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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
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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

tv_off Being removed from Freeview (for 5G use) after November 2020 - more
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?

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, 30 March 2018
Transmitter engineering
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12:08 PM

FAVERSHAM transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 03:42 yesterday to 03:45 yesterday, BBC Digital TV Off Air from 03:03 yesterday to 03:08 yesterday, HD Digital TV Off Air from 03:42 yesterday to 03:45 yesterday, HD Digital TV Off Air from 03:03 yesterday to 03:08 ye [BBC]

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Saturday, 31 March 2018
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

6:08 AM

FAVERSHAM transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 03:42 on 29 Mar to 03:45 on 29 Mar, BBC Digital TV Off Air from 03:03 on 29 Mar to 03:08 on 29 Mar, HD Digital TV Off Air from 03:42 on 29 Mar to 03:45 on 29 Mar, HD Digital TV Off Air from 03:03 on 29 Mar to 03:08 on [BBC]

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Sunday, 1 April 2018
Transmitter engineering
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12:08 PM

FAVERSHAM transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 03:03 on 29 Mar to 03:08 on 29 Mar, BBC Digital TV Off Air from 03:42 on 29 Mar to 03:45 on 29 Mar, HD Digital TV Off Air from 03:03 on 29 Mar to 03:08 on 29 Mar, HD Digital TV Off Air from 03:42 on 29 Mar to 03:45 on [BBC]

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Wednesday, 27 June 2018
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8:26 PM

Whats happening with the signal in Faversham?
Its been terrible the last few days, channels like Dave, E4, Quest constantly breaking up and no signal
And tonight, cant get any signal. The only channels I can get are the crap shopping and music ones!!!

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StevensOnln1
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11:12 PM

.: Have you checked for any loose or damaged cables or connections behind your TV? The current hot weather conditions are causing TV and radio signals to travel much further than they normally would, resulting in interference from distant transmitters causing reception problems in various parts of the country which may be a factor. Do not attempt to retune.

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StevensOnln1's 3,153 posts GB
Monday, 2 July 2018
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8:49 AM

No, nothing wrong with cable connections. I could get radio stations, shopping and music channels. But the normal channels just werent there

So how can I solve it? When we went digital they kept saying atmospheric disruption, channel break up and losing channels would be a thing of the past. But it seems to be getting worse every year!

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StevensOnln1
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12:09 PM

.: Who said atmospheic pressure etc would be a thing of the past? Digital TV uses the same frequency bands previously used by analogue TV and there is nothing that make digital signal behave any differently to analogue when broadcast through the air.

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MikeP
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4:31 PM

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Atmospheric conditions have affected high frequency signal transmissions for a great many years and that has not changed at all. It's not got worse or better but is subjsct the precise conditions found in the layers of the atmosphere most responsible for the propogation of RF signals. It is a perfectly natural phenomenon so noby has any control over it.

There have not been any substantiated claims that digital brodcasting will be any different from analogue. As StevensOnln1 says "there is nothing that make digital signal behave any differently to analogue when broadcast through the air."

So it is not because the transmissions are digitally encoded, analogue transmissions are equally affected.



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Monday, 16 July 2018
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

12:02 AM

FAVERSHAM transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 19:27 today to 20:08 today, HD Digital TV Off Air from 19:27 today to 20:08 today. [BBC]

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6:02 AM

FAVERSHAM transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 19:27 yesterday to 20:08 yesterday, HD Digital TV Off Air from 19:27 yesterday to 20:08 yesterday. [BBC]

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