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Full Freeview on the Heathfield (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 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.

Other mapstxfvHeathfield FreeviewtxdabHeathfield DABtxradioHeathfield AM/FMtxregionHeathfield 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 Heathfield 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
 horizontal max
C52 (722.0MHz)298m64QAM 8K 2/3
24.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
20,000W
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, 301 BBC Red Button 1, plus 13 others

PSB2
D3+4
 horizontal max
C49 (698.0MHz)298m64QAM 8K 2/3
24.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
20,000W
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
 horizontal max
C47 (682.0MHz)298m256QAM 32KE 2/3
40.2Mb/s DVB-T2 MPEG4
20,000W
Channel icons
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
 horizontal max
C42 (642.0MHz)298m64QAM 8K 3/4
27.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
20,000W
Channel icons
10 ITV 3, 20 Drama, 25 Dave ja vu, 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 21 others

COM5
ArqA
 horizontal max
C44 (658.0MHz)300m64QAM 8K 3/4
27.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
20,000W
Channel icons
 BBC Red Button 2, 11 pick, 12 Dave, 17 Really, 29 E4 +1, 32 Movie Mix, 38 Quest +1, 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 11 others

COM6
ArqB
 horizontal max
C41 (634.0MHz)300m64QAM 8K 3/4
27.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
20,000W
Channel icons
18 4Music, 19 Yesterday, 21 VIVA, 24 ITV 4, 45 Film 4 +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 22 others



Are you trying to watch these 9 Freeview HD channels?

the effected 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: 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 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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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.



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John Mitchell
Thursday 7 August 2014 12:38PM

Hi Dave

Thanks for your info on the Heathfield transmitter.

Unfortunately, according to this website, it is unable to accommodate COM7 and thus many people in E Sussex will never be able to receive BBC4HD on freeview. The website does suggest pointing the aerial to another transmitter. However, in my locality I understand from another respondant to my comment, that I would have to have my aerial some 600 feet above sea level. As I am only 80 feet above, I don't see this being a practical solution!

Ok, I can use my sky box to receive BBC 4HD but cannot record it in HD onto my Panasonic freeview bluray recorder as it only has scart inputs for recording from external devices and even these are not RGB!

I suppose the beeb could use the BBC 3 carrier if it is closed down although I don't suppose it will, as 70% of the population can apparently receive BBC4 in HD. This, in spite of the fact that we all pay the same license fee!

Such is life.


I Suppose it is possible that if BBC3 is discontinued, then BBC4HD could go out on that channel but I don't suppose the beeb would bother, if 70% of the population is getting it already. Never mind that the rest of us are still paying the full license fee!


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Aaron
Saturday 30 August 2014 6:50PM

Which website says Heathfield will not receive COM7?

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Transmitter engineering
Saturday 27 September 2014 4:33AM

HEATHFIELD transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 13:06 on 25 Sep to 13:09 on 25 Sep. [BBC]

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SteveK
Tuesday 30 September 2014 2:08AM Haywards Heath

New full HD TV. Really annoyed to find that only restricted number of HD channels being transmitted from Heathfield, especially by lack of BBC4HD. Is this area of the country so insignificant!
Crystal Palace not an option for me.
SD TV looks poor on HD TV.

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Dave Lindsay
Tuesday 30 September 2014 1:58PM

SteveK: The point is that the new HD channels are on a quasi-national basis, just as pre-switchover Freeview was. Indeed, they are effectively in "pre-switchover" mode.

Not everyone can receive all standard definition Freeview channels because they aren't carried from all transmitters. For example, those using the Haywards Heath relay only get the PSB channels. By the same token not everyone can receive the new HD channels.

It is about serving as many people as possible at least possible cost. Plus, international clearance is required.

As you may know, the only place you will receive the new channels from, if at all, is Crystal Palace. If Crystal Palace is "not an option" for you because there's a tree or building in the way then you will have to look to satellite TV for these services. If you regard Crystal Palace as "not an option" because it doesn't provide your desired regional programming, but it is otherwise receiveable (and the new lower-powered HD mux is receivable) then you could go down the route of having a second aerial installed and the feed combined with your Heathfield aerial in order to receive South East regional programming and COM7 and COM8 HD muxes.

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Transmitter engineering
Friday 10 October 2014 10:32PM

HEATHFIELD transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 20:45 today to 20:52 today, BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 20:02 today to 20:07 today. [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering
Sunday 12 October 2014 4:31PM

HEATHFIELD transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 20:45 on 10 Oct to 20:52 on 10 Oct, BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 20:02 on 10 Oct to 20:07 on 10 Oct. [BBC]

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SteveK
Wednesday 15 October 2014 9:01AM Haywards Heath

Although it is not the ideal scenario, there's also the BBC iPlayer option for BBC4 HD. Fortunately this seems to work well for me on my Smart TV. Also, programming made in HD but transmitted in SD from Heathfield is much better than SD programming.

We seem to be heading towards internet TV.

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MikeP
Wednesday 15 October 2014 9:37PM Trowbridge

SteveK
Sadly a significant proportion of the UK does not have a fast enough connection for Internet TV just yet and some areas never will because of the way the commercial fibre roll out was governed by the profit motive and the BDUK approach is not reaching the more difficult areas for a long while yet, if at all. (Ours in Wiltshire struggles to atain 2.5 Mbps which is barely fast enough for SD, let alone HD!) Some parts are just too remote and too thinly populated to get a speedy connection. Sadly, they are also the places that are not getting the Freeview COM signlas either!
So some will get IPTV probably and others will not. Geography and commercial interests getting in the way of universal TV recption again.

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