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The symbol shows the location of the Ramsgate (Kent, England) transmitter which serves 7,500 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 Ramsgate (Kent, England) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Ramsgate 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)65mDTG-350W
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)65mDTG-350W
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 (546.0MHz)65mDTG-650W
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 Ramsgate (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 Ramsgate transmitter?

regional news image
BBC South East Today 0.8m homes 3.2%
from Tunbridge Wells TN1 1QQ, 84km west-southwest (253°)
to BBC South East region - 45 masts.
regional news image
ITV Meridian News 0.7m homes 2.7%
from Maidstone ME14 5NZ, 61km west (262°)
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 Ramsgate (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
C23ITVwavesITVwavesITVwavesD3+4D3+4
C26BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBCABBCA
C30C4wavesC4wavesC4wavesBBCBBBCB
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?

BBCA, D3+4, BBCB 50W
Analogue 1-4(-8dB) 8W

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. Ramsgate 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

RAMSGATE transmitter - 01 September 2011: Engineering transmitter work will take place between 08:00hrs and 18:00hrs. TV services that will be disrupted: Analogue services - BBC1, BBC2, ITV and Channel 4 Digital services - Not Applicable [DUK] Over the next week Ramsgate relay: TV (analogue) Service Shutdowns, no digital TV, Radio (analogue) working normally, no digital radio. [DUK]

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Transmitter engineering
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10:35 AM

RAMSGATE transmitter - Analogue BBC ONE Off Air; DSO related from 09:41 today BBC TWO Off Air; DSO related from 09:41 today [BBC] 01 September 2011: Engineering transmitter work will take place between 08:00hrs and 18:00hrs. TV services that will be disrupted: Analogue services - BBC1, BBC2, ITV and Channel 4 Digital services - Not Applicable [DUK] Over the next week Ramsgate relay: TV (analogue) Service Shutdowns, no digital TV, Radio (analogue) working normally, no digital radio. [DUK]

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3:34 PM

RAMSGATE transmitter - Analogue BBC ONE Off Air; DSO related from 09:41 today to 12:55 today BBC TWO Off Air; DSO related from 09:41 today to 12:55 today [BBC] 01 September 2011: Engineering transmitter work will take place between 08:00hrs and 18:00hrs. TV services that will be disrupted: Analogue services - BBC1, BBC2, ITV and Channel 4 Digital services - Not Applicable [DUK] Over the next week Ramsgate 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
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4:33 AM

RAMSGATE transmitter - Analogue BBC ONE Off Air; DSO related from 09:41 yesterday to 12:55 yesterday BBC TWO Off Air; DSO related from 09:41 yesterday to 12:55 yesterday [BBC] 01 September 2011: Engineering transmitter work will take place between 08:00hrs and 18:00hrs. TV services that will be disrupted: Analogue services - BBC1, BBC2, ITV and Channel 4 Digital services - Not Applicable [DUK] Over the next week Ramsgate relay: TV (analogue) Service Shutdowns, no digital TV, Radio (analogue) working normally, no digital radio. [DUK]

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Transmitter engineering
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10:30 AM

RAMSGATE transmitter - Analogue BBC ONE Off Air; DSO related from 09:41 yesterday to 12:55 yesterday BBC TWO Off Air; DSO related from 09:41 yesterday to 12:55 yesterday [BBC] Over the next week Ramsgate 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

RAMSGATE transmitter - Analogue BBC ONE Off Air; DSO related from 09:41 yesterday to 12:55 yesterday BBC TWO Off Air; DSO related from 09:41 yesterday to 12:55 yesterday [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering
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12:39 PM

RAMSGATE transmitter - Analogue BBC ONE Off Air; DSO related from 09:41 on 01 Sep to 12:55 on 01 Sep BBC TWO Off Air; DSO related from 09:41 on 01 Sep to 12:55 on 01 Sep [BBC]

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Tuesday, 25 December 2012
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john maddams
4:07 PM

what is happening with the signal today and yesterday, i am in Ramsgate and the channels keep breaking up and disapearing

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Thursday, 12 December 2013
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Paul Johnson
7:45 PM
Ramsgate

I live in Ramsgate, and every time, like this evening, when the weather is influenced by continental high pressure, the signal over the whole of the Thanet area drops out. This has been a constant problem since the digital switchover, when is something going to get done about this, so we can enjoy un-interupted digital tv, no matter what the weather?

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Thursday, 16 January 2014
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

1:23 PM

RAMSGATE transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 10:48 today to 10:48 today, HD Digital TV Off Air from 10:48 today to 10:48 today. [BBC]

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