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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.

Are there any planned engineering works or unexpected transmitter faults on the Dover (Kent, England) mast?

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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.

 H max
C50 (706.0MHz)370mDTG-380,000W
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1 BBC One South East, 2 BBC Two England, 7 BBC Three, 9 BBC Four, 120 CBBC, 121 CBeebies, 130 BBC News, 131 BBC Parliament, 601 BBC Red Button 1, plus 13 others

 H max
C51 (714.0MHz)370mDTG-380,000W
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3 ITV (Meridian (East micro region)), 4 Channel 4 South ads, 5 Channel 5 Part Network ads, 6 ITV 2, 13 Channel 4 +1 South ads, 14 More 4, 15 Film 4, 28 E4, 33 ITV +1 (Meridian south coast),

 H max
C53 (730.0MHz)370mDTG-680,000W
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45 Film 4 +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 BBC Three HD, 123 CBBC HD, plus 1 others

 H -3dB
C55 (746.0MHz)370mDTG-840,000W
Channel icons
10 ITV 3, 20 Drama, 21 5USA, 26 ITV Be, 27 ITV 2 +1, 30 5*, 34 ITV 3 +1, 37 Quest, 44 Channel 5 +1, 55 Channel 5 +24, 61 True Entertainment, 62 ITV 4 +1, 66 CBS Reality, 72 ITV Be +1, 122 CITV, 242 Vintage TV, plus 24 others

 H -3dB
C59 (778.0MHz)370mDTG-840,000W
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 BBC Red Button 2, 11 pick, 12 Dave, 17 Really, 29 E4 +1, 32 Movie Mix, 41 Food Network, 42 Travel Channel, 46 Challenge, 48 Movies4Men, 68 truTV, 69 truTV +1, 126 Tiny Pop, 132 Sky News, plus 18 others

 H -3dB
C48 (690.0MHz)370mDTG-840,000W
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18 4Music, 19 Yesterday, 24 ITV 4, 25 Dave ja vu, 31 Spike , 38 Quest +1, 47 4seven, 58 BT Sport 1 (not free), 59 BT Showcase (not free), 64 CBS Action, 70 Horror Channel, 74 VIVA, 133 Al Jazeera English, 135 RT English , plus 18 others

DTG-3 64QAM 8K 2/324.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
DTG-6 256QAM 32KE 2/340.2Mb/s DVB-T2 MPEG4
DTG-8 64QAM 8K 3/427.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)

Are you trying to watch these 10 Freeview HD channels?

the effected 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: 4seven HD, Al Jazeera Arabic, Al Jazeera HD, BBC Four HD, BBC News HD, CBeebies HD, Channel 4+1 HD, Community Channel, Community Channel HD, Motors TV.

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?

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BBC South East Today 0.8m homes 3.2%
from Tunbridge Wells TN1 1QQ, 69km west
to BBC South East region - 45 masts.
regional news image
ITV Meridian News 0.7m homes 2.7%
from Maidstone ME14 5NZ, 52km west-northwest
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 Dover (Kent, England) transmission frequencies change over time?

aerial groupVHFC/D EC/D EC/D EC/D EC/D EC/D EK

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green background for transmission frequencies
lilac background for power levels in watts
800MHz band: 4G mobile started in 2013
700MHz band: possible 4G in 2019 more
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 13th June and 27th June 2012.
Click/touch here to read How do the old analogue and currrent digital signal levels compare?Analogue 1-4 100kWBBCA, D3+4
Click/touch here to read Other mapsDover Freeview, Dover DAB, Dover AM/FM, Dover TV region, BBC South East, Meridian (East mi
Click/touch here to read Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Dover transmitter areaAug 1958-Jan 1992Sou
Click/touch here to read Is the transmitter output the same in all directions?Radiation patterns withheld

Friday, 8 May 2015
6:15 PM

Dawn Pryor: Your safest bet would be to use any channel in the range from 63 - 68, remembering to set your TV on "analogue" before retuning it to pick up the Sky boxes modulator.

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Dave Lindsay
6:19 PM

Dawn Pryor: Try 56 or 57.

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Saturday, 9 May 2015
12:09 AM

Dawn Pryor : In addition to that said. The procedure of choosing a channel for a Sky boxes modulator to operate on to avoid it clashing with one used by the local DTT transmitter is no longer necessary since DTT transmissions ceased using channels from 61 upwards, this being the reason why I stated to choose anything from 63 - 68 as these channels are safe to use irrespective of where a person might reside in the UK as nothing transmits in this range.

I would though avoid using channels 61 and 62, as these two channels are in the range liable to cause problems in the "analogue" tuner of the TV receiving the signal from the Sky box, that is should any 4G transmissions be operating in your area.

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Dave Lindsay
11:05 AM

jb38: I thought 4G services were allocated C61 up to C69 so might this not cause patterning on an analogue picture, if the signal is strong enough?

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Sunday, 10 May 2015
9:47 AM

Dave Lindsay: Yes, quite correct, as 4G providers were indeed allocated individual slots to operate on over the range of channels mentioned. However what I was really getting at in my posting, albeit not explained very well, is that it's unlikely anyone using the output of a Sky boxes modulator to feed the analogue signal into a TV in another room would experience any problems by using this range of channels.

My reasoning behind this being based on the fact, that if they were resident in an area close to a 4G transmitter, the effects of (if any!) would manifest itself by causing problems to their Freeview reception well before being high enough to impose noise (grain etc) on the analogue picture. Plus, if they had previously been experiencing problems with Freeview reception as the result of 4G transmissions, then their aerial system will already be fitted with an in-line 4g filter, and as such eliminating any remote possibility of experiencing any problems in the first place.

Of course, it goes without saying that this only applies to Sky box users who also use Freeview, because if they don't, then they wouldn't have anything connected into the Sky boxes aerial input socket.

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Wednesday, 13 May 2015
Transmitter engineering
7:34 PM

DOVER transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 16:17 today to 17:42 today. [BBC]

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Thursday, 14 May 2015
Transmitter engineering
4:30 AM

DOVER transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 16:17 yesterday to 17:42 yesterday. [BBC]

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Friday, 15 May 2015
Transmitter engineering
4:31 AM

DOVER transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 16:17 on 13 May to 17:42 on 13 May. [BBC]

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Monday, 22 June 2015
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