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The symbol shows the location of the Eastbourne (East Sussex, England) transmitter which serves 3,600 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 Eastbourne (East Sussex, England) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Eastbourne 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
C26 (514.0MHz)83mDTG-200W
Channel icons
1 BBC One (SD) South East, 2 BBC Two England, 9 BBC Four, 23 BBC Three, 201 CBBC, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, 250 BBC Red Button, plus 15 others

PSB2
D3+4
 V max
C30- (545.8MHz)83mDTG-200W
Channel icons
3 ITV 1 (SD) (Meridian (East micro region)), 4 Channel 4 (SD) South ads, 5 Channel 5, 6 ITV 2, 10 ITV3, 13 E4, 14 Film4, 15 Channel 4 +1 South ads, 18 More4, 26 ITV4, 30 E4 +1, 35 ITV1 +1 (Meridian south coast),

PSB3
BBCB
 V max
C23 (490.0MHz)83mDTG-200W
Channel icons
56 5SELECT, 101 BBC One HD (England no regional news), 102 BBC Two HD (England), 103 ITV 1 HD (ITV Meridian Southampton), 104 Channel 4 HD South ads, 105 Channel 5 HD, 106 BBC Four HD, 109 BBC Three HD, 204 CBBC HD, 205 CBeebies HD, plus 1 others

H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)

Are you trying to watch these 43 Freeview channels?

the effected channels
the effected channels
the effected channels
the effected channels

The Eastbourne (East Sussex, England) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: 4seven, 5Action, 5STAR, 5USA, Al Jazeera Eng, Blaze, Blaze +1, CBS Reality, Challenge, Channel 5 +1, CITV, YAAAS!, Dave, Dave ja vu, DMAX, Drama +1, E4 Extra, Film4 +1, Food Network, GB News, GREAT! movies, GREAT! movies action, HGTV, HobbyMaker, ITV2 +1, ITV3 +1, ITV4 +1, ITVBe +1, Legend, PBS America, pick, Pop Player, Quest +1, Quest Red, Really, Sky News, Smithsonian Channel, Talking Pictures TV, TCC, That's TV (UK), Together TV, W, Yesterday +1.

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 Eastbourne transmitter?

regional news image
BBC South East Today 0.8m homes 3.2%
from Tunbridge Wells TN1 1QQ, 42km north (357°)
to BBC South East region - 45 masts.
regional news image
ITV Meridian News 0.7m homes 2.7%
from Maidstone ME14 5NZ, 61km north-northeast (16°)
to ITV Meridian (East) region - 36 masts.
All of lunch, weekend and 50% evening news is shared with all of Meridian plus Oxford

How will the Eastbourne (East Sussex, England) transmission frequencies change over time?

1950s-80s1984-971997-981998-20122012-1319 Jul 2018
VHFA K TA K TA K TA K TA K T
C5BBCtvwaves
C21SDN
C23ITVwavesITVwavesITVwavesBBCBBBCB
C24ArqA
C26BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBCABBCA
C27ArqB
C30C4wavesC4wavesC4waves-D3+4D3+4
C33BBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1waves

tv_off Being removed from Freeview (for 5G use) after November 2020 / June 2022 - 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 30 May 12 and 13 Jun 12.

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

BBCA, D3+4, BBCB 200W
Analogue 1-4(-3.2dB) 95W

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Heathfield 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. Eastbourne 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.

Is the transmitter output the same in all directions?

Radiation patterns withheld

Comments
Monday, 13 August 2012
A
Andy
8:31 PM
Eastbourne

Hi, Been waiting to see if the weather is a factor but sadly everything on COM5 (ArqA) in this part of Eastbourne , is still breaking up badly, not sure what to do next??

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Mark Fletcher
sentiment_satisfiedGold

10:45 PM
Halifax

Andy.Eastbourne,BN22 7EN.I would look up either single frequency interference or the inversion effect as likely culprits.

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Mark Fletcher's 673 posts GB
Tuesday, 14 August 2012
A
Andy
11:55 AM
Eastbourne

Thanks Mark

Will do some research on these links(although other than a PVR, which we use as the receiver, we only have a DVD recorder which remains turned off most of the time). The frustrating thing is my reception was more or less crystal clear on every channel until the second part of the changeover and now COM5 (ArqA) is dreadful

Andy

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Andy's 6 posts GB
Thursday, 16 August 2012
A
Andy
5:11 PM
Eastbourne

Hi, me again. Having been through the links (and turned off everthing that might be a problem), I am still having problems. I checked with a nieghbour and they are having the same problems with COM5 so I suppose it must be atmospheric, but it has been more or less useless for weeks now, does that mean we will only be able to watch those channels when the weather permits??

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Andy's 6 posts GB
Saturday, 25 August 2012
O
Olly
1:23 PM

Hi.
My mothers digital set top box is not receiving any channels before number 10 in the list (BBC1&2, ITV1 C4 etc) She is on the outskirts of Eastbourne, her ariel looks ok and her neighbour doesn't have the same issue anymore, but did when first switched over - it resolved itself.
I have reset the box and done multiple channel searches but still no channels 1-10.
Any thoughts at all please!


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Olly's 1 post GB
Thursday, 20 September 2012
P
Peter
12:34 PM

What a fun thing that's happened Heathfield transmitters signal must have got stronger as film 4, yesterday can be got from it but funny thing is it's sometimes hit and miss even with a booster in the loft and another one in into the tv as with out it would have been awful wonder what I could do to get it better Iknow you have suggested maybe install it on chimney brest.

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Peter's 11 posts GB
Thursday, 18 October 2012
P
Paul
7:48 PM

Lost all HD channels last night, 17th October, re tuned still not back- any advice?

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Paul's 1 post GB
Saturday, 25 October 2014
R
Richard Thompson
1:41 PM

We are in Trinity Place (very close to the pier) and NO one in our entire block had any TV since early September. It was fixed on 23/10/14 when a filter was installed by a local company. They explained the loss was due to a new 4G mast that had just gone live and was interfering. I'm pretty annoyed that us residents have to pay for a problem caused by phone communications.

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MikeB
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

6:00 PM
King's Lynn

Richard Thompson: Actually, you residents seem to have paid for a repair to your aerial system by the local company, as well as a filter. Its perfectly reasonable to to have a filter fitted (although the actual number of people who have had any problems with 4G seem to be very small, and your frequencies are at the low end anyway, so are unlikely to be effected), and this would be done as close to the aerial as possible. Then the signal would be split, (possibly amplified), and sent to each flat.

Its likely that some part of the system had failed (perhaps a loose cable, or possibly the booster's electrical supply), and when they fitted the filter, this was solved at the same time. As I pointed out, your transmission channels are on the low side anyway, so I'm not sure why they bothered.


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Monday, 14 December 2015
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

11:09 AM

EASTBOURNE transmitter - Possible service interruptions [DUK]

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