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The symbol shows the location of the Patcham (Brighton and Hove, England) transmitter which serves 4,300 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 Patcham (Brighton and Hove, England) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Patcham 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
 H max
C29 (538.0MHz)141mDTG-314W
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, 250 BBC Red Button, plus 15 others

PSB2
D3+4
 H max
C31 (554.0MHz)141mDTG-314W
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, 30 E4 +1, 35 ITV1 +1 (Meridian south coast),

PSB3
BBCB
 H max
C37 (602.0MHz)141mDTG-614W
Channel icons
56 5SELECT, 101 BBC One HD (England no regional news), 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

DTG-3 64QAM 8K 2/3 24.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
DTG-6 256QAM 32KE 2/3 40.2Mb/s DVB-T2 MPEG4
H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)

Are you trying to watch these 43 Freeview channels?

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The Patcham (Brighton and Hove, England) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: 4seven, 5Action, 5STAR, 5USA, Aljazeera English, Blaze, Blaze +1, CBS Reality, Challenge, Channel 5 +1, CITV, YAAAS!, Dave, Dave ja vu, DMAX, Drama +1, E4 Extra, Film4 +1, Food Network, GB News, GREAT! movies, GREAT! movies action, HGTV, HobbyMaker, ITV2 +1, ITV3 +1, ITV4 +1, ITVBe +1, Legend, PBS America, pick, POP MAX, Quest +1, Quest Red, Really, Sky News, Smithsonian Channel, Talking Pictures TV, TCC, That's TV (UK), Together TV, W, Yesterday +1.

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 Patcham transmitter?

regional news image
BBC South East Today 0.8m homes 3.2%
from Tunbridge Wells TN1 1QQ, 40km northeast (41°)
to BBC South East region - 45 masts.
regional news image
ITV Meridian News 0.9m homes 3.6%
from Whiteley PO15 7AD, 79km west (270°)
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 Patcham (Brighton and Hove, England) transmission frequencies change over time?

1984-971997-981998-20122012-1319 Jul 2018
B E TB E TB E TB E TA K T
C29BBCA
C31D3+4
C37BBCB
C40BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2waves
C43ITVwavesITVwavesITVwavesBBCA
C46BBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBCB
C50tv_offC4wavesC4wavesC4wavesD3+4

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 69W
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-6.9dB) 14W

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. Patcham 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
Saturday, 6 August 2011
Briantist
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

4:57 PM

Five minutes in, a report from outside Brighton Police station. 12 minutes in a report about Brighton and Hove Albion.

As I said the service was created back in 2001 to cover Kent and East Sussex.

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Monday, 19 September 2011
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

10:32 AM

PATCHAM transmitter - Over the next week Patcham relay: TV (analogue) Service Shutdowns, no digital TV, Radio (analogue) working normally, no digital radio. [DUK]

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Thursday, 22 September 2011
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

10:59 AM

PATCHAM transmitter - 22 September 2011: Engineering transmitter work will take place between 08:00hrs and 18:00hrs. TV services that will be disrupted: Analogue services - BBC1, BBC2, ITV and Channel 4 Digital services - Not Applicable [DUK] Over the next week Patcham relay: TV (analogue) Service Shutdowns, no digital TV, Radio (analogue) working normally, no digital radio. [DUK]

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Raymond Hugall
7:33 PM

Have found the sound level on ITV meridian to be very low, got to turn the volume up alot more than normal to be able to hear properly, since the engineering work done earlier today.

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Friday, 23 September 2011
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

10:43 AM

PATCHAM transmitter - Analogue BBC ONE Off Air; DSO related from 09:11 yesterday to 13:40 yesterday BBC TWO Off Air; DSO related from 09:11 yesterday to 13:40 yesterday [BBC] Over the next week Patcham relay: TV (analogue) Service Shutdowns, no digital TV, Radio (analogue) working normally, no digital radio. [DUK]

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Saturday, 24 September 2011
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

4:43 AM

PATCHAM transmitter - Analogue BBC ONE Off Air; DSO related from 09:11 on 22 Sep to 13:40 on 22 Sep BBC TWO Off Air; DSO related from 09:11 on 22 Sep to 13:40 on 22 Sep [BBC] Over the next week Patcham relay: TV (analogue) Service Shutdowns, no digital TV, Radio (analogue) working normally, no digital radio. [DUK]

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Monday, 26 September 2011
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

9:43 AM

PATCHAM transmitter - Analogue BBC ONE Off Air; DSO related from 09:11 on 22 Sep to 13:40 on 22 Sep BBC TWO Off Air; DSO related from 09:11 on 22 Sep to 13:40 on 22 Sep [BBC]

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Thursday, 29 September 2011
Briantist
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

9:25 PM

Raymond Hugall: Not really sure what to suggest...

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Wednesday, 18 January 2012
Dave
sentiment_satisfiedSilver

3:57 PM
Brighton

I read that the Patcham relay will be switched to vertical polorization from March 7th, is this correct ? Same for Whitehawk also ?

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Dave Lindsay
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

4:22 PM

Dave: I don't believe that that is the case.

The Ofcom document listing transmitters in the Meridian area shows Patcham to be horizontal:

http://stakeholders.ofcom….pdf

Rowridge is having a vertical component added (so it will still be horizontal and will therefore mean horizontal aerials will still work). Whitehawk has always been vertical and remains so after switchover.

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