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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?

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
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
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
 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

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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
Thursday, 7 April 2011
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Bernadette Pruden
10:23 AM
Shaftesbury

We received the digital channels fine until earlier this year Post code SP7 8HH. We then could only get a pixilated screen from channel 10 onwards, an ariel engineer checked our ariel, said it was fine and that stockland has reduced the signal to do upgrade work. When will this be finished please ? When can we expect good reception ? Many thanks,

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Mike Dimmick
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6:33 PM
Reading

Bernadette Pruden: The commercial multiplexes are on reduced power, but this is not for engineering work. It is to stop them harming the transmissions from another transmitter. From the channel allocations and the power-up date, it looks like it's the low-power PSB transmissions at Crystal Palace, and also Mux B at Rowridge.

The power will be increased on 18 April 2012. However, on the same date, Rowridge and Crystal Palace will start transmitting the commercial multiplexes at full power on those frequencies, so your reception is expected to get worse, not better.

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Mike Dimmick's 2,486 posts GB
Friday, 17 June 2011
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Neil
2:08 PM
Lyme Regis

What should I set my SKY HD Box RF out Channel Number to for best picture on the TVs in other rooms controlled by magic eyes.

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jb38
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

4:39 PM

Neil: There isnt really any ideal channel unless you are using the Sky boxes aerial input socket to feed a Freeview set in another room as well as it receiving the Sky boxes analogue signal.

That said though if you are in the Stockland Hill Freeview reception area then I would try a test using channels from 35 upwards.

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jb38's 7,179 posts GB
Wednesday, 22 June 2011
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Derek Carpenter
1:14 AM

The ITV1 service is correct, Westcountry.

However I have noticed that the ITV1+1 service is currently transmitting the Wales feed, not the Westcountry one.
Who is the contact to request that this be corrected?
Thanks

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Mike Dimmick
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

2:46 PM

Derek Carpenter: Complain to ITV plc.

Basically they cheaped out and only bought enough delay equipment and monitoring for the six services they can fit on satellite.

Those services are:

Granada (Manchester)
Central West (Birmingham)
Wales
London
Meridian South-East (Maidstone)
Yorkshire West (Leeds)

You get the version that is part of the same advertising sales macro-region that you're part of. For you, this is the 'West' macro covering the old HTV West, HTV Wales and Westcountry regions.

The Meridian South-East service is transmitted to the entirety of the Meridian and Anglia regions (the South East macro), while Tyne Tees and all of Yorkshire get Yorkshire West. I'm not sure whether Border gets Yorkshire West or Granada. All of Central gets Central West.

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Sunday, 17 July 2011
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Ian
11:23 AM

hi, freeview working fine last night, this morning no signal. I have another area in the garage (separate to the one on the roof) which appears to be working fine, any ideas? All wires appear to be connected fine ?

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Ian
11:25 AM

'area' = 'ariel'

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Briantist
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

8:17 PM

Neil: See the "MY SETTINGS" box at the top right for the best three RF channels to use.

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