Full Freeview on the Angus (Dundee City, Scotland) transmitter
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The symbol shows the location of the Angus (Dundee City, Scotland) transmitter which serves 130,000 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.
Which Freeview channels does the Angus 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.
1 BBC One (SD) Scotland, 2 BBC Two Scotland, 7 BBC Alba HD, 23 BBC Three, 24 BBC Four (Scotland SD), 201 CBBC, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, plus 13 others 601 BBC RB 1, 700 BBC Radio 1, 701 BBC Radio 1Xtra, 702 BBC Radio 2, 703 BBC Radio 3, 704 BBC Radio 4 (FM), 705 BBC Radio 5 Live, 706 BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra, 707 BBC Radio 6 Music, 708 BBC Radio 4 Extra, 709 BBC Asian Network, 710 BBC World Service, 720 BBC Radio nan Gaidheal,
3 STV (SD) (STV North (Dundee micro region)), 4 Channel 4 (SD) Scotland ads, 5 Channel 5, 6 ITV 2, 10 ITV3, 13 E4, 14 Film4, 15 Channel 4 +1 Scotland ads, 18 More4, 26 ITV4, 28 ITVBe, 30 E4 +1, 35 ITV1 +1 (STV Edinburgh), 35 STV+1 (STV Edinburgh),
46 5SELECT, 101 BBC One HD Scotland, 102 BBC Two HD Scotland, 103 ITV 1 HD (STV West), 103 STV HD (STV West), 104 Channel 4 HD Scotland ads, 105 Channel 5 HD, 106 BBC Four HD, 108 BBC Scotland HD, 204 CBBC HD, 205 CBeebies HD, plus 1 others 66 TBN UK,
20 Drama, 21 5USA, 29 ITV2 +1, 32 5STAR, 33 5Action, 38 Channel 5 +1, 41 Legend, 42 GREAT! action, 57 Dave ja vu, 58 ITVBe +1, 59 ITV3 +1, 64 Blaze, 67 TRUE CRIME, 68 TRUE CRIME XTRA, 78 TCC, 81 Blaze +1, 89 ITV4 +1, 91 WildEarth, 209 Ketchup TV, 210 Ketchup Too, 211 YAAAS!, 267 Al Jazeera English, plus 35 others VisionTV, Racing TV, Arise News, Kiss Chat & Date, Proud Dating, ADULT Xpanded2, WION NEWS, 16 QVC, 22 TJC, 37 QVC2, 212 Pop Player, 237 TalkTV, 263 SonLife, 264 FailArmy, 265 On Demand 365, 266 Pet Collective, 268 AlJazeera Arabic, 270 Real Crime, 271 Channelbox, 272 Asharq News #2, 274 Asharq News, 275 Al Arabiya, 276 Shots!, 277 UK RADIO PORTAL, 278 Zee World, 279 Alaraby Network, 280 Rok, 281 Revelation TV, 282 God TV, 283 3ABN, 284 AmazingDiscoveries, 286 NHK WORLD, 287 Newsmax, 670 ADULT Section (start), 727 Absolute Radio,
Smithsonian Channel, 11 Sky Mix, 17 Really, 19 Dave, 31 E4 Extra, 36 Sky Arts, 40 Quest Red, 43 Food Network, 47 Film4 +1, 48 Challenge, 49 4seven, 60 Drama +1, 65 That's Christmas, 70 Quest +1, 74 Yesterday +1, 75 That's 90s, 233 Sky News, plus 11 others CRAFT EXTRA , 45 Gems TV, 85 Create & Craft, 673 ADULT smileTV3, 723 talkSPORT, 724 Capital, 728 Heart, 730 RNIB Connect, 731 Classic FM, 732 LBC, 733 Trans World Radio,
Quest Red +1, Classic Hits, 12 Quest, 25 W, 27 Yesterday, 34 GREAT! movies, 39 DMAX, 44 HGTV, 52 GREAT! christmas, 56 That's TV (UK), 61 GREAT! movies extra, 63 GREAT! christmas mix, 71 That’s 60s, 73 HobbyMaker, 82 Talking Pictures TV, 83 Together TV, 84 PBS America, 235 Al Jazeera Eng, plus 20 others ADULT smileTV2, ADULT Studio 66, QVC Style, 50 GREAT! tv, 51 Ideal World, 62 GREAT! tv +1, 72 Jewellery Maker, 285 Together TV +1, 671 ADULT Xpanded TV, 674 ADULT Babestn, 699 ADULT Section, 711 Hits Radio, 712 KISS FRESH, 713 KISS, 714 KISSTORY, 715 Magic, 716 Greatest Hits Radio, 717 Kerrang!, 718 Smooth Radio, 725 Premier Radio,
H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)
Which BBC and ITV regional news can I watch from the Angus transmitter?
BBC Reporting Scotland 2.4m homes 9.2%
from Glasgow G51 1DA, 112km southwest (228°)
to BBC Scotland region - 230 masts.
STV News 0.2m homes 0.8%
from Dundee DD1 4QB, 11km south (177°)
to STV North (Dundee) region - 24 masts.
Are there any self-help relays?
|Glen Cova A||Active deflector||40 km N of Dundee|
|Glen Cova B||Active deflector|
How will the Angus (Dundee City, Scotland) 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 4 Aug 10 and 18 Aug 10.
How do the old analogue and currrent digital signal levels compare?
|BBCA, D3+4, BBCB||20kW|
|SDN, ARQA, ARQB||(-3dB) 10kW|
|Mux 1*, Mux 2*, Mux A*, Mux B*||(-7dB) 4kW|
|Mux C*, Mux D*||(-10dB) 2kW|
|Analogue 1-4||(-23dB) 100W|
Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Angus transmitter area
Is the transmitter output the same in all directions?Radiation patterns withheld
Bob: On the subject of time factors involved with planned engineering works, these are never mentioned simply because of the nature of the work, as things aren't always as cut and dried as it might seem when dealing with RF equipment, as unforeseen snags can, and do, crop up.
The time factor involved being even less certain if said work involves anything connected with the mast, as the progress of the work is totally dependant on weather conditions etc.
However, on the subject of no signal on C49, although the signal path terrain indicator shows that the signal from the Angus transmitter (@ 11 miles / 236 degrees) is not quite line-of-sight to your location by being obstructed from around 1.5 miles prior to it, obstructions to a signal always having a greater effect when they occur close to the receiver, and with this possibly being the reason why you are not receiving any signal on C49, especially as COM channels are transmitted on half the power of the PSB channels, i.e: PSB 20Kw / COM's 10Kw.
Purely for a test, if your TV or box offers "manual" tuning, enter the facility and enter C49 into the box, but do"not" press search or scan but wait to see if anything is indicated in the strength / quality bars, as this procedure results in the tuner acting in the form of signal meter free of lower threshold for reception restrictions, likewise if anything is being received, it will be indicated no matter how low it might be.
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9:56 AM , again, I've done as you asked using the manual scan function in the ''set top box'' as a signal meter , but not scanning.
The signal strength varied between 28% most of the time and up to 40%, the quality was zero , with a very few odd moments when a pixilated picture showed only to freeze, and the [No or bad signal ] message appeared. So it looks like we'll just have to be patient until the work ends .
Re your info quote -> ##the Angus transmitter (@ 11 miles / 236 degrees) is not quite line-of-sight to your location by being obstructed from around 1.5 miles prior to it, obstructions to a signal always having a greater effect when they occur close to the receiver, ##
Dunnichen Hill is sort of south-south west of us, so that is probably the ''Obstruction''
Maybe later on we'll get a taller pole put up on the chimney stack to carry the aerial..
........so thanks for all the info and maybe when they switch back on after their work we'll go back to watching the Tour De France on ITV4 even if it is pixilated some of the time ..
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Bob: Thanks for the update, your detailed findings on the outcome of the test having confirmed my suspicion as to the most likely reason for your problem, but which as you have referred to, might improve somewhat once the engineering work is completed.
One little point though, as far as possibly mounting the aerial on a taller pole is concerned, the general rule of "the higher the better" does not necessarily apply in every case, (transmission aerials excepted) as in situations where reception is non line-of-sight with the transmitter, its frequently found that a much better signal can be achieved with the aerial being mounted lower down at around gutter level, and with the aerial being tried to the left and right of the lower mounting position.
I only mention this just in case you, yourself would be installing a larger pole, if you are? leave the TV on the manual tune signal test screen whilst you adjust the aerial.
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quote -->>##leave the TV on the manual tune signal test screen whilst you adjust the aerial. ##
Yes I might well adjust the aerial myself , ..............but eeerrr ummmh ahhh, how does one comminicate with ones beloved who is indoors watching said ''signal test screen '' as to when the aerial is in the best position, so that one can tighten the bolts holding said aerial , there was a TV show where contestants shouted Up a Bit , down a bit, left a bit .......Fire , having ones beloved shout instructions ''oot ra windae'' when one is up a ladder , may not be the ideal solution !!
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Bob: Fully appreciating the points mentioned in your reply, but though, I wasn't actually suggesting that you do this yourself anyway!, as I am fully aware of the range of logistical problems involved in carrying out tasks of this nature, especially on one's own, safety being the main concern.
The only reason for mentioning what I did, was just in case you had considered this task as being within your scope.
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