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?
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|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
We regular contributors to this website have often stated that the site can only be updated by the owner, who appears not to be available at present. If you want accurate channel data go to the Digital UK Coverage Checker at Digital UK - Coverage checker and enter the required information.
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Put your post code into the Digital UK Coverage Checker at http://www.digitaluk.co.u…ker. That will tell you which channels are in use for the available trasnmitters.
It is wise to use a wideband aerial these days as there are likely to be further changes at many transmitters.
The services of COM7 and COM8 are temporary and will be phased out of the coming few years as more transmitters are converted to provide DVB-T2 transmissions as that can deliver HD as well as more data and channels.
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Gary Steven: There hasn't been an upgrade to the transmitter, there was a change in frequencies as part of the plans to clear the 700MHz band which will be handed over to the mobile networks starting in 2020. Have you checked for any loose or damaged cables or connections behind your TV? Please provide a full postcode so that we can see where you are in relation to the transmitter and your predicted coverage etc.
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