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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 problems

The BBC and Digital UK report there are no faults or engineering work on the Heathfield (East Sussex, England) transmitter.

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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.

MuxH/VFrequencyHeightModeWatts
PSB1
BBCA
 H max
C41 (634.0MHz)298mDTG-320,000W
Channel icons
1 BBC One South East, 2 BBC Two England, 9 BBC Four, 201 CBBC, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, 601 BBC RB 1, plus 11 others

PSB2
D3+4
 H max
C44 (658.0MHz)298mDTG-320,000W
Channel icons
 E4, 3 ITV (Meridian (East micro region)), 5 Channel 5, 6 ITV 2, 10 ITV3, 15 Film4, 24 ITV4, 33 ITV +1 (Meridian south coast), 73 Sewing Quarter,

PSB3
BBCB
 H max
C47 (682.0MHz)298mDTG-620,000W
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,

COM4
SDN
 H max
C40 (626.0MHz)298mDTG-820,000W
Channel icons
20 Drama, 21 5 USA, 30 5STAR, 37 Quest, 54 5SELECT, 57 Paramount Network, 61 True Entertainment, 63 Blaze, 66 CBS Reality, 70 Horror Channel, 80 Blaze +1, 203 CITV, 211 Ketchup TV, plus 17 others

COM5
ArqA
 H max
C43 (650.0MHz)300mDTG-820,000W
Channel icons
11 pick, 12 Dave, 17 Really, 32 Sony Movie Ch, 38 Quest Red, 41 Food Network, 46 Challenge, 48 Movies4Men, 72 YourTV, 233 Sky News, plus 9 others

COM6
ArqB
 H max
C46 (674.0MHz)300mDTG-820,000W
Channel icons
18 4Music, 19 Yesterday, 25 Home, 31 5Spike, 39 CBS Action, 42 Travel Channel, 47 4seven, 62 True Christmas, 71 CBS Drama, 79 Dave ja vu, plus 19 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 Heathfield (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 Heathfield transmitter?

regional news image
BBC South East Today 0.8m homes 3.2%
from Tunbridge Wells TN1 1QQ, 17km north (5°)
to BBC South East region - 45 masts.
regional news image
ITV Meridian News 0.7m homes 2.7%
from Maidstone ME14 5NZ, 40km north-northeast (31°)
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 Heathfield (East Sussex, England) transmission frequencies change over time?

years1984-971997-981998-20122012-132013-182013-1719th Jul 2018
aerial groupC/D EC/D EWWWWK
C292_local_local_local_local
600C341
C40SDN
C41ArqBArqBArqBBBCA
C42SDNSDNSDN
C43ArqA
C44ArqAArqAArqAD3+4
C46ArqB
C47-BBBCBBBCBBBCBBBCB
C48-A
700C49BBC1BBC1BBC1D3+4D3+4D3+4
C51-D
C52BBC2BBC2BBC2BBCABBCABBCA
C54C
800C64ITVITVITV
C67C4C4C4

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 100kW
SDN, ARQA, ARQB, BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-7dB) 20kW
Mux 1*, Mux 2*(-18dB) 1.6kW
Mux A*, Mux B*, Mux C*, Mux D*(-20dB) 1000W

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Heathfield 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. Heathfield 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
Saturday, 24 November 2018
Transmitter engineering
5:09 AM

HEATHFIELD transmitter - Freeview: HD Digital TV Weak Signal; DSO related from 10:18 on 22 Nov to 11:55 on 22 Nov. DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Weak Signal from 10:08 on 22 Nov to 12:49 on 22 Nov. [BBC]

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Saturday, 8 December 2018
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H Cloutt
12:47 PM Battle

Currently have no signal on any of the MUXs from the Heathfield [Sussex] transmitter. We have a roof aeriel.
It is unclear how to report faults other than by posting here.
Everything was OK earlier this morning. I am reluctant to attempt to re-tune since there seems to be no signal at all. Sometimes we get one f the MUXs drop out for a short period
Our postcode is TN33 9PY but a search using this postcode suggests we are on a different transmitter - but we know we get our signal from Heathfield

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MikeP
12:57 PM

H Cloutt:

A check on the Digital UK Coverage Checker at http://www.digitaluk.co.uk/coveragechecker/main/trade/TN33+9PY/1/0/NA for your location, shows that reception from Heathfield is likely to be variable or poor. It also shows that Dover would be a better option and would give you more channels. Ideally you need a wideband aerial aimed at 282 degrees for Heathfield or at 69 degrees for Dover.

There is no reported fault at the Heathfield transmitter, so I suggest you check all your aerial cables and connections, unplugging all the coaxial plugs/sockets and refitting them to clear any possible corrosion/oxidation from the contact sufaces.



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StevensOnln1
1:00 PM

H Cloutt: There are no faults showing for the Heathfield transmitter, although it is predicted to be variable at your location anyway. Have you checked for any loose or damaged cables or connections behind your TV? Do you have an amplifier and is it still powered on? Good idea to avoid retuning as all it would have done was delete all of your channels before searching for them again and would never fix a signal problem.

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