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The symbol shows the location of the Sidmouth (Devon, England) transmitter which serves 6,900 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 Sidmouth (Devon, England) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Sidmouth 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
 V max
C32- (561.8MHz)130mDTG-36W
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
 V max
C48 (690.0MHz)130mDTG-36W
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
 V max
C33- (569.8MHz)130mDTG-66W
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

DTG-3 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 effected channels
the effected channels
the effected channels
the effected channels

The Sidmouth (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 Sidmouth transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Spotlight 0.8m homes 2.9%
from Plymouth PL3 5BD, 72km west-southwest (244°)
to BBC South West region - 107 masts.
regional news image
ITV West Country News (West) 0.8m homes 2.9%
from Plymouth PL7 5BQ, 65km west-southwest (242°)
to ITV West Country region - 107 masts.
All of lunch, weekend and 50% evening news is shared with West Country (East)

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

1950s-80s1984-971997-981998-20092009-1327 Mar 2019
VHFEEEC/D E TK T
C4BBCtvwaves
C32BBCA
C33BBCB
C39BBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1waves
C45ITVwavesITVwavesITVwaves
C48D3+4D3+4
C49tv_offBBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2waves
C52tv_off-BBCA
C56tv_off-BBCB
C67C4wavesC4wavesC4waves

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 Apr 09 and 22 Apr 09.

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

Analogue 1-4 12W
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-3dB) 6W

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Beacon Hill 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. Sidmouth 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
Friday, 1 July 2011
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

5:33 PM

SIDMOUTH transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air from 09:07 today to 09:09 today BBC Digital TV Off Air from 01:33 today to 04:34 today HD Digital TV Off Air from 09:00 today to 09:09 today HD Digital TV Off Air from 04:16 yesterday to 05:54 yesterday [BBC]

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Saturday, 2 July 2011
Transmitter engineering
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4:32 AM

SIDMOUTH transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air from 09:07 yesterday to 09:09 yesterday BBC Digital TV Off Air from 01:33 yesterday to 04:34 yesterday HD Digital TV Off Air from 09:00 yesterday to 09:09 yesterday HD Digital TV Off Air from 04:16 on 30 Jun to 05:54 on 30 Jun [BBC]

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Sunday, 3 July 2011
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

4:30 AM

SIDMOUTH transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air from 09:07 on 01 Jul to 09:09 on 01 Jul BBC Digital TV Off Air from 01:33 on 01 Jul to 04:34 on 01 Jul HD Digital TV Off Air from 09:00 on 01 Jul to 09:09 on 01 Jul HD Digital TV Off Air from 04:16 on 30 Jun to 05:54 on 30 Jun [BBC]

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Monday, 4 July 2011
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

4:40 AM

SIDMOUTH transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air from 01:33 on 01 Jul to 04:34 on 01 Jul BBC Digital TV Off Air from 09:07 on 01 Jul to 09:09 on 01 Jul HD Digital TV Off Air from 04:16 on 30 Jun to 05:54 on 30 Jun HD Digital TV Off Air from 09:00 on 01 Jul to 09:09 on 01 Jul [BBC]

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Tuesday, 5 July 2011
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

4:38 AM

SIDMOUTH transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air from 09:07 on 01 Jul to 09:09 on 01 Jul BBC Digital TV Off Air from 01:33 on 01 Jul to 04:34 on 01 Jul HD Digital TV Off Air from 09:00 on 01 Jul to 09:09 on 01 Jul [BBC]

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Thursday, 19 September 2013
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Graham
6:58 PM

Hi - my dad has just moved to Sidmouth and likes to watch horse racing, We have found that he should be able to get Racing UK and watch live racing (provided he pays the subscription fee etc) but we are told he will either need a new telly or a freeview HD box (eg TVonics Z500HD).
Does anyone already have Racing UK on their TV and if so how do they receive it - have they got a smart TV or are they using a freeview HD box??? Appreciate your help so that I can try and sort this out for my dad.
Thanks,
Graham

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Michael
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7:25 PM

Graham: Does your dad receive the full range of Freeview channels - i.e. including Dave, Yesterday, etc?

See Racing UK and Racing UK for more details if he does.

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Michael's 358 posts GB
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Graham
7:44 PM

Hi Michael:

thanks for your response - I don't think he gets the full set - he had already mentioned he doesn't get Dave. Do you think that will mean he will struggle with Racing UK??? as it is a paid for channel I assumed he would be able to get it just that he needs to have a compatible tv/freeview box as per your link??

Regards,
Graham

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Michael
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10:10 PM

Graham: As far as I know, you would need to receive channel 231 from one of the main transmitters (not a relay like Sidmouth) to be able to get Racing UK. The TV/box still needs to pick up the channel from the transmitter, it can't just work from an internet enabled TV/box.

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Monday, 6 January 2014
Transmitter engineering
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7:23 PM

SIDMOUTH transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 12:41 on 02 Jan to 13:28 on 02 Jan, HD Digital TV Off Air from 12:41 on 02 Jan to 13:28 on 02 Jan. [BBC]

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