Full Freeview on the Whitehawk Hill (Brighton and Hove, England) transmitter
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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 problemsThe BBC and Digital UK report there are no faults or engineering work on the Whitehawk Hill (Brighton and Hove, England) transmitter.
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.
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 700 BBC Radio 1, 701 BBC Radio 1Xtra, 702 BBC Radio 2, 703 BBC Radio 3, 704 BBC Radio 4 (FM), 705 BBC Radio 5 Live, 706 BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra, 707 BBC Radio 6 Music, 708 BBC Radio 4 Extra, 709 BBC Asian Network, 710 BBC World Service, 719 BBC Kent (BBC local radio), 720 BBC Sussex (BBC local radio), 722 BBC Surrey (BBC local radio), 734 BBC Essex (BBC local radio),
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),
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 66 TBN UK,
12 Quest, 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 15 others Create and Craft, Racing TV, Kiss Chat & Date, Proud Dating, ADULT Xpanded2, 16 QVC, 22 TJC, 263 SonLife, 264 VisionTV, 265 On Demand 365, 269 Arise News, 670 ADULT Section (start), 724 Capital, 727 Absolute Radio, 728 Heart,
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 8 others 45 Gems TV, 85 CRAFT EXTRA , 673 ADULT smileTV3, 723 talkSPORT, 730 RNIB Connect, 731 Classic FM, 732 LBC, 733 Trans World Radio,
FreeSports, 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 Aljazeera English, plus 19 others ADULT smileTV2, ADULT Studio 66, 37 QVC Beauty, 38 QVC Style, 51 Ideal World, 72 Jewellery Maker, 206 Pop, 674 ADULT Babestn, 678 Xpanded TV, 699 ADULT Section, 711 Hits Radio, 712 KISS FRESH, 713 KISS, 714 KISSTORY, 715 Magic, 716 Greatest Hits Radio, 717 Kerrang!, 718 Smooth Radio, 725 Premier Radio,
from 8th July 2014: 7 Latest TV,
DTG-6 256QAM 32KE 2/3 40.2Mb/s DVB-T2 MPEG4
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?
BBC South East Today 0.8m homes 3.2%
from Tunbridge Wells TN1 1QQ, 43km northeast (36°)
to BBC South East region - 45 masts.
How will the Whitehawk Hill (Brighton and Hove, England) transmission frequencies change over time?
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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 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
I understand the Whitehawk transmitter in Brighton has had engineering works, which may explain why reception in the last week has been poor. In an attempt to improve reception I rescanned my PVR and lost Mux D channels - including Film4 and ITV4. My TV's built-in digital reception matches this loss. The channels had been there in all the years I've lived here yet disappeared overnight, so it can't be the aerial. I've rescanned using this website's guidance but nothing has changed. Is there any hope of these returning? Thanks.
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Many thanks for replying, but nothing has changed. Mux D is still unavailable and has been for a week. I find this bizarre, if not also Kafkesque. How can these channels disappear overnight and not return? All the other channels are there (rescanning produced 42 TV and 12 radio channels). Why would engineering works make things worse?
Looking closely at the Whitehawk transmitter's coverage, I notice the yellow area does not actually cover my street (and a large section of the seafront). Could this be due to the tower blocks between it and the transmitter? If so, why was it fine before the last week?
Would really appreciate some guidance as to what to do.
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J N Collis: Firstly, make sure you do a full retune from scratch. The option might be called full reset, First Time Installation, Default Setting, 'Virgin Mode', Factory Reset, or something similar depending on the box or TV. You may find instructions at TV Re-tune . Newer equipment (since 2009) should have included a leaflet specifically telling you how to retune at switchover - do the same now.
If that still doesn't help, and it's only the channels on the SDN multiplex that are affected (see the Lark Stoke transmitter page), look for any piece of equipment with an RF output, such as a Sky box or an old VCR, or even the Freeview box itself, and make sure that is set to a channel well away from any multiplex. Above C50 is probably sensible. The RF output can cause problems on the tuned channel, on adjacent channels, and on channels 5 and 9 higher than the selected channel.
Lark Stoke never carried analogue Channel 5, so even very old equipment could still be set to output on C36, which is very likely to cause problems with C41.
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Very, very , very basic question to which I've been unable to find an answer anywhere:
when you 'point' an aerial, which way is forward? I've always assumed it's along the length of the aerial and that the bigger part at one end of the aerial is the back - as if the other (small) end is the arrowhead pointing at the transmitter.
But if that's the case why are all my neighbours' aerials in Kemptown, south of the hospital, pointing roughly WSW towards the sea? I would've thought Whitehawk would be my nearest transmitter, but even if I'm wrong about the pointing direction, and the aerial points side on, the orientation would not fit.
Are we picking up Isle of Wight or something? I can't make sense of it. Thanks for any insight.
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