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

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sa_gmapsGoogle mapsa_bingBing mapsa_gearthGoogle Earthsa_gps55.102,-4.997 or 55°6'6"N 4°59'49"Wsa_postcodeKA26 0NJ

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The symbol shows the location of the Ballantrae (South Ayrshire, Scotland) transmitter which serves less than 500 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 Ballantrae (South Ayrshire, Scotland) transmitter.

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

Which Freeview channels does the Ballantrae 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.

MuxH/VFrequencyHeightModeWatts
PSB1
BBCA
 V max
C58 (770.0MHz)89mDTG-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 Red Button 1, plus 14 others

PSB2
D3+4
 V max
C49 (698.0MHz)89mDTG-32W
Channel icons
3 STV (Border (Scotland)), 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 (Yorkshire Emley Moor),

PSB3
BBCB
 V max
C54 (738.0MHz)89mDTG-62W
Channel icons
45 Film4 +1, 101 BBC One HD Scotland, 102 BBC Two HD (England), 103 STV HD (ITV Granada), 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 Ballantrae (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 Ballantrae transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Reporting Scotland 2.4m homes 9.2%
from Glasgow G51 1DA, 95km north-northeast
to BBC Scotland region - 230 masts.
regional news image
ITV Lookaround 0.1m homes 0.4%
from Carlisle CA1 3NT, 136km east
to ITV Border Scotland region - 27 masts.
All of lunch, weekend and 50% evening news is shared with Tyne Tees

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

years1984-971997-981998-20092009-1321/11/12-2013-18
aerial groupC/D EC/D EC/D EC/D EC/D EC/D E
700C49 D3+4D3+4
C54C4C4C4BBCBBBCBBBCB
C58BBC1BBC1BBC1BBCABBCABBCA
800C61ITVITVITVD3+4
C64BBC2BBC2BBC2

orange background for multiplexes names more
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 24th June and 22nd July 2009.

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

Analogue 1-4 6W
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-4.8dB) 2W

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Caldbeck Scotland transmitter area

Sep 1961-Feb 2004Border Television
Feb 2004-Dec 2014ITV plc
Feb 1983-Dec 1992TV-am•
Jan 1993-Sep 2010GMTV•
Sep 2010-Dec 2014ITV Daybreak•
• Breakfast ◊ Weekends ♦ Friday night and weekends † Weekdays only. Ballantrae 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.

Is the transmitter output the same in all directions?

Radiation patterns withheld

Comments
Sunday, 16 February 2014
Transmitter engineering
7:23 AM

BALLANTRAE transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 03:10 on 13 Feb to 05:52 on 13 Feb, BBC Digital TV Off Air from 21:49 on 12 Feb to 01:09 on 13 Feb, BBC Digital TV Off Air from 21:26 on 12 Feb to 21:36 on 12 Feb, HD Digital TV Off Air from 03:10 on 13 Feb to 05:52 o [BBC]

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Monday, 17 February 2014
Transmitter engineering
4:24 AM

BALLANTRAE transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 21:49 on 12 Feb to 01:09 on 13 Feb, BBC Digital TV Off Air from 03:10 on 13 Feb to 05:52 on 13 Feb, HD Digital TV Off Air from 03:10 on 13 Feb to 05:52 on 13 Feb, HD Digital TV Off Air from 21:49 on 12 Feb to 01:09 on [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering's 114,851 posts Owner Owner xx
Transmitter engineering
10:24 AM

BALLANTRAE transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 21:49 on 12 Feb to 01:09 on 13 Feb, BBC Digital TV Off Air from 03:10 on 13 Feb to 05:52 on 13 Feb, HD Digital TV Off Air from 21:49 on 12 Feb to 01:09 on 13 Feb, HD Digital TV Off Air from 03:10 on 13 Feb to 05:52 on [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering's 114,851 posts Owner Owner xx
Transmitter engineering
4:24 PM

BALLANTRAE transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 03:10 on 13 Feb to 05:52 on 13 Feb, BBC Digital TV Off Air from 21:49 on 12 Feb to 01:09 on 13 Feb, HD Digital TV Off Air from 03:10 on 13 Feb to 05:52 on 13 Feb, HD Digital TV Off Air from 21:49 on 12 Feb to 01:09 on [BBC]

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Monday, 25 July 2016
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