Full Freeview on the Tunbridge Wells (Kent, England) transmitter
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The symbol shows the location of the Tunbridge Wells (Kent, England) transmitter which serves 53,000 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 problemsThe BBC and Digital UK report there are no faults or engineering work on the Tunbridge Wells (Kent, England) transmitter.
Which Freeview channels does the Tunbridge Wells 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.
1 BBC One South East, 2 BBC Two England, 9 BBC Four, 120 CBBC, 121 CBeebies, 130 BBC News, 131 BBC Parliament, 601 BBC RB 1, plus 17 others 200 BBC Red Button, 700 BBC Radio 1, 701 BBC Radio 1Xtra, 702 BBC Radio 2, 703 BBC Radio 3, 704 BBC Radio 4, 705 BBC Radio 5 Live, 706 BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra, 707 BBC Radio 6 Music, 708 BBC Radio 4 Extra, 709 BBC Asian Network, 710 BBC World Service, 719 BBC Kent (BBC local radio), 720 BBC Sussex (BBC local radio), 721 BBC Radio London (BBC local radio), 722 BBC Surrey (BBC local radio), 734 BBC Essex (BBC local radio),
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, 28 E4, 33 ITV +1 (Meridian south coast),
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, 123 CBBC HD,
10 ITV3, 20 Drama, 21 5 USA, 26 ITV Be, 27 ITV 2 +1, 30 5STAR, 34 ITV3 +1, 37 Quest, 44 Channel 5 +1, 54 My5, 58 ITV Be +1, 59 ITV4 +1, 61 True Entertainment, 66 CBS Reality, 70 Horror Channel, 80 Blaze, 83 Blaze +1, 92 Quest +1, 122 CITV, plus 18 others 16 QVC, 85 Hochanda, 170 ADULT Section (start), 171 Television X, 182 Xpanded TV promo, 226 CCTV, 231 Racing UK, 234 CONNECT 4, 239 SonLife, 244 VisionTV, 246 JSTV, 247 kykNET, 250 Revelation TV, 257 Arise News, 258 Loveworld, 724 Capital, 727 Absolute Radio, 728 Heart,
11 pick, 12 Dave, 17 Really, 29 E4 +1, 32 Sony Movie Ch, 38 Quest Red, 41 Food Network, 46 Challenge, 48 Movies4Men, 68 truTV, 69 Tru TV +1, 72 YourTV, 132 Sky News, plus 12 others 23 Create and Craft, 43 Gems TV, 49 TJC, 65 TBN UK, 173 ADULT smileTV3, 175 ADULT PARTY, 176 ADULT Blue, 177 ADULT Babestn2, 207 Kiss Me TV, 208 Proud Dating, 723 talkSPORT, 730 RNIB Connect,
BT Showcase (not free), 18 4Music, 19 Yesterday, 25 Home, 31 Spike, 42 Travel Channel, 47 4seven, 64 CBS Action, 71 CBS Drama, 73 YourTV +1, 79 Dave ja vu, 90 Quest Red +1, plus 21 others 22 Ideal World, 35 QVC Beauty, 36 QVC Style, 78 Sewing Quarter, 93 TJC Choice, 125 Pop, 135 RT, 172 ADULT smileTV2, 174 Babestation, 199 ADULT Section (end), 711 The Hits radio, 712 KISS FRESH, 713 Kiss, 714 KISSTORY, 715 Magic, 716 heat, 717 Kerrang!, 718 Smooth radio, 725 Premier Radio, 731 Classic FM, 732 LBC,
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 0 Freeview HD channels?
The Tunbridge Wells (Kent, England) mast is not one of the extended Freeview HD (COM7 and COM8) transmitters, it does not provide these high definition (HD) channels: .
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 Tunbridge Wells transmitter?
BBC South East Today 0.8m homes 3.2%
from Tunbridge Wells TN1 1QQ, 5km south-southwest
to BBC South East region - 45 masts.
How will the Tunbridge Wells (Kent, England) transmission frequencies change over time?
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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 30th May and 13th June 2012.
How do the old analogue and currrent digital signal levels compare?
|Analogue 5, SDN, ARQA, ARQB, BBCA, D3+4, BBCB||(-4dB) 4kW|
|Mux 1*, Mux 2*, Mux A*, Mux B*, Mux C*, Mux D*||(-20dB) 100W|
Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Tunbridge Wells transmitter area
Is the transmitter output the same in all directions?Radiation patterns withheld
11:25 AM Tunbridge Wells
Hi, visiting my Mother today and found that her Freeview reception has changed. She is in Tunbridge Wells (TN4 9EN number 12) and has no BBC channels. On further investigation it appears that 2 muliplexes are missing...BBCA and SDN (only getting 71 channels on an automatic scan). I have tried the Freeview Reset Procedure and a factory reset of the box (TVOnics DTR HV-250), but to no avail. When I try a manual tune of channel 52 (Tunbridge Wells channel for BBCA), there is a very weak or no signal and no channels are found, the other channels on the other 4 multiplexes are working fine.
I have no TV/aerial experience, but it sounds like an aerial problem to me, hoever this problem only started happening in the last few days. We don't know how old the aerial is, but my Mum reports it last being checked about 14 years ago. All connections at the back of the equipment seem fine and I can see nothing visible with the roof-top aerial or cabling. Could these symtoms be a fault with the digibox, or is it more likely to be a new fault with the aerial...
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You are right in thinking it is a problem with your mother's aerial system. If you can, check all the connections that are accessible. Make sure that the coaxial cable is fitted correctly and that the inner core and out braiding are entirely separate. Unplug each coaxial plug and re-insert it into the socket - light corrosion of the contact is a known cause of your problems.
If that fails, then you need the services of an aerial installer - but don't let them fob you off with a new 'digital' aerial as there is no such thing. If the aerial has to be changed, then have a log-periodic fitted as that will cover all current and future transmissions as fas a can be foreseen.
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Thanks for your reply Mike...not used to these forums so apologies if I'm responding inappropriately. I had to leave my mum to it in the end since I was returning to North Wales - but put her in touch with an aerial engineer who apparently has since been round and identified and fixed the problem (something to do with the aerial cabling I believe)...so all sorted, thanks for taking the trouble to rely though. Regards, Mark.
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