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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.

MuxH/VFrequencyHeightModeWatts
PSB1
BBCA
 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, 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
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, 26 ITV4, 30 E4 +1, 35 ITV +1 (West Country),

PSB3
BBCB
 H max
C29+ (538.2MHz)463mDTG-650,000W
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
C25- (505.8MHz)463mDTG-825,000W
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
C22- (481.8MHz)463mDTG-825,000W
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
C28- (529.8MHz)463mDTG-825,000W
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 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: .

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
VHFA K TA K TA K TA K TA K T
C9ITVwaves
C22-ArqAArqA
C23ITVwavesITVwavesITVwaves+D3+4D3+4
C25-SDNSDN
C26BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2waves+BBCABBCA
C28-ArqBArqB
C29C4wavesC4wavesC4waves+BBCBBBCB
C33BBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1waves

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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 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.

Comments
Wednesday, 10 November 2021
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

5:48 AM

Stockland Hill transmitter - Stockland Hill transmitter: Possible effect on TV reception week commencing 08/11/2021 Pixelation or flickering on some or all channels [DUK]

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Wednesday, 22 December 2021
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David Mirylees
1:55 PM
Dorchester

New wideband aerial fitted., directed towards Stockland Hill and horizontal Main channels are 100% strength and 100% quality.
Com5 channels are 100% strength and 0+ quality.
Post code is DT2 9QY roof mounted aerial.
Thks
DM

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StevensOnln1
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2:28 PM

David Mirylees: You may have too much signal, which can cause the tuner to become overloaded and appear to have the same symptoms of having no signal. According to Freeview's detailed coverage checker, your postcode is predicted to receive both Stockland Hill and Rowridge, which both use UHF channels 25/22/28 for COM4/5/6 so depending on how well your aerial is picking up Rowridge off the back (the two transmitters are in almost opposite directions from you) it could be causing interference. I would try fitting an attenuator to lower the signal strength a little to see if that overcomes the issue first, otherwise you may need to look at whether you can reposition the aerial so that there is something behind it to block out the unwanted signals from Rowridge.

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Thursday, 23 December 2021
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Chris.SE
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12:36 AM

David Mirylees:

I would not rush to do anything right now. It may not be too much signal, but that shouldn't be dismissed as it's still a possibility.

There has been moderate Temperature Inversion/Tropospheric Ducting affecting large parts of the UK at present. Do NOT retune, it will more likely remove your correct tuning.

These conditions are predicted to ease later on Wednesday by the end of the night, but should have cleared most of the SW by now.
Despite the incorrect spelling, this link does work - simple technical explanation
https://www.bbc.co.uk/rec….jpg

Essentially it results in interfering signals from other transmitters in the UK or Europe reaching you and so your wanted signals are disrupted. It won't necessarily affect all multiplexes or necessarily at the same time if more than one. It can last for seconds, minutes, sometimes hours or longer.

I would wait and see if conditions and reception are more stable now for a couple of days.

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Chris.SE's 3,039 posts GB
Sunday, 13 March 2022
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Craig Procter
8:34 PM

What outside TV aerial should I get. Do you receive more channels if you have an aerial with a wider frequency range?
If it helps I live in Honiton Devon.

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Chris.SE
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9:48 PM

Craig Procter:

What channels you might receive will depend on which transmitter(s) you may be able to receive with a good enough signal. Because of the nature of the terrain in your area and between you and the various transmitters that will be very location dependent.

What channels do you get at present? Which transmitter do you currently get your signals from? Which way are your neighbour's aerials pointing?
The aerial that would be best will depend on the transmitter and predicted signal strength and we can't advise on that without a full postcode.

In general, you MAY possibly get signals from one (or more, maybe none) transmitters in that area. Two relay transmitters Exeter St. Thomas & Honiton, and two main transmitters Stockland Hill (SW region) & Mendip (W region). For either of those relays (they only transmit the main PSB multiplexes) a Group B aerial could be best.
For Stockland Hill a Group A aerial could be best, or a Group K aerial for Mendip.
It very much depends on signal strength, if you can get good strong signals, then a Group T/Wideband or Group K may do in all those situations.

If you provide a full postcode, we should be able to offer more specific advise.

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Monday, 14 March 2022
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Chris.SE
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2:23 PM

Craig Procter:

To add to my previous, you may already be getting some signals from Stcokland Hill, but whether you can/do get all multiplexes reliably will not only depend on location but the condition of your aerial installation. As already mentioned, a Group A aerial for Stockland Hill could be the best. You won't get any more multiplexes with a wideband!

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Chris.SE's 3,039 posts GB
Monday, 27 June 2022
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Hany
6:36 AM

Please tell us for my family's sake (kids) weather this Stockland transmitter has any military connection broadcast or use ? importance as for a Russian bomb to be targeted onto it? I have seen you are connected to the BBC as it is a public service we pay for I should not need to do a freedom request for info.
We live in Stockland & with Russia and the UKs war problems over Ukraine at present we deserve to know if this could be a target /danger to the public that live in the Blackdown Hills area.
Regards Hany :)

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Chris.SE
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7:40 AM

Hany:

This is an independent free help-site for people with technical and reception problems and has no direct connection with the BBC or any other broadcaster whether civil or military.

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