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The symbol shows the location of the Gravesend (Kent, England) transmitter which serves 5,000 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 Gravesend (Kent, England) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Gravesend 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
C31 (554.0MHz)65mDTG-343W
Channel icons
1 BBC One London, 2 BBC Two England, 9 BBC Four, 201 CBBC, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, 601 BBC RB 1, plus 11 others

 V max
C32 (562.0MHz)65mDTG-343W
Channel icons
 E4, 3 ITV (London), 5 Channel 5, 6 ITV 2, 10 ITV3, 15 Film4, 24 ITV4, 33 ITV +1 (London), 73 Sewing Quarter,

 V max
C37 (602.0MHz)65mDTG-643W
Channel icons
101 BBC One HD (England no regional news), 102 BBC Two HD (England), 103 ITV HD (ITV London), 104 Channel 4 HD London 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 Gravesend (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 Gravesend transmitter?

regional news image
BBC London 4.9m homes 18.4%
from London W1A 1AA, 38km west-northwest (286°)
to BBC London region - 55 masts.
regional news image
ITV London News 4.9m homes 18.4%
from London WC1X 8XZ, 36km west-northwest (287°)
to ITV London region - 55 masts.

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

years1984-971997-981998-20122012-132013-182013-1721st Mar 2018
aerial groupC/D EC/D EC/D EC/D EC/D EC/D EA K

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 4th April and 18th April 2012.

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

BBCA, D3+4, BBCB 43W
Analogue 1-4(-5.5dB) 12W

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Crystal Palace transmitter area

Sep 1955-Jul 1968Associated-Rediffusion†
Sep 1955-Jul 1968Associated TeleVision◊
Jul 1968-Dec 1992Thames†
Jul 1968-Feb 2004London Weekend Television♦
Jan 1993-Feb 2004Carlton†
Feb 2004-Dec 2014ITV plc†
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. Gravesend 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.

Sunday, 17 July 2011
12:06 PM

Mike: The Gravesend transmitter does not have Freeview until 2012, when it will provide only the Freeview Light service.

Can you see Single frequency interference | - independent free digital TV advice for help with your problem, as you will be using the Crystal Palace transmitter.

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Briantist's 38,786 posts Owner Owner GB
Wednesday, 18 January 2012
8:50 PM

lost signal on itv/channel4/5 and a few moore for two days. re-tunning does not help.

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mark's 1 post GB
Friday, 20 January 2012
Sunday, 20 April 2014
5:28 PM Dartford

My Aunt don't like buying new stuff, Last year CH54 (yesterday) quality fell to ZERO so was unwatchable Looking at her aerial it points towards a group of mobile phone masts in spitting distance DA1 2AT so i guessed a 4g problem, i bought a cheap 4g filter and amazingly it worked ch54 returned, However the aerial needs to be plugged into the mains before theres a signal and according to the instructions my filter is on the wrong side of amplifying unit which is on the aerial, I am now worried that my wrongly installed 4g filter is not electrically safe and may cause something to overheat or worse case cause a fire is that possibile??
Another problem is since the new channels started on CH32 her old philips box in the bedroom says its found new channels but when you select the new channels to view the box crashes and you have to switch it off and on for it to work again but after a while it says found new channels again and the same thing happens again, she has a identical box linked to a tv downstairs and the new HD channels work fine on there any known cure for the box in the bedroom.
Thanx Nathan

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Nathan's 1 post GB
Monday, 11 July 2016
Transmitter engineering
9:09 AM

GRAVESEND transmitter - Possible service interruptions [DUK]

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Transmitter engineering's 112,114 posts Owner Owner xx
Tuesday, 19 July 2016
Transmitter engineering
12:09 AM

GRAVESEND transmitter - Possible service interruptions [DUK]

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