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Freeview Light on the Downderry (Cornwall, England) transmitter

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sa_gmapsGoogle mapsa_bingBing mapsa_gearthGoogle Earthsa_gps50.363,-4.373 or 50°21'48"N 4°22'24"Wsa_postcodePL11 3JR

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. Click to recheck [+] 

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

Other mapstxregionCaradon Hill TV regiontx1BBC South Westtx3West CountrytxdabxxDAB in Cornwall
txradioxxAM/FM in Cornwall

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 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.

MuxAerial positionFrequencyHeightModeWatts
PSB1
BBCA
 vertical max
C53 (730.0MHz)101m64QAM 8K 2/3
24.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
60W
Channel icons
1 BBC One South West, 2 BBC Two England, 7 BBC Three, 9 BBC Four, 70 CBBC, 71 CBeebies, 80 BBC News, 81 BBC Parliament, 301 BBC Red Button 1, plus 12 others

PSB2
D3+4
 vertical max
C60 (786.0MHz)101m64QAM 8K 2/3
24.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
60W
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
 vertical max
C57 (762.0MHz)101m256QAM 32KE 2/3
40.2Mb/s DVB-T2 MPEG4
60W
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



Are you trying to watch these 44 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 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, Film 4 +1, Food Network, ITV 2 +1, ITV 3, ITV 3 +1, ITV 4, ITV 4 +1, Movie Mix, Movies4Men, pick, Quest, Quest +1, Really, RT English , Sky News, Travel Channel, True Entertainment, truTV, 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 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.

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

BBCA, D3+4, BBCB 60W
Analogue 1-4(-3.6dB) 26W

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•
• Breakfast ◊ Weekends ♦ Friday night and weekends † Weekdays only. Downderry was not an original Channel 3 VHF 405-line mast: the historical information shown is the details of the company responsible for the transmitter when it began transmitting Channel 3.



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Thursday 24 November 2011 4:35AM

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 3:31PM

DOWNDERRY transmitter - Freeview HD Digital TV Off Air from 11:40 today to 11:48 today [BBC]

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Tuesday 10 April 2012 5:29PM

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

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Wednesday 11 April 2012 4:30AM

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

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Thursday 12 April 2012 4:30AM

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