Freeview Light on the Alverton (Cornwall, England) transmitter
|Google map||Bing map||Google Earth||50.115,-5.559 or 50°6'53"N 5°33'31"W||TR18 4SB|
The symbol shows the location of the Alverton (Cornwall, England) transmitter which serves less than 500 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 problemsThe BBC and Digital UK report there are no faults or engineering work on the Alverton (Cornwall, England) transmitter.
Which Freeview channels does the Alverton 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.
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 52 Freeview channels?
The Alverton (Cornwall, England) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: 4Music, 4seven, 5Action, 5SELECT, 5STAR, 5USA, Aljazeera English, BBC Four HD, BBC News HD, Blaze, Blaze +1, CBeebies HD, CBS Drama, CBS Justice, CBS Reality, Challenge, Channel 5 +1, CITV, Dave, Dave ja vu, DMAX, Drama +1, Film4 +1, Food Network, Forces TV, FreeSports, GB News, GREAT! movies, GREAT! movies action, HGTV, Horror Channel, ITV2 +1, ITV3 +1, ITV4 +1, ITVBe +1, YAAAS!, More4 +1, Now 70s, PBS America +1, pick, Quest +1, Quest Red, Quest Red +1, Really, RT HD, Sky Arts, Sky News, Smithsonian Channel, 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 Alverton transmitter?
BBC Spotlight 0.8m homes 2.9%
from Plymouth PL3 5BD, 106km east-northeast (75°)
to BBC South West region - 107 masts.
How will the Alverton (Cornwall, England) transmission frequencies change over time?
|1984-97||1997-98||1998-2009||2009-13||30 Jun 2019-|
|A K T||A K T||A K T||A K T||A K T|
tv_off Being removed from Freeview (for 5G use) after November 2020 - more
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?
|BBCA, D3+4, BBCB||(-6dB) 2W|
Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Redruth transmitter area
Alverton isn't listed this week, but any work last week may not have been completed and sometimes these lists are not 100% reliable if past experience is anything to go by! Additionally it's a relay of Redruth and that is listed again this week so any work there may be affecting Alverton.
What sort of problem is the customer experiencing?
|link to this comment|
Hi Chris. Thanks for the info, yes, weak signal and missing channels.
I wish they would make this information more widely available
Back in the day they used to put a message on screen occasionally
to advise viewers, saved a lot of wasted time
|link to this comment|
Oh yes, quite right, I'd forgotten about that - Arquiva and Freeview could be more helpful in that respect, but maybe that's hoping a bit much. Freeview these days, now that the 700MHz Clearance has been completed, only seem to be interested in promoting Freeview Play and dumb help on how to retune when you haven't got a signal - one of the worst bits of advise going if you were correctly tuned, as it usually just ends up clearing the correct tuning whilst there's no signal!
It might be an idea for the customer to check in their tuning section that they are correctly tuned if using the Alverton relay UHF channels are C27, C24 & C21 that's in the order PSBs 1-3.
If they'd retuned at the wrong time they might be getting Redruth signals of the back of the aerial - it's UHF channels are C44, C41, C47, C48, C33, & C32 in the order PSBs1-3, COMs 4-6.
If the set has an auto-retune function on no signal, best to turn it off if possible, more trouble than it's worth - rarely need a retune these days, usually only when a commercial broadcaster has changed a channel on one of the COM muxes and there's usually an on-screen pop-up to advise that.
|link to this comment|