Full Freeview on the Dover (Kent, England) transmitter
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The symbol shows the location of the Dover (Kent, England) transmitter which serves 190,000 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.
Which Freeview channels does the Dover 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 (SD) South East, 2 BBC Two England, 9 BBC Four, 23 BBC Three, 201 CBBC, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, 250 BBC Red Button, plus 15 others 700 BBC Radio 1, 701 BBC Radio 1Xtra, 702 BBC Radio 2, 703 BBC Radio 3, 704 BBC Radio 4 (FM), 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), 722 BBC Surrey (BBC local radio), 734 BBC Essex (BBC local radio),
3 ITV (SD) (Meridian (East micro region)), 4 Channel 4 (SD) South ads, 5 Channel 5, 6 ITV 2, 10 ITV3, 13 E4, 14 Film4, 15 Channel 4 +1 South ads, 18 More4, 25 ITV4, 30 E4 +1, 35 ITV +1 (Meridian south coast),
73 Shopping Quarter , 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, plus 1 others 66 TBN UK,
CCXTV, 12 Quest, 20 Drama, 21 5USA, 29 ITV2 +1, 32 5STAR, 33 5Action, 42 GREAT! movies action, 45 Channel 5 +1, 56 5SELECT, 58 ITVBe +1, 59 ITV3 +1, 60 ITV4 +1, 64 Blaze, 67 CBS Reality, 68 Horror Channel, 74 Drama +1, 78 TCC, 81 Blaze +1, 203 CITV, 211 Ketchup TV, 212 YAAAS!, plus 16 others Racing TV, ADULT Xpanded2, 16 QVC, 22 Ideal World, 50 TJC, 95 Create and Craft, 252 Kiss Chat & Date, 253 Proud Dating, 263 SonLife, 264 VisionTV, 265 On Demand 365, 269 Arise News, 670 ADULT Section (start), 724 Capital, 727 Absolute Radio, 728 Heart,
11 Sky Arts, 17 Really, 19 Dave, 31 4Music, 36 pick, 40 Quest Red, 43 Food Network, 46 Film4 +1, 47 Challenge, 48 4seven, 57 Smithsonian Channel, 70 Quest +1, 75 Yesterday +1, 83 Together TV, 233 Sky News, plus 9 others 45 Gems TV, 85 Craft Store TV, 673 ADULT smileTV3, 678 Xpanded TV, 723 talkSPORT, 730 RNIB Connect, 731 Classic FM, 732 LBC, 733 Trans World Radio,
25 Dave ja vu, 27 Yesterday, 34 GREAT! movies, 39 DMAX, 41 CBS Justice, 44 HGTV, 68 CBS Drama, 82 Talking Pictures TV, 84 PBS America, 234 RT, 235 Aljazeera English, plus 17 others ADULT smileTV2, ADULT Studio 66, 37 QVC Beauty, 38 QVC Style, 72 Shopping Quarter, 206 Pop, 674 ADULT Babestn, 699 ADULT Section, 711 Hits Radio, 712 KISS FRESH, 713 KISS, 714 KISSTORY, 715 Magic, 716 Greatest Hits Radio, 717 Kerrang!, 718 Smooth Radio, 725 Premier Radio,
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 11 Freeview HD channels?
The Dover (Kent, England) mast is not one of the extended Freeview HD (COM7 and COM8) transmitters, it does not provide these high definition (HD) channels: BBC Four HD, BBC News HD, CBeebies HD, Forces TV, FreeSports, More4 +1, Now 70s, PBS America +1, That's TV , Quest Red +1, RT HD.
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 Dover transmitter?
BBC South East Today 0.8m homes 3.2%
from Tunbridge Wells TN1 1QQ, 69km west (270°)
to BBC South East region - 45 masts.
How will the Dover (Kent, England) transmission frequencies change over time?
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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 13 Jun 12 and 27 Jun 12.
How do the old analogue and currrent digital signal levels compare?
|BBCA, D3+4, BBCB||(-1dB) 80kW|
|SDN, ARQA, ARQB||(-4dB) 40kW|
|Mux 2*, Mux A*, Mux B*||(-17dB) 2kW|
|Mux 1*, Mux C*||(-20dB) 1000W|
|Mux D*||(-23dB) 500W|
Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Dover transmitter area
OK, OK I know all about the inversion effect etc. but the reception in Broadstairs/Pam Bay Area has now got silly on freeview (or in my case NOview) just done a rescan and found 36 Channels as far as I can tell all DUTCH! I know our local MP is meant to be helping but it has now got silly, completely beyond belief, what do we pay our TV licence for, can we get a refund for the days we have no coverage! Can we push for the "Go Live" date to be brought forward, I think not but if the powers that be DO look at this Blog/Site can they think of, as a temporary measure at least, putting a digital relay on the Margate mast and letting us have at least the main Channels (BBC, ITV, CH4 (and 4 offshoots) and Five with 5* and 5USA as there are more OFF days that working days now!
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Nick I have no answer for you save to suggest you bend the ear of our local MPs to see if we can get something done to improve it. It is unacceptable to say as Malcolm has done that even after switchover we are unlikely to see significantly improved reception. The analogue service here has been good and in my view the digital one should be made to be the same. Why on earth should I have to invest in one of those ugly satellite dishes just because the powers that be cant get it right.
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Nick Lloyd, Stuart: Fundamentally, you're out of coverage and as far as the broadcasters are concerned, always have been. You will be covered by the Margate relay after switchover.
The terrain blocks clear line-of-sight to the Dover transmitter and always has done - this is why the Margate transmitter exists at all. You're relying on fringe reception which is more likely to be affected by the ongoing switchover programme.
Until switchover, digital takes a major back seat to analogue performance. Some changes to interference levels were inevitable as the switchover programme proceeds, both here and abroad.
The broadcasters are only trying to match the predicted digital coverage to predicted analogue coverage. If the analogue coverage was below the threshold, they are not required to provide a digital service from that transmitter at that location. The commercial muxes are not even required to match that level of coverage.
Margate is fed off-air from Dover for analogue signals and cannot currently transmit digital services, because they just don't reach from Dover to Margate, at least not reliably enough to rebroadcast. Feeding relay transmitters from a leased digital communications line is much more expensive and only done where off-air relay is not possible. It's also very unlikely that there are any spare frequencies that could be used for any interim service.
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