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Full Freeview 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. 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?

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
 H max
C52 (722.0MHz)298mDTG-320,000W
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
 H max
C49 (698.0MHz)298mDTG-320,000W
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
 H max
C47 (682.0MHz)298mDTG-620,000W
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
 H max
C42 (642.0MHz)298mDTG-820,000W
Channel icons
10 ITV 3, 20 Drama, 21 5USA, 26 ITV Be, 27 ITV 2 +1, 30 5*, 34 ITV 3 +1, 37 Quest, 44 Channel 5 +1, 55 Channel 5 +24, 61 True Entertainment, 62 ITV 4 +1, 66 CBS Reality, 72 ITV Be +1, 122 CITV, 242 Vintage TV, plus 25 others

COM5
ArqA
 H max
C44 (658.0MHz)300mDTG-820,000W
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, 68 truTV, 69 truTV +1, 126 Tiny Pop, 132 Sky News, plus 18 others

COM6
ArqB
 H max
C41 (634.0MHz)300mDTG-820,000W
Channel icons
18 4Music, 19 Yesterday, 24 ITV 4, 25 Dave ja vu, 31 Spike , 38 Quest +1, 47 4seven, 58 BT Sport 1 (not free), 64 CBS Action, 70 Horror Channel, 74 VIVA, 133 Al Jazeera English, 135 RT English , plus 18 others



DTG-3 64QAM 8K 2/324.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
DTG-6 256QAM 32KE 2/340.2Mb/s DVB-T2 MPEG4
DTG-8 64QAM 8K 3/427.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)

Are you trying to watch these 10 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, 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

orange background for multiplexes names more
green background for transmission frequencies
lilac background for power levels in watts
800MHz band: 4G mobile started in 2013
700MHz band: possible 4G in 2019 more
600MHz band: new or moved digital TV services more
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.
Click/touch here to read How do the old analogue and currrent digital signal levels compare?Analogue 1-4 100kWSDN, ARQA,
Click/touch here to read Other mapsHeathfield Freeview, Heathfield DAB, Heathfield AM/FM, Heathfield TV region, BBC South Eas
Click/touch here to read Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Heathfield transmitter areaAug 1958-Jan 19
Click/touch here to read Is the transmitter output the same in all directions?Radiation patterns withheld

Comments
Tuesday, 19 May 2015
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Kevin Farley
2:22 PM

I live in Oxted all the people around me have had very poor reception for years but the last few weeks it is absolutely useless.
I am using catch up or Iplayer.

It seems from other comments we are not the only ones.

I plan to go satelite and cancel my License fee.
I have tried unplugging and resetting woith marginally improved results but really stil unwatchable

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MikeB
6:47 PM

Kevin Farley: You havn't given a postcode, so we have no idea how good your reception is supposed to be. You need to tell us what transmitter your actually tuned to, what the signal strength is, and when the problem occurs. It could well be that your in a marginal spot, but you've got a problem with your system, which means its gone completely.

You can go satellite if you like, but you will still have to pay your licence fee - which of course has no bearing on your quality of signal.

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MikeP
10:48 PM Trowbridge

Oxted Post Office has a code of RH8 9EH. Some of Oxted is served from Heathfield but there are huge areas not served by this.

Kevin Farley, if you can give us a more accurate post code, someone contributing to this website may be able to work out which transmitter(s) is most suited to your exact location.

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jb38
11:44 PM Oxted

Kevin Farley : Although as MikeP has mentioned, a post code is really required in the interests of accuracy, however according to DUK's reception predictor the post code of RH8 9EH is best served by Crystal palace (@ 12miles) and with Reigate (@ 9 miles) being second best, Heathfield (@ 22 miles) not being receivable except for D&4 and SDN, although both are indicated with a status of poor.

It should also be pointed out, that only Crystal Palace and Reigate's PSB multiplexes are indicated with the status of good, all COM's from both stations having the status of variable.

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