Freeview Light on the Ilfracombe (Devon, England) transmitter
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The symbol shows the location of the Ilfracombe (Devon, England) transmitter which serves 3,600 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 Ilfracombe (Devon, England) transmitter.
Which Freeview channels does the Ilfracombe 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 43 Freeview channels?
The Ilfracombe (Devon, England) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: 4seven, 5Action, 5STAR, 5USA, Aljazeera English, Blaze, Blaze +1, CBS Reality, Challenge, Channel 5 +1, CITV, YAAAS!, Dave, Dave ja vu, DMAX, Drama +1, E4 Extra, Film4 +1, Food Network, GB News, GREAT! movies, GREAT! movies action, HGTV, HobbyMaker, ITV2 +1, ITV3 +1, ITV4 +1, ITVBe +1, Legend, PBS America, pick, POP MAX, Quest +1, Quest Red, Really, Sky News, Smithsonian Channel, Talking Pictures TV, TCC, That's TV (UK), Together TV, W, 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 Ilfracombe transmitter?
BBC Spotlight 0.8m homes 2.9%
from Plymouth PL3 5BD, 90km south (182°)
to BBC South West region - 107 masts.
ITV West Country News (West) 0.8m homes 2.9%
from Plymouth PL7 5BQ, 90km 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?
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How will the Ilfracombe (Devon, England) transmission frequencies change over time?
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tv_off Being removed from Freeview (for 5G use) after November 2020 / June 2022 - 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?
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Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Huntshaw Cross transmitter area
Is the transmitter output the same in all directions?Radiation patterns withheld
Ilfracombe D3&4 has moved down to clear the 800MHz band. But so has Big Bully across the water. So CCI remains. The extra 3dB (how kind) will help a few, but only a few. This is but a wisp of what is to come. France is now urgently considering clearing 700MHz so as to trickle-feed the state's depleted coffers, as reported by Le Monde. Ofcom is like-minded and may well be forced to follow suite so as to minimise CCI along the south coast from across Le Manche.
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It would be nice to know what these engineering works are intended to achieve. A few days ago I overheard people on the local bus complaining that they still could not get a consistently reliable television picture. It comes, breaks up then disappears for a while and so on. They were not happy as they had no problems when it was still analog. I don't know whether they understood that the cause was co-channel interference from Carmel "bouncing off" the rising and falling Bristol Channel. I am sure they would be happier to know that they endure an unacceptable service so that 3G and 4G companies can beef up their future profit margins...
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