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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
Tuesday, 10 March 2015
S
Steve
9:10 PM

I can't see them on COM6 above - not listed!

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jb38
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11:46 PM

Steve: Well, according to UK DTT's latest update on March 9th (link for below) they are being broadcast on Whitehawk Hills COM6 / C48.

Maybe the reason for them not being seen under the above mentioned COM6 is simply down to Briantist not having managed any time to update the list? as Vintage TV (242) is still under COM5 rather than COM4.

The question is, are you able to view any other programmes on Whitehawk's COM6 such as 4Music (18) or yesterday (19)?, if though you can, then have you tried "resetting" the TV or box prior to carrying out a retune? the resetting procedure also known as "manufacturers reset" / "default setting" / "first time installation" or similar name.


Freeview HD local/regional channel list | British Isles: England: Meridian: Whitehawk Hill



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jb38's 7,179 posts GB
Thursday, 12 March 2015
Transmitter engineering
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4:30 AM

WHITEHAWK HILL transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 22:46 on 15 Feb to 23:37 on 15 Feb. [BBC]

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Friday, 13 March 2015
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Steve
4:27 PM

Having retuned CBSAction is now on ch64 and Horror on 70.I only retuned to get HorrorThese logical channels (64 and 70) made me think.If I was not interested in the Horror channel, would there have been any point in re-tuning?Does it matter if, say, CBSAction is on logical channel 90 or 64, the actual channel is still 48?Any idea why they are called logical channels? They are in fact the buttons on the handset.

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Dave Lindsay
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4:44 PM

Steve: They are referred to as "logical" channel numbers so as to differentiate from "UHF" channel numbers. A UHF channel is a broadcast channel, with equivalent frequency in MHz. Thus, "services" assume their logical channel number positions, which as you say are buttons on the remote -- they are not "transmitted" on those "channels", this being why they are often referred to as "services" rather than "channels".

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Dave Lindsay's 5,724 posts GB
Tuesday, 24 March 2015
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Mary
11:41 AM
Brighton

Is there a problem with the transmissions from Whitehawk Hill? I can receive pictures but there is no sound. I retuned Freeview but this did not fix the problem. Your help would be appreciated.

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jb38
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11:14 PM

Mary: If you are viewing Freeview on a TV and "not" via a box, then try carrying out a "reset" on the TV followed by a retune, reset also being known as "default setting" or "first time installation" etc. If though on the other hand you are using a box? then check that the scart or HDMI lead coupling the box into the TV is firmly inserted into their respective sockets.

Should the aforementioned fail to resolve the problem, then carry out a manufacturers reset on the box.

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jb38's 7,179 posts GB
Wednesday, 25 March 2015
Transmitter engineering
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4:31 AM

WHITEHAWK HILL transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 22:46 on 15 Feb to 23:37 on 15 Feb. [BBC]

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Mary
9:30 PM
Brighton

jb38: Thank you for your advice. I had already done this and it did not rectify things, However, a few hours later, everything was back to normal, so I don't know what caused the loss of sound as both the tv and surround sound system are in good order!

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jb38
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11:45 PM

Mary: Thanks for the update on the situation, insomuch that your audio drop out problem would seem to have vanished, although the reason for it happening in the first place is a bit of a mystery, as no faults were listed against the Whitehawk Hill transmitter.

That said, irrespective of how official the fault reporting sites might appear to be they are not by any means 100% accurate, as its not necessarily the case that every little event is reported.

Although, only time will tell as to whether or not the audio defect was caused by a problem on the transmission side of the equation, or possibly by something associated with your receiving equipment, however irrespective of cause, the main thing is that the problem no longer exists.

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