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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.

Are there any planned engineering works or unexpected transmitter faults on the Heathfield (East Sussex, England) mast?

HEATHFIELD transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 12:06 on 01 Dec to 12:23 on 01 Dec. BBC


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Which Freeview channels does the Heathfield transmitter broadcast?

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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
C52 (722.0MHz)298mDTG-320,000W
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
 H max
C49 (698.0MHz)298mDTG-320,000W
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
 H max
C47 (682.0MHz)298mDTG-620,000W
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
 H max
C42 (642.0MHz)298mDTG-820,000W
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
 H max
C44 (658.0MHz)300mDTG-820,000W
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
 H max
C41 (634.0MHz)300mDTG-820,000W
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 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
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
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?

years1984-971997-981998-20122012-132013-182013-18
aerial groupC/D EC/D EWWWW
C292_local_local_local
600C341
C41ArqBArqBArqB
C42SDNSDNSDN
C44ArqAArqAArqA
C47-BBBCBBBCBBBCB
C48-A
700C49BBC1BBC1BBC1D3+4D3+4D3+4
C51-D
C52BBC2BBC2BBC2BBCABBCABBCA
C54C
800C64ITVITVITV
C67C4C4C4

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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
Tuesday, 26 July 2016
Transmitter engineering
5:33 AM

HEATHFIELD transmitter - Freeview: HD Digital TV Weak Signal from 11:27 on 22 Jul to 11:31 on 22 Jul. [BBC]

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Sunday, 28 August 2016
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John
6:27 PM

Will Com 7 ever be available from Heathfield?

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StevensOnln1
11:15 PM

John: No it won't. COM7 is a temporary multiplex which is available from 30 main transmitters (along with COM8) and will close in 2020. It won't be added to any other transmitter, nor will it be increased in transmission power.

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StevensOnln1's 252 posts Silver Silver GB
Monday, 29 August 2016
L
L J Noyes
4:50 PM

Dear Sirs/
I live in Burgess Hill West Sussex and I find that when I set my recorders to record after midnight the recordings start of fine but from about 1am the transmission ceases and stays of all night.
So I am unable to watch the entire programme only the very beginning minutes.

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L J Noyes's 1 post GB
Tuesday, 30 August 2016
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Richard Cooper
8:32 AM

L J Noyes: Good Morning, L J Noyes. As has been explained by other contributors to this site, transmitters do not go 'off air' during the early hours of the morning when tv programmes are still being broadcast, which would suggest that you are not setting up your recorder to record the entirety of the programmes you wish to record. Some recorders give you the option to record parts of programmes, such as the first hour, for example. I would check the settings before you next wish to record a programme and ensure that you set up the recorder for recording the whole programme, rather than just the first hour or so. I hope this helps, Richard, Norwich.

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Wednesday, 19 October 2016
M
MargaretJ
10:04 AM

According to the Freeview website we can no longer receive some channels where I live in East Grinstead - e.g. Really, Yesterday, Moviemix. Why is this? They used to be available here.


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StevensOnln1
11:11 AM

MargaretJ: Please provide a postcode so we can access the reception prediction for your location, then we can advise further.

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StevensOnln1
5:48 PM

MargaretJ: You're predicted to get better reception from Crystal Palace than Heathfield, although reception is showing as variable on some of the commercial channels. Nothing has changed at the transmitters so if you have lost channels which were working for you previously then your aerial system may have deteriorated or you could have a bad connection somewhere. It's worth checking the connections at the back of the TV first to make sure no cables are loose or damaged, then follow back towards the aerial as far as you can safely access.

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Thursday, 3 November 2016
K
Keith Miller
5:32 PM Heathfield

On Sunday evening our television reception reduced to signal quality of 3-4 and we have lost ITV and channel 5 altogether. We have tried retuning the TV several times since. Our postcode is TN21 8TG. Can you help.

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