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

Google mapBing mapGoogle Earth50.814,-0.031 or 50°48'49"N 0°1'52"WBN2 8HN

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. Click to recheck [+] 

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

Other mapsWhitehawk Hill TV regionBBC South EastMeridian (South Coast micro region)DAB in Brighton and Hove
AM/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, 70 CBBC Channel, 71 CBeebies, 80 BBC News, 81 BBC Parliament, 301 BBC Red Button 1, plus 12 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
73 CBBC HD, 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, plus 1 others



Are you trying to watch these 41 Freeview 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, 5*, 5USA, Al Jazeera Arabic, Al Jazeera English, Al Jazeera HD, BBC Four HD, BBC News HD, BBC Red Button 2, CBeebies HD, CBS Reality, Challenge, Channel 5 +1, Channel 5 +24, CITV, Community Channel, Community Channel HD, Dave, Dave ja vu, Drama, E4+1, Film 4 +1, Food Network, ITV 2 +1, ITV 3, ITV 4, ITV 4 +1, Movie Mix, Movies4Men, pick, Quest, Quest +1, Really, RT English , Sky News, The Zone, Travel Channel, True Entertainment, 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?


BBC South East Today 0.8m homes 3.2%
from Tunbridge Wells TN1 1QQ, 41km north-northeast
to BBC South East region - 45 masts.

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

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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?


P
Peter Barnard
Wednesday 31 July 2013 5:11PM

Previous post was from the Saltdean Brighton area


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