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This transmitter has no current reported problems

The BBC and Digital UK report there are no faults or engineering work on the Ridge Hill (County of Herefordshire, England) transmitter. Click to recheck [+] 

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The symbol shows the location of the Ridge Hill (County of Herefordshire, England) transmitter which serves 270,000 homes.

Other mapsRidge Hill DABRidge Hill AM/FMRidge Hill TV regionBBC West Midlands
Central (West micro region)DAB in HerefordshireAM/FM in Herefordshire

Is the transmitter output the same in all directions?

Radiation patterns withheld

What do the colours on the map mean?

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.


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Which Freeview channels does the Ridge 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.

MuxAerial positionFrequencyHeightModeWatts
PSB1
BBCA
 horizontal max
C28 (530.0MHz)363m64QAM 8K 2/3
24.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
20,000W
Channel icons
1 BBC One West Midlands, 2 BBC Two England, 7 BBC Three, 9 BBC Four, 70 CBBC Channel, 71 CBeebies, 80 BBC News, 81 BBC Parliament, 301 BBC Red Button 1, plus 12 others

PSB2
D3+4
 horizontal max
C25 (506.0MHz)363m64QAM 8K 2/3
24.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
20,000W
Channel icons
3 ITV (Central (West micro region)), 4 Channel 4 Midlands ads, 5 Channel 5 Part Network ads, 6 ITV 2, 13 Channel 4+1 Midlands ads, 14 More 4, 15 Film 4, 28 E4, 33 ITV +1 (Central west),

PSB3
BBCB
 horizontal max
C22+ (482.2MHz)363m256QAM 32KE 2/3
40.2Mb/s DVB-T2 MPEG4
20,000W
Channel icons
73 CBBC HD, 101 BBC One HD (England no regional news), 102 BBC Two HD (England), 103 ITV HD (ITV Central West), 104 Channel 4 HD Midlands ads, 105 BBC Three HD, plus 1 others

COM4
SDN
 horizontal -3dB
C21+ (474.2MHz)361m64QAM 8K 3/4
27.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
10,000W
Channel icons
10 ITV 3, 20 Drama, 25 Dave ja vu, 27 ITV 2 +1, 30 5*, 31 5USA, 38 Quest, 39 The Zone, 44 Channel 5 +1, 54 ITV 4 +1, 55 Channel 5 +24, 61 True Entertainment, 66 CBS Reality, 72 CITV, plus 19 others

COM5
ArqA
 horizontal -3dB
C24 (498.0MHz)366m64QAM 8K 3/4
27.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
10,000W
Channel icons
11 pick, 12 Dave, 17 Really, 29 E4+1, 32 Movie Mix, 41 Food Network, 42 Travel Channel, 46 Challenge, 48 Movies4Men, 57 Quest +1, 63 Community Channel, 82 Sky News, 302 BBC Red Button 2, plus 11 others

COM6
ArqB
 horizontal -3dB
C27 (522.0MHz)361m64QAM 8K 3/4
27.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
10,000W
Channel icons
18 4Music, 19 Yesterday, 21 VIVA, 24 ITV 4, 45 Film 4 +1, 47 4seven, 58 BT Sport 1 (not free), 59 BT Sport 2 (not free), 83 Al Jazeera English, 85 RT English , plus 20 others

com7
 horizontal -6.8dB
C32 (562.0MHz)363m256QAM 32KE 2/3
40.2Mb/s DVB-T2 MPEG4
4,200W
Channel icons
from 8th April 2014: 74 CBeebies HD, 84 Al Jazeera Arabic, 106 BBC Four HD, 107 BBC News HD, 108 Al Jazeera HD, 109 Community Channel HD,

com8
 horizontal -6.8dB
C34 (578.0MHz)363m256QAM 32KE 2/3
40.2Mb/s DVB-T2 MPEG4
4,200W
Channel icons
starts sometime during 2014:

PSB2
D3+4
west
 horizontal max
C29 (538.0MHz)352m64QAM 8K 2/3
24.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
20,000W
Channel icons
3 ITV (West), 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),



Which BBC and ITV regional news can I watch from the Ridge Hill transmitter?


BBC Midlands Today 2.9m homes 10.9%
from Birmingham B1 1RF, 69km northeast
to BBC West Midlands region - 66 masts.

ITV Central News 2.9m homes 10.9%
from Birmingham B1 2JT, 69km northeast
to ITV Central (West) region - 65 masts.
All of lunch, weekend and 80% evening news is shared with Central (East)

Are there any self-help relays?

WhittonTransposer35 km NW Hereford40 homes

How will the Ridge Hill (County of Herefordshire, England) transmission frequencies change over time?

years1968~851984-971997-981998-20112011-132013-182013-18
aerial groupVHFA KA KWWWW
C6ITV
C21+SDN+SDN+SDN
C22BBC1BBC1BBC1+BBCB+BBCB+BBCB
C24ArqAArqAArqA
C25ITVITVITVD3+4D3+4D3+4
C27ArqBArqBArqB
C28BBC2BBC2BBC2BBCABBCABBCA
C29D3+4D3+4D3+4
C30_local_local_local
600C32C4C4C4com7
C34com8
C35C5C5
C42C
C45D
700C51_local_local_local
C531
C572
C60A
800C63B

orange background for multiplexes names moregreen background for transmission frequencieslilac background for power levels in watts800MHz band: 4G mobile to start in 2013700MHz band: possible 4G in 2019 more600MHz 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 6th April and 20th April 2011.

  • Ofcom have projected that a local television service for Hereford could use an Interleaved Frequency on the Ridge Hill transmitter using C51
  • Ofcom have projected that a local television service for Gloucester including Cheltenham could use an Interleaved Frequency on the Ridge Hill transmitter using C30

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

Analogue 1-5 100kW
BBCA, D3+4, PSB2 iw, BBCB(-7dB) 20kW
SDN, ARQA, ARQB(-10dB) 10kW
com7, com8(-13.8dB) 4.2kW
Mux 1*, Mux 2*, Mux A*, Mux B*, Mux C*, Mux D*(-17dB) 2kW

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Ridge Hill transmitter area

Feb 1956-Jul 1968Associated TeleVision†
Feb 1956-Jul 1968Associated British Corporation◊
Jul 1968-Dec 1981Associated TeleVision
Jan 1982-Feb 2004Central Independent 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.



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andrewp
Monday 14 October 2013 9:11PM

Phil - editorially on ITV Gloucestershire is covered by West, whereas Central covers the Midlands, so it's West you want.


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bernard hunt
Saturday 30 November 2013 3:10PM

i notice that you have omitted itv-1 west on channel 29 from ridge hill . the coverage is approx' the same as itv-1 central as it is also transmitted at 20 kw. this is a direct relay from mendip.


Transmitter engineering
Friday 31 January 2014 7:24PM

RIDGE HILL transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 18:12 today. [BBC]


Transmitter engineering
Friday 31 January 2014 10:23PM

RIDGE HILL transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 18:12 today to 19:58 today. [BBC]


Transmitter engineering
Saturday 1 February 2014 4:23AM

RIDGE HILL transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 18:12 yesterday to 19:58 yesterday. [BBC]


Transmitter engineering
Monday 24 February 2014 10:23AM

RIDGE HILL transmitter - Over the next week Ridge Hill main transmitter: TV (digital) Liable to interruption, Radio (analogue) working normally, Radio (digital) working normally. [DUK]


Transmitter engineering
Monday 17 March 2014 10:21AM

RIDGE HILL transmitter - Over the next week Ridge Hill main transmitter: TV (digital) Liable to interruption, Radio (analogue) working normally, Radio (digital) working normally. [DUK]


DaveCheltenham
Wednesday 9 April 2014 9:35AM Cheltenham

Just a quick correction Brian. COM7 on channel 32 started yesterday the 8th April 2014 and not COM8 as currently shown. As expected, signal strength down on other multiplexes but still very adequate.

Keep up the good work.

Regards


Briantist
Wednesday 9 April 2014 12:09PM

DaveCheltenham: Thanks for the message.

I have corrected the database: com8 now says "starts sometime during 2014".



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