Freeview Light on the Alton (Hampshire, England) transmitter
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The symbol shows the location of the Alton (Hampshire, England) transmitter which serves 5,300 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 Alton (Hampshire, England) transmitter.
Which Freeview channels does the Alton 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.
1 BBC One South, 2 BBC Two England, 9 BBC Four, 201 CBBC, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, 601 BBC RB 1, plus 12 others 250 BBC Red Button, 700 BBC Radio 1, 701 BBC Radio 1Xtra, 702 BBC Radio 2, 703 BBC Radio 3, 704 BBC Radio 4, 707 BBC Radio 6 Music, 719 BBC Berkshire (BBC local radio), 720 BBC Sussex (BBC local radio), 721 BBC Wiltshire (BBC local radio), 722 BBC Solent (BBC local radio), 734 BBC Solent for Dorset (BBC local radio),
E4, 3 ITV (Meridian/Central (Thames Valley micro region)), 5 Channel 5, 6 ITV 2, 10 ITV3, 15 Film4, 24 ITV4, 33 ITV +1 (Meridian south coast), 73 Sewing Quarter,
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, 204 CBBC HD,
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 0 Freeview channels?
The Alton (Hampshire, England) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: .
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 Alton transmitter?
BBC South Today 1.3m homes 4.9%
from Southampton SO14 7PU, 40km southwest (230°)
to BBC South region - 39 masts.
ITV Meridian News 0.9m homes 3.4%
from Whiteley PO15 7AD, 35km south-southwest (213°)
to ITV Meridian/Central (Thames Valley) region - 15 masts.
Thames Valley opt-out from Meridian (South). All of lunch, weekend and 50% evening news is shared with all of Meridian+Oxford
How will the Alton (Hampshire, England) transmission frequencies change over time?
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orange background for multiplexes names more
green background for transmission frequencies
lilac background for power levels in watts
800MHz band: 4G mobile started in 2013
700MHz band: 4G from 30 June 2020more
600MHz band: new or moved digital TV services more
Notes: + and - denote 166kHz offset; aerial group are shown as A B C/D E K W
Italics for analogue, digital switchover was Wednesdays 8th February and 22nd February 2012.
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 Hannington transmitter area
6:05 AM Alton
My mother-in-law appears to have lost the channels now on C60.
She always had problems with ITV1 on C59 but now it has moved further away from the C57 group which works fine. I suspect a band-pass filter in the communal (flats) distribution mechanism. However, the building supervisor (the builder) is probably not man enough for the task.
Where can we turn for help?
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10:16 AM Alton
JimF: I don't really know about the other residents; there are 6 flats on the system, so 5 other tenants, but I'm only on nodding aquaintance, and M-i-L hardly ever goes out her front door.
The system includes dual satellite feeds to each flat, so the others may just use the satellite feed. Unfortunately, M-i-L is too old to learn even something as simple as a Satellite set-top box.
The TV man who visited confirmed that the antenna is on Crystal Palace, so we're holding fire until that completes digital migration.
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Steve Swift: Crystal Palace is almost 70km away, but could be where the aerial is pointing.
CP has nothing on UHF ch60 though - ITV is on ch22 before DSO.
Even if the aerial is on CP, it might still pick up the Alton relay (where ITV is on ch60).
I'm guessing you'll have tried a retune (after factory reset / default settings), which wouldn't typically give ITV from the Alton relay if a better signal is coming from CP, but perhaps the close proximity of the Alton relay (under 1km) is a factor.
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9:41 PM Alton
I had assumed that since M-i-L lives in Alton that her TV would pick up the Alton Relay. However, the antenna is on CP, so the TV ended up with an assortment of channels, mostly from CP, but others from the Alton Relay and even some from Hannington.
I'd tried to add ITV1 on C60 thinking I'd get it from the Relay, but the TV found nothing on C60 at all.
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Steve Swift: The Digital UK postcode checker predicts that Crystal Palace offers the best signal, both now and after switchover on 4th/18th April 2012. If you require reception of the Alton relay for the alternative local news it would require a group c/d aerial set for vertical polarisation linked to the CP aerial via a diplexer in order to receive all the available muxes.(Alton is a Freeview Light, PSB only transmitter.) It is very hit and miss using a CP aerial for reception of transmitters in different directions to CP, especially if they are vertically polarised.
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