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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
C26 (514.0MHz)72mDTG-2W
Channel icons
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
C29 (538.0MHz)72mDTG-2W
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3 STV (SD) (STV Central (Glasgow 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
C37 (602.0MHz)72mDTG-2W
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

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Are you trying to watch these 44 Freeview channels?

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The Ayr South (South Ayrshire, Scotland) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: 4seven, 5Action, 5STAR, 5USA, Al Jazeera Eng, Al Jazeera English, Blaze, Blaze +1, Challenge, Channel 5 +1, Dave, Dave ja vu, DMAX, Drama +1, E4 Extra, YAAAS!, Film4 +1, Food Network, GREAT! action, GREAT! movies, GREAT! romance mix, GREAT! romance, HGTV, HobbyMaker, ITV2 +1, ITV3 +1, ITV4 +1, ITVBe +1, Legend, PBS America, Quest +1, Quest Red, Really, Sky Mix, Sky News, Talking Pictures TV, TCC, That's 90s, That's TV 2, Together TV, TRUE CRIME, TRUE CRIME XTRA, W, Yesterday +1.

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 (24°)
to BBC Scotland region - 230 masts.
regional news image
STV News 1.3m homes 4.8%
from Glasgow G51 1PQ, 51km north-northeast (25°)
to STV Central (Glasgow) region - 94 masts.

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

1950s-80s1984-971997-981998-20112011-135 Sep 2018

tv_off Being removed from Freeview (for 5G use) after November 2020 / June 2022 - more
Table shows multiplexes names see this article;
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Notes: + and - denote 166kHz offset; aerial group are shown as A B C/D E K W T
waves denotes analogue; digital switchover was 11 May 11 and 25 May 11.

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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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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Friday, 3 August 2012
H B Kennedy
7:13 AM

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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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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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 flag

9:07 AM

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

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Monday, 15 June 2015
Transmitter engineering

9:09 AM

AYR SOUTH transmitter - RelayPossible service interruptions [DUK]

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Tuesday, 23 June 2015
Transmitter engineering

4:30 AM

AYR SOUTH transmitter - RelayPossible service interruptions [DUK]

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Tuesday, 21 March 2017
Transmitter engineering

11:33 PM

AYR SOUTH transmitter - Freeview: HD Digital TV Off Air from 19:59 today to 20:03 today. [BBC]

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