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The symbol shows the location of the Hastings (East Sussex, England) transmitter which serves 18,000 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 Hastings (East Sussex, England) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Hastings 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
 V max
C25 (506.0MHz)123mDTG-1,000W
Channel icons
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
C28 (530.0MHz)123mDTG-1,000W
Channel icons
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, 30 E4 +1, 35 ITV1 +1 (Meridian south coast),

PSB3
BBCB
 V max
C22 (482.0MHz)123mDTG-1,000W
Channel icons
56 5SELECT, 101 BBC One HD (England no regional news), 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, 109 BBC Three HD, 204 CBBC HD, 205 CBeebies HD, plus 1 others

COM4
SDN
 V max
C23 (490.0MHz)121mDTG-81,000W
Channel icons
20 Drama, 21 5USA, 29 ITV2 +1, 32 5STAR, 33 5Action, 41 Legend, 42 GREAT! movies action, 46 Channel 5 +1, 58 ITVBe +1, 59 ITV3 +1, 64 Blaze, 67 CBS Reality, 74 Dave ja vu, 78 TCC, 81 Blaze +1, 89 ITV4 +1, 203 CITV, 208 POP MAX, 209 Ketchup TV, 210 Ketchup Too, 211 YAAAS!, plus 14 others

COM5
ArqA
 V max
C26 (514.0MHz)123mDTG-81,000W
Channel icons
11 Sky Arts, 17 Really, 19 Dave, 31 E4 Extra, 36 pick, 40 Quest Red, 43 Food Network, 47 Film4 +1, 48 Challenge, 49 4seven, 57 Smithsonian Channel, 60 Drama +1, 70 Quest +1, 75 Yesterday +1, 83 Together TV, 233 Sky News, plus 9 others

COM6
ArqB
 V max
C30- (545.8MHz)123mDTG-81,000W
Channel icons
12 Quest, 25 W, 27 Yesterday, 34 GREAT! movies, 39 DMAX, 44 HGTV, 71 Quest Red +1, 73 HobbyMaker, 82 Talking Pictures TV, 84 PBS America, 88 Classic Hits, 235 Al Jazeera Eng, plus 19 others

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 Hastings (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 Hastings transmitter?

regional news image
BBC South East Today 0.8m homes 3.2%
from Tunbridge Wells TN1 1QQ, 37km northwest (323°)
to BBC South East region - 45 masts.
regional news image
ITV Meridian News 0.7m homes 2.7%
from Maidstone ME14 5NZ, 46km north (357°)
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 Hastings (East Sussex, England) transmission frequencies change over time?

1950s-80s1984-971997-981998-20122012-1317 Jul 2018
VHFA K TA K TA K TA K TA K T
C4BBCtvwaves
C22BBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBCBBBCB
C23SDNSDN
C25BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBCABBCA
C26ArqAArqA
C28ITVwavesITVwavesITVwavesD3+4D3+4
C30-ArqBArqB
C32C4wavesC4wavesC4waves
C35C5wavesC5waves

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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?

Analogue 1-4, Analogue 5, SDN, ARQA, ARQB, BBCA, D3+4, BBCB 1000W
Mux 2*, Mux A*, Mux B*, Mux C*, Mux D*(-7dB) 200W
Mux 1*(-10dB) 100W

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Hastings 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. Hastings 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, 8 February 2011
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Colin Bailey
12:17 PM

I live in Hastings Old Town. We bought a freeview box: no signal so we gave it away. We have a flat screen TV with it built in: No signal. We have been told we have to buy a satellite dish: listed building. Given that we don't get Channel 5, get bad reception even on BBC2 and watch mainly DVDs will we still have to pay a license fee when British TV goes digital?

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Briantist
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

1:37 PM

Colin Bailey: You will get Freeview (Light) in 2012, as it says above.

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Briantist's 38,844 posts GB
Monday, 7 March 2011
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

11:14 AM

HASTINGS transmitter - Over the next week Hastings main transmitter: TV (analogue) working normally, TV (digital) Liable to interruption, Radio (analogue) working normally, Radio (digital) working normally. [DUK]

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Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

11:14 AM

HASTINGS transmitter - Over the next week Hastings main transmitter: TV (analogue) working normally, TV (digital) Liable to interruption, Radio (analogue) working normally, Radio (digital) working normally. [DUK]

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Friday, 8 April 2011
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John Rowlinson
9:36 AM
Hastings

At present I receive Freeview digital channels, apart from the occasional loss of signal especially on channel 5. My postcode is TN34 1LY and I have line of sight of the transmitter aerial but would like clarification of whether I will be able to receive Freeview HD transmissions after the switchover in 2012. I have spoken with local TV retailers and one or two aerial engineers but opinions vary from probably to absolutely not because the Hastings transmitter has too narrow a bandwidth. It has also been suggested to me that the proximity of the south coast to France would prohibit it as it would cause interference for our our european neighbours. Can you please give me a definitive answer on this issue?

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Mike Dimmick
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6:32 PM
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John Rowlinson: Digital UK predict that you should be able to get HD services at least as well as the BBC and ITV/C4 main multiplexes.

'Bandwidth' strictly means the width of the transmissions within a channel. All multiplexes have 8 MHz bandwidth whether SD or HD.

It's possible they meant that the radiation pattern is limited, and it is a bit, but it's not that limited. Unfortunately the broadcasters won't tell us exactly what it is.

You'd normally expect to get perfect reception at such a short distance from the transmitter, even if the radiation pattern is limited in your direction. However, the PSB multiplexes share channels with the COM multiplexes at Rowridge on the Isle of Wight, which will be transmitting in vertical polarization from April 2012, and from Rowridge and Crystal Palace in horizontal polarization. The COM multiplexes at Hastings share channels with Crystal Palace PSBs, and other south coast PSBs. It'll still be good, but the probability isn't 100%, meaning you might have to site the aerial more carefully to get best reception.

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Thursday, 14 April 2011
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SILVERS
12:36 PM
Hastings

We live on Hastings Sea front,tn34 1jy. The only freeview channels we can pick up are the BBC news channel, BBC1,BBC2 and BBC3. Up until Monday the 11th we were able to view BBC1, Channel 4 and Channel 5 on analogue but now we cannot pick up any channels at all! Any advice would be much appreciated!

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Friday, 15 April 2011
Sunday, 8 May 2011
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daniel badman
7:47 PM
Hastings

anyone haveing problems with mux 21 droping out evry now and then for a split second saying no signal then comeing straight back

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Wednesday, 11 May 2011
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