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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, 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, 25 ITV4, 29 E4 +1, 34 ITV +1 (West Country),

PSB3
BBCB
 H max
C29+ (538.2MHz)463mDTG-650,000W
Channel icons
72 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

COM4
SDN
 H -3dB
C25- (505.8MHz)463mDTG-825,000W
Channel icons
 CCXTV, 12 Quest, 20 Drama, 21 5USA, 28 ITV2 +1, 31 5STAR, 32 Paramount Network, 41 GREAT! movies action, 45 Channel 5 +1, 55 5SELECT, 57 ITVBe +1, 58 ITV3 +1, 59 ITV4 +1, 63 Blaze, 66 CBS Reality, 68 Horror Channel, 73 Drama +1, 77 TCC, 80 Blaze +1, 203 CITV, 211 Ketchup TV, 212 YAAAS!, plus 15 others

COM5
ArqA
 H -3dB
C22- (481.8MHz)463mDTG-825,000W
Channel icons
11 Sky Arts, 17 Really, 19 Dave, 30 4Music, 35 pick, 39 Quest Red, 42 Food Network, 46 Film4 +1, 47 Challenge, 48 4seven, 56 Smithsonian Channel, 69 Quest +1, 74 Yesterday +1, 82 Together TV, 233 Sky News, plus 9 others

COM6
ArqB
 H -3dB
C28- (529.8MHz)463mDTG-825,000W
Channel icons
23 Dave ja vu, 26 Yesterday, 33 GREAT! movies, 38 DMAX, 40 CBS Justice, 43 HGTV, 67 CBS Drama, 81 Talking Pictures TV, 84 PBS America, 234 RT, 235 Aljazeera English, plus 18 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 11 Freeview HD channels?

the effected 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, Quest HD, Forces TV, FreeSports, More4 +1, Now 70s, PBS America +1, 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?

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
Friday, 2 September 2011
R
Richard Bull
9:47 PM
Lyme Regis

Suddenly there is no signal on the ITV group - Channel 23. Nothing else has changed, it used to be perfect. All other channels as nirmal - good signal strength. I've re-tuned manually and automsaticaslly several time to no avail. This lost of Channel 23 signal has continued for days now. What to do?

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Richard Bull's 1 post GB
Tuesday, 6 September 2011
Wednesday, 14 September 2011
C
Cain
11:41 PM
Exeter

hey people I live in postcode EX4 4BH and have got a high gain indoor aerial in my loft conversion room, but am only able to get the signal from the Exeter St Thomas transmitter, even though I am in the Stockland Hill range easily. Any ideas on how to get the Stockland signal? Have tried manually tuning but cannot get it to find any channels other than the St Thomas ones. Any help would be much appreciated! Thankyouuu!

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Cain's 2 posts GB
Thursday, 15 September 2011
M
Mike Dimmick
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

12:14 AM

Cain: Aerials are designed to pick up what's in front of them and not what's to the side or behind. They are also polarized - the radio waves either bounce side-to-side or up-and-down, and the aerial has to go the right way. Finally, aerials perform better if designed for a limited range of frequencies, so it should be the correct group for the transmitter.

Exeter St Thomas is south-west while Stockland Hill is north-east. Exeter St Thomas uses vertical polarization - elements going up-and-down - while Stockland Hill is horizontal. Exeter St Thomas used group B frequencies before and after switchover, while Stockland Hill uses Group A. So there are probably three reasons why your aerial isn't picking up anything useful from Stockland Hill!

See Loft and indoor aerial installations for TV, FM and DAB and http://wrightsaerials.tv/….pdf for information about siting loft aerials.

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Mike Dimmick's 2,486 posts GB
Tuesday, 20 September 2011
R
Richard Sangster
6:58 PM

When it rains i loss the channels on COM4,5&6. Is this because of the low rating and if so when will this be fixed?
R. Sangster

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Richard Sangster's 2 posts GB
Wednesday, 21 September 2011
Briantist
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

8:58 AM

Richard Sangster: The commercial multiplexes will increase in power next year.

If you have problems when it rains, this is because there is water getting into your aerial cable, and you should probably have it replaced.

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Briantist's 38,844 posts GB
Thursday, 6 October 2011
P
Peter Dolman
7:46 PM

Hello Brian

I'm based in the Mendip area (AV technical) and often come across bleed from Wenvoe and Stockland Hill. I was looking at the Mux powers shown for Stockland Hill (3@50kW and 3@10kW). Will their final values all be 50kW?

Kind regards

Peter Dolman

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Peter Dolman's 13 posts GB
Saturday, 8 October 2011
J
Jim F
sentiment_satisfiedSilver

1:21 PM

Peter Dolman: Final power for the COM MUXs will be 25kW. Power-up is scheduled for 18th April next year.

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Jim F's 141 posts GB
Wednesday, 19 October 2011
M
Mark Fletcher
sentiment_satisfiedGold

3:30 AM
Halifax

A possible reason for the present 10kw low powered commercial mux's on the Stockland Hill transmitter,ArqA on ch 22,SDN on ch 25 and ArqB on ch 28 is because it will clash with the neighbouring high powered 100kw Caradon Hill transmitter mux's on ch 22 (BBCB),ch 25 (D3+4) and ch 28 (BBCA).Once power to the understrength 10 kw mux's at Stockland Hill is increased,unless these affected mux's are relocated to other frequencies,what i mentioned earlier about the clashing of frequencies with Caradon Hill (ch's 22,25,28) could become reality.

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Mark Fletcher's 673 posts GB
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Mike Dimmick
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

4:17 PM

Mark Fletcher: Caradon Hill doesn't use those frequencies, but Rowridge and Crystal Palace will do.

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