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The symbol shows the location of the Faversham (Kent, England) transmitter which serves 6,000 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 Faversham (Kent, England) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Faversham 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)64mDTG-320W
Channel icons
1 BBC One (SD) South East, 2 BBC Two England, 9 BBC Four, 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)64mDTG-320W
Channel icons
3 ITV (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, 25 ITV4, 29 E4 +1, 34 ITV +1 (Meridian south coast),

PSB3
BBCB
 V max
C27 (522.0MHz)64mDTG-620W
Channel icons
72 Shopping Quarter , 101 BBC One HD (England no regional news), 102 BBC Two HD (England), 103 ITV HD (ITV Meridian Southampton), 104 Channel 4 HD South ads, 105 Channel 5 HD, 204 CBBC 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 52 Freeview channels?

the effected channels
the effected channels
the effected channels
the effected channels

The Faversham (Kent, England) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: 4Music, 4seven, 5SELECT, 5STAR, 5USA, Aljazeera English, BBC Four HD, BBC News HD, Blaze, Blaze +1, CBeebies HD, CBS Drama, CBS Justice, CBS Reality, Challenge, Channel 5 +1, CITV, YAAAS!, Dave, Dave ja vu, DMAX, Drama +1, Film4 +1, Food Network, Forces TV, FreeSports, GB News, GREAT! movies, GREAT! movies action, HGTV, Horror Channel, ITV2 +1, ITV3 +1, ITV4 +1, ITVBe +1, More4 +1, Now 70s, Paramount Network, PBS America +1, pick, Quest +1, Quest Red, Quest Red +1, Really, RT HD, Sky Arts, Sky News, Smithsonian Channel, Talking Pictures TV, TCC, Together TV, 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 Faversham transmitter?

regional news image
BBC South East Today 0.8m homes 3.2%
from Tunbridge Wells TN1 1QQ, 47km west-southwest (244°)
to BBC South East region - 45 masts.
regional news image
ITV Meridian News 0.7m homes 2.7%
from Maidstone ME14 5NZ, 23km west (261°)
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 Faversham (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
C21BBCABBCA
C22BBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1waves
C24D3+4D3+4
C25ITVwavesITVwavesITVwaves
C27BBCBBBCB
C28BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2waves
C32C4wavesC4wavesC4waves

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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?

BBCA, D3+4, BBCB 20W
Analogue 1-4(-1.9dB) 13W

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. Faversham 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
Friday, 16 September 2011
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

10:32 AM

FAVERSHAM transmitter - Analogue BBC ONE Off Air; DSO related from 09:14 on 14 Sep to 13:50 on 14 Sep BBC TWO Off Air; DSO related from 09:14 on 14 Sep to 13:50 on 14 Sep [BBC] Over the next week Faversham relay: TV (analogue) Service Shutdowns, no digital TV, Radio (analogue) working normally, no digital radio. [DUK]

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Friday, 9 March 2012
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Jim Ballantyne
1:42 AM

does anyone no what dab radio stations will be availble on the faversham transmitter?

Just out of intrest I was told by a local arial company that faversham was going to be switched off at the change over. Didn't fancy turning the clock back and having a bluehill arial, so have satelite only now.
Same company put up my vhf arial up the wrong way round, nuf said! Oh there not in the town any more! They were next to tesco.

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Wednesday, 28 March 2012
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

5:28 PM

FAVERSHAM transmitter - Analogue BBC ONE Off Air from 09:51 today to 15:59 today BBC TWO Off Air from 09:51 today to 15:59 today [BBC]

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Thursday, 29 March 2012
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

4:30 AM

FAVERSHAM transmitter - Analogue BBC ONE Off Air from 09:51 yesterday to 15:59 yesterday BBC TWO Off Air from 09:51 yesterday to 15:59 yesterday [BBC]

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Friday, 30 March 2012
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

4:30 AM

FAVERSHAM transmitter - Analogue BBC ONE Off Air from 09:51 on 28 Mar to 15:59 on 28 Mar BBC TWO Off Air from 09:51 on 28 Mar to 15:59 on 28 Mar [BBC]

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Thursday, 5 April 2012
Tuesday, 10 April 2012
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

10:29 AM

FAVERSHAM transmitter - Over the next week Faversham main transmitter: TV (analogue) Liable to interruption, no digital TV, Radio (analogue) working normally, no digital radio. [DUK]

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Wednesday, 11 April 2012
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

10:29 AM

FAVERSHAM transmitter - ersham Transmitter works 11 April 2012: Engineering transmitter work will take place between 09:30hrs and 12:00hrs. TV services that will be disrupted: Analogue services - BBC1, BBC2 and ITV will be subject to periods of shutdown. Digital services - n/a [DUK] Over the next week Faversham main transmitter: TV (analogue) Liable to interruption, no digital TV, Radio (analogue) working normally, no digital radio. [DUK]

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Wednesday, 26 June 2013
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Lee
7:40 PM

Ive posted on here before about losing channels, and got a reply that when the switchover was made it would solve it.

Well the last few weeks, I keep losing reception, picture breaking up, cant get some channels at all, programs not recording etc, etc

I thought when we went digital it was supposed to solve all of the above?
Any ideas on how I can stop it happening? Or am I just going to have to put up with it due to the atmosphere when it gets hot and or muggy?

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Dave Lindsay
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

7:59 PM

Lee: Based on the prediction of transmitters that may be available at your location, you should check to see that your TV is tuned to your intended transmitter.

Crystal Palace is roughly on the same bearing as Bluebell Hill and the former uses lower channel numbers and is therefore picked up before the latter during a scan.

You have posted on the page for the Faversham transmitter this carrying only Public Service (PSB) channels, so if your aerial faces it and you are receiving Commercial (COM) channels then you are receiving them off beam of your aerial. If your aerial doesn't face Faversham then it could have been picked up.

Programmes not recording could be caused by having some channels tuned from one transmitter and some from another.

There are six broadcast channels to check (five if it's only a standard definition receiver:

PSB1 | BBC One | C46
PSB2 | ITV | C43
PSB3 | BBC One HD | C40
COM4 | ITV3 | C45
COM5 | Pick TV | C39
COM6 | Film4 | C54

The above are the channel numbers for Bluebell Hill, it being west with your aerial horizontal. Bring up the signal strength screen on each of those services and identify whether they are tuned to it or elsewhere.

For example, BBC One should say UHF channel 46.

If any are in the 20s then run the aerial scan with the lead unplugged initially and plug in when it gets to 30% or past UHF channel 30. Then check them again.

Further guidance can be given on reply.

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