Full Freeview on the Darvel (East Ayrshire, Scotland) transmitter
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The symbol shows the location of the Darvel (East Ayrshire, Scotland) transmitter which serves 150,000 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 problemsThe BBC and Digital UK report there are no faults or engineering work on the Darvel (East Ayrshire, Scotland) transmitter.
Which Freeview channels does the Darvel 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.
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)
Which BBC and ITV regional news can I watch from the Darvel transmitter?
BBC Reporting Scotland 2.4m homes 9.2%
from Glasgow G51 1DA, 31km north
to BBC Scotland region - 230 masts.
STV News 1.3m homes 4.8%
from Glasgow G51 1PQ, 31km north
to STV Central (Glasgow) region - 94 masts.
Are there any self-help relays?
|Craigie Gardens||Transposer||1 homes 90 caravans|
|Inversnaid||Active deflector||35 km N Dumbarton||8 homes Hotel caravan park|
How will the Darvel (East Ayrshire, Scotland) transmission frequencies change over time?
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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?
|BBCA, D3+4, BBCB||(-7dB) 20kW|
|SDN, ARQA, ARQB||(-10dB) 10kW|
|Mux 1*, Mux 2*, Mux A*, Mux B*||(-14dB) 4kW|
|Mux C*, Mux D*||(-17dB) 2kW|
Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Darvel transmitter area
Is the transmitter output the same in all directions?Radiation patterns withheld
Euan Ferguson: There are no plans to add any further multiplexes to any transmitters. The commercial broadcasters were given the opportunity to add their channels to additional transmitters when digital switchover completed back in 2012 but declined to do so, probably because they didn't think the additional costs involved would bring a worthwhile return on investment.
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The best type of aerail these days is a log-periodic type. That will allow you to receive all the available service now and in the futurs. As StevensOnln1 says, we need a full post code to check which transmitter(s) offer the best reception at your location. With that information we can advise on what size of log-periodic aerial will provide the best solution as several are available with a different gain by design.
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