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Are there any planned engineering works or unexpected transmitter faults on the Hastings (East Sussex, England) mast?

HASTINGS transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 02:45 on 19 Jul to 03:50 on 19 Jul. BBC


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

Other mapstxdabHastings DABtxradioHastings AM/FMtxregionHastings 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 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, 70 CBBC Channel, 71 CBeebies, 80 BBC News, 81 BBC Parliament, 301 BBC Red Button 1, plus 12 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
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
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C23 (490.0MHz)121m64QAM 8K 3/4
27.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
1,000W
Channel icons
10 ITV 3, 20 Drama, 25 Dave ja vu, 26 ITV 4 +1, 27 ITV 2 +1, 30 5*, 31 5USA, 34 ITV 3 +1, 37 Quest, 39 The Zone, 44 Channel 5 +1, 55 Channel 5 +24, 61 True Entertainment, 66 CBS Reality, 72 CITV, plus 19 others

COM5
ArqA
 vertical max
C26 (514.0MHz)123m64QAM 8K 3/4
27.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
1,000W
Channel icons
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, 82 Sky News, 302 BBC Red Button 2, plus 10 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, 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 , plus 20 others



Are you trying to watch these 8 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.

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

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, 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.



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Friday 11 April 2014 11:32AM

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Saturday 12 April 2014 1:34AM

HASTINGS transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 09:46 yesterday to 09:56 yesterday. [BBC]

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Sunday 13 April 2014 1:28AM

HASTINGS transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 09:46 on 11 Apr to 09:56 on 11 Apr. [BBC]

Transmitter engineering
Monday 21 July 2014 10:31AM

HASTINGS transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 02:45 on 19 Jul to 03:50 on 19 Jul, BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 20:29 on 18 Jul to 20:52 on 18 Jul. [BBC]

Transmitter engineering
Wednesday 23 July 2014 4:32AM

HASTINGS transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 02:45 on 19 Jul to 03:50 on 19 Jul. [BBC]

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