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Full Freeview on the Durris (Aberdeenshire, Scotland) transmitter

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The symbol shows the location of the Durris (Aberdeenshire, Scotland) transmitter which serves 180,000 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 problems

The BBC and Digital UK report there are no faults or engineering work on the Durris (Aberdeenshire, Scotland) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Durris transmitter broadcast?

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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
 H max
C28 (530.0MHz)639mDTG-3100,000W
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 BBC Three, 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 Red Button 1, plus 14 others

PSB2
D3+4
 H max
C25 (506.0MHz)639mDTG-3100,000W
Channel icons
3 STV (STV North (Aberdeen 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),

PSB3
BBCB
 H max
C22 (482.0MHz)639mDTG-6100,000W
Channel icons
 BBC Three HD, 45 Film4 +1, 101 BBC One HD Scotland, 102 BBC Two HD (England), 103 STV HD (STV West), 104 Channel 4 HD Scotland ads, 123 CBBC HD, 602 BBC Red Button 2, 603 BBC Red Button 3, plus 1 others

COM4
SDN
 H -3dB
C23 (490.0MHz)639mDTG-850,000W
Channel icons
10 ITV3, 20 Drama, 21 5USA, 26 ITV Be, 27 ITV 2 +1, 30 5STAR, 34 ITV3 +1, 37 Quest, 44 Channel 5 +1, 55 Channel 5 +24, 58 ITV Be +1, 61 True Entertainment, 62 ITV4 +1, 66 CBS Reality, 70 Horror Channel, 122 CITV, 242 Vintage TV, plus 23 others

COM5
ArqA
 H -3dB
C26 (514.0MHz)639mDTG-850,000W
Channel icons
11 pick, 12 Dave, 17 Really, 29 E4 +1, 32 Movie Mix, 41 Food Network, 46 Challenge, 48 Movies4Men, 68 truTV, 69 Tru TV +1, 72 YourTV, 126 Tiny Pop, 132 Sky News, plus 18 others

COM6
ArqB
 H -3dB
C29 (538.0MHz)639mDTG-850,000W
Channel icons
 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, 84 Dave ja vu, plus 21 others

com7
 H -9dB
C32 (562.0MHz)639mDTG-612,500W
Channel icons
from 20th May 2014:  Buz Muzik, 57 VIVA, 63 Community Channel, 67 CBS Reality +1, 71 CBS Drama, 81 Talking Pictures TV, 83 5USA +1, 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, 134 Al Jazeera Arabic, plus 4 others

com8
 H -9dB
C35 (586.0MHz)639mDTG-612,500W
Channel icons
plus 2 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
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 Durris transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Reporting Scotland 2.4m homes 9.2%
from Glasgow G51 1DA, 173km southwest
to BBC Scotland region - 230 masts.
regional news image
STV News 0.4m homes 1.5%
from Aberdeen AB12 3QH, 23km northeast
to STV North (Aberdeen) region - 76 masts.

Are there any self-help relays?

Aberdeen (old Town)Transposer2 km N city centre837 homes (dealer estimate)
Aberdeen-talismanTransposer1 km SW city centre100 homes
FyvieActive deflector37 km NW Aberdeen10 homes Hotel
Glen TanarActive deflector11 km E Ballater13 homes
GlenlivetTransposer15 km E Grantown-on- Spey70 homes School
Haughton House C/pTransposer1 km N Aford Aberdeenshire1 homes 150 caravans
OyneActive deflector33 km NW Aberdeen11 homes
Strathdon ATransposer60 km W Aberdeen25 homes
Strathdon BTransposer25 homes
Strathdon CTransposer ‘appreciable population'
Strathdon DActive deflector
Strathdon EActive deflector
Strathdon FActive deflector

How will the Durris (Aberdeenshire, Scotland) transmission frequencies change over time?

years1961~851984-971997-981998-20102010-132013-182013-182019-
aerial groupVHFA KWWA KA KA KA K
C9ITV
C22BBC1BBC1BBC1BBCBBBCBBBCBSDN
C23SDNSDNSDNBBCB
C25ITVITVITVD3+4D3+4D3+4ArqA
C26ArqAArqAArqAD3+4
C28BBC2BBC2BBC2BBCABBCABBCAArqB
C29ArqBArqBArqB
C301_local_local_localBBCA
600C32C4C4C4com7
C342
C35com8
C41C
C44D
700C51-B
C52+A
800C67C5C5

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: possible 4G in 2019 more
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 1st September and 15th September 2010.

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

Analogue 1-4 500kW
Analogue 5, BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-7dB) 100kW
SDN, ARQA, ARQB(-10dB) 50kW
Mux 1*, Mux 2*, Mux A*(-14dB) 20kW
com7, com8(-16dB) 12.5kW
Mux B*(-17dB) 10kW
Mux C*, Mux D*(-20dB) 5kW

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Durris 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.

Is the transmitter output the same in all directions?

Radiation patterns withheld

Comments
Wednesday, 25 November 2015
Transmitter engineering
7:31 PM

DURRIS transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Weak Signal from 15:21 today to 15:32 today. FM: Radio 1 FM Weak Signal from 15:21 today to 15:32 today, Radio 2 FM Weak Signal from 15:21 today to 15:32 today, Radio 3 FM Weak Signal from 15:21 today to 15:32 today, Radio 4 FM [BBC]

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Thursday, 26 November 2015
Transmitter engineering
4:32 AM

DURRIS transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Weak Signal from 15:21 yesterday to 15:32 yesterday. FM: Radio 1 FM Weak Signal from 15:21 yesterday to 15:32 yesterday, Radio 2 FM Weak Signal from 15:21 yesterday to 15:32 yesterday, Radio 3 FM Weak Signal from 15:21 yesterda [BBC]

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Friday, 27 November 2015
Transmitter engineering
4:32 AM

DURRIS transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Weak Signal from 15:21 on 25 Nov to 15:32 on 25 Nov. FM: Radio 1 FM Weak Signal from 15:21 on 25 Nov to 15:32 on 25 Nov, Radio 2 FM Weak Signal from 15:21 on 25 Nov to 15:32 on 25 Nov, Radio 3 FM Weak Signal from 15:21 on 25 No [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering's 103,743 posts Owner Owner xx
Tuesday, 29 December 2015
G
Geoff
4:56 PM Ellon

All HD channels seem to disappear, or transmit intermittently, each Friday, between around 1900 and 2200 hrs. Normally we are getting 100% strength, 30-40% quality. Exception was last week when Friday was ok, but the dropout was, instead, on the saturday. Have only recently upgraded from crt tv to flatscreen, so have no long record of events, but it seems an odd occurrence and just wondered if there was a logical explanation.
Aerial is external, half way up gable-end with clear view to horizon and checked pointing in direction of transmitter, and reception is on a humax hdr pvr.

Location AB41 7NR, just north of Tarves. If it's single channel interference I'm puzzled as to why it only (seems to be) on a Friday?

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jb38
8:53 PM

Geoff: If the figures given for the strength and quality of the HD signal are correct, and its not the case of the reverse of, i.e: 30 - 40% strength / 100% quality, then intermittent reception at these levels is something not entirely unexpected as they are quite unacceptable. In order to assess the situation better, what levels are indicated on your SD channels?.

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Wednesday, 13 January 2016
G
Geoff
4:24 PM Ellon

Geoff: My apologies for the delay in responding. (I was expecting an email notification of a response).

I can't believe it, I got them transposed! Quality should be the higher figure, strength lower. Sd figures for quality are generally 10-20% higher.

It's no longer just on a Friday, but is proving more intermittent as we've discovered since setting up the flat screen. We very rarely watch live, predominantly programs recorded.

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Monday, 11 April 2016
K
Kirsty
7:33 PM

For the past week both our freeview TVs have been experiencing pixelation, distorted audio and really loud and annoying clicks. I have checked the cables, retuned them, switched off and on again but still no improvement. Is there an issue with durris? Or is there an easy doityourself way of checking our aerial? Thanks

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Kirsty's 1 post GB
Tuesday, 12 April 2016
M
MikeB
5:31 PM

Kirsty: Check your signal strength - its too high, or too low, thats the sort of things that happens. If its too high 90% plus, then there are easy ways to fix that. If its too low, your liable to have a problem with your aerial system.

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Monday, 2 May 2016
S
Scott mcphee
11:22 PM

Where can i buy a ariel for Durris

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