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The symbol shows the location of the Stockland Hill (Devon, England) transmitter which serves 120,000 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 problems

The BBC and Digital UK report there are no faults or engineering work on the Stockland Hill (Devon, England) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Stockland 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.

 H max
C26+ (514.2MHz)463mDTG-350,000W
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1 BBC One (SD) South West, 2 BBC Two England, 9 BBC Four, 201 CBBC, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, 250 BBC Red Button, plus 16 others

 H max
C23+ (490.2MHz)463mDTG-350,000W
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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, 25 ITV4, 29 E4 +1, 34 ITV +1 (West Country),

 H max
C29+ (538.2MHz)463mDTG-650,000W
Channel icons
72 Shopping Quarter , 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, 204 CBBC HD, plus 1 others

 H -3dB
C25- (505.8MHz)463mDTG-825,000W
Channel icons
 CCXTV, 12 Quest, 20 Drama, 21 5USA, 28 ITV2 +1, 31 5STAR, 32 Paramount Network, 41 GREAT! movies action, 45 Channel 5 +1, 55 5SELECT, 57 ITVBe +1, 58 ITV3 +1, 59 ITV4 +1, 63 Blaze, 66 CBS Reality, 68 Horror Channel, 73 Drama +1, 77 TCC, 80 Blaze +1, 203 CITV, 211 Ketchup TV, 212 YAAAS!, plus 15 others

 H -3dB
C22- (481.8MHz)463mDTG-825,000W
Channel icons
11 Sky Arts, 17 Really, 19 Dave, 30 4Music, 35 pick, 39 Quest Red, 42 Food Network, 46 Film4 +1, 47 Challenge, 48 4seven, 56 Smithsonian Channel, 69 Quest +1, 74 Yesterday +1, 82 Together TV, 233 Sky News, plus 9 others

 H -3dB
C28- (529.8MHz)463mDTG-825,000W
Channel icons
23 Dave ja vu, 26 Yesterday, 33 GREAT! movies, 38 DMAX, 40 CBS Justice, 43 HGTV, 67 CBS Drama, 81 Talking Pictures TV, 84 PBS America, 234 RT, 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 11 Freeview HD channels?

the effected channels

The Stockland Hill (Devon, England) mast is not one of the extended Freeview HD (COM7 and COM8) transmitters, it does not provide these high definition (HD) channels: BBC Four HD, BBC News HD, CBeebies HD, Quest HD, Forces TV, FreeSports, More4 +1, Now 70s, PBS America +1, Quest Red +1, RT HD.

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 Stockland Hill transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Spotlight 0.8m homes 2.9%
from Plymouth PL3 5BD, 86km west-southwest (239°)
to BBC South West region - 107 masts.
regional news image
ITV West Country News (West) 0.8m homes 2.9%
from Plymouth PL7 5BQ, 80km southwest (236°)
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?

BickleighTransposer15 km N Exeter25 homes
Freshwater C/pActive deflector2 km SE Bridport, Dorset250 homes (caravans)
Ladram BayTransposer15 km SE Exeter400 homes (caravans)

How will the Stockland Hill (Devon, England) transmission frequencies change over time?

1961-80s1984-971997-981998-20092009-1327 Mar 2019

tv_off Being removed from Freeview (for 5G use) after November 2020 - 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 6 May 09 and 20 May 09.

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

Analogue 1-4 250kW
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-7dB) 50kW
SDN, ARQA, ARQB(-10dB) 25kW
Mux 1*, Mux 2*, Mux A*, Mux B*(-17dB) 5kW
Mux C*, Mux D*(-20dB) 2.5kW

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

Tuesday, 9 February 2021
Andrew Salmons
2:59 PM

StevensOnln1: Thanks for your quick response and for confirming I should be getting HD channels. No, I don't get them through the TV either. I get 88 Freeview channels. I've done several retunes over the past couple of weeks and no HD channels. Brand new TV for Christmas as well, plus BT was new when we moved in.

I'm thinking I should get the aerial guy back in to try and fix it.

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Andrew Salmons's 2 posts GB

4:03 PM

Andrew Salmons:

I would certainly get him back. Signal strength in the 80s should be fine, but the Quality should be virtually 100% across the lot. If you aren't in a strong enough signal area, he should have done an external install not one in the loft, BUT any slight movement of the aerial in a loft can affect reception dependent on positions of metal chimneys. water tanks, party walls, lead flashing etc. Have you put anything into the loft since the aerial was installed, especially anything that may have metal in it, or anything in front of the aerial, but again depending on what it was, anywhere can have an effect. It can be a bit of a black art.
But nevertheless, the installer should have checked you can get all available channels.

I'm thinking if you are only getting 88 channels, then those HD ones may not be the only ones you aren't getting.
If the only transmitter you could receive was a "Light" one, you wouldn't get as many as 88. Stockland Hill transmits all 6 main multiplexes - BBCA/PSB1, D3&4/PSB2, BBCB HD/PSB3, SDN/COM4, ArqA/COM5, ArqB/COM6.
See Channel listings for Industry Professionals | Freeview for the channels on those multiplexes.
There is no temporary COM7, or a Local multiplex at Stockland Hill. However there are a few odd locations where one or more (usually COM) multiplexes can't be reliably received. If you provide a full postcode we might be able to comment on that.

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Chris.SE's 2,432 posts GB
Wednesday, 23 June 2021
Transmitter engineering

8:46 AM

STOCKLAND HILL transmitter - DAB: Reduced quality due to a fault from 21 Jun 14:13. . [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering's 136,837 posts GB
Monday, 28 June 2021
Transmitter engineering

8:46 AM

STOCKLAND HILL transmitter - DAB: Reduced quality due to a fault from 21 Jun 14:13 until 23 Jun 15:03. . [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering's 136,837 posts GB
Wednesday, 7 July 2021
Barrie Stow
4:24 PM

Currently tuned to Stockland Hill transmitter, and every time it rains or threatens to rain, I lose all the BBC channels. The others are unaffected. Am I out of range? Is there a more appropriate transmitter that my aerial should be pointing to.
I live in Lympstone.

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Barrie Stow's 2 posts GB
Thursday, 15 July 2021

5:24 AM

Barrie Stow:

You should get good reception from Stockland Hill for the BBC/ITV/C4 & C5 main channels on the PSB multiplexes, but those on the commercial multiplexes might not be as reliable. One assumes that your installer put in a decent high gain aerial (maybe with an amplifier?) and used quality double screened coax cable.

Have you checked that your aerial looks intact and is still pointing the correct way (bearing 51 degrees - that's fractionally E of NE) with the rods (or squashed Xs) horizontal. Also check the coax looks undamaged and check your coax plugs are connected properly without signs of corrosion.

There is no other suitable transmitter if you want the widest choice of channels, the Dawlish transmitter is only Freeview "Light" with only the PSB multiplexes. Check in your set's tuning section that your are correctly tuned to the UHF channels listed towards the top of the page.

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Chris.SE's 2,432 posts GB
Friday, 16 July 2021
Transmitter engineering

5:09 PM

Stockland Hill transmitter - Stockland Hill transmitter: Possible effect on TV reception week commencing 12/07/2021 Possible Pixelation or flickering on some or all channels [DUK]

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Transmitter engineering's 136,837 posts GB
Sunday, 18 July 2021
Transmitter engineering

11:17 PM

Stockland Hill transmitter - Stockland Hill transmitter: Possible effect on TV reception week commencing 19/07/2021 Possible Pixelation or flickering on some or all channels [DUK]

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Transmitter engineering's 136,837 posts GB
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