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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 [+] is loading, please wait...

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

Other mapstxdabDover DABtxradioDover AM/FMtxregionDover TV regiontx1BBC South East
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
 horizontal max
C50 (706.0MHz)370m64QAM 8K 2/3
24.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
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

 horizontal max
C51 (714.0MHz)370m64QAM 8K 2/3
24.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
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),

 horizontal max
C53 (730.0MHz)370m256QAM 32KE 2/3
40.2Mb/s DVB-T2 MPEG4
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

 horizontal -3dB
C55 (746.0MHz)370m64QAM 8K 3/4
27.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
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

 horizontal -3dB
C59 (778.0MHz)370m64QAM 8K 3/4
27.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
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

 horizontal -3dB
C48 (690.0MHz)370m64QAM 8K 3/4
27.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
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?

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

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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•
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Saturday 1 January 2011 5:39PM

if i buy freeview in england can i watch that in belgium.i live liege,(luik).... here they show on belgium tv bbc one ....then i think if i buy freeview...i can watch here. to i need to use diferent antenna?

Mark Aberfan Aerials
Sunday 2 January 2011 5:33PM

Hello Heidi,

You have a much better chance of reception if you use a freesat receiver & satellite dish. You have the choice of standard def / high def / high def hard disc recorder. prices are from £30 to £214 for the satellite receiver. Take a look at these links.

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Use a local satellite installer to supply & fit the correct size & type of satellite dish for your location, good luck & if you require further help just ask.

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Johan Saelens
Monday 3 January 2011 1:46PM


Yes we could do that in Belgium, and in fact I'm doing just that.
But where is the fun in using my sattelite dish, if there is a possibility of reception with an areal?
But, I guess, that's what amateurism is.

Greetings from Belgium ... and a happy new year ...


Thursday 6 January 2011 8:44PM

I'm loosing the signal for several BBc chanells from the Dover Transmitter, on & Off over the last few days/ week? Anyone experiencing the same or know why?

Monday 17 January 2011 10:55PM Folkestone

Thanks Brain, but no luck. I have since found out that its not just me, several people i have spoken to in my area are having problems, but there is no mention of works on the dover Transmitter?

Monday 17 January 2011 10:58PM

Andy: There isn't any work being done on the transmitter. Don't worry about other people, have a look at <img src="data:image/png;base64,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" class="xico" style="vertical-align:text-bottom" alt=" link icon" link iconSingle frequency interference | - independent free digital TV advice too.

Friday 21 January 2011 8:06PM Folkestone

Looks like I'm not far from Andy and I've also been having problems with picture break up over the last few weeks.

Sunday 23 January 2011 9:34PM

MR Mark Aberfan Aerials.

where i can find
local satellite installer to supply & fit the correct size & type of satellite dish for my location. can u help me i dont know. how much the sattellite dish cost

Mark Aberfan Aerials
Monday 24 January 2011 9:15PM

Hello Heidi,

Im sorry I dont know any installers in Belgium. Your best bet is to contact the british expat community & seek advice on dish size & prices or maybe Mr Johan Saelens
could advise you as he has better local knowledge than I in your country.

Mark Aberfan Aerials

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