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The symbol shows the location of the Durris (Aberdeenshire, Scotland) transmitter which serves 180,000 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 Durris (Aberdeenshire, Scotland) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Durris 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.

MuxH/VFrequencyHeightModeWatts
PSB1
BBCA
 H max
C28 (530.0MHz)639mDTG-3100,000W
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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
C25 (506.0MHz)639mDTG-3100,000W
Channel icons
3 STV (SD) (STV North (Aberdeen 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, 25 ITV4, 30 E4 +1, 35 ITV +1 (STV Edinburgh), 35 STV+1 (STV Edinburgh),

PSB3
BBCB
 H max
C22 (482.0MHz)639mDTG-6100,000W
Channel icons
73 Shopping Quarter , 101 BBC One HD Scotland, 102 BBC Two HD (England), 103 ITV HD (STV West), 103 STV HD (STV West), 104 Channel 4 HD Scotland ads, 105 Channel 5 HD, 108 BBC Scotland HD, 204 CBBC HD, plus 1 others

COM4
SDN
 H -3dB
C23 (490.0MHz)639mDTG-850,000W
Channel icons
 CCXTV, 12 Quest, 20 Drama, 21 5USA, 29 ITV2 +1, 32 5STAR, 33 5Action, 42 GREAT! movies action, 45 Channel 5 +1, 56 5SELECT, 58 ITVBe +1, 59 ITV3 +1, 60 ITV4 +1, 64 Blaze, 67 CBS Reality, 68 Horror Channel, 74 Drama +1, 78 TCC, 81 Blaze +1, 203 CITV, 211 Ketchup TV, 212 YAAAS!, plus 16 others

COM5
ArqA
 H -3dB
C26 (514.0MHz)639mDTG-850,000W
Channel icons
11 Sky Arts, 17 Really, 19 Dave, 31 4Music, 36 pick, 40 Quest Red, 43 Food Network, 46 Film4 +1, 47 Challenge, 48 4seven, 57 Smithsonian Channel, 70 Quest +1, 75 Yesterday +1, 83 Together TV, 233 Sky News, plus 9 others

COM6
ArqB
 H -3dB
C30 (546.0MHz)639mDTG-850,000W
Channel icons
25 Dave ja vu, 27 Yesterday, 34 GREAT! movies, 39 DMAX, 41 CBS Justice, 44 HGTV, 68 CBS Drama, 82 Talking Pictures TV, 84 PBS America, 234 RT, 235 Aljazeera English, plus 17 others

com7
 H -8.4dB
C55 (746.0MHz)639mDTG-614,500W
Channel icons
from 20th May 2014:  Together TV +1,  Merit,  Court TV, 65 FreeSports, 71 Quest Red +1, 76 Now 70s, 86 More4 +1, 87 PBS America +1, 91 That's TV , 96 Forces TV, 106 BBC Four HD, 107 BBC News HD, 113 RT HD, 114 Quest HD, 205 CBeebies HD, plus 2 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
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 Durris transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Reporting Scotland 2.4m homes 9.2%
from Glasgow G51 1DA, 173km southwest (224°)
to BBC Scotland region - 230 masts.
regional news image
STV News 0.4m homes 1.5%
from Aberdeen AB12 3QH, 23km northeast (52°)
to STV North (Aberdeen) region - 76 masts.

Are there any self-help relays?

Aberdeen (old Town)Transposer2 km N city centre837 homes (dealer estimate)
Aberdeen-talismanTransposer1 km SW city centre100 homes
FyvieActive deflector37 km NW Aberdeen10 homes Hotel
Glen TanarActive deflector11 km E Ballater13 homes
GlenlivetTransposer15 km E Grantown-on- Spey70 homes School
Haughton House C/pTransposer1 km N Aford Aberdeenshire1 homes 150 caravans
OyneActive deflector33 km NW Aberdeen11 homes
Strathdon ATransposer60 km W Aberdeen25 homes
Strathdon BTransposer25 homes
Strathdon CTransposer ‘appreciable population'
Strathdon DActive deflector
Strathdon EActive deflector
Strathdon FActive deflector

How will the Durris (Aberdeenshire, Scotland) transmission frequencies change over time?

1961-80s1984-971997-981998-20102010-133 Oct 2018
VHFA K TWWA K TW T
C9ITVwaves
C22BBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBCBBBCB
C23SDNSDN
C25ITVwavesITVwavesITVwavesD3+4D3+4
C26ArqAArqA
C28BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBCABBCA
C29ArqB
C30_localArqB
C32C4wavesC4wavesC4wavescom7
C35com8
C41_local
C55tv_offcom7tv_off
C56tv_offCOM8tv_off
C67C5wavesC5waves

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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 1 Sep 10 and 15 Sep 10.

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

Analogue 1-4 500kW
Analogue 5, BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-7dB) 100kW
SDN, ARQA, ARQB(-10dB) 50kW
Mux 1*, Mux 2*, Mux A*(-14dB) 20kW
com7, com8(-15.4dB) 14.5kW
Mux B*(-17dB) 10kW
Mux C*, Mux D*(-20dB) 5kW

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Durris 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
Saturday, 14 April 2018
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G.Nicol
10:30 AM

StevensOnln1: Hi Steven,I thought it only polite to let you know that my fault did in fact appear to be a loose aerial cable. It must have been knocked when I was plugging/unplugging electrical stuff in the socket nearby. I also did a re-tune of my tv to see if BBC4 HD would re-appear, but alas no! I know from speaking to people at work that BBC 4 HD did go missing around here fairly recently, but most folk then got it back,alas I have not been so lucky! I have not checked but are there other channels bundled in with it that have probably gone too? Do you have any suggestions for how I might get BBC4 HD back? Many thxs, G.

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StevensOnln1
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2:38 PM

G.Nicol: Please provide a full postcode so that we can see your predicted coverage.

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G. Nicol
11:25 PM

StevensOnln1: ah, I am not sure how this link to post works, as I think I mentioned my post code in my First post, but anyhow it is AB157SF, thxs

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Sunday, 15 April 2018
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StevensOnln1
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10:44 AM

G. Nicol: You are predicted to have a good signal for COM8 (the multiplex carrying BBC Four HD). Does your TV have a manual tuning function? If it does, try manual tuning on UHF channel 35.

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Wednesday, 13 June 2018
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12:04 PM

DURRIS transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Weak Signal; DSO related from 10:22 today, HD Digital TV Weak Signal; DSO related from 10:23 today. FM: Radio 1 FM Weak Signal from 12:10 yesterday to 15:53 yesterday, Radio 1 FM Weak Signal from 10:35 today, Radio 2 FM Weak Signa [BBC]

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3:04 PM

DURRIS transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Weak Signal; DSO related from 10:22 today to 11:09 today, HD Digital TV Weak Signal; DSO related from 10:23 today to 11:09 today. FM: Radio 1 FM Weak Signal from 10:35 today to 11:10 today, Radio 1 FM Weak Signal from 12:10 yester [BBC]

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6:04 PM

DURRIS transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Weak Signal; DSO related from 10:22 today to 11:09 today, HD Digital TV Weak Signal; DSO related from 10:23 today to 11:09 today. FM: Radio 1 FM Weak Signal from 12:10 yesterday to 15:53 yesterday, Radio 1 FM Weak Signal from 10:3 [BBC]

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Thursday, 14 June 2018
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6:04 AM

DURRIS transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Weak Signal; DSO related from 10:22 yesterday to 11:09 yesterday, HD Digital TV Weak Signal; DSO related from 10:23 yesterday to 11:09 yesterday. FM: Radio 1 FM Weak Signal from 12:10 on 12 Jun to 15:53 on 12 Jun, Radio 1 FM Weak [BBC]

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12:04 PM

DURRIS transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Weak Signal; DSO related from 10:22 yesterday to 11:09 yesterday, HD Digital TV Weak Signal; DSO related from 10:23 yesterday to 11:09 yesterday. FM: Radio 1 FM Weak Signal from 10:35 yesterday to 11:10 yesterday, Radio 1 FM Weak [BBC]

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Friday, 15 June 2018
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6:04 AM

DURRIS transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Weak Signal; DSO related from 10:22 on 13 Jun to 11:09 on 13 Jun, HD Digital TV Weak Signal; DSO related from 10:23 on 13 Jun to 11:09 on 13 Jun. FM: Radio 1 FM Weak Signal from 12:10 on 12 Jun to 15:53 on 12 Jun, Radio 1 FM Weak [BBC]

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