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The symbol shows the location of the St Albans (Hertfordshire, England) transmitter which serves 4,000 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 St Albans (Hertfordshire, England) transmitter.

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

Which Freeview channels does the St Albans 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
C57 (762.0MHz)127mDTG-322W
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
C53 (730.0MHz)127mDTG-322W
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
C60 (786.0MHz)127mDTG-622W
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 St Albans (Hertfordshire, 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 St Albans transmitter?

regional news image
BBC London 4.9m homes 18.4%
from London W1A 1AA, 30km south-southeast (148°)
to BBC London region - 55 masts.
regional news image
ITV London News 4.9m homes 18.4%
from London WC1X 8XZ, 30km southeast (144°)
to ITV London region - 55 masts.

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

years1984-971997-981998-20122012-132013-182013-1730th Mar 2018
aerial groupC/D EC/D EC/D EC/D EC/D EC/D EC/D E
700C49BBC1BBC1BBC1
C53D3+4D3+4D3+4D3+4
C57ITVITVITVBBCABBCABBCABBCA
C60BBCBBBCBBBCBBBCB
800C63BBC2BBC2BBC2
C67C4C4C4

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?

Analogue 1-4, BBCA, D3+4, BBCB 22W

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. St Albans 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.

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Monday, 1 August 2016
Transmitter engineering
9:09 AM

ST ALBANS transmitter - Possible service interruptions [DUK]

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Tuesday, 9 August 2016
Transmitter engineering
12:09 AM

ST ALBANS transmitter - Possible service interruptions [DUK]

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Wednesday, 17 August 2016
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ST ALBANS transmitter - Possible service interruptions [DUK]

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Sunday, 30 October 2016
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ST ALBANS transmitter - Possible service interruptions [DUK]

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Monday, 7 November 2016
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4:31 AM

ST ALBANS transmitter - Possible service interruptions [DUK]

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Sunday, 7 January 2018
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gtibb
11:43 AM

Advance warning (700Mhz Clearance):

The latest details for this relay is that, along with the Hemel Hempstead Town relay, this will become a single frequency network with Hemel Hempstead (Bedmond) from March 2018 utilising channels 41, 44 & 47. Anyone using legacy analogue aerials will require them changing to wideband to continue using the relay effectively. (Information from the latest Television Viewers Guide).

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Sunday, 4 February 2018
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gtibb
5:17 PM

700 Mhz Clearance.

Retune date 18th April 2018:

New channel allocation in brackets:

BBC A: 60 (41)
BBC B: 53 (47)
D 3+4 : 57 (44)

Aerial Group changes from C/D to B, although wideband aerials are recommended.

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gtibb
5:19 PM

700 Mhz Clearance.

Retune date 18th April 2018:

New channel allocation in brackets:

BBC A: 60 (41)
BBC B: 53 (47)
D 3+4 : 57 (44)

Info from Digital UK

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