Freeview Light on the Hertford (Hertford, England) transmitter
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The symbol shows the location of the Hertford (Hertford, England) transmitter which serves 23,000 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 problemsThe BBC and Digital UK report there are no faults or engineering work on the Hertford (Hertford, England) transmitter.
Which Freeview channels does the Hertford 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 Hertford (Hertford, England) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: 4Music, 4seven, 5Action, 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, 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, YAAAS!, More4 +1, Now 70s, 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 Hertford transmitter?
How will the Hertford (Hertford, 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 4 Apr 12 and 18 Apr 12.
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 Crystal Palace transmitter area
John: You certainly won't ever receive them from the Hertford relay transmitter. See here for an explanation:
Londonderry (Northern Ireland) digital TV transmitter | ukfree.tv - 10 years of independent, free digital TV advice
You may be able to receive the full service from Crystal Palace, or perhaps Sandy Heath, although the latter carries different BBC and ITV regions.
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I'm sorry if this is not the right place for this kind of post, but! we have not had a tv for a while, since the change over, we would now like to buy a tv, but do we have to have anything special done to our ariel? we did try a digi box after the change over, and it didn't work so we went without. Any help would be appreciated, thanks.
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T. Hill: No, not unless there is a fault with it which would have affected analogue just as digital.
For my comments below I have assumed your postcode to be SG14 2AU as the one you provided appears to be invalid. If this is incorrect then please supply the correct postcode and I will re-evaluate.
If the aerial is directed at the Hertford relay transmitter then you will only get the Public Service Broadcaster (PSB) channels which are BBC TV and radio, ITV, ITV+1, ITV2, Channel 4, Channel 4+1, E4, Film4, More4 and Channel 5. If you opt for a HD receiver then you will have access to BBC One HD, BBC Two HD, BBC Three HD, CBBC HD, ITV HD and Channel 4 HD.
The Hertford relay transmitter is on a bearing of 20 degrees and aerials are vertical (elements up/down).
You "might" be able to receive all channels from Crystal Palace, although as you don't have line-of-sight, owing to high ground in the way, then this is in no way certain and indeed in these sorts of situations reception can be seasonal owing to changes in/on the terrain, e.g. leaves on the trees.
If your aerial does face Hertford you might wish to enquire with neighbours who have Crystal Palace aerials to see how their reception is. Ensure that they are talking about Freeview reception and not satellite (Sky/Freesat).
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