Full Freeview on the Heathfield (East Sussex, England) transmitter
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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 problemsThe BBC and Digital UK report there are no faults or engineering work on the Heathfield (East Sussex, England) transmitter.
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.
1 BBC One (SD) South East, 2 BBC Two England, 9 BBC Four, 201 CBBC, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, 250 BBC Red Button, plus 15 others 700 BBC Radio 1, 701 BBC Radio 1Xtra, 702 BBC Radio 2, 703 BBC Radio 3, 704 BBC Radio 4 (FM), 705 BBC Radio 5 Live, 706 BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra, 707 BBC Radio 6 Music, 708 BBC Radio 4 Extra, 709 BBC Asian Network, 710 BBC World Service, 719 BBC Kent (BBC local radio), 720 BBC Sussex (BBC local radio), 722 BBC Surrey (BBC local radio), 734 BBC Essex (BBC local radio),
3 ITV (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, 25 ITV4, 29 E4 +1, 34 ITV +1 (Meridian south coast),
72 Shopping Quarter , 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 65 TBN UK,
CCXTV, 12 Quest, 20 Drama, 21 5USA, 28 ITV2 +1, 31 5STAR, 32 Paramount Network, 41 GREAT! movies action, 45 Channel 5 +1, 55 5SELECT, 57 ITVBe +1, 58 ITV3 +1, 59 ITV4 +1, 63 Blaze, 66 CBS Reality, 68 Horror Channel, 73 Drama +1, 77 TCC, 80 Blaze +1, 203 CITV, 211 Ketchup TV, 212 YAAAS!, plus 15 others Racing TV, 16 QVC, 50 TJC, 95 Create and Craft, 252 Kiss Chat & Date, 253 Proud Dating, 263 SonLife, 264 VisionTV, 265 On Demand 365, 269 Arise News, 670 ADULT Section (start), 680 ADULT Xpanded2, 724 Capital, 727 Absolute Radio, 728 Heart,
11 Sky Arts, 17 Really, 19 Dave, 30 4Music, 35 pick, 39 Quest Red, 42 Food Network, 46 Film4 +1, 47 Challenge, 48 4seven, 56 Smithsonian Channel, 69 Quest +1, 74 Yesterday +1, 82 Together TV, 233 Sky News, plus 9 others 44 Gems TV, 85 Craft Store TV, 673 ADULT smileTV3, 678 Xpanded TV, 723 talkSPORT, 730 RNIB Connect, 731 Classic FM, 732 LBC, 733 Trans World Radio,
23 Dave ja vu, 26 Yesterday, 33 GREAT! movies, 38 DMAX, 40 CBS Justice, 43 HGTV, 67 CBS Drama, 81 Talking Pictures TV, 84 PBS America, 234 RT, 235 Aljazeera English, plus 18 others ADULT smileTV2, 22 Ideal World, 36 QVC Beauty, 37 QVC Style, 71 Shopping Quarter, 206 Pop, 674 ADULT Babestn, 679 ADULT Studio 66, 699 ADULT Section, 711 Hits Radio, 712 KISS FRESH, 713 KISS, 714 KISSTORY, 715 Magic, 716 Greatest Hits Radio, 717 Kerrang!, 718 Smooth Radio, 725 Premier Radio,
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 11 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: BBC Four HD, BBC News HD, CBeebies HD, Quest HD, Forces TV, FreeSports, More4 +1, Now 70s, PBS America +1, Quest Red +1, RT HD.
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?
BBC South East Today 0.8m homes 3.2%
from Tunbridge Wells TN1 1QQ, 17km north (5°)
to BBC South East region - 45 masts.
How will the Heathfield (East Sussex, England) transmission frequencies change over time?
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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?
|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
Is the transmitter output the same in all directions?Radiation patterns withheld
Jennifer Stuart-Simpson: You're predicted to get a good signal from the Dover transmitter at your postcode (Heathfield which you've posted under is not predicted to give good coverage). Have you checked for any loose or damaged cables or connections behind your TV? If its breaking up at the same times then you may well be suffering with electrical interference caused by something operating in your home (or somewhere nearby) at the those times.
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Hello, I was wondering if there was a problem with the Heathfield transmitter yesterday evening (24 July 2019). My postcode is RH13 8NX. At about 19.15 my picture pixelated briefly, this steadily worsened until at 20.00 I lost the signal completely. The signal strength/quality indicator was showing 0% in both cases.
I checked through the channel list and only had about 3 channels available. I gave up trying to watch TV, but checked again at about 22.45 and it was still the same. I was going to phone the aerial man this morning, but thought I'd check again first and found that I now have a signal strength of 74% and quality of 100%.
I would be grateful for any info you can give me on this problem.
Thanks very much.
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It is likely that current weather/propagation conditions are causing signals from other transmitters to travel further than usual and that causes interference. If you have all the channels (LCNs) present in your list, then you'll need patience until conditions settle down.
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Transmitter engineering: Is it a fact that the lists of all the TV stations does not incluse RT except for RT HD?
I cannot receive RT except in pixelated form in two locations;-
1. At TN34 3LZ , aerial pointing at the Bohemia mast - other channels OK.
2. At TN38 0NS, pointing at the Hollington Park transmitter, I think - can't tell. From here I get all BBC stations including Parliament, BBC News, Sky News Cannot get Yesterday Ch 19 also
At this last location I should be in line of sight of the Bexhill transmitter but get nothing from there. Also nothing towards Heathfield altho except for two bits of line of sight obstruction I get nothing. My aerial is H but next door neighbour has his V!and gets good reception! same direction as mine.
So how to get RT?
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Firstly, RT in SD is at LCN 234 transmitted on the ArqB multiplex, RT in HD is LCN 113 transmitted on the COM7 (HD) multiplex. See Digital UK | Channel listings
Secondly, put your postcode(s) into Digital UK - Coverage checker to see what transmitters you might receive and the predicted reception at each.
You've mentioned Hollington Park and Bexhill, both of these are Freeview Light transmitters and only broadcast the 3 PSB multiplexes - you won't get RT from them.
None of the suggested transmitters have COMs 7&8 multiplexes and any reception of them may be from a more distant transmitter (if the aerial is horizontal) and reception would most likely be very unreliable.
At your first location, by Bohemia mast, I assume you mean Hastings.
Predicted reception Coverage Checker - Detailed View shows equally good reception from Heathfield or Hastings (& reception not as good from Hollington park) they are all in slightly different directions.
Heathfield requires a Group B (or T or Wideband) aerial in Horizontal Polarisation and Hastings requires a Group A (or T or Wideband) aerial in Vertical Polarisation.
At your second location, predicted reception Coverage Checker - Detailed View is good (but different for the PSB & COM multiplexes) from both Heathfield and Hastings. There's poor reception from Bexhill. Here they are in quite different directions. On balance Heathfield is slightly better overall.
I would suggest in both case, first decide which transmitter you are going to receive depending on your aerial etc. and then do an automatic tune with the aerial Unplugged to clear all previous tuning.
Then do a manual tune for each multiplex's UHF channel to ensure you are getting the correct signals. Automatic tuning could end up with some of them from the wrong transmitter and so unsatisfactory reception considering the aerial requirements.
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