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Freeview Light on the Faversham (Kent, England) transmitter

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The symbol shows the location of the Faversham (Kent, England) transmitter which serves 6,000 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 problems

The BBC and Digital UK report there are no faults or engineering work on the Faversham (Kent, England) transmitter.

Choose from three options: ■ List by multiplex ■ List by channel number ■ List by channel name

Which Freeview channels does the Faversham 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.

 V max
C21 (474.0MHz)64mDTG-320W
Channel icons
1 BBC One South East, 2 BBC Two England, 9 BBC Four, 201 CBBC, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, 601 BBC RB 1, plus 17 others

 V max
C24 (498.0MHz)64mDTG-320W
Channel icons
3 ITV (Meridian (East micro region)), 4 Channel 4 South ads, 5 Channel 5, 6 ITV 2, 13 Channel 4 +1 South ads, 14 More4, 15 Film4, 24 ITV4, 24 ITV4 +1, 28 E4, 33 ITV +1 (Meridian south coast),

 V max
C27 (522.0MHz)64mDTG-620W
Channel icons
45 Film4 +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,

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

Are you trying to watch these 0 Freeview channels?

The Faversham (Kent, England) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: .

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 Faversham transmitter?

regional news image
BBC South East Today 0.8m homes 3.2%
from Tunbridge Wells TN1 1QQ, 47km west-southwest
to BBC South East region - 45 masts.
regional news image
ITV Meridian News 0.7m homes 2.7%
from Maidstone ME14 5NZ, 23km west
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 Faversham (Kent, England) transmission frequencies change over time?

years1984-971997-981998-20122012-132013-182013-1731st Mar 2018-
aerial groupA KA KA KA KA KA KA B C/D E K VHF

orange background for multiplexes names more
green background for transmission frequencies
lilac background for power levels in watts
800MHz band: 4G mobile started in 2013
700MHz band: 4G from 30 June 2020more
600MHz 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?

BBCA, D3+4, BBCB 20W
Analogue 1-4(-1.9dB) 13W

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. Faversham 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.

Tuesday, 17 July 2018
Transmitter engineering
6:09 AM

FAVERSHAM transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 19:27 on 15 Jul to 20:08 on 15 Jul, HD Digital TV Off Air from 19:27 on 15 Jul to 20:08 on 15 Jul. [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering's 103,477 posts Owner Owner xx
Thursday, 19 July 2018
7:24 PM

You say its not got worse! But for the last 2-3 weeks its been terrible have only been able to get a few channels and never the ones I watch like Spike, Quest, E4. Never used to lose signal as much as now

Kept getting a message up to say a retune was needed before a certain date, but only been able to get a few channels when Im home, so dont want to do a retune and lose what channels I can get!

How can I solve it or is it a case of waiting for the conditions to change? Or getting sky?

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.'s 4 posts GB
Friday, 20 July 2018
7:05 AM

Ive done a retune this morning, but missing lots of channels.
11 Pick
12 Dave
17 Really
23 Create and Craft
29 E4+1
32 Sony Movie Channel
38 Quest Red
40 Sony Crime Channel
41 Food Network UK
43 Gems TV
45 Film4 +1
46 Challenge
And loads more after that!

Surely it should find them even if it cant get a signal to receive them?

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.'s 4 posts GB
3:28 PM


Please put your post code into the Digital UK Coverage Checker website at That will tell you what channels are now being used. Also check whether you need to change your aerial as many of the changes move COM7 and COM8 up to channels 55 and 56, which a Group A or Group B aerial will not receive properly. The ideal aerial nowadays is a wideband type.

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MikeP's 2,117 posts Platinum Platinum GB
10:31 PM

I really have no idea now!
The freeview pvr has found all the channels tonight when Ive retuned, but cant view itv, channel 4, Channel 5, itv2 as no signal (dont know about any others) But I can get itv, channel 4 and channel 5 on the HD channels (I was given the option of the kent or london receiver) so I chose Kent
It was getting these channels before the swap over recently

Ive also retuned the tv to kent, and that can get itv, channel 4 (though it keeps breaking up) channel 5 and itv2 (keeps breaking up) dont know if it cant get any on the tv?

Other TVs in the house seem to be able to get most channels?

My pvr is new only got a few days ago

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