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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 problems

The BBC and Digital UK report there are no faults or engineering work on the Stockland Hill (Devon, England) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Stockland Hill 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
C26+ (514.2MHz)463mDTG-350,000W
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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
C23+ (490.2MHz)463mDTG-350,000W
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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
 H max
C29+ (538.2MHz)463mDTG-650,000W
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

COM4
SDN
 H -3dB
C25- (505.8MHz)463mDTG-825,000W
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
C22- (481.8MHz)463mDTG-825,000W
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
C28- (529.8MHz)463mDTG-825,000W
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 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: .

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?

regional news image
BBC Spotlight 0.8m homes 2.9%
from Plymouth PL3 5BD, 86km west-southwest (239°)
to BBC South West region - 107 masts.
regional news image
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?

BickleighTransposer15 km N Exeter25 homes
Freshwater C/pActive deflector2 km SE Bridport, Dorset250 homes (caravans)
Ladram BayTransposer15 km SE Exeter400 homes (caravans)

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

1961-80s1984-971997-981998-20092009-1327 Mar 2019
VHFA K TA K TA K TA K TA K T
C9ITVwaves
C22-ArqAArqA
C23ITVwavesITVwavesITVwaves+D3+4D3+4
C25-SDNSDN
C26BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2waves+BBCABBCA
C28-ArqBArqB
C29C4wavesC4wavesC4waves+BBCBBBCB
C33BBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1waves

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 May 09 and 20 May 09.

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

Analogue 1-4 250kW
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

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.

Comments
Saturday, 23 November 2013
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Nicholas Willmott
sentiment_satisfiedBronze

11:42 AM

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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Nicholas Willmott's 80 posts GB
Wednesday, 25 December 2013
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Derek Carpenter
2:04 PM

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's 4 posts GB
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KMJ,Derby
sentiment_satisfiedGold

5:09 PM

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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KMJ,Derby's 1,811 posts GB
Thursday, 26 December 2013
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graham hutton
11:53 AM

I have just retuned to the Stockland Hill TX, but do not appear to have received HD channels, i.e. 101, 102, 103 etc.
Recently other channels have not been received 19, 20.

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graham hutton's 1 post GB
Monday, 30 December 2013
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Sue
4:55 PM

Why would you mention people being rude or disrespectful? I can only conclude that people are so fed up with their service that they respond accordingly: get the service right, as obviously it is not a good service. Ours is dire.

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Sue's 1 post GB
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Michael
sentiment_satisfiedGold

7:01 PM

Sue: Maybe you do something about it instead of coming onto a website which is not responsible for your service to complain?

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Michael's 358 posts GB
Tuesday, 7 January 2014
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Peter Baron
9:32 PM

Spif reception semsvery bad in ta304aj. Is there a reason for this?

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Peter Baron's 1 post GB
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Peter Baron
9:36 PM

Sound reception very blurred in ta204aj. Please tell me why this could be.

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Peter Baron's 1 post GB
Monday, 27 January 2014
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

9:09 AM

STOCKLAND HILL transmitter - 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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Thursday, 30 January 2014
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

1:23 PM

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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