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The symbol shows the location of the Folkestone (Kent, England) transmitter which serves 7,000 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 Folkestone (Kent, England) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Folkestone 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
 V max
C26 (514.0MHz)75mDTG-3100W
Channel icons
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
 V max
C23 (490.0MHz)75mDTG-3100W
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
 V max
C30- (545.8MHz)75mDTG-6100W
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,

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 60 Freeview channels?

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The Folkestone (Kent, England) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: 4Music, 4seven, 4seven HD, 5SELECT, 5Spike, 5STAR, 5STAR +1, 5USA, 5USA +1, AlJazeera English (SD), Aljazeera English HD, BBC Four HD, BBC News HD, Blaze, Blaze +1, CBeebies HD, CBS Drama, CBS Justice, CBS Reality, CBS Reality +1, Challenge, Channel 4+1 HD, Channel 5 +1, CITV, Dave, Dave ja vu, DMAX, Drama, E4 +1, Food Network, Forces TV, Freesports, Home, Horror Channel, ITV2 +1, ITV3 +1, ITV4 +1, ITVBe +1, Together TV +1, Movies4Men, NOW 80s, Now 90s, Paramount Network, PBS America, pick, Pick +1, Quest +1, Quest Red, Quest Red +1, Really, RT HD, Sewing Quarter, Sky News, Smithsonian Channel HD, Sony Movie Channel, Talking Pictures TV, TCC, Together TV, Yesterday, YourTV.

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 Folkestone transmitter?

regional news image
BBC South East Today 0.8m homes 3.2%
from Tunbridge Wells TN1 1QQ, 64km west (273°)
to BBC South East region - 45 masts.
regional news image
ITV Meridian News 0.7m homes 2.7%
from Maidstone ME14 5NZ, 49km west-northwest (295°)
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 Folkestone (Kent, England) transmission frequencies change over time?

1950s-80s1984-971997-981998-20122012-132013-182013-1731 Mar 2018-
VHFA K TA K TA K TA K TA K TA K TA K T
C4BBCtvwaves
C23ITVwavesITVwavesITVwavesD3+4D3+4D3+4D3+4
C26BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBCABBCABBCABBCA
C30C4wavesC4wavesC4waves-BBCB-BBCB-BBCBBBCB
C33BBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1waves

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 200W
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-3dB) 100W

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. Folkestone 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.

Comments
Monday, 16 September 2019
Transmitter engineering
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5:08 AM

FOLKESTONE transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 06:37 yesterday to 09:24 yesterday. [BBC]

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Tuesday, 17 September 2019
Transmitter engineering
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5:08 AM

FOLKESTONE transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 06:37 on 15 Sep to 09:24 on 15 Sep. [BBC]

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Wednesday, 18 September 2019
Transmitter engineering
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5:08 AM

FOLKESTONE transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 00:16 today to 00:41 today, BBC Digital TV Off Air from 06:37 on 15 Sep to 09:24 on 15 Sep. [BBC]

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Thursday, 19 September 2019
Transmitter engineering
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5:08 AM

FOLKESTONE transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 00:16 yesterday to 00:41 yesterday, BBC Digital TV Off Air from 06:37 on 15 Sep to 09:24 on 15 Sep. [BBC]

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5:08 PM

FOLKESTONE transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 00:16 yesterday to 00:41 yesterday, BBC Digital TV Off Air from 06:37 on 15 Sep to 09:24 on 15 Sep, BBC Digital TV Wrong Programme from 04:14 on 28 Aug to 06:42 today. [BBC]

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Friday, 20 September 2019
Transmitter engineering
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5:08 AM

FOLKESTONE transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Wrong Programme from 04:14 on 28 Aug to 06:42 yesterday, BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 00:16 on 18 Sep to 00:41 on 18 Sep. [BBC]

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5:08 PM

FOLKESTONE transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 00:16 on 18 Sep to 00:41 on 18 Sep, BBC Digital TV Wrong Programme from 04:14 on 28 Aug to 06:42 yesterday. [BBC]

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Saturday, 21 September 2019
Transmitter engineering
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5:08 AM

FOLKESTONE transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 00:16 on 18 Sep to 00:41 on 18 Sep, BBC Digital TV Wrong Programme from 04:14 on 28 Aug to 06:42 on 19 Sep. [BBC]

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11:08 PM

FOLKESTONE transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Wrong Programme from 04:14 on 28 Aug to 06:42 on 19 Sep, BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 00:16 on 18 Sep to 00:41 on 18 Sep. [BBC]

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Monday, 23 September 2019
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4:30 AM

FOLKESTONE transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Wrong Programme from 04:14 on 28 Aug to 06:42 on 19 Sep. [BBC]

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