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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
C60- (785.8MHz)171mDTG-34,000W
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
 V max
C53 (730.0MHz)171mDTG-34,000W
Channel icons
3 ITV (Meridian (South Coast micro region)), 4 Channel 4 South ads, 5 Channel 5 Part Network ads, 6 ITV2, 13 Channel 4 +1 South ads, 14 More4, 15 Film4, 28 E4, 33 ITV +1 (Meridian south coast),

PSB3
BBCB
 V max
C51 (714.0MHz)171mDTG-64,000W
Channel icons
45 Film4 +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, 602 BBC Red Button 2, 603 BBC Red Button 3, plus 1 others

COM4
SDN
 V max
C57 (762.0MHz)164mDTG-84,000W
Channel icons
10 ITV3, 20 Drama, 21 5 USA, 26 ITVBe, 27 ITV2 +1, 30 5*, 34 ITV3 +1, 37 Quest, 44 Channel 5 +1, 55 Channel 5 +24, 61 True Entertainment, 62 ITV4 +1, 66 CBS Reality, 72 ITVBe+1, 122 CITV, 242 Vintage TV, plus 25 others

COM5
ArqA
 V max
C56 (754.0MHz)171mDTG-84,000W
Channel icons
11 pick, 12 Dave, 17 Really, 29 E4 +1, 32 Movie Mix, 41 Food Network, 46 Challenge, 48 Movies4Men, 68 truTV, 69 truTV +1, 126 Tiny Pop, 132 Sky News, plus 18 others

COM6
ArqB
 V max
C48 (690.0MHz)171mDTG-84,000W
Channel icons
 BT Sport 1 (not free), 18 4Music, 19 Yesterday, 24 ITV4, 25 Dave ja vu, 31 Spike, 38 Quest +1, 42 Travel Channel, 47 4seven, 59 BT Showcase (not free), 64 CBS Action, 70 Horror Channel, 74 VIVA, 133 Al Jazeera English, 135 RT HD, plus 18 others

LBN
 V -10dB
C54 (738.0MHz)171mDTG-12400W
Channel icons
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 Eng HD, BBC Four HD, BBC News HD, CBeebies HD, Channel 4+1 HD, Community Channel, 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?

regional news image
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?

years1950s~851984-971997-981998-20122012-132013-182013-182019-
aerial groupVHFC/D EEEC/D EC/D EC/D EK
C2BBCtv
C22SDN
C25ArqA
C28ArqB
600C35C5C5
C39BBCB
C42D3+4
C45BBCA
C48BArqBArqBArqB
700C502
C51BBCBBBCBBBCB
C53C4C4C4D3+4D3+4D3+4
C54LBN
C55A
C56ArqAArqAArqA
C57BBC1BBC1BBC1SDNSDNSDN
C58+C
C60ITVITVITV-BBCA-BBCA-BBCA
800C61+D
C63BBC2BBC2BBC2
C661

orange background for multiplexes names more
green background for transmission frequencies
lilac background for power levels in watts
800MHz band: 4G mobile started in 2013
700MHz band: possible 4G in 2019 more
600MHz 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.
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Comments
Wednesday, 15 July 2015
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Ken
1:19 PM

Jb38

I am not clear. Who can and cannot receive the LBN channels form Whitehawk Hill?

You mention Saltdean. If someone living in Saltdean can receive signals from the Saltdean and Whitehawk Hill transmitter,s then what is the significance of Channel 54? - Would it be determined simply by signal strength. The maximum strength prevailing, hence eliminating the other

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jb38
7:16 PM

Ken: Not really, as the Easterly limit for reception of C54 from Whitehawk Hill is shortly before the Greenways / Marine Drive Junction, whereas the Westerly limit for reception of C54 from Saltdean is around the Little Crescent /Marine Drive area, in other words a zero reception buffer zone exists between both stations to allow for spillage from either station, likewise they do not overlap anywhere.

This of course only applies to C54.

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Thursday, 16 July 2015
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Ken
6:18 AM

Thanks

I can see that the LBN from Whitehawk Hill is only 400Watts, so I assume that this is why it has so short a range.

Channel 54 from Saltdean has only 40 Watts available which I assume accounts for its range.

Best wishes

Ps. Are you using radiation patterns?

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jb38
7:35 AM

Ken: Re: Power, only partially, as its a combination of this coupled to restrictions on the transmitter aerial.

On the subject of radiation patterns, yes! but though, you can see this for yourself by looking at the map on the very top of this page, a list of the multiplexes used Whitehawk Hill being seen on the left hand side, if you click on LBN(V) the radiation pattern / coverage area of this particular multiplex will be shown, zooming in slightly giving a somewhat more detailed image.

Link for Saltdean below.

Saltdean (Brighton and Hove, England) Freeview Light transmitter | UK Free TV

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Ken
12:51 PM

Yes, I see.

The radiation is biased towards the East, and this is due to the characteristics of the transmitting aerial. It looks like different aerials are used for different mux's (transmitting at different power) - probably not like my Yaggi broadband aerial.

Best wishes

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Sunday, 19 July 2015
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Kevin Grant
7:11 PM Brighton

I live in woodingdean Brighton and find this last week have lost my free view from an ariel tuned into whitehawk. Tried re - tuning thre T.V but still not working . Ariel on roof postcode BN2 6RP. Has something changed. .



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Dave Lindsay
7:48 PM

Kevin Grant: Digital UK publishes details of engineering works:


Digital UK - Planned Engineering Works


For last week Whitehawk is "Possible weak signal".

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