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Full Freeview on the Hastings (East Sussex, England) transmitter

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

Other mapstxfvHastings FreeviewtxdabHastings DABtxradioHastings AM/FMtxregionHastings TV region
tx1BBC South Easttx3Meridian (East micro region)txdabxxDAB in East SussextxradioxxAM/FM in East Sussex

Is the transmitter output the same in all directions?

Radiation patterns withheld

What do the colours on the map mean?

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.


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Which Freeview channels does the Hastings 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.

MuxAerial positionFrequencyHeightModeWatts
PSB1
BBCA
 vertical max
C25 (506.0MHz)123m64QAM 8K 2/3
24.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
1,000W
Channel icons
1 BBC One South East, 2 BBC Two England, 7 BBC Three, 9 BBC Four, 120 CBBC, 121 CBeebies, 130 BBC News, 131 BBC Parliament, 601 BBC Red Button 1, plus 13 others

PSB2
D3+4
 vertical max
C28 (530.0MHz)123m64QAM 8K 2/3
24.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
1,000W
Channel icons
3 ITV (Meridian (East micro region)), 4 Channel 4 South ads, 5 Channel 5 Part Network ads, 6 ITV 2, 13 Channel 4 +1 South ads, 14 More 4, 15 Film 4, 28 E4, 33 ITV +1 (Meridian south coast),

PSB3
BBCB
 vertical max
C22 (482.0MHz)123m256QAM 32KE 2/3
40.2Mb/s DVB-T2 MPEG4
1,000W
Channel icons
45 Film 4 +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 BBC Three HD, 123 CBBC HD, plus 1 others

COM4
SDN
 vertical max
C23 (490.0MHz)121m64QAM 8K 3/4
27.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
1,000W
Channel icons
10 ITV 3, 20 Drama, 26 ITV Be, 27 ITV 2 +1, 30 5*, 31 5USA, 34 ITV 3 +1, 37 Quest, 44 Channel 5 +1, 55 Channel 5 +24, 61 True Entertainment, 62 ITV 4 +1, 66 CBS Reality, 122 CITV, plus 20 others

COM5
ArqA
 vertical max
C26 (514.0MHz)123m64QAM 8K 3/4
27.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
1,000W
Channel icons
 BBC Red Button 2, 11 pick, 12 Dave, 17 Really, 29 E4 +1, 32 Movie Mix, 41 Food Network, 42 Travel Channel, 46 Challenge, 48 Movies4Men, 63 Community Channel, 68 truTV, 69 truTV +1, 126 Tiny Pop, 132 Sky News, 242 Vintage TV, plus 16 others

COM6
ArqB
 vertical max
C30- (545.8MHz)123m64QAM 8K 3/4
27.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
1,000W
Channel icons
18 4Music, 19 Yesterday, 21 VIVA, 24 ITV 4, 25 Dave ja vu, 38 Quest +1, 47 4seven, 58 BT Sport 1 (not free), 59 BT Sport 2 (not free), 70 CBS Action, 133 Al Jazeera English, 135 RT English , plus 18 others



Are you trying to watch these 9 Freeview HD channels?

the effected 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: 4seven HD, Al Jazeera Arabic, Al Jazeera HD, BBC Four HD, BBC News HD, CBeebies HD, Channel 4+1 HD, Community Channel HD, Motors TV.

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
to BBC South East region - 45 masts.
regional news image
ITV Meridian News 0.7m homes 2.7%
from Maidstone ME14 5NZ, 46km north
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?

years1950s~851984-971997-981998-20122012-132013-182013-182019-
aerial groupVHFA KA KWA KA KA KK
C4BBCtv
C21A
C22BBC1BBC1BBC1BBCBBBCBBBCBSDN
C23SDNSDNSDN
C24-B
C25BBC2BBC2BBC2BBCABBCABBCAArqA
C26ArqAArqAArqA
C27-2
C28ITVITVITVD3+4D3+4D3+4ArqB
C30-ArqB-ArqB-ArqB
600C31-1
C32C4C4C4
C35C5C5
C41BBCB
C44D3+4
C47BBCA
700C60D
800C63C

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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, 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.

Comments
Monday, 13 October 2014
Transmitter engineering
4:32 AM

HASTINGS transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 00:28 today to 00:45 today. [BBC]

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Tuesday, 14 October 2014
Transmitter engineering
4:33 AM

HASTINGS transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 00:28 yesterday to 00:45 yesterday. [BBC]

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Wednesday, 15 October 2014
Transmitter engineering
4:33 AM

HASTINGS transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 00:28 on 13 Oct to 00:45 on 13 Oct. [BBC]

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Wednesday, 29 October 2014
Transmitter engineering
4:31 PM

HASTINGS transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 12:52 today to 13:01 today. [BBC]

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Thursday, 30 October 2014
Transmitter engineering
4:32 AM

HASTINGS transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 12:52 yesterday to 13:01 yesterday. [BBC]

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Friday, 31 October 2014
Transmitter engineering
4:32 AM

HASTINGS transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 12:52 on 29 Oct to 13:01 on 29 Oct. [BBC]

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