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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
Wednesday, 18 January 2012
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

4:30 AM

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

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Thursday, 19 January 2012
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

4:29 AM

DAWLISH transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air from 09:00 on 17 Jan to 16:01 on 17 Jan HD Digital TV Off Air from 09:00 on 17 Jan to 16:01 on 17 Jan [BBC]

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Tuesday, 22 May 2012
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

1:28 PM

DAWLISH transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air from 10:28 today to 10:29 today HD Digital TV Off Air from 10:28 today to 10:29 today [BBC]

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Saturday, 8 September 2012
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Sandra
8:40 AM

For the past two days we have experienced poor or no signal on our freeview, this is using a separate box and also built in with a different television plus through a built in on a DVD recorder. Is there any reason for this? During the afternoon yesterday we lost signal on and off for about half an hour around 3pm and then last night we lost signal and most of our channels at around 10pm.

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Tony
9:58 AM

I have experienced intermittent loss of signal for some time but usually only for a few minutes at a time but last 2 nights lost most channels for the evening (intermittent but unwatchable) yesterday morning back to normal but this morning still a problem on some channels although HD channels seem unaffected.

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Friday, 14 February 2014
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

7:23 PM

DAWLISH transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 15:55 today, HD Digital TV Off Air from 15:55 today. [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering
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10:23 PM

DAWLISH transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 15:55 today to 20:29 today, HD Digital TV Off Air from 15:55 today to 20:29 today. [BBC]

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Saturday, 15 February 2014
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

4:24 AM

DAWLISH transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 15:55 yesterday to 20:29 yesterday, BBC Digital TV Off Air from 02:18 today, HD Digital TV Off Air from 15:55 yesterday to 20:29 yesterday, HD Digital TV Off Air from 02:18 today. [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering
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7:23 AM

DAWLISH transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 02:18 today to 04:06 today, BBC Digital TV Off Air from 15:55 yesterday to 20:29 yesterday, HD Digital TV Off Air from 02:18 today to 04:06 today, HD Digital TV Off Air from 15:55 yesterday to 20:29 yesterday. [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering
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10:23 AM

DAWLISH transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 15:55 yesterday to 20:29 yesterday, BBC Digital TV Off Air from 02:18 today to 04:06 today, HD Digital TV Off Air from 15:55 yesterday to 20:29 yesterday, HD Digital TV Off Air from 02:18 today to 04:06 today. [BBC]

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