Full Freeview on the Darvel (East Ayrshire, Scotland) transmitter
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The symbol shows the location of the Darvel (East Ayrshire, Scotland) transmitter which serves 150,000 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 Darvel (East Ayrshire, Scotland) transmitter.
Which Freeview channels does the Darvel 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.
64QAM 8K 2/3 24.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
DTG-6 256QAM 32KE 2/3 40.2Mb/s DVB-T2 MPEG4
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 Darvel transmitter?
BBC Reporting Scotland 2.4m homes 9.2%
from Glasgow G51 1DA, 31km north (1°)
to BBC Scotland region - 230 masts.
STV News 1.3m homes 4.8%
from Glasgow G51 1PQ, 31km north (2°)
to STV Central (Glasgow) region - 94 masts.
Are there any self-help relays?
|Craigie Gardens||Transposer||1 homes 90 caravans|
|Inversnaid||Active deflector||35 km N Dumbarton||8 homes Hotel caravan park|
How will the Darvel (East Ayrshire, Scotland) transmission frequencies change over time?
|1984-97||1997-98||1998-2011||2011-13||5 Sep 2018|
|A K T||A K T||A K T||A K T||W T|
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 11 May 11 and 25 May 11.
How do the old analogue and currrent digital signal levels compare?
|BBCA, D3+4, BBCB||(-7dB) 20kW|
|SDN, ARQA, ARQB||(-10dB) 10kW|
|Mux 1*, Mux 2*, Mux A*, Mux B*||(-14dB) 4kW|
|Mux C*, Mux D*||(-17dB) 2kW|
Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Darvel transmitter area
Is the transmitter output the same in all directions?Radiation patterns withheld
I am served by Darvel and did the retune today. I have lost com7 which I see is the lowest power multiplex (7.5kW) moved from channel 31 to 55. I have an xbeam plus preamp in the attic. Assume it's a group A antenna and I see from the engineering info here that a new group T antenna is required. I assume this is the problem.
But the big question is why has this not been explained to the public in advance? I know many other Transmitter areas moved to wide band antennae at the digital switch over. May be wrong but I think Darvel remained on group A.
If I want BBCnews24HD 4+1HD etc. again I'll have to get a new antenna and so will all the other people in my area that have this problem.
Tried calling the Freeview helpline and they knew nothing about this antenna group change.
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Use group A aerial for Darvel. After retune getting (100% signal quality) on channels 22,25,28,32, 34. and 35. These are not the channels recorded on this site. No com 7 or com 8. Is this correct and will Darvel return to transmitting Com s 7 and 8 at a later date?
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