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

Are there any planned engineering works or unexpected transmitter faults on the Chagford (Devon, England) mast?

Chagford transmitter - Chagford transmitter: Possible effect on TV reception week commencing 06/12/2021 Screen may go black on some or all channels Digital tick


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Which Freeview channels does the Chagford 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
C27+ (522.2MHz)280mDTG-32W
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, 250 BBC Red Button, plus 16 others

PSB2
D3+4
 V max
C24+ (498.2MHz)280mDTG-32W
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, 25 ITV4, 29 E4 +1, 34 ITV +1 (West Country),

PSB3
BBCB
 V max
C21+ (474.2MHz)280mDTG-62W
Channel icons
72 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 52 Freeview channels?

the effected channels
the effected channels
the effected channels
the effected channels

The Chagford (Devon, 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, Challenge, Channel 5 +1, CITV, YAAAS!, 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, More4 +1, Now 70s, Paramount Network, 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 Chagford transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Spotlight 0.8m homes 2.9%
from Plymouth PL3 5BD, 39km south-southwest (212°)
to BBC South West region - 107 masts.
regional news image
ITV West Country News (West) 0.8m homes 2.9%
from Plymouth PL7 5BQ, 35km south-southwest (201°)
to ITV West Country region - 107 masts.
All of lunch, weekend and 50% evening news is shared with West Country (East)

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

1984-971997-981998-20092009-1331 Mar 2019-
A K TA K TA K TA K TA K T
C21BBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1waves+BBCBBBCB
C24ITVwavesITVwavesITVwaves+D3+4D3+4
C27BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2waves+BBCABBCA
C31C4wavesC4wavesC4waves

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 1 Jul 09 and 29 Jul 09.

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

Analogue 1-4 12W
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-7dB) 2.4W

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. Chagford 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
Monday, 29 April 2013
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Jonathan Evans-Baldwin
1:41 AM

Hi please help us as we have a 21 bedroom hotel with at least 25 tvs plus we have customers coming left right and centre about having no tv please help either email myself or Matthew Perkins who have requested help from above. Our tvs have not worked since 18.21 hours last night and this is the first time we have discovered this in the last year we have been in Chagford
Pleas hep

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Dave Lindsay
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1:50 AM

Jonathan Evans-Baldwin : You have alluded to whether these TVs are all fed from the same aerial or whether they use separate aerials.

If they use the same aerial then presumably there is a powered amplifier. If this is the case and the Chagford transmitter is still on air then suspicion must fall on the amplifier; either it has failed or there is no power to it. The fact that the amplifier's light is on does not necessarily mean that it is functioning.

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jb38
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5:03 PM

Jonathan Evans-Baldwin : It should also be noted that another person (Matthew Perkins) has also complained of zero reception from the Chagford transmitter on a posting made at 10.40PM yesterday, but as nothing as yet has been posted on the engineering pages this could suggest that problem might be with the mains power supply to the station rather than an actual transmitter fault as such.

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Jonathan Evans-Baldwin
11:23 PM

Hi thanks for getting back to me so fast. I have checked the aerials in both places. Hotel and the house. They are both on different transmitters. But both don't work they are also brand new at the most 2 years old. I have spoken to other people around Chagford across a straight line. Only one place has signal but theirs has gone down from 100 percent to 50 from about 15 houses inc pubs

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Tuesday, 30 April 2013
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jb38
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12:33 AM

Jonathan Evans-Baldwin: Chagford is a relay of the parent Stockland Hill transmitter and so if anything was amiss at Stockland it would also affect the relay, however a check made a few minutes ago still gave a clear sheet as far as any faults being indicated are concerned, this of course being contrary to the result of your own enquiries.

However you could try a signal check for yourself on a TV connected into the aerial facing Stockland Hill, the station being located @ 33 miles / and with the aerial facing 75 degrees, easily identified as the elements on the aerial should be positioned horizontally for Stockland Hill whereas vertically for Chagford.

The signal check made by going into the TV / boxes tuning section / "manual tune" and entering mux Ch26 into the box (Stocklands BBC) but do NOT press search or scan, because if any signal is being received then its level should be indicated no matter how weak it might be.

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Saturday, 15 February 2014
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4:24 AM

CHAGFORD transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 23:26 yesterday to 01:27 today, HD Digital TV Off Air from 23:26 yesterday to 01:27 today. [BBC]

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Sunday, 16 February 2014
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4:24 AM

CHAGFORD transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 23:26 on 14 Feb to 01:27 yesterday, HD Digital TV Off Air from 23:26 on 14 Feb to 01:27 yesterday. [BBC]

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Monday, 17 February 2014
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CHAGFORD transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 23:26 on 14 Feb to 01:27 on 15 Feb, HD Digital TV Off Air from 23:26 on 14 Feb to 01:27 on 15 Feb. [BBC]

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Monday, 23 November 2015
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10:09 AM

CHAGFORD transmitter - Possible service interruptions [DUK]

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CHAGFORD transmitter - Possible service interruptions [DUK]

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