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.
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 (1°)
to BBC Scotland region - 230 masts.
STV News 1.3m homes 4.8%
from Glasgow G51 1PQ, 31km north (2°)
to STV Central (Glasgow) region - 94 masts.
Are there any self-help relays?
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How will the Darvel (East Ayrshire, Scotland) transmission frequencies change over time?
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tv_off Being removed from Freeview (for 5G use) by 30 June 2020 - 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 11 May 11 and 25 May 11.
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
Since 8th June 2019, I've been unable to pick up BBC4 HD (Channel 106) on any freeview equipment in the house. I have an HD enabled television (and dual HD tuner on the HDD recorder). No other channels have been affected and I can pick up the full range, as before. I have retuned each day (at different times) but to no avail. Does anyone know if the introduction of the new BBC Scotland HD channel has had an effect on signals, or if the Darvel Transmitter is no longer transmitting BBC4 HD? This is one of the channels I watch the most and the picture/sound quality of arts programmes aren't quite the same on the standard definition channel (82). I have relatives a few streets away who also suffer with a weak/no signal on 106, and also have to switch to ch82.
I would be much obliged if anyone has any information.
Thank you very much,
Gillian, Ayr, KA7 3JS
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To get all tne channels from the Darvel transmitter, you need to use a wideband aerial. If you have not got one then you need to have one fitted as the older aerials will not get the COM7 or COM8 services. If you do n ot hace cable or satellite you should contact Freeview at Important changes to Freeview TV signals | Freeview They may well offer to fit a new aerial for you free of charge.
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