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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.

MuxH/VFrequencyHeightModeWatts
PSB1
BBCA
 V max
C31 (554.0MHz)65mDTG-343W
Channel icons
1 BBC One (SD) London, 2 BBC Two England, 9 BBC Four, 201 CBBC, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, 601 BBC Red Button, plus 15 others

PSB2
D3+4
 V max
C32 (562.0MHz)65mDTG-343W
Channel icons
3 ITV (SD) (London), 4 Channel 4 (SD) London ads, 5 Channel 5, 6 ITV 2, 10 ITV3, 13 E4, 14 Film4, 15 Channel 4 +1 London ads, 18 More4, 24 ITV4, 33 ITV +1 (London),

PSB3
BBCB
 V max
C37 (602.0MHz)65mDTG-643W
Channel icons
74 Shopping Quarter , 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, plus 1 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
H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)

Are you trying to watch these 51 Freeview channels?

the effected channels
the effected channels
the effected channels
the effected channels

The Gravesend (Kent, England) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: 4Music, 4seven, 5SELECT, 5STAR, 5USA, Aljazeera English, BBC Four HD, BBC News HD, Blaze, Blaze +1, CBeebies HD, CBS Drama, CBS Justice, CBS Reality, Together TV +1, Challenge, Channel 5 +1, CITV, Dave, Dave ja vu, DMAX, Drama, E4 +1, Film4 +1, Food Network, Forces TV, FreeSports, HGTV, Horror Channel, ITV2 +1, ITV3 +1, ITV4 +1, ITVBe +1, More4 +1, NOW 80s, Paramount Network, PBS America +1, pick, Quest +1, Quest Red, Quest Red +1, Really, RT HD, Sky Arts, Sky News, Smithsonian Channel, Sony Movies Action, Talking Pictures TV, TCC, Together TV, Yesterday +1.

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?

1984-971997-981998-20122012-1321 Mar 2018
C/D EC/D EC/D EC/D E TA K T
C31BBCA
C32D3+4
C37BBCB
C49tv_offC4wavesC4wavesC4waves
C53tv_offBBCB
C55tv_offBBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1wavesD3+4
C59tv_offITVwavesITVwavesITVwavesBBCA
C62BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2waves

tv_off Being removed from Freeview (for 5G use) after November 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 4 Apr 12 and 18 Apr 12.

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.

Comments
Thursday, 16 June 2011
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

3:35 PM

GRAVESEND transmitter - Analogue BBC ONE Off Air; DSO related from 09:20 today BBC TWO Off Air; DSO related from 09:20 today [BBC] Over the next week Gravesend relay: TV (analogue) Service Shutdowns, TV (digital) working normally, Radio (analogue) working normally, Radio (digital) working normally. [DUK]

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Transmitter engineering
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8:37 PM

GRAVESEND transmitter - Analogue BBC ONE Off Air; DSO related from 09:20 today to 15:21 today BBC TWO Off Air; DSO related from 09:20 today to 15:50 today [BBC] Over the next week Gravesend relay: TV (analogue) Service Shutdowns, TV (digital) working normally, Radio (analogue) working normally, Radio (digital) working normally. [DUK]

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Friday, 17 June 2011
Transmitter engineering
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4:36 AM

GRAVESEND transmitter - Analogue BBC ONE Off Air; DSO related from 09:20 yesterday to 15:21 yesterday BBC TWO Off Air; DSO related from 09:20 yesterday to 15:50 yesterday [BBC] Over the next week Gravesend relay: TV (analogue) Service Shutdowns, TV (digital) working normally, Radio (analogue) working normally, Radio (digital) working normally. [DUK]

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Saturday, 18 June 2011
Transmitter engineering
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4:33 AM

GRAVESEND transmitter - Analogue BBC ONE Off Air; DSO related from 09:20 on 16 Jun to 15:21 on 16 Jun BBC TWO Off Air; DSO related from 09:20 on 16 Jun to 15:50 on 16 Jun [BBC] Over the next week Gravesend relay: TV (analogue) Service Shutdowns, TV (digital) working normally, Radio (analogue) working normally, Radio (digital) working normally. [DUK]

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Sunday, 19 June 2011
Transmitter engineering
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8:23 AM

GRAVESEND transmitter - Analogue BBC ONE Off Air; DSO related from 09:20 on 16 Jun to 15:21 on 16 Jun BBC TWO Off Air; DSO related from 09:20 on 16 Jun to 15:50 on 16 Jun [BBC]

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Thursday, 7 July 2011
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

12:34 PM

GRAVESEND transmitter - Analogue BBC ONE Off Air; DSO related from 10:11 today to 10:16 today BBC TWO Off Air; DSO related from 10:55 today to 10:58 today [BBC] Over the next week Gravesend relay: TV (analogue) Service Shutdowns, TV (digital) working normally, Radio (analogue) working normally, Radio (digital) working normally. [DUK]

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Friday, 8 July 2011
Transmitter engineering
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9:34 AM

GRAVESEND transmitter - Analogue BBC ONE Off Air; DSO related from 10:11 yesterday to 10:16 yesterday BBC TWO Off Air; DSO related from 10:55 yesterday to 10:58 yesterday [BBC] Over the next week Gravesend relay: TV (analogue) Service Shutdowns, TV (digital) working normally, Radio (analogue) working normally, Radio (digital) working normally. [DUK]

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Saturday, 9 July 2011
Transmitter engineering
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7:31 AM

GRAVESEND transmitter - Analogue BBC ONE Off Air; DSO related from 10:11 on 07 Jul to 10:16 on 07 Jul BBC TWO Off Air; DSO related from 10:55 on 07 Jul to 10:58 on 07 Jul [BBC] Over the next week Gravesend relay: TV (analogue) Service Shutdowns, TV (digital) working normally, Radio (analogue) working normally, Radio (digital) working normally. [DUK]

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Sunday, 10 July 2011
M
Mike
8:22 PM
Gravesend

Greetings,

Over the last couple of weeks, I have lost Dave, ITV4, ITV3, Film 4 and a few other channels that I was previously getting and with excellent reception. I have checked all my cables and gone back to factory settings as per the advice on this site, and whilst that put back a couple of the channels to my list, there was no signal.

I am literally 400 yards from the Gravesend transmitter and I have an aerial on my roof.

I cannot understand what is happening and why the channels I have listed above are not included in the list that are available via Gravesend transmitter at the moment, or after switchover.

Would appreciate some advice please.

Regards

Mike

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Monday, 11 July 2011
Transmitter engineering
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10:34 AM

GRAVESEND transmitter - Analogue BBC ONE Off Air; DSO related from 10:11 on 07 Jul to 10:16 on 07 Jul BBC TWO Off Air; DSO related from 10:55 on 07 Jul to 10:58 on 07 Jul [BBC]

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