Full Freeview on the Whitehawk Hill (Brighton and Hove, England) transmitter
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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 problemsThe BBC and Digital UK report there are no faults or engineering work on the Whitehawk Hill (Brighton and Hove, England) transmitter.
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.
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, 250 BBC Red Button, plus 15 others 700 BBC Radio 1, 701 BBC Radio 1Xtra, 702 BBC Radio 2, 703 BBC Radio 3, 704 BBC Radio 4 (FM), 705 BBC Radio 5 Live, 706 BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra, 707 BBC Radio 6 Music, 708 BBC Radio 4 Extra, 709 BBC Asian Network, 710 BBC World Service, 719 BBC Kent (BBC local radio), 720 BBC Sussex (BBC local radio), 722 BBC Surrey (BBC local radio), 734 BBC Essex (BBC local radio),
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),
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, 109 BBC Three HD, 204 CBBC HD, 205 CBeebies HD, plus 1 others 66 TBN UK,
20 Drama, 21 5USA, 29 ITV2 +1, 32 5STAR, 33 5Action, 38 Channel 5 +1, 41 Legend, 42 Great! Movies Action, 57 Dave ja vu, 58 ITVBe +1, 59 ITV3 +1, 64 Blaze, 67 CBS Reality, 69 HorrorXtra, 78 TCC, 81 Blaze +1, 89 ITV4 +1, 91 WildEarth, 203 CITV, 208 Pop Player, 209 Ketchup TV, 210 Ketchup Too, 211 YAAAS!, plus 16 others Racing TV, Kiss Chat & Date, Proud Dating, ADULT Xpanded2, 16 QVC, 22 TJC, 37 QVC2, 237 TalkTV, 263 SonLife, 264 VisionTV, 265 On Demand 365, 269 Arise News, 670 ADULT Section (start), 724 Capital, 727 Absolute Radio, 728 Heart,
Smithsonian Channel, 11 Sky Arts, 17 Really, 19 Dave, 31 E4 Extra, 36 pick, 40 Quest Red, 43 Food Network, 47 Film4 +1, 48 Challenge, 49 4seven, 60 Drama +1, 70 Quest +1, 71 That's 60s, 74 Yesterday +1, 75 That's 70s, 233 Sky News, plus 9 others CRAFT EXTRA , 45 Gems TV, 85 Create and Craft, 673 ADULT smileTV3, 723 talkSPORT, 730 RNIB Connect, 731 Classic FM, 732 LBC, 733 Trans World Radio,
Quest Red +1, Classic Hits, 12 Quest, 25 W, 27 Yesterday, 34 GREAT! movies, 39 DMAX, 44 HGTV, 52 GREAT! romance, 73 HobbyMaker, 76 That's 80s, 82 Talking Pictures TV, 83 Together TV, 84 PBS America, 90 Together TV +1, 235 Al Jazeera Eng, plus 19 others ADULT smileTV2, ADULT Studio 66, QVC Style, 50 GREAT! tv, 51 Ideal World, 72 Jewellery Maker, 206 Pop, 674 ADULT Babestn, 678 Xpanded TV, 699 ADULT Section, 711 Hits Radio, 712 KISS FRESH, 713 KISS, 714 KISSTORY, 715 Magic, 716 Greatest Hits Radio, 717 Kerrang!, 718 Smooth Radio, 725 Premier Radio,
from 8th July 2014: 7 Latest TV,
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?
BBC South East Today 0.8m homes 3.2%
from Tunbridge Wells TN1 1QQ, 43km northeast (36°)
to BBC South East region - 45 masts.
How will the Whitehawk Hill (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?
|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
jay: Briantist's links are a bit out-of-date.
Basically, three of the four multiplexes that were changed to a more robust, but lower-capacity, mode in 2002, will return to a higher-capacity mode. Indeed two of them, along with one that didn't change in 2002, will now go to an even higher-capacity mode.
The pattern currently is:
Mux 1, B, C and D: 18 Mbit/s
Mux 2 and A: 24 Mbit/s
Total: 120 Mbit/s
BBC A (Mux 1) and D3&4 (Mux 2): 24 Mbit/s
BBC B (Mux B): DVB-T2, HD, 40 Mbit/s
SDN, ArqA and ArqB (A, C and D): DVB-T 27 Mbit/s
Total (SD): 129 Mbit/s
Total: 169 Mbit/s
The BBC have already cleared nearly everything off Mux B, by closing some services, compressing what was previously on Mux 1 slightly more heavily (though not as much as the other multiplexes), and moving some streams across. What now remains, of the BBC channels, will easily fit in the additional 6 Mbps of space on BBC A after the mode change. BBC Four and CBeebies time-share a slot, BBC Parliament uses a smaller slot (it runs at a lower resolution, if I recall), and each radio station uses about 256 kbps.
Clearing that space gave the BBC the opportunity to sublet some capacity, to allow services that would use the extra space on ArqA or ArqB after switchover to launch early. BT have leased some of the space to carry Sky Sports 1 and 2. These will move to ArqB at switchover.
Channel 5 and S4C have already made their moves from Mux A to Mux 2, that happened in September 2009. No BBC services will now be going to Mux 2.
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I had problems with downstairs tv .built in Freeview.set ...pixillating, no signal and missing channels every now and again ...I did all the checks and before going to any great expense..I got a new aerial cable for £4.00 and HEY PRESTO ...missing channels returned, pixillating stopped ...and all has been well for 8 months.
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jo's: mapJ's Freeview map terrainJ's terrain plot wavesJ's frequency data J's Freeview Detailed Coverage
jo: That's good news then! although with you being located at about only 4 miles or so away from the transmitter you will now need to hope that your signal isn't just that little bit too good come March 7th when Whitehawk Hill switches over to higher powered operation, that is from its present ERP of 200watts up to 4Kw, as an overpower-full signal can also cause problems in the receiving equipments tuner, symptoms of being exactly the same as to a weak one.
Easily rectified though simply by the with addition of an attenuator (£4.00 or so) in line with the aerial socket of the TV.
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