Freeview Light on the Hereford (County of Herefordshire, England) transmitter
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The symbol shows the location of the Hereford (County of Herefordshire, 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 problemsThe BBC and Digital UK report there are no faults or engineering work on the Hereford (County of Herefordshire, England) transmitter.
Which Freeview channels does the Hereford 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 60 Freeview channels?
The Hereford (County of Herefordshire, England) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: 4Music, 4seven, 4seven HD, 5SELECT, 5Spike, 5STAR, 5STAR +1, 5USA, 5USA +1, AlJazeera English (SD), Aljazeera English HD, BBC Four HD, BBC News HD, Blaze, Blaze +1, CBeebies HD, CBS Drama, CBS Justice, CBS Reality, CBS Reality +1, Challenge, Channel 4+1 HD, Channel 5 +1, CITV, Dave, Dave ja vu, DMAX, Drama, E4 +1, Food Network, Forces TV, Freesports, Home, Horror Channel, ITV2 +1, ITV3 +1, ITV4 +1, ITVBe +1, Together TV +1, Movies4Men, NOW 80s, Now 90s, Paramount Network, PBS America, pick, Pick +1, Quest +1, Quest Red, Quest Red +1, Really, RT HD, Sewing Quarter, Sky News, Smithsonian Channel HD, Sony Movie Channel, Talking Pictures TV, TCC, Together TV, Yesterday, YourTV.
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 Hereford transmitter?
BBC Midlands Today 2.9m homes 10.9%
from Birmingham B1 1RF, 74km northeast (47°)
to BBC West Midlands region - 66 masts.
How will the Hereford (County of Herefordshire, England) transmission frequencies change over time?
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tv_off Being removed from Freeview (for 5G use) by 30 June 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 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 Ridge Hill transmitter area
KNibz: Which transmitter does your aerial face? Have you confirmed that you are tuned to that transmitter and not another one?
There may be two possibilities at your location: the easiest being Kington, which carries only PSB channels and is on the hill on Brickyard Road, and Sutton Coldfield.
For each of the following, bring up the signal strength screen and ensure that it is tuned to the UHF channel of your chosen transmitter:
PSB1 | BBC One | Kington=C44 | Sutton Coldfield=C43
PSB2 | ITV | Kington=C41 | Sutton Coldfield=C46
PSB3 | BBC One HD | Kington=C47 | Sutton Coldfield=C40
COM4 | ITV3 | Sutton Coldfield=C42
COM5 | Pick TV | Sutton Coldfield=C45
COM6 | Film4 | Sutton Coldfield=C39
See this page for a list of services by multiplex (i.e. which ones belong to each PSB/COM):
DTG :: DTT Services by Multiplex
If your aerial is vertical (elements up/down) and directed to Kington and you have COM channels tuned in, then they are coming from elsewhere and so expect reception to be poor.
If your aerial is horizontal (elements flat) and directed to Sutton Coldfield, but your TV has tuned in Kington (for PSBs), then you need to correct this.
If you put the booster on in an effort to improve matters and you find that your TV is tuned incorrectly, then it might be a good idea to remove the booster.
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