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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 problems

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

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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.

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C21 (474.0MHz)127mDTG-16W
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1 BBC One (SD) West Midlands, 2 BBC Two England, 9 BBC Four, 23 BBC Three, 201 CBBC, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, 250 BBC Red Button, plus 18 others

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C24 (498.0MHz)127mDTG-16W
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3 ITV 1 (SD) (Central (West micro region)), 4 Channel 4 (SD) Midlands ads, 5 Channel 5, 6 ITV 2, 10 ITV3, 13 E4, 14 Film4, 15 Channel 4 +1 Midlands ads, 18 More4, 26 ITV4, 30 E4 +1, 35 ITV1 +1 (Central west),

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C27 (522.0MHz)127mDTG-16W
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56 5SELECT, 101 BBC One HD (England no regional news), 102 BBC Two HD (England), 103 ITV 1 HD (ITV Central West), 104 Channel 4 HD Midlands ads, 105 Channel 5 HD, 106 BBC Four HD, 109 BBC Three HD, 204 CBBC HD, 205 CBeebies HD, plus 1 others

H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)

Are you trying to watch these 43 Freeview channels?

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The Haden Hill (Dudley, England) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: 4seven, 5Action, 5STAR, 5USA, Al Jazeera Eng, Blaze, Blaze +1, CBS Reality, Challenge, Channel 5 +1, CITV, YAAAS!, Dave, Dave ja vu, DMAX, Drama +1, E4 Extra, Film4 +1, Food Network, GB News, GREAT! movies, GREAT! movies action, HGTV, HobbyMaker, ITV2 +1, ITV3 +1, ITV4 +1, ITVBe +1, Legend, PBS America, pick, Pop Player, Quest +1, Quest Red, Really, Sky News, Smithsonian Channel, Talking Pictures TV, TCC, That's TV (UK), Together TV, W, 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?

regional news image
BBC Midlands Today 2.9m homes 10.9%
from Birmingham B1 1RF, 10km east (79°)
to BBC West Midlands region - 66 masts.
regional news image
ITV Central News 2.9m homes 10.9%
from Birmingham B1 2JT, 10km east-northeast (78°)
to ITV Central (West) region - 65 masts.
All of lunch, weekend and 80% evening news is shared with Central (East)

How will the Haden Hill (Dudley, England) transmission frequencies change over time?

1984-971997-981998-20112011-137 Mar 2018

tv_off Being removed from Freeview (for 5G use) after November 2020 / June 2022 - 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?

BBCA, D3+4, BBCB 16W
Analogue 1-4(-3dB) 8W

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Sutton Coldfield transmitter area

Feb 1956-Jul 1968Associated TeleVision†
Feb 1956-Jul 1968Associated British Corporation◊
Jul 1968-Dec 1981Associated TeleVision
Jan 1982-Feb 2004Central Independent Television
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. Haden Hill 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.

Monday, 3 August 2020
Mr Walker
3:22 PM

Transmitter engineering: postcode B63 3NG
I have no tv reception and neither do any of my neighbour's.
Started at approx 10am 3rd august 2020 and still ongoing at 420pm.

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Mr Walker's 2 posts GB
Tuesday, 4 August 2020

8:55 AM

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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Chris.SE's 3,328 posts GB
Mr Walker
4:13 PM

Chris.SE: hi Chris aerial points North West and rods are vertical. Have checked in with neighbour's again today and still no one has any channels.

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Mr Walker's 2 posts GB

5:22 PM

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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Chris.SE's 3,328 posts GB
Saturday, 22 August 2020
Transmitter engineering

1:09 PM

HADEN HILL transmitter - Freeview: Off the air due to a fault from 2 Aug 00:34 until 2 Aug 00:49. . [BBC]

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Tuesday, 22 September 2020
Transmitter engineering

7:25 PM

HADEN HILL transmitter - Freeview: Off the air due to essential engineering from 22 Sep 09:54 until 22 Sep 09:56. . [BBC]

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Wednesday, 27 January 2021
Transmitter engineering

1:47 PM

HADEN HILL transmitter - Freeview: Off the air due to essential engineering from 27 Jan 11:25 until 27 Jan 11:40. . [BBC]

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Tuesday, 14 February 2023
Transmitter engineering

8:09 PM

HADEN HILL transmitter - Freeview: Off the air due to a fault from 14 Feb 15:52 until 14 Feb 16:23. . [BBC]

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