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Freeview Light on the Saltdean (Brighton and Hove, England) transmitter

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This transmitter has no current reported problems

The BBC and Digital UK report there are no faults or engineering work on the Saltdean (Brighton and Hove, England) transmitter.


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The symbol shows the location of the Saltdean (Brighton and Hove, England) transmitter which serves 1,500 homes.

Other mapstxfvSaltdean FreeviewtxregionWhitehawk Hill TV regiontx1BBC South Easttx3Meridian (South Coast micro region)
txdabxxDAB in Brighton and HovetxradioxxAM/FM in Brighton and Hove

Is the transmitter output the same in all directions?

Radiation patterns withheld

What do the colours on the map mean?

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.


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Which Freeview channels does the Saltdean 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.

MuxAerial positionFrequencyHeightModeWatts
PSB1
BBCA
 vertical -1.9dB
C55 (746.0MHz)64m64QAM 8K 2/3
24.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
26W
Channel icons
1 BBC One South East, 2 BBC Two England, 7 BBC Three, 9 BBC Four, 120 CBBC, 121 CBeebies, 130 BBC News, 131 BBC Parliament, 601 BBC Red Button 1, plus 13 others

PSB2
D3+4
 vertical max
C54 (738.0MHz)64m64QAM 8K 2/3
24.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
40W
Channel icons
3 ITV (Meridian (South Coast micro region)), 4 Channel 4 South ads, 5 Channel 5 Part Network ads, 6 ITV 2, 13 Channel 4 +1 South ads, 14 More 4, 15 Film 4, 28 E4, 33 ITV +1 (Meridian south coast),

PSB3
BBCB
 vertical max
C58 (770.0MHz)64m256QAM 32KE 2/3
40.2Mb/s DVB-T2 MPEG4
40W
Channel icons
45 Film 4 +1, 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 BBC Three HD, 123 CBBC HD, plus 1 others



Are you trying to watch these 48 Freeview channels?

the effected channels
the effected channels
the effected channels
the effected channels

The Saltdean (Brighton and Hove, England) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: 4Music, 4seven, 4seven HD, 5*, 5USA, Al Jazeera Arabic, Al Jazeera English, Al Jazeera HD, BBC Four HD, BBC News HD, CBeebies HD, CBS Action, CBS Reality, Challenge, Channel 4+1 HD, Channel 5 +1, Channel 5 +24, CITV, Community Channel, Community Channel HD, Dave, Dave ja vu, Drama, E4 +1, Food Network, ITV 2 +1, ITV 3, ITV 3 +1, ITV 4, ITV 4 +1, ITV Be, Motors TV, Movie Mix, Movies4Men, pick, Quest, Quest +1, Really, RT English , Sky News, Tiny Pop, Travel Channel, True Entertainment, truTV, truTV +1, Vintage TV, VIVA, Yesterday.

If you want to watch these channels, your aerial must point to one of the 80 Full service Freeview transmitters. For more information see the will there ever be more services on the Freeview Light transmitters? page.

Which BBC and ITV regional news can I watch from the Saltdean transmitter?

regional news image
BBC South East Today 0.8m homes 3.2%
from Tunbridge Wells TN1 1QQ, 41km north-northeast
to BBC South East region - 45 masts.
regional news image
ITV Meridian News 0.9m homes 3.6%
from Whiteley PO15 7AD, 86km west
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 Saltdean (Brighton and Hove, England) transmission frequencies change over time?

years1984-971997-981998-20122012-132013-182013-18
aerial groupEEEC/D EC/D EC/D E
C47C4C4C4
700C51BBC1BBC1BBC1
C54D3+4D3+4D3+4
C55ITVITVITVBBCABBCABBCA
C58BBCBBBCBBBCB
800C66BBC2BBC2BBC2

orange background for multiplexes names moregreen background for transmission frequencieslilac background for power levels in watts800MHz band: 4G mobile to start in 2013700MHz band: possible 4G in 2019 more600MHz band: new or moved digital TV services more
Notes: + and - denote 166kHz offset; aerial group are shown as A B C/D E K W
Italics for analogue, digital switchover was Wednesdays 7th March and 21st March 2012.

How do the old analogue and currrent digital signal levels compare?

D3+4, BBCB 40W
BBCA(-1.9dB) 26W
Analogue 1-4(-4.6dB) 14W

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. Saltdean 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.



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Richard Easy
Wednesday 17 October 2012 3:20PM

Hi, any idea when Saltdean will be back up and running?

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Peter Barnard
Wednesday 31 July 2013 5:10PM

Today 30/7/13 I cannot get any BBC radio reception on either of my portable receivers. Radio 1,2,3,etc all dead, other stations are fine
i.e. talksport, Heart etc.
Engineer pages say nothing wrong!
Any answers?

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Peter Barnard
Wednesday 31 July 2013 5:11PM

Previous post was from the Saltdean Brighton area

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Andy
Thursday 4 September 2014 4:46AM

Just a couple of question regarding the recent upgrade.

1. What has been upgraded?

2. I note that Channels 70 - 85 have been moved. What should we do with the Channels listed 70 - 85?

Thanks

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Andy
Thursday 4 September 2014 7:12AM

Andy: dab reception in Plymouth has gone weird! In out in out , full bars to no bars and back again. Never happened before, what's up?

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Steve
Thursday 4 September 2014 7:37AM

Andy: Similar problems in Crowborough, East Sussex. Could problems be related to the Freeview retuning yesterday, or is that too much of a coincidence ?!

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Michael
Thursday 4 September 2014 7:49AM

Steve: Andy:

Similar in Bingley, noticed from 6.20am


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