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.
1 BBC One Scotland, 2 BBC Two Scotland, 7 BBC Alba, 9 BBC Four, 120 CBBC, 121 CBeebies, 130 BBC News, 131 BBC Parliament, 601 BBC RB 1, plus 14 others 200 BBC Red Button, 700 BBC Radio 1, 701 BBC Radio 1Xtra, 702 BBC Radio 2, 703 BBC Radio 3, 704 BBC Radio 4, 705 BBC Radio 5 Live, 706 BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra, 707 BBC Radio 6 Music, 708 BBC Radio 4 Extra, 709 BBC Asian Network, 710 BBC World Service, 719 BBC Radio Scotland, 720 BBC Radio nan Gaidheal,
3 STV (STV Central (Glasgow micro region)), 4 Channel 4 Scotland ads, 5 Channel 5, 6 ITV 2, 13 Channel 4 +1 Scotland ads, 14 More4, 15 Film4, 24 ITV4, 28 E4, 33 STV+1 (STV Edinburgh),
45 Film4 +1, 101 BBC One HD Scotland, 102 BBC Two HD (England), 103 STV HD (STV West), 104 Channel 4 HD Scotland ads, 105 Channel 5 HD, 123 CBBC HD,
10 ITV3, 20 Drama, 21 5 USA, 26 ITV Be, 27 ITV 2 +1, 30 5STAR, 34 ITV3 +1, 37 Quest, 44 Channel 5 +1, 54 My5, 58 ITV Be +1, 61 True Entertainment 1, 62 ITV4 +1, 66 CBS Reality, 70 Horror Channel, 83 Blaze, 84 Blaze +1, 122 CITV, plus 25 others Gay Rabbit, Holidays TV, Rabbit, 1-2-1 Dating, Christian, Peace TV, Playboy TV Chat, Bluebird 1, TVPlayer, 16 QVC, 39 TJC Choice, 85 Hochanda, 170 ADULT Section (start), 171 Television X, 182 Xpanded TV promo, 226 CCTV, 231 Racing UK, 234 CONNECT 4, 239 SonLife, 244 VisionTV, 246 JSTV, 247 kykNET, 724 Capital, 727 Absolute Radio, 728 Heart,
11 pick, 12 Dave, 17 Really, 29 E4 +1, 32 Sony Movie Ch, 41 Food Network, 46 Challenge, 48 Movies4Men, 68 truTV, 69 Tru TV +1, 72 YourTV, 126 Tiny Pop, 132 Sky News, plus 12 others 23 Create and Craft, 43 Gems TV, 49 TJC, 65 TBN UK, 173 ADULT smileTV3, 175 ADULT PARTY, 176 ADULT Blue, 177 ADULT Babestn2, 207 Kiss Me TV, 208 Proud Dating, 723 talkSPORT, 730 RNIB Connect,
Al Jazeera English, BT Sport 1 (not free), 18 4Music, 19 Yesterday, 25 Home, 31 Spike, 38 Quest +1, 42 Travel Channel, 47 4seven, 59 BT Showcase (not free), 64 CBS Action, 73 YourTV +1, 79 Dave ja vu, plus 23 others Dating, Q, Propeller TV, 22 Ideal World, 35 QVC Beauty, 36 QVC Style, 40 Rocks and Co, 125 Pop, 135 RT, 172 ADULT smileTV2, 174 Babestation, 199 ADULT Section (end), 711 The Hits radio, 712 KISS FRESH, 713 Kiss, 714 KISSTORY, 715 Magic, 716 heat, 717 Kerrang!, 718 Smooth radio, 725 Premier Radio, 731 Classic FM, 732 LBC,
Buz Muzik, 56 5USA +1, 57 VIVA, 67 CBS Reality +1, 71 CBS Drama, 81 Talking Pictures TV, 82 Vintage TV, 87 Keep It Country, 106 BBC Four HD, 107 BBC News HD, 108 Al Jazeera Eng HD, 109 Channel 4+1 HD, 110 4seven HD, 113 RT HD, 124 CBeebies HD, plus 4 others DAYSTAR HD, Arise News, 77 Rishtey, 245 Planet Knowledge,
55 5STAR+1, 63 Community Channel, 86 More4 1, 91 Front Runner TV, plus 3 others 88 Rishtey Cineplex, 111 QVC HD, 112 QVC Beauty 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
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?
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How will the Darvel (East Ayrshire, Scotland) transmission frequencies change over time?
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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
1:46 PM Ayr
Help. I have had digital TV for 10 years with no issues, over the last week my TV's has started to have problems, I have reset them both and retuned but to no avail.
My Post Code is KA7 3LJ which according to the above information should have a good signal from rge transmitter.
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11:26 AM Prestwick
KA9 2DY Aerial on roof Distribution amp.
Noticed last night not receiving some hd channels.
Re-Tuned tv youview box etc all to no avail
Noticed on the darvel site the missing channels 45 101 102 103 104 105 123 602 and 603 all are transmitted
via the same mux channel psb3 bbcb.
Previously all working all working now these channels are not being picked up by the channel scan
Dont think problem lies at home as all other channels above and below are workink well
Would appreciate some thoughts.
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David Johnston: Take a look at the signal strenths on the channels that are working, you'll probably find they are very high (i.e. 90% plus). Having too much signal can cause the tuner to become overloaded, with HD channels being particularly susceptible to this problem. If your amplifier has a gain control, try turning it down, otherwise you may need to fit an attenuator to reduce your signal strength a bit. Take a look at the article titled "Too much of a good thing" on this website for more information.
As you've already retuned, you'll probably find the missing channels have been deleted from your program guide, so you'll have to rescan again to add them back after making adjustments. In future, do not retune if you loose signal as retuning will never cause a channel which is already tuned in correctly to reappear.
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StevensOnln1: all the channels were fine with nothing being done to the amp have TV out in garage with freeview box running of an aerial inside the garage and no channel 45 film 4+1 which runs off the same mux channel and isn't an HD channel have feeling that it is a mux problem or some sort of interference any help greatly appreciated
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StevensOnln1: The amp that I put in is from Labgear and for some strange reason all their connections are now
F plugs so think amp is a last resort at the moment. Was up early this morning checked telly and low and behold
channels have reappeared though they disappeared as the day progressed this would indicate a lack of signal strength as propagation conditions are better at night and signals travel farther. Also noticed channel 32 movie mix very pixelatted checked signal strength which was good though quality was poor. Your correct in the fact that the rest of the channel sig strengths are quite high. The mux transmitting frequency of 530 Mhz lies approx in the middle of Darvels transmitting range starting at 480 up to 602 Mhz so an actual fault in the amp is unlikely.
Curiouser and curiouser
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David Johnston: I wasn't suggesting that there was a fault with your amplifier, which would be very unlikely anyway given that other muxes are fine. I was suggesting that you are experiencing some signal lift which is causing too much signal going in to the tuner and overloading it, which DVB-T2 transmissions are particularly susceptible to and that turning down the amplifier a little (no disconnection required) might resolve the problem. Take a look at the article titled "Too much of a good thing" on this site for explanation.
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6:25 PM Troon
Since yesterday (13th Feb) Freeview reception of BBC channels has been breaking up in both sound and vision. This seems to correspond with BBCA multiplex. I receive signal from Darvel and I live in Troon, posrcode KA10 7DL. I am aware that this address is on the edge of the published coverage, but I have had no problems until now. Can anything be done to help?
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