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

Dover transmitter - Dover transmitter: Possible effect on TV reception week commencing 06/12/2021 Possible Pixelation or flickering on some or all channels Digital tick


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Which Freeview channels does the Dover transmitter broadcast?

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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
 H max
C33 (570.0MHz)370mDTG-380,000W
Channel icons
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

PSB2
D3+4
 H max
C35 (586.0MHz)370mDTG-380,000W
Channel icons
3 ITV (SD) (Meridian (East 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 ITV +1 (Meridian south coast),

PSB3
BBCB
 H max
C36 (594.0MHz)370mDTG-680,000W
Channel icons
56 5SELECT, 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 Channel 5 HD, 106 BBC Four HD, 109 BBC Three HD, 204 CBBC HD, 205 CBeebies HD, plus 1 others

COM4
SDN
 H -3dB
C39 (618.0MHz)370mDTG-840,000W
Channel icons
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 Player, 211 Ketchup TV, 212 YAAAS!, plus 15 others

COM5
ArqA
 H -3dB
C42 (642.0MHz)370mDTG-840,000W
Channel icons
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 9 others

COM6
ArqB
 H -3dB
C48 (690.0MHz)370mDTG-840,000W
Channel icons
 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, 91 Classic Hits, 235 Aljazeera English, plus 18 others

DTG-3 64QAM 8K 2/3 24.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
DTG-6 256QAM 32KE 2/3 40.2Mb/s DVB-T2 MPEG4
DTG-8 64QAM 8K 3/4 27.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)

Are you trying to watch these 0 Freeview HD 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: .

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 (270°)
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 (289°)
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?

1960-80s1984-971997-981998-20122012-1316 Oct 2019
VHFC/D EC/D EC/D EC/D E TW T
C10ITVwaves
C33BBCA
C35D3+4
C36BBCB
C39SDN
C42ArqA
C48ArqBArqB
C50tv_offBBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBCA
C51tv_offD3+4
C53tv_offC4wavesC4wavesC4wavesBBCB
C55tv_offSDN
C56tv_offBBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2waves
C57tv_off_local_local
C59tv_offArqA
C66ITVwavesITVwavesITVwaves

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Table shows multiplexes names see this article;
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Notes: + and - denote 166kHz offset; aerial group are shown as A B C/D E K W T
waves denotes analogue; digital switchover was 13 Jun 12 and 27 Jun 12.

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
Friday, 25 February 2011
M
malcolm
4:50 PM
Dover

Thanks for all of the pointers, I have tried them but still have no BBC1 or BBC 2, so I have replaced the 24 element aerial in the loft with a new 48 element digital high gain aerial and retuned the TV's, fingers crossed that seems to have done the trick!
I hope it proves to be a permanent fix to the problem.

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Briantist
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6:05 PM

malcolm: I hope it works for you.

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Tuesday, 1 March 2011
O
Olivier
8:25 AM

Hello,

We are Tuesday and I have, always, a very bad quality of reception of the transmitter of Dover (analogue). I do not know what it occurs but, a thing is certain, my material of reception is not in question, indeed, I always receive the transmitter of London (Crystal Palace). Could you say to me to who must I address yourselves so that I can have an explanation? In advance, thank you.

Kind regards

Olivier from France

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Briantist
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

8:34 AM

Olivier: Dover transmits analogue at an ERP of 1kW, Crystal Palace at 1000kW.
The power you receive is the ERP divided by the distance (in meters) squared.
You are 100km from Dover, 200km from Crystal Palace.
This means you get, in Godewaersvelde, 250 times more powerful a signal from Crystal Palace (25mW) than from Dover (0.1mW).

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Olivier
8:47 AM

But Briantlist, I receive the transmitter of Dover since years with a perfect quality!
Why that now has you it changed since ten days ?
The power of emission of 100kw has you it lowered?
Which is the company which deals with the diffusion in England?

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Olivier's 7 posts FR
Briantist
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

8:51 AM

Olivier: There have been no changes to the transmitters.

I would see Freeview reception has changed? | ukfree.tv - independent free digital TV advice for things to check.

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Briantist's 38,844 posts GB
Wednesday, 16 March 2011
M
malcolm
5:22 PM
Dover

I cant believe it, I'm back home from a short break away and somedays the reception is great on BBC1 & 2 and other days I cant receive it at all, so I give up.

I think I'll just wait until July 2012 and se what happens when we get the digital signal upgrade.

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malcolm's 4 posts GB
Thursday, 17 March 2011
Briantist
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

7:58 AM

malcolm: As I said, this is just what you will expect to happen with a loft aerial.

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Sunday, 20 March 2011
B
brian
sentiment_satisfiedBronze

5:03 PM

Olivier , most of north east France went 'all digital' last month. Likely a transmitter over there on D50, D53, D56 or D66 has ramped up it's digital power or changed frequency and therefore you are getting a snowier picture from Dover. It could be somewhere a long way away but it would make a difference with marginal signals. Dover is still operating at 100kw max per channel..

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Monday, 21 March 2011
O
Olivier
10:54 AM

Hello Brian,
Thank you for your answer but I have thought about French new digital transmitters and I don't find transmitters which use C50, 53, 56 and 66 in France.
Also I have a rotor like you can see on my website :
My Hertzian TV Installation - Europe-Television.fr : Réception TNT hertzienne et Satellite française et etrangère en Flandres.
You can see my equipment on my video and you'll see the top quality of my english channels reception before :

‪antenne DX rotor tnthd59&benny‬‏
- YouTube


Kind regards

Olivier

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