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Are there any planned engineering works or unexpected transmitter faults on the Caradon Hill (Cornwall, England) mast?

CARADON HILL transmitter - MainPossible service interruptions Digital tick


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The symbol shows the location of the Caradon Hill (Cornwall, England) transmitter which serves 180,000 homes.

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Is the transmitter output the same in all directions?

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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 Caradon 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+ (530.2MHz)602m64QAM 8K 2/3
24.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
100,000W
Channel icons
1 BBC One South West, 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+ (506.2MHz)602m64QAM 8K 2/3
24.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
100,000W
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
 horizontal max
C22+ (482.2MHz)602m256QAM 32KE 2/3
40.2Mb/s DVB-T2 MPEG4
100,000W
Channel icons
73 CBBC HD, 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, plus 1 others

COM4
SDN
 horizontal -3dB
C21+ (474.2MHz)579m64QAM 8K 3/4
27.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
50,000W
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- (497.8MHz)579m64QAM 8K 3/4
27.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
50,000W
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- (521.8MHz)579m64QAM 8K 3/4
27.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
50,000W
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 -9.8dB
C31 (554.0MHz)602m256QAM 32KE 2/3
40.2Mb/s DVB-T2 MPEG4
10,500W
Channel icons
starts sometime during 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 -16dB
C37 (602.0MHz)602m256QAM 32KE 2/3
40.2Mb/s DVB-T2 MPEG4
2,500W
Channel icons
starts sometime during 2014:



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


BBC Spotlight 0.8m homes 2.9%
from Plymouth PL3 5BD, 26km southeast
to BBC South West region - 107 masts.

ITV West Country News (West) 0.8m homes 2.9%
from Plymouth PL7 5BQ, 32km east-southeast
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?

BarleycombeActive deflector25 km E Plymouth3 homes
ParracombeTransposer17 km NE Barnstaple80 homes

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

years1961~851984-971997-981998-20092009-132013-182013-18
aerial groupVHFA KA KKA KA KA K
C12ITV
C21B+SDN+SDN+SDN
C22BBC1BBC1BBC1+BBCB+BBCB+BBCB
C24-C-ArqA-ArqA-ArqA
C25ITVITVITV+D3+4+D3+4+D3+4
C27D-ArqB-ArqB-ArqB
C28BBC2BBC2BBC2+BBCA+BBCA+BBCA
C30_local_local_local
600C31-2com7
C32C4C4C4
C341
C37com8
C48A

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 12th August and 9th September 2009.

  • Ofcom have projected that a local television service for Plymouth could use an Interleaved Frequency on the Caradon Hill transmitter using C30

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

Analogue 1-4 500kW
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-7dB) 100kW
SDN, ARQA, ARQB(-10dB) 50kW
com7(-16.8dB) 10.5kW
Mux 1*(-20dB) 5kW
Mux 2*, Mux A*, Mux B*, Mux C*, Mux D*(-21dB) 4kW
com8(-23dB) 2.5kW

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Caradon Hill 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•
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Transmitter engineering
Friday 28 February 2014 4:23AM

CARADON HILL transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Weak Signal from 12:24 on 26 Feb to 12:29 on 26 Feb. [BBC] Over the next week Caradon Hill main transmitter: TV (digital) Liable to interruption, Radio (analogue) Possible weak signal, Radio (digital) Possible weak signal. [DUK]


Transmitter engineering
Tuesday 4 March 2014 4:24AM

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


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douglas saunders
Wednesday 5 March 2014 11:27PM Torpoint

please could the answer to my question be answered by someone,,, i live in torpiont pl112pu and have had a bad signal for over 3 weeks i have had my Ariel looked at and thats had all clear,,, i spoke to digital uk and they said it a faulty transmitter but no one can put a time scale on it,,,, so can you 1 day 2 days 1 week 2 weeks,,, a month or just get sky installed lol please let me know


thks


Dave Lindsay
Thursday 6 March 2014 12:40AM

douglas saunders: This website is independent of broadcasters and does not have a crystal ball. If Digital UK can't tell you then I can't see how anyone else can tell you.

One thing: looking at Streetview aerials are pointing to Plympton which does not, according to Digital UK, have engineering works.

You're in a tricky spot because you don't have line-of-sight to either Caradon Hill or Plympton, you being at the bottom of a drop for each.


Dave Lindsay
Thursday 6 March 2014 12:50AM

douglas saunders: If your aerial were to point to Plympton you could potentially be tuned incorrectly to Caradon Hill, in which case then that is what needs putting right. Guidance on this can be given if you think it might be a possibility.


Transmitter engineering
Sunday 13 April 2014 12:32AM

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


Transmitter engineering
Tuesday 22 April 2014 10:00AM

CARADON HILL transmitter - MainPossible service interruptions [DUK]


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