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The symbol shows the location of the Peterhead (Aberdeenshire, Scotland) transmitter which serves 8,800 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 Peterhead (Aberdeenshire, Scotland) transmitter.

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

Which Freeview channels does the Peterhead 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
C33 (570.0MHz)92mDTG-100W
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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

 V max
C36 (594.0MHz)92mDTG-100W
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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),

 V max
C48 (690.0MHz)92mDTG-100W
Channel icons
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

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Are you trying to watch these 44 Freeview channels?

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The Peterhead (Aberdeenshire, Scotland) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: 4seven, 5Action, 5STAR, 5USA, Al Jazeera Eng, Al Jazeera English, Blaze, Blaze +1, Challenge, Channel 5 +1, Dave, Dave ja vu, DMAX, Drama +1, E4 Extra, YAAAS!, Film4 +1, Food Network, GREAT! action, GREAT! movies, GREAT! romance, GREAT! romance mix, HGTV, HobbyMaker, ITV2 +1, ITV3 +1, ITV4 +1, ITVBe +1, Legend, PBS America, Quest +1, Quest Red, Really, Sky Mix, Sky News, Talking Pictures TV, TCC, That's 90s, That's TV 2, Together TV, TRUE CRIME, TRUE CRIME XTRA, W, 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 Peterhead transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Reporting Scotland 2.4m homes 9.2%
from Glasgow G51 1DA, 237km southwest (221°)
to BBC Scotland region - 230 masts.
regional news image
STV News 0.4m homes 1.5%
from Aberdeen AB12 3QH, 45km south-southwest (202°)
to STV North (Aberdeen) region - 76 masts.

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

1984-971997-981998-20102010-132013-182013-1715 Aug 2018
C50tv_off BBCABBCA

tv_off Being removed from Freeview (for 5G use) after November 2020 / June 2022 - more
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?

Analogue 1-4, Analogue 5, BBCA, D3+4, BBCB 100W

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. Peterhead 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.

Sunday, 31 May 2020
Transmitter engineering

7:26 PM

PETERHEAD transmitter - Freeview: Weather conditions may be affecting your reception from 30 May 22:50 until 30 May 23:54. . [BBC]

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Monday, 8 June 2020
Transmitter engineering

4:34 AM

PETERHEAD transmitter - Freeview: Weather conditions may be affecting your reception from 30 May 22:50 until 30 May 23:54. . [BBC]

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Tuesday, 24 November 2020
Transmitter engineering

10:39 PM

PETERHEAD transmitter - Freeview: Off the air due to essential engineering from 24 Nov 11:33 until 24 Nov 11:39. . [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering's 151,536 posts xx flag
Sunday, 11 April 2021
3:22 PM

No nformation about how to change the "interactive " map, or the information is not clear. Only an area in Scotland shown. If available and free, the info and instructions are very unclear. If you charge for the information you shoul have stated so earlier.

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peter's 2 posts GB flag

4:20 PM


You don't explain "how" you want to change the interactive map but I can give you a couple of bits of information.

Firstly, the site owner is the only one who can make changes to any of these things, and he hasn't had time to do all the many updates to transmitter pages that have resulted from the 700MHz Clearance program. So any changes to mapping are likely to take second place if/when he finds time. I do know that some radiation patterns - usually for Local multiplex coverage were updated when they changed but maybe not all of them.
Secondly there was a change to some Google mapping api's and Google started either charging for what had previously been free or increased the price to a point the owner decided it was not affordable.
This is a free (technical help) website provided by the owner and there is no charge for any of the information that is on it.
With regard specifically to mapping, if you have "Pro mode" enabled, you can zoom in to a certain point and show the coverage in more detail. Coverage maps for most of the FM/DAB pages don't work.

For what might (note - might) be more reliable Freeview coverage predictions in some instances, it's always a good idea to check the Freeview Detailed Coverage Checker.

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Chris.SE's 4,191 posts GB flag

4:26 PM

peter: If you are referring to the transmitter map at the top of the page, clicking the Enable Pro Mode button below the map allows you to drag the map around and zoom in/out. This independent technical help website is funded by advertising, there is no charge to access anything.

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StevensOnln1's 3,639 posts GB flag
Tuesday, 17 May 2022
Garry Stephen
3:13 PM

Why is the peterhead transmitter not 3t the same amount of channels as Durris.

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Garry Stephen's 2 posts GB flag

4:18 PM

Garry Stephen: Me and Chris.SE already explained in reply to your comment on the Durris page, it's down to the Peterhead transmitter only covering a relatively small population so it isn't viable for the commercial broadcasters who would have to pay for it.

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StevensOnln1's 3,639 posts GB flag
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