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

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Which Freeview channels does the Dover transmitter broadcast?

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Digital television services are broadcast on a multiplexes (or Mux) where many stations occupy a single broadcast frequency, as shown below.

 H max
C33 (570.0MHz)370mDTG-80,000W
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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

 H max
C35 (586.0MHz)370mDTG-80,000W
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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),

 H max
C36 (594.0MHz)370mDTG-80,000W
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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

 H -3dB
C39 (618.0MHz)370mDTG-840,000W
Channel icons
20 Drama, 21 5USA, 29 ITV2 +1, 32 5STAR, 33 5Action, 41 Legend, 42 GREAT! movies action, 46 Channel 5 +1, 58 ITVBe +1, 59 ITV3 +1, 64 Blaze, 67 CBS Reality, 74 Dave ja vu, 78 TCC, 81 Blaze +1, 89 ITV4 +1, 203 CITV, 208 Pop Player, 209 Ketchup TV, 210 Ketchup Too, 211 YAAAS!, plus 15 others

 H -3dB
C42 (642.0MHz)370mDTG-840,000W
Channel icons
11 Sky Arts, 17 Really, 19 Dave, 31 E4 Extra, 36 pick, 40 Quest Red, 43 Food Network, 47 Film4 +1, 48 Challenge, 49 4seven, 57 Smithsonian Channel, 60 Drama +1, 70 Quest +1, 75 Yesterday +1, 83 Together TV, 233 Sky News, plus 9 others

 H -3dB
C48 (690.0MHz)370mDTG-840,000W
Channel icons
12 Quest, 25 W, 27 Yesterday, 34 GREAT! movies, 39 DMAX, 44 HGTV, 71 Quest Red +1, 73 HobbyMaker, 82 Talking Pictures TV, 84 PBS America, 88 Classic Hits, 235 Al Jazeera Eng, plus 19 others

DTG-8 64QAM 8K 3/4 27.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
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Are you trying to watch these 0 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: .

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 (270°)
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 (289°)
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?

1960-80s1984-971997-981998-20122012-1316 Oct 2019

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 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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Monday, 12 August 2013
teresa stjohn-jeffrey
10:38 AM

hi there, hoping someone can help, for the last 2 days, we have not been able to receive any hd channels, we have a youview box downstairs and an freeview hd tv upstairs, both have lost their hd channels, all other channels remain fine and dandy, have gone through all the recommended retuning bits, taking out the aerial, factory settings etc, but no joy, don't know where to try next, all cables are fine, looking outside the aerial is in exactly the same position as our neighbours, so, any ideas?? we are in cliftonville, margate, thanks

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Jon Shaw
10:18 PM

I just tried looking at c47 and I am getting the hd channels that I expected to find at c53. The signal strength is down from 78% to 63% but they are watchable at the moment (after 10pm).

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Jon Shaw's 6 posts GB
Friday, 16 August 2013
Dave G
9:26 PM

Still no signal in Cliftonville, Margate on channel 53 (HD mux) All other muxes are ok. Anyone got any answers?

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Monday, 19 August 2013
Jon Shaw
8:20 PM

I must be getting the channel 47 HD Mux from Sudbury even though my aerial is pointing at Dover. I'm guessing the Sudbury signal is 180 degrees away and I'm picking up signals from both transmitters at the same time.

Channel 53 from Dover is still dead for me in Palm Bay.

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Jon Shaw's 6 posts GB
Wednesday, 21 August 2013
Dave G
9:49 AM

Hi Jon, Yeah still dead on ch 53 here in sweyn road too. absolutely NO signal. It was ok not long ago.

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Dave G's 9 posts GB
Dave G
2:28 PM

Dave G:
Just had a 20 min talk with a very nice man from the BBC. He says that he is going to look into the ch 53 problem, but if anyone else has problems, please report it to the reception desk on 03700 100 123. The more people who phone in the better. It will enable the BBC reception team to localise the problem better.

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Dave G's 9 posts GB
Thursday, 22 August 2013
Jon Shaw
12:06 PM

Hi Dave,

I've just reported the problem too, let's hope more people contact them.

Out of interest have you tried c47 instead of 53?

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Jon Shaw's 6 posts GB
Dave G
2:27 PM

Jon Shaw:
Hi Jon. Yeah I spent half an hour with the engineer this morning doing monitoring duty and the problem was found to be one of the exciters at the Dover transmitter. Channel 53 is now back on and they are investigating what happened. Thanks to all who helped in this problem. By the way. Channel 47 is the Sudbury transmitter and transmits Anglia television programs. Points East etc.

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Jon Shaw
7:55 PM

Great news Dave, it's good to know there was a problem at the Dover end. Channel 53 had been off for 3 weeks, I'm surprised it took this long for a problem to be reported and identified though, how many thousands of people lost their HD channels I wonder?

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Jon Shaw's 6 posts GB
Sunday, 25 August 2013
7:30 PM

Hi there. Has anyone else noticed, recently in Clacton that there is a steady increase in the rooftop aerials pointing to the DOVER transmitter? Clacton has a local LIGHT transmitter, which, of course, offers only the so called public service channels. Recently, on some days SUDBURY has been erratic with very poor Channel 56 (ITV 4 etc) which freezes or breaks up and sound sqwarks and hiccups. Even Channel 41 (Anglia ITV,Channels 4 and 5 etc), has been touchy (normal readings I get are 81% strength and 97% quality but disturbed readings fluctuating all over the place although BBC radio and tv group on channel 44 has remain rock steady all the time) Might consider another aerial for Dover but it will mean wrong regional news (Meridian etc).

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