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Freeview Light on the Stranraer (Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland) transmitter

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The symbol shows the location of the Stranraer (Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland) transmitter which serves 6,500 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 Stranraer (Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland) transmitter.

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

Which Freeview channels does the Stranraer 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
C57 (762.0MHz)238mDTG-350W
Channel icons
1 BBC One Scotland, 2 BBC Two Scotland, 7 BBC Alba, 9 BBC Four, 201 CBBC, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, 601 BBC RB 1, plus 14 others

PSB2
D3+4
 V max
C60 (786.0MHz)238mDTG-350W
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, 24 ITV4 +1, 28 E4, 33 STV+1 (Yorkshire Emley Moor),

PSB3
BBCB
 V max
C53 (730.0MHz)238mDTG-650W
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, 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 0 Freeview channels?


The Stranraer (Dumfries and Galloway, 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 Stranraer transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Reporting Scotland 2.4m homes 9.2%
from Glasgow G51 1DA, 112km north-northeast
to BBC Scotland region - 230 masts.
regional news image
ITV Lookaround 0.1m homes 0.4%
from Carlisle CA1 3NT, 131km east
to ITV Border Scotland region - 27 masts.
All of lunch, weekend and 50% evening news is shared with Tyne Tees

How will the Stranraer (Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland) transmission frequencies change over time?

years1984-971997-981998-20092009-132013-182013-1730th Sep 2019-
aerial groupC/D EC/D EC/D EC/D EC/D EC/D EA B C/D E K VHF
700C53C4C4C4BBCBBBCBBBCB
C57BBC1BBC1BBC1BBCABBCABBCA
C60ITVITVITVD3+4D3+4D3+4
800C63BBC2BBC2BBC2

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 250W
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-7dB) 50W

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. Stranraer 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
Friday, 6 October 2017
Transmitter engineering
5:35 AM

STRANRAER transmitter - Freeview: HD Digital TV Off Air from 12:02 on 03 Oct to 12:15 on 03 Oct. FM: Radio Scotland FM Off Air from 01:01 yesterday to 03:00 yesterday. [BBC]

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Saturday, 7 October 2017
Transmitter engineering
5:31 AM

STRANRAER transmitter - Freeview: HD Digital TV Off Air from 12:02 on 03 Oct to 12:15 on 03 Oct. FM: Radio Scotland FM Off Air from 01:01 on 05 Oct to 03:00 on 05 Oct. [BBC]

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Wednesday, 18 October 2017
Transmitter engineering
6:09 PM

STRANRAER transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 13:47 today to 13:48 today, HD Digital TV Off Air from 13:47 today to 13:48 today. [BBC]

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Thursday, 19 October 2017
Transmitter engineering
5:31 AM

STRANRAER transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 13:47 yesterday to 13:48 yesterday, HD Digital TV Off Air from 13:47 yesterday to 13:48 yesterday. [BBC]

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Friday, 20 October 2017
Transmitter engineering
6:09 AM

STRANRAER transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 13:47 on 18 Oct to 13:48 on 18 Oct, HD Digital TV Off Air from 13:47 on 18 Oct to 13:48 on 18 Oct. [BBC]

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Wednesday, 1 November 2017
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James Arnott
8:50 PM

When will the Stranraer transmitter be upgraded so we can receive the same number of channels as the rest of the country?

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StevensOnln1
11:16 PM

James Arnott : Almost certainly never. The commercial broadcasters were given the opportunity to broadcasts their channels from more transmitter a few years ago, but weren't interested in doing so as the cost to install and maintain/operate the equipment on each transmitter would not allow sufficient return on investment compared to the number of extra viewers they would be able to reach. If you want more channels look at getting Freesat, which now a days has virtually all the same channels that are available on Freeview (and a good deal more) for a one off cost of a Freesat box and installation of a satellite dish and cabling (you can just reuse the existing dish and cables if your property has previously had Sky).

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