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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?

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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
C41 (634.0MHz)298mDTG-320,000W
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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
 H max
C44 (658.0MHz)298mDTG-320,000W
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
 H max
C47 (682.0MHz)298mDTG-620,000W
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
 H max
C40 (626.0MHz)298mDTG-820,000W
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 15 others

COM5
ArqA
 H max
C43 (650.0MHz)300mDTG-820,000W
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 8 others

COM6
ArqB
 H max
C46 (674.0MHz)300mDTG-820,000W
Channel icons
 FreeSports, 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 Aljazeera English, 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?

1984-971997-981998-20122012-132013-182013-1719 Jul 2018
C/D EC/D EC/D EW TW TW TK T
C29_local_local_local_local
C40SDN
C41ArqBArqBArqBBBCA
C42SDNSDNSDN
C43ArqA
C44ArqAArqAArqAD3+4
C46ArqB
C47BBCBBBCBBBCBBBCB
C49tv_offBBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1wavesD3+4D3+4D3+4
C52tv_offBBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBCABBCABBCA
C64ITVwavesITVwavesITVwaves
C67C4wavesC4wavesC4waves

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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 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, 14 May 2016
Transmitter engineering
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5:31 AM

HEATHFIELD transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Weak Signal from 11:50 on 12 May to 14:07 on 12 May. [BBC]

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Tuesday, 7 June 2016
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Neil P
4:14 PM

On out HD Tv for the last 2 days we are unable to watch ITV or ITV+1.
We can watch it through Freeview and on an alternative TV upstairs.
Has there been any disruption on those 2 channels last 2 days?
Thanks

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Richard Cooper
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4:55 PM
Norwich

Neil P: Hi NThere has been general disruption to Freeview or DTT reception since Sunday night owing to high atmospheric pressure causing co-channel interference (CCI) to the extent that some viewers cannot view any channels at all! The main thing to do is to wait until the current high pressure area over the UK subsides or moves away. The worst thing you can do under these conditions is a full retune because your tv receiver will forget all of the channels and frequencies stored in it. Everything should be back to normal in a few days. Richard, Norwich.

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KMJ,Derby
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6:11 PM

Neil P: if you are still receiving the services on a TV upstairs it suggests that the HD receiver is either tuned to a different transmitter for reception of ITV and ITV+ or, if a different aerial is in use, the aerial on the upstairs TV is positioned more favourably for reception of the PSB2 multiplex. Is the HD receiver also failing to receive Channel 4, C5, ITV2 etc? If these services are still present and correct check the 800s of the channel list for working variants of ITV and ITV+ as there are occasions when after viewers have selected a particular choice of region in the tuning menu, the tuner stores services for that region in LCN positions in the channel list when it identifies a regional variation but stores national services on a 'first example found in the scan' or 'strongest signal available' basis.

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Saturday, 11 June 2016
Mark A
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10:42 AM

BBC local radio stations added on 9/06/2016
BBC Radio Sussex EPG 720 (PSB1/BBCA)
BBC Radio London EPG 721
BBC Radio Surrey EPG 722
BBC Radio Essex EPG 734

(Posted originally on one of Heathfields relays page, so applies to Heathfield and all of its relays)

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Richard Cooper
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10:56 AM
Norwich

Mark A: Hi, Mark. It may be of interest to some viewers of this ukfree.tv site that the BBC have recently announced that other regions in addition to your region will be getting more BBC Local radio via Freeview from Tuesday, here in the East we got ours n Monday the 6th. Here's the link:
BBC - Launching BBC Local Radio stations onto Freeview - Help Receiving TV and Radio
Regards, Richard, Norwich.

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Briantist
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11:34 AM

Richard Cooper: We've been looking forward to this for over 2 years. Better later than never - Are we going to get BBC local radio on Freeview in England?

However, there need to be some database and code changes to implement the overlaps in terms of coverage and LCNs. I hope to have them done by this weekend.

Thanks for the link..

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Transmitter engineering
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5:32 PM

HEATHFIELD transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 15:05 today to 15:09 today. [BBC]

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Sunday, 12 June 2016
Transmitter engineering
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5:32 AM

HEATHFIELD transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 15:05 yesterday to 15:09 yesterday. [BBC]

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Monday, 13 June 2016
Transmitter engineering
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11:32 AM

HEATHFIELD transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 15:05 on 11 Jun to 15:09 on 11 Jun. [BBC]

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