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The symbol shows the location of the Hastings (Old Town) (East Sussex, England) transmitter which serves 2,100 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 (Old Town) (East Sussex, England) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Hastings (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.

MuxH/VFrequencyHeightModeWatts
PSB1
BBCA
 V -1.5dB
C36 (594.0MHz)123mDTG-314W
Channel icons
1 BBC One (SD) South East, 2 BBC Two England, 9 BBC Four, 201 CBBC, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, 250 BBC Red Button, plus 15 others

PSB2
D3+4
 V -1.5dB
C39 (618.0MHz)78mDTG-314W
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),

PSB3
BBCB
 V max
C48 (690.0MHz)78mDTG-620W
Channel icons
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, plus 1 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
H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)

Are you trying to watch these 58 Freeview channels?

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The Hastings (Old Town) (East Sussex, England) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: 4Music, 4seven, 4seven HD, 5SELECT, 5STAR, 5STAR +1, 5USA, 5USA +1, Aljazeera English, BBC Four HD, BBC News HD, Blaze, Blaze +1, CBeebies HD, CBS Drama, CBS Justice +1, CBS Reality, CBS Reality +1, Challenge, Channel 4+1 HD, Channel 5 +1, CITV, Dave, Dave ja vu, DMAX, Drama, E4 +1, Film4 +1, Food Network, Forces TV, FreeSports HD, HGTV, Horror Channel, ITV2 +1, ITV3 +1, ITV4 +1, ITVBe +1, Together TV +1, More4 +1, NOW 80s, Now 90s, Paramount Network +1, PBS America +1, pick, Pick +1, Quest +1, Quest Red, Quest Red +1, Really, RT HD, Shopping Quarter , Sky News, Smithsonian Channel, Sony Movies Action, Talking Pictures TV, TCC, Together, Yesterday.

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 Hastings (Old Town) transmitter?

regional news image
BBC South East Today 0.8m homes 3.2%
from Tunbridge Wells TN1 1QQ, 38km northwest (321°)
to BBC South East region - 45 masts.
regional news image
ITV Meridian News 0.7m homes 2.7%
from Maidstone ME14 5NZ, 47km north (355°)
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 (Old Town) (East Sussex, England) transmission frequencies change over time?

1984-971997-981998-20122012-132013-182013-1719 Jul 2018
E TE TE TC/D E TC/D E TC/D E TB E K T
C36BBCA
C39BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2wavesD3+4
C42ITVwavesITVwavesITVwaves
C45BBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1waves
C48BBCB
C50tv_offBBCABBCABBCA
C55tv_offC4wavesC4wavesC4wavesBBCBBBCBBBCB
C59tv_offD3+4D3+4D3+4

tv_off Being removed from Freeview (for 5G use) by 30 June 2020 - 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?

BBCB 20W
BBCA, D3+4(-1.5dB) 14W
Analogue 1-4(-3dB) 10W

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 (Old Town) 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
Monday, 9 February 2015
Transmitter engineering
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12:09 PM

HASTINGS OLD TOWN transmitter - RelayPossible service interruptions [DUK]

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Monday, 11 July 2016
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

9:09 AM

HASTINGS OLD TOWN transmitter - Possible service interruptions [DUK]

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Tuesday, 19 July 2016
Transmitter engineering
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12:09 AM

HASTINGS OLD TOWN transmitter - Possible service interruptions [DUK]

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Tuesday, 22 August 2017
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Graham Payton
8:02 PM

Something is seriously wrong with the Hastings transmitter. Both my mother and I live on the outskirts of Hastings, different streets, but well within the green regions of your coverage maps on here.

We regularly lose signal and TV channels. All my neighbours where I live have become so fed up with it that they have had satellite (FreeSAT or Sky) dishes fitted.

When the digital changeover first happened there was no problem. But since FreeviewHD came online there has been nothing but problems. It doesn't matter what the weather it just randomly happen, mostly in the evenings.

Can anybody offer any advice or give me the details of who we should complain to please?


Many Thanks

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Wednesday, 23 August 2017
MikeP
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11:10 AM

Graham Payton:

To offer any sensible advice we need a full post code of where you live, a partial is not sufficient.



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