Full Freeview on the Heathfield (East Sussex, England) transmitter
|50.976,0.229 or 50°58'34"N 0°13'45"E
The symbol shows the location of the Heathfield (East Sussex, England) transmitter which serves 170,000 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 problemsThe BBC and Digital UK report there are no faults or engineering work on the Heathfield (East Sussex, England) transmitter.
Which Freeview channels does the Heathfield 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.
64QAM 8K 3/4 27.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)
The Heathfield (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 Heathfield transmitter?
BBC South East Today 0.8m homes 3.2%
from Tunbridge Wells TN1 1QQ, 17km north (6°)
to BBC South East region - 45 masts.
How will the Heathfield (East Sussex, England) transmission frequencies change over time?
|19 Jul 2018
tv_off Being removed from Freeview (for 5G use) after November 2020 / June 2022 - more
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?
|SDN, ARQA, ARQB, BBCA, D3+4, BBCB
|Mux 1*, Mux 2*
|Mux A*, Mux B*, Mux C*, Mux D*
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
Hmm, the Heathfield transmitter was on Planned Engineering last week, but is no longer of the Planned Engineering list, but it's always possible work may have over-run!
That said, even though your are only 23km from Heathfield and there are some very large hills between you and Heathfield, 3 & 4 miles out but the worst 6 miles out, from you, the reception predictions are good. HOWEVER if they were operating on the Reserve Antena during the work, that could completely scupper your reception as it's lower down the mast!
Did you perchance retune when you had no signal?
This is never advised because you cannot tune to a signal that is not there and the net effect is often to clear the correct tuning you had, so you won't get the signals back when they return without further retunes.
If you did do that then I suggest you MANUALLY retune Heathfield's UHF channels as listed in the very top section of this page.
If you have no luck with that, then do check some obvious things, such as your aerial still pointing correctly at Heathfield - compass bearing 130 degrees for you, that's almost SE, and it's rods (or squashed Xs) should be horizontal. Also check all accessible coax connections and ensure they are free of corrosion and water. If you have an amp/splitter check it still has power.
If the work has over run, then in the meantime you could try and get some signals from the East Grinstead relay but it'll only be the PSB multiplexes. It's in a different direction - SW, but is only 1km away although it's vertical polarisation you might get some signal off your aerial side-lobes.
Try a Manual tune on UHF channels C29, C31, & C37. Signals may be poor.
Post back if you are still having problems with more details about when it happened and what you've done/checked.
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