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The symbol shows the location of the Angus (Dundee City, Scotland) transmitter which serves 130,000 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 problems

The BBC and Digital UK report there are no faults or engineering work on the Angus (Dundee City, Scotland) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Angus 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
 H max
C39- (617.8MHz)546mDTG-20,000W
Channel icons
1 BBC One (SD) Scotland, 2 BBC Two Scotland, 7 BBC Alba, 23 BBC Three, 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
 H max
C42 (642.0MHz)546mDTG-20,000W
Channel icons
3 STV (SD) (STV North (Dundee micro region)), 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, 26 ITV4, 30 E4 +1, 35 ITV1 +1 (STV Edinburgh), 35 STV+1 (STV Edinburgh),

PSB3
BBCB
 H max
C45 (666.0MHz)546mDTG-20,000W
Channel icons
56 5SELECT, 101 BBC One HD Scotland, 102 BBC Two HD (England), 103 ITV 1 HD (STV West), 103 STV HD (STV West), 104 Channel 4 HD Scotland ads, 105 Channel 5 HD, 106 BBC Four HD, 108 BBC Scotland HD, 204 CBBC HD, 205 CBeebies HD, plus 1 others

COM4
SDN
 H -3dB
C33 (570.0MHz)546mDTG-810,000W
Channel icons
20 Drama, 21 5USA, 29 ITV2 +1, 32 5STAR, 33 5Action, 41 Legend, 42 GREAT! movies action, 46 Channel 5 +1, 58 ITVBe +1, 59 ITV3 +1, 64 Blaze, 67 CBS Reality, 74 Dave ja vu, 78 TCC, 81 Blaze +1, 89 ITV4 +1, 203 CITV, 208 POP MAX, 209 Ketchup TV, 210 Ketchup Too, 211 YAAAS!, plus 14 others

COM5
ArqA
 H -3dB
C36 (594.0MHz)546mDTG-810,000W
Channel icons
11 Sky Arts, 17 Really, 19 Dave, 31 E4 Extra, 36 pick, 40 Quest Red, 43 Food Network, 47 Film4 +1, 48 Challenge, 49 4seven, 57 Smithsonian Channel, 60 Drama +1, 70 Quest +1, 75 Yesterday +1, 83 Together TV, 233 Sky News, plus 9 others

COM6
ArqB
 H -3dB
C48 (690.0MHz)546mDTG-810,000W
Channel icons
12 Quest, 25 W, 27 Yesterday, 34 GREAT! movies, 39 DMAX, 44 HGTV, 71 Quest Red +1, 73 HobbyMaker, 82 Talking Pictures TV, 84 PBS America, 88 Classic Hits, 235 Al Jazeera Eng, plus 19 others

DTG-8 64QAM 8K 3/4 27.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)

Which BBC and ITV regional news can I watch from the Angus transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Reporting Scotland 2.4m homes 9.2%
from Glasgow G51 1DA, 112km southwest (228°)
to BBC Scotland region - 230 masts.
regional news image
STV News 0.2m homes 0.8%
from Dundee DD1 4QB, 11km south (177°)
to STV North (Dundee) region - 24 masts.

Are there any self-help relays?

Glen Cova AActive deflector40 km N of Dundee
Glen Cova BActive deflector

How will the Angus (Dundee City, Scotland) transmission frequencies change over time?

1965-80s1984-971997-981998-20102010-132013-182013-1727 Nov 2019
VHFC/D EC/D EC/D EC/D EC/D E TW TW T
C11ITVwaves
C31com7com7
C33SDN
C34_local
C36ArqA
C37com8com8
C39BBCA
C42D3+4
C45BBCB
C48_local_local_localArqB
C49tv_off ArqBArqB
C53tv_offC4wavesC4wavesC4wavesD3+4D3+4D3+4
C54tv_offSDNSDNSDN
C55tv_offcom7tv_off
C56tv_offCOM8tv_off
C57tv_offBBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBCBBBCBBBCB
C58tv_offArqAArqAArqA
C60tv_offITVwavesITVwavesITVwaves -BBCA-BBCA
C61ArqB
C63BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2waves

tv_off Being removed from Freeview (for 5G use) after November 2020 / June 2022 - 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 4 Aug 10 and 18 Aug 10.

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

BBCA, D3+4, BBCB 20kW
SDN, ARQA, ARQB(-3dB) 10kW
com7(-6dB) 5kW
com8(-6.1dB) 4.9kW
Mux 1*, Mux 2*, Mux A*, Mux B*(-7dB) 4kW
Mux C*, Mux D*(-10dB) 2kW
Analogue 1-4(-23dB) 100W

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Angus transmitter area

Sep 1961-Jun 1997Grampian 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.

Is the transmitter output the same in all directions?

Radiation patterns withheld

Comments
Friday, 8 December 2017
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

5:09 AM

ANGUS transmitter - Freeview: HD Digital TV Reduced Quality from 00:29 yesterday to 00:36 yesterday. [BBC]

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Saturday, 9 December 2017
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

5:09 AM

ANGUS transmitter - Freeview: HD Digital TV Reduced Quality from 00:29 on 07 Dec to 00:36 on 07 Dec. [BBC]

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Monday, 1 January 2018
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Jim Bryce
9:48 PM

not getting HD channels. All hd Channels dropped

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Tuesday, 2 January 2018
MikeP
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9:40 AM

Jim Bryce:

To assist you we need to know where yopu are located by you giving a full post code. That will enable some blue boxes below your posting which give information about the transmitter(s) you are using and the local reception conditions.



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MikeP's 3,056 posts GB
Wednesday, 10 January 2018
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Alan Hume
7:21 PM

I have had a problem recently with not being able to record BBC4 HD. I have retuned my Panasonic HDR and checked that the software is up to date. I can play BBC 4 HD using theHDR as the tv tuner but setting recordings using the EPG recording does not start.

Can anyone help with this please?

I live in DD4 postcode

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MikeP
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8:16 PM

Alan Hume:

It would appear that a number of people are having the same problem in not being able to record BBC4 programmes using the EPG.

Have you tried setting the recorder manually? If it can record BBC4 manually then that would suggest a possible problem with the EPG information being broadcast.

Please also note that a partial post code never helps as it is insufficient to cause the display of the reception information at your location, only a full post code will do that.



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MikeP's 3,056 posts GB
Saturday, 13 January 2018
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Alan Hume
7:18 PM
Dundee

MikeP:
Hi Mike Thanks for the reply. My postcode is DD4 7UN. I have tried direct;y recording BBC4 HD and it produces exactly the same fault. Blinking record light for the duration of the broadcast but no recording.
regards
Alan Hume

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MikeP
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11:49 PM

Alan Hume:

Are you able to watch BBC1 Scotland HD, normally found on 101? If not can you confirm whether your TV and recorder are both Freeview HD capable (not just HD Ready)?

BBC4 HD is on the COM 7 multiplex which is mainly used by HD channels - see the listing near the top of this page.

My thinking is that equipment that is not truly HD capable may try to record but as it cannot decode the HD data all it does is record a blank screen with no sound. So are you able to record other channels in HD?



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MikeP's 3,056 posts GB
Sunday, 14 January 2018
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MikeB
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12:07 AM

MikeP: My box has suddenly lost BBC4 HD - it could be that a mux change means a retune.

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Alan Hume
6:37 PM

Alan Hume:
Hi Mike
Both the HDR and television are less than 2 years old and are fully HD. Until October (I think) I was able to record BBC4 HD. I can still record all the other HD channels but not BBC News HD which too is on COM 7.

I'll try to record Al Jazhera HD later, that on COM7. At the moment I think it's a problem with that Multiplex.

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