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Full Freeview on the Dover (Kent, England) transmitter

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This transmitter has no current reported problems

The BBC and Digital UK report there are no faults or engineering work on the Dover (Kent, England) transmitter. Click to recheck [+] 

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The symbol shows the location of the Dover (Kent, England) transmitter which serves 190,000 homes.

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tx3Meridian (East micro region)txdabxxDAB in KenttxradioxxAM/FM in Kent

Is the transmitter output the same in all directions?

Radiation patterns withheld

What do the colours on the map mean?

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.


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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.

MuxAerial positionFrequencyHeightModeWatts
PSB1
BBCA
 horizontal max
C50 (706.0MHz)370m64QAM 8K 2/3
24.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
80,000W
Channel icons
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, 301 BBC Red Button 1, plus 13 others

PSB2
D3+4
 horizontal max
C51 (714.0MHz)370m64QAM 8K 2/3
24.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
80,000W
Channel icons
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),

PSB3
BBCB
 horizontal max
C53 (730.0MHz)370m256QAM 32KE 2/3
40.2Mb/s DVB-T2 MPEG4
80,000W
Channel icons
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

COM4
SDN
 horizontal -3dB
C55 (746.0MHz)370m64QAM 8K 3/4
27.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
40,000W
Channel icons
10 ITV 3, 20 Drama, 25 Dave ja vu, 26 ITV Be, 27 ITV 2 +1, 30 5*, 31 5USA, 34 ITV 3 +1, 37 Quest, 44 Channel 5 +1, 55 Channel 5 +24, 61 True Entertainment, 62 ITV 4 +1, 66 CBS Reality, 122 CITV, plus 21 others

COM5
ArqA
 horizontal -3dB
C59 (778.0MHz)370m64QAM 8K 3/4
27.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
40,000W
Channel icons
 BBC Red Button 2, 11 pick, 12 Dave, 17 Really, 29 E4+1, 32 Movie Mix, 38 Quest +1, 41 Food Network, 42 Travel Channel, 46 Challenge, 48 Movies4Men, 63 Community Channel, 68 truTV, 69 truTV +1, 132 Sky News, 242 Vintage TV, plus 11 others

COM6
ArqB
 horizontal -3dB
C48 (690.0MHz)370m64QAM 8K 3/4
27.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
40,000W
Channel icons
18 4Music, 19 Yesterday, 21 VIVA, 24 ITV 4, 45 Film 4 +1, 47 4seven, 58 BT Sport 1 (not free), 59 BT Sport 2 (not free), 90 CBS Action, 133 Al Jazeera English, 135 RT English , plus 21 others



Are you trying to watch these 8 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 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?

regional news image
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?

years1960~851984-971997-981998-20122012-132013-182013-182019-
aerial groupVHFC/D EC/D EC/D EC/D EC/D EC/D EK
C10ITV
C22SDN
C25ArqA
C28ArqB
C39BBCB
C42D3+4
C45BBCA
C48ArqBArqBArqB
700C50BBC1BBC1BBC1BBCABBCABBCA
C51D3+4D3+4D3+4
C53C4C4C4BBCBBBCBBBCB
C55-ASDNSDNSDN
C56BBC2BBC2BBC2
C57+C_local_local_local
C58+B
C59ArqAArqAArqA
C60-D
800C61+2
C66ITVITVITV
C681

orange background for multiplexes names moregreen background for transmission frequencieslilac background for power levels in watts800MHz band: 4G mobile to start in 2013700MHz band: possible 4G in 2019 more600MHz 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.

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

Analogue 1-4 100kW
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

Aug 1958-Jan 1992Southern Television
Jan 1982-Dec 1992Television South (TVS)
Jan 1993-Feb 2004Meridian
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.



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Transmitter engineering
Monday 28 July 2014 10:38AM

DOVER transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 05:47 yesterday to 06:23 yesterday, BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 18:49 yesterday to 18:51 yesterday. [BBC]

Transmitter engineering
Tuesday 29 July 2014 4:36AM

DOVER transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 05:47 on 27 Jul to 06:23 on 27 Jul, BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 18:49 on 27 Jul to 18:51 on 27 Jul. [BBC]

M
Michael Wang
Friday 29 August 2014 1:42AM

when are we ( Dover, South East Kent) will go on 4G?

P
Paul Rose
Friday 19 September 2014 7:47PM Canterbury

Just re tuned my tv this evening and now I can't get any ITV or C4 channel and no HD channels. I have always had good reception from the Dover transmitter All was ok before retuning. Can you help.
Regards Paul Rose, Canterbury

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