Freeview Light on the Newhaven (East Sussex, England) transmitter
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The symbol shows the location of the Newhaven (East Sussex, England) transmitter which serves 11,000 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 Newhaven (East Sussex, England) transmitter.
Which Freeview channels does the Newhaven 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.
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 43 Freeview channels?
The Newhaven (East Sussex, England) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: 4seven, 5Action, 5STAR, 5USA, Aljazeera English, 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 MAX, 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 Newhaven transmitter?
BBC South East Today 0.8m homes 3.2%
from Tunbridge Wells TN1 1QQ, 41km north-northeast (21°)
to BBC South East region - 45 masts.
How will the Newhaven (East Sussex, England) transmission frequencies change over time?
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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?
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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
I live in Lewes, East Sussex (postcode BN7 2RZ). My Freeview box is able to receive signals from both the Lewes and Newhaven relay transmitters. However the reception from the Lewes transmitter is poor. My box automatically tuned to Lewes but the picture kept breaking up and the Signal Status menu showed signal strength to be low. I used manual retuning to tune to the Newhaven transmitter instead. The picture quality and signal strength are better.
Now I have a different problem. One multiplex, the one containing all the HD channels and Film4+1, does not seem to be transmitting the EPG and the Now/Next information that allows Accurate Recording to work. When my Freeview box is tuned to any of the channels in the HD multiplex, I do not get any updates to the EPG. If I leave it tuned to such a channel for a few days, all but the next couple of days of the EPG end up being empty. If I change channel to another multiplex, then the EPG gets repopulated gradually. If I try to record a program on a channel in the HD multiplex, using Accurate Recording, the program is not recorded at all, unless I am simultaneously watching a program on one of the other multiplexes (my box has two tuners). In order to record a program on the HD multiplex, I have to set the box to record at the scheduled time instead of using Accurate Recording. This means if the program overruns I lose the end. It appears as if the box is receiving the EPG and Now/Next information on two of the three multiplexes, but not on the one containing the HD channels.
Is it possible that the Newhaven transmitter is not sending the EPG and Now/Next information on the one multiplex? I received the EPG and Now/Next information on all multiplexes when the box was tuned to the Lewes transmitter.
Also, the channels in the HD multiplex have numbers starting at 800 instead of their normal channel numbers. This does not happen for the other multiplexes. It did not happen for any channels when I tuned to the Lewes transmitter. I thought this might be caused because I was receiving signals from two transmitters, but using manual tuning to tune in only the Newhaven transmitter made no difference. It appears to be caused by the EPG information not being available on the HD multiplex.
I have read that problems with the EPG can be caused by the box receiving signals from more than one transmitter. This was the case for me, but I have done everything I can think of to make sure it is only tuned to the Newhaven transmitter. Nothing helped. Here is what I have done. Is there anything else I can do?
1) Unplugged the Freeview box from the mains.
2) Unplugged the aerial from the Freeview box by disconnecting the cable from the RF in socket.
3) Waited 30 seconds.
4) Plugged the Freeview box back into the mains.
5) Turned on the Freeview box and did a Factory Reset, which resets all settings to factory defaults and removes all channels it was tuned to. At the end of the Factory Reset, it prompted to scan for channels, and I allowed it to do this without the aerial plugged in. This resulted in an empty channel list.
6) Reinserted the aerial cable to the RF in socket.
7) Did a manual retune, searching only the frequencies for the Newhaven transmitter. It found channels in 3 multiplexes, but the HD channels still had numbers starting at 800.
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Kathy Scott: Hi, Karen. I would suggest two more retunes. The first retune should be done with the aerial lead removed from your Freeview box. This is so the box will 'forget' all previous data, including any data that had become corrupted in its memory. Then re-connect the aerial lead and re-tune again. Before doing the second re-tune, make sure your aerial is actually pointing to the Newhaven transmitter because you want to get your signals from there and no longer from Lewes. Your aerial needs to point almost due South, but with a tiny bit of East as well. Make sure it is not pointing to your West, which is where the Lewes transmitter is relative to you! Be extremely careful and cautious when you climb up on to your roof to turn the aerial around to point South with a little bit of East. One more thing: the multiplex that is playing up for you is the one on UHF tuning channel 40 (frequency 626.0 MHz) and so you might prefer to do a manual tune just on that channel after doing everything else. The main thing is to get rid of Lewes from your Freeview box and from your aerial, which ishy I've said to do two retunes AND turning your aerial around. Let us know how you get on, Richard, Norwich.
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Richard, thankyou for your suggestion. I tried retuning twice again but unfortunately it did not make any difference. I do not have any control over where the aerial points as I live in a block of flats with a communal aerial. It did look at it and it seems to be pointing towards Newhaven. That doesn't stop me also getting a weaker signal from the Lewes transmitter.
I would really like to know whether my problem with not getting the EPG on the HD multiplex, and getting 800 numbers for those channels is due to receiving transmissions from more than one transmitter, or is it something wrong with the Newhaven transmitter. Is there anyone out there who receives transmissions from Newhaven, and not from any other transmitter? Do you get the same problem or not?
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