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The symbol shows the location of the Horndean (Hampshire, England) transmitter which serves 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 Horndean (Hampshire, England) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Horndean 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
C43 (650.0MHz)138mDTG-35W
Channel icons
1 BBC One (SD) South, 2 BBC Two England, 9 BBC Four, 201 CBBC, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, 250 BBC Red Button, plus 16 others

PSB2
D3+4
 V max
C46 (674.0MHz)138mDTG-35W
Channel icons
3 ITV (SD) (Meridian (South Coast micro region)), 4 Channel 4 (SD) South ads, 5 Channel 5 (SD), 6 ITV 2, 10 ITV3, 13 E4, 14 Film4, 15 Channel 4 +1 South ads, 18 More4, 24 ITV4, 33 ITV +1 (Meridian south coast),

PSB3
BBCB
 V max
C40 (626.0MHz)138mDTG-65W
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, plus 1 others

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 58 Freeview channels?

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The Horndean (Hampshire, England) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: 4Music, 4seven, 4seven HD, 5SELECT, 5STAR, 5STAR +1, 5USA, 5USA +1, Aljazeera English, BBC Four HD, BBC News HD, Blaze, Blaze +1, CBeebies HD, CBS Drama, CBS Justice +1, CBS Reality, CBS Reality +1, Challenge, Channel 4+1 HD, Channel 5 +1, CITV, Dave, Dave ja vu, DMAX, Drama, E4 +1, Film4 +1, Food Network, Forces TV, FreeSports HD, HGTV, Horror Channel, ITV2 +1, ITV3 +1, ITV4 +1, ITVBe +1, Together TV +1, More4 +1, NOW 80s, Now 90s, Paramount Network +1, PBS America +1, pick, Pick +1, Quest +1, Quest Red, Quest Red +1, Really, RT HD, Shopping Quarter , Sky News, Smithsonian Channel, Sony Movies Action, Talking Pictures TV, TCC, Together, Yesterday.

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 Horndean transmitter?

regional news image
BBC South Today 1.3m homes 4.9%
from Southampton SO14 7PU, 28km west (264°)
to BBC South region - 39 masts.
regional news image
ITV Meridian News 0.9m homes 3.6%
from Whiteley PO15 7AD, 18km west-southwest (250°)
to ITV Meridian (South Coast) region - 39 masts.
All of lunch, weekend and 50% evening news is shared with all of Meridian plus Oxford

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

1984-971997-981998-20122012-132013-182013-172 May 2018
C/D EC/D EC/D EE TE TE TB E K T
C40BBCBBBCBBBCBBBCB
C43BBCA
C46D3+4
C50tv_offD3+4D3+4D3+4
C52tv_offITVwavesITVwavesITVwaves
C56tv_offBBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBCABBCABBCA
C62C4wavesC4wavesC4waves
C64BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2waves

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Table shows multiplexes names see this article;
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Notes: + and - denote 166kHz offset; aerial group are shown as A B C/D E K W T
waves denotes analogue; digital switchover was 7 Mar 12 and 21 Mar 12.

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

Analogue 1-4 12W
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-3.8dB) 5W

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

Aug 1958-Jan 1992Southern Television
Jan 1982-Dec 1992Television South (TVS)
Jan 1993-Feb 2004Meridian
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. Horndean 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, 22 February 2011
Transmitter engineering
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3:18 PM

HORNDEAN transmitter - Analogue BBC ONE Off Air; DSO related from 10:10 today to 10:50 today [BBC]

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Wednesday, 23 February 2011
Transmitter engineering
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7:16 AM

HORNDEAN transmitter - Analogue BBC ONE Off Air; DSO related from 10:10 yesterday to 10:50 yesterday [BBC]

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Monday, 23 May 2011
Transmitter engineering
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9:43 AM

HORNDEAN transmitter - Over the next week Horndean relay: TV (analogue) Service Shutdowns, TV (digital) working normally, Radio (analogue) working normally, Radio (digital) working normally. [DUK]

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Thursday, 26 May 2011
Transmitter engineering
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6:33 PM

HORNDEAN transmitter - Analogue BBC ONE Off Air; DSO related from 09:01 today to 15:25 today BBC TWO Off Air; DSO related from 09:01 today to 15:25 today [BBC] Over the next week Horndean relay: TV (analogue) Service Shutdowns, TV (digital) working normally, Radio (analogue) working normally, Radio (digital) working normally. [DUK]

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Friday, 27 May 2011
Transmitter engineering
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7:34 AM

HORNDEAN transmitter - Analogue BBC ONE Off Air; DSO related from 09:01 yesterday to 15:25 yesterday BBC TWO Off Air; DSO related from 09:01 yesterday to 15:25 yesterday [BBC] Over the next week Horndean relay: TV (analogue) Service Shutdowns, TV (digital) working normally, Radio (analogue) working normally, Radio (digital) working normally. [DUK]

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Saturday, 28 May 2011
Transmitter engineering
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4:31 AM

HORNDEAN transmitter - Analogue BBC ONE Off Air; DSO related from 09:01 on 26 May to 15:25 on 26 May BBC TWO Off Air; DSO related from 09:01 on 26 May to 15:25 on 26 May [BBC] Over the next week Horndean relay: TV (analogue) Service Shutdowns, TV (digital) working normally, Radio (analogue) working normally, Radio (digital) working normally. [DUK]

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Tuesday, 20 March 2012
Sunday, 19 August 2012
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Peter Conochie
4:15 PM
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po8 0es my mother in law cannot get itv3 on her panasonic television, we have retuned to no avail. she used to get it at first about a year ago. she has had the aerial upgrade and the aerial is outside. all the other channels have very good signal condition and strength. can anyone help?
Pete

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jb38
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5:27 PM

Peter Conochie: The problem is caused by when an auto tune was carried out the TV has tuned to the local (very!) Horndean transmitter and which is a PSB only station that does not transmit ITV3, whereas the Rowridge transmitter (@ 24 miles) does.

The TV will require to be "manually" tuned in to receive the programme required "if" she genuinely received it in a regular basis before, so go into the tuning menu - manual tune and enter Ch25 (ITV3 etc) and press scan, storing the results.

If this works you may as well do similar with the remaining two muxes, these being Ch22 / Ch28.

By the way the channels picked up and stored by doing this will simply add themselves to the programme guide, so that the BBC @ ITV will be from Horndean but ITV3 etc will be from the Rowridge transmitter.

This being said though without knowledge of the upgrade carried out, and whether the new aerial is facing towards Horndean or Rowridge? as there are only 10 degrees of a difference between the two stations, and if it does face towards Rowridge then the aerial should really be vertically mounted (as was also required for Horndean) the problem being that the aerial installers might have mounted the aerial horizontally and which wont provide such a good signal, as its Rowridges vertical signal that radiates the commercial programmes on high power.


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Dave Lindsay
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5:32 PM

Peter Conochie: At your mother-in-law's location, the only full-service Freeview transmitter would appear to be Rowridge (Isle of Wight).

This page is for the Horndean transmitter which only carries PSB channels, of which ITV3 isn't one. It also did not carry Freeview prior to switchover in March this year, so it would seem logical to assume that Rowridge is the direction of the aerial, which has been alluded to.

Following the retune event in April, Rowridge is broadcasting all channels horizontally and vertically.

The PSBs are 200kW horizontally and vertically, whereas the COMs are 50kW horizontally and 200kW vertically. All channels (frequencies) are within those that the former analogue occupied, therefore, generally speaking, existing aerials should work.

Thus, generally speaking there isn't a need to replace aerials on Rowridge; in some cases they may need switching from horizontal to vertical polarisation to take advantage of the higher power COM signals.

If there was previously an aerial on Horndean (prior to the upgrade), then that would not be suitable for Rowridge, so a replacement would be necessary.

For a list of service by multiplex, see:

DTG :: DTT Services by Multiplex

This page explains which services are carried on the PSB (Public Service Broadcaster) multiplexes and which are carried on the COMs (Commercial). PSBs are BBC, ITV1, ITV2, C4, C5 and some others. COMs are ITV3, Pick TV, Yesterday, Film 4 and others.

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