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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-4,000W
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
 V max
C35 (586.0MHz)171mDTG-4,000W
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
 V max
C36 (594.0MHz)171mDTG-4,000W
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

COM4
SDN
 V max
C33 (570.0MHz)164mDTG-84,000W
Channel icons
20 Drama, 21 5USA, 29 ITV2 +1, 32 5STAR, 33 5Action, 41 Legend, 42 GREAT! movies action, 46 Channel 5 +1, 58 ITVBe +1, 59 ITV3 +1, 64 Blaze, 67 CBS Reality, 74 Dave ja vu, 78 TCC, 81 Blaze +1, 89 ITV4 +1, 203 CITV, 208 Pop Player, 209 Ketchup TV, 210 Ketchup Too, 211 YAAAS!, plus 15 others

COM5
ArqA
 V max
C57 (762.0MHz)171mDTG-84,000W
Channel icons
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, 57 Smithsonian Channel, 60 Drama +1, 70 Quest +1, 75 Yesterday +1, 83 Together TV, 233 Sky News, plus 9 others

COM6
ArqB
 V max
C32 (562.0MHz)171mDTG-84,000W
Channel icons
12 Quest, 25 W, 27 Yesterday, 34 GREAT! movies, 39 DMAX, 44 HGTV, 71 Quest Red +1, 73 HobbyMaker, 82 Talking Pictures TV, 84 PBS America, 88 Classic Hits, 235 Al Jazeera Eng, plus 19 others

LBN
 V -10dB
C40 (626.0MHz)171mDTG-12400W
Channel icons
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)

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?

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-80s1984-971997-981998-20122012-1316 Oct 2019
VHFC/D EEEC/D E TW T
C2BBCtvwaves
C34ArqA
C35C5wavesC5wavesD3+4
C36BBCB
C40_local
C48ArqBArqB
C51tv_offBBCB
C53tv_offC4wavesC4wavesC4wavesD3+4
C54tv_offLBN
C56tv_offArqA
C57tv_offBBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1wavesSDNSDN
C60tv_offITVwavesITVwavesITVwaves-BBCABBCA
C63BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2waves

tv_off Being removed from Freeview (for 5G use) after November 2020 / June 2022 - 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, 22 March 2012
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jb38
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

8:39 PM

Richard Davis: Ref: your query regarding any possible Web site listings of tuners used in TV's or boxes, unfortunately to my knowledge anyway there isnt! as I just generally check on this sort of thing by having a quick look at either the service (or user) manual for the device in question, the range of manuals I use being mostly in PDF format but with a few exceptions where more complex devices are concerned.

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Friday, 23 March 2012
Transmitter engineering
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6:27 AM

WHITEHAWK HILL transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 00:20 on 21 Mar to 00:50 on 21 Mar [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering
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6:27 AM

WHITEHAWK HILL transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 00:20 on 21 Mar to 00:50 on 21 Mar [BBC]

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J Green
11:41 AM

@Richard Davis:

You could always get a freeview HD set top box if want to keep your TV?

Richer Sounds have some good ones.

The Humax Fox-T2 can record Freeview HD.

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Andy Jones
11:45 AM

I live in Shoreham-by-Sea and have a new arial pointing to Whitehawk, my new LG TV with Freeview HD cannot find the HD channels with Autotune. Should I do a manual tune of Channel 51 (714.0MHz) to recieve the pachage of channels that include BBC1 HD, ITV1 HD, Ch4 HD & BBC HD ?
Look forward to your reply. Many thanks.

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Geoff
2:17 PM

When I click on the link for C33 at the top of this page
UK TV Frequency map - channel C33 (570.0MHz) before switchover map | ukfree.tv - independent free digital TV advice

I get a map of Ghana. I'm not sure that's right...


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jb38
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3:22 PM

Andy Jones; You should not really require to do that but by all means try a manual scan on mux Ch51, however if it does not receive any signal then it could point to your LG being only an HD ready set and not fitted with a DVB-T2 tuner which is necessary for HD reception, so either have a look in the user manual / specifications / tuner for DVB-T2 being mentioned or give an update with the model number of the TV in question.

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jb38
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4:22 PM

Andy Jones: Another little point I forgot to mention and which particularly concerns LG Freeview HD TV's, being that some of these HD sets are extremely sensitive to signal overloading problems on the HD channels, with picture break up being seen on HD reception but not on SD channels, or the set not actually picking up HD in the first place, something which "might" be applicable in your case, so if your TV does prove as having a DVB-T2 tuner fitted then the aforementioned could be the reason for your problem.

However I am unable to assess as to whether or not this is likely to apply as you haven't provided a post code which would have been used for signal checking purposes, but should you have any booster in line then by-pass and try another scan on Ch51.

If though there isn't a booster in line and you have access to a set top aerial give the TV a Ch51 scan using that, should it then pick up HD channels you will require an attenuator to be fitted in line with the TV's aerial socket.


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Saturday, 24 March 2012
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Matthew
3:54 AM

Since changeover I have good aerial reception from Whitehawk Hill EXCEPT for the mux that provides ITV3, ITV2+1, Quest etc. Why is this, and Is there anything I can do apart from upgrade connections and aerial?

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KMJ,Derby
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8:11 PM

Matthew: You didn't leave your postcode, so I couldn't do a check on the predicted reception at your location. However, it is significant that C57, which was the old analogue frequency for BBC1 from Whitehawk was not chosen for use by a PSB mux after switchover. This suggests that coverage is not as reliable as that which is obtained from C51 - the frequency chosen instead. I tried a postcode in BN2 which interestingly gave variable reception for C57 and good reception for the other five frequencies. By all means check cables and connectors, also try different positions for the aerial ie raising/lowering as well as side to side locations.

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