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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?

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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-20,000W
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
 H max
C44 (658.0MHz)298mDTG-20,000W
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-20,000W
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
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 Player, 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 9 others

COM6
ArqB
 H max
C46 (674.0MHz)300mDTG-820,000W
Channel icons
12 Quest, 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 Al Jazeera Eng, plus 19 others

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;
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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 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, 29 May 2018
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

6:05 PM

HEATHFIELD transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 10:03 today to 11:27 today. [BBC]

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Wednesday, 30 May 2018
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

6:05 AM

HEATHFIELD transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 10:03 yesterday to 11:27 yesterday. [BBC]

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ted.chuck
5:45 PM

Hi E. Chuck Wadhurst ITV1 has stopped getting a signal from Heathfield today why please.

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StevensOnln1
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

7:20 PM

ted.chuck: Given that no one else is reporting any problems, the most likely explanation is that you have a problem with your aerial system. Start by checking for any loose or damaged cables or connections behind your TV and do not attempt to retune.

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Thursday, 31 May 2018
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

6:05 AM

HEATHFIELD transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 10:03 on 29 May to 11:27 on 29 May. [BBC]

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Sunday, 3 June 2018
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Steven Szulecki
1:30 AM

This is a general enquiry. Excluding atmospheric conditions or possible interference from European based transmitters, in the last 12 month period, how often has the Heathfield transmitter (excluding planned maintenance) been responsible for poor or no signal reception?
Is there a good, authoritative source to find out the transmitter signal strength/radiation patterns for your local area?
I live in Eastbourne, abut 500 yards from the seafront and seldom, if ever, experience any of the outages reported here. Are there any known 'null', 'dead zone' or 'weak' areas in the Heathfield transmitter coverage?
Many thanks for any info.

Steve.

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Monday, 4 June 2018
MikeP
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

6:14 PM

Steven Szulechi:

Try putting yopur full post code into the coverage checker page at Digital UK - Coverage checker This is the Digital UK service.

Note that transmitter power output does not change at all - unless a significant fault occurs within the transmitter equipment.



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Wednesday, 6 June 2018
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Edward Thomas
12:43 PM

I have just telephoned Davis TV in Eastbourne and they have confirmed they have been inundated with calls concerning poor reception. 11.45 Wednesday 6 June

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Friday, 8 June 2018
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Jeff Klepper
8:28 AM
Eastbourne

BN21 3LD Aerial is on the roof 4 floors up
Panasonic feeview box re tuned twice
worked fine until this week picture breaking up and says no signal very intermittent
if I use freeview TV works fine onsame connection

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StevensOnln1
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

11:12 AM

Jeff Klepper: What signal strength and quality readings do you get on the TV and the Panasonic box?

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