Freeview Light on the Saltdean (Brighton and Hove, England) transmitter
Brian Butterworth first published this on - UK Free TV
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The symbol shows the location of the Saltdean (Brighton and Hove, England) transmitter which serves 1,500 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 problemsThe BBC and Digital UK report there are no faults or engineering work on the Saltdean (Brighton and Hove, England) transmitter.
Choose from three options: ■ List by multiplex ■ List by channel number ■ List by channel name_______
Which Freeview channels does the Saltdean 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.
Are you trying to watch these 43 Freeview channels?
The Saltdean (Brighton and Hove, England) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: 4seven, 5Action, 5STAR, 5USA, Al Jazeera Eng, Blaze, Blaze +1, CBS Reality, Challenge, Channel 5 +1, CITV, YAAAS!, Dave, Dave ja vu, DMAX, Drama +1, E4 Extra, Film4 +1, Food Network, GB News, GREAT! movies, GREAT! movies action, HGTV, HobbyMaker, ITV2 +1, ITV3 +1, ITV4 +1, ITVBe +1, Legend, PBS America, pick, Pop Player, Quest +1, Quest Red, Really, Sky News, Smithsonian Channel, Talking Pictures TV, TCC, That's TV (UK), Together TV, W, Yesterday +1.
If you want to watch these channels, your aerial must point to one of the 80 Full service Freeview transmitters. For more information see the will there ever be more services on the Freeview Light transmitters? page.
Which BBC and ITV regional news can I watch from the Saltdean transmitter?
BBC South East Today 0.8m homes 3.2%
from Tunbridge Wells TN1 1QQ, 41km north-northeast (28°)
to BBC South East region - 45 masts.
ITV Meridian News 0.9m homes 3.6%
from Whiteley PO15 7AD, 86km west (274°)
to ITV Meridian (South Coast) region - 39 masts.
All of lunch, weekend and 50% evening news is shared with all of Meridian plus Oxford
How will the Saltdean (Brighton and Hove, England) transmission frequencies change over time?
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tv_off Being removed from Freeview (for 5G use) after November 2020 / June 2022 - more
Table shows multiplexes names see this article;
green background for transmission frequencies
Notes: + and - denote 166kHz offset; aerial group are shown as A B C/D E K W T
waves denotes analogue; digital switchover was 7 Mar 12 and 21 Mar 12.
How do the old analogue and currrent digital signal levels compare?
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Local transmitter mapsSaltdean Freeview Whitehawk Hill TV region BBC South East Meridian (South Coast micro region)
• Breakfast ◊ Weekends ♦ Friday night and weekends † Weekdays only. Saltdean 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.
Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Whitehawk Hill transmitter area
Monday, 22 February 2021
Why are BBC channels reception so intermittent in BN2 8FN? This has been a problem for several months. All commercial channels reception are fine. I have this problem (via a loft aerial) and so does my neighbour (via outdoor roof aerial) so it has to be the local transmitter that is underpowered. Retuning makes no difference.
If its caused by atmospheric conditions then transmitter service is simply not good enough.
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There are no reports of problems with the transmitter either by Freeview or the BBC. You are predicted to get good reception by the Freeview Detailed Coverage Checker.
If you happened to retune when there was no or weak signal for some reason, you might have inadvertently got tuned to weaker signals from another transmitter.
Check in your TV's tuning section that you are tuned to the correct UHF channels for Saltdean, these are -
BBCA/PSB1 - C41, D3&4/PSB2 - C44, BBCB HD/PSB3 - C47 (C means UHF channel).
Your aerial should be pointing at a bearing of 55 degrees - that's 10 degrees E of NE and the rods (or squashed x's) should be vertical.
If the problems continue, post back, with more information about your aerial setup. Do you have a splitter/distribution amplifier? Does the problem occur on all sets? Are there any trees on the line of sight?
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