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Freeview Light on the Downderry (Cornwall, England) transmitter

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The symbol shows the location of the Downderry (Cornwall, England) transmitter which serves less than 500 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 Downderry (Cornwall, England) transmitter.



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Which Freeview channels does the Downderry 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
C53 (730.0MHz)101mDTG-360W
Channel icons
1 BBC One South West, 2 BBC Two England, 7 BBC Three, 9 BBC Four, 120 CBBC, 121 CBeebies, 130 BBC News, 131 BBC Parliament, 601 BBC Red Button 1, plus 13 others

PSB2
D3+4
 V max
C60 (786.0MHz)101mDTG-360W
Channel icons
3 ITV (West Country), 4 Channel 4 South ads, 5 Channel 5 Part Network ads, 6 ITV 2, 13 Channel 4 +1 South ads, 14 More 4, 15 Film 4, 28 E4, 33 ITV +1 (West Country),

PSB3
BBCB
 V max
C57 (762.0MHz)101mDTG-660W
Channel icons
45 Film 4 +1, 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 BBC Three HD, 123 CBBC HD, plus 1 others



DTG-3 64QAM 8K 2/324.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
DTG-6 256QAM 32KE 2/340.2Mb/s DVB-T2 MPEG4
H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)

Are you trying to watch these 48 Freeview channels?

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

The Downderry (Cornwall, England) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: 4Music, 4seven, 4seven HD, 5*, 5USA, Al Jazeera Arabic, Al Jazeera English, Al Jazeera HD, BBC Four HD, BBC News HD, CBeebies HD, CBS Action, CBS Reality, Challenge, Channel 4+1 HD, Channel 5 +1, Channel 5 +24, CITV, Community Channel, Community Channel HD, Dave, Dave ja vu, Drama, E4 +1, Food Network, ITV 2 +1, ITV 3, ITV 3 +1, ITV 4, ITV 4 +1, ITV Be, Motors TV, Movie Mix, Movies4Men, pick, Quest, Quest +1, Really, RT English , Sky News, Tiny Pop, Travel Channel, True Entertainment, truTV, truTV +1, Vintage TV, VIVA, Yesterday.

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 Downderry transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Spotlight 0.8m homes 2.9%
from Plymouth PL3 5BD, 18km east
to BBC South West region - 107 masts.
regional news image
ITV West Country News (West) 0.8m homes 2.9%
from Plymouth PL7 5BQ, 25km east
to ITV West Country region - 107 masts.
All of lunch, weekend and 50% evening news is shared with West Country (East)

How will the Downderry (Cornwall, England) transmission frequencies change over time?

years1984-971997-981998-20092009-132013-182013-18
aerial groupC/D EC/D EC/D EC/D EC/D EC/D E
700C53BBCABBCABBCA
C55BBC1BBC1BBC1
C57BBCBBBCBBBCB
C59ITVITVITV
C60D3+4D3+4D3+4
800C62BBC2BBC2BBC2
C65C4C4C4

orange background for multiplexes names more
green background for transmission frequencies
lilac background for power levels in watts
800MHz band: 4G mobile started in 2013
700MHz band: possible 4G in 2019 more
600MHz band: new or moved digital TV services more
Notes: + and - denote 166kHz offset; aerial group are shown as A B C/D E K W
Italics for analogue, digital switchover was Wednesdays 12th August and 9th September 2009.
Click/touch here to read How do the old analogue and currrent digital signal levels compare?BBCA, D3+4, BBCB 60WAnalogue
Click/touch here to read Other mapsDownderry FreeviewCaradon Hill TV regionBBC South WestWest CountryDAB in CornwallAM/
Click/touch here to read Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Caradon Hill transmitter area Apr 1961-Dec
Click/touch here to read Is the transmitter output the same in all directions?Radiation patterns withheld

Comments
Tuesday, 22 November 2011
Transmitter engineering
10:36 AM

DOWNDERRY transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air from 09:39 today HD Digital TV Off Air from 09:39 today [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering
1:27 PM

DOWNDERRY transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air from 09:39 today to 12:12 today HD Digital TV Off Air from 09:39 today to 12:13 today [BBC]

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Wednesday, 23 November 2011
Transmitter engineering
4:29 AM

DOWNDERRY transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air from 09:39 yesterday to 12:12 yesterday HD Digital TV Off Air from 09:39 yesterday to 12:13 yesterday [BBC]

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Thursday, 24 November 2011
Transmitter engineering
4:35 AM

DOWNDERRY transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air from 09:39 on 22 Nov to 12:12 on 22 Nov HD Digital TV Off Air from 09:39 on 22 Nov to 12:13 on 22 Nov [BBC]

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Tuesday, 10 April 2012
Wednesday, 11 April 2012
Thursday, 12 April 2012
Transmitter engineering
4:30 AM

DOWNDERRY transmitter - Freeview HD Digital TV Off Air from 15:28 on 10 Apr to 15:32 on 10 Apr [BBC]

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