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The symbol shows the location of the Rye (East Sussex, England) transmitter which serves 1,000 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 Rye (East Sussex, England) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Rye 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
C40 (626.0MHz)58mDTG-350W
Channel icons
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

PSB2
D3+4
 V max
C43 (650.0MHz)58mDTG-350W
Channel icons
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),

PSB3
BBCB
 V max
C46 (674.0MHz)58mDTG-650W
Channel icons
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

DTG-3 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 52 Freeview channels?

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

The Rye (East Sussex, England) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: 4Music, 4seven, 5SELECT, 5STAR, 5USA, Aljazeera English, BBC Four HD, BBC News HD, Blaze, Blaze +1, CBeebies HD, CBS Drama, CBS Justice, CBS Reality, Challenge, Channel 5 +1, CITV, YAAAS!, Dave, Dave ja vu, DMAX, Drama +1, Film4 +1, Food Network, Forces TV, FreeSports, GB News, GREAT! movies, GREAT! movies action, HGTV, Horror Channel, ITV2 +1, ITV3 +1, ITV4 +1, ITVBe +1, More4 +1, Now 70s, Paramount Network, PBS America +1, pick, Quest +1, Quest Red, Quest Red +1, Really, RT HD, Sky Arts, Sky News, Smithsonian Channel, Talking Pictures TV, TCC, Together TV, 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 Rye transmitter?

regional news image
BBC South East Today 0.8m homes 3.2%
from Tunbridge Wells TN1 1QQ, 37km west-northwest (302°)
to BBC South East region - 45 masts.
regional news image
ITV Meridian News 0.7m homes 2.7%
from Maidstone ME14 5NZ, 39km north-northwest (342°)
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 Rye (East Sussex, England) transmission frequencies change over time?

1950s-80s1984-971997-981998-20122012-1316 Oct 2019
VHFE TE TE TE TB E K T
C3BBCtvwaves
C40BBCA
C41ITVwavesITVwavesITVwaves
C43D3+4
C44BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2waves
C46D3+4BBCB
C47C4wavesC4wavesC4waves
C54tv_offBBCA
C56tv_offBBCB
C58tv_offBBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1waves

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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?

BBCA, D3+4, BBCB 50W
Analogue 1-4(-5.9dB) 13W

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Dover 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. Rye 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.

Comments
Friday, 2 September 2011
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

4:33 AM

RYE transmitter - Analogue BBC ONE Off Air; DSO related from 09:02 yesterday to 12:12 yesterday BBC TWO Off Air; DSO related from 09:02 yesterday to 12:12 yesterday [BBC] 01 September 2011: Engineering transmitter work will take place between 08:00hrs and 18:00hrs. TV services that will be disrupted: Analogue services - BBC1, BBC2, ITV and Channel 4 Digital services - Not Applicable [DUK] Over the next week Rye relay: TV (analogue) Service Shutdowns, no digital TV, Radio (analogue) working normally, no digital radio. [DUK]

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Transmitter engineering
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10:30 AM

RYE transmitter - Analogue BBC ONE Off Air; DSO related from 09:02 yesterday to 12:12 yesterday BBC TWO Off Air; DSO related from 09:02 yesterday to 12:12 yesterday [BBC] Over the next week Rye relay: TV (analogue) Service Shutdowns, no digital TV, Radio (analogue) working normally, no digital radio. [DUK]

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Monday, 5 September 2011
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

9:43 AM

RYE transmitter - Analogue BBC ONE Off Air; DSO related from 09:02 yesterday to 12:12 yesterday BBC TWO Off Air; DSO related from 09:02 yesterday to 12:12 yesterday [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering
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12:39 PM

RYE transmitter - Analogue BBC ONE Off Air; DSO related from 09:02 on 01 Sep to 12:12 on 01 Sep BBC TWO Off Air; DSO related from 09:02 on 01 Sep to 12:12 on 01 Sep [BBC]

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Friday, 23 March 2012
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

10:31 AM

RYE transmitter - 23 March 2012: Engineering transmitter work will take place between 08:00hrs and 18:00hrs. TV services that will be disrupted: Analogue services - BBC1, BBC2, ITV and Channel 4 will be subject to periods of shutdown. Digital services - n/a [DUK] Over the next week Rye relay: TV (analogue) Service Shutdowns, no digital TV, Radio (analogue) working normally, no digital radio. [DUK]

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Friday, 15 June 2012
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

12:28 PM

RYE transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air from 20:16 on 13 Jun to 20:19 on 13 Jun [BBC]

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Tuesday, 3 July 2012
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D Green
6:00 PM
Rye

I have recently moved house in Rye. In my new house the TV (Yagi) aerial seems to be aligned to the Rye transmitter. I get good reception on those channels (eg BBC1, BBC2, BBC 3, BBC 4) broadcast on Channel 54 and those on Channel 46 (eg ITV 1, ITV 2, Channel 4), but can't get ITV 3. As far as I can see, the reason is the Rye transmitter does not broadcast this - are there plans to transmit ITV 3 in the future?

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Wednesday, 4 July 2012
Dave Lindsay
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

12:04 AM

D Green: Unfortunately not; the Commercial (COM) multiplexes do not have as wide a coverage as the Public Service Broadcaster (PSB) ones. The main reason being that the small transmitters like Rye don't carry them because the operators don't regard it as worthwhile to pay for them.

The UK now has a two-tier terrestrial transmitter network. 81 of the largest transmitters (largest by viewer population) carry all six multiplexes (three PSBs plus three COMs) and these serve around 90% of the population. (A multiplex is a single signal that carries multiple "services".)

The other 1,000 or so small "filler-in" relays like Rye carry only PSBs and serve about 8.5% of the population.

The reason for this is because the Commercial broadcasters operate for profit only and have no "Public Service" obligation. They were invited to increase their coverage and declined. For them to transmit from the 1,000 relays would roughly double their cost of transmission. As they are interested in getting as many viewers as possible at lowest possible cost (to show advertising to), then it's not surprising that they've stuck with the biggest transmitters.

Reception from Dover may be possible. I had a look down your road on Streetview and all the aerials I could see were on Dover. So you may be lucky and be able to receive the full complement of channels from Dover.

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Wednesday, 25 February 2015
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Fiona
3:10 PM

Hi, I bought a new tv in november 2014, after tuning I received 6 HD channels via the freeviewHD, which is integral to my samsung smart tv. Over the past 7-10 days the HD channels are either pixelated or sound only, my signal comes from the Rye transmitter, i have spoken to freeview and there are no planned or emergency engineering works in my area, the signal strength on the HD channels is 100% with no errors, I have retuned using the freeview reset procedure, to no effect. I have two ariels, each with there own socket, one downstairs and one upstairs, the problems exist with both ariels. The upstairs ariel was fitted by an engineer from freeview and the downstairs one was installed when the house was built in 2000. Up until the past 7 to 10 days both ariels supplied excellent HD channel reception. Have you any suggestions of what may be the problem?

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Dave Lindsay
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8:07 PM

Fiona: Confirm whether or not 4G in the 800MHz band is operating in your area and perhaps coincides with the start of your issue.

The mobile operators have set-up a company called "at800" to address the issue of interference with TV reception and its contact details are here: Contact us | Advice or general enquiries | at800

I suggest you give them a ring and see what they say. If it could be 4G interference then they will send out one free filter per address.

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