Freeview Light on the Chartham (Kent, England) transmitter
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The symbol shows the location of the Chartham (Kent, England) transmitter which serves 4,900 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.
This transmitter has no current reported problemsThe BBC and Digital UK report there are no faults or engineering work on the Chartham (Kent, England) transmitter.
Which Freeview channels does the Chartham 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.
64QAM 8K 2/3 24.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
DTG-6 256QAM 32KE 2/3 40.2Mb/s DVB-T2 MPEG4
H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)
Are you trying to watch these 43 Freeview channels?
The Chartham (Kent, England) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: 4seven, 5Action, 5STAR, 5USA, Aljazeera English, Blaze, Blaze +1, CBS Reality, Challenge, Channel 5 +1, CITV, YAAAS!, Dave, Dave ja vu, DMAX, Drama +1, E4 Extra, Film4 +1, Food Network, GB News, GREAT! movies, GREAT! movies action, HGTV, HobbyMaker, ITV2 +1, ITV3 +1, ITV4 +1, ITVBe +1, Legend, PBS America, pick, POP MAX, Quest +1, Quest Red, Really, Sky News, Smithsonian Channel, Talking Pictures TV, TCC, That's TV (UK), Together TV, W, Yesterday +1.
If you want to watch these channels, your aerial must point to one of the 80 Full service Freeview transmitters. For more information see the will there ever be more services on the Freeview Light transmitters? page.
Which BBC and ITV regional news can I watch from the Chartham transmitter?
BBC South East Today 0.8m homes 3.2%
from Tunbridge Wells TN1 1QQ, 55km west-southwest (252°)
to BBC South East region - 45 masts.
How will the Chartham (Kent, England) transmission frequencies change over time?
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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?
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Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Dover transmitter area
Steve: Its quite impossible to say, as where you are located in relation to the transmitter has to be known, your post code enabling your reception possibilities to be checked out.
It should be said though when the Freeview service does start it will be on "light" basis, that is a PSB only station with limited programmes over that obtainable from a main station, and if this proves unsatisfactory then its best persevering with Freesat.
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ringo: Details of your postcode, so that a check on predicted reception can be made, also details of your aerial/transmitter would be useful in order to give more specific advice. Basically Chelmsford is served by Crystal Palace and Sudbury. For Crystal Palace check for single frequency interference around C29, for Sudbury C63. It should be noted that C63 from Sudbury is on abnormally low power for a main station and is this causing problems for many viewers. You could try clearing the channel list and then doing a manual tune on the frequencies for your chosen transmitter if your receiver has a manual tune option.
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Ertriad: That's the lot from Chartham; it isn't likely that there will be more. This is because the Commercial broadcasters only wish to stick with 81 of the largest transmitters (largest by population). Evidently they have decided that the cost to include the 1,000 or so small transmitters like Chartham outways the benefit (to them). That cost would roughly equal that of the 81 main/large transmitters whilst only adding less than 10% to the potential viewer base.
See here for a more in-depth explanation: Will there ever be more services on the Freeview Light transmitters? | ukfree.tv - independent free digital TV advice
The only thing you can do with regards receiving the Commercial terrestrial channels is to investigate the possibility of receiving from one of the transmitting stations that carry them. This will, of course, mean you having to have another aerial and is also not guaranteed.
The other main option for additional free-to-air channels is Freesat.
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