Full Freeview on the Stockland Hill (Devon, England) transmitter
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The symbol shows the location of the Stockland Hill (Devon, England) transmitter which serves 120,000 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 problemsThe BBC and Digital UK report there are no faults or engineering work on the Stockland Hill (Devon, England) transmitter.
Which Freeview channels does the Stockland 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.
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 700 BBC Radio 1, 701 BBC Radio 1Xtra, 702 BBC Radio 2, 703 BBC Radio 3, 704 BBC Radio 4 (FM), 705 BBC Radio 5 Live, 706 BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra, 707 BBC Radio 6 Music, 708 BBC Radio 4 Extra, 709 BBC Asian Network, 710 BBC World Service, 719 BBC Bristol (BBC local radio), 720 BBC Devon (BBC local radio), 721 BBC Cornwall (BBC local radio), 722 BBC Somerset (BBC local radio), 734 BBC Solent for Dorset (BBC local radio),
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, 25 ITV4, 30 E4 +1, 35 ITV +1 (West Country),
73 Shopping Quarter , 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, 204 CBBC HD, plus 1 others 66 TBN UK,
CCXTV, 12 Quest, 20 Drama, 21 5USA, 29 ITV2 +1, 32 5STAR, 33 5Action, 42 GREAT! movies action, 45 Channel 5 +1, 56 5SELECT, 58 ITVBe +1, 59 ITV3 +1, 60 ITV4 +1, 64 Blaze, 67 CBS Reality, 68 Horror Channel, 74 Drama +1, 78 TCC, 81 Blaze +1, 203 CITV, 211 Ketchup TV, 212 YAAAS!, plus 16 others Racing TV, ADULT Xpanded2, 16 QVC, 22 Ideal World, 50 TJC, 95 Create and Craft, 252 Kiss Chat & Date, 253 Proud Dating, 263 SonLife, 264 VisionTV, 265 On Demand 365, 269 Arise News, 670 ADULT Section (start), 724 Capital, 727 Absolute Radio, 728 Heart,
11 Sky Arts, 17 Really, 19 Dave, 31 4Music, 36 pick, 40 Quest Red, 43 Food Network, 46 Film4 +1, 47 Challenge, 48 4seven, 57 Smithsonian Channel, 70 Quest +1, 75 Yesterday +1, 83 Together TV, 233 Sky News, plus 9 others 45 Gems TV, 85 Craft Store TV, 673 ADULT smileTV3, 678 Xpanded TV, 723 talkSPORT, 730 RNIB Connect, 731 Classic FM, 732 LBC, 733 Trans World Radio,
25 Dave ja vu, 27 Yesterday, 34 GREAT! movies, 39 DMAX, 41 CBS Justice, 44 HGTV, 68 CBS Drama, 82 Talking Pictures TV, 84 PBS America, 234 RT, 235 Aljazeera English, plus 17 others ADULT smileTV2, ADULT Studio 66, 37 QVC Beauty, 38 QVC Style, 72 Shopping Quarter, 206 Pop, 674 ADULT Babestn, 699 ADULT Section, 711 Hits Radio, 712 KISS FRESH, 713 KISS, 714 KISSTORY, 715 Magic, 716 Greatest Hits Radio, 717 Kerrang!, 718 Smooth Radio, 725 Premier Radio,
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 11 Freeview HD channels?
The Stockland Hill (Devon, England) mast is not one of the extended Freeview HD (COM7 and COM8) transmitters, it does not provide these high definition (HD) channels: BBC Four HD, BBC News HD, CBeebies HD, Forces TV, FreeSports, More4 +1, Now 70s, PBS America +1, That's TV , Quest Red +1, RT HD.
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 Stockland Hill transmitter?
BBC Spotlight 0.8m homes 2.9%
from Plymouth PL3 5BD, 86km west-southwest (239°)
to BBC South West region - 107 masts.
ITV West Country News (West) 0.8m homes 2.9%
from Plymouth PL7 5BQ, 80km southwest (236°)
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?
|Bickleigh||Transposer||15 km N Exeter||25 homes|
|Freshwater C/p||Active deflector||2 km SE Bridport, Dorset||250 homes (caravans)|
|Ladram Bay||Transposer||15 km SE Exeter||400 homes (caravans)|
How will the Stockland Hill (Devon, England) transmission frequencies change over time?
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|VHF||A K T||A K T||A K T||A K T||A K T|
tv_off Being removed from Freeview (for 5G use) after November 2020 - 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 May 09 and 20 May 09.
How do the old analogue and currrent digital signal levels compare?
|BBCA, D3+4, BBCB||(-7dB) 50kW|
|SDN, ARQA, ARQB||(-10dB) 25kW|
|Mux 1*, Mux 2*, Mux A*, Mux B*||(-17dB) 5kW|
|Mux C*, Mux D*||(-20dB) 2.5kW|
Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Stockland Hill transmitter area
Couldn't they have put COM7 and COM8 on all 80 transmitters that broadcast DTT from the outset in autumn 1998? To get round the limited range of UHF channels, couldn't COM8 have been C37 (as SFN) from all sites, and COM7 whatever's free in the C31 to C35 range?
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What I find strange is that Beacon Hill used to be purely group c and only use channels 53 and above. What used to be a Stocland Hill channel (33) has been used for Beacon Hill com7.
So that means none of the original Beacon Hill receiving aerials are suitable for the new channels and channel 33 is no longer available to be correctly allocated to Stockland Hill, along with 34!
It makes you question the abilities of the people who make these decisions!
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Derek Carpenter: The purpose of COM7 (and COM8, if it materialises) is to encourage viewers to purchase receiving equipment that supports DVB-T2 and where necessary, a new aerial suitable for reception of group "A" frequencies in readiness for a planned change in about 2018 to the arrangements for transmitting the existing COM muxes. This involves using C22, C25 and C28 running as SFNs for the COM muxes which would be required to use DVB-T2 to achieve this. Transmitters which use frequencies above C48 for the PSB muxes would then be allocated new frequencies (often in group B ) so that the C49 to C60 section of the UHF spectrum can be sold off for 4G/5G. Beacon Hill would therefore become a group K transmitter. Stockland Hill could still use C33 as SFN with Beacon Hill in the (unlikely) event that COM 7 is extended to other sites.
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STOCKLAND HILL transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Reduced Quality from 10:07 today. [BBC] Over the next week Stockland Hill main transmitter: TV (digital) Liable to interruption, Radio (analogue) working normally, Radio (digital) Possible weak signal. [DUK]
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