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.
Which Freeview channels does the Durris 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 Durris transmitter?
BBC Reporting Scotland 2.4m homes 9.2%
from Glasgow G51 1DA, 173km southwest
to BBC Scotland region - 230 masts.
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)||Transposer||2 km N city centre||837 homes (dealer estimate)|
|Aberdeen-talisman||Transposer||1 km SW city centre||100 homes|
|Fyvie||Active deflector||37 km NW Aberdeen||10 homes Hotel|
|Glen Tanar||Active deflector||11 km E Ballater||13 homes|
|Glenlivet||Transposer||15 km E Grantown-on- Spey||70 homes School|
|Haughton House C/p||Transposer||1 km N Aford Aberdeenshire||1 homes 150 caravans|
|Oyne||Active deflector||33 km NW Aberdeen||11 homes|
|Strathdon A||Transposer||60 km W Aberdeen||25 homes|
|Strathdon B||Transposer||25 homes|
|Strathdon C||Transposer||â€˜appreciable population'|
|Strathdon D||Active deflector|
|Strathdon E||Active deflector|
|Strathdon F||Active deflector|
How will the Durris (Aberdeenshire, Scotland) transmission frequencies change over time?
|years||1961~85||1984-97||1997-98||1998-2010||2010-13||2013-18||2013-17||31st Dec 2018-|
|aerial group||VHF||A K||W||W||A K||A K||A K||A K|
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 1st September and 15th September 2010.
How do the old analogue and currrent digital signal levels compare?
|Analogue 5, BBCA, D3+4, BBCB||(-7dB) 100kW|
|SDN, ARQA, ARQB||(-10dB) 50kW|
|Mux 1*, Mux 2*, Mux A*||(-14dB) 20kW|
|com7, com8||(-15.4dB) 14.5kW|
|Mux B*||(-17dB) 10kW|
|Mux C*, Mux D*||(-20dB) 5kW|
Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Durris transmitter area
Is the transmitter output the same in all directions?Radiation patterns withheld
We have just built a new Hotel on Straik Road, Westhill, Aberdeen on the site directly behind the BP petrol station. After erecting the 4 storey hotel, some of the residents have informed us they can no longer receive a free-view signal - if there any advice we can give them on how best to resort a suitable TV connection? Or is there someone who can visit them to re-tune them to another transmitter? I look forward to your response.
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Alistair Broadley: If the residents in question are those in the bungalows located on the North side of Straik Road? then there isn't really an easy fix to this problem, as its one which can occasionally occur when a new build of a taller nature happens to be located directly in the line-of-sight of the signal path from a transmitter, the situation being somewhat worse the closer the receiving aerial's are to said obstruction.
On the subject of possibly tuning to an alternative station, there isn't any!, as Durris @11 miles / 198 degrees is the only transmitter that covers the area, a reception predictor check based on the post code of the BP garage indicating first class reception from same in that area, no (or very few) rooftop aerials being seen via a Google earth rooftop check of the properties allegedly affected by the obstruction, inclined to suggest that indoor aerials are possibly being used.
The best policy would be to have an aerial installer visit the properties in question and make an assessment of the situation, as signal tests have to be carried out to determine if the problem can be rectified by simply moving the aerials to a slightly different position to where they are presently sited.
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Following on from that said by jb38, the only other alternative, if the aerial cannot be repositioned, is to consider Freesat - providing the new hotel structure does not obstruct the view of the satellites. As a very rough guide, check to see if the hotel is anywhere near a line of 28 degrees east. If it is then there may even be problems getting Freesat and Sky. If it is not then it may be worth one resident trying to get Freesat. Sky would be an expensive alternative as it is a subscription service.
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Here we are nearly into a new year 2017 and though free view says we can view a new channel on 74 if we retune if needed I have done so 3 times on 4 TVs I then look and find none have found channel 74. I note also some channels have gone especially the +1 hour channels after I had retuned yet they worked fine before my retuning and some are still showing up on sky though since sky gave me a modern box I have noticed although some channels on sky are missing too or ones my old set let me view are no longer viewable unless I pay or are missing very strange but now I know why my old box which was an original box has been taken away by sky not left for me to dispose of or use if I wanted to. But why is it free view channels are missing and why is it some areas don't get some channels yet others do? We all should be able to view all channels they broadcast where ever we live, the fact we have pixeled images in poor weather or poor recover areas so long after going fully digital is not good either we were told we would get better picture quality along with more channels etc so why is it that there are areas where they get little or no reception and why is it relays don't show all channels either????
This is poor service in a digital era so long after changing over they still have not sorted it all out and some channels we should be getting some still are not recieving they need to get this sorted and quick too!!!!
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Anne Burgoyne: If your on Sky, then sort it out with Sky - Ch74 is on Freeview! And since we have no idea of your position, we have no idea as to what your signal should be like. However, if your continually getting a rubbish signal, that points your own system etc being a problem.
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I live in newmachar Aberdeenshire and I can't get the Grampian news on channel 103 but anyone living 10 miles away from here in inverurie do get it.i have to watch it on channel 3 so don't get it in hd.will be very obliged if you can explain please.yours faithfully mr a taylor.
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