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The symbol shows the location of the Huntshaw Cross (Devon, England) transmitter which serves 37,000 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 Huntshaw Cross (Devon, England) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Huntshaw Cross 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
 H max
C30 (546.0MHz)359mDTG-320,000W
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1 BBC One (SD) South West, 2 BBC Two England, 9 BBC Four, 23 BBC Three, 201 CBBC, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, 250 BBC Red Button, plus 16 others

PSB2
D3+4
 H max
C31- (553.8MHz)359mDTG-320,000W
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, 26 ITV4, 30 E4 +1, 35 ITV +1 (West Country),

PSB3
BBCB
 H max
C37- (601.8MHz)359mDTG-620,000W
Channel icons
56 5SELECT, 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, 106 BBC Four HD, 109 BBC Three HD, 204 CBBC HD, 205 CBeebies HD, plus 1 others

COM4
SDN
 H -3dB
C32 (562.0MHz)359mDTG-810,000W
Channel icons
12 Quest, 20 Drama, 21 5USA, 29 ITV2 +1, 32 5STAR, 33 5Action, 41 Legend, 42 GREAT! movies action, 46 Channel 5 +1, 58 ITVBe +1, 59 ITV3 +1, 64 Blaze, 67 CBS Reality, 74 Dave ja vu, 78 TCC, 81 Blaze +1, 89 ITV4 +1, 203 CITV, 208 POP MAX, 209 Ketchup TV, 210 Ketchup Too, 211 YAAAS!, plus 15 others

COM5
ArqA
 H -3dB
C34 (578.0MHz)359mDTG-810,000W
Channel icons
11 Sky Arts, 17 Really, 19 Dave, 31 E4 Extra, 36 pick, 40 Quest Red, 43 Food Network, 47 Film4 +1, 48 Challenge, 49 4seven, 57 Smithsonian Channel, 60 Drama +1, 70 Quest +1, 75 Yesterday +1, 83 Together TV, 233 Sky News, plus 8 others

COM6
ArqB
 H -3dB
C35+ (586.2MHz)359mDTG-810,000W
Channel icons
 FreeSports, 25 W, 27 Yesterday, 34 GREAT! movies, 39 DMAX, 44 HGTV, 71 Quest Red +1, 73 HobbyMaker, 82 Talking Pictures TV, 84 PBS America, 88 Classic Hits, 235 Aljazeera English, plus 19 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
DTG-8 64QAM 8K 3/4 27.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)

Are you trying to watch these 0 Freeview HD channels?


The Huntshaw Cross (Devon, England) mast is not one of the extended Freeview HD (COM7 and COM8) transmitters, it does not provide these high definition (HD) channels: .

If you want to watch these HD channels, either use Freesat HD, or move your TV aerial must point to one of the 30 Full Freeview HD transmitters. For more information see the want to know which transmitters will carry extra Freeview HD? page.

Which BBC and ITV regional news can I watch from the Huntshaw Cross transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Spotlight 0.8m homes 2.9%
from Plymouth PL3 5BD, 66km south (184°)
to BBC South West region - 107 masts.
regional news image
ITV West Country News (West) 0.8m homes 2.9%
from Plymouth PL7 5BQ, 66km south (176°)
to ITV West Country region - 107 masts.
All of lunch, weekend and 50% evening news is shared with West Country (East)

Are there any self-help relays?

Nth MoltonTransposer18 km E Barnstaple30 homes

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

1968-80s1984-971997-981998-20092009-132013-182013-1719 Jun 2019
VHFC/D EC/D EC/D EC/D EC/D E TC/D E TW T
C11ITVwaves
C30BBCA
C31D3+4
C32SDN
C34ArqA
C35ArqB
C37BBCB
C48SDNSDNSDN
C50tv_off BBCABBCA
C51tv_off_local_local_local_local
C52tv_offArqAArqAArqA
C55tv_offBBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1waves-BBCB-BBCB-BBCB
C56tv_off+ArqB+ArqB+ArqB
C59tv_offITVwavesITVwavesITVwaves-D3+4-D3+4-D3+4
C62BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBCA
C65C4wavesC4wavesC4waves
C67C5wavesC5waves

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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 1 Jul 09 and 29 Jul 09.

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

Analogue 1-4 100kW
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-7dB) 20kW
SDN, ARQA, ARQB(-10dB) 10kW
Mux 1*, Mux 2*, Mux A*, Mux B*, Mux C*, Mux D*(-14dB) 4kW
Analogue 5(-17dB) 2kW

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Huntshaw Cross 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.

Is the transmitter output the same in all directions?

Radiation patterns withheld

Comments
Saturday, 24 October 2015
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

4:32 AM

HUNTSHAW CROSS transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Weak Signal from 11:51 on 22 Oct to 11:58 on 22 Oct. [BBC]

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Saturday, 14 November 2015
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alan fletcher
5:33 PM

dear when is the huntshaw cross transmitter going to get its hd channels working correctly. i a tv with
a separate hd tuner and all the channels have lip sync problems, the voice is out of sync with mouth.
everything is fine with the other sd transmissions, i have a freesat box and the hd channels are fine.
this only started about about 2 wks ago. i went onto my local tv shop in barnstaple and they told me
that you have a software problem, is this correct and how long will it take to fix.
regards
alan fletcher

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Sunday, 15 November 2015
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Peter Lloyd
9:23 AM

I have the same the same problem as Alan Fletcher ie lip sync. The difference is that I have full HD smart TV.
It has been fine up to a couple of days ago, now cannot watch any HD channels.
Can let me know what the problem is. Thank you.

(Witheridge)

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tommy
10:33 AM

Big sound delay problem started here also since last wednesdday on all hd channels (Bideford)

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alan fletcher
12:24 PM

dear sir
glad to see that i'm not the only one with lip sync problem on the hd channels from huntshaw cross
tx. my tv is also a full hd smart tv. it would be great to be able to use its full capabilities.
hoping to hear from you soon with some good news.
regards
alan fletcher
braunton
ex33

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tommy
8:08 PM

Sound seems to be all synced up now as of this evening (Sunday) after a quick look at the HD channels.

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Monday, 16 November 2015
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

4:32 PM

HUNTSHAW CROSS transmitter - Freeview: HD Digital TV Reduced Quality from 10:00 today to 11:30 today. [BBC]

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Tuesday, 17 November 2015
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

4:32 AM

HUNTSHAW CROSS transmitter - Freeview: HD Digital TV Reduced Quality from 10:00 yesterday to 11:30 yesterday. [BBC]

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Wednesday, 18 November 2015
Transmitter engineering
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4:32 AM

HUNTSHAW CROSS transmitter - Freeview: HD Digital TV Reduced Quality from 10:00 on 16 Nov to 11:30 on 16 Nov. [BBC]

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Tuesday, 24 November 2015
Transmitter engineering
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4:32 PM

HUNTSHAW CROSS transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Weak Signal from 10:49 today. [BBC]

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