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The symbol shows the location of the Redruth (Cornwall, England) transmitter which serves 97,000 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.

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

Redruth transmitter - Redruth transmitter: Possible effect on TV reception week commencing 06/12/2021 Possible Pixelation or flickering on some or all channels Digital tick


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Which Freeview channels does the Redruth 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.

MuxH/VFrequencyHeightModeWatts
PSB1
BBCA
 H max
C44+ (658.2MHz)400mDTG-320,000W
Channel icons
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

PSB2
D3+4
 H max
C41+ (634.2MHz)400mDTG-320,000W
Channel icons
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),

PSB3
BBCB
 H max
C47 (682.0MHz)400mDTG-620,000W
Channel icons
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

COM4
SDN
 H -3dB
C48 (690.0MHz)400mDTG-810,000W
Channel icons
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

COM5
ArqA
 H -3dB
C33 (570.0MHz)400mDTG-810,000W
Channel icons
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

COM6
ArqB
 H -3dB
C32 (562.0MHz)400mDTG-810,000W
Channel icons
 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

DTG-3 64QAM 8K 2/3 24.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
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 Redruth (Cornwall, 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 Redruth transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Spotlight 0.8m homes 2.9%
from Plymouth PL3 5BD, 82km east-northeast (78°)
to BBC South West region - 107 masts.
regional news image
ITV West Country News (West) 0.8m homes 2.9%
from Plymouth PL7 5BQ, 89km east (79°)
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?

CoverackTransposer15 km S Falmouth70 homes

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

1950s-80s1984-971997-981998-20092009-131 May 2019
VHFB E TB E TB E TB E TK T
C1BBCtvwaves
C32ArqB
C33ArqA
C37C5wavesC5waves
C41ITVwavesITVwavesITVwaves+D3+4D3+4
C44BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2waves+BBCABBCA
C47C4wavesC4wavesC4wavesBBCBBBCB
C48SDNSDN
C51tv_offBBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1wavesArqB
C52tv_offArqA

tv_off Being removed from Freeview (for 5G use) after November 2020 / June 2022 - more
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 8 Jul 09 and 5 Aug 09.

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

Analogue 1-4 100kW
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-7dB) 20kW
SDN, ARQA, ARQB(-10dB) 10kW
Analogue 5(-15.2dB) 3kW
Mux D*(-16.6dB) 2.2kW
Mux 1*, Mux 2*, Mux A*, Mux B*, Mux C*(-18dB) 1.6kW

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Redruth 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. Redruth 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.

Is the transmitter output the same in all directions?

Radiation patterns withheld

Comments
Saturday, 7 January 2017
M
M Davis
7:26 PM

Hi we are in the Fraddon area. Have had the Tv on this afternoon, all fine. Have returned home this evening no signal on both Tv's. Have done a reset. No channels have been found. The same thing happened last night. This is with Freeview. Have fixed aerial in loft and have now tried with a different plug in aerial, still No signal.
Any help would be grateful.

Cheers
Mark

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MikeB
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7:37 PM

M Davis: Look at the top of the page - it says there are no problems with the transmitter. You can put your postcode into the site and it will give a link to check further, and check which transmitter you might be using, but although thats sometimes wrong or slow to update, but mostly, transmitters are very reliable. So check with others in the area, but if they are getting a signal, then its you.
Wires get frayed, rain gets into joints, and the weather batters the aerial and cables. If you've put a portable aerial into the TV and there is nothing, then its more likely to be the transmitter, but nothing is showing up yet, and if its been like that for 24 hours, thats almost certainly your system.

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Thursday, 8 June 2017
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P de havilland
7:21 AM

No signal sins last night

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10:41 AM

P de havilland:

We need a full post code so that we can examine the transmission and reception conditions at your specific locality.

There are no problems reported for the Redruth transmitter at present, so you may have a fault with your aerial or equipment.



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Wednesday, 6 December 2017
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5:09 PM

REDRUTH transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Wrong Region from 15:22 today to 15:32 today. [BBC]

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REDRUTH transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Wrong Region from 15:22 today to 15:32 today, BBC Digital TV Wrong Region from 16:49 today to 16:58 today, HD Digital TV Wrong Region from 16:49 today to 16:58 today. [BBC]

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5:09 AM

REDRUTH transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Wrong Region from 15:22 yesterday to 15:32 yesterday, BBC Digital TV Wrong Region from 16:49 yesterday to 16:58 yesterday, HD Digital TV Wrong Region from 16:49 yesterday to 16:58 yesterday. [BBC]

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REDRUTH transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Wrong Region from 16:49 yesterday to 16:58 yesterday, BBC Digital TV Wrong Region from 15:22 yesterday to 15:32 yesterday, HD Digital TV Wrong Region from 16:49 yesterday to 16:58 yesterday. [BBC]

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Friday, 8 December 2017
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REDRUTH transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Wrong Region from 15:22 on 06 Dec to 15:32 on 06 Dec, BBC Digital TV Wrong Region from 16:49 on 06 Dec to 16:58 on 06 Dec, HD Digital TV Wrong Region from 16:49 on 06 Dec to 16:58 on 06 Dec. [BBC]

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REDRUTH transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Wrong Region from 16:49 on 06 Dec to 16:58 on 06 Dec, BBC Digital TV Wrong Region from 15:22 on 06 Dec to 15:32 on 06 Dec, HD Digital TV Wrong Region from 16:49 on 06 Dec to 16:58 on 06 Dec. [BBC]

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