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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.

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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
C33 (570.0MHz)238mDTG-350W
Channel icons
1 BBC One (SD) Scotland, 2 BBC Two Scotland, 7 BBC Alba, 24 BBC Four (Scotland SD), 201 CBBC, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, 250 BBC Red Button, plus 12 others

PSB2
D3+4
 V max
C36 (594.0MHz)238mDTG-350W
Channel icons
3 STV (SD) (Border (Scotland)), 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, 25 ITV4, 29 E4 +1, 34 ITV +1 (Yorkshire Emley Moor), 34 STV+1 (Yorkshire Emley Moor),

PSB3
BBCB
 V max
C48 (690.0MHz)238mDTG-650W
Channel icons
72 Shopping Quarter , 101 BBC One HD Scotland, 102 BBC Two HD (England), 103 ITV HD (ITV Granada), 103 STV HD (ITV Granada), 104 Channel 4 HD Scotland ads, 105 Channel 5 HD, 108 BBC Scotland HD, 204 CBBC HD, plus 1 others

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 52 Freeview channels?

the effected channels
the effected channels
the effected channels
the effected channels

The Stranraer (Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: 4Music, 4seven, 5SELECT, 5STAR, 5USA, Aljazeera English, BBC Four HD, BBC News HD, Blaze, Blaze +1, CBeebies HD, CBS Drama, CBS Justice, CBS Reality, Challenge, Channel 5 +1, CITV, YAAAS!, Dave, Dave ja vu, DMAX, Drama +1, Film4 +1, Food Network, Forces TV, FreeSports, GB News, GREAT! movies, GREAT! movies action, HGTV, Horror Channel, ITV2 +1, ITV3 +1, ITV4 +1, ITVBe +1, More4 +1, Now 70s, Paramount Network, PBS America +1, pick, Quest +1, Quest Red, Quest Red +1, Really, RT HD, Sky Arts, Sky News, Smithsonian Channel, Talking Pictures TV, TCC, Together TV, 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 Stranraer transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Reporting Scotland 2.4m homes 9.2%
from Glasgow G51 1DA, 112km north-northeast (24°)
to BBC Scotland region - 230 masts.
regional news image
ITV Lookaround 0.1m homes 0.4%
from Carlisle CA1 3NT, 131km east (93°)
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?

1984-971997-981998-20092009-1331 Jul 2019
C/D EC/D EC/D EC/D E TK T
C33BBCA
C36D3+4
C48BBCB
C53tv_offC4wavesC4wavesC4wavesBBCB
C57tv_offBBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBCA
C60tv_offITVwavesITVwavesITVwavesD3+4
C63BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2waves

tv_off Being removed from Freeview (for 5G use) after November 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 24 Jun 09 and 22 Jul 09.

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
Wednesday, 28 February 2018
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

4:30 PM

STRANRAER transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 23:23 on 26 Feb to 23:39 on 26 Feb, HD Digital TV Off Air from 23:23 on 26 Feb to 23:39 on 26 Feb. DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 23:42 on 26 Feb to 00:20 yesterday, BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 23:35 [BBC]

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Friday, 2 March 2018
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

4:30 PM

STRANRAER transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 23:23 on 26 Feb to 23:39 on 26 Feb, HD Digital TV Off Air from 23:23 on 26 Feb to 23:39 on 26 Feb. DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 23:42 on 26 Feb to 00:20 on 27 Feb, BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 23:35 [BBC]

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Saturday, 3 March 2018
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

4:29 AM

STRANRAER transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 23:42 on 26 Feb to 00:20 on 27 Feb. [BBC]

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Sunday, 22 April 2018
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

6:07 AM

STRANRAER transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 22:47 yesterday to 22:51 yesterday. [BBC]

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Monday, 23 April 2018
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

6:07 AM

STRANRAER transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 22:47 on 21 Apr to 22:51 on 21 Apr. [BBC]

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3:07 PM

STRANRAER transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 12:06 today, HD Digital TV Off Air from 12:06 today. DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 12:06 today, BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 22:47 on 21 Apr to 22:51 on 21 Apr. FM: Radio 1 FM Off Air from 12:06 toda [BBC]

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John Law
6:18 PM
Stranraer

Dear BBC my postcode is DG9 7BT.
At the present time we have no TV signal, (18.14 23/04/2018) we are using terrestrial signal from the STRANRAER TRANSMITTER.
What is the reason for the present outage?
Would it be possible to be informed of planned engineering work before it takes place.
While I am in contact, could you inform me if and when our area will receive the full FREEVIEW CHANNELS, if the answer is negative could you answer as to the reasons why?
Thank you in expectation of your reply soonest.

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StevensOnln1
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7:22 PM

John Law: No one from the BBC is going to answer you here as this isn't their website. There is no information showing as to the cause of the fault or when service will be restored (all anyone here can see is what is shown in the transmitter engineering notice in the post above yours).

With regards to when you will receive the full lineup of channels, the answer is probably never. This has nothing to do with the BBC, who do not operate any transmitters (they were sold off to a private company years ago). The commercial broadcasters do not think it is worthwhile to broadcast their channels from transmitters such as Stranraer which only cover a relatively small number of viewers. The full Freeview service is broadcast from 80 main transmitters which cover around 90% of UK households, the investment required to cover the costs of broadcasting the commercial channels from the remaining 1,000+ transmitters which take coverage to 98.5% would not produce a worthwhile return for the broadcasters. If you want more channels you should look at getting Freesat.

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S.Saunders
9:31 PM

I live in A Residental Retirement FlFlat in a 49 Flats Building. I have lost all my Freeview channels.I have approached our House Manager but nothing has been done about it.I have lived here 10 years and never had this before. Can you advise me what has gone wrong I live in Watford Herts.

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StevensOnln1
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11:04 PM

S.Saunders: Have you checked for any loose or damaged cables or connections behind your TV? Various transmitters in London and the surrounding areas have recently undergone frequency changes, however we don't know which one you're using so please provide a full postcode to enable us to access your coverage prediction.

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