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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.

Are there any planned engineering works or unexpected transmitter faults on the Whitehawk Hill (Brighton and Hove, England) mast?

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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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.

 V max
C60- (785.8MHz)171mDTG-34,000W
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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

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C53 (730.0MHz)171mDTG-34,000W
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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),

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C51 (714.0MHz)171mDTG-64,000W
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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

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C57 (762.0MHz)164mDTG-84,000W
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10 ITV 3, 20 Drama, 26 ITV Be, 27 ITV 2 +1, 30 5*, 31 5USA, 34 ITV 3 +1, 37 Quest, 44 Channel 5 +1, 55 Channel 5 +24, 61 True Entertainment, 62 ITV 4 +1, 66 CBS Reality, 72 ITV Be, 122 CITV, plus 20 others

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C56 (754.0MHz)171mDTG-84,000W
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 BBC Red Button 2, 11 pick, 12 Dave, 17 Really, 29 E4 +1, 32 Movie Mix, 41 Food Network, 42 Travel Channel, 46 Challenge, 48 Movies4Men, 68 truTV, 69 truTV +1, 126 Tiny Pop, 132 Sky News, 242 Vintage TV, plus 18 others

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C48 (690.0MHz)171mDTG-84,000W
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18 4Music, 19 Yesterday, 21 VIVA, 24 ITV 4, 25 Dave ja vu, 38 Quest +1, 47 4seven, 58 BT Sport 1 (not free), 59 BT Sport 2 (not free), 63 Community Channel, 133 Al Jazeera English, 135 RT English , plus 18 others

 V -10dB
C54 (738.0MHz)171mDTG-12400W
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from 8th July 2014: 8 Latest TV, 125 Pop, plus 1 others

DTG-3 64QAM 8K 2/324.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
DTG-6 256QAM 32KE 2/340.2Mb/s DVB-T2 MPEG4
DTG-8 64QAM 8K 3/427.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
DTG-12 QSPK 8K 3/48.0Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)

Are you trying to watch these 9 Freeview HD channels?

the effected 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: 4seven HD, Al Jazeera Arabic, Al Jazeera HD, BBC Four HD, BBC News HD, CBeebies HD, Channel 4+1 HD, Community Channel HD, Motors TV.

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?

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BBC South East Today 0.8m homes 3.2%
from Tunbridge Wells TN1 1QQ, 43km northeast
to BBC South East region - 45 masts.
regional news image
ITV Meridian News 0.9m homes 3.6%
from Whiteley PO15 7AD, 80km 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 Whitehawk Hill (Brighton and Hove, England) transmission frequencies change over time?

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Sunday, 8 February 2015
1:14 PM

bn41 1sb
We dont have a Freeview box just digital TV's. We have had freeview on all our TVs until the last few days. We can reset our small TV, which now has its Freeview channels but our two large SAMSUNG tv's do not appear to have a Freeview reset!!!!!!! We recently disconnected from cable tv but can still get channels 1 to 5 if the box is turned on. Does this mean that our TV's have suddenly lost their compatibility with Freeview? What can we do to get the channels back? 8th February 2015

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Louise's 1 post GB
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4:10 PM

Louise: It would be of considerable assistance if the model numbers of the Samsungs were known, but though the main thing is that "if" you still have the cable box connected into the TV via a jumper lead, completely remove it followed by switching the TV off for about 10 seconds before switching it on again and checking if anything has changed.

However, minus the model number info, have a look in the set up menu and make sure "air" then "aerial" is selected as the signal source, as I feel that it will still be set on cable thereby cutting out the Freeview tuner.

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jb38's 6,322 posts Platinum Platinum GB
Monday, 16 February 2015
Transmitter engineering
4:31 AM

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

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Transmitter engineering's 87,788 posts Owner Owner xx
Tuesday, 17 February 2015
Transmitter engineering
4:32 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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Transmitter engineering's 87,788 posts Owner Owner xx
Wednesday, 25 February 2015
Transmitter engineering
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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Transmitter engineering's 87,788 posts Owner Owner xx
9:24 PM

According to this site CBSAction is on 70

I get meesages on screen telling me that CBSAction is on 64

Some seem to receive CBSAction on 90

Can someone clarify the situation

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Bert's 2 posts GB
Thursday, 26 February 2015
8:43 AM

Bert: Any Freeview TV or box that can still view CBS Action on EPG70 requires retuning, as CBS Action moved to EPG64 on the 19th of this month.

As your posting has been made under the Whitehawk Hill heading, should you reside in the area covered by this transmitter and your TV or box has a "manual" tuning facility, select this then enter and scan C48 and this should correct the problem, CBS Action being being transmitted on Whitehawk Hills COM6 transmitter.

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jb38's 6,322 posts Platinum Platinum GB
12:54 PM

J. Thanks for responding

If CBSAction has moved to 64, then how can people receive the programmes on say 70?

Why can some receive the signals on 90?

I know someon who can recieve CBSAction of 90, but no signal on 64

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Bert's 2 posts GB
11:20 PM


The numbers being given are Logical Channel Numbers (LCNs) and not the frequency channels previously used as nowadays each transmitted signal frequency carries several different programmes at the same time. Hence the need to refer to LCNs rather than particular frequencies. The numbers you are quoting are the LCNs being used by some people - though they should all appear on the same LCN unless the TV has not been retuned recently. The channel number being referred to for transmitters/tv/Whitehawk_Hill">Whitehawk Hill the service in question is shown correctly as Channel 48 which is on 690 MHz which carries the COM6 group of programmes, as stated by jb38 in his submission. Other transmitters may have COM6 on different frequencies.

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