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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 problems

The BBC and Digital UK report there are no faults or engineering work on the Hertford (Hertford, England) transmitter.

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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.

MuxH/VFrequencyHeightModeWatts
PSB1
BBCA
 V max
C39 (618.0MHz)101mDTG-3500W
Channel icons
1 BBC One (SD) London, 2 BBC Two England, 9 BBC Four, 201 CBBC, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, 250 BBC Red Button, plus 15 others

PSB2
D3+4
 V max
C42 (642.0MHz)101mDTG-3500W
Channel icons
3 ITV (SD) (London), 4 Channel 4 (SD) London ads, 5 Channel 5, 6 ITV 2, 10 ITV3, 13 E4, 14 Film4, 15 Channel 4 +1 London ads, 18 More4, 25 ITV4, 29 E4 +1, 34 ITV +1 (London),

PSB3
BBCB
 V max
C45 (666.0MHz)101mDTG-6500W
Channel icons
72 Shopping Quarter , 101 BBC One HD (England no regional news), 102 BBC Two HD (England), 103 ITV HD (ITV London), 104 Channel 4 HD London ads, 105 Channel 5 HD, 204 CBBC 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 52 Freeview channels?

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

The Hertford (Hertford, 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 Hertford transmitter?

regional news image
BBC London 4.9m homes 18.4%
from London W1A 1AA, 32km south (186°)
to BBC London region - 55 masts.
regional news image
ITV London News 4.9m homes 18.4%
from London WC1X 8XZ, 32km south (182°)
to ITV London region - 55 masts.

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

1984-971997-981998-20122012-1324 Jul 2019
C/D EC/D EC/D EC/D E TB E K T
C39BBCA
C42D3+4
C45BBCB
C49tv_offBBCA
C54tv_offC4wavesC4wavesC4wavesBBCB
C58tv_offBBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1wavesD3+4
C61ITVwavesITVwavesITVwaves
C64BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2waves

tv_off Being removed from Freeview (for 5G use) after November 2020 - 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 4 Apr 12 and 18 Apr 12.

How do the old analogue and currrent digital signal levels compare?

BBCA, D3+4, BBCB 500W
Analogue 1-4(-24dB) 2W

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Crystal Palace transmitter area

Sep 1955-Jul 1968Associated-Rediffusion†
Sep 1955-Jul 1968Associated TeleVision◊
Jul 1968-Dec 1992Thames†
Jul 1968-Feb 2004London Weekend Television♦
Jan 1993-Feb 2004Carlton†
Feb 2004-Dec 2014ITV plc†
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. Hertford 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
Thursday, 2 June 2016
Transmitter engineering
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5:32 AM

HERTFORD transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 18:14 on 31 May to 18:46 on 31 May, HD Digital TV Off Air from 18:14 on 31 May to 18:46 on 31 May. [BBC]

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Monday, 11 July 2016
Transmitter engineering
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9:09 AM

HERTFORD transmitter - Possible service interruptions [DUK]

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Tuesday, 19 July 2016
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

12:09 AM

HERTFORD transmitter - Possible service interruptions [DUK]

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Friday, 5 August 2016
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Antony
10:02 AM

The Hertford transmitter only appears to transmit a small number of available Freeview channels. Are there any plans to increase this number to include channels such as Dave?

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StevensOnln1
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10:18 AM

Antony: There are no plans to add additional multiplexes to any transmitters. The commercial broadcasters were offered the chance to broadcast from further transmitters at digital switchover but declined, probably due to the costs involved not being worthwhile for the increased audience it would allow them to reach.

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Richard Cooper
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3:37 PM

Antony: Hi, Antony. As StvensOnlln1 states, it's all about commercial viability. If you should wish to receive 'Dave' at your location, you would need to try to get your Freeview signal from Crystal Palace, probably your nearest Full Freeview transmitter, or pay for the channel via Sky or Virgin Media. I'm assuming that you're not prepared to pay out for either a sophisticated receiving setup to pick up Crystal Palace nor a subscription to Sky or Virgin Media, just for this one channel? Richard, Norwich.

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Sunday, 4 September 2016
Transmitter engineering
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8:31 PM

HERTFORD transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 17:18 today to 17:22 today, HD Digital TV Off Air from 17:18 today to 17:22 today. [BBC] Possible service interruptions [DUK]

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Monday, 5 September 2016
Transmitter engineering
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5:31 AM

HERTFORD transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 17:18 yesterday to 17:22 yesterday, HD Digital TV Off Air from 17:18 yesterday to 17:22 yesterday. [BBC] Possible service interruptions [DUK]

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Tuesday, 6 September 2016
Transmitter engineering
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5:31 AM

HERTFORD transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 17:18 on 04 Sep to 17:22 on 04 Sep, HD Digital TV Off Air from 17:18 on 04 Sep to 17:22 on 04 Sep. [BBC] Possible service interruptions [DUK]

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Transmitter engineering
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2:32 PM

HERTFORD transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 17:18 on 04 Sep to 17:22 on 04 Sep, BBC Digital TV Off Air from 11:03 today, HD Digital TV Off Air from 17:18 on 04 Sep to 17:22 on 04 Sep. [BBC] Possible service interruptions [DUK]

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