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Freeview Light on the Troon (South Ayrshire, Scotland) transmitter
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The symbol shows the location of the Troon (South Ayrshire, Scotland) transmitter which serves 4,000 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 problemsThe BBC and Digital UK report there are no faults or engineering work on the Troon (South Ayrshire, Scotland) transmitter.
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Which Freeview channels does the Troon transmitter broadcast?
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Digital television services are broadcast on a multiplexes (or Mux) where many stations occupy a single broadcast frequency, as shown below.
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 200 BBC Red Button 1, 700 BBC Radio 1, 701 BBC Radio 1Xtra, 702 BBC Radio 2, 703 BBC Radio 3, 704 BBC Radio 4, 705 BBC Radio 5 Live, 706 BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra, 707 BBC Radio 6 Music, 708 BBC Radio 4 Extra, 709 BBC Asian Network, 710 BBC World Service, 719 BBC Radio Scotland, 720 BBC Radio nan Gaidheal,
3 STV (STV Central (Glasgow micro region)), 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 (STV Edinburgh),
45 Film4 +1, 101 BBC One HD Scotland, 102 BBC Two HD (England), 103 STV HD (STV West), 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
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The Troon (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?
Which BBC and ITV regional news can I watch from the Troon transmitter?
How will the Troon (South Ayrshire, Scotland) transmission frequencies change over time?
orange background for multiplexes names moregreen background for transmission frequencieslilac background for power levels in watts800MHz band: 4G mobile started in 2013700MHz band: 4G from 30 June 2020more600MHz band: new or moved digital TV services more
|aerial group||C/D E||C/D E||C/D E||C/D E||C/D E||C/D E|
denote 166kHz offset; aerial group
are shown as A B C/D E K W
Italics for analogue
, digital switchover was Wednesdays 11th May and 25th May 2011.
How do the old analogue and currrent digital signal levels compare?
|Analogue 1-4|| 20W|
|BBCA, D3+4, BBCB||(-7dB) 4W|Comments
Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Darvel transmitter area
|Aug 1957-Jun 1997||Scottish Television|
|Jun 1997-Dec 2014||STV plc|
|Feb 1983-Dec 1992||TV-am•|
|Jan 1993-Sep 2010||GMTV•|
|Sep 2010-Dec 2014||ITV Daybreak•|
• Breakfast ◊ Weekends ♦ Friday night and weekends † Weekdays only. Troon 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.
Tuesday, 6 December 2011
David F: I'm not an aerial installer or expert in the field of how TV signals propagate or what affects them.
I do, however, wonder if another issue you might have is that because the transmitter is directional to its north-east side (see radiation pattern near the top of this page), it could be that your aerial is picking up reflections from the main service area (i.e. from where the main beam is focused) in addition to the bit of signal that radiates in the 'wrong' direction.
Can you not receive from Darvel (you might need a roof-top aerial)?
Dave Lindsay's 5,724 posts
Wednesday, 7 December 2011
Thanks, Dave - sounds like a feasible suggestion, although I'm certainly not an expert either! The signal strength isn't bad, but the 'quality' (error rate) is poor, which may point to interference. Unfortunately, Dundonald Hill prevents us receiving a direct signal from the Darvel transmitter, at least with the loft aerial, and a roof aerial is prohibited by our Deed of Conditions. We do, however, have a communal satellite dish installed in the block, so we've bitten the bullet and bought a FreeSat box!
David F's 2 posts
David F: If it is reflected signal (and it is probably difficult to say without professional test gear), then it might be possible to re-site the aerial so that there is something blocking the reflection. For example, move it to where there is a building in the direction you think that the reflection is coming from. Turning it might help. I guess that it should be turned anti-clockwise, although there is no harm in trying clockwise as it might pick up some perminant reflected signal which could be more stable.
What about using the West Kilbride relay? If your aerial is a group one, then you will probably need a replace it with either a group B or wideband.
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