Freeview Light on the Haden Hill (Dudley, England) transmitter
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The symbol shows the location of the Haden Hill (Dudley, England) transmitter which serves 1,600 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 problemsThe BBC and Digital UK report there are no faults or engineering work on the Haden Hill (Dudley, England) transmitter.
Which Freeview channels does the Haden Hill 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.
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 52 Freeview channels?
The Haden Hill (Dudley, England) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: 4Music, 4seven, 5SELECT, 5STAR, 5USA, Aljazeera English, BBC Four HD, BBC News HD, Blaze, Blaze +1, CBeebies HD, CBS Drama, CBS Justice, CBS Reality, Challenge, Channel 5 +1, CITV, YAAAS!, Dave, Dave ja vu, DMAX, Drama +1, Film4 +1, Food Network, Forces TV, FreeSports, GB News, GREAT! movies, GREAT! movies action, HGTV, Horror Channel, ITV2 +1, ITV3 +1, ITV4 +1, ITVBe +1, More4 +1, Now 70s, Paramount Network, PBS America +1, pick, Quest +1, Quest Red, Quest Red +1, Really, RT HD, Sky Arts, Sky News, Smithsonian Channel, Talking Pictures TV, TCC, Together TV, 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 Haden Hill transmitter?
BBC Midlands Today 2.9m homes 10.9%
from Birmingham B1 1RF, 10km east (79°)
to BBC West Midlands region - 66 masts.
How will the Haden Hill (Dudley, England) transmission frequencies change over time?
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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 Apr 11 and 20 Apr 11.
How do the old analogue and currrent digital signal levels compare?
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Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Sutton Coldfield transmitter area
Mr Walker :
This might be because your transmitter is listed as having "Planned Engineering" with "Possible service interruptions". However, as parts of your postcode are predicted to be able to receive several transmitters, it may depend which one you are actually receiving - precisely which way your aerial points and whether the rods are vertical or horizontal. One of the transmitters had a fault previously and could have been off-air for maintenance.
If you retuned whilst you had no signals, it will most likely have just cleared the correct tuning and you'll have to retune again when signals are normal.
If you are still having problems and have no signals, post back with which way your aerial points etc. Ie. pointing SSE, SE, fractionally N of Due W, NE or NW and rods vertical or horizontal.
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Mr Walker :
The "most likely" transmitter for your postcode from the Freeview Detailed Coverage Checker is Brierley Hill which is actually only a few degrees N of due W (bearing 277 degrees) with rods vertical.
Closer to NW (bearing 304 degrees is the Wrekin, rods horizontal though).
Normally do you get a Local multiplex with Birmingham TV on LCN7 in your EPG?
Anyway. neither Freeview nor the BBC are listing any faults for those, so this is very odd. You might have got tuned to the wrong channels if you did a retune whilst reception was "disrupted" or your set did an automatic retune - some do - IF your set has an option in its tuning menu to auto-update, turn it OFF, it's more trouble than it's worth.
I suggest you do the following, briefly check in the tuning section which UHF channels it's tuned to (make a note in case), then unplug the aerial and do an automatic retune. This should clear any previously stored channels as none should be found. Switch the set off for at least 10 minutes.
Plug the aerial back in, switch on and don't let it autotune, go to the tuning section and do a manual tune as follows -
For Brierley Hill, the UHF channels are C32, C34, C35, C29, C31, C37 & C33, that's in the order PSBs1-3, COMs 4-6 and that Local multiplex if you can get it.
For which channels are on which multiplex, see Channel listings | Freeview
If you were inadvertently tuned to the Wrekin, its channels are C26, C23, C30, C41, C44, C47
or even the Haden Hill relay (which did have a fault) C21, C24, C27 (PSBs only).
It is possible for aerials to pick up signals from other transmitters that they aren't pointing at!
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