Full Freeview on the Plympton (Plymouth, England) transmitter
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The symbol shows the location of the Plympton (Plymouth, England) transmitter which serves 35,000 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 problemsThe BBC and Digital UK report there are no faults or engineering work on the Plympton (Plymouth, England) transmitter.
Which Freeview channels does the Plympton 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.
1 BBC One (SD) South West, 2 BBC Two England, 9 BBC Four, 23 BBC Three, 201 CBBC, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, 250 BBC Red Button, plus 16 others 700 BBC Radio 1, 701 BBC Radio 1Xtra, 702 BBC Radio 2, 703 BBC Radio 3, 704 BBC Radio 4 (FM), 705 BBC Radio 5 Live, 706 BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra, 707 BBC Radio 6 Music, 708 BBC Radio 4 Extra, 709 BBC Asian Network, 710 BBC World Service, 719 BBC Bristol (BBC local radio), 720 BBC Devon (BBC local radio), 721 BBC Cornwall (BBC local radio), 722 BBC Somerset (BBC local radio), 734 BBC Solent for Dorset (BBC local radio),
3 ITV (SD) (West Country), 4 Channel 4 (SD) South ads, 5 Channel 5, 6 ITV 2, 10 ITV3, 13 E4, 14 Film4, 15 Channel 4 +1 South ads, 18 More4, 26 ITV4, 30 E4 +1, 35 ITV +1 (West Country),
56 5SELECT, 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 Channel 5 HD, 106 BBC Four HD, 109 BBC Three HD, 204 CBBC HD, 205 CBeebies HD, plus 1 others 66 TBN UK,
12 Quest, 20 Drama, 21 5USA, 29 ITV2 +1, 32 5STAR, 33 5Action, 41 Legend, 42 GREAT! movies action, 46 Channel 5 +1, 58 ITVBe +1, 59 ITV3 +1, 64 Blaze, 67 CBS Reality, 74 Dave ja vu, 78 TCC, 81 Blaze +1, 89 ITV4 +1, 203 CITV, 208 Pop Player, 211 Ketchup TV, 212 YAAAS!, plus 15 others Create and Craft, Racing TV, Kiss Chat & Date, Proud Dating, ADULT Xpanded2, 16 QVC, 22 TJC, 263 SonLife, 264 VisionTV, 265 On Demand 365, 269 Arise News, 670 ADULT Section (start), 724 Capital, 727 Absolute Radio, 728 Heart,
11 Sky Arts, 17 Really, 19 Dave, 31 E4 Extra, 36 pick, 40 Quest Red, 43 Food Network, 47 Film4 +1, 48 Challenge, 49 4seven, 57 Smithsonian Channel, 60 Drama +1, 70 Quest +1, 75 Yesterday +1, 83 Together TV, 233 Sky News, plus 9 others 45 Gems TV, 85 Create & Craft, 673 ADULT smileTV3, 678 Xpanded TV, 723 talkSPORT, 730 RNIB Connect, 731 Classic FM, 732 LBC, 733 Trans World Radio,
FreeSports, 25 W, 27 Yesterday, 34 GREAT! movies, 39 DMAX, 44 HGTV, 71 Quest Red +1, 73 HobbyMaker, 82 Talking Pictures TV, 84 PBS America, 91 Classic Hits, 235 Aljazeera English, plus 18 others ADULT smileTV2, ADULT Studio 66, 37 QVC Beauty, 38 QVC Style, 51 Ideal World, 72 Jewellery Maker, 206 Pop, 674 ADULT Babestn, 699 ADULT Section, 711 Hits Radio, 712 KISS FRESH, 713 KISS, 714 KISSTORY, 715 Magic, 716 Greatest Hits Radio, 717 Kerrang!, 718 Smooth Radio, 725 Premier Radio,
DTG-6 256QAM 32KE 2/3 40.2Mb/s DVB-T2 MPEG4
DTG-8 64QAM 8K 3/4 27.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)
Are you trying to watch these 0 Freeview HD channels?
The Plympton (Plymouth, England) mast is not one of the extended Freeview HD (COM7 and COM8) transmitters, it does not provide these high definition (HD) channels: .
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 Plympton transmitter?
BBC Spotlight 0.8m homes 2.9%
from Plymouth PL3 5BD, 4km west (279°)
to BBC South West region - 107 masts.
How will the Plympton (Plymouth, England) transmission frequencies change over time?
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Table shows multiplexes names see this article;
green background for transmission frequencies
Notes: + and - denote 166kHz offset; aerial group are shown as A B C/D E K W T
waves denotes analogue; digital switchover was 12 Aug 09 and 9 Sep 09.
How do the old analogue and currrent digital signal levels compare?
|SDN, ARQA, ARQB, BBCA, D3+4, BBCB||(-7dB) 400W|
|Mux 1*, Mux 2*, Mux A*, Mux B*, Mux C*, Mux D*||(-10dB) 200W|
Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Caradon Hill transmitter area
Jeff Meagor: The three commercial (COM) multiplexes from Beacon Hill are at half power with respect to the Public Service Broadcaster (PSB) ones, they are 10kW and 20kW respectively. The power of the PSBs is so as to provide the same coverage as the old analogue ones did. My point being that the COMs are restricted as opposed to the PSBs having extra strength. This could be to protect against interference with other transmitters using the same channels such as Plympton.
The other thing about Beacon Hill is that the UHF channels (frequencies) it used to use and those which it uses now. For analogue it was Group C/D (Ch48-68) only and if you haven't had the aerial changed from a C/D, then it could be the problem. Whilst the PSBs are C/D channels, the two COMs SDN and ArqA are a bit lower down in Group B (Ch35-53).
For information on aerial groups, see here:
Aerials, TV Aerial and Digital Aerial
For a list of services carried by each multiplex, see here:
DTG :: DTT Services by Multiplex
Are the services that you are trouble with in the COM multiplexes which are on lower power? Are the BBC and ITV1/C4 ones OK?
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Would you be able to advise on optimum channels I could select for inputing a video input from CCTV via a Modulator on a domestic TV aerial system in order that I avoid conflicts with existing channels, in this particular case in PL9 8JJ ?
Any info you could give or direct me to would be greatfully recieved...
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I live in modern flats with a communal aerial (post code PL1 2BD), I have a signal booster and use a Humax FoxT2 HD box. I have poor reception on BBCA and ARQA multiplexes. The picture quality is often unwatchable. I have auto tuned the box several times without any improvement. Can you suggest anything I could do?
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Rich Reed: You are indicated as being able to have good reception from the Plympton transmitter at roughly 4 miles away, and so you should ensure that your Humax is receiving that station and not Caradon Hill, the way to check being to carry out a signal check on BBC1 and mux channel number 54 should be indicated along with the signal strength / quality, if though its 28 then thats Caradon.
Do likewise on ArqA (11-Pick TV) and in that case mux Ch45 should be seen whereas 24 if Caradon.
You should also try a test without using the booster and giving an update on the results of your findings, as although Plympton is predicted as being by far the best bet for reception some local impediment to its reception might well be applying which will not show up on the predictor.
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