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The symbol shows the location of the Hertford (Hertford, England) transmitter which serves 23,000 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 Hertford (Hertford, England) transmitter.

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

Which Freeview channels does the Hertford 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
C49 (698.0MHz)101mDTG-3500W
Channel icons
1 BBC One London, 2 BBC Two England, 9 BBC Four, 201 CBBC, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, 601 BBC RB 1, plus 11 others

PSB2
D3+4
 V max
C58 (770.0MHz)101mDTG-3500W
Channel icons
 E4, 3 ITV (London), 5 Channel 5, 6 ITV 2, 10 ITV3, 15 Film4, 24 ITV4, 33 ITV +1 (London), 73 Sewing Quarter,

PSB3
BBCB
 V max
C54 (738.0MHz)101mDTG-6500W
Channel icons
101 BBC One HD (England no regional news), 102 BBC Two HD (England), 103 ITV HD (ITV London), 104 Channel 4 HD London 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 Hertford (Hertford, 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 Hertford transmitter?

regional news image
BBC London 4.9m homes 18.4%
from London W1A 1AA, 32km south (186°)
to BBC London region - 55 masts.
regional news image
ITV London News 4.9m homes 18.4%
from London WC1X 8XZ, 32km south (182°)
to ITV London region - 55 masts.

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

years1984-971997-981998-20122012-132013-182013-1731st Mar 2018-
aerial groupC/D EC/D EC/D EC/D EC/D EC/D EC/D E
700C49BBCABBCABBCABBCA
C54C4C4C4BBCBBBCBBBCBBBCB
C58BBC1BBC1BBC1D3+4D3+4D3+4D3+4
800C61ITVITVITV
C64BBC2BBC2BBC2

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 4th April and 18th April 2012.

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

BBCA, D3+4, BBCB 500W
Analogue 1-4(-24dB) 2W

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Crystal Palace transmitter area

Sep 1955-Jul 1968Associated-Rediffusion†
Sep 1955-Jul 1968Associated TeleVision◊
Jul 1968-Dec 1992Thames†
Jul 1968-Feb 2004London Weekend Television♦
Jan 1993-Feb 2004Carlton†
Feb 2004-Dec 2014ITV plc†
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. Hertford 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
Tuesday, 30 April 2013
J
John
6:24 PM Hertford

I live in Hertford and am app on Crystal Palace transmitter
Will I ever get film4, 5*, 5US and other channels??

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John's 2 posts GB
Dave Lindsay
6:33 PM

John: You certainly won't ever receive them from the Hertford relay transmitter. See here for an explanation:

Londonderry (Northern Ireland) digital TV transmitter | ukfree.tv - 10 years of independent, free digital TV advice

You may be able to receive the full service from Crystal Palace, or perhaps Sandy Heath, although the latter carries different BBC and ITV regions.

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Monday, 30 December 2013
T
T. Hill
6:42 PM

I'm sorry if this is not the right place for this kind of post, but! we have not had a tv for a while, since the change over, we would now like to buy a tv, but do we have to have anything special done to our ariel? we did try a digi box after the change over, and it didn't work so we went without. Any help would be appreciated, thanks.

SG41 2AU

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Dave Lindsay
7:03 PM Hertford

T. Hill: No, not unless there is a fault with it which would have affected analogue just as digital.

For my comments below I have assumed your postcode to be SG14 2AU as the one you provided appears to be invalid. If this is incorrect then please supply the correct postcode and I will re-evaluate.

If the aerial is directed at the Hertford relay transmitter then you will only get the Public Service Broadcaster (PSB) channels which are BBC TV and radio, ITV, ITV+1, ITV2, Channel 4, Channel 4+1, E4, Film4, More4 and Channel 5. If you opt for a HD receiver then you will have access to BBC One HD, BBC Two HD, BBC Three HD, CBBC HD, ITV HD and Channel 4 HD.

The Hertford relay transmitter is on a bearing of 20 degrees and aerials are vertical (elements up/down).

You "might" be able to receive all channels from Crystal Palace, although as you don't have line-of-sight, owing to high ground in the way, then this is in no way certain and indeed in these sorts of situations reception can be seasonal owing to changes in/on the terrain, e.g. leaves on the trees.

If your aerial does face Hertford you might wish to enquire with neighbours who have Crystal Palace aerials to see how their reception is. Ensure that they are talking about Freeview reception and not satellite (Sky/Freesat).

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T
T. Hill
7:30 PM

Dave Lindsay: thank you :)

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T. Hill's 3 posts GB
Tuesday, 14 January 2014
Transmitter engineering
1:23 PM

HERTFORD transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 11:29 today, HD Digital TV Off Air from 12:01 today. [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering
4:23 PM

HERTFORD transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 11:29 today to 11:37 today, HD Digital TV Off Air from 12:01 today to 12:07 today. [BBC]

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Wednesday, 15 January 2014
Transmitter engineering
4:24 AM

HERTFORD transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 11:29 yesterday to 11:37 yesterday, HD Digital TV Off Air from 12:01 yesterday to 12:07 yesterday. [BBC]

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Thursday, 16 January 2014
Transmitter engineering
4:24 AM

HERTFORD transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 11:29 on 14 Jan to 11:37 on 14 Jan, HD Digital TV Off Air from 12:01 on 14 Jan to 12:07 on 14 Jan. [BBC]

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Thursday, 22 May 2014
Transmitter engineering
7:32 AM

HERTFORD transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 02:00 today to 03:06 today. [BBC]

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