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The symbol shows the location of the Whitehawk Hill (Brighton and Hove, England) transmitter which serves 96,000 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 Whitehawk Hill (Brighton and Hove, England) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Whitehawk Hill 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 max
C48- (689.8MHz)171mDTG-34,000W
Channel icons
1 BBC One (SD) South East, 2 BBC Two England, 9 BBC Four, 201 CBBC SD, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, 250 BBC Red Button, plus 15 others

PSB2
D3+4
 V max
C35 (586.0MHz)171mDTG-34,000W
Channel icons
3 ITV (SD) (Meridian (South Coast micro region)), 4 Channel 4 (SD) South ads, 5 Channel 5 (SD), 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), 45 Film4 +1,

PSB3
BBCB
 V max
C36 (594.0MHz)171mDTG-64,000W
Channel icons
86 More4 +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 Channel 5 HD, 204 CBBC HD,

COM4
SDN
 V max
C33 (570.0MHz)164mDTG-84,000W
Channel icons
 Spotlight TV, 12 Quest, 20 Drama, 21 5USA, 27 ITV2 +1, 30 5STAR, 34 ITV3 +1, 40 Movies4Men, 44 Channel 5 +1, 54 Paramount Network, 55 5SELECT, 58 ITVBe +1, 59 ITV4 +1, 63 Blaze, 66 CBS Reality, 70 Horror Channel, 76 Quest +1, 77 TCC, 80 Blaze +1, 203 CITV, 211 Ketchup TV, plus 21 others

COM5
ArqA
 V max
C57 (762.0MHz)171mDTG-84,000W
Channel icons
11 pick, 17 Really, 19 Dave, 28 E4 +1, 32 Sony Movie Channel, 38 Quest Red, 41 Food Network, 46 Challenge, 72 YourTV, 89 Together TV, 233 Sky News, plus 10 others

COM6
ArqB
 V max
C32 (562.0MHz)171mDTG-84,000W
Channel icons
25 Yesterday, 29 4Music, 31 5Spike, 37 DMAX, 39 CBS Justice, 42 Home, 47 4seven, 71 CBS Drama, 73 Sewing Quarter, 79 Dave ja vu, 81 Talking Pictures TV, 235 AlJazeera English (SD), plus 16 others

LBN
 V -10dB
C54 (738.0MHz)171mDTG-12400W
Channel icons
from 8th July 2014: 7 Latest TV,

DTG-3 64QAM 8K 2/3 24.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
DTG-6 256QAM 32KE 2/3 40.2Mb/s DVB-T2 MPEG4
DTG-8 64QAM 8K 3/4 27.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
DTG-12 QSPK 8K 3/4 8.0Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)

Are you trying to watch these 19 Freeview HD channels?

the effected channels
the effected channels

The Whitehawk Hill (Brighton and Hove, 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, 5STAR +1, 5USA +1, Aljazeera English HD, BBC Four HD, BBC News HD, CBeebies HD, CBS Reality +1, Channel 4+1 HD, Forces TV, Freesports, NOW 80s, Now 90s, PBS America, Pick +1, Together TV +1, Quest Red +1, RT HD, Smithsonian 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 Whitehawk Hill transmitter?

regional news image
BBC South East Today 0.8m homes 3.2%
from Tunbridge Wells TN1 1QQ, 43km northeast (36°)
to BBC South East region - 45 masts.
regional news image
ITV Meridian News 0.9m homes 3.6%
from Whiteley PO15 7AD, 80km 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 Whitehawk Hill (Brighton and Hove, England) transmission frequencies change over time?

1950s-80s1984-971997-981998-20122012-132013-182013-1716 Oct 2019
VHFC/D EEEC/D E TC/D E TC/D E TW T
C2BBCtvwaves
C34ArqA
C35C5wavesC5wavesD3+4
C36BBCB
C40_local
C48BArqBArqBArqBArqB
C50tv_off2
C51tv_offBBCBBBCBBBCB
C53tv_offC4wavesC4wavesC4wavesD3+4D3+4D3+4
C54tv_offLBNLBN
C55tv_offA
C56tv_offArqAArqAArqA
C57tv_offBBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1wavesSDNSDNSDNSDN
C58tv_off+C
C60tv_offITVwavesITVwavesITVwaves-BBCA-BBCA-BBCABBCA
C61+D
C63BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2waves
C661

tv_off Being removed from Freeview (for 5G use) by 30 June 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?

Analogue 1-4 10kW
Analogue 5(-3dB) 5kW
SDN, ARQA, ARQB, BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-4dB) 4kW
Mux B*(-10dB) 1000W
Mux 2*, Mux C*, Mux D*, LBN(-14dB) 400W
Mux 1*, Mux A*(-17dB) 200W

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. Whitehawk Hill 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
Monday, 10 January 2011
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

9:41 AM

WHITEHAWK HILL transmitter - Over the next week Whitehawk Hill main transmitter: TV (analogue) working normally, TV (digital) Possible weak signal, Radio (analogue) working normally, Radio (digital) working normally. [DUK]

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Friday, 14 January 2011
Clare McNeil
9:09 PM
Hove

Hi I am not receiving BBC1, BBC2, BBC3 BBC 24h hour news channel properly. I have had an engineer out to ensure my TV is fine. Either I get blocking (no signal) or picture & audio break up. The channels are effected mostly between 8pm -10pm. This has just started last week. Please help can't spend a year watching TV like this. Thank you.

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Clare McNeil's 16 posts GB
Sunday, 16 January 2011
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page
7:07 PM

mine is the same clare, its been shocking this week, and if you re-tune you lose the channels totally. i hope it will clear up soon.

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Clare McNeil
8:58 PM
Hove

Hi Page thank you, I was beginning to think I was the only one. Yesterday & tonight, thankfully, the BBC signal has been OK. Maybe the Whitehawk Hill transmitter engineering works have finished. Hopefully it should be OK now - dare I say it. But I agree this week the BBC signal has been shocking. I will still monitor the situation just in case.

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Clare McNeil's 16 posts GB
Monday, 17 January 2011
Briantist
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

8:18 AM

Clare McNeil: That is what "TV (digital) Possible weak signal" means.

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Clare McNeil
10:53 AM
Hove

Hi Brianist, thank you for answering. Can you please tell how long this situation is to continue - "TV (digital) Possible weak signal" please?

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Mike B
11:26 AM

Hi - The website clearly states that all is back to normal with Whitehawk today? Can you please confirm this is actually the case as I still cannot get ITV1, Channels 4 & 5, or ITV3 on my system which previously worked fine.
[I'm in Kemp Town with clear line of sight to the transmitter!]

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Mike B's 2 posts GB
Clare McNeil
11:27 AM
Hove

Hi Brianist, my analogue signal was awful too according to my engineer. I have tweeted you just now, but its hard to get across what you want to say 140 characters. Please may I ask a)Was the poor signal analogue & digital due to the engineering works on Whitehawk Hill Transmitter b) Have those engineering works now finished c) If so will my signal both analogue & digital return to normal service now? d) will you let us know on here if there will further problems? Thank you for your time. I am sorry I am not technically minded at all - I just wanted to watch my TV like I did b4 with good signal. Thank you.

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Clare McNeil's 16 posts GB
Alex
sentiment_satisfiedBronze

12:07 PM

Whitehawk will be on reduced power until the 21st in order to accomodate some engineering. then there's a bit more work happening on the 25th (affecting radio and channel 5).

A

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Mike B
12:55 PM
Brighton

Thanks Alex
Can you tell us what the reduced power is affecting e.g. all digital signals, ITV or what?
It doesn't help when the webpage reports:
"This transmitter has no reported problems"
I could be spending a fortune getting an engineer out when I don't have a problem :-?
Cheers
Mike

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