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The symbol shows the location of the Huntshaw Cross (Devon, England) transmitter which serves 37,000 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 Huntshaw Cross (Devon, England) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Huntshaw Cross 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
C30 (546.0MHz)359mDTG-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
C31- (553.8MHz)359mDTG-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
C37- (601.8MHz)359mDTG-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
C32 (562.0MHz)359mDTG-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
C34 (578.0MHz)359mDTG-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
C35+ (586.2MHz)359mDTG-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 Huntshaw Cross (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 Huntshaw Cross transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Spotlight 0.8m homes 2.9%
from Plymouth PL3 5BD, 66km south (184°)
to BBC South West region - 107 masts.
regional news image
ITV West Country News (West) 0.8m homes 2.9%
from Plymouth PL7 5BQ, 66km south (176°)
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?

Nth MoltonTransposer18 km E Barnstaple30 homes

How will the Huntshaw Cross (Devon, England) transmission frequencies change over time?

1968-80s1984-971997-981998-20092009-1322 May 132013-1719 Jun 2019
VHFC/D EC/D EC/D EC/D EC/D E TC/D E TW T
C11ITVwaves
C30BBCA
C31D3+4
C32SDN
C34ArqA
C35ArqB
C37BBCB
C48SDNSDNSDN
C50tv_off BBCABBCA
C51tv_off_local_local_local_local
C52tv_offArqAArqAArqA
C55tv_offBBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1waves-BBCB-BBCB-BBCB
C56tv_off+ArqB+ArqB+ArqB
C59tv_offITVwavesITVwavesITVwaves-D3+4-D3+4-D3+4
C62BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBCA
C65C4wavesC4wavesC4waves
C67C5wavesC5waves

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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 1 Jul 09 and 29 Jul 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
Mux 1*, Mux 2*, Mux A*, Mux B*, Mux C*, Mux D*(-14dB) 4kW
Analogue 5(-17dB) 2kW

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Huntshaw Cross 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.

Is the transmitter output the same in all directions?

Radiation patterns withheld

Comments
Thursday, 20 November 2014
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

4:31 PM

HUNTSHAW CROSS transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Weak Signal from 12:34 today to 15:08 today. [BBC]

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Friday, 21 November 2014
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

4:32 AM

HUNTSHAW CROSS transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Weak Signal from 12:34 yesterday to 15:08 yesterday. [BBC]

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Saturday, 22 November 2014
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

4:32 AM

HUNTSHAW CROSS transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Weak Signal from 12:34 on 20 Nov to 15:08 on 20 Nov. [BBC]

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Sunday, 4 January 2015
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Adrian Evans
12:55 PM

Last evening we lost most of our channels whilst watching BBC1 HD (ch 101). I believe we get our service from the Huntshaw Cross transmitter. I have just retuned the TV and am only able to get 10 dtv channels and 11 radio channels. My aerial is located in the attic.
Please advise

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MikeB
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7:04 PM

Adrian Evans: You havn't given a postcode, which makes it difficult to say what sort of signal you should be getting. However, if you are suddenly losing lots of channels, the first thing to do is not to retune. If your TV was happy before, then all you've done is to loose the transmitter your were using. I suspect that you've a problem within your aerial system, and therefore you've got a highly reduced signal.

Best thing to do is to find out what transmitter your using (might not be Huntshaw any longer), and then look to see what have caused a problem. Start with the aerial lead in the back of the TV - it falling out or coming loose is a classic problem, and then following up the signal path. If you've booster etc in the roof, that might be evidence its got a problem, and of course frayed wires, loose connections or moisture getting are all common causes.

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Monday, 5 January 2015
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michael
sentiment_satisfiedGold

2:03 PM

High pressure might be an issue, inducting co-channel interference from other
transmitters over the horizon in the direction your aerial is pointing. We have had
similar issues on the lower-powered muxes, but all is back to normal again for now.

This ain't nothing compared to joys ahead when the power-wielders crush the 700MHz
muxes lower down for the CCI clash of the titans so as to allow mobile-providers to
swamp the 700MHz frequencies with offerings for the privileged...

Whopee !!!!


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Wednesday, 7 January 2015
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Adrian Evans
2:10 PM

MikeB thank-you for your input. I have replaced the 2TV splitter/booster and everything is back to where it was with a 100 or so dtv channels and 24 or so radio channels.
Thank-you
Adrian Evans

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Peter
3:51 PM

Hi, we,re in EX39 [BIDEFORD] we get a lot of stutter sometimes and why do box/prog time not always line up? Eg, it cuts off last minite of whats being recorded and then records that as the first min of next programme. BTW Its a Goodmans freeview recorder box.
Thanks
Peter

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Sunday, 18 January 2015
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Sue
8:57 AM

The signal from Huntshaw Cross went "down" on the 14 January 2015 and the result is that I have now lost all channels except BBC - I have carried out the re-tune as suggested on your site - are these channels "lost" from the Transmitter at the moment and will they come back OR have you moved the signal in which case I will have to pay again for a repair man to help me find the signal

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jb38
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

11:30 AM

Sue: If you are definitely receiving your signal from Huntshaw Cross? then no faults are listed against this transmitter on the engineering page, therefore your problem is most likely being caused by something connected with your aerial system or even the jumper leads being used.

Do you use your own aerial?, or are you connected into a communal system?, if the latter, then check with a neighbour or someone else local to ascertain if they are also having similar problems.

As far as retuning your TV or box is concerned, if you have retuned it whilst a fault still existed on your system, then it will require further retunes after any lead checks etc have been made in order to reload the channels back into the tuner.

By the way, the reason for querying Huntshaw Cross is that this transmitter covers a large area, likewise you might be located in a part of said area that's covered by another transmitter, a post code being required in order to determine if this is likely to apply or not.

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