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.
1 BBC One (SD) Scotland, 2 BBC Two Scotland, 7 BBC Alba HD, 23 BBC Three, 24 BBC Four (Scotland SD), 201 CBBC, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, plus 13 others 601 BBC RB 1, 700 BBC Radio 1, 701 BBC Radio 1Xtra, 702 BBC Radio 2, 703 BBC Radio 3, 704 BBC Radio 4 (FM), 705 BBC Radio 5 Live, 706 BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra, 707 BBC Radio 6 Music, 708 BBC Radio 4 Extra, 709 BBC Asian Network, 710 BBC World Service, 720 BBC Radio nan Gaidheal,
3 STV (SD) (STV North (Aberdeen micro region)), 4 Channel 4 (SD) Scotland ads, 5 Channel 5, 6 ITV 2, 10 ITV3, 13 E4, 14 Film4, 15 Channel 4 +1 Scotland ads, 18 More4, 26 ITV4, 28 ITVBe, 30 E4 +1, 35 ITV1 +1 (STV Edinburgh), 35 STV+1 (STV Edinburgh),
46 5SELECT, 101 BBC One HD Scotland, 102 BBC Two HD Scotland, 103 ITV 1 HD (STV West), 103 STV HD (STV West), 104 Channel 4 HD Scotland ads, 105 Channel 5 HD, 106 BBC Four HD, 108 BBC Scotland HD, 204 CBBC HD, 205 CBeebies HD, plus 1 others 66 TBN UK,
20 Drama, 21 5USA, 29 ITV2 +1, 32 5STAR, 33 5Action, 38 Channel 5 +1, 41 Legend, 42 GREAT! action, 57 Dave ja vu, 58 ITVBe +1, 59 ITV3 +1, 64 Blaze, 67 TRUE CRIME, 68 TRUE CRIME XTRA, 78 TCC, 81 Blaze +1, 89 ITV4 +1, 91 WildEarth, 209 Ketchup TV, 210 Ketchup Too, 211 YAAAS!, 267 Al Jazeera English, plus 35 others VisionTV, Racing TV, Arise News, Kiss Chat & Date, Proud Dating, ADULT Xpanded2, WION NEWS, 16 QVC, 22 TJC, 37 QVC2, 212 Pop Player, 237 TalkTV, 263 SonLife, 264 FailArmy, 265 On Demand 365, 266 Pet Collective, 268 AlJazeera Arabic, 270 Real Crime, 271 Channelbox, 272 Asharq News #2, 274 Asharq News, 275 Al Arabiya, 276 Shots!, 277 UK RADIO PORTAL, 278 Zee World, 279 Alaraby Network, 280 Rok, 281 Revelation TV, 282 God TV, 283 3ABN, 284 AmazingDiscoveries, 286 NHK WORLD, 287 Newsmax, 670 ADULT Section (start), 727 Absolute Radio,
Smithsonian Channel, 11 Sky Mix, 17 Really, 19 Dave, 31 E4 Extra, 36 Sky Arts, 40 Quest Red, 43 Food Network, 47 Film4 +1, 48 Challenge, 49 4seven, 60 Drama +1, 65 That's Christmas, 70 Quest +1, 74 Yesterday +1, 75 That's 90s, 233 Sky News, plus 11 others CRAFT EXTRA , 45 Gems TV, 85 Create & Craft, 673 ADULT smileTV3, 723 talkSPORT, 724 Capital, 728 Heart, 730 RNIB Connect, 731 Classic FM, 732 LBC, 733 Trans World Radio,
Quest Red +1, Classic Hits, 12 Quest, 25 W, 27 Yesterday, 34 GREAT! movies, 39 DMAX, 44 HGTV, 52 GREAT! christmas, 56 That's TV (UK), 61 GREAT! movies extra, 63 GREAT! christmas mix, 71 That’s 60s, 73 HobbyMaker, 82 Talking Pictures TV, 83 Together TV, 84 PBS America, 235 Al Jazeera Eng, plus 20 others ADULT smileTV2, ADULT Studio 66, QVC Style, 50 GREAT! tv, 51 Ideal World, 62 GREAT! tv +1, 72 Jewellery Maker, 285 Together TV +1, 671 ADULT Xpanded TV, 674 ADULT Babestn, 699 ADULT Section, 711 Hits Radio, 712 KISS FRESH, 713 KISS, 714 KISSTORY, 715 Magic, 716 Greatest Hits Radio, 717 Kerrang!, 718 Smooth Radio, 725 Premier Radio,
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 (224°)
to BBC Scotland region - 230 masts.
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)||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?
|1961-80s||1984-97||1997-98||1998-2010||2010-13||3 Oct 2018|
|VHF||A K T||W||W||A K T||W T|
tv_off Being removed from Freeview (for 5G use) after November 2020 / June 2022 - 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 1 Sep 10 and 15 Sep 10.
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
Alan Heath: We need a full postcode to check which transmitter you are receiving, however there are no reported faults with the Durris transmitter so it is more likely that the storm has damaged something at your end. Is your aerial still attached and pointing towards the transmitter?
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I have been getting freeview from the Durris transmitter for years and now less and less channels and even now no digital as in HD channels , still the same set up with antenna nothing has changed .
I got a long gain antenna to pick up Durris years ago as the Peterhead transmitter is rubbish with the choice of channels ( why it has not been upgraded by now surprises me ).
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Garry Stephen: We need a full postcode to see what your predicted reception is like at your exact location. There have not be any changes to any of the HD channels available from Durris for some time, if you have lost many of the channels you used to receive then it's likely to be down to a fault in your antenna system somewhere or interference.
The Peterhead transmitter is a relay which only serves a few thousand homes and is unlikely to ever be upgraded as the investment required isn't worthwhile for the commercial broadcasters who would have to pay for the increased costs required to reach such a tiny increase in potential audience.
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The Peterhead transmitter is unlikely to ever be "upgraded" as it only serves a very small population and the commercial operators do not consider it cost effective to provide the extra transmitter equipment required (assuming there were spare frequencies available in any case).
The Durris transmitter currently has no reported faults and you should be able to receive all the multiplexes subject to location and a suitable aerial.
(We need a full postcode to look at you predicted reception).
The Durris transmitter was on Planned Engineering a couple of weeks ago, if you happened to retune when there was badly pixellated pictures or no signal. it will likely have just cleared the correct tuning and you'll need to retune to get back any missing channels.
The 6 main multiplexes are on UHF channels C28, C25, C22, C23, C26, C30 that's in multiplex order -
PSBs1/BBCA, PSB2/D3&4, PSB3/BBCB HD, COM4/SDN, COM5/ArqA, COM6/ArqB
A Group "A" or "K" aerial would best to receive all those (a Group T or wideband might do)
See Channel listings for Industry Professionals | Freeview for which channels are carried on which multiplex.
You may well be best doing a manual tune of the UHF channel for any missing multiplex.
(I've not included COM7 C55 in the list above, as this temporary multiplex is due to close at the end of June 2022, no announcements have been made about what will happen to the channels on the mux, most people expect they will just close).
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Need some more information to make a more informed comment. Need a full postcode to check your predicted reception.
If you've been retuning at times when the signal has gone, this often just clears the correct tuning and you may have been tuned to the wrong transmitters if more than one was receivable at the time due to recent weather conditions.
Check you are correctly tuned, see the post before yours for UHF channels numbers etc.
If your reception is normally a bit marginal, there are two likely, maybe 3 possibilities.
Current weather conditions - Tropospheric Ducting - causing interference from more distant transmitters in Europe or the UK. This can be very variable and is usually short term at any instant but conditions have been persisting for several days, different parts of the UK are being affected at different time. Both Freeview and the BBC have issued warnings about short term interference to reception.
To compound matters, the Durris transmitter has been listed for Planned Engineering in recent weeks, if that work is continuing, there's the possibility of "Pixelation or flickering on some or all channels" which in weaker signal areas could mean no signal especially with adverse weather conditions.
IF the problem is occurring at EXACTLY the same time each day, it could be electrical interference coming from something recently being used or gone faulty - discharge lighting - fluorescents, street lights permanently on/flickering, electric motors in fridges, maybe central heating etc. LED lighting gone faulty. You need to check around what comes on at the time interference starts, it could even be at a very near neighbour.
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Great Movies Christmas is carried on Local multiplexes.
See Freeview | All your favourite TV shows, all in one place and all for free for which channels are carried on which multiplex.
You are predicted to have good reception of all multiplexes from Durris in your locale.
Are you still receiving the Local News channel LCN8 in your EPG? Are any other channels on the Local Multiplex missing?
If you are missing the Local News channel and other channels on the Local multiplex, then it sounds like a problem with that multiplex. If your signals haven't returned by the time you read this reply, then your best bet may be to contact the Local News station and tell them you can't receive them any more or other channels on the multiplex, but your reception of all other channels is fine - I assume from the way you have posted your comment.
Unfortunately trying to find any reported faults of commercial multiplexes is like getting blood out of a stone, and there don't seem to be any general reported faults with the transmitter, and it's not listed for planned engineering.
Do however check that your aerial is still pointing correctly in any severe weather you may be currently suffering and that your downlead isn't flapping about in the wind. Aerial mis-alignment could upset reception of the Local multiplex but still provide adequate signal of the other multiplexes.
How old is your aerial installation?
The Local multiplex is on UHF channel C41 at Durris, the highest channel in use at the transmitter. If your installation is quite old, it's possible that water could be entering the aerial connections and coax and this would generally have a greater impact on reception of the higher number UHF channels (higher frequency), so do get it checked if the problem continues.
Likewise just check all your connections behind your TV etc.
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