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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.

Are there any planned engineering works or unexpected transmitter faults on the Durris (Aberdeenshire, Scotland) mast?

DURRIS transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Very Weak Signal; DSO related from 14:02 yesterday to 14:40 yesterday, HD Digital TV Very Weak Signal; DSO related from 14:48 yesterday to 15:14 yesterday. BBC


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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
Channel icons
7 BBC Alba, 82 BBC Four (Scotland SD), 201 CBBC SD, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, 250 BBC Red Button, plus 12 others

PSB2
D3+4
 H max
C25 (506.0MHz)639mDTG-3100,000W
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), 45 Film4 +1,

PSB3
BBCB
 H max
C22 (482.0MHz)639mDTG-6100,000W
Channel icons
86 More4 +1, 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, 115 BBC Scotland HD, 204 CBBC HD,

COM4
SDN
 H -3dB
C23 (490.0MHz)639mDTG-850,000W
Channel icons
 Spotlight TV, 12 Quest, 20 Drama, 21 5USA, 27 ITV2 +1, 30 5STAR, 34 ITV3 +1, 40 Movies4Men, 44 Channel 5 +1, 54 Paramount Network, 55 5SELECT, 58 ITVBe +1, 59 ITV4 +1, 63 Blaze, 66 CBS Reality, 70 Horror Channel, 76 Quest +1, 77 TCC, 80 Blaze +1, 203 CITV, 211 Ketchup TV, plus 21 others

COM5
ArqA
 H -3dB
C26 (514.0MHz)639mDTG-850,000W
Channel icons
11 pick, 17 Really, 19 Dave, 28 E4 +1, 32 Sony Movie Channel, 38 Quest Red, 41 Food Network, 46 Challenge, 72 YourTV, 89 Together TV, 233 Sky News, plus 10 others

COM6
ArqB
 H -3dB
C30 (546.0MHz)639mDTG-850,000W
Channel icons
25 Yesterday, 29 4Music, 31 5Spike, 37 DMAX, 39 CBS Justice, 42 Home, 47 4seven, 71 CBS Drama, 73 Sewing Quarter, 79 Dave ja vu, 81 Talking Pictures TV, 235 AlJazeera English (SD), plus 16 others

com7
 H -8.4dB
C55 (746.0MHz)639mDTG-614,500W
Channel icons
from 20th May 2014:  Vintage TV, 57 5USA +1, 67 CBS Reality +1, 78 Quest Red +1, 92 Pick +1, 99 Smithsonian Channel HD, 107 BBC News HD, 108 Aljazeera English HD, 109 Channel 4+1 HD, 110 4seven HD, 113 RT HD, plus 2 others

com8
 H -8.4dB
C56 (754.0MHz)639mDTG-614,500W
Channel icons
 CBS Action +1, 56 5STAR +1, 64 Freesports, 83 NOW 80s, 84 Now 90s, 91 PBS America, 93 Together TV +1, 96 Forces TV, 106 BBC Four HD, 114 Quest HD, 205 CBeebies HD, 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 (224°)
to BBC Scotland region - 230 masts.
regional news image
STV News 0.4m homes 1.5%
from Aberdeen AB12 3QH, 23km northeast (52°)
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?

1961-80s1984-971997-981998-20102010-132013-182013-173 Oct 2018
VHFA K TWWA K TA K TA K TW T
C9ITVwaves
C22BBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBCBBBCBBBCBBBCB
C23SDNSDNSDNSDN
C25ITVwavesITVwavesITVwavesD3+4D3+4D3+4D3+4
C26ArqAArqAArqAArqA
C28BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBCABBCABBCABBCA
C29ArqBArqBArqB
C301_local_local_localArqB
C32C4wavesC4wavesC4wavescom7com7
C342
C35com8com8
C41C_local
C44D
C51tv_off-B
C52tv_off+A
C55tv_offcom7tv_off
C56tv_offcom8tv_off
C67C5wavesC5waves

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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 1 Sep 10 and 15 Sep 10.

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(-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

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, 23 October 2019
Transmitter engineering
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2:10 AM

DURRIS transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Very Weak Signal; DSO related from 14:02 yesterday to 14:40 yesterday, HD Digital TV Very Weak Signal; DSO related from 14:48 yesterday to 15:14 yesterday. [BBC]

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Thursday, 31 October 2019
Transmitter engineering
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2:11 AM

DURRIS transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Very Weak Signal; DSO related from 14:02 yesterday to 14:40 yesterday, HD Digital TV Very Weak Signal; DSO related from 14:48 yesterday to 15:14 yesterday. [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering
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2:11 AM

DURRIS transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Very Weak Signal; DSO related from 14:02 yesterday to 14:40 yesterday, HD Digital TV Very Weak Signal; DSO related from 14:48 yesterday to 15:14 yesterday. [BBC]

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Tuesday, 5 November 2019
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1:18 PM

Is the bbc1 signal from Durris low at present?

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StevensOnln1
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2:12 PM

Andy: The post above yours shows engineering work took place at Durris last week, so there may well be further work taking place today. Do not attempt to retune.

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Chris.SE
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2:20 PM

Andy:
StevensOnln1:

According to https://www.freeview.co.uk/corporate/platform-management/planned-engineering-works for week commencing 04/11/2019 -
"STV North Durris Main Possible weak signal"

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Friday, 8 November 2019
Transmitter engineering
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2:12 AM

DURRIS transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Very Weak Signal; DSO related from 14:02 yesterday to 14:40 yesterday, HD Digital TV Very Weak Signal; DSO related from 14:48 yesterday to 15:14 yesterday. [BBC]

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Saturday, 16 November 2019
Transmitter engineering
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2:13 AM

DURRIS transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Very Weak Signal; DSO related from 14:02 yesterday to 14:40 yesterday, HD Digital TV Very Weak Signal; DSO related from 14:48 yesterday to 15:14 yesterday. [BBC]

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