Freeview Light on the Dawlish (Devon, England) transmitter
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The symbol shows the location of the Dawlish (Devon, England) transmitter which serves 1,000 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 Dawlish (Devon, England) transmitter.
Which Freeview channels does the Dawlish 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 Dawlish (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 Dawlish transmitter?
BBC Spotlight 0.8m homes 2.9%
from Plymouth PL3 5BD, 51km west-southwest (246°)
to BBC South West region - 107 masts.
How will the Dawlish (Devon, England) transmission frequencies change over time?
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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 6 May 09 and 20 May 09.
How do the old analogue and currrent digital signal levels compare?
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Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Stockland Hill transmitter area
Is the transmitter output the same in all directions?Radiation patterns withheld
Let's look at this from another angle.
I now live in Dawlish (I'm a Devonian born and bred, but have been living in Wiltshire for about a decade, and in Wales for the better part of four years before that).
I am disappointed at the lack of Digital Free to Air channels at my address.
But here's the thing: On the analogue system, you got far fewer channels anyway. Eg. BBC1, BBC2, ITV1 (as it's now called in listings) and Channel4, and probably Five.
FreeSat is not terribly expensive (Aldi and Lidl both on occasion sell such equipment for less than £80*)
Yes, it's unfair that many people get all the channels without FreeSat or a lapsed Sky system. On the other hand, you live in a beautiful part of Devon. Stop watching the 'telly and go for a walk!
The license fee does not go towards any of the "Commercial" stations. All the analogue channels are available in digital form here.
It's a pity and perhaps unfair that the other channels aren't. But since they are commercial channels, it's up to them what they do with their cash.
I don't like it that I can't get Film4 for example, but I can't really complain since I never had it on analogue in any case.
I agree however that where the full channel range is not available, it should not be advertised as available. But then, I don't recall seeing any such ads. Perhaps that's because I don't watch much TV though!
*I've not checked recently, but I was able to purchase a full FreeSat system for £74.99 in late summer 2010.
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Gavin Callard: Yes, indeed... there is more at Will there ever be more services on the Freeview Light transmitters? | ukfree.tv - independent free digital TV advice .
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