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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
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
Wednesday, 19 October 2011
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Mark Fletcher
sentiment_satisfiedGold

6:03 PM
Halifax

Mike Dimmick.If as you state Caradon Hill does not use the frequencies which i mentioned in my earlier post,then the Caradon Hill page must be incorrect then.For the Caradon Hill page it states SDN ch21+,BBCB ch22+,ArqA ch24-,D3+4 ch25+,ArqB ch27-,BBCA ch28+ (local ch30,com7 ch31,com9 ch36,com8 ch37 at a future date !).If these are wrong it requires updating with the correct information.Although one thing which is correct,Caradon Hill is and will remain (barring future frequency changes) a group A aerialed horizontally polarised transmitter and as such only group A aerials (or group K alternative) should be fitted instead of group W wideband aerials on group A only masts.On the Stockland Hill page it states ArqA ch22-,D3+4 ch23+,SDN ch25-,BBCA ch26+,ArqB ch28-,BBCB ch29+ (com7 ch32,com9 ch 36,com8 ch37 at a future date !,no local mux ?).Also if this is wrong it too requires updating with the correct info.Stockland Hill like Caradon Hill is also a group A areialed horizontally polarised mast.If both these pages are correct then both Caradon Hill and Stockland Hill are both broadcasting on frequencies 22,25,28,so the above affected frequencies are clashing as such.If i am wrong then i apologise,but for once i am sure that i am right this time !

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Mike Dimmick
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6:37 PM

Mark Fletcher: Sorry, I managed to get Caradon Hill and Beacon Hill mixed up. Still, the reason for Stockland Hill's restriction is more to do with Crystal Palace low-power multiplexes than to do with Caradon Hill high-power.

Yes, there will be some interference between Stockland Hill commercial muxes and Caradon Hill PSBs. In general, though, the more rugged terrain means that there will be less of a clash than between Stockland Hill and Crystal Palace COMs.

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Mark Fletcher
sentiment_satisfiedGold

7:00 PM
Halifax

Mike Dimmick.No problem,Thanks for the reassurance on that point !

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Wednesday, 26 October 2011
S
Sandra Semple
10:52 PM

Why do I get iTV Wales on ITV plus when viewing regional programmes? Also I get the subtitles to adverts for English ads whilst getting thevWelsh adverts. A friend in Beer has the same problem. We have Humax Freeview recorders if that makes a difference.

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Sandra Semple's 1 post GB
Thursday, 27 October 2011
Thursday, 17 November 2011
D
David Meadows
4:39 PM
Yeovil

Have a roof aerial BA20 2BB

I have just bought a Humax HDR Fox T2. I decided to tune it in manually as described on Digitaluk. All was fine up to Channel 29 (HD) when it said no channels found. Looking at my channel list all was there but the HD channels. I reset the box and did an auto search and the HD channels appeared. What is going on? Are these HD channels from Stockland Hill? David Meadows

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Dave Lindsay
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

8:15 PM
Doncaster

David Meadows: Digital UK Tradeview coverage predictor and Ofcom info says it is C29.

If you have a booster? If so, try removing it.

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Friday, 18 November 2011
J
Jim F
sentiment_satisfiedSilver

9:03 PM

David Meadows: The Humax HDRFOXT2 manual tuning menu has an entry for "Transmission", which you have to change to DVB-T2 to be able to decode the HD programmes. The standard definition programmes use the DVB-T setting.

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Jim F's 141 posts GB
Thursday, 24 November 2011
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David Meadows
7:53 PM
Yeovil

Thanks for the comments. The problem was not changing to the DVB-T2 standard when searching for channel 29. Once I did that all was well. I cleared all the stored programs and retuned manually to avoid the other transmitters. I don't know where the HD channels that had automatically tuned in were coming from. They were a very weak signal, I think the menu said channel 64. Mendip is just over the hill,but I could never get an analogue signal from it. Thanks David

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Thursday, 22 December 2011
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Bill Llewellyn
8:00 PM
Colyton

I am in Colyton EX24 6JX. Picture fine but channel 33 (Wales tonight 1900 Thursday 22nd)) has Welsh pictures and sound but subtitles from Meridian.

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