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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
Tuesday, 3 January 2012
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Tony Wilkinson
10:44 AM

Dear Sir, When the whole country is eventually using the digital signal-will the Stockland Transmitter signal be increased in power?, or is it at its maximum already.
With Thanks, Tony Wilkinson.

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KMJ,Derby
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11:14 AM

Tony Wilkinson: Digital UK show the power for Stockland Hill currently to be 50kW on the PSB muxes and 25kW which is the full amount planned, despite documentation suggesting that the COM muxes would use 10kW until switchover at Crystal Palace.. It does however show a power increase for the COM muxes on 18th April 2012! The COM muxes at Rowridge commence high power working on the same frequencies as Stockland Hill on the same date.

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Dave Lindsay
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11:21 AM

Tony Wilkinson: I found the trade newsletter published by Digital UK at the time of swithcover in 2009:

http://www.digitaluk.co.u….pdf

This says that the Public Service Broadcaster (PSB) multiplexes (BBC, ITV1, ITV2, C4, E4, More4, C5, HD services and a few others) are on their final full power of 50kW. This assumes that it is not on temporary low power now.

However, the commercial multiplexes (COMs) that carry ITV3, Pick TV, Dave, Yesterday and others are at 10kW until sometime this year and this is to protect services in France. Their final power will be lower than that of the PSBs at 25kW, so there will be some on the outer of the coverage area that will get the PSBs, but won't get the COMs. Some might be able to upgrade to a bigger (more sensitive) aerial so as it receive the COMs at 25kW.

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Dave Lindsay's 5,724 posts GB
Wednesday, 4 January 2012
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Cain
11:04 PM
Exeter

Hi There! I'm in postcode EX4 4BH and we can only get signal from St Thomas transmitter, theres no way around that unfortunately, however if the power increases on Stockland Hill then will the other freeview channels become available on St Thomas? Also the ITV1HD I recieve is the London one and not Meridian Southampton, is there any way to ask for this to be changed? Many thanks
Cain

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KMJ,Derby
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11:52 PM

Cain: When the power increases at Stockland Hill on 18th April 2012 it is possible that you might be able to receive the COM muxes direct from Stockland Hill using a good quality group "A" aerial mounted for horizontal polarisation. There are no plans by the mux owners to install additional equipment to add these muxes to the Exeter St Thomas relay due to the extra cost involved. With regard to the regions shown by ITV1 HD (and ITV1+1), this again is down to equipment costs, but no doubt in due course each region will eventually be converted to HD and also have the correct version of ITV1+1.

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KMJ,Derby's 1,811 posts GB
Thursday, 12 January 2012
S
Sara Rose
11:57 AM
Dawlish

Aerial positioned for Stockland Hill, Devon. Started having problems just before Christmas. Pixellation mild to severe and some channels dropping out completely. Replaced the booster splitter but still having problems mainly with multiplex 4. Help, please.

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Sara Rose's 2 posts GB
Tuesday, 17 January 2012
T
tony
12:56 PM
Dawlish

I am in Dawlish. antennae on third floor near Gregory the Great church inland. I have ponted antennae towards Exmouth and get intermittent full freeview. would it be better to point towards Torquay ?

thanks

tony

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jb38
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4:12 PM

tony: If by full you are meaning the commercial muxes as well then its likely that you are picking them up from Stockland Hill @ 23mls / 47 degrees.

You should try swinging your aerial around to Beacon Hill @ 11mls / 213 degrees as its also a full service transmitter, but its all total hit and miss though, and as you will obviously realise you are virtually next door to your local Dawlish PSB only transmitter.

To save yourself confusion, you should first of all scrub the channels you have already stored by carrying out a factory reset, then manually tune in Beacon Hill on the following:- Ch60 (BBC1) - Ch53 (ITV1) - Ch57 (HD) - Ch42 (SDN) - Ch45 (ArqA) - Ch51 (ArqB)

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Thursday, 19 January 2012
M
Mark H
12:59 PM
Exeter

Hello.
I live in the EX4 1SB postcode and am having an awful time with my TV signal. We have an external aerial, close to 25 years old which as far as I know has never moved from the time it was installed. We can't be more than a mile or so from the St Thomas transmitter and being as high up as we are I don't think line of sight is a problem. We can get some channels perfectly fine, like BBC1/2 or ITV1. Anything more exotic, like Dave or Film4, is either not found in a scan or is completely unwatchable when it is. I'm really just looking for some advice. Should I be trying to realign my aerial? Or even looking to replace it?
While I am quite technically minded, I have to confess that TV transmitters and signals are not really my thing.
Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated.

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