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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-34,000W
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-34,000W
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, 26 ITV4, 30 E4 +1, 35 ITV +1 (Meridian south coast),

PSB3
BBCB
 V max
C36 (594.0MHz)171mDTG-64,000W
Channel icons
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

COM4
SDN
 V max
C33 (570.0MHz)164mDTG-84,000W
Channel icons
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 Player, 211 Ketchup TV, 212 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
 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, 91 Classic Hits, 235 Aljazeera English, plus 18 others

LBN
 V -10dB
C54 (738.0MHz)171mDTG-12400W
Channel icons
from 8th July 2014: 7 Latest TV,

DTG-3 64QAM 8K 2/3 24.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
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?

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
Saturday, 21 December 2013
S
simon
8:42 PM
Hove

Very frustrating.

Moved in to my property 8 months ago and all channels functioned perfectly. have set receiver to C60 and BBC and only BBC channels disappear. This has only been a problem from June. Annoying to say the least!

I live at BN32RP

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simon's 2 posts GB
Saturday, 28 December 2013
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Ian
8:01 AM

Sometime yesterday (Friday 27th Dec 2013) we lost all free view signal at home in Worthing. I believe we're pointed at Whitehawk Hill in Brighton, which allegedly has no issues.

I have tried retuning the digital channels on the TV and it finds nothing.

Our ariel looks OK visually and the cabling has not been touched for months.

I've seen reports that EE were switching on 4G in Brighton & Hove sometime in December - could this be our issue ?

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D Grist
9:02 AM
Tonbridge

we are in the Tonbridge area and as from yesterday we cannot get BBC 1, 2 or, ITV on our digital box

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jb38
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

9:49 AM

Ian: The easiest way (albeit not 100% accurate) to determine if a problem is caused by 4G is to try a test by "manually" tuning in the highest mux channel used by a station and making a note of the signal level received, in your case this indeed being BBC1, then proceed to do likewise with the second highest and so on, if on completion the signal strength of the muxes is seen to reduce as the channels numbers go up then 4G should be suspected.

This form of test only being applicable to stations where all muxes used by same are rated with the same output.

Whitehawk Hill - (60) BBC1 - (57) ITV3 - (53) ITV1 - (48) ITV4


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Paul Evans
10:16 AM

I've also had interference and loss of channels over the last few days. Varying between 0 and 30 channels being discovered, and all have interference.

JB38 - thanks for your suggestions, but our TV doesn't have that functionality.

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KMJ,Derby
sentiment_satisfiedGold

12:39 PM

D Grist: Do you still have BBC1 &2 and ITV in the channel list? Or do they now appear in the 800s as working channels? The Tunbridge Wells transmitter was off the air for a short time yesterday, it is possible that if a re-tune was carried out ( automatically prompted upon losing signal with some receivers) the services were either lost from the channel list or alternative frequencies were stored, which might deliver signals below the threshold for reliable reception. Try selecting the manual tune option, if available and insert C52. If good signal strength and quality are showing this will confirm that the correct signal is available to your receiver, so this should be selected and stored. Repeat for C49 for ITV.

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Paul Evans
2:48 PM

I've just tried a 4G filter from Homebase - it's not helped. A retune can result in different channels from one moment to the next, but never the full complement and never without high levels of inference. Would be interested to know of others in the Hove area are experiencing the same problem.

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Michael
sentiment_satisfiedGold

3:03 PM

Paul Evans: Why the hell would you buy a 4G filter when you can call at800 and get a filter for free - that is, if you are actually affected by 4G.

And instead of asking the question on an internet forum, why not ask your immediate neighbours to see if they are experiencing the same kind of interference lately.

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Paul Evans
3:32 PM

Michael: Because I can go round the corner and buy one, rather than wait a week for a filter to be delivered. Plus, we have 2 televisions and they will only give you one for free. As for the neighbors - Sky and Virgin customers, so they can't help!

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Simon R
3:45 PM

Can someone pls help me to stop receiving tweets every time someone posts on this thread?

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