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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.

This transmitter has no current reported problems

The BBC and Digital UK report there are no faults or engineering work on the Angus (Dundee City, Scotland) transmitter.

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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.

 H max
C39- (617.8MHz)546mDTG-320,000W
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2 BBC Two Scotland, 7 BBC Alba, 9 BBC Four, 201 CBBC, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, 601 BBC RB 1, plus 8 others

 H max
C42 (642.0MHz)546mDTG-320,000W
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 E4, 3 ITV (STV North (Dundee micro region)), 3 STV (STV North (Dundee micro region)), 5 Channel 5, 6 ITV 2, 10 ITV3, 15 Film4, 24 ITV4, 33 ITV +1 (STV Edinburgh), 33 STV+1 (STV Edinburgh), 73 Sewing Quarter,

 H max
C45 (666.0MHz)546mDTG-620,000W
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101 BBC One HD Scotland, 102 BBC Two HD (England), 103 ITV HD (STV West), 103 STV HD (STV West), 104 Channel 4 HD Scotland ads, 105 Channel 5 HD, 204 CBBC HD,

 H -3dB
C33 (570.0MHz)546mDTG-810,000W
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20 Drama, 21 5 USA, 30 5STAR, 37 Quest, 54 5SELECT, 57 Paramount Network, 61 True Entertainment, 63 Blaze, 66 CBS Reality, 70 Horror Channel, 80 Blaze +1, 203 CITV, 211 Ketchup TV, plus 17 others

 H -3dB
C36 (594.0MHz)546mDTG-810,000W
Channel icons
11 pick, 12 Dave, 17 Really, 32 Sony Movie Ch, 38 Quest Red, 41 Food Network, 46 Challenge, 48 Movies4Men, 72 YourTV, 233 Sky News, plus 9 others

 H -3dB
C48 (690.0MHz)546mDTG-810,000W
Channel icons
18 4Music, 19 Yesterday, 25 Home, 31 5Spike, 39 CBS Action, 42 Travel Channel, 47 4seven, 62 True Christmas, 71 CBS Drama, 79 Dave ja vu, plus 19 others

 H -6dB
C55 (746.0MHz)546mDTG-65,000W
Channel icons
67 CBS Reality 1, 82 Vintage TV, 87 Keep It Country, 107 BBC News HD, 109 Channel 4+1 HD, 110 4seven HD, 113 RT HD, plus 2 others

 H -6.1dB
C56 (754.0MHz)546mDTG-64,900W
Channel icons
55 5STAR+1, 64 CBS Action +1, 64 Freesports, 86 More4+1, 86 More4 1, 88 NOW 80s, 93 Together, 94 PBS America, 96 Forces TV, 106 BBC Four HD, 115 BT Showcase HD (not free), 205 CBeebies HD, plus 2 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
DTG-8 64QAM 8K 3/4 27.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)

Which BBC and ITV regional news can I watch from the Angus transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Reporting Scotland 2.4m homes 9.2%
from Glasgow G51 1DA, 112km southwest (228°)
to BBC Scotland region - 230 masts.
regional news image
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 AActive deflector40 km N of Dundee
Glen Cova BActive deflector

How will the Angus (Dundee City, Scotland) transmission frequencies change over time?

years1965~851984-971997-981998-20102010-1317/4/13-2013-173rd Oct 2018
aerial groupVHFC/D EC/D EC/D EC/D EC/D EWW
700C49 ArqBArqB

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green background for transmission frequencies
lilac background for power levels in watts
800MHz band: 4G mobile started in 2013
700MHz band: 4G from 30 June 2020more
600MHz band: new or moved digital TV services more
Notes: + and - denote 166kHz offset; aerial group are shown as A B C/D E K W
Italics for analogue, digital switchover was Wednesdays 4th August and 18th August 2010.

How do the old analogue and currrent digital signal levels compare?

BBCA, D3+4, BBCB 20kW
SDN, ARQA, ARQB(-3dB) 10kW
com7(-6dB) 5kW
com8(-6.1dB) 4.9kW
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

Sep 1961-Jun 1997Grampian Television
Jun 1997-Dec 2014STV plc
Feb 1983-Dec 1992TV-am•
Jan 1993-Sep 2010GMTV•
Sep 2010-Dec 2014ITV Daybreak•
• Breakfast ◊ Weekends ♦ Friday night and weekends † Weekdays only.

Is the transmitter output the same in all directions?

Radiation patterns withheld

Friday, 8 December 2017
Transmitter engineering
5:09 AM

ANGUS transmitter - Freeview: HD Digital TV Reduced Quality from 00:29 yesterday to 00:36 yesterday. [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering's 114,460 posts Owner Owner xx
Saturday, 9 December 2017
Transmitter engineering
5:09 AM

ANGUS transmitter - Freeview: HD Digital TV Reduced Quality from 00:29 on 07 Dec to 00:36 on 07 Dec. [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering's 114,460 posts Owner Owner xx
Monday, 1 January 2018
Jim Bryce
9:48 PM

not getting HD channels. All hd Channels dropped

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Jim Bryce's 1 post GB
Tuesday, 2 January 2018
9:40 AM

Jim Bryce:

To assist you we need to know where yopu are located by you giving a full post code. That will enable some blue boxes below your posting which give information about the transmitter(s) you are using and the local reception conditions.

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MikeP's 2,620 posts Platinum Platinum GB
Wednesday, 10 January 2018
Alan Hume
7:21 PM

I have had a problem recently with not being able to record BBC4 HD. I have retuned my Panasonic HDR and checked that the software is up to date. I can play BBC 4 HD using theHDR as the tv tuner but setting recordings using the EPG recording does not start.

Can anyone help with this please?

I live in DD4 postcode

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Alan Hume's 9 posts GB
8:16 PM

Alan Hume:

It would appear that a number of people are having the same problem in not being able to record BBC4 programmes using the EPG.

Have you tried setting the recorder manually? If it can record BBC4 manually then that would suggest a possible problem with the EPG information being broadcast.

Please also note that a partial post code never helps as it is insufficient to cause the display of the reception information at your location, only a full post code will do that.

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MikeP's 2,620 posts Platinum Platinum GB
Saturday, 13 January 2018
Alan Hume
7:18 PM Dundee

Hi Mike Thanks for the reply. My postcode is DD4 7UN. I have tried direct;y recording BBC4 HD and it produces exactly the same fault. Blinking record light for the duration of the broadcast but no recording.
Alan Hume

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Alan Hume's 9 posts GB
11:49 PM

Alan Hume:

Are you able to watch BBC1 Scotland HD, normally found on 101? If not can you confirm whether your TV and recorder are both Freeview HD capable (not just HD Ready)?

BBC4 HD is on the COM 7 multiplex which is mainly used by HD channels - see the listing near the top of this page.

My thinking is that equipment that is not truly HD capable may try to record but as it cannot decode the HD data all it does is record a blank screen with no sound. So are you able to record other channels in HD?

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MikeP's 2,620 posts Platinum Platinum GB
Sunday, 14 January 2018
12:07 AM

MikeP: My box has suddenly lost BBC4 HD - it could be that a mux change means a retune.

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MikeB's 2,561 posts Platinum Platinum GB
Alan Hume
6:37 PM

Alan Hume:
Hi Mike
Both the HDR and television are less than 2 years old and are fully HD. Until October (I think) I was able to record BBC4 HD. I can still record all the other HD channels but not BBC News HD which too is on COM 7.

I'll try to record Al Jazhera HD later, that on COM7. At the moment I think it's a problem with that Multiplex.

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