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The symbol shows the location of the Redruth (Cornwall, England) transmitter which serves 97,000 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 Redruth (Cornwall, England) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Redruth 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
C44+ (658.2MHz)400mDTG-20,000W
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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
C41+ (634.2MHz)400mDTG-20,000W
Channel icons
3 ITV 1 (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 ITV1 +1 (West Country),

PSB3
BBCB
 H max
C47 (682.0MHz)400mDTG-20,000W
Channel icons
56 5SELECT, 101 BBC One HD (England no regional news), 102 BBC Two HD (England), 103 ITV 1 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
C48 (690.0MHz)400mDTG-810,000W
Channel icons
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 Player, 209 Ketchup TV, 210 Ketchup Too, 211 YAAAS!, plus 15 others

COM5
ArqA
 H -3dB
C33 (570.0MHz)400mDTG-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 9 others

COM6
ArqB
 H -3dB
C32 (562.0MHz)400mDTG-810,000W
Channel icons
12 Quest, 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 Al Jazeera Eng, plus 19 others

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 Redruth (Cornwall, 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 Redruth transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Spotlight 0.8m homes 2.9%
from Plymouth PL3 5BD, 82km east-northeast (78°)
to BBC South West region - 107 masts.
regional news image
ITV West Country News (West) 0.8m homes 2.9%
from Plymouth PL7 5BQ, 89km east (79°)
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?

CoverackTransposer15 km S Falmouth70 homes

How will the Redruth (Cornwall, England) transmission frequencies change over time?

1950s-80s1984-971997-981998-20092009-131 May 2019
VHFB E TB E TB E TB E TK T
C1BBCtvwaves
C32ArqB
C33ArqA
C37C5wavesC5waves
C41ITVwavesITVwavesITVwaves+D3+4D3+4
C44BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2waves+BBCABBCA
C47C4wavesC4wavesC4wavesBBCBBBCB
C48SDNSDN
C51tv_offBBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1wavesArqB
C52tv_offArqA

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 8 Jul 09 and 5 Aug 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
Analogue 5(-15.2dB) 3kW
Mux D*(-16.6dB) 2.2kW
Mux 1*, Mux 2*, Mux A*, Mux B*, Mux C*(-18dB) 1.6kW

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Redruth 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. Redruth 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
Monday, 24 March 2014
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Ian Gilbert
8:07 AM
Camborne

Four Lanes Transmission mast location TR14 7HP
Freeview channels 11-12-17-29-32-36-37-41-42-43-46-57-82 all have a beautiful picture reception, but, there is lip sync garbled sound distortion.
I live in Camborne Cornwall and tested my TV and Panasonic EX85 recorder at a relations home twenty miles away, tried different types of aerials at home, dish, portable, and loft internal aerial, all with the same result.
Reports from 2 local TV and recorder repairers commented to me the amount of the general public reporting sound faults both on their TV's and recorders with different brand names, with sound problem.

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Ian Gilbert's 4 posts GB
Sunday, 30 March 2014
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

12:36 AM

REDRUTH transmitter - Over the next week Redruth main transmitter: TV (digital) working normally, Radio (analogue) Possible weak signal, Radio (digital) Possible weak signal. [DUK]

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Monday, 31 March 2014
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

10:23 AM

REDRUTH transmitter - Over the next week Redruth main transmitter: TV (digital) Liable to interruption, Radio (analogue) Possible weak signal, Radio (digital) Possible weak signal. [DUK]

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Saturday, 12 April 2014
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Mrs Hilary White
6:39 PM

I think it is disgraceful that you can take out freeview for a whole week, when most people cannot afford to get sky in Cornwall and therefore you are rendering the county with no TV at all.
When is it going to be restored? Have you any plans to destroy my tv viewing in the future.
I am very disappointed that you can do this.

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Briantist
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

7:08 PM

Mrs Hilary White: have you retuned? Engineering work is not usually done at the weekend or during peak viewing hours.

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Briantist's 38,844 posts GB
Sunday, 13 April 2014
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

12:32 AM

REDRUTH transmitter - Over the next week Redruth main transmitter: TV (digital) Liable to interruption, Radio (analogue) Possible weak signal, Radio (digital) Possible weak signal. [DUK]

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Thursday, 17 April 2014
T
Tony Crocker
8:19 AM
St. Austell

postcode PL26 8FZ

We have had no freeview since 10.00 ish on 16.04.14. When can we expect to get it back

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Thursday, 24 July 2014
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Dave Laurie
3:26 PM

Is there an ongoing problem at the Redruth transmitter? Over the last few months we've been experiencing intermittent problems with our digital TV (I suspect rooted in weak signals).

The odd thing is that at different times various different groups of stations tend to break-up or not get decoded correctly. At other times all is well with all the TV channels. But on any particular day several channels will be unwatchable at the same time. Although BBC and ITV 1 & 2 never seem to suffer.

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Dave Lindsay
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

5:35 PM

Dave Laurie: Whereabouts are you?

The COM channels (*not* BBC, ITV1, ITV2 C4 etc which are "PSB") are on lower power. Could you be somewhere where you are getting interference? It is the case that some viewers will only get the Redruth PSBs reliably.

Your location, preferably in the form of postcode or nearby postcode such as a shop will allow reception expectations to be checked.

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Dave Laurie
6:12 PM
St. Austell

PL26 7LU. This first raised it's head late last year, but we put it down to inclement weather. However of late it's become annoying even when the weather is fine.

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