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The symbol shows the location of the Portreath (Cornwall, England) transmitter which serves less than 500 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 Portreath (Cornwall, England) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Portreath 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
 V max
C26 (514.0MHz)77mDTG-320W
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
 V max
C23 (490.0MHz)77mDTG-320W
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
 V max
C29 (538.0MHz)77mDTG-620W
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

DTG-3 64QAM 8K 2/3 24.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
DTG-6 256QAM 32KE 2/3 40.2Mb/s DVB-T2 MPEG4
H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)

Are you trying to watch these 43 Freeview channels?

the effected channels
the effected channels
the effected channels
the effected channels

The Portreath (Cornwall, England) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: 4seven, 5Action, 5STAR, 5USA, Aljazeera English, Blaze, Blaze +1, CBS Reality, Challenge, Channel 5 +1, CITV, YAAAS!, Dave, Dave ja vu, DMAX, Drama +1, E4 Extra, Film4 +1, Food Network, GB News, GREAT! movies, GREAT! movies action, HGTV, HobbyMaker, ITV2 +1, ITV3 +1, ITV4 +1, ITVBe +1, Legend, PBS America, pick, Pop Player, Quest +1, Quest Red, Really, Sky News, Smithsonian Channel, Talking Pictures TV, TCC, That's TV (UK), Together TV, W, Yesterday +1.

If you want to watch these channels, your aerial must point to one of the 80 Full service Freeview transmitters. For more information see the will there ever be more services on the Freeview Light transmitters? page.

Which BBC and ITV regional news can I watch from the Portreath transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Spotlight 0.8m homes 2.9%
from Plymouth PL3 5BD, 84km east (82°)
to BBC South West region - 107 masts.
regional news image
ITV West Country News (West) 0.8m homes 2.9%
from Plymouth PL7 5BQ, 91km east (83°)
to ITV West Country region - 107 masts.
All of lunch, weekend and 50% evening news is shared with West Country (East)

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

1984-971997-981998-20092009-1330 Jun 2019-
A K TA K TA K TA K TA K T
C23ITVwavesITVwavesITVwavesD3+4D3+4
C26BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBCABBCA
C29C4wavesC4wavesC4wavesBBCBBBCB
C33BBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1waves

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?

BBCA, D3+4, BBCB 20W
Analogue 1-4(-13dB) 1W

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. Portreath 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.

Comments
Wednesday, 30 November 2011
Transmitter engineering
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4:29 AM

PORTREATH transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air from 16:39 on 28 Nov to 17:30 on 28 Nov HD Digital TV Off Air from 16:31 on 28 Nov to 17:30 on 28 Nov [BBC]

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Wednesday, 1 February 2012
Transmitter engineering
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12:30 PM

PORTREATH transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air from 10:42 today to 10:43 today HD Digital TV Off Air from 10:42 today to 10:43 today [BBC]

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Thursday, 2 February 2012
Transmitter engineering
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4:30 AM

PORTREATH transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air from 10:42 yesterday to 10:43 yesterday HD Digital TV Off Air from 10:42 yesterday to 10:43 yesterday [BBC]

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Friday, 3 February 2012
Transmitter engineering
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4:30 AM

PORTREATH transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air from 10:42 on 01 Feb to 10:43 on 01 Feb HD Digital TV Off Air from 10:42 on 01 Feb to 10:43 on 01 Feb [BBC]

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Monday, 28 May 2012
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charlotte harvey
11:24 AM

Hi, ive just moved into portreath cornwall tr164ab i have a brand new LG TV but i only have 21 channels i got a signall booster but only gave me bbc parliment i really want music channels and viva but i dont no what to do to get these! is there anything which would benefit me? all the help would be greatly appreciated
kind regards
charlotte harvey

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Dave Lindsay
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11:47 AM

charlotte harvey: I am not sure that the post code you've given is right.

If you are in Portreath, then you may have your aerial directed to the Portreath relay "filler-in" transmitter. This does not broadcast the Commercial multiplexes (which carry Viva, 4Music and other channels; it is used by Public Service Broadcasters only.

The reason for this is because the Commercial broadcasters' primary motivation is profit. They don't consider it worthwhile to pay for transmission equipment to be installed at Portreath and over 1,000 similar sites nationwide.

If you confirm your location, we may be able to assess the likelihood of receiving the Commercial channels from another transmitter. This will obviously require another aerial.

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KMJ,Derby
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2:35 PM

charlotte harvey: To receive the commercial muxes you need to be able to receive signals from the Redruth transmitter, which is roughly SSE from Portreath. It really depends how much of an obstruction is presented in the signal path by the local hills. Trying a postcode for Bassetts Acre Holiday Apartments, for example, gives a prediction of good reception on all muxes from Redruth for that location.

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Sunday, 9 February 2014
Transmitter engineering
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10:23 AM

PORTREATH transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 08:08 today, BBC Digital TV Off Air from 07:06 today to 08:08 today, HD Digital TV Off Air from 07:06 today to 08:08 today. [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering
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1:23 PM

PORTREATH transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 08:08 today to 12:42 today, BBC Digital TV Off Air from 07:06 today to 08:08 today, HD Digital TV Off Air from 07:06 today to 08:08 today. [BBC]

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Monday, 10 February 2014
Transmitter engineering
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4:24 AM

PORTREATH transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 08:08 yesterday to 12:42 yesterday, BBC Digital TV Off Air from 07:06 yesterday to 08:08 yesterday, HD Digital TV Off Air from 07:06 yesterday to 08:08 yesterday. [BBC]

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