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The symbol shows the location of the Sorn (East 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 Sorn (East Ayrshire, Scotland) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Sorn 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
C46 (674.0MHz)177mDTG-32W
Channel icons
7 BBC Alba, 82 BBC Four (Scotland SD), 201 CBBC SD, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, 250 BBC Red Button, plus 12 others

PSB2
D3+4
 V max
C43 (650.0MHz)177mDTG-32W
Channel icons
3 STV (SD) (STV Central (Glasgow micro region)), 4 Channel 4 (SD) Scotland ads, 5 Channel 5 (SD), 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), 45 Film4 +1,

PSB3
BBCB
 V max
C40 (626.0MHz)177mDTG-62W
Channel icons
86 More4 +1, 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, 115 BBC Scotland HD, 204 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 60 Freeview channels?

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The Sorn (East Ayrshire, Scotland) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: 4Music, 4seven, 4seven HD, 5SELECT, 5Spike, 5STAR, 5STAR +1, 5USA, 5USA +1, AlJazeera English (SD), Aljazeera English HD, BBC Four HD, BBC News HD, Blaze, Blaze +1, CBeebies HD, CBS Drama, CBS Justice, CBS Reality, CBS Reality +1, Challenge, Channel 4+1 HD, Channel 5 +1, CITV, Dave, Dave ja vu, DMAX, Drama, E4 +1, Food Network, Forces TV, Freesports, Home, Horror Channel, ITV2 +1, ITV3 +1, ITV4 +1, ITVBe +1, Together TV +1, Movies4Men, NOW 80s, Now 90s, Paramount Network, PBS America, pick, Pick +1, Quest +1, Quest Red, Quest Red +1, Really, RT HD, Sewing Quarter, Sky News, Smithsonian Channel HD, Sony Movie Channel, Talking Pictures TV, TCC, Together TV, Yesterday, YourTV.

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 Sorn transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Reporting Scotland 2.4m homes 9.2%
from Glasgow G51 1DA, 39km north (1°)
to BBC Scotland region - 230 masts.
regional news image
STV News 1.3m homes 4.8%
from Glasgow G51 1PQ, 39km north (1°)
to STV Central (Glasgow) region - 94 masts.

How will the Sorn (East Ayrshire, Scotland) transmission frequencies change over time?

1984-971997-981998-20112011-132013-182013-1730 Sep 2018-
B E TB E TB E TB E K TB E K TB E K TB E K T
C40BBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBCBBBCBBBCBBBCB
C43ITVwavesITVwavesITVwavesD3+4D3+4D3+4D3+4
C46BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBCABBCABBCABBCA
C50tv_offC4wavesC4wavesC4waves

tv_off Being removed from Freeview (for 5G use) by 30 June 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 11 May 11 and 25 May 11.

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

Analogue 1-4 6W
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-4.8dB) 2W

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. Sorn 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.

Comments
Friday, 9 March 2012
Transmitter engineering
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11:27 AM

SORN transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air from 09:15 yesterday to 12:12 yesterday HD Digital TV Off Air from 09:15 yesterday to 12:12 yesterday [BBC]

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Saturday, 10 March 2012
Transmitter engineering
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4:30 AM

SORN transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air from 09:15 on 08 Mar to 12:12 on 08 Mar HD Digital TV Off Air from 09:15 on 08 Mar to 12:12 on 08 Mar [BBC]

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Friday, 7 February 2014
Transmitter engineering
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4:23 AM

SORN transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 13:41 on 05 Feb to 13:50 on 05 Feb, HD Digital TV Off Air from 13:41 on 05 Feb to 13:50 on 05 Feb. [BBC]

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Tuesday, 18 February 2014
Transmitter engineering
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10:23 AM

SORN transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 09:11 today. [BBC]

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4:23 PM

SORN transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 09:11 today to 14:06 today, HD Digital TV Off Air from 09:11 today to 14:06 today. [BBC]

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Wednesday, 19 February 2014
Transmitter engineering
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4:24 AM

SORN transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 09:11 yesterday to 14:06 yesterday, HD Digital TV Off Air from 09:11 yesterday to 14:06 yesterday. [BBC]

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Thursday, 20 February 2014
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4:23 AM

SORN transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 09:11 on 18 Feb to 14:06 on 18 Feb, HD Digital TV Off Air from 09:11 on 18 Feb to 14:06 on 18 Feb. [BBC]

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Monday, 30 June 2014
Transmitter engineering
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10:32 AM

SORN transmitter - RelayPossible service interruptions [DUK]

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Monday, 20 October 2014
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11:09 AM

SORN transmitter - RelayPossible service interruptions [DUK]

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Tuesday, 28 October 2014
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4:33 AM

SORN transmitter - RelayPossible service interruptions [DUK]

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