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

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The symbol shows the location of the Pinwherry (South Ayrshire, Scotland) transmitter which serves less than 500 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 Pinwherry (South Ayrshire, Scotland) transmitter.

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

Which Freeview channels does the Pinwherry 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
C22 (482.0MHz)186mDTG-311W
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
C25 (506.0MHz)186mDTG-311W
Channel icons
3 STV (Border (Scotland)), 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 (Yorkshire Emley Moor),

PSB3
BBCB
 V max
C28 (530.0MHz)186mDTG-611W
Channel icons
45 Film4 +1, 101 BBC One HD Scotland, 102 BBC Two HD (England), 103 STV HD (ITV Granada), 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 Pinwherry (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 Pinwherry transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Reporting Scotland 2.4m homes 9.2%
from Glasgow G51 1DA, 86km north-northeast
to BBC Scotland region - 230 masts.
regional news image
ITV Lookaround 0.1m homes 0.4%
from Carlisle CA1 3NT, 128km east-southeast
to ITV Border Scotland region - 27 masts.
All of lunch, weekend and 50% evening news is shared with Tyne Tees

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

years1984-971997-981998-20092009-132013-182013-18
aerial groupA KA KA KA KA KA K
C22BBC1BBC1BBC1BBCABBCABBCA
C25ITVITVITVD3+4D3+4D3+4
C28BBC2BBC2BBC2BBCBBBCBBBCB
600C32C4C4C4

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 24th June and 22nd July 2009.

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

Analogue 1-4 56W
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-7.1dB) 11W

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Caldbeck Scotland transmitter area

Sep 1961-Feb 2004Border Television
Feb 2004-Dec 2014ITV plc
Feb 1983-Dec 1992TV-am•
Jan 1993-Sep 2010GMTV•
Sep 2010-Dec 2014ITV Daybreak•
• Breakfast ◊ Weekends ♦ Friday night and weekends † Weekdays only. Pinwherry 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
Tuesday, 19 July 2016
Transmitter engineering
8:32 AM

PINWHERRY transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Reduced Quality from 16:49 on 17 Jul to 17:56 on 17 Jul, HD Digital TV Reduced Quality from 15:38 on 17 Jul to 16:01 on 17 Jul, HD Digital TV Reduced Quality from 16:48 on 17 Jul to 17:56 on 17 Jul. [BBC]

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Monday, 26 September 2016
Transmitter engineering
5:31 AM

PINWHERRY transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 04:33 today to 04:37 today, HD Digital TV Off Air from 04:33 today to 04:37 today. [BBC]

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Tuesday, 27 September 2016
Transmitter engineering
5:31 AM

PINWHERRY transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 04:33 yesterday to 04:37 yesterday, HD Digital TV Off Air from 04:33 yesterday to 04:37 yesterday. [BBC]

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Wednesday, 28 September 2016
Transmitter engineering
5:31 AM

PINWHERRY transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 04:33 on 26 Sep to 04:37 on 26 Sep, HD Digital TV Off Air from 04:33 on 26 Sep to 04:37 on 26 Sep. [BBC]

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Sunday, 9 October 2016
Monday, 17 October 2016
Transmitter engineering
2:32 PM

PINWHERRY transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 14:08 today, HD Digital TV Off Air from 14:08 today. [BBC] Possible service interruptions [DUK]

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Transmitter engineering
5:30 PM

PINWHERRY transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 14:08 today to 14:26 today, HD Digital TV Off Air from 14:08 today to 14:26 today. [BBC] Possible service interruptions [DUK]

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Tuesday, 18 October 2016
Transmitter engineering
5:30 AM

PINWHERRY transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 14:08 yesterday to 14:26 yesterday, HD Digital TV Off Air from 14:08 yesterday to 14:26 yesterday. [BBC] Possible service interruptions [DUK]

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Wednesday, 19 October 2016
Transmitter engineering
5:31 AM

PINWHERRY transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 14:08 on 17 Oct to 14:26 on 17 Oct, HD Digital TV Off Air from 14:08 on 17 Oct to 14:26 on 17 Oct. [BBC] Possible service interruptions [DUK]

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