Freeview Light on the Dorking (Surrey, England) transmitter
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The symbol shows the location of the Dorking (Surrey, England) transmitter which serves 3,700 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 Dorking (Surrey, England) transmitter.
Which Freeview channels does the Dorking 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.
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 Dorking (Surrey, 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 Dorking transmitter?
BBC London 4.9m homes 18.4%
from London W1A 1AA, 35km north-northeast (19°)
to BBC London region - 55 masts.
How will the Dorking (Surrey, England) transmission frequencies change over time?
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tv_off Being removed from Freeview (for 5G use) after November 2020 - 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 4 Apr 12 and 18 Apr 12.
How do the old analogue and currrent digital signal levels compare?
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Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Crystal Palace transmitter area
Ally: Retuning will not fix a signal fault as all you are doing is deleting your tuning information and searching for the same signal again, which can often make the problem worse. If you provide a full postcode we can see what the predicted signal strength is at your location and may be able to offer further advice.
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In addition to what StevensOnln1 has said, it might be helpful if you could say which way (rough compass bearing) your aerial is pointing and whether its rods (or squashed Xs) are horizontal or vertical. You may be able to receive several transmitters and may not be getting signals from the one you thought you were.
Some transmitters were on Planned Engineering before Christmas and at other times weather conditions were affecting reception for some.
Currently, weather conditions (temperature inversion/tropospheric ducting) with the high pressure are causing interference for some at various times.
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