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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.

Are there any planned engineering works or unexpected transmitter faults on the Whitehawk Hill (Brighton and Hove, England) mast?

Whitehawk Hill transmitter - Whitehawk Hill transmitter: Possible effect on TV reception week commencing 20/05/2024 Pixelation or flickering on some or all channels Digital tick


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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-4,000W
Channel icons
1 BBC One (SD) South East, 2 BBC Two England, 9 BBC Four, 23 BBC Three, 201 CBBC, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, plus 16 others

PSB2
D3+4
 V max
C35 (586.0MHz)171mDTG-4,000W
Channel icons
3 ITV 1 (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, 26 ITV4, 28 ITVBe, 30 E4 +1, 35 ITV1 +1 (Meridian south coast),

PSB3
BBCB
 V max
C36 (594.0MHz)171mDTG-4,000W
Channel icons
46 5SELECT, 101 BBC One HD South East, 102 BBC Two HD England, 103 ITV 1 HD (ITV Meridian Southampton), 104 Channel 4 HD South ads, 105 Channel 5 HD, 106 BBC Four HD, 107 BBC Three HD, 204 CBBC HD, 205 CBeebies HD, plus 1 others

COM4
SDN
 V max
C33 (570.0MHz)164mDTG-84,000W
Channel icons
20 Drama, 21 5USA, 29 ITV2 +1, 32 5STAR, 33 5Action, 38 Channel 5 +1, 41 Legend, 42 GREAT! action, 57 Dave ja vu, 58 ITV3 +1, 59 ITV4 +1, 64 Blaze, 67 TRUE CRIME, 68 TRUE CRIME XTRA, 78 TCC, 81 Blaze +1, 83 Together TV, 91 WildEarth, 93 ITVBe +1, 209 Ketchup TV, 210 Ketchup Too, 211 YAAAS!, 267 Al Jazeera English, plus 30 others

COM5
ArqA
 V max
C57 (762.0MHz)171mDTG-84,000W
Channel icons
11 Sky Mix, 17 Really, 19 Dave, 31 E4 Extra, 36 Sky Arts, 40 Quest Red, 43 Food Network, 47 Film4 +1, 48 Challenge, 49 4seven, 60 Drama +1, 65 That's TV 2, 70 Quest +1, 74 Yesterday +1, 75 That's 90s, 233 Sky News, plus 11 others

COM6
ArqB
 V max
C32 (562.0MHz)171mDTG-84,000W
Channel icons
12 Quest, 25 W, 27 Yesterday, 34 GREAT! movies, 39 DMAX, 44 HGTV, 52 GREAT! romance, 56 That's TV (UK), 63 GREAT! romance mix, 71 That’s 60s, 73 HobbyMaker, 82 Talking Pictures TV, 84 PBS America, 235 Al Jazeera Eng, plus 18 others

LBN
 V -10dB
C40 (626.0MHz)171mDTG-12400W
Channel icons
from 8th July 2014: 7 Latest TV,

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)

The Whitehawk Hill (Brighton and Hove, England) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: .

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 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-80s1984-971997-981998-20122012-1316 Oct 2019
VHFC/D EEEC/D E TW T
C2BBCtvwaves
C34ArqA
C35C5wavesC5wavesD3+4
C36BBCB
C40_local
C48ArqBArqB
C51tv_offBBCB
C53tv_offC4wavesC4wavesC4wavesD3+4
C54tv_offLBN
C56tv_offArqA
C57tv_offBBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1wavesSDNSDN
C60tv_offITVwavesITVwavesITVwaves-BBCABBCA
C63BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2waves

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?

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
Friday, 20 January 2012
Transmitter engineering
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9:31 PM

WHITEHAWK HILL transmitter - Analogue BBC ONE Off Air from 10:19 today to 10:27 today BBC ONE Weak Signal from 10:24 today to 15:42 today BBC TWO Off Air from 10:19 today to 10:22 today [BBC]

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Monday, 23 January 2012
Transmitter engineering
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12:33 PM

WHITEHAWK HILL transmitter - Analogue BBC ONE Off Air from 10:19 on 20 Jan to 10:27 on 20 Jan BBC ONE Weak Signal from 10:24 on 20 Jan to 15:42 on 20 Jan BBC TWO Off Air from 10:19 on 20 Jan to 10:22 on 20 Jan [BBC]

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12:33 PM

WHITEHAWK HILL transmitter - Analogue BBC ONE Off Air from 10:19 on 20 Jan to 10:27 on 20 Jan BBC ONE Weak Signal from 10:24 on 20 Jan to 15:42 on 20 Jan BBC TWO Off Air from 10:19 on 20 Jan to 10:22 on 20 Jan [BBC]

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2:31 PM

WHITEHAWK HILL transmitter - Analogue BBC ONE Weak Signal from 10:24 on 20 Jan to 15:42 on 20 Jan BBC ONE Off Air from 10:19 on 20 Jan to 10:27 on 20 Jan BBC TWO Off Air from 10:19 on 20 Jan to 10:22 on 20 Jan [BBC]

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2:31 PM

WHITEHAWK HILL transmitter - Analogue BBC ONE Weak Signal from 10:24 on 20 Jan to 15:42 on 20 Jan BBC ONE Off Air from 10:19 on 20 Jan to 10:27 on 20 Jan BBC TWO Off Air from 10:19 on 20 Jan to 10:22 on 20 Jan [BBC]

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Wednesday, 25 January 2012
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Laura
7:49 PM

I've only just got round to looking this up now as someone at work said they've been having problems (I just assumed I had a duff freeview box, although it had worked well since I got it last Jan)...

For the last few months I've had no BBC1, 2 or 3, 5* or 5 USA. They come up in my menu, and the TV guide displats but there's no signal. Do I just have to wait until switch-over?

This is really annoying considering I'm mainly missing the BBC which are the only channels its mandatory to pay for!

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Thursday, 26 January 2012
Friday, 27 January 2012
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David C
12:22 PM
Bognor Regis

No question - just useful info. if others have my problem. Watching Freeview from Whitehawk on 5-yr old Toshiba 32WLT66, got message on screen last night inviting me to do a software upgrade. Accepted invite only to find myself in a loop where set couldn't find upgrade and just defaulted back to the original message repeatedly. Toshiba tell me it is an upgrade from another manufacturer that is confusing my set. Solution (which I'd discovered for myself) is to switch off the auto-upgrade option in the features menu.

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Dave Lindsay
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1:46 PM

David C: Someone else has posted a message about an issue with a Toshiba set giving notification of updates:

Freeview on Selkirk TV transmitter | ukfree.tv - independent free digital TV advice

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Saturday, 28 January 2012
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lee jackson
10:46 PM
Hastings

hi my post code is tn37 7eq and i have picked up this transmitter dose that meen i will switchch on 7th march

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