Arqiva will support Ravensbourne College students next week as they bid to make their first ever DTT television transmission.

Using the college's low power 1W licence, residents in and around Chislehurst in South East London will be able to receive three television channels, radio and red-button services on standard digital terrestrial television receivers.

The Ravensbourne team - aided by Arqiva - have put together all the systems required to establish a fully operational chain using the DVB-T specification.

Their 18MBit/s COFDM (Coded Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing) multiplex will output at 474MHz (UHF Channel 21) with full cross carriage SI (service information) data and DVB table structure compatible with a DVB-T transmission.

This will allow viewers to see a full programme guide and service information.

COFDM spreads the digital signal across many frequencies allowing for a much more robust signal.

The teams work will form part of the 35th ‘Rave on Air' event run by the college each year to showcase student work.

This year's event will incorporate hours of pre-recorded content, onsite studio shows and live outside broadcasts including uplinks from news sites around London.

Students devise, shoot, edit and finally present over 12 hours of content across two days creating exciting revolutionary programming.

Details for the Rave on Air event can be obtained from Ravensbourne College:

The student channels can be accessed in Chislehurst by dialling in 800 series programme numbers on set-top boxes or integrated digital TV sets.

Ravensbourne College of Design and Communication is based in Kent. Its courses span broadcasting, media and sound design, animation and performance video as well as fashion, product, interior, graphic and moving image design.