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Freeview Light on the Gartley Moor (Aberdeenshire, Scotland) transmitter

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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.

MuxH/VFrequencyHeightModeWatts
PSB1
BBCA
 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

PSB2
D3+4
 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),

PSB3
BBCB
 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?

the effected channels
the effected channels
the effected channels
the effected channels

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
C/D EC/D EC/D EC/D EC/D E TC/D E TB E K T
C41BBCA
C44D3+4
C47BBCB
C49tv_off D3+4D3+4
C54tv_offC4wavesC4wavesC4wavesBBCBBBCBBBCB
C58tv_offBBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBCABBCABBCA
C61ITVwavesITVwavesITVwavesD3+4
C64BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2waves

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Table shows multiplexes names see this article;
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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.

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Thursday, 11 August 2016
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

5:32 PM

GARTLEY MOOR transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 14:45 on 07 Aug to 16:02 on 07 Aug, BBC Digital TV Reduced Quality from 09:23 on 07 Aug to 10:47 on 07 Aug, HD Digital TV Reduced Quality from 09:23 on 07 Aug to 10:47 on 07 Aug, HD Digital TV Off Air from 14:45 on 07 [BBC]

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Monday, 22 August 2016
Transmitter engineering
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8:31 AM

GARTLEY MOOR transmitter - Possible service interruptions [DUK]

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Tuesday, 30 August 2016
Transmitter engineering
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12:09 AM

GARTLEY MOOR transmitter - Possible service interruptions [DUK]

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Sunday, 2 October 2016
Transmitter engineering
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6:09 PM

GARTLEY MOOR transmitter - Possible service interruptions [DUK]

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Monday, 10 October 2016
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12:09 AM

GARTLEY MOOR transmitter - Possible service interruptions [DUK]

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Sunday, 6 November 2016
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audrey littlejohn
12:03 PM
Turriff

no channels again all equipment checkd our postcode is ab53 8ba telephone 01888 511589

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MikeP
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12:41 PM

Audrey Littlejohn:

Your reception from the Durris transmitter is shown on the 'digitaluk trade' link just below your post. It suggests that reception of the BBCA, D3&4 and BBCB HD multiplexes is likely to be acceptable. However, it shows that reception of the SDN, ARQA and ARQB multiplexes is variable and so cannot be relied upon to always give acceptable reception. It also shows that reception of COM7 and COM8 are poor so will be unreliable at best.

The reason for this is that there are at least 2 sizeable hills in the direct line with the transmitter from your location, both being with 5 km of you. It is well known that such hills will cause poor and variable reception, especially if the weather is wet or even just damp. In the circumstances, there is no alternative transmitter available for you. You may get better and more reliable service using Freesat but you would need to check that the hills mentioned do not obstruct the view from the dish towards the satellites used.



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Friday, 18 November 2016
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graeme meldrum
10:19 AM

again we have had no signal from your gartley transmitter for days ,all equipment in our house new and checked ,auchterless ab583ba is our postcode telephone no 01888 511589 problem is your end please tel if any advice

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MikeP
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1:14 PM

graeme meldrum:

Gartley Moor is apparently operating correctly with no notified engineering works shown.

Check with your immediate neighbours who use Freeview from Gartley Moor to see if they have the same problem. If they don't, then you have an equipment or cabling problem. If they do have the same problem then please report it to the broadcaster.

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jb38
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11:45 PM
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graeme meldrum: The post code of AB58 3BA is not recognised by any of the reception predictor sites, if though you really meant to type AB53 8BA ? (Auchterless) then reception is indicated as not being possible from the Gartley Moor transmitter, Durris @ 32 miles/174 degrees indicated as being the station that covers this postal code area, although it has to be said that signal level predictions (in dB's) are not particularly good even from that station, as only the three main transmitters (BBC A /D3&4/ BBC B) are predicted as being received with the status of good, three being variable and with two being poor, namely COM7 & COM8.

The reason for this reception problem is most likely down to the signal path from said station suffering from two line of sight obstructions starting from approximately 3.5 miles prior to the postal code area in question, obstructions at the receiving end of the equation always having a greater affect on reception.


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