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The symbol shows the location of the Westward Ho (Devon, England) transmitter which serves 3,600 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 Westward Ho (Devon, England) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Westward Ho 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
 V max
C28 (530.0MHz)126mDTG-332W
Channel icons
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
 V max
C25 (506.0MHz)126mDTG-332W
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
 V max
C22 (482.0MHz)126mDTG-632W
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

DTG-3 64QAM 8K 2/3 24.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
DTG-6 256QAM 32KE 2/3 40.2Mb/s DVB-T2 MPEG4
H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)

Are you trying to watch these 52 Freeview channels?

the effected channels
the effected channels
the effected channels
the effected channels

The Westward Ho (Devon, England) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: 4Music, 4seven, 5SELECT, 5STAR, 5USA, Aljazeera English, BBC Four HD, BBC News HD, Blaze, Blaze +1, CBeebies HD, CBS Drama, CBS Justice, CBS Reality, Challenge, Channel 5 +1, CITV, YAAAS!, Dave, Dave ja vu, DMAX, Drama +1, Film4 +1, Food Network, Forces TV, FreeSports, GB News, GREAT! movies, GREAT! movies action, HGTV, Horror Channel, ITV2 +1, ITV3 +1, ITV4 +1, ITVBe +1, More4 +1, Now 70s, Paramount Network, PBS America +1, pick, Quest +1, Quest Red, Quest Red +1, Really, RT HD, Sky Arts, Sky News, Smithsonian Channel, Talking Pictures TV, TCC, Together TV, Yesterday +1.

If you want to watch these channels, your aerial must point to one of the 80 Full service Freeview transmitters. For more information see the will there ever be more services on the Freeview Light transmitters? page.

Which BBC and ITV regional news can I watch from the Westward Ho transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Spotlight 0.8m homes 2.9%
from Plymouth PL3 5BD, 73km south (175°)
to BBC South West region - 107 masts.
regional news image
ITV West Country News (West) 0.8m homes 2.9%
from Plymouth PL7 5BQ, 74km south (170°)
to ITV West Country region - 107 masts.
All of lunch, weekend and 50% evening news is shared with West Country (East)

How will the Westward Ho (Devon, England) transmission frequencies change over time?

1984-971997-981998-20092009-1330 Jun 2019-
A K TA K TA K TA K TA K T
C21BBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1waves
C22BBCBBBCB
C24ITVwavesITVwavesITVwaves
C25D3+4D3+4
C27BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2waves
C28BBCABBCA
C31C4wavesC4wavesC4waves

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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 1 Jul 09 and 29 Jul 09.

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

Analogue 1-4, BBCA, D3+4, BBCB 32W

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Huntshaw Cross 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. Westward Ho was not an original Channel 3 VHF 405-line mast: the historical information shown is the details of the company responsible for the transmitter when it began transmitting Channel 3.

Is the transmitter output the same in all directions?

Radiation patterns withheld

Comments
Monday, 22 June 2020
Transmitter engineering
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9:12 PM

WESTWARD HO transmitter - Freeview: Off the air due to essential engineering from 17 Jun 13:47 until 17 Jun 13:49. Slightly reduced power due to a fault from 15 Jun 22:11 until 15 Jun 22:24. Off the air due to a fault from 15 Jun 19:20 until 15 Jun 22:11. . [BBC]

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Tuesday, 23 June 2020
Transmitter engineering
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4:33 AM

WESTWARD HO transmitter - Freeview: Off the air due to essential engineering from 17 Jun 13:47 until 17 Jun 13:49. . [BBC]

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Saturday, 22 August 2020
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

1:09 PM

WESTWARD HO transmitter - Freeview: Off the air due to essential engineering from 20 Aug 17:00 until 20 Aug 17:02. Slightly reduced power due to a fault from 19 Aug 22:39 until 20 Aug 17:02. Off the air due to a fault from 19 Aug 19:38 until 19 Aug 22:39. . [BBC]

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Thursday, 27 August 2020
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

4:33 AM

WESTWARD HO transmitter - Freeview: Off the air due to essential engineering from 20 Aug 17:00 until 20 Aug 17:02. Slightly reduced power due to a fault from 19 Aug 22:39 until 20 Aug 17:02. . [BBC]

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Monday, 28 September 2020
Transmitter engineering
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1:28 PM

WESTWARD HO transmitter - Freeview: Off the air due to essential engineering from 28 Sep 11:01. . [BBC]

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4:28 PM

WESTWARD HO transmitter - Freeview: Off the air due to essential engineering from 28 Sep 11:01 until 28 Sep 12:19. . [BBC]

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Tuesday, 13 October 2020
Transmitter engineering
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10:28 AM

WESTWARD HO transmitter - Freeview: Off the air due to essential engineering from 13 Oct 10:25 until 13 Oct 10:47. . [BBC]

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Monday, 19 April 2021
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M, Curtis
9:07 AM

I live in Westward Ho...Trinity Court, and we've had an aerial specialist to do our aerial system, but every now & again the picture pixelates, there doesn't seem to be any reason for this & it's so annoying, i would like to hear if anyone else suffers this problem in Westward Ho

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Tuesday, 20 April 2021
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Chris.SE
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9:54 PM

M, Curtis :

I'm not in Westward Ho, but can give you some technical information which may help.
You can receive more than one transmitter in your locale, so you need to check which transmitter your aerial is pointing at so you can then check you are tuned to the correct UHF channels. If you are tuned to the wrong UHF channels for the direction your aerial is pointing, signals will be weaker and that can result in what you are seeing.

You are predicted to get good reception of all 6 main multiplexes (a total of 120 TV and radio channels) from the Huntshaw Cross transmitter. For this your aerial should be pointing at a bearing of 125 degrees, that's 35 degrees S of due E (getting on for almost SE) and the aerial rods (or squashed x's) should be horizontal.

You are also predicted to get good reception of the 3 PSB mutliplexes (a total of 45 TV and Radio channels) from the Westward Ho relay transmitter. For this your aerial would be pointing at a bearing of 100 degrees, that's 10 degrees S of due E and the aerial rods (or squashed x's) would be vertical.

For Huntshaw Cross the UHF channels are C30, C31, C37, C32, C34, & C35 that's in multiplex order -
BBCA/PSB1, D3&4/PSB2, BBCB HD/PSB3, SDN/COM4, ArqA/COM5 & ArqB/COM6.

For Westward Ho the UHF channels are C28, C25, & C22 that's in multiplex order -
BBCA/PSB1, D3&4/PSB2, & BBCB HD/PSB3

If your TV doesn't have a HD/T2 tuner, you can ignore the BBCB HD multiplex. If you are tuned to any other UHF channels other than those I've listed, it's the wrong transmitter.
See Channel listings for Industry Professionals | Freeview for which channels are carried on which multiplex. There is no Local or COM7 multiplex for your area.

Make sure you don't have any HDMI leads close to your aerial or any flyleads as HDMI can sometimes cause interference.
If you are tuned to the correct UHF channels, you'll need to get your aerial installer back in as there is obviously something not right.

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