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The symbol shows the location of the Kimpton (Hertfordshire, England) transmitter which serves 700 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 Kimpton (Hertfordshire, England) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Kimpton 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
C41 (634.0MHz)130mDTG-32W
Channel icons
1 BBC One (SD) Cambridge, 2 BBC Two England, 9 BBC Four, 201 CBBC SD, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, 250 BBC Red Button, plus 15 others

PSB2
D3+4
 V max
C44 (658.0MHz)130mDTG-32W
Channel icons
3 ITV (SD) (Anglia (West 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 (Anglia east), 45 Film4 +1,

PSB3
BBCB
 V max
C47 (682.0MHz)130mDTG-62W
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)

Are you trying to watch these 61 Freeview channels?

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The Kimpton (Hertfordshire, 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, Quest Red +1, 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 Kimpton transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Look East (West) 1.0m homes 3.7%
from Cambridge CB4 0WZ, 53km northeast (34°)
to BBC Cambridge region - 4 masts.
70% of BBC East (East) and BBC East (West) is shared output
regional news image
ITV Anglia News 1.0m homes 3.7%
from Norwich NR1 3JG, 140km northeast (49°)
to ITV Anglia (West) region - 5 masts.
All of lunch, weekend and 80% evening news is shared with Anglia (East)

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

1984-971997-981998-20112011-132013-182013-176 Jun 2018
E TE TE TC/D E TC/D E TC/D E TB E K T
C41BBCA
C44D3+4
C45BBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1waves
C47BBCB
C48C4wavesC4wavesC4waves
C52tv_offITVwavesITVwavesITVwaves
C53tv_offD3+4D3+4D3+4
C56tv_offBBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2waves
C57tv_offBBCABBCABBCA
C60tv_offBBCBBBCBBBCB

tv_off Being removed from Freeview (for 5G use) by 30 June 2020 - more
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 30 Mar 11 and 13 Apr 11.

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

Analogue 1-4 8W
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-6dB) 2W

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Sandy Heath transmitter area

Oct 1959-Feb 2004Anglia Television
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. Kimpton 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
Friday, 17 August 2018
Transmitter engineering
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12:07 PM

KIMPTON transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 08:47 today to 08:48 today, HD Digital TV Off Air from 08:47 today to 08:48 today. [BBC]

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Saturday, 18 August 2018
Transmitter engineering
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6:07 AM

KIMPTON transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 08:47 yesterday to 08:48 yesterday, HD Digital TV Off Air from 08:47 yesterday to 08:48 yesterday. [BBC]

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Sunday, 19 August 2018
Transmitter engineering
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6:07 AM

KIMPTON transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 08:47 on 17 Aug to 08:48 on 17 Aug, HD Digital TV Off Air from 08:47 on 17 Aug to 08:48 on 17 Aug. [BBC]

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Tuesday, 15 January 2019
Transmitter engineering
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2:09 PM

KIMPTON transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 11:43 today to 11:47 today, HD Digital TV Off Air from 11:43 today to 11:47 today. [BBC]

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Wednesday, 16 January 2019
Transmitter engineering
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5:32 AM

KIMPTON transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 11:43 yesterday to 11:47 yesterday, HD Digital TV Off Air from 11:43 yesterday to 11:47 yesterday. [BBC]

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Thursday, 17 January 2019
Transmitter engineering
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4:30 AM

KIMPTON transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 11:43 on 15 Jan to 11:47 on 15 Jan, HD Digital TV Off Air from 11:43 on 15 Jan to 11:47 on 15 Jan. [BBC]

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