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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?

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
 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

PSB2
D3+4
 H max
C35 (586.0MHz)370mDTG-80,000W
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
 H max
C36 (594.0MHz)370mDTG-80,000W
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

COM4
SDN
 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 MAX, 209 Ketchup TV, 210 Ketchup Too, 211 YAAAS!, plus 14 others

COM5
ArqA
 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

COM6
ArqB
 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
H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)

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
VHFC/D EC/D EC/D EC/D E TW T
C10ITVwaves
C33BBCA
C35D3+4
C36BBCB
C39SDN
C42ArqA
C48ArqBArqB
C50tv_offBBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBCA
C51tv_offD3+4
C53tv_offC4wavesC4wavesC4wavesBBCB
C55tv_offSDN
C56tv_offBBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2waves
C57tv_off_local_local
C59tv_offArqA
C66ITVwavesITVwavesITVwaves

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•
• Breakfast ◊ Weekends ♦ Friday night and weekends † Weekdays only.

Comments
Friday, 8 May 2015
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jb38
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6:15 PM

Dawn Pryor: Your safest bet would be to use any channel in the range from 63 - 68, remembering to set your TV on "analogue" before retuning it to pick up the Sky boxes modulator.

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Dave Lindsay
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6:19 PM

Dawn Pryor: Try 56 or 57.

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Saturday, 9 May 2015
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jb38
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12:09 AM

Dawn Pryor : In addition to that said. The procedure of choosing a channel for a Sky boxes modulator to operate on to avoid it clashing with one used by the local DTT transmitter is no longer necessary since DTT transmissions ceased using channels from 61 upwards, this being the reason why I stated to choose anything from 63 - 68 as these channels are safe to use irrespective of where a person might reside in the UK as nothing transmits in this range.

I would though avoid using channels 61 and 62, as these two channels are in the range liable to cause problems in the "analogue" tuner of the TV receiving the signal from the Sky box, that is should any 4G transmissions be operating in your area.

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Dave Lindsay
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11:05 AM

jb38: I thought 4G services were allocated C61 up to C69 so might this not cause patterning on an analogue picture, if the signal is strong enough?

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Sunday, 10 May 2015
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jb38
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9:47 AM

Dave Lindsay: Yes, quite correct, as 4G providers were indeed allocated individual slots to operate on over the range of channels mentioned. However what I was really getting at in my posting, albeit not explained very well, is that it's unlikely anyone using the output of a Sky boxes modulator to feed the analogue signal into a TV in another room would experience any problems by using this range of channels.

My reasoning behind this being based on the fact, that if they were resident in an area close to a 4G transmitter, the effects of (if any!) would manifest itself by causing problems to their Freeview reception well before being high enough to impose noise (grain etc) on the analogue picture. Plus, if they had previously been experiencing problems with Freeview reception as the result of 4G transmissions, then their aerial system will already be fitted with an in-line 4g filter, and as such eliminating any remote possibility of experiencing any problems in the first place.

Of course, it goes without saying that this only applies to Sky box users who also use Freeview, because if they don't, then they wouldn't have anything connected into the Sky boxes aerial input socket.


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Wednesday, 13 May 2015
Transmitter engineering
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7:34 PM

DOVER transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 16:17 today to 17:42 today. [BBC]

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Thursday, 14 May 2015
Transmitter engineering
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4:30 AM

DOVER transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 16:17 yesterday to 17:42 yesterday. [BBC]

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Friday, 15 May 2015
Transmitter engineering
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4:31 AM

DOVER transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 16:17 on 13 May to 17:42 on 13 May. [BBC]

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Monday, 22 June 2015
Transmitter engineering
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10:30 AM

DOVER transmitter - MainPossible weak signal [DUK]

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Tuesday, 7 July 2015
Transmitter engineering
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4:30 AM

DOVER transmitter - MainPossible weak signal [DUK]

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