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The symbol shows the location of the Ridge Hill (County of Herefordshire, England) transmitter which serves 270,000 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 Ridge Hill (County of Herefordshire, England) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Ridge Hill 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
C28 (530.0MHz)363mDTG-320,000W
Channel icons
1 BBC One (SD) West Midlands, 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 18 others

PSB2
D3+4
 H max
C25 (506.0MHz)363mDTG-320,000W
Channel icons
3 ITV 1 (SD) (Central (West micro region)), 4 Channel 4 (SD) Midlands ads, 5 Channel 5, 6 ITV 2, 10 ITV3, 13 E4, 14 Film4, 15 Channel 4 +1 Midlands ads, 18 More4, 26 ITV4, 30 E4 +1, 35 ITV1 +1 (Central west),

PSB3
BBCB
 H max
C22+ (482.2MHz)363mDTG-620,000W
Channel icons
56 5SELECT, 101 BBC One HD (England no regional news), 102 BBC Two HD (England), 103 ITV 1 HD (ITV Central West), 104 Channel 4 HD Midlands 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
C21+ (474.2MHz)361mDTG-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 MAX, 209 Ketchup TV, 210 Ketchup Too, 211 YAAAS!, plus 15 others

COM5
ArqA
 H -3dB
C24 (498.0MHz)366mDTG-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
C27 (522.0MHz)361mDTG-810,000W
Channel icons
 FreeSports, 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 Aljazeera English, plus 19 others

PSB2
D3+4west
 H max
C29 (538.0MHz)352mDTG-320,000W
Channel icons
3 ITV 1 (SD) (West), 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),

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)

Which BBC and ITV regional news can I watch from the Ridge Hill transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Midlands Today 2.9m homes 10.9%
from Birmingham B1 1RF, 69km northeast (39°)
to BBC West Midlands region - 66 masts.
regional news image
ITV Central News 2.9m homes 10.9%
from Birmingham B1 2JT, 69km northeast (39°)
to ITV Central (West) region - 65 masts.
All of lunch, weekend and 80% evening news is shared with Central (East)

Are there any self-help relays?

WhittonTransposer35 km NW Hereford40 homes

How will the Ridge Hill (County of Herefordshire, England) transmission frequencies change over time?

1968-80s1984-971997-981998-20112011-131 Mar 2018
VHFA K TA K TA K TW TW T
C6ITVwaves
C21+SDNSDN
C22BBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1waves+BBCBBBCB
C24ArqAArqA
C25ITVwavesITVwavesITVwavesD3+4D3+4
C27ArqBArqB
C28BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBCABBCA
C29D3+4
C30_local
C32C4wavesC4wavesC4wavescom7
C34com8
C35C5wavesC5waves
C51tv_off_local_local
C55tv_offcom7tv_off
C56tv_offCOM8tv_off

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 6 Apr 11 and 20 Apr 11.

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

Analogue 1-5 100kW
BBCA, D3+4, PSB2 iw, BBCB(-7dB) 20kW
com7(-9.8dB) 10.5kW
SDN, ARQA, ARQB(-10dB) 10kW
com8(-10.1dB) 9.8kW
Mux 1*, Mux 2*, Mux A*, Mux B*, Mux C*, Mux D*(-17dB) 2kW

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Ridge Hill transmitter area

Feb 1956-Jul 1968Associated TeleVision†
Feb 1956-Jul 1968Associated British Corporation◊
Jul 1968-Dec 1981Associated TeleVision
Jan 1982-Feb 2004Central Independent 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
Wednesday, 28 December 2016
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N Owen
2:40 PM
Hereford

All TV channels off today. I have checked our connections and done a reset. Aerial on roof with mast head amp - power supply fairly new and has power light on it. DAB radio signal also not working - it usually is a bit weak.

We are right at the extreme edge of reception so presuming it is atmospheric effects. Postcode HR3 6EY, Rhydspence right on the Powys / Hereford border.

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N Owen's 5 posts GB
Wednesday, 1 February 2017
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Mr Hibbs
6:58 PM

GL504JN Cheltenham. Been having problems for a few days now with reception can you please help?

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Mr Hibbs's 1 post GB
Thursday, 2 February 2017
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StevensOnln1
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10:17 AM

Mr Hibbs: Please describe the problems you're having. Are channels breaking up? Are you loosing them completely? Does it only affect some channels and not others? Have you checked all the cables and connections behind the TV to make sure nothing is loose or damaged?

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MikeP
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6:23 PM

Mr Hibbs:

You also need top give a full post code for your exact location as there are several possible transmitters serving the general area of Cheltenham.



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MikeP's 3,056 posts GB
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Gareth Markey
7:49 PM
Dursley

Currently we appear to be having Reception issues in Dursley (GL11 6HE) with Freeview through an Ariel. Channels. Intermittent breaking up of picture , a couple of times had Service is not running, or No Signal message on screen.

Have switched off equipment and turned on again, reinstalled channels (and lost some).

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MikeB
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10:42 PM

Gareth Markey: If your tuned to Ridge Hill, you should have a very good signal, so check your system, because its almost certainly a problem with that.

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MikeB's 2,579 posts GB
Friday, 3 February 2017
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D. Radbourne
12:41 PM

We have a signal 1 day in 7 if it's cold ,windy or frosty or foggy we get NO signal at all. This is very unsatisfactory . Post Code HR5 3 RE please contact us by email or telephone 01544331602 Or mobile 07917353648 thank you.



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D. Radbourne's 2 posts GB
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D. Radbourne
12:42 PM

Should of read 1 day out of 7 we get reception all the rest of the time NONE

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MikeB
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1:31 PM

D. Radbourne: Firstly, never ever give out your telephone number, etc - this site is clearly not an 'offical site', and nobody is every going to email or phone you personally - you've just opened yourself to malicious people on the web.

And since its not an offical site, nobody here can do anything to fix it.

Next - since you've put in your postcode into the site, the links below your post show if there is anything in the way of your signal, direction of transmitter, an estimate of the signal quality, transmitter status, etc. You can clearly see that there is something between you and Ridge Hill about 15km away, but DigitalUK reckons your fine overall.

Since the transmitter seems to be working normally, then that just lives your own system. And almost certainly thats where the problem lies - could a be a lose connection, water getting into a cable, frayed wire, etc, but thats the likely problem, and you need to check it.

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MikeB's 2,579 posts GB
MikeP
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7:34 PM

D. Radbourne:

Just a little point of semantics, your post should read "Should have read" as the colloquial short form of 'Should've' actually means 'shoukld have' and not 'should of'. Sorry to be pedantic but proper use of UK English is important.



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