Freeview Light on the Chatham Town (Medway, England) transmitter
Brian Butterworth first published this on - UK Free TV
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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 problemsThe BBC and Digital UK report there are no faults or engineering work on the Chatham Town (Medway, England) transmitter.
Choose from three options: ■ List by multiplex ■ List by channel number ■ List by channel name_______
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.
Are you trying to watch these 43 Freeview channels?
The Chatham Town (Medway, England) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: 4seven, 5Action, 5STAR, 5USA, Al Jazeera Eng, Blaze, Blaze +1, CBS Reality, Challenge, Channel 5 +1, CITV, YAAAS!, Dave, Dave ja vu, DMAX, Drama +1, E4 Extra, Film4 +1, Food Network, GB News, GREAT! movies, GREAT! movies action, HGTV, HobbyMaker, ITV2 +1, ITV3 +1, ITV4 +1, ITVBe +1, Legend, PBS America, pick, Pop Player, Quest +1, Quest Red, Really, Sky News, Smithsonian Channel, Talking Pictures TV, TCC, That's TV (UK), Together TV, W, 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?
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.
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?
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tv_off Being removed from Freeview (for 5G use) after November 2020 / June 2022 - more
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?
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Local transmitter mapsChatham Town Freeview Bluebell Hill TV region BBC South East Meridian (East micro region)
• 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.
Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Bluebell Hill transmitter area
Monday, 22 November 2021
CHATHAM TOWN transmitter - Freeview: Off the air due to essential engineering from 22 Nov 10:31 until 22 Nov 10:39. . [BBC]
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Friday, 2 September 2022
No signal at all in ME1 2UT
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Saturday, 3 September 2022
Mr dixon :
I can't find any faults listed for any of the transmitters you may receive, I expect your signals have returned now, it could have been current weather conditions causing temporary interference.
If you still have no signal we are going to need a bit more information.
I hope you didn't try retuning when you had no signal. That's NEVER advised as if often just clears the correct tuning you had and you end up having to retune again when signals are back to normal (which you may have to try several times as you don't know when that would be!).
If you still have no signal, do your neighbours have no signal as well?
Check all your coax plugs and connections behind your TV etc.
Which regional programmes do you normally get, Meridian or London?
Is your aerial still pointing in the correct direction - if you normally get Meridian it should be point about 14 degrees E of sue S (that's between SSE and due S) and it's rods (or squashed Xs) should be horizontal. Is the coax downlead secure and not flapping in the wind?
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