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The symbol shows the location of the Bressay transmitter which serves 5,300 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 Bressay transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Bressay 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
C28 (530.0MHz)300mDTG-32,000W
Channel icons
7 BBC Alba, 82 BBC Four (Scotland SD), 201 CBBC SD, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, 250 BBC Red Button, plus 12 others

PSB2
D3+4
 V max
C25 (506.0MHz)300mDTG-32,000W
Channel icons
3 STV (SD) (STV North (Aberdeen micro region)), 4 Channel 4 (SD) Scotland ads, 5 Channel 5 (SD), 6 ITV 2, 10 ITV3, 13 E4, 14 Film4, 15 Channel 4 +1 Scotland ads, 18 More4, 24 ITV4, 33 ITV +1 (STV Edinburgh), 33 STV+1 (STV Edinburgh), 45 Film4 +1,

PSB3
BBCB
 V max
C22+ (482.2MHz)300mDTG-62,000W
Channel icons
86 More4 +1, 102 BBC Two HD (England), 103 ITV HD (STV West), 103 STV HD (STV West), 104 Channel 4 HD Scotland ads, 105 Channel 5 HD, 115 BBC Scotland HD, 204 CBBC HD,

COM4
SDN
 V max
C27 (522.0MHz)300mDTG-82,000W
Channel icons
20 Drama, 21 5USA, 27 ITV2 +1, 30 5STAR, 34 ITV3 +1, 37 Quest, 44 Channel 5 +1, 54 Paramount Network, 55 5SELECT, 58 ITVBe +1, 59 ITV4 +1, 63 Blaze, 66 CBS Reality, 70 Horror Channel, 76 Quest +1, 77 TCC, 80 Blaze +1, 87 Keep It Country, 203 CITV, 211 Ketchup TV, plus 21 others

COM5
ArqA
 V -3dB
C24 (498.0MHz)300mDTG-81,000W
Channel icons
11 pick, 12 Dave, 17 Really, 28 E4 +1, 32 Sony Movie Channel, 38 Quest Red, 41 Food Network, 46 Challenge, 48 Movies4Men, 61 True Entertainment, 72 YourTV, 233 Sky News, plus 9 others

COM6
ArqB
 V -3dB
C21+ (474.2MHz)300mDTG-81,000W
Channel icons
19 Yesterday, 25 Home, 29 4Music, 31 5Spike, 39 CBS Justice, 42 DMAX, 47 4seven, 62 True Movies, 71 CBS Drama, 73 Sewing Quarter, 79 Dave ja vu, 81 Talking Pictures TV, plus 16 others

DTG-3 64QAM 8K 2/3 24.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
DTG-6 256QAM 32KE 2/3 40.2Mb/s DVB-T2 MPEG4
DTG-8 64QAM 8K 3/4 27.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)

Are you trying to watch these 20 Freeview HD channels?

the effected channels
the effected channels

The Bressay mast is not one of the extended Freeview HD (COM7 and COM8) transmitters, it does not provide these high definition (HD) channels: 4seven HD, 5STAR +1, 5USA +1, Aljazeera English HD, BBC Four HD, BBC News HD, CBeebies HD, CBS Reality +1, Channel 4+1 HD, Forces TV, Freesports, NOW 80s, Now 90s, PBS America, Pick +1, Quest HD, Quest Red +1, RT HD, Smithsonian Channel HD, Together.

If you want to watch these HD channels, either use Freesat HD, or move your TV aerial must point to one of the 30 Full Freeview HD transmitters. For more information see the want to know which transmitters will carry extra Freeview HD? page.

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

regional news image
BBC Reporting Scotland 2.4m homes 9.2%
from Glasgow G51 1DA, 512km south-southwest (203°)
to BBC Scotland region - 230 masts.
regional news image
STV News 0.4m homes 1.5%
from Aberdeen AB12 3QH, 340km south (190°)
to STV North (Aberdeen) region - 76 masts.

Are there any self-help relays?

SandwickTransposer18 km SW Lerwick24 homes

How will the Bressay transmission frequencies change over time?

1950s-80s1984-971997-981998-20102010-132013-182013-1729 Sep 2017
VHFA K TA K TWA K TA K TA K TA K T
C3BBCtvwaves
C211+ArqB+ArqB+ArqBArqB
C22BBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1waves+BBCB+BBCB+BBCBBBCB
C24-2ArqAArqAArqAArqA
C25ITVwavesITVwavesITVwavesD3+4D3+4D3+4D3+4
C27-ASDNSDNSDNSDN
C28BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBCABBCABBCABBCA
C31-B
C32C4wavesC4wavesC4waves
C66C
C68D

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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 5 May 10 and 19 May 10.

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

Analogue 1-4 10kW
SDN, BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-7dB) 2kW
Mux 1*, Mux 2*, Mux A*, Mux B*, Mux C*, Mux D*, ARQA, ARQB(-10dB) 1000W

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Bressay 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. Bressay 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.

Comments
Tuesday, 10 April 2012
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

10:29 AM

BRESSAY transmitter - Over the next week Bressay main transmitter: TV (digital) working normally, Radio (analogue) working normally, Radio (digital) working normally. [DUK]

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Wednesday, 18 April 2012
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Penners
7:23 PM

BBCB multiplex seems to have disappeared sometime in the last week. No other multiplexes seem affected. Did someone unplug that part of the transmitter to plug in the kettle?

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Penners's 1 post GB
Saturday, 21 April 2012
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Nikki
10:10 PM
Crawley

Penners: My aerial is on the roof. I have managed to tune one tv successfully but the BBC has not come on although it showed 5 carriers. These carriers, is it a good thing to have more of them? The image is good (although no BBC).
The other TV has 4 carriers and BBC but no image/sound?!?!


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Nikki's 2 posts GB
Friday, 18 May 2012
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