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The symbol shows the location of the Bexhill (East Sussex, England) transmitter. 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 Bexhill (East Sussex, England) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Bexhill 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.

 H max
C33- (569.8MHz)45mDTG-400W
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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, plus 16 others

 H max
C36 (594.0MHz)45mDTG-400W
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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, 28 ITVBe, 30 E4 +1, 35 ITV1 +1 (Meridian south coast),

 H max
C48 (690.0MHz)45mDTG-400W
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46 5SELECT, 101 BBC One HD South East, 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, 107 BBC Three HD, 204 CBBC HD, 205 CBeebies HD, plus 1 others

H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)

Are you trying to watch these 44 Freeview channels?

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The Bexhill (East Sussex, England) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: 4seven, 5Action, 5STAR, 5USA, Al Jazeera Eng, Al Jazeera English, Blaze, Blaze +1, CBS Reality, Challenge, Channel 5 +1, Dave, Dave ja vu, DMAX, Drama +1, E4 Extra, YAAAS!, Film4 +1, Food Network, GREAT! movies, Great! Movies Christmas 1, Great! Movies Action, Great! Movies Christmas, HGTV, HobbyMaker, ITV2 +1, ITV3 +1, ITV4 +1, ITVBe +1, Legend, PBS America, pick, Quest +1, Quest Red, RealityXtra, Really, Sky News, Talking Pictures TV, TCC, That's 60s, That's 80s, 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 Bexhill transmitter?

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BBC South East Today 0.8m homes 3.2%
from Tunbridge Wells TN1 1QQ, 35km north-northwest (336°)
to BBC South East region - 45 masts.
regional news image
ITV Meridian News 0.7m homes 2.7%
from Maidstone ME14 5NZ, 49km north (5°)
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 Bexhill (East Sussex, England) transmission frequencies change over time?

1984-971997-981998-20122012-1319 Jul 2018

tv_off Being removed from Freeview (for 5G use) after November 2020 / June 2022 - more
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?

BBCA, D3+4, BBCB 400W

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. Bexhill 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

Thursday, 14 June 2012
Daniel Badman
8:58 PM

hi Tony Ashby my mum lives in bexhill and she gets a perfict signal from Heathfield transmitter i had to move her aerial today i cant say if you will be the same but just thort i wood point it out and her aerual ant even got good cabel it just has very very old cabel with no foil screening and it still worked so it looks like it must be a strong signal from there oh and if you wont to try the aerial has to be horizontal and itve 3 ex will not be on till the 27th of june as its is still run on old low power till then but dave is workin fine hopw this healps

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Saturday, 23 June 2012
Tony Ashby
7:22 PM

FAO Dave Lindsey
Sorry about the delay - family stuff.
Yes, I got full freeview coverage before switchover from Hastings. I can still get"Dave" that way but not via my new HD freeview box.
I can get "ITV3" and "Yesterday" no problem.
I can see a signal strength screen, how do I associate it with a channel (frequency?).

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Dave Lindsay

8:45 PM

Tony Ashby: Dave is carried on COM5 (ArqA) multiplex which is on UHF channel 26 from Hastings transmitter. So if your receiver has manual tuning, attempt a tune to C26.

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Dave Lindsay

8:50 PM

Tony Ashby: I should point out that your are missing a single multiplex.

Refer to this page for the services by multiplex (those with a bullet under "E"/England apply):

DMOL Post-DSO Multiplex Channel Allocations

As you have ITV3 and Yesterday, you must have COM4 and COM6.

For the UHF channel numbers of each of the multiplexes from Hastings, follow this link (click the word "Hastings") to its transmitter page.

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Sunday, 24 June 2012
Tony Ashby
8:56 AM

FAO Dave Lindsay
Thanks Dave, will give it a go.
As an academic question, how did my problem arise?
My roof aerial points to Hastings (will align to Heathfield soon) and feeds a HD Freeview box. This in turn links to a Freeview recorder (by scart and co-ax) which links to a Freeview TV (by scart and co-ax).
The HD box is linked to the TV by HDMI.
I don't have enough sockets to do it any other way.
I can't get "Dave" via the HD box but can get it via the recorder or via the TV.
I can't work that out, can you?

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Tony Ashby
9:22 AM

Incidentally, Dave, I'm getting 60% on C26 at 514 Mhz

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Dave Lindsay

10:03 AM

Tony Ashby: It difficult to say how it might have arisen. I would be much more concerned should you loose reception of this or any other multiplex.

The only logical explanation is that you lost reception of COM5 when you did the scan. Whether this is indicative of the possibility that you may have hit and miss reception, only time will tell.

Dave HD is not available on Freeview and isn't likely to be soon (if ever)!

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Wednesday, 11 July 2012
8:17 PM

Hi I live in Bexhill sea front at TN393EN after 9pm voice sync problems on BBC1 through freeview box to analogue tv and some times get picture freezes i have a loft aerial fitted by a local company so the aerial points to a repeater behind tescos in ravenside bexhill or hastings any thoughts

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Saturday, 28 July 2012
Tony Ashby
10:00 AM

Just to let you know, I have found all the channels I was previously missing. Thanks Dave.
My latest (since wednesdat) HD problem is this occasional message "no audio/video or waiting for program card update".
Does this mean I have no signal or is more afoot?
I am in Bexhill and my aerial is pointed at Hastings.

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Friday, 6 December 2013
Richard Brooks
11:00 AM

I have 2 identical LG Wide Screen TV`s.
The one in the lounge has the Free View TV programme guide up to date and in sync with current viewing.
However, the second TV in the bedroom has the TV listings out of sync.
The program start times are totally wrong and are out by 1 Hour. eg Choosing a programme timed at 8.00 to 9.00am will produce the next program of 9.00 - 10.00am.
Retuning this TV has not solved the problem.

The built in clock to this TV is also losing time and has to be reset on a far too regular basis.

Is this problem solvable, or has the TV inherited a serious fault which will not go away?

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