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The symbol shows the location of the Catrine (East 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 Catrine (East Ayrshire, Scotland) transmitter.

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

Which Freeview channels does the Catrine 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
C39 (618.0MHz)123mDTG-32W
Channel icons
2 BBC Two Scotland, 7 BBC Alba, 9 BBC Four, 201 CBBC, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, 601 BBC RB 1, plus 8 others

PSB2
D3+4
 V max
C42 (642.0MHz)123mDTG-32W
Channel icons
 E4, 3 ITV (STV Central (Glasgow micro region)), 3 STV (STV Central (Glasgow micro region)), 5 Channel 5, 6 ITV 2, 10 ITV3, 15 Film4, 24 ITV4, 33 ITV +1 (STV Edinburgh), 33 STV+1 (STV Edinburgh), 73 Sewing Quarter,

PSB3
BBCB
 V max
C45 (666.0MHz)123mDTG-62W
Channel icons
101 BBC One HD Scotland, 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, 204 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 Catrine (East 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 Catrine transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Reporting Scotland 2.4m homes 9.2%
from Glasgow G51 1DA, 40km north (5°)
to BBC Scotland region - 230 masts.
regional news image
STV News 1.3m homes 4.8%
from Glasgow G51 1PQ, 40km north (5°)
to STV Central (Glasgow) region - 94 masts.

How will the Catrine (East Ayrshire, Scotland) transmission frequencies change over time?

years1984-971997-981998-20112011-132013-182013-175th Sep 2018
aerial groupC/D EC/D EC/D EC/D EC/D EC/D EB E K
C39BBCA
C42D3+4
C45BBCB
700C50BBCABBCABBCA
C55BBC1BBC1BBC1BBCBBBCBBBCB
C59ITVITVITVD3+4D3+4D3+4
800C62BBC2BBC2BBC2
C65C4C4C4

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 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. Catrine 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
Thursday, 6 September 2018
Transmitter engineering
6:08 AM

CATRINE transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 00:03 yesterday to 03:51 yesterday, BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 09:02 yesterday to 09:34 yesterday, HD Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 00:03 yesterday to 03:52 yesterday, HD Digital TV O [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering
3:08 PM

CATRINE transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 09:02 yesterday to 09:34 yesterday, BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 00:03 yesterday to 03:51 yesterday, HD Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 09:02 yesterday to 09:34 yesterday, HD Digital TV O [BBC]

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Friday, 7 September 2018
Transmitter engineering
6:08 AM

CATRINE transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 00:03 on 05 Sep to 03:51 on 05 Sep, BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 09:02 on 05 Sep to 09:34 on 05 Sep, HD Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 00:03 on 05 Sep to 03:52 on 05 Sep, HD Digital TV O [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering
6:08 PM

CATRINE transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 09:02 on 05 Sep to 09:34 on 05 Sep, BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 00:03 on 05 Sep to 03:51 on 05 Sep, HD Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 09:02 on 05 Sep to 09:34 on 05 Sep, HD Digital TV O [BBC]

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Sunday, 9 September 2018
Transmitter engineering
12:08 AM

CATRINE transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 09:02 on 05 Sep to 09:34 on 05 Sep, BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 00:03 on 05 Sep to 03:51 on 05 Sep, HD Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 00:03 on 05 Sep to 03:52 on 05 Sep, HD Digital TV O [BBC]

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Wednesday, 7 November 2018
Transmitter engineering
5:05 AM

CATRINE transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 00:06 today, HD Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 00:06 today. [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering
8:05 AM

CATRINE transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 00:06 today to 04:41 today, HD Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 00:06 today to 04:41 today. [BBC]

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Thursday, 8 November 2018
Transmitter engineering
5:05 AM

CATRINE transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 00:01 today to 03:01 today, HD Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 00:01 today to 03:01 today. [BBC]

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Friday, 9 November 2018
Transmitter engineering
5:04 AM

CATRINE transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 00:01 yesterday to 03:01 yesterday, HD Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 00:01 yesterday to 03:01 yesterday. [BBC]

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Saturday, 10 November 2018
Transmitter engineering
5:04 AM

CATRINE transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 00:01 on 08 Nov to 03:01 on 08 Nov, HD Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 00:01 on 08 Nov to 03:01 on 08 Nov. [BBC]

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