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The symbol shows the location of the Hastings (East Sussex, England) transmitter which serves 18,000 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 Hastings (East Sussex, England) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Hastings 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
 V max
C25 (506.0MHz)123mDTG-31,000W
Channel icons
1 BBC One (SD) South East, 2 BBC Two England, 9 BBC Four, 201 CBBC SD, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, 250 BBC Red Button, plus 15 others

PSB2
D3+4
 V max
C28 (530.0MHz)123mDTG-31,000W
Channel icons
3 ITV (SD) (Meridian (East micro region)), 4 Channel 4 (SD) South ads, 5 Channel 5 (SD), 6 ITV 2, 10 ITV3, 13 E4, 14 Film4, 15 Channel 4 +1 South ads, 18 More4, 24 ITV4, 33 ITV +1 (Meridian south coast), 45 Film4 +1,

PSB3
BBCB
 V max
C22 (482.0MHz)123mDTG-61,000W
Channel icons
86 More4 +1, 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,

COM4
SDN
 V max
C23 (490.0MHz)121mDTG-81,000W
Channel icons
20 Drama, 21 5USA, 27 ITV2 +1, 30 5STAR, 34 ITV3 +1, 37 Quest, 44 Channel 5 +1, 54 Paramount Network, 55 5SELECT, 58 ITVBe +1, 59 ITV4 +1, 63 Blaze, 66 CBS Reality, 70 Horror Channel, 76 Quest +1, 77 TCC, 80 Blaze +1, 87 Keep It Country, 203 CITV, 211 Ketchup TV, plus 21 others

COM5
ArqA
 V max
C26 (514.0MHz)123mDTG-81,000W
Channel icons
11 pick, 12 Dave, 17 Really, 28 E4 +1, 32 Sony Movie Channel, 38 Quest Red, 41 Food Network, 46 Challenge, 48 Movies4Men, 61 True Entertainment, 72 YourTV, 233 Sky News, plus 9 others

COM6
ArqB
 V max
C30- (545.8MHz)123mDTG-81,000W
Channel icons
19 Yesterday, 25 Home, 29 4Music, 31 5Spike, 39 CBS Justice, 42 DMAX, 47 4seven, 62 True Movies, 71 CBS Drama, 73 Sewing Quarter, 79 Dave ja vu, 81 Talking Pictures TV, plus 16 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
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 20 Freeview HD channels?

the effected channels
the effected channels

The Hastings (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: 4seven HD, 5STAR +1, 5USA +1, Aljazeera English HD, BBC Four HD, BBC News HD, CBeebies HD, CBS Reality +1, Channel 4+1 HD, Forces TV, Freesports, NOW 80s, Now 90s, PBS America, Pick +1, Quest HD, Quest Red +1, RT HD, Smithsonian Channel HD, Together.

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 Hastings transmitter?

regional news image
BBC South East Today 0.8m homes 3.2%
from Tunbridge Wells TN1 1QQ, 37km northwest (323°)
to BBC South East region - 45 masts.
regional news image
ITV Meridian News 0.7m homes 2.7%
from Maidstone ME14 5NZ, 46km north (357°)
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 Hastings (East Sussex, England) transmission frequencies change over time?

1950s-80s1984-971997-981998-20122012-132013-182013-1717 Jul 2018
VHFA K TA K TWA K TA K TA K TA K T
C4BBCtvwaves
C21A
C22BBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBCBBBCBBBCBBBCB
C23SDNSDNSDNSDN
C24-B
C25BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBCABBCABBCABBCA
C26ArqAArqAArqAArqA
C27-2
C28ITVwavesITVwavesITVwavesD3+4D3+4D3+4D3+4
C30-ArqB-ArqB-ArqBArqB
C31-1
C32C4wavesC4wavesC4waves
C35C5wavesC5waves
C60tv_offD
C63C

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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?

Analogue 1-4, Analogue 5, SDN, ARQA, ARQB, BBCA, D3+4, BBCB 1000W
Mux 2*, Mux A*, Mux B*, Mux C*, Mux D*(-7dB) 200W
Mux 1*(-10dB) 100W

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Hastings 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. Hastings 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
Friday, 1 February 2019
Transmitter engineering
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10:31 AM

HASTINGS transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 22:18 yesterday to 22:59 yesterday. [BBC]

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Saturday, 2 February 2019
Transmitter engineering
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4:32 AM

HASTINGS transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 22:18 on 31 Jan to 22:59 on 31 Jan. [BBC]

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Wednesday, 6 February 2019
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

1:31 PM

HASTINGS transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 10:05 today, HD Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 10:05 today. [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering
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4:31 PM

HASTINGS transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 12:23 today to 12:39 today, HD Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 12:24 today to 12:40 today. [BBC]

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Thursday, 7 February 2019
Transmitter engineering
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4:30 AM

HASTINGS transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 12:23 yesterday to 12:39 yesterday, HD Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 12:24 yesterday to 12:40 yesterday. [BBC]

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Friday, 8 February 2019
Transmitter engineering
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4:31 AM

HASTINGS transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 12:23 on 06 Feb to 12:39 on 06 Feb, HD Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 12:24 on 06 Feb to 12:40 on 06 Feb. [BBC]

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