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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.

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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 (SD) South, 2 BBC Two England, 9 BBC Four, 201 CBBC SD, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, 250 BBC Red Button, plus 16 others

PSB2
D3+4
 V max
 H -6dB
C36 (594.0MHz)
91mDTG-332W
8W
Channel icons
3 ITV (SD) (Meridian/Central (Thames Valley micro region)), 4 Channel 4 (SD) South ads, 5 Channel 5 (SD), 6 ITV 2, 10 ITV3, 13 Channel 4 +1 South ads, 14 More4, 15 Film4, 24 ITV4, 28 E4, 33 ITV +1 (Meridian south coast), 45 Film4 +1,

PSB3
BBCB
 V max
 H -6dB
C48 (690.0MHz)
91mDTG-632W
8W
Channel icons
86 More4 +1, 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)

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The Hemdean (Reading, England) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: 4Music, 4seven, 4seven HD, 5SELECT, 5Spike, 5STAR, 5STAR +1, 5USA, 5USA +1, Aljazeera English HD, BBC Four HD, BBC News HD, Blaze, Blaze +1, CBeebies HD, CBS Drama, CBS Justice, CBS Reality, CBS Reality +1, Challenge, Channel 4+1 HD, Channel 5 +1, CITV, Dave, Dave ja vu, DMAX, Drama, E4 +1, Food Network, Forces TV, Freesports, Home, Horror Channel, ITV2 +1, ITV3 +1, ITV4 +1, ITVBe +1, Quest HD, Movies4Men, NOW 80s, Now 90s, Paramount Network, PBS America, pick, Pick +1, Quest +1, Quest Red, Really, RT HD, Sewing Quarter, Sky News, Smithsonian Channel HD, Sony Movie Channel, Talking Pictures TV, TCC, Together, True Entertainment, True Movies, Yesterday, YourTV.

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?

1984-971997-981998-20122012-132013-182013-1718 Apr 2018
C/D E TC/D E TC/D E TB E TB E TB E TK T
C33BBCA
C36D3+4
C46D3+4D3+4D3+4
C48BBCBBBCBBBCBBBCB
C49tv_offBBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1waves
C52tv_offBBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBCABBCABBCA
C56tv_offITVwavesITVwavesITVwaves
C59tv_offC4wavesC4wavesC4waves

tv_off Being removed from Freeview (for 5G use) by 30 June 2020 - 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 8 Feb 12 and 22 Feb 12.

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
Wednesday, 18 November 2015
Transmitter engineering
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4:32 AM

HEMDEAN transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 22:47 yesterday, BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 19:50 yesterday to 20:47 yesterday. [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering
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7:32 AM

HEMDEAN transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 19:50 yesterday to 20:47 yesterday, BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 22:47 yesterday to 02:16 today. [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering
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10:32 AM

HEMDEAN transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 22:47 yesterday to 02:16 today, BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 19:50 yesterday to 20:47 yesterday. [BBC]

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Thursday, 19 November 2015
Transmitter engineering
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7:16 AM

HEMDEAN transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 19:50 on 17 Nov to 20:47 on 17 Nov, BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 22:47 on 17 Nov to 02:16 yesterday. [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering
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10:16 AM

HEMDEAN transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 22:47 on 17 Nov to 02:16 yesterday, BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 19:50 on 17 Nov to 20:47 on 17 Nov. [BBC]

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Friday, 20 November 2015
Transmitter engineering
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4:32 AM

HEMDEAN transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 22:47 on 17 Nov to 02:16 on 18 Nov, BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 19:50 on 17 Nov to 20:47 on 17 Nov. [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering
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1:32 PM

HEMDEAN transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 19:50 on 17 Nov to 20:47 on 17 Nov, BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 22:47 on 17 Nov to 02:16 on 18 Nov. [BBC]

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Sunday, 22 November 2015
Transmitter engineering
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4:32 AM

HEMDEAN transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 22:47 on 17 Nov to 02:16 on 18 Nov. [BBC]

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Friday, 12 February 2016
Transmitter engineering
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4:32 AM

HEMDEAN transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 22:43 yesterday to 02:32 today. [BBC]

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Saturday, 13 February 2016
Transmitter engineering
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4:32 AM

HEMDEAN transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 22:43 on 11 Feb to 02:32 yesterday. [BBC]

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