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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?

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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-320,000W
Channel icons
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-320,000W
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-620,000W
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
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
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 8 others

COM6
ArqB
 H -3dB
C32 (562.0MHz)400mDTG-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 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
Sunday, 29 September 2013
M
Mark Huntley-James
6:57 PM

Update... Camelford area.

Channel 52 on Redruth is currently back. I have tried manual scan on this every few days and on Saturday there was a signal with poor to medium quality. It was enough for the EPG to re-instate the channels.

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Mark Huntley-James's 2 posts GB
Monday, 28 October 2013
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Shaunne Shaw
9:27 AM
Newquay

I have a 'no signal' for all channels on Freeview which appeared about 7 am ish, ie TV was on first thing. Has the transmitter gone down? I am in the Holywell/Cubert area.

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Shaunne Shaw's 1 post GB
Monday, 20 January 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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Monday, 27 January 2014
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John
4:00 PM
Helston

We get our TV from the Redruth transmitter and last night we lost all but a few of the terrestrial channels, including all of the HD channels. I see that there was engineering work programmed for last week but is it continuing this week and any idea if we will we get our signal back before the start of the Winter Olympics?

Many thanks

John

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John's 2 posts GB
Tuesday, 28 January 2014
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

4:23 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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Thursday, 6 February 2014
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Malcolm Brown
6:51 PM

Digital TV reception in my area of Marazion is dreadful at the best of times, but over the last few days the TV is almost unusable. I have not been able to get any BBC channels at all and ITV is poor reception. No digital radio either. My antenna is aimed at the Redruth transmitter. Two neighbours whose aerials point at the Gulval relay cannot get any TV at all. What is going on?

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Malcolm Brown's 3 posts GB
Dave Lindsay
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

7:03 PM

Malcolm Brown: The note near the top of this page from Digital UK states that Redruth TV is "Liable to interruption". Gulval is a relay of Redruth and its feeds are the signals from its parent.

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Malcolm Brown
7:56 PM
Marazion

Dave Lindsay: Thank you for this information. I did see the banner at the top of the page relating to the Redruth transmitter engineering work. I posed my question anyway as I could not see any date and time that this top banner was last updated. As a helpful suggestion, could a date and time be included in a main information heading please? This would make terms like 'over the next week' more meaningful. Thanks.

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Malcolm Brown's 3 posts GB
Friday, 7 February 2014
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jb38
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

9:29 AM

Malcolm Brown: Precise information as to when any interruption to the service is liable to occur is something which cannot really be forecast in advance, as any that do take place is entirely dependant on the nature of the engineering work being carried out and whether or not the engineer(s) involved at a particular stage deem it necessary for technical reasons, or indeed in the interests of safety, to either cut the power of the transmitter or even kill it altogether whilst some task is being carried out.

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Sunday, 9 February 2014
Transmitter engineering
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4:23 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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