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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 problems

The BBC and Digital UK report there are no faults or engineering work on the Dawlish (Devon, England) transmitter.

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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.

MuxH/VFrequencyHeightModeWatts
PSB1
BBCA
 V max
C48 (690.0MHz)139mDTG-320W
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
C32 (562.0MHz)139mDTG-320W
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
C33 (570.0MHz)139mDTG-620W
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 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?

regional news image
BBC Spotlight 0.8m homes 2.9%
from Plymouth PL3 5BD, 51km west-southwest (246°)
to BBC South West region - 107 masts.
regional news image
ITV West Country News (West) 0.8m homes 2.9%
from Plymouth PL7 5BQ, 44km west-southwest (242°)
to ITV West Country region - 107 masts.
All of lunch, weekend and 50% evening news is shared with West Country (East)

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

1984-971997-981998-20092009-132013-182013-1727 Mar 2019
C/D EC/D EC/D EC/D EC/D E TC/D E TK T
C32D3+4
C33BBCB
C48 BBCABBCABBCA
C52tv_off D3+4D3+4
C55tv_offBBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1waves
C56tv_offBBCBBBCBBBCB
C59tv_offITVwavesITVwavesITVwavesD3+4
C62BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBCA
C65C4wavesC4wavesC4waves

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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 6 May 09 and 20 May 09.

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

BBCA, D3+4, BBCB 20W
Analogue 1-4(-5.2dB) 6W

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. Dawlish 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
Friday, 26 August 2011
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

2:43 PM

DAWLISH transmitter - Freeview HD Digital TV Off Air from 12:11 today to 12:42 today [BBC]

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Tuesday, 30 August 2011
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

1:36 PM

DAWLISH transmitter - Freeview HD Digital TV Off Air from 12:11 on 26 Aug to 12:42 on 26 Aug [BBC]

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Friday, 14 October 2011
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Gavin Callard
1:11 AM

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!

Cheers,
GC.


*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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Saturday, 15 October 2011
Wednesday, 2 November 2011
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

11:55 AM

DAWLISH transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air from 10:14 today [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering
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3:48 PM

DAWLISH transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air from 12:39 today to 12:40 today HD Digital TV Off Air from 12:39 today to 12:40 today [BBC]

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Thursday, 3 November 2011
Transmitter engineering
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4:27 AM

DAWLISH transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air from 12:39 yesterday to 12:40 yesterday HD Digital TV Off Air from 12:39 yesterday to 12:40 yesterday [BBC]

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Friday, 4 November 2011
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

4:27 AM

DAWLISH transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air from 12:39 on 02 Nov to 12:40 on 02 Nov HD Digital TV Off Air from 12:39 on 02 Nov to 12:40 on 02 Nov [BBC]

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Tuesday, 17 January 2012
Transmitter engineering
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10:30 AM

DAWLISH transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air from 09:00 today HD Digital TV Off Air from 09:00 today [BBC]

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5:30 PM

DAWLISH transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air from 09:00 today to 16:01 today HD Digital TV Off Air from 09:00 today to 16:01 today [BBC]

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