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The symbol shows the location of the Hazler Hill (Shropshire, England) transmitter which serves 2,000 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 Hazler Hill (Shropshire, England) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Hazler 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.

 V max
C45 (666.0MHz)359mDTG-35W
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1 BBC One West Midlands, 2 BBC Two England, 9 BBC Four, 201 CBBC, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, 601 BBC RB 1, plus 19 others

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C42 (642.0MHz)359mDTG-35W
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3 ITV (Central (West micro region)), 4 Channel 4 Midlands ads, 5 Channel 5, 6 ITV 2, 13 Channel 4 +1 Midlands ads, 14 More4, 15 Film4, 24 ITV4, 24 ITV4 +1, 28 E4, 33 ITV +1 (Central west), 73 Sewing Quarter,

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C39 (618.0MHz)359mDTG-65W
Channel icons
45 Film4 +1, 101 BBC One HD (England no regional news), 102 BBC Two HD (England), 103 ITV HD (ITV Central West), 104 Channel 4 HD Midlands 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 Hazler Hill (Shropshire, 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 Hazler Hill transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Midlands Today 2.9m homes 10.9%
from Birmingham B1 1RF, 60km east
to BBC West Midlands region - 66 masts.
regional news image
ITV Central News 2.9m homes 10.9%
from Birmingham B1 2JT, 60km east
to ITV Central (West) region - 65 masts.
All of lunch, weekend and 80% evening news is shared with Central (East)

How will the Hazler Hill (Shropshire, England) transmission frequencies change over time?

years1984-971997-981998-20112011-132013-182013-171st Mar 2018-
aerial groupB EB EB EB E KB E KB E KA B C/D E K VHF

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 6th April and 20th April 2011.

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

Analogue 1-4 25W
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-7dB) 5W

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Ridge Hill 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. Hazler 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.

Tuesday, 5 December 2017
2:01 PM

D. Askew: Check each part. If the digibox works fine, is it the lead? If it doesn't, is it the box? And what is the box tuned to? If its the wrong transmitter, then its going to be a poor signal.

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MikeB's 2,551 posts Platinum Platinum GB
D. Askew
4:45 PM

MikeB: To reiterate my former comments: the picture is perfect when viewing the signal through the digibox. If the digibox is switched off so that the aerial signal is being decoded in the TV then the picture is either completely broken up or "no signal " or "poor signal" is displayed. Both the digibox and the TV are receiving their signal from the same aerial feed.

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D. Askew's 5 posts GB
5:35 PM

D. Askew:

Please check the signal strengths being shown when you are viewing directly on the TV. I assume that you are merely switching the Digibox to standby and not turning of the mains supply to it?

You need to have signal strengths of between 50% and 85% for SD services and between 60% and 85% for HD services, anything more or less will cause loss of picture/sound and break up.

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MikeP's 2,332 posts Platinum Platinum GB
Wednesday, 6 December 2017
D. Askew
12:23 PM

I have no means to check the signal strength but I don't doubt your comments about the signal strength being low, particularly as that is what the TV screen displays. What puzzles me is why, if nothing has changed at the transmitter, this poor signal has been present for the past four days when it had worked perfectly for years before then. Since we still seem to be getting a signal which is adequate to work through the separate digibox we can at least still view tv programmes, but I'm curious to know exactly what has happened.

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D. Askew's 5 posts GB
2:06 PM

D. Askew: Your aerial is connected to your TV by a cable just 6mm wide, with lots of connections, with is battered by the weather.

So if its not the transmitter.....

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MikeB's 2,551 posts Platinum Platinum GB
10:09 PM

D. Askew:

Your TV set will have a means of displaying the signal strength for each channel received. Check in your User Manual for how to access the manual tuning menu to see the strenfgths - but *do not* perform any tuning.

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MikeP's 2,332 posts Platinum Platinum GB
Thursday, 7 December 2017
D. Askew
3:06 PM

Mysteriously, without my doing anything, the TV signal (not using the digibox) is back to normal and working perfectly today. So why was the signal too low for 4 days - Sunday to Wednesday?

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D. Askew's 5 posts GB
4:20 PM

D. Askew: Your asking the question, but not thinking about where the problem lies - almost certainly within your own system. Best guess, it was raining a lot...

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MikeB's 2,551 posts Platinum Platinum GB
Wednesday, 28 March 2018
Rachel James
12:58 PM

There is a bright light shining from the mast which is very visible at night. The Residents of Church Stretton are keen to know what it is.

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Rachel James's 1 post GB
1:30 PM

Rachel James: Can you provide more details please? What colour is it? How high up the mast? From which directions can it be seen? Can it also be seen during the daylight hours?

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MB's 23 posts Bronze Bronze GB
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