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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 problems

The 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
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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.

MuxH/VFrequencyHeightModeWatts
PSB1
BBCA
 V -1.9dB
C41 (634.0MHz)64mDTG-326W
Channel icons
1 BBC One (SD) South East, 2 BBC Two England, 9 BBC Four, 201 CBBC, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, 601 BBC Red Button, plus 15 others

PSB2
D3+4
 V max
C44 (658.0MHz)64mDTG-340W
Channel icons
3 ITV (SD) (Meridian (South Coast micro region)), 4 Channel 4 (SD) South ads, 5 Channel 5, 6 ITV 2, 10 ITV3, 13 E4, 14 Film4, 15 Channel 4 +1 South ads, 18 More4, 24 ITV4, 33 ITV +1 (Meridian south coast),

PSB3
BBCB
 V max
C47 (682.0MHz)64mDTG-640W
Channel icons
74 Shopping Quarter , 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 Channel 5 HD, 204 CBBC HD, plus 1 others

DTG-3 64QAM 8K 2/3 24.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
DTG-6 256QAM 32KE 2/3 40.2Mb/s DVB-T2 MPEG4
H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)

Are you trying to watch these 51 Freeview channels?

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The Saltdean (Brighton and Hove, England) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: 4Music, 4seven, 5SELECT, 5STAR, 5USA, Aljazeera English, BBC Four HD, BBC News HD, Blaze, Blaze +1, CBeebies HD, CBS Drama, CBS Justice, CBS Reality, Together TV +1, Challenge, Channel 5 +1, CITV, Dave, Dave ja vu, DMAX, Drama, E4 +1, Film4 +1, Food Network, Forces TV, FreeSports, HGTV, Horror Channel, ITV2 +1, ITV3 +1, ITV4 +1, ITVBe +1, More4 +1, NOW 80s, Paramount Network, PBS America +1, pick, Quest +1, Quest Red, Quest Red +1, Really, RT HD, Sky Arts, Sky News, Smithsonian Channel, Sony Movies Action, Talking Pictures TV, TCC, Together TV, 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?

regional news image
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.
regional news image
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?

1984-971997-981998-20122012-1316 Oct 2019
EEEC/D E TB E K T
C41BBCA
C44D3+4
C47C4wavesC4wavesC4wavesBBCB
C51tv_offBBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1waves
C54tv_offD3+4
C55tv_offITVwavesITVwavesITVwavesBBCA
C58tv_offBBCB
C66BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2waves

tv_off Being removed from Freeview (for 5G use) after November 2020 - 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?

D3+4, BBCB 40W
BBCA(-1.9dB) 26W
Analogue 1-4(-4.6dB) 14W

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Whitehawk Hill 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. 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.

Comments
Wednesday, 4 April 2012
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Kent Smith
3:36 AM
Brighton

I will be working on my tv aerial.

It has a booster permanently fitted and on all the time - 240V.

Must it be swithed off while I am working on the aerial?

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jb38
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7:43 AM

Kent Smith: If the booster is not actually mounted on the aerial itself but on the support mast then there is no need to switch the boosters power off, as there isnt any voltage on the connections to the aerial.

That said though, "if" working on your aerial involves high level roof working then purely for your own safety you should switch all power off just in case there is any mains leakage through the power unit that could give a slight tingle if you touch something else whilst holding the aerial.

Although I might have given this qualification, mains leakage through mast head power supplies is an extremely unlikely thing to happen as I have never experienced one that doesnt use a double wound transformer.

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Mike Dimmick
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12:11 PM

Kent Smith: typically mast-head amplifiers actually run on a much lower DC voltage, typically 12V. The power supply for the amplifier converts from 240V AC to the DC voltage.

It's still not a great idea to work with it with the power on, though!

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Kent Smith
12:16 PM
Brighton

I think the booster must be under the black plastic dipole cover. Can't see it elsewhere.

Any change in the advice

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Kent Smith
12:27 PM
Brighton

Sorry, wrong information.

I have just followed the aerial cable, the amplifier is in the house.


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jb38
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4:53 PM

Kent Smith: No problem!

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Thursday, 5 April 2012
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Kent Smith
4:30 AM
Brighton

Are you saying turn the amplifier off before working on the aerial, or leave it on if you like, it does not really matter.

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Saturday, 7 April 2012
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Howard J. Bates
2:36 AM
Brighton

Regarding aerials

There is a balck plastic vertical cover close to the back of the aerial on the main shaft. Is the dipole within this cover?

How do the directors propogate the signal?

Why are they (directors) sometimes called parasitic?

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jb38
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7:47 AM

Kent Smith: My latter comment was really being said purely from the ultimate "safety to the person" point of view if working at heights, as the actual booster cannot be damaged if you leave it switched on whilst working on an aerial as there is no voltage on the aerial side of the booster to short circuit.

When you had asked the original question you didn't actually define as to whether or not you were enquiring from a danger of damaging the booster point of view or your question was one of personal safety.

When I referred to a slight tingle, this is what many people have experienced if they are holding a metal coax plug in their hand and touch the socket on the equipment they intend to insert the plug into, its not dangerous but could be if holding onto something metallic on a roof at the time, although the power supplies used for boosters is technically safer to the non- transformer types as have been used in domestic entertainment equipment from about 25 years ago to the present.

In other words, a person will NOT get the tingle referred to if dealing with an older fashioned and "heavy" VCR recorder, these being heavy because of using transformers.


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Sunday, 8 April 2012
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A
12:16 PM

Can someone tell me where the dipole is on this aerial?

RX - Yagi UHF TV Aerials | Antiference

Thanks (BN28AG)

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