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The symbol shows the location of the Lamberhurst (Kent, England) transmitter which serves less than 500 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 Lamberhurst (Kent, England) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Lamberhurst 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 max
C29 (538.0MHz)86mDTG-32W
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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, 250 BBC Red Button, plus 15 others

PSB2
D3+4
 V max
C31 (554.0MHz)86mDTG-32W
Channel icons
3 ITV (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, 25 ITV4, 30 E4 +1, 35 ITV +1 (Meridian south coast),

PSB3
BBCB
 V max
C37 (602.0MHz)86mDTG-62W
Channel icons
73 Shopping Quarter , 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 52 Freeview channels?

the effected channels
the effected channels
the effected channels
the effected channels

The Lamberhurst (Kent, England) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: 4Music, 4seven, 5Action, 5SELECT, 5STAR, 5USA, Aljazeera English, BBC Four HD, BBC News HD, Blaze, Blaze +1, CBeebies HD, CBS Drama, CBS Justice, CBS Reality, Challenge, Channel 5 +1, CITV, Dave, Dave ja vu, DMAX, Drama +1, Film4 +1, Food Network, Forces TV, FreeSports, GB News, GREAT! movies, GREAT! movies action, HGTV, Horror Channel, ITV2 +1, ITV3 +1, ITV4 +1, ITVBe +1, YAAAS!, More4 +1, Now 70s, PBS America +1, pick, Quest +1, Quest Red, Quest Red +1, Really, RT HD, Sky Arts, Sky News, Smithsonian Channel, Talking Pictures TV, TCC, Together TV, Yesterday +1.

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 Lamberhurst transmitter?

regional news image
BBC South East Today 0.8m homes 3.2%
from Tunbridge Wells TN1 1QQ, 9km west-northwest (287°)
to BBC South East region - 45 masts.
regional news image
ITV Meridian News 0.7m homes 2.7%
from Maidstone ME14 5NZ, 22km north-northeast (27°)
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 Lamberhurst (Kent, England) transmission frequencies change over time?

1984-971997-981998-20122012-1319 Jul 2018
C/D EC/D EC/D EC/D E TA K T
C29BBCA
C31D3+4
C37BBCB
C54tv_offBBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1wavesD3+4
C57tv_offBBCB
C58tv_offC4wavesC4wavesC4waves
C60tv_offBBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBCA
C62ITVwavesITVwavesITVwaves

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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?

Analogue 1-4 3W
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-1.8dB) 2W

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. Lamberhurst 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.

Comments
Tuesday, 15 March 2011
Transmitter engineering
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1:34 PM

LAMBERHURST transmitter - Analogue BBC ONE Off Air; DSO related from 10:32 today to 11:05 today BBC TWO Off Air; DSO related from 10:32 today to 11:05 today [BBC]

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Wednesday, 16 March 2011
Transmitter engineering
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4:32 AM

LAMBERHURST transmitter - Analogue BBC ONE Off Air; DSO related from 10:32 yesterday to 11:05 yesterday BBC TWO Off Air; DSO related from 10:32 yesterday to 11:05 yesterday [BBC]

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Thursday, 14 April 2011
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Simon Lees
5:29 PM

I'm getting bad blocking freezing on cbeebies and sometimes on bbc parliament, radio stations. I am on the Heathfield tx with a Televes DAT 45 aerial and new co-ax cable. Would I be better trying to pick up the Lamberhurst tx? Or maybe Crystal Palace (although I don't want BBC London particularly)Thanks Simon, Church Road, Kilndown

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Mike Dimmick
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5:52 PM
Cranbrook

Simon Lees: The Lamberhurst transmitter won't start transmitting digital signals until some time in the middle of next year. The exact dates have not yet been published - we assume after April 2012 as Crystal Palace won't switch until then - DUK's postcode checker shows an 'Existing DTT Power-Up' event at Heathfield on 18 April 2012.

We really need a full postcode to have an idea of what you could do.

I've tried TN17 2SF with Digital UK's trade view - this does show Mux B (which carries CBeebies, BBC Four, BBC Parliament and the radio stations) as the lowest probability for your address. It also shows that it is likely to get worse after Sudbury switches over in July, as one of the PSB multiplexes there (which launch at full power) uses the same channel.

It doesn't show any better alternative transmitter at the moment. Bluebell Hill is a possibility but is expected to get worse in November. You might be able to get slightly better results by carefully re-siting the aerial.

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Thursday, 12 May 2011
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Simon Lees
8:26 PM
Cranbrook

Mike,

Thanks for the reply. Doesn't sound to hopeful! Will it improve at switchover? From what I read the power will be increased at Heathfield then? Aerial siting is as good as I can get, 5 foot above the chimney pot. TN17 2RT

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Tuesday, 12 July 2011
Transmitter engineering
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6:33 PM

LAMBERHURST transmitter - Analogue BBC ONE Off Air from 08:20 today to 11:00 today [BBC]

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Wednesday, 13 July 2011
Transmitter engineering
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4:37 AM

LAMBERHURST transmitter - Analogue BBC ONE Off Air from 08:20 yesterday to 11:00 yesterday [BBC]

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Thursday, 14 July 2011
Transmitter engineering
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12:37 PM

LAMBERHURST transmitter - Analogue BBC ONE Off Air from 08:20 on 12 Jul to 11:00 on 12 Jul [BBC]

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Monday, 24 October 2011
Transmitter engineering
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10:55 AM

LAMBERHURST transmitter - Over the next week Lamberhurst relay: TV (analogue) Service Shutdowns, no digital TV, Radio (analogue) working normally, no digital radio. [DUK]

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1:01 PM

LAMBERHURST transmitter - Analogue BBC ONE Off Air; DSO related from 11:15 today BBC TWO Off Air; DSO related from 11:15 today [BBC] Over the next week Lamberhurst relay: TV (analogue) Service Shutdowns, no digital TV, Radio (analogue) working normally, no digital radio. [DUK]

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