Full Freeview on the Whitehawk Hill (Brighton and Hove, England) transmitter
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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 problemsThe BBC and Digital UK report there are no faults or engineering work on the Whitehawk Hill (Brighton and Hove, England) transmitter.
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.
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 700 BBC Radio 1, 701 BBC Radio 1Xtra, 702 BBC Radio 2, 703 BBC Radio 3, 704 BBC Radio 4 (FM), 705 BBC Radio 5 Live, 706 BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra, 707 BBC Radio 6 Music, 708 BBC Radio 4 Extra, 709 BBC Asian Network, 710 BBC World Service, 719 BBC Kent (BBC local radio), 720 BBC Sussex (BBC local radio), 722 BBC Surrey (BBC local radio), 734 BBC Essex (BBC local radio),
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, 26 ITV4, 30 E4 +1, 35 ITV +1 (Meridian south coast),
56 5SELECT, 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, 106 BBC Four HD, 109 BBC Three HD, 204 CBBC HD, 205 CBeebies HD, plus 1 others 66 TBN UK,
12 Quest, 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 15 others Create and Craft, Racing TV, Kiss Chat & Date, Proud Dating, ADULT Xpanded2, 16 QVC, 22 TJC, 263 SonLife, 264 VisionTV, 265 On Demand 365, 269 Arise News, 670 ADULT Section (start), 724 Capital, 727 Absolute Radio, 728 Heart,
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 8 others 45 Gems TV, 85 CRAFT EXTRA , 673 ADULT smileTV3, 723 talkSPORT, 730 RNIB Connect, 731 Classic FM, 732 LBC, 733 Trans World Radio,
FreeSports, 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 Aljazeera English, plus 19 others ADULT smileTV2, ADULT Studio 66, 37 QVC Beauty, 38 QVC Style, 51 Ideal World, 72 Jewellery Maker, 206 Pop, 674 ADULT Babestn, 678 Xpanded TV, 699 ADULT Section, 711 Hits Radio, 712 KISS FRESH, 713 KISS, 714 KISSTORY, 715 Magic, 716 Greatest Hits Radio, 717 Kerrang!, 718 Smooth Radio, 725 Premier Radio,
from 8th July 2014: 7 Latest TV,
DTG-6 256QAM 32KE 2/3 40.2Mb/s DVB-T2 MPEG4
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?
BBC South East Today 0.8m homes 3.2%
from Tunbridge Wells TN1 1QQ, 43km northeast (36°)
to BBC South East region - 45 masts.
How will the Whitehawk Hill (Brighton and Hove, England) transmission frequencies change over time?
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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 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
Dave that's very interesting, thanks, didn't know that about masthead amps. It was installed because originally the aerial fed 6 different points, and this was way before the analogue signal was switched off.
With the old aerial and no amp the signal was very poor, after the new one was installed it was much better - but that was all before the analogue signal was switched off.
I wonder would killing the power to the masthead amp bypass it, or would I have to get up there and do so manually?
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George: An unpowered amplifier in an aerial system whether it be a mast head type or otherwise acts in a similar fashion to an attenuator being used where a signal is a bit "over the top" strength wise, insomuch that in most cases it will not kill the signal completely, and so in your case you might get away with just switching its power supply off.
The only problem that some people might find by doing this is, that in only moderately strong areas the signal could be reduced to just under the reception threshold level for the TV or box being used thereby giving the impression that no signal at all is there.
"If" switching the amp off does kill the signal and the mast head amp is difficult to access, then you could just leave the unit powered up and use one of these low cost (around £5.00 or so) 0 - 20db variable attenuators in line with the RF output from the amplifiers power unit / signal separator that would normally go to the TV or splitter unit, as using this method retains an element of gain control over the signal you receive, should of course that be necessary.
Please note though that an attenuator cannot be placed between the aerial and the power supply / signal separator unit that feeds it as this could short circuit the DC supply, this being why the attenuator has to be on the power units RF output side.
All said taking it that you haven't got one of these multi-outlet mast head amps?
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George: Just in addition to my comment made earlier on this morning regarding the results expected if just switching off the power supply to an aerial amplifier, Dave Lindsay's latest posting is quite correct insomuch that you should only require the simplest of aerials for satisfactory reception from the 4Kw Whitehawk Hill transmitter located at just under two miles away, and indeed you might even be able to receive a signal of sorts with either a set top aerial or a short length of wire (about 3 / 4 feet) connected into the inner cup of the aerial socket on your TV.
But with reference to your 8.34pm posting made yesterday, it should be appreciated that in very high signal strength areas the indications that you see on a TV or boxes check screen have to be treated with suspicion, especially the quality, as exceptionally strong signals can cause an element of instability to occur in the tuner and this corrupts the measuring system used by the indicator bars, high signal strength accompanied by very low quality being a very commonly experienced and misleading symptom for many, this being made even more misleading if anyone has a variable attenuator in line, because if quality is being observed whilst the signal is slowly being "reduced" its usually the case that at a given point the quality will suddenly be seen to shoot up.
Anyway I just thought I would clarify on this point, because even although what I have said this morning still applies, it would really be best just to have your coax coming straight from the aerial into a mild powered (2 / 4db) distribution amplifier / splitter and with that being used to feed your various devices.
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I many thanks have just bought a new tv arielm 48 bar, I assembled it as diagram, and when fitted, it shows the bars laying horizontal, according to the gen about the whitehawk hill mast in brighton, which is my main service, it states vertical. Does this mean I have to turn the ariel up so the bars are vertical?
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harry atkins: Yes.
Make sure that the mounting bracket is perpendicular to the elements if it uses a cradle. If it is parallel to them then it will act to block the signal.
See these pictures of correctly and incorrectly fitted cradles:
Aerial Positioning Tests
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