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Freeview Light on the Girvan (South Ayrshire, Scotland) transmitter

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The symbol shows the location of the Girvan (South Ayrshire, Scotland) transmitter which serves 4,200 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 Girvan (South Ayrshire, Scotland) transmitter.

Choose from three options: ■ List by multiplex ■ List by channel number ■ List by channel name

Which Freeview channels does the Girvan 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
C50 (706.0MHz)228mDTG-350W
Channel icons
1 BBC One Scotland, 2 BBC Two Scotland, 7 BBC Alba, 9 BBC Four, 120 CBBC, 121 CBeebies, 130 BBC News, 131 BBC Parliament, 601 BBC Red Button 1, plus 14 others

PSB2
D3+4
 V max
C59 (778.0MHz)228mDTG-350W
Channel icons
3 STV (STV Central (Glasgow micro region)), 4 Channel 4 Scotland ads, 5 Channel 5, 6 ITV 2, 13 Channel 4 +1 Scotland ads, 14 More4, 15 Film4, 24 ITV4, 28 E4, 33 STV+1 (STV Edinburgh),

PSB3
BBCB
 V max
C55 (746.0MHz)228mDTG-650W
Channel icons
45 Film4 +1, 101 BBC One HD Scotland, 102 BBC Two HD (England), 103 STV HD (STV West), 104 Channel 4 HD Scotland ads, 105 Channel 5 HD, 123 CBBC HD,



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 0 Freeview channels?


The Girvan (South Ayrshire, Scotland) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: .

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 Girvan transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Reporting Scotland 2.4m homes 9.2%
from Glasgow G51 1DA, 76km north-northeast
to BBC Scotland region - 230 masts.
regional news image
STV News 1.3m homes 4.8%
from Glasgow G51 1PQ, 76km north-northeast
to STV Central (Glasgow) region - 94 masts.

How will the Girvan (South Ayrshire, Scotland) transmission frequencies change over time?

years1950s~851984-971997-981998-20112011-132013-182013-18
aerial groupVHFC/D EC/D EC/D EC/D EC/D EC/D E
C4BBCtv
700C50BBCABBCABBCA
C55BBC1BBC1BBC1BBCBBBCBBBCB
C59ITVITVITVD3+4D3+4D3+4
800C62BBC2BBC2BBC2
C65C4C4C4

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 11th May and 25th May 2011.

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

Analogue 1-4 250W
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-7dB) 50W

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Darvel transmitter area

Aug 1957-Jun 1997Scottish 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. Girvan 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.

Is the transmitter output the same in all directions?

Radiation patterns withheld

Comments
Sunday, 9 October 2016
Thursday, 13 October 2016
Transmitter engineering
2:32 PM

GIRVAN transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 11:28 today to 11:29 today, HD Digital TV Off Air from 11:28 today to 11:29 today. [BBC] Possible service interruptions [DUK]

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Transmitter engineering's 114,677 posts Owner Owner xx
Transmitter engineering
5:31 PM

GIRVAN transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 15:24 today to 15:25 today, HD Digital TV Off Air from 15:24 today to 15:25 today. FM: Radio 1 FM Off Air from 14:10 today to 14:12 today, Radio 2 FM Off Air from 14:10 today to 14:12 today, Radio 3 FM Off Air from 14 [BBC] Possible service interruptions [DUK]

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Transmitter engineering's 114,677 posts Owner Owner xx
Friday, 14 October 2016
Transmitter engineering
5:31 AM

GIRVAN transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 15:24 yesterday to 15:25 yesterday, HD Digital TV Off Air from 15:24 yesterday to 15:25 yesterday. FM: Radio 1 FM Off Air from 14:10 yesterday to 14:12 yesterday, Radio 2 FM Off Air from 14:10 yesterday to 14:12 yeste [BBC] Possible service interruptions [DUK]

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Transmitter engineering's 114,677 posts Owner Owner xx
Saturday, 15 October 2016
Transmitter engineering
5:32 AM

GIRVAN transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 15:24 on 13 Oct to 15:25 on 13 Oct, HD Digital TV Off Air from 15:24 on 13 Oct to 15:25 on 13 Oct. FM: Radio 1 FM Off Air from 14:10 on 13 Oct to 14:12 on 13 Oct, Radio 2 FM Off Air from 14:10 on 13 Oct to 14:12 on 13 [BBC] Possible service interruptions [DUK]

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Transmitter engineering's 114,677 posts Owner Owner xx
Wednesday, 19 October 2016
Transmitter engineering
5:30 PM

GIRVAN transmitter - Freeview: HD Digital TV Off Air from 13:47 today to 13:52 today. [BBC] Possible service interruptions [DUK]

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Transmitter engineering's 114,677 posts Owner Owner xx
Thursday, 20 October 2016
Transmitter engineering
5:31 AM

GIRVAN transmitter - Freeview: HD Digital TV Off Air from 13:47 yesterday to 13:52 yesterday. [BBC] Possible service interruptions [DUK]

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Transmitter engineering's 114,677 posts Owner Owner xx
Friday, 21 October 2016
Transmitter engineering
5:31 AM

GIRVAN transmitter - Freeview: HD Digital TV Off Air from 13:47 on 19 Oct to 13:52 on 19 Oct. [BBC] Possible service interruptions [DUK]

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Transmitter engineering's 114,677 posts Owner Owner xx
Monday, 24 October 2016
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