Freeview Light on the Eastbourne (Old Town) (East Sussex, England) transmitter
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The symbol shows the location of the Eastbourne (Old Town) (East Sussex, England) transmitter which serves 2,500 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 Eastbourne (Old Town) (East Sussex, England) transmitter.
Which Freeview channels does the Eastbourne (Old Town) 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.
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)
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The Eastbourne (Old Town) (East Sussex, England) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: .
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 Eastbourne (Old Town) transmitter?
BBC South East Today 0.8m homes 3.2%
from Tunbridge Wells TN1 1QQ, 40km north
to BBC South East region - 45 masts.
How will the Eastbourne (Old Town) (East Sussex, England) transmission frequencies change over time?
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green background for transmission frequencies
lilac background for power levels in watts
800MHz band: 4G mobile started in 2013
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Notes: + and - denote 166kHz offset; aerial group are shown as A B C/D E K W
Italics for analogue, digital switchover was Wednesdays 30th May and 13th June 2012.
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
It's stated that Eastbourne will have a weak digital signal to avoid interfering with French broadcasts. However other coastal towns nearer France have a perfectly good signal. Is the real reason to do with the secret Government listening station in the underground bunkers in the Beachy Head/Birling Gap & Watling/Herstmonceux region? Officially these were closed but everyone knows they are still in use.
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Joe Smith: In fact Eastbourne (Old Town) is shown by Digital UK as radiating at 16watts after switchover, Eastbourne relay is expected to be 100watts. These power levels are both greater than those used by the existing analogue services. (Digital transmitters usually use a fifth of the analogue power to cover the former analogue service area.) This would suggest that rather than protecting the French transmissions, the English signals are being reinforced along the South coast in an attempt to deal with possible interference caused when conditions cause strong signals from France to be receivable in the area.
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12:03 AM Eastbourne
My usual channels in the Eastbourne Old Town area have disappeared today from approx. 10.30 am - and in their place - after I retuned - I have all sorts of radio stations and other freeview stations that I normally cannot tune into. In fact, everyting but what I want - ie no BBC channels ?? I have "Russia Today (RT)" and " AlJaazerah" (apologies for the spelling, perhaps they will go away with the wind...
May be it is to do with the severe winds blowing outside? My aerial is in my rood and has a pre-amp and I have a booster on my main TV socket - or is it the other way round?
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The Eastbourne transmitter (South Cliff Tower) was off-air from 10:28 to 22:47 yesterday (Friday).
As I explained in our previous correspondence, the Hastings transmitter uses the same frequencies as Eastbourne, but for those channels which you can't get from Eastbourne. My guess is that when Eastbourne went off the air the Hastings signals are good enough to use. You would have been unable to receive BBC and ITV from Hastings probably because your aerial system is fitted with a filter to only allow through (from the aerial) frequencies used by your designated transmitter.
I imagine that at 22:47 when Eastbourne was turned on again that your reception of the Commercial channels from Hastings would be lost.
You will now have to carry out another retune in order to restore reception of the signals from Eastbourne, this not being necessary had you not carried out the retune this morning.
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