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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?

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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
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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
Friday, 6 April 2012
Simon
12:35 PM
Brighton

I'm not sure that we ever really worked out what was going on with the signal in my block of flats.

It seemed that the signal I was getting in the ground floor flat was stronger than the signal in some of the top floor flats (which was of good quality too). This suggests to me that there is a further amplifier somewhere in the distribution system and that it was this that was being overloaded and distorting the signal.

The solution has been to disconnect the main distribution amplifier so that it is an unamplified signal being distributed around the building (and then presumably boosted at some point by the secret second amplifier).

But there we go. A simple resolution in the end. Disconnect the amp.

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Sunday, 8 April 2012
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David Hitchin
sentiment_satisfiedBronze

8:51 AM

For a few days after the second switchover the BBC channels were working OK, then they became intermittent and now they are not received at all in Seaford. As they worked at first, why doen't they work now?

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David Hitchin's 21 posts GB
Tuesday, 10 April 2012
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David Hitchin
sentiment_satisfiedBronze

6:51 AM
Seaford

Sunday evening the BBC channels were back again in Seaford - just that evening, so perhaps it is weather-dependent.

Oddly enough I get good reception of channels 48 and 53 (about 75% on the rather arbitrary signal level on my TV) with good to very good signal quality. The signal strength shown on channel 51 is absolutely zero most of the time.

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David Hitchin's 21 posts GB
Transmitter engineering
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10:29 AM

WHITEHAWK HILL transmitter - Over the next week Whitehawk Hill main transmitter: TV (digital) working normally, Radio (analogue) working normally, Radio (digital) working normally. [DUK]

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Transmitter engineering
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10:29 AM

WHITEHAWK HILL transmitter - Over the next week Whitehawk Hill main transmitter: TV (digital) working normally, Radio (analogue) working normally, Radio (digital) working normally. [DUK]

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Thursday, 12 April 2012
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Bert
3:06 AM

I can get Channel 48 from Whitehawk Hill which is a little surprisng since my aerial points to another transmitter.

The signal is always weak, but it is much better in the early hours of the morning.

Is this due to less traffic on the roads(reduced reflections), or due to atmospheric phenomena.

As a matter of interest, can signals on a tv be boosted by the addition of a tv software addition?

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Bert's 2 posts GB
Saturday, 14 April 2012
Briantist
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

9:58 PM

Bert: No, you can't boost a signal using "a tv software addition".

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Bert
11:17 PM

I was thinking of a firmware addition to the tv.

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Monday, 16 April 2012
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

3:32 PM

WHITEHAWK HILL transmitter - Over the next week Whitehawk Hill main transmitter: TV (digital) working normally, Radio (analogue) Possible weak signal, Radio (digital) Possible weak signal. [DUK]

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3:32 PM

WHITEHAWK HILL transmitter - Over the next week Whitehawk Hill main transmitter: TV (digital) working normally, Radio (analogue) Possible weak signal, Radio (digital) Possible weak signal. [DUK]

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