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Full Freeview on the Ridge Hill (County of Herefordshire, England) transmitter

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Are there any planned engineering works or unexpected transmitter faults on the Ridge Hill (County of Herefordshire, England) mast?

RIDGE HILL transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Weak Signal from 12:11 yesterday to 13:58 yesterday. FM: Radio 1 FM Weak Signal from 12:11 yesterday to 13:58 yesterday, Radio 2 FM Weak Signal from 12:11 yesterday to 13:58 yesterday, Radio 3 FM Weak Signal from 12:11 yesterda BBC


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

Other mapstxdabRidge Hill DABtxradioRidge Hill AM/FMtxregionRidge Hill TV regiontx1BBC West Midlands
tx3Central (West micro region)txdabxxDAB in HerefordshiretxradioxxAM/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?

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.

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, 120 CBBC, 121 CBeebies, 130 BBC News, 131 BBC Parliament, 301 BBC Red Button 1, plus 13 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
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, 123 CBBC 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, 26 ITV Be, 27 ITV 2 +1, 30 5*, 31 5USA, 34 ITV 3 +1, 37 Quest, 44 Channel 5 +1, 55 Channel 5 +24, 61 True Entertainment, 62 ITV 4 +1, 66 CBS Reality, 122 CITV, plus 21 others

COM5
ArqA
 horizontal -3dB
C24 (498.0MHz)366m64QAM 8K 3/4
27.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
10,000W
Channel icons
 BBC Red Button 2, 11 pick, 12 Dave, 17 Really, 29 E4+1, 32 Movie Mix, 38 Quest +1, 41 Food Network, 42 Travel Channel, 46 Challenge, 48 Movies4Men, 63 Community Channel, 68 truTV, 69 truTV +1, 132 Sky News, 242 Vintage TV, 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), 90 CBS Action, 133 Al Jazeera English, 135 RT English , plus 21 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: 106 BBC Four HD, 107 BBC News HD, 108 Al Jazeera HD, 109 Community Channel HD, 110 Channel 4+1 HD, 111 4seven HD, 124 CBeebies HD, 134 Al Jazeera Arabic, plus 1 others

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?

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

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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Transmitter engineering
Saturday 27 September 2014 4:33AM

RIDGE HILL transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Weak Signal from 12:24 yesterday to 13:30 yesterday. FM: Radio 1 FM Weak Signal from 12:26 yesterday to 13:31 yesterday, Radio 2 FM Weak Signal from 12:26 yesterday to 13:31 yesterday, Radio 3 FM Weak Signal from 12:26 yesterda [BBC]

Transmitter engineering
Sunday 28 September 2014 4:35AM

RIDGE HILL transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Weak Signal from 12:24 on 26 Sep to 13:30 on 26 Sep. FM: Radio 1 FM Weak Signal from 12:26 on 26 Sep to 13:31 on 26 Sep, Radio 2 FM Weak Signal from 12:26 on 26 Sep to 13:31 on 26 Sep, Radio 3 FM Weak Signal from 12:26 on 26 Se [BBC]

Transmitter engineering
Monday 29 September 2014 1:33PM

RIDGE HILL transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Weak Signal from 12:11 today. FM: Radio 1 FM Weak Signal from 12:11 today, Radio 2 FM Weak Signal from 12:11 today, Radio 3 FM Weak Signal from 12:11 today, Radio 4 FM Weak Signal from 12:11 today. [BBC]

Transmitter engineering
Monday 29 September 2014 4:34PM

RIDGE HILL transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Weak Signal from 12:11 today to 13:58 today. FM: Radio 1 FM Weak Signal from 12:11 today to 13:58 today, Radio 2 FM Weak Signal from 12:11 today to 13:58 today, Radio 3 FM Weak Signal from 12:11 today to 13:58 today, Radio 4 FM [BBC]

Transmitter engineering
Tuesday 30 September 2014 4:33AM

RIDGE HILL transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Weak Signal from 12:11 yesterday to 13:58 yesterday. FM: Radio 1 FM Weak Signal from 12:11 yesterday to 13:58 yesterday, Radio 2 FM Weak Signal from 12:11 yesterday to 13:58 yesterday, Radio 3 FM Weak Signal from 12:11 yesterda [BBC]

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