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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.

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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
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 17 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
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, 105 Channel 5 HD, 123 CBBC HD,

COM4
SDN
 V max
C23 (490.0MHz)121mDTG-81,000W
Channel icons
10 ITV3, 20 Drama, 21 5 USA, 26 ITV Be, 27 ITV 2 +1, 30 5STAR, 34 ITV3 +1, 37 Quest, 44 Channel 5 +1, 54 My5, 58 ITV Be +1, 61 True Entertainment, 62 ITV4 +1, 66 CBS Reality, 70 Horror Channel, 83 Blaze, 84 Blaze +1, 122 CITV, plus 25 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 12 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, 79 Dave ja vu, plus 23 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 0 Freeview HD 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: .

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: 4G from 30 June 2020more
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
Wednesday, 24 August 2016
Thursday, 25 August 2016
Transmitter engineering
5:31 AM

HASTINGS transmitter - Freeview: HD Digital TV Reduced Quality from 22:17 on 22 Aug to 10:41 on 23 Aug. [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering's 114,784 posts Owner Owner xx
Friday, 26 August 2016
Transmitter engineering
5:32 AM

HASTINGS transmitter - Freeview: HD Digital TV Reduced Quality from 22:17 on 22 Aug to 10:41 on 23 Aug. DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 01:35 today to 01:48 today. [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering's 114,784 posts Owner Owner xx
Saturday, 27 August 2016
Transmitter engineering
5:31 AM

HASTINGS transmitter - Freeview: HD Digital TV Reduced Quality from 22:17 on 22 Aug to 10:41 on 23 Aug. DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 01:35 yesterday to 01:48 yesterday. [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering's 114,784 posts Owner Owner xx
Sunday, 28 August 2016
Transmitter engineering
5:31 AM

HASTINGS transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 01:35 on 26 Aug to 01:48 on 26 Aug. [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering's 114,784 posts Owner Owner xx
Sunday, 16 October 2016
Friday, 4 November 2016
Transmitter engineering
7:32 PM

HASTINGS transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 16:53 today to 17:06 today. [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering's 114,784 posts Owner Owner xx
Saturday, 5 November 2016
Transmitter engineering
4:31 AM

HASTINGS transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 16:53 yesterday to 17:06 yesterday. [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering's 114,784 posts Owner Owner xx
Sunday, 6 November 2016
Transmitter engineering
4:31 AM

HASTINGS transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 16:53 on 04 Nov to 17:06 on 04 Nov. [BBC]

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