey block of Flats pointing at Caradon and feeds flats thru a Dist. Amplifier

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W A Sturges's 1 post GB
Tuesday, 26 June 2012
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Paul Richards
8:16 PM
Truro

TR1 1NQ. Clear view to transmitter. Up until a few weeks ago we had a signal strength of 9 for BBC. Now it is 4. Nothing has changed here.

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Mark Fletcher
sentiment_satisfiedGold

10:41 PM
Lytham St. Annes

Paul Richards,Truro.
I would look up the section "Freeview reception has changed" !

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Mark Fletcher's 673 posts GB
Monday, 3 December 2012
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Marc S
7:55 AM

Why do I received ITV HD Central in Truro? Also get the same on Satelitte?

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Dave Lindsay
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

10:47 AM

Marc S: Because there are far fewer ITV1 HD regions than there are ITV1 regions and sub-regions:

ITV 1 HD | ukfree.tv - 10 years of independent, free digital TV advice

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Dave Lindsay's 5,724 posts GB
Tuesday, 22 October 2013
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Y Fuller
3:54 PM
Truro

Why are so many supposedly free FREEVIEW channels, such as the new Drama channel, not available in Cornwall?
Will they eventually become available?
I am in the Roseland TR2 5DR

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Dave Lindsay
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

4:17 PM

Y Fuller: Because there are two types of broadcaster in the UK: Public Service and Commercial.

The Commercial (COM) networks which carry Drama and others have free reign on where they wish to broadcast from, a decision which was driven by their objective to make a profit.

The Public Service Broadcaster (PSB) networks, on the other hand, must provide a service to the population, which means installing transmitters like St Anthony in Roseland that serve small pockets.

For a further explanation see:

Londonderry (Northern Ireland) Freeview Light transmitter | ukfree.tv - 11 years of independent, free digital TV advice

You would appear to be in a spot where reception of the full complement of channels from an alternative transmitter is not possible.

Perhaps consider a satellite service such as Freesat. This does not carry Drama because it is only available via satellite on Sky's subscription platform.

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Dave Lindsay's 5,724 posts GB
Saturday, 1 February 2014
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Daniel Smith
3:48 PM

We are in Truro very close to the transmitter. Just bought a Panasonic with built in Freeview HD. Whilst it can pick up the BBC channels they all have intermittent signal, especially the HD channels. Would a signal booster help with this?

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Daniel Smith's 1 post GB
Monday, 17 November 2014
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

8:09 AM

TRURO transmitter - RelayPossible service interruptions [DUK]

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