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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. Click to recheck [+] 

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The symbol shows the location of the Heathfield (East Sussex, England) transmitter which serves 170,000 homes.

Other mapstxdabHeathfield DABtxradioHeathfield AM/FMtxregionHeathfield TV regiontx1BBC South East
tx3Meridian (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, 70 CBBC, 71 CBeebies, 80 BBC News, 81 BBC Parliament, 301 BBC Red Button 1, plus 12 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
73 CBBC HD, 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, 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, 66 CBS Reality, 72 CITV, plus 20 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, 82 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), 83 Al Jazeera English, 85 RT English , 90 CBS Action, plus 20 others



Are you trying to watch these 8 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.

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 moregreen background for transmission frequencieslilac background for power levels in watts800MHz band: 4G mobile to start in 2013700MHz band: possible 4G in 2019 more600MHz 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.

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!


A
Aaron
Saturday 30 August 2014 6:50PM

Which website says Heathfield will not receive COM7?

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