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Full Freeview on the Hastings (East Sussex, England) transmitter

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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.

Choose from three options: ■ List by multiplex ■ List by channel number ■ List by channel name

Which Freeview channels does the Hastings 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
C25 (506.0MHz)123mDTG-31,000W
Channel icons
 BBC Three, 1 BBC One South East, 2 BBC Two England, 9 BBC Four, 120 CBBC, 121 CBeebies, 130 BBC News, 131 BBC Parliament, 601 BBC Red Button 1, plus 13 others

PSB2
D3+4
 V max
C28 (530.0MHz)123mDTG-31,000W
Channel icons
3 ITV (Meridian (East micro region)), 4 Channel 4 South ads, 5 Channel 5, 6 ITV 2, 13 Channel 4 +1 South ads, 14 More4, 15 Film4, 24 ITV4, 28 E4, 33 ITV +1 (Meridian south coast),

PSB3
BBCB
 V max
C22 (482.0MHz)123mDTG-61,000W
Channel icons
 BBC Three HD, 45 Film4 +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, 123 CBBC HD, 602 BBC Red Button 2, 603 BBC Red Button 3, plus 1 others

COM4
SDN
 V max
C23 (490.0MHz)121mDTG-81,000W
Channel icons
10 ITV3, 20 Drama, 21 5USA, 26 ITV Be, 27 ITV 2 +1, 30 5STAR, 34 ITV3 +1, 37 Quest, 44 Channel 5 +1, 55 Channel 5 +24, 58 ITV Be +1, 61 True Entertainment, 62 ITV4 +1, 66 CBS Reality, 70 Horror Channel, 122 CITV, 242 Vintage TV, plus 23 others

COM5
ArqA
 V max
C26 (514.0MHz)123mDTG-81,000W
Channel icons
11 pick, 12 Dave, 17 Really, 29 E4 +1, 32 Movie Mix, 41 Food Network, 46 Challenge, 48 Movies4Men, 68 truTV, 69 Tru TV +1, 72 YourTV, 126 Tiny Pop, 132 Sky News, plus 18 others

COM6
ArqB
 V max
C30- (545.8MHz)123mDTG-81,000W
Channel icons
 Al Jazeera English,  BT Sport 1 (not free), 18 4Music, 19 Yesterday, 25 Home, 31 Spike, 38 Quest +1, 42 Travel Channel, 47 4seven, 59 BT Showcase (not free), 64 CBS Action, 73 YourTV +1, 84 Dave ja vu, plus 21 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 14 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, 5USA +1, Al Jazeera Arabic, Al Jazeera Eng HD, BBC Four HD, BBC News HD, CBeebies HD, CBS Drama, CBS Reality +1, Channel 4+1 HD, Community Channel, RT HD, Talking Pictures TV, VIVA.

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
to BBC South East region - 45 masts.
regional news image
ITV Meridian News 0.7m homes 2.7%
from Maidstone ME14 5NZ, 46km north
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?

years1950s~851984-971997-981998-20122012-132013-182013-182019-
aerial groupVHFA KA KWA KA KA KK
C4BBCtv
C21A
C22BBC1BBC1BBC1BBCBBBCBBBCBSDN
C23SDNSDNSDN
C24-B
C25BBC2BBC2BBC2BBCABBCABBCAArqA
C26ArqAArqAArqA
C27-2
C28ITVITVITVD3+4D3+4D3+4ArqB
C30-ArqB-ArqB-ArqB
600C31-1
C32C4C4C4
C35C5C5
C41BBCB
C44D3+4
C47BBCA
700C60D
800C63C

orange background for multiplexes names more
green background for transmission frequencies
lilac background for power levels in watts
800MHz band: 4G mobile started in 2013
700MHz band: possible 4G in 2019 more
600MHz band: new or moved digital TV services more
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?

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, 30 October 2015
Transmitter engineering
4:32 AM

HASTINGS transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 03:28 on 28 Oct to 03:32 on 28 Oct. [BBC]

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Wednesday, 4 November 2015
Transmitter engineering
4:32 AM

HASTINGS transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 02:34 today to 02:42 today. [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering's 103,651 posts Owner Owner xx
Transmitter engineering
7:32 AM

HASTINGS transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 02:34 today to 02:42 today. FM: Radio 3 FM Off Air from 02:09 yesterday to 02:35 yesterday, Radio 3 FM Reduced Quality from 01:35 yesterday to 02:09 yesterday. [BBC]

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Thursday, 5 November 2015
Transmitter engineering
4:32 AM

HASTINGS transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 02:34 yesterday to 02:42 yesterday. FM: Radio 3 FM Off Air from 02:09 on 03 Nov to 02:35 on 03 Nov, Radio 3 FM Reduced Quality from 01:35 on 03 Nov to 02:09 on 03 Nov. [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering's 103,651 posts Owner Owner xx
Transmitter engineering
7:32 AM

HASTINGS transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 02:34 yesterday to 02:42 yesterday. FM: Radio 3 FM Reduced Quality from 01:35 on 03 Nov to 02:09 on 03 Nov, Radio 3 FM Off Air from 02:09 on 03 Nov to 02:35 on 03 Nov. [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering's 103,651 posts Owner Owner xx
Friday, 6 November 2015
Transmitter engineering
4:32 AM

HASTINGS transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 02:34 on 04 Nov to 02:42 on 04 Nov. FM: Radio 3 FM Reduced Quality from 01:35 on 03 Nov to 02:09 on 03 Nov, Radio 3 FM Off Air from 02:09 on 03 Nov to 02:35 on 03 Nov. [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering's 103,651 posts Owner Owner xx
Saturday, 7 November 2015
Transmitter engineering
4:32 AM

HASTINGS transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 02:34 on 04 Nov to 02:42 on 04 Nov. FM: Radio 3 FM Off Air from 02:09 on 03 Nov to 02:35 on 03 Nov, Radio 3 FM Reduced Quality from 01:35 on 03 Nov to 02:09 on 03 Nov. [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering's 103,651 posts Owner Owner xx
Sunday, 8 November 2015
Transmitter engineering
4:32 AM

HASTINGS transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 02:34 on 04 Nov to 02:42 on 04 Nov. [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering's 103,651 posts Owner Owner xx
Tuesday, 29 December 2015
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Peter Exley
10:56 AM

We have digital tv and a humax freeview box, a roof aerial and a 2 way aerial amplifier.
Over the last five days the signal has broken up making watching almost pointless. We reset both the tv and humax box and have restored the bbc and itv channels but not the channels above number 10 including sky news, RT and al jaziira.
There has been no reported problems with the Hastings transmitter.
Have you any advice ?
Thank you.

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