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 South East, 2 BBC Two England, 9 BBC Four, 201 CBBC, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, 601 BBC RB 1, plus 11 others 250 BBC Red Button, 700 BBC Radio 1, 701 BBC Radio 1Xtra, 702 BBC Radio 2, 703 BBC Radio 3, 704 BBC Radio 4, 707 BBC Radio 6 Music, 719 BBC Kent (BBC local radio), 720 BBC Sussex (BBC local radio), 722 BBC Surrey (BBC local radio), 734 BBC Essex (BBC local radio),
E4, 3 ITV (Meridian (South Coast micro region)), 5 Channel 5, 6 ITV 2, 10 ITV3, 15 Film4, 24 ITV4, 33 ITV +1 (Meridian south coast), 73 Sewing 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,
20 Drama, 21 5 USA, 30 5STAR, 37 Quest, 54 5SELECT, 57 Paramount Network, 61 True Entertainment, 63 Blaze, 66 CBS Reality, 70 Horror Channel, 80 Blaze +1, 203 CITV, 211 Ketchup TV, plus 17 others 16 QVC, 85 Hochanda, 260 CCTV, 261 Racing UK, 262 CONNECT 4, 263 SonLife, 264 VisionTV, 265 Planet Knowledge, 269 Arise News, 270 Loveworld, 670 ADULT Section (start), 671 Television X, 675 ADULT PARTY, 678 Xpanded TV promo, 724 Capital, 727 Absolute Radio, 728 Heart,
11 pick, 12 Dave, 17 Really, 32 Sony Movie Ch, 38 Quest Red, 41 Food Network, 46 Challenge, 48 Movies4Men, 72 YourTV, 233 Sky News, plus 9 others 40 Sony Crime Channel, 43 Gems TV, 49 TJC, 65 TBN UK, 252 Kiss Me TV, 253 Proud Dating, 673 ADULT smileTV3, 723 talkSPORT, 730 RNIB Connect,
18 4Music, 19 Yesterday, 25 Home, 31 5Spike, 39 CBS Action, 42 Travel Channel, 47 4seven, 62 True Christmas, 71 CBS Drama, 79 Dave ja vu, plus 19 others 22 Ideal World, 35 QVC Beauty, 36 QVC Style, 74 Jewellery Maker, 206 Pop, 234 RT, 672 ADULT smileTV2, 699 ADULT Section (end), 711 The Hits radio, 712 KISS FRESH, 713 Kiss, 714 KISSTORY, 715 Magic, 716 heat, 717 Kerrang!, 718 Smooth Radio, 725 Premier Radio, 731 Classic FM, 732 LBC,
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 0 Freeview HD 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: .
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?
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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orange background for multiplexes names more
green background for transmission frequencies
lilac background for power levels in watts
800MHz band: 4G mobile started in 2013
700MHz band: 4G from 30 June 2020more
600MHz band: new or moved digital TV services more
Notes: + and - denote 166kHz offset; aerial group are shown as A B C/D E K W
Italics for analogue, digital switchover was Wednesdays 7th March and 21st March 2012.
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
The owners/management of your complex are responsible for the maintenance of your aerial system. Contact them directly to have the problems attended to properly. There are no reported faults at your local transmitter at this time, though it was off-air durimhg the night of Sunday for engineering work related to changes of channels used. You may need to try a retune to recover the channels that may have been moved.
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5:43 PM Seaford
I am viewing from Seaford, BN25 2JH, picking up Newhaven and Whitehawk.
In the last day or so we have not been able to find COM4, usual automatic retuning. That seems to have happened since it moved to Channel 33. The other channels are pick up OK.
Is this just a Seaford problem, or is it more widespread?
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Many thanks Bob Higham, you have my eternal gratitude for publishing the channel change information relating to Whitehawk Hill.
Having lost the Sky News Channel I spent the best part of an afternoon trying to locate this information including contacting Freeview themselves who were unable to help.
As Bob says, these changes are temporary so it would be very useful to know where this information can be found, ideally before the changes take place. Can anybody help?
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Chris Gasgoine: I believe com4 is SDN and com6 is ARQ B.
If you click on the "digitaluk trade" link below Bob Higham's post, you will find that SDN is on UHF 32 and ARQ B is on UHF 33.
The 14 Mar 18 Retune event and future Retune events as well as Reception changes appropriate to his postcode will be found there.
You can enter your own postcode near the top of the page.
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David Hitchin & Chris Gasgoine: If you're having trouble receiving COM4 & COM6 from Whitehawk Hill following the frequency changes, you should contact the Freeview Advice Line (see link below) who can arrange for a new wideband aerial to be fitted (free of charge if you don't have satellite or cable).
Important changes to Freeview TV signals | Freeview
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Hi being in the aerial business for last thirty years, we have been fitting wide band aerials as standard for at least last 10 years, many customers did not have regional tuners in their TVs so high pass filters were used to reject signals from the Isle of Wight, these will now need to be removed !
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