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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 (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, 25 ITV4, 30 E4 +1, 35 ITV +1 (Meridian south coast),

PSB3
BBCB
 H max
C37 (602.0MHz)141mDTG-614W
Channel icons
73 Shopping 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, 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 52 Freeview channels?

the effected channels
the effected channels
the effected channels
the effected channels

The Patcham (Brighton and Hove, England) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: 4Music, 4seven, 5Action, 5SELECT, 5STAR, 5USA, Aljazeera English, BBC Four HD, BBC News HD, Blaze, Blaze +1, CBeebies HD, CBS Drama, CBS Justice, CBS Reality, Challenge, Channel 5 +1, CITV, Dave, Dave ja vu, DMAX, Drama +1, Film4 +1, Food Network, Forces TV, FreeSports, GB News, GREAT! movies, GREAT! movies action, HGTV, Horror Channel, ITV2 +1, ITV3 +1, ITV4 +1, ITVBe +1, YAAAS!, More4 +1, Now 70s, PBS America +1, pick, Quest +1, Quest Red, Quest Red +1, Really, RT HD, Sky Arts, Sky News, Smithsonian Channel, Talking Pictures TV, TCC, Together TV, 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 - 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 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
Wednesday, 8 February 2012
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Mr P.Slater
9:11 AM
Brighton

Thanks for the feedback on this.
I certainly will try Whitehawk Hill after checking Patcham first. With regard to licence fee, having had the luxury of being on the Heathfield transmitter in Lewes with it's mix of PSB and commercial, good and bad, I think that you will have a job persuading licence fee payers to accept a lesser service. In Lewes, half a mile separates three or more years of full Freeview service from relay users who will have to wait until June to get a fairly thin service. However, as stated above, some Freeview is better than none, and you could say that what you have never had, you won't miss. However, this being the UK we will quietly roll over and accept gratefully what we are given. I can't see the residents of say, USA, being so obliging.

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Dave
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9:43 AM
Brighton

Briantist yes but i was only meaning Patcham really of course !

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Dave
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9:45 AM
Brighton

...and the other 'small' Brighton relays etc

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Briantist
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9:47 AM

Mr P.Slater: The licence fee only funds BBC services, which are provided from all transmitters and also on satellite and cable. The licence fee has to be paid if you can receive a TV signal, no matter which other services you can get on top of the BBC channels.

There are lots of other countries with licence fee arrangements, the USA being a notable exception.

Television licence - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia lists Albania, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Mercedonia, Malta, Montenegro, Norway, Poland, Romaina, Solenia, Serbia, Sweeden, Swizterland, Turkey .. Israel, Japan, Korea, Pakistan, Brazil...

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Dave
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9:58 PM
Brighton

With the changes in the digital transmissions standards ie 64QAM etc will my 3.5" Nikkai DTT portable tv I bought about 3 or 4 years ago decode these ?

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Thursday, 9 February 2012
Briantist
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6:34 AM

Dave: Yes. The only things that don't work in 8k mode are listed here - TVs and boxes that do not support the 8k-mode | ukfree.tv - independent free digital TV advice - and they are all about a decade old.

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Friday, 10 February 2012
Dave
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4:13 PM
Brighton

Thanks for the info, hope recpetion is good enough !

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Sunday, 26 February 2012
Briantist
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6:23 PM

Dave: Please let me know how you get on.

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Wednesday, 29 February 2012
Dave
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11:38 AM
Brighton

Will BBC 2 go off the same time as Rowridge ?

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Briantist
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1:05 PM

Dave: Yes, that's what happens.

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