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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
Thursday, 12 September 2019
MikeP
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5:39 PM

David Shelton:

Put her full post code into http://www.digitaluk.co.uk/coveragechecker/, add her house name/number and select the Detailed option. Then press go and check the list given. It will be the channel numbers, as used by most TV sets. If hers requires actual frequencies, the look at a channel to frequency guide, such as that at https://www.digitalspy.com/tech/terrestrial/a12613/uhf-channel-and-frequency-guide/.



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Sunday, 15 September 2019
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Chris
5:44 PM

David Shelton:
From October 16:

1=Mux1-C48,690000,0,8
2=Mux2-C35,586000,0,8
3=MuxA-C36,594000,0,8
4=MuxB-C32,562000,0,8
5=MuxC-C34,578000,0,8
6=MuxD-C33,570000,0,8

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Chris's 2 posts US
Friday, 27 September 2019
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

5:08 AM

WHITEHAWK HILL transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 00:02 today, HD Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 00:02 today. [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering
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8:08 AM

WHITEHAWK HILL transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 00:02 today to 05:43 today, HD Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 00:02 today to 05:43 today. [BBC]

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Saturday, 28 September 2019
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

5:08 AM

WHITEHAWK HILL transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 00:02 yesterday to 05:43 yesterday, HD Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 00:02 yesterday to 05:43 yesterday. [BBC]

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Sunday, 29 September 2019
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

5:08 AM

WHITEHAWK HILL transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 00:02 on 27 Sep to 05:43 on 27 Sep, HD Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 00:02 on 27 Sep to 05:43 on 27 Sep. [BBC]

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Thursday, 17 October 2019
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Steve Hampton
7:16 AM

The channel information on the https://ukfree.tv/transmitters/tv/Whitehawk_Hill page
does not match up.
The "Which Freeview channels does the Whitehawk Hill transmitter broadcast?"does not match with
the "How will the Whitehawk Hill (Brighton and Hove, England) transmission frequencies change over time?"
for the current date

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Chris.SE
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9:41 AM

Steve Hampton:

The information here is not up-to-date unfortunately, as the site owner has not been able to keep up with all the changes to over 1100+ transmitters.

Put your postcode into http://www.digitaluk.co.uk/coveragechecker/main/index/dummy/NA/yes where you will see the current channels for transmitters you can receive at your location, and the predicted reception.

DigitalUK is the authority for all this information and it's usually up-to-date. See also http://www.digitaluk.co.uk/channels/channel_listings and https://www.freeview.co.uk/support/freeview-updates for latest update information etc.

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Chris.SE
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9:43 AM

Steve Hampton:

Meant to add, to be clear there are no further planned changes for Whitehawk Hill, current UHF channels are 48, 35, 36 (HD), 32,34, 33 for which a Group K aerial is best (a wideband would do).

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Friday, 18 October 2019
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Stephen B
5:26 PM
Worthing

Hello,

I've retuned Freeview TV on Wednesday 16th October as required for Whitehawk Hill transmitter but I have lost all HD channels. According to various sites the BBCB HD channels have moved to a frequency of 36. All SD and radio channels have been found and I have not noticed any interference with these. I have tried two televisions now, both manually tuning using Frequency 36, at first a signal strength is shown as 100% and reduces to 0% after ~10 seconds.

If any one has any tips or knows what has happened I would be most grateful.

Just to say the HD channels were fine before the retune date, I have an external aerial on the roof which was installed 2 years ago.

Many thanks,
Stephen

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