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The symbol shows the location of the Haslemere (Surrey, England) transmitter which serves 3,700 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.

Are there any planned engineering works or unexpected transmitter faults on the Haslemere (Surrey, England) mast?

Haslemere transmitter - Haslemere transmitter: Possible effect on TV reception week commencing 15/04/2024 Pixelation or flickering on some or all channels Digital tick

Choose from three options: ■ List by multiplex ■ List by channel number ■ List by channel name

Which Freeview channels does the Haslemere 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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C48 (690.0MHz)219mDTG-10W
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1 BBC One (SD) South, 2 BBC Two England, 9 BBC Four, 23 BBC Three, 201 CBBC, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, plus 17 others

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C35 (586.0MHz)219mDTG-10W
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3 ITV 1 (SD) (Meridian (West micro region)), 4 Channel 4 (SD) South ads, 5 Channel 5, 6 ITV 2, 10 ITV3, 13 E4, 14 Film4, 15 Channel 4 +1 South ads, 18 More4, 26 ITV4, 28 ITVBe, 30 E4 +1, 35 ITV1 +1 (Meridian south coast),

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C36 (594.0MHz)219mDTG-10W
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46 5SELECT, 101 BBC One HD South, 102 BBC Two HD England, 103 ITV 1 HD (ITV Meridian Southampton), 104 Channel 4 HD South ads, 105 Channel 5 HD, 106 BBC Four HD, 107 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 44 Freeview channels?

the effected channels
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The Haslemere (Surrey, England) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: 4seven, 5Action, 5STAR, 5USA, Al Jazeera Eng, Al Jazeera English, Blaze, Blaze +1, Challenge, Channel 5 +1, Dave, Dave ja vu, DMAX, Drama +1, E4 Extra, YAAAS!, Film4 +1, Food Network, GREAT! action, GREAT! movies, GREAT! romance mix, GREAT! romance, HGTV, HobbyMaker, ITV2 +1, ITV3 +1, ITV4 +1, ITVBe +1, Legend, PBS America, Quest +1, Quest Red, Really, Sky Mix, Sky News, Talking Pictures TV, TCC, That's 90s, That's TV 2, Together TV, TRUE CRIME, TRUE CRIME XTRA, 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 Haslemere transmitter?

regional news image
BBC South Today 1.3m homes 4.9%
from Southampton SO14 7PU, 51km west-southwest (246°)
to BBC South region - 39 masts.
regional news image
ITV Meridian News 0.9m homes 3.6%
from Whiteley PO15 7AD, 43km southwest (236°)
to ITV Meridian (South Coast) region - 39 masts.
All of lunch, weekend and 50% evening news is shared with all of Meridian plus Oxford

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

1984-971997-981998-20122012-1316 Oct 2019

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 29 Feb 12 and 14 Mar 12.

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

Analogue 1-4 15W
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-1.8dB) 10W

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Midhurst transmitter area

Aug 1958-Jan 1992Southern Television
Jan 1982-Dec 1992Television South (TVS)
Jan 1993-Feb 2004Meridian
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. Haslemere 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.

Wednesday, 29 November 2017
Pat Bowyer
9:05 PM

I live in Haslemere and my neighbours an I have been unable to revive ITV properly for the last 10 days. Why is this and what can we do

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9:44 PM

Pat Bowyer: The transmitter has no reported problems, and certainly 10 days would be a very long time for a fault to go unnoticed.

We dont know your position in relation to the transmitter, so we have no idea what your signal should be like (put your postcode into the site to bring up various links). However:

1) check your tuned to that transmitter - if your tuned to another one far away, then the signal might be too bad to get ITV.

2) check signal strength. Too high is as bad as too low. If its low, then check the wires and connections.

Your neighbours might have a problem, but it might not be the same problem, or the same cause. So you need to check each possibility.

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MikeB's 2,579 posts GB flag
Thursday, 8 March 2018
Heny Bendell
9:39 PM

We have been unable to receive any of the BBC channels this evening. Picture pixelated and sound broken up.
All other channels are fine.
Have reset the channel settings to no avail.
What is the problem?

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Heny Bendell's 1 post GB flag

11:35 PM

Heny Bendell: Given that there are no faults showing for the transmitter, the most likely cause is a fault with your aerial system. Have you checked for any loose or damaged cables or connections? Retuning will never fix a weak signal as all you are doing is deleting your correctly tuned channels and searching for them again.

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StevensOnln1's 3,623 posts GB flag
Friday, 9 March 2018
Alan Tuck
8:41 AM

Yesterday afternoon the bbc.and hd channels started breaking up. Itv, 4 and 5 ok. A check showed excellent signal strength on all channels but very high error rates on bbc. This morning the problem has extended to all channels. Retuning made no difference.

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Alan Tuck's 2 posts GB flag
David Boyd
9:39 AM

Can only get those channels on C22 without pixilation. Don't think it's thd weather. Anyone know the reason?

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Gary Cox
10:04 AM

Engineering works on the transmitter . Scheduled to finish today , Friday .
I have lots of customers with similar issues , including me ! Gary from apex aerials , Haslemere .

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David Boyd
10:09 AM

David Boyd: I see some engineering work is being done on the transmitter. Could that be the problem? I have searched high and low for an email address to contact about the pixilation. Failed to find one. Anyone know the correct email to contact?

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Alan Tuck
4:13 PM

Gary Cox :
Hi. Thanks for that (also David) but they'd better hurry up if the intention is to finish today given that reception is still bad so presumably the engineering work is still ongoing.

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Alan Tuck's 2 posts GB flag
Saturday, 10 March 2018
John Dyer
1:46 PM

We've been having the same problems as others over the past couple of days: high signal strength but low signal quality affecting all channels, but BBC and HD channels are worse.

Are other people still seeing the same problems?

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