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Barskeoch Hill (Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland) DAB transmitter

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Are there any planned engineering works or unexpected transmitter faults on the Barskeoch Hill (Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland) mast?

BARSKEOCH HILL transmitter - Freeview: Off the air due to a fault from 18 Oct 16:46 until 18 Oct 18:55. . DAB: Off the air due to a fault from 18 Oct 16:46 until 18 Oct 18:55. . BBC


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Wednesday, 31 July 2019
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Allan McDonald
10:07 PM

Is the Dalbeattie "Barskeoch" transmiter out of action ?

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Allan McDonald's 2 posts GB
Thursday, 1 August 2019
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Chris.SE
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1:16 AM

Allan McDonald:

This is the DAB radio transmitter page. If you are referring to DAB reception there may be interruptions due to engineering work primarily related to the DTV retune event (31st July) as per the engineering works note at the top of the page.
If you are referring to TV reception, you need to retune, see Barskeoch Hill (Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland) Freeview Light transmitter | free and easy

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Chris.SE's 1,762 posts GB
Saturday, 25 January 2020
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Jennifer Edkins
12:49 PM

I am getting a good bbc1 and BBC 2 reception in Dalbeattie but the reception signal for itv and channel 4 etc are dreadful. Have retuned numerous times, did help a bit at some point turning TV slightly but that doesn't work now.
Not sure what to do now.

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Jennifer Edkins's 1 post GB
Sunday, 26 January 2020
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Chris.SE
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12:34 AM

Jennifer Edkins:

When did you last retune? If it was on the 17th, then as per the Barskeoch_Hill Freeview Transmitter page (this is the DAB radio page), it was off-air on that date for Essential engineering.
If it was at the beginning of this week upto about Thursday, the weather conditions had been causing some interference to TV signals.

The way you have worded you comment, suggests that you are using a set-top aerial which should be fine considering how close you are to the transmitter.
I suggest you unplug the aerial, and do a full automatic retune. This should clear the memory with the aerial being unplugged. Plug the aerial back in, make sure it is pointing correctly at the transmitter and carry out another retune. Hopefully all your channels should be restored.

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Chris.SE's 1,762 posts GB

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