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Full Freeview on the Dover (Kent, England) transmitter

Google StreetviewGoogle mapBing mapGoogle Earth51.112,1.247 or 51°6'41"N 1°14'51"ECT15 7AQ


4G at 800MHz (at800) Freeview reception issues

Tests now show that SOME households that use masthead amplifiers (and some communal aerial systems) AND are in poor signal areas AND that are very close to a 4G phone mast MAY have their Freeview service disturbed: C59: ArqA
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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.

Other mapsDover DABDover AM/FMDover TV regionBBC South East
Meridian (East micro region)DAB in KentAM/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, 70 CBBC Channel, 71 CBeebies, 80 BBC News, 81 BBC Parliament, 301 BBC Red Button 1, plus 12 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
73 CBBC HD, 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, 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, 27 ITV 2 +1, 30 5*, 31 5USA, 38 Quest, 39 The Zone, 44 Channel 5 +1, 54 ITV 4 +1, 55 Channel 5 +24, 61 True Entertainment, 66 CBS Reality, 72 CITV, plus 19 others

COM5
ArqA
 horizontal -3dB
C59 (778.0MHz)370m64QAM 8K 3/4
27.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
40,000W
Channel icons
11 pick, 12 Dave, 17 Really, 29 E4+1, 32 Movie Mix, 41 Food Network, 42 Travel Channel, 46 Challenge, 48 Movies4Men, 57 Quest +1, 63 Community Channel, 82 Sky News, 302 BBC Red Button 2, 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), 83 Al Jazeera English, 85 RT English , plus 20 others



Are you trying to watch these 6 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: Al Jazeera Arabic, Al Jazeera HD, BBC Four HD, BBC News HD, CBeebies 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?


BBC South East Today 0.8m homes 3.2%
from Tunbridge Wells TN1 1QQ, 69km west
to BBC South East region - 45 masts.

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.

  • Ofcom have projected that a local television service for Dover including Parts of Folkestone could use an Interleaved Frequency on the Dover transmitter using C57

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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heidi
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

Mark,

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 ...

Johan


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Andy
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?


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Andy
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?


Briantist
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="http://img5.pseph.co.uk/cache/www.ukfree.tv/xico/www.ukfree.tv.png" class="xico" style="vertical-align:text-bottom" alt="www.ukfree.tv link icon"> link iconSingle frequency interference | ukfree.tv - independent free digital TV advice too.


A
AndyS
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.


H
heidi
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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