Full Freeview on the Heathfield (East Sussex, England) transmitter
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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.
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.
1 BBC One (SD) South East, 2 BBC Two England, 9 BBC Four, 23 BBC Three, 201 CBBC, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, plus 16 others 601 BBC RB 1, 700 BBC Radio 1, 701 BBC Radio 1Xtra, 702 BBC Radio 2, 703 BBC Radio 3, 704 BBC Radio 4 (FM), 705 BBC Radio 5 Live, 706 BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra, 707 BBC Radio 6 Music, 708 BBC Radio 4 Extra, 709 BBC Asian Network, 710 BBC World Service, 719 BBC Kent (BBC local radio), 720 BBC Sussex (BBC local radio), 722 BBC Surrey (BBC local radio), 734 BBC Essex (BBC local radio),
3 ITV 1 (SD) (Meridian (East micro region)), 4 Channel 4 (SD) South ads, 5 Channel 5, 6 ITV 2, 10 ITV3, 13 E4, 14 Film4, 15 Channel 4 +1 South ads, 18 More4, 26 ITV4, 28 ITVBe, 30 E4 +1, 35 ITV1 +1 (Meridian south coast),
46 5SELECT, 101 BBC One HD South East, 102 BBC Two HD England, 103 ITV 1 HD (ITV Meridian Southampton), 104 Channel 4 HD South ads, 105 Channel 5 HD, 106 BBC Four HD, 107 BBC Three HD, 204 CBBC HD, 205 CBeebies HD, plus 1 others 66 TBN UK,
20 Drama, 21 5USA, 29 ITV2 +1, 32 5STAR, 33 5Action, 38 Channel 5 +1, 41 Legend, 42 GREAT! action, 57 Dave ja vu, 58 ITVBe +1, 59 ITV3 +1, 64 Blaze, 67 TRUE CRIME, 68 TRUE CRIME XTRA, 78 TCC, 81 Blaze +1, 89 ITV4 +1, 91 WildEarth, 209 Ketchup TV, 210 Ketchup Too, 211 YAAAS!, 267 Al Jazeera English, plus 35 others VisionTV, Racing TV, Arise News, Kiss Chat & Date, Proud Dating, ADULT Xpanded2, WION NEWS, 16 QVC, 22 TJC, 37 QVC2, 212 Pop Player, 237 TalkTV, 263 SonLife, 264 FailArmy, 265 On Demand 365, 266 Pet Collective, 268 AlJazeera Arabic, 270 Real Crime, 271 Channelbox, 272 Asharq News #2, 274 Asharq News, 275 Al Arabiya, 276 Shots!, 277 UK RADIO PORTAL, 278 Zee World, 279 Alaraby Network, 280 Rok, 281 Revelation TV, 282 God TV, 283 3ABN, 284 AmazingDiscoveries, 286 NHK WORLD, 287 Newsmax, 670 ADULT Section (start), 727 Absolute Radio,
Smithsonian Channel, 11 Sky Mix, 17 Really, 19 Dave, 31 E4 Extra, 36 Sky Arts, 40 Quest Red, 43 Food Network, 47 Film4 +1, 48 Challenge, 49 4seven, 60 Drama +1, 65 That's Christmas, 70 Quest +1, 74 Yesterday +1, 75 That's 90s, 233 Sky News, plus 11 others CRAFT EXTRA , 45 Gems TV, 85 Create & Craft, 673 ADULT smileTV3, 723 talkSPORT, 724 Capital, 728 Heart, 730 RNIB Connect, 731 Classic FM, 732 LBC, 733 Trans World Radio,
Quest Red +1, Classic Hits, 12 Quest, 25 W, 27 Yesterday, 34 GREAT! movies, 39 DMAX, 44 HGTV, 52 GREAT! christmas, 56 That's TV (UK), 61 GREAT! movies extra, 63 GREAT! christmas mix, 71 That’s 60s, 73 HobbyMaker, 82 Talking Pictures TV, 83 Together TV, 84 PBS America, 235 Al Jazeera Eng, plus 20 others ADULT smileTV2, ADULT Studio 66, QVC Style, 50 GREAT! tv, 51 Ideal World, 62 GREAT! tv +1, 72 Jewellery Maker, 285 Together TV +1, 671 ADULT Xpanded TV, 674 ADULT Babestn, 699 ADULT Section, 711 Hits Radio, 712 KISS FRESH, 713 KISS, 714 KISSTORY, 715 Magic, 716 Greatest Hits Radio, 717 Kerrang!, 718 Smooth Radio, 725 Premier Radio,
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?
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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||(-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
Is the transmitter output the same in all directions?Radiation patterns withheld
Jennifer Stuart-Simpson: You're predicted to get a good signal from the Dover transmitter at your postcode (Heathfield which you've posted under is not predicted to give good coverage). Have you checked for any loose or damaged cables or connections behind your TV? If its breaking up at the same times then you may well be suffering with electrical interference caused by something operating in your home (or somewhere nearby) at the those times.
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Hello, I was wondering if there was a problem with the Heathfield transmitter yesterday evening (24 July 2019). My postcode is RH13 8NX. At about 19.15 my picture pixelated briefly, this steadily worsened until at 20.00 I lost the signal completely. The signal strength/quality indicator was showing 0% in both cases.
I checked through the channel list and only had about 3 channels available. I gave up trying to watch TV, but checked again at about 22.45 and it was still the same. I was going to phone the aerial man this morning, but thought I'd check again first and found that I now have a signal strength of 74% and quality of 100%.
I would be grateful for any info you can give me on this problem.
Thanks very much.
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John's: mapJ's Freeview map terrainJ's terrain plot wavesJ's frequency data J's Freeview Detailed Coverage
It is likely that current weather/propagation conditions are causing signals from other transmitters to travel further than usual and that causes interference. If you have all the channels (LCNs) present in your list, then you'll need patience until conditions settle down.
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Transmitter engineering: Is it a fact that the lists of all the TV stations does not incluse RT except for RT HD?
I cannot receive RT except in pixelated form in two locations;-
1. At TN34 3LZ , aerial pointing at the Bohemia mast - other channels OK.
2. At TN38 0NS, pointing at the Hollington Park transmitter, I think - can't tell. From here I get all BBC stations including Parliament, BBC News, Sky News Cannot get Yesterday Ch 19 also
At this last location I should be in line of sight of the Bexhill transmitter but get nothing from there. Also nothing towards Heathfield altho except for two bits of line of sight obstruction I get nothing. My aerial is H but next door neighbour has his V!and gets good reception! same direction as mine.
So how to get RT?
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Dennis's: mapD's Freeview map terrainD's terrain plot wavesD's frequency data D's Freeview Detailed Coverage
Firstly, RT in SD is at LCN 234 transmitted on the ArqB multiplex, RT in HD is LCN 113 transmitted on the COM7 (HD) multiplex. See Digital UK | Channel listings
Secondly, put your postcode(s) into Digital UK - Coverage checker to see what transmitters you might receive and the predicted reception at each.
You've mentioned Hollington Park and Bexhill, both of these are Freeview Light transmitters and only broadcast the 3 PSB multiplexes - you won't get RT from them.
None of the suggested transmitters have COMs 7&8 multiplexes and any reception of them may be from a more distant transmitter (if the aerial is horizontal) and reception would most likely be very unreliable.
At your first location, by Bohemia mast, I assume you mean Hastings.
Predicted reception Coverage Checker - Detailed View shows equally good reception from Heathfield or Hastings (& reception not as good from Hollington park) they are all in slightly different directions.
Heathfield requires a Group B (or T or Wideband) aerial in Horizontal Polarisation and Hastings requires a Group A (or T or Wideband) aerial in Vertical Polarisation.
At your second location, predicted reception Coverage Checker - Detailed View is good (but different for the PSB & COM multiplexes) from both Heathfield and Hastings. There's poor reception from Bexhill. Here they are in quite different directions. On balance Heathfield is slightly better overall.
I would suggest in both case, first decide which transmitter you are going to receive depending on your aerial etc. and then do an automatic tune with the aerial Unplugged to clear all previous tuning.
Then do a manual tune for each multiplex's UHF channel to ensure you are getting the correct signals. Automatic tuning could end up with some of them from the wrong transmitter and so unsatisfactory reception considering the aerial requirements.
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