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The symbol shows the location of the Folkestone (Kent, England) transmitter which serves 7,000 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 Folkestone (Kent, England) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Folkestone 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
C26 (514.0MHz)75mDTG-3100W
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
C23 (490.0MHz)75mDTG-3100W
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, 30 E4 +1, 35 ITV +1 (Meridian south coast),

PSB3
BBCB
 V max
C30- (545.8MHz)75mDTG-6100W
Channel icons
73 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 Folkestone (Kent, England) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: 4Music, 4seven, 5Action, 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, 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, YAAAS!, More4 +1, Now 70s, 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 Folkestone transmitter?

regional news image
BBC South East Today 0.8m homes 3.2%
from Tunbridge Wells TN1 1QQ, 64km west (273°)
to BBC South East region - 45 masts.
regional news image
ITV Meridian News 0.7m homes 2.7%
from Maidstone ME14 5NZ, 49km west-northwest (295°)
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 Folkestone (Kent, England) transmission frequencies change over time?

1950s-80s1984-971997-981998-20122012-1331 Mar 2018-
VHFA K TA K TA K TA K TA K T
C4BBCtvwaves
C23ITVwavesITVwavesITVwavesD3+4D3+4
C26BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBCABBCA
C30C4wavesC4wavesC4waves-BBCBBBCB
C33BBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1waves

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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?

Analogue 1-4 200W
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-3dB) 100W

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. Folkestone 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
Thursday, 1 September 2011
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

9:29 AM

FOLKESTONE transmitter - Analogue BBC ONE Off Air; DSO related from 09:55 yesterday to 13:00 yesterday BBC TWO Off Air; DSO related from 09:55 yesterday to 13:00 yesterday [BBC] Over the next week Folkestone relay: TV (analogue) Service Shutdowns, no digital TV, Radio (analogue) working normally, no digital radio. [DUK]

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Friday, 2 September 2011
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

4:33 AM

FOLKESTONE transmitter - Analogue BBC ONE Off Air; DSO related from 09:55 on 31 Aug to 13:00 on 31 Aug BBC TWO Off Air; DSO related from 09:55 on 31 Aug to 13:00 on 31 Aug [BBC] Over the next week Folkestone relay: TV (analogue) Service Shutdowns, no digital TV, Radio (analogue) working normally, no digital radio. [DUK]

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Monday, 5 September 2011
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

9:43 AM

FOLKESTONE transmitter - Analogue BBC ONE Off Air; DSO related from 09:55 on 31 Aug to 13:00 on 31 Aug BBC TWO Off Air; DSO related from 09:55 on 31 Aug to 13:00 on 31 Aug [BBC]

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Saturday, 18 February 2012
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Brian
2:34 PM

We are in Folkestone. Have an hdd recorder that has suddenly lost all but the bbc multiplex. The tv it is connected to and all the other tv's in the house are able to pick up all channels. We have an aerial booster.
Have tried returning to factory settings, scanning all frequencies manually but nothing.

Help!?

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Dave Lindsay
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

2:50 PM

Brian: You haven't said, but I'm guessing here that you have your aerial directed at the Dover transmitter as it broadcasts digital services. Folkestone does not carry any digital until switchover.

In which case, there is engineering works at Dover which mean that analogue and digital TV is "liable to interruption". See the Digital UK website:


Digital UK - Planned Engineering Works


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Saturday, 31 March 2012
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

4:29 PM

FOLKESTONE transmitter - Analogue BBC ONE Off Air from 12:50 today to 15:00 today BBC TWO Off Air from 12:50 today to 15:00 today [BBC]

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Sunday, 1 April 2012
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

4:30 AM

FOLKESTONE transmitter - Analogue BBC ONE Off Air from 12:50 yesterday to 15:00 yesterday BBC TWO Off Air from 12:50 yesterday to 15:00 yesterday [BBC]

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Monday, 2 April 2012
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

7:29 AM

FOLKESTONE transmitter - Analogue BBC ONE Off Air from 12:50 on 31 Mar to 15:00 on 31 Mar BBC TWO Off Air from 12:50 on 31 Mar to 15:00 on 31 Mar [BBC]

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Sunday, 21 October 2012
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Carole Douglas
7:10 PM
Folkestone

I can only get the channels on psb1 or psb2 (bbc or ITV/ channel 4,5 etc) depending on the position of my tv when I retune how can I get both?

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Tuesday, 3 May 2016
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David dodds
11:41 AM

We have very bad signal here at our a dress the signal is up and down constantly we have a new arial on a six foot pole off the chimney and an arial booster . My arrested is Ct196ht thankyou

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