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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.

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C48- (689.8MHz)171mDTG-4,000W
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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

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C35 (586.0MHz)171mDTG-4,000W
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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),

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C36 (594.0MHz)171mDTG-4,000W
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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

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C33 (570.0MHz)164mDTG-84,000W
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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

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C57 (762.0MHz)171mDTG-84,000W
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 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

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C32 (562.0MHz)171mDTG-84,000W
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 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

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C40 (626.0MHz)171mDTG-12400W
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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?

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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

tv_off Being removed from Freeview (for 5G use) after November 2020 / June 2022 - more
Table shows multiplexes names see this article;
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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
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.

Sunday, 14 July 2013
Dave Lindsay

1:59 PM

george rudd : Further to the above posting I checked out your location and found you live in a block of flats which appears to have a communal aerial on the side!

I would suggest that you should check with others in the block to see if they have lost COM5 which carries Pick TV, Dave, Really, Movie Mix and others.

It is possible that the communal aerial system is filtered and therefore there will be no possibility of your TV tuning to the signals from another transmitter (as described above) because they are blocked.

With that in mind it could be intereference from a 4G mobile base station operating at 800MHz which is just above the BBC standard definition services on C60. It is down to whoever is responsible for the aerial system to sort it out, by having an appropriate filter fitted.

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Dave Lindsay's 5,724 posts GB flag
Monday, 29 July 2013
11:02 PM

For a couple of weeks I have had Mux 2 ( C4, c4+1, E4 etc )flickering channel/black making it unwatcheable. I can see the Whitehawk transmitter from my window and get a very strong signal. All other channels are OK. I have retuned and scanned only the specified frequency and no change. Any advice? I use a Cinergy USB adapter into the PC.

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Monday, 5 August 2013
J Potton
6:27 PM

Since the thunder storms on Friday 2nd August in the morning my BBC channels are all now really bad and keep going pixelated or lose signal altogether. ALL other channels are fine! Ironic that the "free" channels are fine but the licence fee channels are gone - what exactly do I pay may licence for!!!!! Have tried retuning several times, checked all the cables. Short of paying an engineer to come out don't know what else to do!

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J Potton's 4 posts GB flag

9:57 PM

J Potton: Unfortunately, you've not surpplied a postcode, so it very difficult to give advice about reception, nor what transmitter your using. It could be that your aerial has a problem (or the cable from it), or (if you have a booster, splitter), that the storm frazzled it.

One other thing occurs - what is your signal strength? 75% is perfect, while 100% is far too high. If you have a booster, try bypassing it and see if it helps.

As far as the licence fee - it can't guarentee a signal - thats geography and physics.

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MikeB's 2,579 posts GB flag
Saturday, 24 August 2013
Lisa B
9:08 AM

Hi, I can't get any channels at all. We have freeview.
Roundhill Cresent Brighton
Thanks in advance.

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Linda Veness
10:03 AM

I live in RG14 5HT and since Thursday can get no BBC programmes. ITV is OK.
My neighbourts are OK.

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10:18 AM

Lisa B: do you have a rooftop aerial?

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Briantist's 38,899 posts GB flag

10:52 AM

Linda Veness: Engineering work has been taking place at Hannington since the 19th and with the services being liable to interruption, if your TV has been retuned (possibly automatically) at the time the BBC transmitter was down then this could be the reason for your problem.

You should carry out another auto-tune as this might restore the channel, if though it doesn't then carry out a "fist time installation", this also known as "factory reset" or "default setting" or similar.

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jb38's 7,179 posts GB flag
Lisa B
3:44 PM

Hi Briantist,
Yes I do have a rooftop aerial however I live in flats and I'm in the basement.
I've tried 2 different freeview boxes, a few days ago I could only get channels 18-22 and now nothing at all....just 'No Signal'

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Lisa B's 2 posts GB flag

4:38 PM

Lisa B: If this problem has just occurred then what you have said can indicate a fault on your aerial system, however if your box is coupled into a wall socket then try using another jumper lead, if though the aerial cable goes straight into your box then check the connector on the end of the coax for loose strands of the braiding shorting onto the middle core.

If you do find anything iffy about your aerial connections and have taken remedial action, then please remember that the channels will not return unless you carry out another an auto-tune.

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