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The symbol shows the location of the Chatham Town (Medway, England) transmitter which serves 9,000 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 Chatham Town (Medway, England) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Chatham Town 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
C35 (586.0MHz)88mDTG-35W
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
C39 (618.0MHz)88mDTG-35W
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
C42 (642.0MHz)88mDTG-65W
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 Chatham Town (Medway, 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 Chatham Town transmitter?

regional news image
BBC South East Today 0.8m homes 3.2%
from Tunbridge Wells TN1 1QQ, 34km south-southwest (213°)
to BBC South East region - 45 masts.
regional news image
ITV Meridian News 0.7m homes 2.7%
from Maidstone ME14 5NZ, 11km south (174°)
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 Chatham Town (Medway, England) transmission frequencies change over time?

1984-971997-981998-20122012-1319 Jul 2018
C/D EC/D EC/D EC/D E TB E K T
C35BBCA
C39D3+4
C42BBCB
C52tv_offBBCB
C54tv_offC4wavesC4wavesC4waves
C57tv_offBBCA
C58tv_offBBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1wavesD3+4
C61ITVwavesITVwavesITVwaves
C68BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2waves

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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 11W
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-3.4dB) 5W

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Bluebell Hill transmitter area

Sep 1955-Jul 1968Associated-Rediffusion†
Sep 1955-Jul 1968Associated TeleVision◊
Jul 1968-Dec 1981Thames†
Jul 1968-Dec 1981London Weekend 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. Chatham Town 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
Monday, 5 September 2011
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

9:43 AM

CHATHAM TOWN transmitter - Over the next week Chatham Town relay: TV (analogue) Service Shutdowns, no digital TV, Radio (analogue) working normally, no digital radio. [DUK]

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Tuesday, 6 September 2011
Transmitter engineering
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9:37 AM

CHATHAM TOWN transmitter - 06 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 Chatham Town 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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11:39 AM

CHATHAM TOWN transmitter - Analogue BBC ONE Off Air; DSO related from 09:05 today BBC TWO Off Air; DSO related from 09:05 today [BBC] 06 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 Chatham Town 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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6:35 PM

CHATHAM TOWN transmitter - Analogue BBC ONE Off Air; DSO related from 09:05 today to 14:11 today BBC TWO Off Air; DSO related from 09:05 today to 14:11 today [BBC] 06 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 Chatham Town relay: TV (analogue) Service Shutdowns, no digital TV, Radio (analogue) working normally, no digital radio. [DUK]

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Wednesday, 7 September 2011
Transmitter engineering
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4:31 AM

CHATHAM TOWN transmitter - Analogue BBC ONE Off Air; DSO related from 09:05 yesterday to 14:11 yesterday BBC TWO Off Air; DSO related from 09:05 yesterday to 14:11 yesterday [BBC] 06 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 Chatham Town relay: TV (analogue) Service Shutdowns, no digital TV, Radio (analogue) working normally, no digital radio. [DUK]

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Thursday, 8 September 2011
Transmitter engineering
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4:34 AM

CHATHAM TOWN transmitter - Analogue BBC ONE Off Air; DSO related from 09:05 on 06 Sep to 14:11 on 06 Sep BBC TWO Off Air; DSO related from 09:05 on 06 Sep to 14:11 on 06 Sep [BBC] 06 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 Chatham Town relay: TV (analogue) Service Shutdowns, no digital TV, Radio (analogue) working normally, no digital radio. [DUK]

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Monday, 12 September 2011
Transmitter engineering
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9:32 AM

CHATHAM TOWN transmitter - 06 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]

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Tuesday, 1 May 2012
Transmitter engineering
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10:29 AM

CHATHAM TOWN transmitter - 30 April to 4 May 2012: Engineering transmitter work will take place between 08:00hrs and 16:00hrs. TV services that will be disrupted: Analogue services - BBC1, BBC2, ITV and Channel 4 will be subject to periods of shutdown Digital services - n/a [DUK] Over the next week Chatham Town relay: TV (analogue) Service Shutdowns, no digital TV, Radio (analogue) working normally, no digital radio. [DUK]

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Friday, 1 June 2012
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Maurice
9:00 PM
St. Neots

Postcode TN10 4PG:
Since the switchover I have lost BBC1 and BBC2 from both my Phillips HDT 8520 Freeview recorder and my 1 year old Samsung TV.
Is it likely that neither will receive the new 8k mode signal and how can I check, please?
My son has the same recorder and cannot get ITV3 in the PE19 5SL area. (TN10 4PG)

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Dave Lindsay
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9:11 PM

Maurice: The Philips will work in 8k mode and I think that it's safe to say that a recent TV will do as well. Silly question, have you perform a rescan? If that hasn't worked, maybe a factory reset or some other type of reset?

Are you using the Tunbridge Wells transmitter?


What transmitter is your son using? Does he have more than one aerial (facing different transmitters) connected together?

If it is Sandy Heath he is using, then ITV3 changed channel on 9th May, hence a retune is required.

Does he receive Pick TV and Yesterday successfully?

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