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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-2,000W
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

PSB2
D3+4
 V max
C25 (506.0MHz)300mDTG-2,000W
Channel icons
3 STV (SD) (STV North (Aberdeen 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),

PSB3
BBCB
 V max
C22+ (482.2MHz)300mDTG-2,000W
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

COM4
SDN
 V max
C27 (522.0MHz)300mDTG-82,000W
Channel icons
20 Drama, 21 5USA, 29 ITV2 +1, 32 5STAR, 33 5Action, 38 Channel 5 +1, 41 Legend, 42 GREAT! action, 57 Dave ja vu, 58 ITVBe +1, 59 ITV3 +1, 64 Blaze, 67 TRUE CRIME, 68 TRUE CRIME XTRA, 78 TCC, 81 Blaze +1, 83 Together TV, 89 ITV4 +1, 91 WildEarth, 209 Ketchup TV, 210 Ketchup Too, 211 YAAAS!, 267 Al Jazeera English, plus 30 others

COM5
ArqA
 V -3dB
C24 (498.0MHz)300mDTG-81,000W
Channel icons
11 Sky Mix, 17 Really, 19 Dave, 31 E4 Extra, 36 Sky Arts, 40 Quest Red, 43 Food Network, 47 Film4 +1, 48 Challenge, 49 4seven, 60 Drama +1, 65 That's TV 2, 70 Quest +1, 74 Yesterday +1, 75 That's 90s, 233 Sky News, plus 11 others

COM6
ArqB
 V -3dB
C21+ (474.2MHz)300mDTG-81,000W
Channel icons
12 Quest, 25 W, 27 Yesterday, 34 GREAT! movies, 39 DMAX, 44 HGTV, 52 GREAT! romance, 56 That's TV (UK), 61 GREAT! movies extra, 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)

The Bressay 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 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-80s1984-971997-981998-20102010-1329 Sep 2017
VHFA K TA K TA K TA K TA K T
C3BBCtvwaves
C21+ArqBArqB
C22BBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1waves+BBCBBBCB
C24ArqAArqA
C25ITVwavesITVwavesITVwavesD3+4D3+4
C27SDNSDN
C28BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBCABBCA
C32C4wavesC4wavesC4waves

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 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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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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Friday, 18 May 2012
Monday, 6 September 2021
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

11:23 AM

Bressay transmitter - Bressay transmitter: Possible effect on TV reception week commencing 06/09/2021 Screen may go black on all or certain channels [DUK]

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Monday, 13 September 2021
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

11:23 AM

Bressay transmitter - Bressay transmitter: Possible effect on TV reception week commencing 13/09/2021 Screen may go black on all or certain channels [DUK]

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Friday, 24 March 2023
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Robert Stewart
5:01 PM

If I have a loft areal in Walls ,do I need a digital areal to receive a picture?

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StevensOnln1
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

5:42 PM

Robert Stewart: There is no such thing as a digital aerial, an aerial is a piece of metal which does not know of care whether the signals it receives are analogue or digital. If you provide a full postcode we can check the predicted signal strength at your location and offer further advice.

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Friday, 25 August 2023
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

1:48 PM

Bressay transmitter - Bressay transmitter: Possible effect on TV reception week commencing 21/08/2023 Pixelation or flickering on some or all channels [DUK]

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Monday, 28 August 2023
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

5:09 AM

Bressay transmitter - Bressay transmitter: Possible effect on TV reception week commencing 28/08/2023 Pixelation or flickering on some or all channels [DUK]

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