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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?

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.

 H max
C26+ (514.2MHz)463mDTG-350,000W
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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

 H max
C23+ (490.2MHz)463mDTG-350,000W
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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),

 H max
C29+ (538.2MHz)463mDTG-650,000W
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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

 H -3dB
C25- (505.8MHz)463mDTG-825,000W
Channel icons
10 ITV 3, 20 Drama, 21 5USA, 26 ITV Be, 27 ITV 2 +1, 30 5*, 34 ITV 3 +1, 37 Quest, 44 Channel 5 +1, 55 Channel 5 +24, 61 True Entertainment, 62 ITV 4 +1, 66 CBS Reality, 72 ITV Be +1, 122 CITV, 242 Vintage TV, plus 25 others

 H -3dB
C22- (481.8MHz)463mDTG-825,000W
Channel icons
 BBC Red Button 2, 11 pick, 12 Dave, 17 Really, 29 E4 +1, 32 Movie Mix, 41 Food Network, 42 Travel Channel, 46 Challenge, 48 Movies4Men, 68 truTV, 69 truTV +1, 126 Tiny Pop, 132 Sky News, plus 18 others

 H -3dB
C28- (529.8MHz)463mDTG-825,000W
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18 4Music, 19 Yesterday, 24 ITV 4, 25 Dave ja vu, 31 Spike , 38 Quest +1, 47 4seven, 58 BT Sport 1 (not free), 64 CBS Action, 70 Horror Channel, 74 VIVA, 133 Al Jazeera English, 135 RT English , plus 18 others

DTG-3 64QAM 8K 2/324.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
DTG-6 256QAM 32KE 2/340.2Mb/s DVB-T2 MPEG4
DTG-8 64QAM 8K 3/427.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)

Are you trying to watch these 10 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: 4seven HD, Al Jazeera Arabic, Al Jazeera HD, BBC Four HD, BBC News HD, CBeebies HD, Channel 4+1 HD, Community Channel, Community Channel HD, Motors TV.

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?

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BBC Spotlight 0.8m homes 2.9%
from Plymouth PL3 5BD, 86km west-southwest
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
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?

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green background for transmission frequencies
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Notes: + and - denote 166kHz offset; aerial group are shown as A B C/D E K W
Italics for analogue, digital switchover was Wednesdays 6th May and 20th May 2009.
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Monday, 13 April 2015
Mrs Ila Shepherd
2:12 PM Yeovil

Dave Lndsay: we also have lost our signal BA21 3JH. Television working fine until 11 a.m. and then no signal and sometimes it will come on again later on in the day and and then go off again about 7. This has been happening over the last few days. We have bought another amplifier/booster and still no signal. Can you help.
Ila Shepherd

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Mrs Ila Shepherd: You should, according to DigitalUK, get a really good signal from Stockland Hill, and I'm frankly surprised at the need for a booster, although there is some high ground which might be a problem along the signal path.

However, if your getting 'no signal', then your TV is telling you thats its getting nowt (a booster will make no difference). And since there seems to be no prblem with the transmitter, the fault is within your system. If its regualrly going off and coming back on at regular times, thats probably 'single source interference' (you can google it on this site), which is most likely a dodgy timed thermostat, etc.

If its a bit more random, then its more likely to be a frayed/loose connection, water in a connection (a classic after heavy rain), etc. Check each bit of the system back towards the aerial, to make sure everything is OK, and obviously make sure that there is nothing that is coming on at those particular times which might cause interference.

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Tuesday, 28 April 2015
Matthew Jackson
2:18 PM


Living in Taunton, Somerset, we are only a short distance to the Devon border, yet get news for Bristol and even Wiltshire which is over 80 miles away!

how come our region doesn't work off the stockland hill transmitter? can I retune my freeview to pick this up?


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Dave Lindsay
5:49 PM

Matthew Jackson: The editorial regions of both BBC South West and ITV West Country (from Stockland Hill) don't cover Taunton.

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You are, of course, free to tune to any transmitter that's available to you. If you wish to tune to Stockland Hill, assuming it's available at your location, then you may require a different aerial and will certainly require it reorientating in order to give the best possible reception.

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Tuesday, 19 May 2015
A Peapell
11:09 PM Yeovil

Her we go again Signal has been fine all winter and as soon as we get to May it becomes useless until about October . We get freview from both transmitters/tv/Stockland_Hill">Stockland Hill and Mendip Transmitters The BBC signal has now droppped to below 50% and is very erratic and becomes unwatchable and unrecordable. I have a Freview HD TV and Freeview ordinary recorder and both are suffering the same. The HD channels are fine at 100% signal but standard BBC is below 50%. Something outside of my property has to be causing this new yearly event which started in 2014 and has returned again now things are warming up. There is something wrong with the transmissions in the Yeovil area. BA21 4PH

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Wednesday, 20 May 2015
Dave Lindsay
9:50 AM

A Peapell: Which PSB1 multiplex (BBC standard definition TV) does this relate to (from which transmitter)?

If you have two aerials combined into one feed cable then you could potentially have had an issue with reception of PSB1 from Mendip from 27/03/13 onwards, depending on where your diplexer splits. The diplexer is the thing that combines the two feeds and for each aerial filters out channels that the other aerial doesn't filter.

If your diplexer splits at C51 then from the date above PSB1 and COM4 (ITV3 etc) from Mendip moved downwards to C49 and C48 respectively, meaning that you would then be using your Stockland Hill aerial to receive them which could account for variable reception.

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