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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 problems

The BBC and Digital UK report there are no faults or engineering work on the Chartham (Kent, England) transmitter.

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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.

MuxH/VFrequencyHeightModeWatts
PSB1
BBCA
 V max
C21 (474.0MHz)115mDTG-350W
Channel icons
1 BBC One (SD) South East, 2 BBC Two England, 9 BBC Four, 23 BBC Three, 201 CBBC, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, 250 BBC Red Button, plus 15 others

PSB2
D3+4
 V max
C24 (498.0MHz)115mDTG-350W
Channel icons
3 ITV 1 (SD) (Meridian (East micro region)), 4 Channel 4 (SD) South ads, 5 Channel 5, 6 ITV 2, 10 ITV3, 13 E4, 14 Film4, 15 Channel 4 +1 South ads, 18 More4, 26 ITV4, 30 E4 +1, 35 ITV1 +1 (Meridian south coast),

PSB3
BBCB
 V max
C27 (522.0MHz)115mDTG-650W
Channel icons
56 5SELECT, 101 BBC One HD (England no regional news), 102 BBC Two HD (England), 103 ITV 1 HD (ITV Meridian Southampton), 104 Channel 4 HD South ads, 105 Channel 5 HD, 106 BBC Four HD, 109 BBC Three HD, 204 CBBC HD, 205 CBeebies HD, plus 1 others

DTG-3 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 effected channels
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the effected 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?

regional news image
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.
regional news image
ITV Meridian News 0.7m homes 2.7%
from Maidstone ME14 5NZ, 33km west (271°)
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 Chartham (Kent, England) transmission frequencies change over time?

1984-971997-981998-20122012-1331 Mar 2018-
A K TA K TA K TA K TA K T
C21BBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBCABBCA
C24ITVwavesITVwavesITVwavesD3+4D3+4
C27BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBCBBBCB
C31C4wavesC4wavesC4waves

tv_off Being removed from Freeview (for 5G use) after November 2020 / June 2022 - more
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?

Analogue 1-4 250W
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-7dB) 50W

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. Chartham was not an original Channel 3 VHF 405-line mast: the historical information shown is the details of the company responsible for the transmitter when it began transmitting Channel 3.

Comments
Sunday, 6 November 2011
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jb38
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9:19 PM

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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Tuesday, 13 December 2011
Transmitter engineering
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3:31 PM

CHARTHAM transmitter - Analogue BBC ONE Off Air from 23:58 yesterday BBC TWO Off Air from 23:58 yesterday [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering
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6:32 PM

CHARTHAM transmitter - Analogue BBC ONE Off Air from 23:58 yesterday to 15:33 today BBC TWO Off Air from 23:58 yesterday to 15:33 today [BBC]

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Wednesday, 14 December 2011
Transmitter engineering
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4:29 AM

CHARTHAM transmitter - Analogue BBC ONE Off Air from 23:58 on 12 Dec to 15:33 yesterday BBC TWO Off Air from 23:58 on 12 Dec to 15:33 yesterday [BBC]

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Thursday, 15 December 2011
Transmitter engineering
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4:29 AM

CHARTHAM transmitter - Analogue BBC ONE Off Air from 23:58 on 12 Dec to 15:33 on 13 Dec BBC TWO Off Air from 23:58 on 12 Dec to 15:33 on 13 Dec [BBC]

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Monday, 26 December 2011
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ringo
1:33 AM

chelmsford i lost the best channels , itv4,yesterday,film4 etc when i will get this channels please

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KMJ,Derby
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9:52 AM

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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KMJ,Derby's 1,811 posts GB
Sunday, 6 May 2012
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Ertriad
9:40 AM

So by 28th June 2012, 34 digital channels will be available. What about the remaining 43 ?

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Dave Lindsay
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11:56 AM

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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Tuesday, 3 July 2012
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Peter
8:31 PM
Canterbury

I'm at river level in centre of Canterbury. My basic roof aerial gave very poor analogue signal from Chartham but Freeview (incl HD) is as good as Sky (who may be losing a customer). I'm delighted.

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