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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 - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 18:43 yesterday to 18:52 yesterday. BBC


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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.

MuxH/VFrequencyHeightModeWatts
PSB1
BBCA
 H max
C33 (570.0MHz)370mDTG-380,000W
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1 BBC One (SD) South East, 2 BBC Two England, 9 BBC Four, 201 CBBC SD, 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 (SD), 6 ITV 2, 10 ITV3, 13 E4, 14 Film4, 15 Channel 4 +1 South ads, 18 More4, 24 ITV4, 33 ITV +1 (Meridian south coast), 45 Film4 +1,

PSB3
BBCB
 H max
C36 (594.0MHz)370mDTG-680,000W
Channel icons
86 More4 +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 Channel 5 HD, 204 CBBC HD,

COM4
SDN
 H -3dB
C39 (618.0MHz)370mDTG-840,000W
Channel icons
 Spotlight TV, 12 Quest, 20 Drama, 21 5USA, 27 ITV2 +1, 30 5STAR, 34 ITV3 +1, 40 Movies4Men, 44 Channel 5 +1, 54 Paramount Network, 55 5SELECT, 58 ITVBe +1, 59 ITV4 +1, 63 Blaze, 66 CBS Reality, 70 Horror Channel, 76 Quest +1, 77 TCC, 80 Blaze +1, 203 CITV, 211 Ketchup TV, plus 21 others

COM5
ArqA
 H -3dB
C42 (642.0MHz)370mDTG-840,000W
Channel icons
11 pick, 17 Really, 19 Dave, 28 E4 +1, 32 Sony Movie Channel, 38 Quest Red, 41 Food Network, 46 Challenge, 72 YourTV, 89 Together TV, 233 Sky News, plus 10 others

COM6
ArqB
 H -3dB
C48 (690.0MHz)370mDTG-840,000W
Channel icons
25 Yesterday, 29 4Music, 31 5Spike, 37 DMAX, 39 CBS Justice, 42 Home, 47 4seven, 71 CBS Drama, 73 Sewing Quarter, 79 Dave ja vu, 81 Talking Pictures TV, 235 AlJazeera English (SD), plus 16 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 19 Freeview HD channels?

the effected 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, 5STAR +1, 5USA +1, Aljazeera English HD, BBC Four HD, BBC News HD, CBeebies HD, CBS Reality +1, Channel 4+1 HD, Forces TV, Freesports, NOW 80s, Now 90s, PBS America, Pick +1, Together TV +1, Quest Red +1, RT HD, Smithsonian Channel HD.

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?

1960-80s1984-971997-981998-20122012-132013-182013-1716 Oct 2019
VHFC/D EC/D EC/D EC/D E TC/D E TC/D E TW T
C10ITVwaves
C33BBCA
C35D3+4
C36BBCB
C39SDN
C42ArqA
C48ArqBArqBArqBArqB
C50tv_offBBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBCABBCABBCA
C51tv_offD3+4D3+4D3+4
C53tv_offC4wavesC4wavesC4wavesBBCBBBCBBBCB
C55tv_off-ASDNSDNSDN
C56tv_offBBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2waves
C57tv_off+C_local_local_local_local
C58tv_off+B
C59tv_offArqAArqAArqA
C60tv_off-D
C61+2
C66ITVwavesITVwavesITVwaves
C681

tv_off Being removed from Freeview (for 5G use) by 30 June 2020 - 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 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
Monday, 14 November 2016
Transmitter engineering
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11:09 AM

DOVER transmitter - Possible weak signal [DUK]

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Tuesday, 22 November 2016
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

4:31 AM

DOVER transmitter - Possible weak signal [DUK]

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Thursday, 15 December 2016
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Mr Fooley
7:01 PM

Why is the signal poor some of the channels intermittently pixelate my TV

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StevensOnln1
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10:55 PM

Mr Fooley: Please provide a postcode so we can see the predicted signal strength and available transmitters at your location.

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StevensOnln1's 2,673 posts GB
Thursday, 19 January 2017
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Paul
10:01 AM

Mr Fooley:I have the same problems with quality of the signal of some of my channels while other are fine.
I have carried a freeview reset procedure and it has made no difference at all.
Channels like BBC 1 is fine and has a good quality of the signal, but channels like Yesterday have a very poor quality of the signal and you can't watch them at all. I live in Ashford, Kent.

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MikeP
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4:20 PM

Paul and Mr Foley:

We need a full post code so we can look up what the transmission and reception conditions are where you live.

The other thing you must do is to check what the signal strengths are for all the available multiplexes and report them here. Then we can see if you have too much or too little signal.



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MikeP's 3,007 posts GB
Wednesday, 24 May 2017
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Steve Addis
10:26 PM
Dover

Hi
I tried to watch the free to air football this evening on BT Showcase which should have been on freeview channel 115. I was unable to find it. I tried a retune but I still could not find it.
My postcode is .CT15 7QB. My address is 15 The Grange, Shepherdswell, Dover, Kent. My aerial is high up on the wall of my house and points towards your Dover transmitter. I can view other channels on Freeview.
Does channel 115 get broadcast from the Dover transmitter?

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StevensOnln1
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11:10 PM

Steve Addis: BT Showcase HD is not broadcast from the Dover transmitter, nor from any other that you are likely to be able to receive at your location.

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Saturday, 27 May 2017
Transmitter engineering
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11:48 AM

DOVER transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 09:33 today to 09:37 today. [BBC]

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Sunday, 28 May 2017
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

5:32 AM

DOVER transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 09:33 yesterday to 09:37 yesterday. [BBC]

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