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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.

MuxH/VFrequencyHeightModeWatts
PSB1
BBCA
 H max
C33 (570.0MHz)370mDTG-380,000W
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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-380,000W
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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),

PSB3
BBCB
 H max
C36 (594.0MHz)370mDTG-680,000W
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
12 Quest, 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 15 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 8 others

COM6
ArqB
 H -3dB
C48 (690.0MHz)370mDTG-840,000W
Channel icons
 FreeSports, 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 Aljazeera English, plus 19 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
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;
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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, 15 July 2016
Transmitter engineering
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5:32 AM

DOVER transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 10:43 yesterday to 11:14 yesterday. [BBC]

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Saturday, 16 July 2016
Transmitter engineering
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5:31 AM

DOVER transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 10:43 on 14 Jul to 11:14 on 14 Jul. [BBC]

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Thursday, 28 July 2016
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chris
9:36 AM

BBC 4 hd now seems to be available from the Dover transmitter I have not seen any announcement about this. Chris

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KMJ,Derby
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12:41 PM

chris : as part of the coverage of events at the Olympics the broadcasting hours of BBC4/BBC4HD have been temporarily extended. During this time BBC4HD is borrowing the capacity on PSB3 normally used by CBBCHD. The capacity on COM7 normally shared by CBEEBIESHD and BBC4HD will be used by CBBCHD and the displaced CBeebiesHD is temporarily housed on COM8. It is expected that these services will revert to their original multiplexes following the completion of the Olympics - 23rd August 2016 has been mentioned for this event.

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chris
12:59 PM

KMJ,Derby: Pity it's only temporary bbc4 is a channel I would like to see in hd
Chris

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Monday, 15 August 2016
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

9:09 AM

DOVER transmitter - Possible weak signal [DUK]

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Tuesday, 23 August 2016
Transmitter engineering
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12:09 AM

DOVER transmitter - Possible weak signal [DUK]

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Friday, 9 September 2016
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Chris
1:13 PM

BBC4 is no longer available from the Dover transmitter. Tis is a copy of the complaint I sent to the BBC.

I am served by the Dover transmitter and BBC4 HD is not available here. Given the content of BBC4, drama, films, arts etc. programmes you sit and watch it is ideally suite to HD. It seemed you considered the Olympics important enough to re configure things to make HD available then and I would like to know why you now consider BBC4 not a priority for HD transmission. We are always prompted "also in HD" Not Here. It is unfair to pay the same license fee but not get the full BBC services in this area. I have contacted Ofcom and Digital U.K. who both say the decision is yours. I would be interested to hear your justification

Chris

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MikeP
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2:34 PM

Chris:

BBC4 HD was provided on more transmitters than usual for the duration of the Rio Olympics only. It may no longer be available on many of the smaller transmitters. It was a decision by the BBC to allow extended coverage of the Olympics and as that has now finished they do not wish to pay the extra operating costs to keep it available on so many transmitters.



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2:58 PM

Chris: In addition to MikeP's comments, there is no spare capacity for BBC 4 HD to be broadcast from Dover (or any other transmitter which does not already carry it). The capacity used during the Olympics was created by moving CBBC HD to the commercial capacity which BBC 4 HD normally uses and was subsequently reversed after the Olympics ended. CBBC HD broadcasts until 9pm each evening whilst BBC 4 HD starts at 7pm so it is not possible for both channels to share capacity in the way that CBBC HD and BBC 3 HD used to when CBBC HD used to end just before 7pm with BBC 3 HD starting immediately after.

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