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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.

Are there any planned engineering works or unexpected transmitter faults on the Angus (Dundee City, Scotland) mast?

Angus transmitter - Angus transmitter: Possible effect on TV reception week commencing 15/07/2024 Screen may go black on some or all channels Digital tick

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 U&Drama, 21 5USA, 29 ITV2 +1, 32 5STAR, 33 5Action, 38 Channel 5 +1, 41 Legend, 42 GREAT! action, 57 U&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 U&Dave, 31 E4 Extra, 36 Sky Arts, 40 Quest Red, 43 Food Network, 47 Film4 +1, 48 Challenge, 49 4seven, 60 U&Drama +1, 65 That's TV 2, 70 Quest +1, 74 &UYesterday +1, 75 That's 90s, 233 Sky News, plus 11 others

 H -3dB
C48 (690.0MHz)546mDTG-810,000W
Channel icons
12 Quest, 25 U&W, 27 U&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?

1965-80s1984-971997-981998-20102010-132013-182013-1727 Nov 2019
C49tv_off ArqBArqB
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, 28 September 2011
9:10 AM

Sorry I was incorrect above, some receivers do allow both to be present, others don't. My LG TV does, my Vestel-based PVR doesn't.

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Stuart's 17 posts GB flag
Friday, 21 October 2011
8:45 PM

is there any particular reason why i should receive only some channels and not others on certain muxes? e.g. receive COM6(arqB)on UHF61 and am missing 'yesterday' and 'flim4', while i can get '4music', 'VIVA' and others. likewise with COM4(SDN) on UHF54 i am missing '5*' and '5USA' but still get 'ITV3' 'QUEST' and others. i have rescanned the UHF channels manually but to no avail.

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keith's 4 posts GB flag

9:36 PM

keith: I realise you have already re-scanned etc, but have you carried out a factory re-set before carrying out a further re-scanning operation? (factory reset called default condition on some sets)

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jb38's 7,179 posts GB flag
Saturday, 22 October 2011
9:47 AM

jb38, just did a first time install and all programmes are now there, many thanks for your help! i found it a bit odd to be receiving some programmes and not others, if a whole mux was missing then i'd have been ok. thanks again for your help

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keith's 4 posts GB flag
keith's: mapK's Freeview map terrainK's terrain plot wavesK's frequency data K's Freeview Detailed Coverage

12:39 PM

keith: Thanks for the update and pleased to hear all is OK now. Yes, its always best to start afresh by getting rid of any stored data that may have got corrupted during a previous procedure, because as you say it can be a bit mystifying to have programme channels missing when its known that they are all on the same multiplex.

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jb38's 7,179 posts GB flag
Sunday, 23 October 2011
David Wall
5:03 PM

Do you have any explanation why the Angus transmitter is transmitting at 20 megawatts for the BBC channels and 10 megawatts for some of the ITV channels? Where we used to live in Sutton Coldfield, the local Sutton Coldfield transmitter is now digital and is putting out all TV channels on 200 megawatts (if I have interpreted the information correctly). So here we are at one tenth the power for the BBC channels and one twentieth the power for others.

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David Wall's 3 posts GB flag
David's: mapD's Freeview map terrainD's terrain plot wavesD's frequency data D's Freeview Detailed Coverage

7:20 PM

David Wall: Well the difference is basically due to the coverage area involved Vs the homes that exist between the two areas you mentioned, with Sutton Coldfield serving approximately 1.870.000 homes, whereas with Angus its only 130.000, the purely commercial interests that use these Mux's not being willing to pay the substantially higher running costs of operating a high powered multiplex due to the much lower level of estimated return that's liable to be made.

(i.e: Unlike the BBC etc aimed at providing a public service, these Mux's are purely a business venture) 

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jb38's 7,179 posts GB flag
Tuesday, 1 November 2011
Transmitter engineering

3:51 PM

ANGUS transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Weak Signal from 11:56 today to 12:33 today HD Digital TV Weak Signal from 11:56 today to 12:33 today [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering

3:51 PM

ANGUS transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Weak Signal from 11:56 today to 12:33 today HD Digital TV Weak Signal from 11:56 today to 12:33 today [BBC]

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Wednesday, 2 November 2011
Transmitter engineering

4:55 AM

ANGUS transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Weak Signal from 11:56 yesterday to 12:33 yesterday HD Digital TV Weak Signal from 11:56 yesterday to 12:33 yesterday [BBC]

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