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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.

Choose from three options: ■ List by multiplex ■ List by channel number ■ List by channel name

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-20,000W
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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

 H max
C42 (642.0MHz)546mDTG-20,000W
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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),

 H max
C45 (666.0MHz)546mDTG-20,000W
Channel icons
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

 H -3dB
C33 (570.0MHz)546mDTG-810,000W
Channel icons
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 ITV3 +1, 59 ITV4 +1, 64 Blaze, 67 TRUE CRIME, 68 TRUE CRIME XTRA, 78 TCC, 81 Blaze +1, 83 Together TV, 91 WildEarth, 93 ITVBe +1, 209 Ketchup TV, 210 Ketchup Too, 211 YAAAS!, 267 Al Jazeera English, plus 30 others

 H -3dB
C36 (594.0MHz)546mDTG-810,000W
Channel icons
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 TV 2, 70 Quest +1, 74 Yesterday +1, 75 That's 90s, 233 Sky News, plus 11 others

 H -3dB
C48 (690.0MHz)546mDTG-810,000W
Channel icons
12 Quest, 25 W, 27 Yesterday, 34 GREAT! movies, 39 DMAX, 44 HGTV, 52 GREAT! romance, 56 That's TV (UK), 63 GREAT! romance mix, 71 That’s 60s, 73 HobbyMaker, 82 Talking Pictures TV, 84 PBS America, 235 Al Jazeera Eng, plus 18 others

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?

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C60tv_offITVwavesITVwavesITVwaves -BBCA-BBCA

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
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

Wednesday, 27 November 2019

3:59 PM

I should have noted on my previous post that Angus previously needed a Group C/D aerial, but with the changes some people will need a new Group T/Wideband aerial to get all multiplexes satisfactorily. Those closer to the transmitter may receive all OK, otherwise you may struggle with the lower UHF channels.


Noting my above comment, try retuning again as per my previous post.

Anyone not being able to receive all the multiplexes, providing you don't have Satellite or Cable TV you can get free help by contacting the Freeview Advice line on 0808-100-0288 where they should be offering to send an engineer to replace your aerial with a Group T / Wideband which is what you'll need to have satisfactory reception of all multiplexes.

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Chris.SE's 4,245 posts GB flag
7:55 PM


Update to my earlier query with missing channel 33 (COM4/SDN) and 36 (COM5 ARQA) after 27/11 change. I had upgraded my aerial a few years back from C/D to Wideband, but I've just spotted that my masthead amp is C/D which will probably account for the missing channels 33 & 36.

One new observation is that I can't get BBC1 HD (101) tonight. Showing as no signal. Re-tune made no difference? I'm sure it was there this morning after the first re-tune?

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GMurray's 3 posts GB flag

8:33 PM


Ah, yes that won't be helping. It the masthead amp adjustable or filter removable? Surprised you aren't getting issues with the PSB1 mux.

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Chris.SE's 4,245 posts GB flag
Thursday, 28 November 2019
7:16 PM


Update.Replaced masthead amp today with wideband version and the missing channel 33 (COM4/SDN) and 36 (COM5 ARQA) are now seen. Unfortunately I still can't get aany of the HD channels on PSB3 / BBCB (ch 45).

Any thoughts?

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GMurray's 3 posts GB flag
Hong Kong Bill

11:55 PM

GMurray: A postcode is required to see predicted reception at your location. Without it, very little can be said.

You don't have any UHF modulators from a VCR or Sky box set to C45?

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Hong Kong Bill's 50 posts US flag
Friday, 29 November 2019

12:23 AM

Hong Kong Bill:

Yes, checking for RF outputs from Sky boxes, other Freeview boxes, games devices etc. is something I should have mentioned on a few occasions. I was reminded of that after re-reading some posts and my replies but especially J.P.Ashby's post where he's using a Freeview box with an old analogue TV, but somehow I got sidetracked and I never got back to post comment about that thought. Glad you've mentioned it.

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Chris.SE's 4,245 posts GB flag
Sunday, 1 December 2019
Doug Morrison
3:09 PM

Have retuned Freeview as requested on the 27th November and got to the end of the update but there is no sky news. Have tried all the searches etc but nothing. All other channels okay. Sky news used to be on channel 233 and a search on the web says it should now be on channel 132 but not on my Panasonic tv's. anybody else experiencing this?

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Richard Fielden
6:03 PM

Doug Morrison: We are in Yateley using Hanington transmitter and sometime last week we lost Sky News on 233. Further investigation shows we no longer seem to be receiving ARQA, ARQB or SDN channels. Main BBC and ITV ones ok including HDTV. Would like to know if this has happened to anyone else, or could bad weather have affected aerial such that only weaker signals lost? It is the same on our TV and our talktalk freeview box.

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7:26 PM

Doug Morrison:

I don't know where you found that information but it was inaccurate. See Channel listings | Freeview for a list of channels, their LCNs and which multiplex they are on.
Sky News is still at LCN 233.

It's not uncommon that problems like this occur and it's often caused by the set's memory needing clearing. This usually achieved by unplugging the aerial and doing an automatic retune. This should clear all previous tuning as no channels will be found. Then plug the aerial back in and do a further retune either automatic or manual on the UHF channels for you transmitter. This should restore all multiplexes and all the correct channels in the correct LCNs.

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Chris.SE's 4,245 posts GB flag

8:18 PM

Richard Fielden:

There have been no major changes at the Hannington transmitter since April 2018, except that the Local multiplex had a doubling in power to 10kW on the 24th July this year.
As you will see from the Hannington transmitter page there aren't a number of people posting with similar issues.

Transmitters do periodically have Planned Maintenance, but the transmitter doesn't appear to have been off-air recently and the BBC haven't recorded any transmitter faults in the last 5 days. It is still possible that there might have been some sort of interruption to your signals which as you suggest could be caused by a fault on your own aerial system, or for some reason you have become tuned to a different transmitter which either doesn't transmit the COMs 4-6 multiplexes or signal is much weaker. You may be in a marginal reception area for Hannington, but whichever of those possibilities may be the case, we need a full postcode to see what the Freeview Detailed Coverage Checker is predicting for your location.

It's unusual for someone to lose just COM multiplexes due to an aerial or cabling fault but it is possible depending on signal strength as problematic connections, water ingress etc. can seem to affect reception of just an individual or several multiplexes.

I suggest you approach this as follows - check all your coax plugs, connections, flyleads etc, unplug connectors check for corrosion or other problems and reconnect them. See what signal strengths and quality you are getting for the multiplexes shown in your TV's tuning section, this might indicate problems with your installation. Also check that your downlead looks undamaged and that your aerial seems intact and pointing in the correct direction.
Then unplug the aerial and do a full automatic retune, this will clear the memory as no channels will be found. Plug the aerial back in and do a further retune.

If this has not restored all your channels, post back with that full postcode so we can look at which transmitters and multiplexes might be receivable at your location, this will help to consider what is happening.

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