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The symbol shows the location of the Durness (Highland, 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 Durness (Highland, Scotland) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Durness 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
C41 (634.0MHz)73mDTG-32W
Channel icons
7 BBC Alba, 68 BBC Four (Scotland SD), 201 CBBC, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, 250 BBC Red Button, plus 12 others

PSB2
D3+4
 V max
C44 (658.0MHz)73mDTG-32W
Channel icons
3 STV (SD) (STV North (Aberdeen micro region)), 4 Channel 4 (SD) Scotland ads, 5 Channel 5 (SD), 6 ITV 2, 10 ITV3, 13 E4, 14 Film4, 15 Channel 4 +1 Scotland ads, 18 More4, 24 ITV4, 33 ITV +1 (STV Edinburgh), 33 STV+1 (STV Edinburgh),

PSB3
BBCB
 V max
C47 (682.0MHz)73mDTG-62W
Channel icons
74 Shopping Quarter , 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, 108 BBC Scotland HD, 204 CBBC HD, plus 1 others

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 52 Freeview channels?

the effected channels
the effected channels
the effected channels
the effected channels

The Durness (Highland, Scotland) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: 4Music, 4seven, 5SELECT, 5STAR, 5USA, Aljazeera English, BBC Four HD, BBC News HD, Blaze, Blaze +1, CBeebies HD, CBS Drama, CBS Justice, CBS Reality, Together TV +1, Challenge, Channel 5 +1, CITV, Dave, Dave ja vu, DMAX, Drama, E4 +1, Film4 +1, Food Network, Forces TV, FreeSports, HGTV, Horror Channel, ITV2 +1, ITV3 +1, ITV4 +1, ITVBe +1, More4 +1, Now 70s, NOW 80s, Paramount Network, PBS America +1, pick, Pick +1, Quest +1, Quest Red, Quest Red +1, Really, RT HD, Sky News, Smithsonian Channel, Sony Movies Action, Talking Pictures TV, TCC, Together TV, Yesterday +1.

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 Durness transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Reporting Scotland 2.4m homes 9.2%
from Glasgow G51 1DA, 303km south (177°)
to BBC Scotland region - 230 masts.
regional news image
STV News 0.4m homes 1.5%
from Aberdeen AB12 3QH, 224km southeast (136°)
to STV North (Aberdeen) region - 76 masts.

How will the Durness (Highland, Scotland) transmission frequencies change over time?

1984-971997-981998-20102010-132013-182013-1723 Aug 2017
C/D EC/D EC/D EC/D E TC/D E TC/D E TB E K T
C41BBCA
C44D3+4
C47BBCB
C53tv_offITVwavesITVwavesITVwavesD3+4D3+4D3+4
C57tv_offBBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBCABBCABBCA
C60tv_offC4wavesC4wavesC4wavesBBCBBBCBBBCB
C63BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2waves

tv_off Being removed from Freeview (for 5G use) after November 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 2 Jun 10 and 16 Jun 10.

How do the old analogue and currrent digital signal levels compare?

Analogue 1-4 7W
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-5.4dB) 2W

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Rumster Forest transmitter area

Sep 1961-Jun 1997Grampian 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. Durness 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
Monday, 16 September 2019
Transmitter engineering
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5:08 AM

DURNESS transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 00:02 on 14 Sep to 00:08 on 14 Sep, HD Digital TV Off Air from 00:02 on 14 Sep to 00:08 on 14 Sep. [BBC]

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Tuesday, 1 October 2019
Transmitter engineering
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5:08 AM

DURNESS transmitter - Freeview: HD Digital TV Wrong Region from 23:13 yesterday to 23:37 yesterday. [BBC]

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Wednesday, 2 October 2019
Transmitter engineering
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5:08 AM

DURNESS transmitter - Freeview: HD Digital TV Wrong Region from 23:13 on 30 Sep to 23:37 on 30 Sep. [BBC]

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Thursday, 20 February 2020
Transmitter engineering
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10:28 PM

DURNESS transmitter - Freeview: Off the air due to a fault from 19 Feb 15:41 until 19 Feb 15:47. . [BBC]

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Saturday, 7 March 2020
Transmitter engineering
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7:28 PM

DURNESS transmitter - Freeview: Off the air due to essential engineering from 7 Mar 00:00 until 7 Mar 02:35. . [BBC]

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Sunday, 19 April 2020
Transmitter engineering
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7:28 PM

DURNESS transmitter - Freeview: Weather conditions may be affecting your reception from 19 Apr 14:43 until 19 Apr 16:11. Weather conditions may be affecting your reception from 19 Apr 12:01 until 19 Apr 12:11. Weather conditions may be affecting your reception from 19 Apr 1 [BBC]

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Saturday, 25 April 2020
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7:28 AM

DURNESS transmitter - Freeview: Weather conditions may be affecting your reception from 24 Apr 07:32 until 24 Apr 08:17. Weather conditions may be affecting your reception from 24 Apr 02:16 until 24 Apr 03:00. Weather conditions may be affecting your reception from 19 Apr 1 [BBC]

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Monday, 27 April 2020
Transmitter engineering
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7:28 AM

DURNESS transmitter - Freeview: Weather conditions may be affecting your reception from 24 Apr 07:32 until 24 Apr 08:17. Weather conditions may be affecting your reception from 24 Apr 02:16 until 24 Apr 03:00. . [BBC]

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Sunday, 3 May 2020
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7:28 AM

DURNESS transmitter - Freeview: Weather conditions may be affecting your reception from 2 May 17:25 until 2 May 17:39. . [BBC]

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Monday, 11 May 2020
Transmitter engineering
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4:34 AM

DURNESS transmitter - Freeview: Weather conditions may be affecting your reception from 2 May 17:25 until 2 May 17:39. . [BBC]

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