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The symbol shows the location of the Gartley Moor (Aberdeenshire, Scotland) transmitter which serves 6,700 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 Gartley Moor (Aberdeenshire, Scotland) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Gartley Moor 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.

 V max
C41 (634.0MHz)466mDTG-3440W
Channel icons
1 BBC One (SD) Scotland, 2 BBC Two Scotland, 7 BBC Alba, 55 BBC Four (Scotland SD), 201 CBBC, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, 601 BBC Red Button, plus 12 others

 V max
C44 (658.0MHz)466mDTG-3440W
Channel icons
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, 24 ITV4, 33 ITV +1 (STV Edinburgh), 33 STV+1 (STV Edinburgh),

 V max
C47 (682.0MHz)466mDTG-6440W
Channel icons
74 Shopping Quarter , 101 BBC One HD Scotland, 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 51 Freeview channels?

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The Gartley Moor (Aberdeenshire, 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 80s, Paramount Network, PBS America +1, pick, Quest +1, Quest Red, Quest Red +1, Really, RT HD, Sky Arts, 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 Gartley Moor transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Reporting Scotland 2.4m homes 9.2%
from Glasgow G51 1DA, 194km south-southwest (211°)
to BBC Scotland region - 230 masts.
regional news image
STV News 0.4m homes 1.5%
from Aberdeen AB12 3QH, 49km southeast (125°)
to STV North (Aberdeen) region - 76 masts.

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

1984-971997-981998-20102010-132013-182013-1715 Aug 2018
C49tv_off D3+4D3+4

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 1 Sep 10 and 15 Sep 10.

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

BBCA, D3+4, BBCB 440W
Analogue 1-4(-23.4dB) 2W

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. Gartley Moor 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.

Friday, 3 August 2012
9:06 PM

Hi, we lost all freeview on 28 july, I ran all the usual test and nothing, the aerial was very old so bought a new one and still nothing, any help would be greatly apreciated.
Wide band triple boom
Wall mounted
Pointing 300 deg

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Iain's 2 posts GB
Saturday, 4 August 2012

8:27 AM

Iain : If changing the aerial has not resolved your problem then the obvious question would be, have you have checked with any other residents living nearby just to make sure that it isn't a transmitter problem?

That said, and although this is unlikely to be applying, but as you are located at only 6 miles away from the transmitter then you "might" be suffering from a signal overload situation when using that type of aerial and which is something that can completely block out reception, so needless to say that if you are using any type of booster in line try by passing it then carrying out another auto scan, this action being necessary as no channels will be stored in the memory, however if no booster is being used then try a short piece of wire (about 18" or so min) connected into the aerial socket before carrying out an auto scan.

If still nothing, the next thing to try is go into your TV or boxes tuning menu - manual tune (should it have this facility) and enter Ch58 which is BBC from Gartly, as in most devices (excl some Sony's) as soon as this channel number is entered the signal strength / quality that the signal (if any) is being received at should instantly show "without" having to scan.

If you do not see anything then try entering Ch28 this being BBC from Durris, as I did notice that the property sitting parallel to the one with a stainless steel external chimney has an aerial facing Durris, and you "might" get a trace of a signal from there on the rear (near anyway) of your aerial which would indicate that your receiver is OK.

These are a few things to try, but the main one is to try and determine if you are the only one with the problem.

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jb38's 7,179 posts GB
Monday, 6 August 2012
6:24 PM

Thankyou, Have sort of sorted it found a crushed area in new cable, that sorted, got a bit of a signal ended up pointing aerial north to get any signal, then only got it on good on bbc, bad on every thing else moved it a bit east good bbc and dodgy for others then moved it back to where it should point and every thing ok for a while then lost it all again apart from bbc just moved it again great signal on every thing but the bbc is week

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Iain's 2 posts GB
Sunday, 21 April 2013
1:51 PM

I am unable to get any signal in Huntly (AB54) area at all.

Recently all I was getting was BBC channels so when I did a retune last night.

I've tried doing a retune & channel scan a number of times but get nothing. It's pretty pointless getting a new tv & aerial within the last few months which now doesn't allow me to watch TV!

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Grant's 5 posts GB

4:15 PM

Grant: Predictor indications suggest that you should have good reception from the Gartley Moor transmitter at 5 miles / 160 degrees, the aerial being vertically mounted. (elements up and down)

You should carry out a signal check on Gartley's BBC mux Ch58, this done by going into your TV / boxes "manual" tuning menu and entering Ch58 into the box, but with this action NOT followed by pressing search or scan, because should any signal be received its strength / quality level will on most equipment be indicated immediately after entering the channel number.

Should anything be received, then make a note of the levels seen and then change the number to Ch61 (ITV1), once again as before noting what's indicated and giving an update on the result.

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jb38's 7,179 posts GB
Saturday, 27 April 2013
8:23 PM

I am still getting no reception 1 week on

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Grant's 5 posts GB

9:14 PM

Grant: As Dave Lindsay has pointed out you are making postings under two different headings, that of Durris and Gartley Moor, as I had replied to you on the 21st under this heading of Gartley Moor and with Dave Lindsay and KMJ,Derby replying to the same posting you had made under Durris.

This being a duplicate posting to a reply I made to you under Durris a few minutes ago.

Could you please clarify regarding what's actually meant by "watch TV in my own room"? as this could be taken as inferring that you are possibly using a shared aerial, also when you say "by linking a cable to the HDMI socket", HDMI sockets on what devices?

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jb38's 7,179 posts GB
Thursday, 27 June 2013
10:08 AM

I am thinking of buying a portable dab radio for use in Huntly. I can obviously tune in through my humax box but wanted a compact unit to move around the garden etc. Before changeover the signal was really dire and subject to interference. Has this improved?

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Linda's 2 posts GB

4:34 PM

Do you mean that you get digital radio services using your Humax Freeview box? Freeview transmit up to 24 digital radio services, see…els, but they are not DAB services.
DAB uses a different way of broadcasting radio services and different transmitters, but the service is not available everywhere. I gather from Huntly Radio, for Radio in Huntly, Aberdeenshire, UK that DAB is available in the Huntly, Aberdeen area but reception depends on proximity to the transmitter and any intervening hills, tall buildings, etc.

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MikeP's 3,055 posts GB
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