Freeview Light on the Hemdean (Reading, England) transmitter
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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 problemsThe BBC and Digital UK report there are no faults or engineering work on the Hemdean (Reading, England) transmitter.
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.
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?
BBC South Today 1.3m homes 4.9%
from Southampton SO14 7PU, 70km south-southwest
to BBC South region - 39 masts.
ITV Meridian News 0.9m homes 3.4%
from Whiteley PO15 7AD, 70km south-southwest
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?
|years||1984-97||1997-98||1998-2012||2012-13||2013-18||2013-17||30th Jun 2018-|
|aerial group||C/D E||C/D E||C/D E||B E||B E||B E||A 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 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
HEMDEAN transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 00:02 on 24 May to 04:30 on 24 May, HD Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 00:02 on 24 May to 04:30 on 24 May, BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 00:02 on 24 May to 04:30 on 24 May, HD Digital TV O [BBC]
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