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The symbol shows the location of the Hemdean (Reading, England) transmitter which serves 1,800 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 Hemdean (Reading, England) transmitter.

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

Which Freeview channels does the Hemdean 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.

MuxH/VFrequencyHeightModeWatts
PSB1
BBCA
 V max
 H -6dB
C33 (570.0MHz)
91mDTG-332W
8W
Channel icons
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

PSB2
D3+4
 V max
 H -6dB
C36 (594.0MHz)
91mDTG-332W
8W
Channel icons
 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,

PSB3
BBCB
 V max
 H -6dB
C48 (690.0MHz)
91mDTG-632W
8W
Channel icons
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 Hemdean (Reading, 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 Hemdean transmitter?

regional news image
BBC South Today 1.3m homes 4.9%
from Southampton SO14 7PU, 70km south-southwest (205°)
to BBC South region - 39 masts.
regional news image
ITV Meridian News 0.9m homes 3.4%
from Whiteley PO15 7AD, 70km south-southwest (195°)
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 Hemdean (Reading, England) transmission frequencies change over time?

years1984-971997-981998-20122012-132013-182013-1718th Apr 2018
aerial groupC/D EC/D EC/D EB EB EB EK
600C33BBCA
C36D3+4
C46D3+4D3+4D3+4
C48BBCBBBCBBBCBBBCB
700C49BBC1BBC1BBC1
C52BBC2BBC2BBC2BBCABBCABBCA
C56ITVITVITV
C59C4C4C4

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?

PSB1||, PSB2||, PSB3|| 32W
Analogue 1-4(-2dB) 20W
PSB1≡, PSB2≡, PSB3≡(-6dB) 8W

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

Aug 1958-Jan 1992Southern Television
Jan 1982-Dec 1992Television South (TVS)
Jan 1993-Dec 2006Meridian
Dec 2006-Feb 2009ITV Thames Valley
Feb 2009-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. Hemdean 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.

Comments
Sunday, 23 September 2018
Transmitter engineering
6:07 AM

HEMDEAN transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 11:33 on 21 Sep to 11:36 on 21 Sep, HD Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 11:33 on 21 Sep to 11:36 on 21 Sep, BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 11:33 on 21 Sep to 11:36 on 21 Sep, HD Digital TV O [BBC]

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Wednesday, 24 October 2018
Transmitter engineering
12:05 PM

HEMDEAN transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 10:05 today to 10:16 today. [BBC]

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Thursday, 25 October 2018
Transmitter engineering
6:05 AM

HEMDEAN transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 10:05 yesterday to 10:16 yesterday. [BBC]

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Friday, 26 October 2018
Transmitter engineering
6:05 AM

HEMDEAN transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 10:05 on 24 Oct to 10:16 on 24 Oct. [BBC]

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Wednesday, 31 October 2018
Transmitter engineering
2:05 PM

HEMDEAN transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 09:32 yesterday to 09:32 yesterday, HD Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 10:08 yesterday to 10:09 yesterday, BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 09:32 yesterday to 09:32 yesterday, HD Digital TV O [BBC]

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Thursday, 1 November 2018
Transmitter engineering
5:05 AM

HEMDEAN transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 09:32 on 30 Oct to 09:32 on 30 Oct, HD Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 10:08 on 30 Oct to 10:09 on 30 Oct, BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 09:32 on 30 Oct to 09:32 on 30 Oct, HD Digital TV O [BBC]

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