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The symbol shows the location of the Heathfield (East Sussex, England) transmitter which serves 170,000 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 Heathfield (East Sussex, England) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Heathfield 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
 H max
C41 (634.0MHz)298mDTG-320,000W
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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
 H max
C44 (658.0MHz)298mDTG-320,000W
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
 H max
C47 (682.0MHz)298mDTG-620,000W
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

COM4
SDN
 H max
C40 (626.0MHz)298mDTG-820,000W
Channel icons
12 Quest, 20 Drama, 21 5USA, 29 ITV2 +1, 32 5STAR, 33 5Action, 41 Legend, 42 GREAT! movies action, 46 Channel 5 +1, 58 ITVBe +1, 59 ITV3 +1, 64 Blaze, 67 CBS Reality, 74 Dave ja vu, 78 TCC, 81 Blaze +1, 89 ITV4 +1, 203 CITV, 208 POP MAX, 209 Ketchup TV, 210 Ketchup Too, 211 YAAAS!, plus 15 others

COM5
ArqA
 H max
C43 (650.0MHz)300mDTG-820,000W
Channel icons
11 Sky Arts, 17 Really, 19 Dave, 31 E4 Extra, 36 pick, 40 Quest Red, 43 Food Network, 47 Film4 +1, 48 Challenge, 49 4seven, 57 Smithsonian Channel, 60 Drama +1, 70 Quest +1, 75 Yesterday +1, 83 Together TV, 233 Sky News, plus 8 others

COM6
ArqB
 H max
C46 (674.0MHz)300mDTG-820,000W
Channel icons
 FreeSports, 25 W, 27 Yesterday, 34 GREAT! movies, 39 DMAX, 44 HGTV, 71 Quest Red +1, 73 HobbyMaker, 82 Talking Pictures TV, 84 PBS America, 88 Classic Hits, 235 Aljazeera English, plus 19 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
DTG-8 64QAM 8K 3/4 27.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)

Are you trying to watch these 0 Freeview HD channels?


The Heathfield (East Sussex, England) mast is not one of the extended Freeview HD (COM7 and COM8) transmitters, it does not provide these high definition (HD) channels: .

If you want to watch these HD channels, either use Freesat HD, or move your TV aerial must point to one of the 30 Full Freeview HD transmitters. For more information see the want to know which transmitters will carry extra Freeview HD? page.

Which BBC and ITV regional news can I watch from the Heathfield transmitter?

regional news image
BBC South East Today 0.8m homes 3.2%
from Tunbridge Wells TN1 1QQ, 17km north (5°)
to BBC South East region - 45 masts.
regional news image
ITV Meridian News 0.7m homes 2.7%
from Maidstone ME14 5NZ, 40km north-northeast (31°)
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 Heathfield (East Sussex, England) transmission frequencies change over time?

1984-971997-981998-20122012-132013-182013-1719 Jul 2018
C/D EC/D EC/D EW TW TW TK T
C29_local_local_local_local
C40SDN
C41ArqBArqBArqBBBCA
C42SDNSDNSDN
C43ArqA
C44ArqAArqAArqAD3+4
C46ArqB
C47BBCBBBCBBBCBBBCB
C49tv_offBBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1wavesD3+4D3+4D3+4
C52tv_offBBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBCABBCABBCA
C64ITVwavesITVwavesITVwaves
C67C4wavesC4wavesC4waves

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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?

Analogue 1-4 100kW
SDN, ARQA, ARQB, BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-7dB) 20kW
Mux 1*, Mux 2*(-18dB) 1.6kW
Mux A*, Mux B*, Mux C*, Mux D*(-20dB) 1000W

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. Heathfield 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
Tuesday, 14 August 2018
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

3:07 PM

HEATHFIELD transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 01:08 on 10 Aug to 01:11 on 10 Aug, BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 01:21 on 10 Aug to 01:23 on 10 Aug, BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 01:42 on 10 Aug to 01:43 on 10 Aug. [BBC]

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Saturday, 25 August 2018
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Wiles
11:51 AM
Lewes

BN8 4HU
Our aerial is on the roof
Since you changed the frequency and I retuned my tv we have had nothing but bad reception and now have had to have an engineer in to add a booster box as the reception from Heathfield was so weak that it was breaking up on most of the channels , before you changed we had very little problem.
This cost us 144.

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StevensOnln1
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

4:00 PM

Wiles: No one from this website is involved in deciding or implementing any transmitter changes. Did you contact the Freeview Advice Line after finding you had problems with reception? They would have arranged a replacement wideband aerial free of charge if required (before you ask, no they won't reimburse your 144).

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StevensOnln1's 3,397 posts GB
Tuesday, 28 August 2018
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Tracy Mitchell-Cobb
8:01 AM

We have three TVs that are not receiving a signal since yesterday. Have tried re tuning on all 3 but no channels installed.

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MikeP
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

10:56 AM

Tracey Mitchell-Cobb:

Retuning was the wrong thing to do, it will never restore lost channels. As you have not given a full post code we have no idea where you are nor which of the over 1100 transmitters you are receiving from.

It is highly likely that you have a fault in your aerial system. Please check all the connections carefully and ensure that any active splitter is working properly.



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MikeP's 3,056 posts GB
Thursday, 20 September 2018
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

3:07 PM

HEATHFIELD transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 12:35 today to 12:39 today. [BBC]

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Friday, 21 September 2018
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

6:07 AM

HEATHFIELD transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 12:35 yesterday to 12:39 yesterday. [BBC]

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Saturday, 22 September 2018
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

6:07 AM

HEATHFIELD transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 12:35 on 20 Sep to 12:39 on 20 Sep. [BBC]

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Wednesday, 26 September 2018
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MAYD
5:37 PM

since the change with update tuning have had nothing but problems with channels 3 4 5 6 15 and more.
Tv engineer attended 4 times fitted another box in loft to cut out mobile frequency .
Also a further filter at the back of tv aerial. Today all day could not get the channels except BBC 1 2.
Screen just says no signal or no service ??
The TV Engineer is ??
Have you any suggestions do you think the aerial needs moving??
Thank you

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Thursday, 27 September 2018
MikeP
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

10:26 AM

MayD:

please follow the advice given in the text above the entry box and provide a full post code. Without that we cannot see what the poredicted reception is like at your location.

Please also check all your aerial cables and connections. If there are coaxial plugs/sockets please unplug those and then refit. That will clear any corrosion/oxidation from the contacts which as a well known cause of problems such as you report.



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