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Full Freeview on the Dover (Kent, 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 Dover (Kent, England) transmitter.


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The symbol shows the location of the Dover (Kent, England) transmitter which serves 190,000 homes.

Other mapstxfvDover FreeviewtxdabDover DABtxradioDover AM/FMtxregionDover TV region
tx1BBC South Easttx3Meridian (East micro region)txdabxxDAB in KenttxradioxxAM/FM in Kent

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 Dover 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
 horizontal max
C50 (706.0MHz)370m64QAM 8K 2/3
24.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
80,000W
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
 horizontal max
C51 (714.0MHz)370m64QAM 8K 2/3
24.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
80,000W
Channel icons
3 ITV (Meridian (East 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
 horizontal max
C53 (730.0MHz)370m256QAM 32KE 2/3
40.2Mb/s DVB-T2 MPEG4
80,000W
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

COM4
SDN
 horizontal -3dB
C55 (746.0MHz)370m64QAM 8K 3/4
27.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
40,000W
Channel icons
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, 122 CITV, plus 20 others

COM5
ArqA
 horizontal -3dB
C59 (778.0MHz)370m64QAM 8K 3/4
27.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
40,000W
Channel icons
 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, 63 Community Channel, 68 truTV, 69 truTV +1, 126 Tiny Pop, 132 Sky News, 242 Vintage TV, plus 16 others

COM6
ArqB
 horizontal -3dB
C48 (690.0MHz)370m64QAM 8K 3/4
27.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
40,000W
Channel icons
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), 70 CBS Action, 133 Al Jazeera English, 135 RT English , plus 18 others



Are you trying to watch these 9 Freeview HD channels?

the effected channels

The Dover (Kent, 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 Dover transmitter?

regional news image
BBC South East Today 0.8m homes 3.2%
from Tunbridge Wells TN1 1QQ, 69km west
to BBC South East region - 45 masts.
regional news image
ITV Meridian News 0.7m homes 2.7%
from Maidstone ME14 5NZ, 52km west-northwest
to ITV Meridian (East) region - 36 masts.
All of lunch, weekend and 50% evening news is shared with all of Meridian plus Oxford

How will the Dover (Kent, England) transmission frequencies change over time?

years1960~851984-971997-981998-20122012-132013-182013-182019-
aerial groupVHFC/D EC/D EC/D EC/D EC/D EC/D EK
C10ITV
C22SDN
C25ArqA
C28ArqB
C39BBCB
C42D3+4
C45BBCA
C48ArqBArqBArqB
700C50BBC1BBC1BBC1BBCABBCABBCA
C51D3+4D3+4D3+4
C53C4C4C4BBCBBBCBBBCB
C55-ASDNSDNSDN
C56BBC2BBC2BBC2
C57+C_local_local_local
C58+B
C59ArqAArqAArqA
C60-D
800C61+2
C66ITVITVITV
C681

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 13th June and 27th June 2012.

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

Analogue 1-4 100kW
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-1dB) 80kW
SDN, ARQA, ARQB(-4dB) 40kW
Mux 2*, Mux A*, Mux B*(-17dB) 2kW
Mux 1*, Mux C*(-20dB) 1000W
Mux D*(-23dB) 500W

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Dover 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.

Comments
Saturday, 11 October 2014
M
Michael
9:39 PM

Matthew Pigg: if you know the model number, have a look at motorstv.com/freeview and see if it's mentioned on there. If you can see the data channels and it is connected to the internet, then 30s later ch 240 should come on.

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Monday, 13 October 2014
Transmitter engineering
4:32 AM

DOVER transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 22:56 yesterday to 23:01 yesterday. [BBC]

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Tuesday, 14 October 2014
Transmitter engineering
4:33 AM

DOVER transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 22:56 on 12 Oct to 23:01 on 12 Oct. [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering's 83,600 posts Owner Owner xx
Monday, 10 November 2014
Transmitter engineering
10:31 AM

DOVER transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 08:04 today. [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering's 83,600 posts Owner Owner xx
Transmitter engineering
1:31 PM

DOVER transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 08:04 today to 10:04 today. [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering's 83,600 posts Owner Owner xx
Tuesday, 11 November 2014
Transmitter engineering
4:32 AM

DOVER transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 08:04 yesterday to 10:04 yesterday. [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering's 83,600 posts Owner Owner xx
Wednesday, 12 November 2014
Transmitter engineering
4:31 AM

DOVER transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 08:04 on 10 Nov to 10:04 on 10 Nov. [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering's 83,600 posts Owner Owner xx
Sunday, 23 November 2014
N
n fuller
1:32 PM Canterbury

I have aerial in loft and has been ok up till now but now channel 55 keeps disappearing or signal hopeless. have retuned manually and auto but no improvement. Can you help?

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Dave Lindsay
1:45 PM

n fuller: A likely cause must be all the trees in the signal path !!

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