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Freeview Light on the Ayr South (South Ayrshire, Scotland) transmitter

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The symbol shows the location of the Ayr South (South Ayrshire, Scotland) transmitter which serves 1,800 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 Ayr South (South Ayrshire, Scotland) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Ayr South 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
C45 (666.0MHz)72mDTG-32W
Channel icons
1 BBC One Scotland, 2 BBC Two Scotland, 7 BBC Alba, 9 BBC Four, 120 CBBC, 121 CBeebies, 130 BBC News, 131 BBC Parliament, 601 BBC RB 1, plus 14 others

 H max
C39 (618.0MHz)72mDTG-32W
Channel icons
3 STV (STV Central (Glasgow micro region)), 4 Channel 4 Scotland ads, 5 Channel 5, 6 ITV 2, 13 Channel 4 +1 Scotland ads, 14 More4, 15 Film4, 24 ITV4, 28 E4, 33 STV+1 (STV Edinburgh),

 H max
C42 (642.0MHz)72mDTG-62W
Channel icons
45 Film4 +1, 101 BBC One HD Scotland, 102 BBC Two HD (England), 103 STV HD (STV West), 104 Channel 4 HD Scotland ads, 105 Channel 5 HD, 123 CBBC HD,

DTG-3 64QAM 8K 2/3 24.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
DTG-6 256QAM 32KE 2/3 40.2Mb/s DVB-T2 MPEG4
H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)

Are you trying to watch these 0 Freeview channels?

The Ayr South (South Ayrshire, Scotland) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: .

If you want to watch these channels, your aerial must point to one of the 80 Full service Freeview transmitters. For more information see the will there ever be more services on the Freeview Light transmitters? page.

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

regional news image
BBC Reporting Scotland 2.4m homes 9.2%
from Glasgow G51 1DA, 51km north-northeast
to BBC Scotland region - 230 masts.
regional news image
STV News 1.3m homes 4.8%
from Glasgow G51 1PQ, 51km north-northeast
to STV Central (Glasgow) region - 94 masts.

How will the Ayr South (South Ayrshire, Scotland) transmission frequencies change over time?

aerial groupVHFB EB EB EB E KB E KB E K

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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 11th May and 25th May 2011.

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

Analogue 1-4 5W
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-4dB) 2W

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Darvel transmitter area

Aug 1957-Jun 1997Scottish 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. Ayr South was not an original Channel 3 VHF 405-line mast: the historical information shown is the details of the company responsible for the transmitter when it began transmitting Channel 3.

Saturday, 28 May 2011
Transmitter engineering
2:27 PM

AYR SOUTH transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 11:15 on 25 May to 12:05 on 25 May [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering's 117,642 posts Owner Owner xx
Friday, 16 September 2011
Transmitter engineering
10:28 PM

AYR SOUTH transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air from 16:18 on 12 Sep to 21:53 on 12 Sep HD Digital TV Off Air from 16:18 on 12 Sep to 21:53 on 12 Sep [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering's 117,642 posts Owner Owner xx
Friday, 3 August 2012
H B Kennedy
7:13 AM Ayr

My post code is KA6 7EZ do I recieve my freeview signal from the transmitter at Lethan Hill or elsewhere ? My friend in Hollybush recieves many more channells than I,is he served by the Darvel transmitter ? My ariel is on the chimny pot directed toward Lethan Hill, I have only been aware of the problem since I terminated my Sky contract.

Will you help please

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H B Kennedy's 1 post GB
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Dave Lindsay
7:56 AM

H B Kennedy: I don't think that you will be able to receive directly from Darvel, or any other full service transmitter for that matter.

The primary reason for this would appear to be that you are at the foot of Broom Hill which is around 100m high.

Taking The Hollybush Inn as the base location; whilst it does not have line-of-sight to Darvel, what with Whitehill being in the way, the drop isn't as near as is great at your location.

The only way you will be able to receive more channels is via satellite. As you already have a dish, you will just need a receiver, for example a Freesat one.

For a comparison of channels on full Freeview versus Freesat see Compare TV Freeview/Freesat | - 10 years of independent, free digital TV advice

Note that ITV3 IS on Freesat, contrary to the presence of its logo on that page, denoting that it isn't.

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Dave Lindsay's 5,724 posts Platinum Platinum GB
Monday, 29 October 2012
John Caldwell
8:21 AM

(1) How is one supposed to find out when? freeview HD will be available in my area, (2)Should trading standards stop electrical shops/argos selling these products in this area until HD is available?

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John Caldwell's 1 post GB
9:07 AM

John Caldwell: Freeview HD is available everywhere in the UK.

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Briantist's 38,761 posts Owner Owner GB
Monday, 15 June 2015
Tuesday, 23 June 2015

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