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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 MAX, 209 Ketchup TV, 210 Ketchup Too, 211 YAAAS!, plus 14 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
Monday, 17 September 2012
T
Terry
8:43 PM

I live in telscombe, which transmitter should I tune into, at the moment I am pointing to the whitehawk transmitter but I get a signal drop and pixelation now and again, also when I put a basic splitter on to feed an additional tv the extra tv dosen't pick up any signal and says check aerial connection....any ideas please?

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Clare McNeil
sentiment_satisfiedBronze

9:32 PM
Hove

Hi I'm not IT minded, but I have just noticed ITV1 has flashing coloured blocks on the screen. Tried the other ITV channels and all is fine there. I also did Freeview ditigal re-tune, but the problem remains. The other TVs in the house are also experiencing the same problem. Wondering if there are any engineering works or what is going on. Thanks

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Clare McNeil's 21 posts GB
Wednesday, 19 September 2012
Clare McNeil
sentiment_satisfiedBronze

11:46 AM

Hi just wanted to say the problems I was having with ITV1 seemed to have been resolved. Thank you

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Sunday, 23 September 2012
A
Alex
3:18 PM

Hi I just wondered if anyone else has experienced a dramatic loss in signal for the mux that carries the ITV, channel 4 group of channels since being instructed to retune by an on screen message? My signal strength has dropped right down to about 17% and all of the channels in that mux are now blockign and glitching and totally unwatchable.

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Monday, 24 September 2012
C
Chris
1:29 PM

I don't use the Whitehawk transmitter as a main feed. But I can get weak signals from C48 (WhitehawK), but I get nothing from Chans: 56,57,51,53,60 (Whitehawk).

If I get a weak signal from one, shouldn't I get weak from all?

Can someone explain

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Monday, 22 October 2012
S
Steve
8:24 PM

I'm in Hove and most evenings from about 5pm to mid evening all the BBC channels (except BBC1 South East) break up and even disappear. All other channels strong and perfect. I'm constantly retuning Freeview. Doesn't anyone else experience this?

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Steve's 1 post GB
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KMJ,Derby
sentiment_satisfiedGold

10:53 PM

Steve: If BBC1 SE is giving reliable reception but the other BBC channels are poor it shows that you are receiving signals from two or more transmitters, your receiver decides to store the first option found rather than the best quality signal for those channels that have identical content from the available transmitters. If your aerial is pointing to Whitehawk Hill clear the channel list, then do a manual tune for each of the Whitehawk frequencies C60-_, C53, C57, C56, C48 and C51(HD)if required. If manual tuning is not possible commence the channel scan with the aerial unplugged, missing out the weaker signals on the lower frequencies, then plug it in before C48 to store all the Whitehawk Hill frequencies.

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Thursday, 22 November 2012
G
George
8:43 PM
Lancing

Hi, we seem to be having similar problems to Steve here in Brighton BN1 5 area.

ITV and the other channels which seem to be on the other mux'es are fine, but BBC1 & 2 are all but unwatchable most of the time.

Checking the DVB signal level, quality is very low although strength is high as we have a high gain antenna and mast head amp

At first I thought it was out of alignment although we're practically on top of the mast and as I said, ITV etc are fine.

Is there anything I can do to sort it out or am I stuck with ITV? ;-)

Thanks

George

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George
8:44 PM

N.B. I've confirmed that the signal we're getting is on channel 60 so it's not from the wrong transmitter :-(

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Dave Lindsay
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

8:48 PM

George: If you are "practically on top of the mast" then WHY ON EARTH have you got a high gain aerial and a mast head amplifier???!!!!

Surely you would not need any let alone one!!

Freeview signals: too much of a good thing is bad for you | ukfree.tv - 10 years of independent, free digital TV advice

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