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Freeview Light on the Minnigaff (Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland) transmitter

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The symbol shows the location of the Minnigaff (Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland) transmitter which serves less than 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 Minnigaff (Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Minnigaff 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
C26 (514.0MHz)66mDTG-32W
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
 V max
C29 (538.0MHz)66mDTG-32W
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, 30 E4 +1, 35 ITV +1 (Yorkshire Emley Moor), 35 STV+1 (Yorkshire Emley Moor),

PSB3
BBCB
 V max
C23 (490.0MHz)66mDTG-62W
Channel icons
73 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 Minnigaff (Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: 4Music, 4seven, 5Action, 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, 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, YAAAS!, More4 +1, Now 70s, 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 Minnigaff transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Reporting Scotland 2.4m homes 9.2%
from Glasgow G51 1DA, 100km north (9°)
to BBC Scotland region - 230 masts.
regional news image
ITV Lookaround 0.1m homes 0.4%
from Carlisle CA1 3NT, 102km east (96°)
to ITV Border Scotland region - 27 masts.
All of lunch, weekend and 50% evening news is shared with Tyne Tees

How will the Minnigaff (Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland) transmission frequencies change over time?

1984-971997-981998-20092009-1330 Sep 2019-
A K TA K TA K TA K TA K T
C23C4wavesC4wavesC4wavesBBCBBBCB
C26BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBCABBCA
C29ITVwavesITVwavesITVwavesD3+4D3+4
C33BBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1waves

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 6W
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-4.8dB) 2W

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. Minnigaff 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.

Comments
Tuesday, 11 October 2011
Chris Welton
5:20 PM
Newton Stewart

Chris Welton:

Thank you for clearing that up. What a rip-off ! Glad you told me before I had the antenna upgraded.
Fortunately I have Freesat on a box (Freeview is built-in on the Sony Bravia). The only real problem is not being able to record from the Freesat side through to the attached external hard-drive.


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8:38 PM

Chris Welton: Yes, not having any choice other than the PSB multiplexes cuts out quite a range of programmes, as Freeview has a number of channels (e.g: Quest etc) that isn't duplicated on Freesat, and although Sky does have them its as part of a package and not "Free to view".

Just out of curiosity what model of Freesat box are you referring to? and when you say "through to the attached external hard drive", is this being said connected to what you actually have, or is it just a thought? as a Freesat twin tuner PVR is the ideal choice for situations such as yours.


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Wednesday, 9 November 2011
Chris Welton
5:49 PM

To jb38

The Freesat box is a Grundig GUFSAT02SD and the external HD is attached to the Sony usb port. I have recorded a film from a Freeview program and as can be seen from the Grundig box model, it has only one scart connection. (54.9667,-4.4833) 

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Saturday, 23 February 2013
Chris Welton
4:10 PM

Very irritating problem with subtitling on several channels. Frequently held up then there will be a rush of them.
Is this a failure of my Grundig box or station broadcast?

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Sunday, 13 July 2014
Transmitter engineering
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1:31 PM

MINNIGAFF transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 09:40 today to 10:55 today, BBC Digital TV Off Air from 11:18 today to 11:20 today, HD Digital TV Off Air from 11:18 today to 11:25 today, HD Digital TV Off Air from 09:40 today to 10:59 today. [BBC]

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4:31 PM

MINNIGAFF transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 09:40 today to 10:55 today, BBC Digital TV Off Air from 11:18 today to 11:20 today, HD Digital TV Off Air from 09:40 today to 10:59 today, HD Digital TV Off Air from 11:18 today to 11:25 today. [BBC]

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Monday, 14 July 2014
Transmitter engineering
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4:33 AM

MINNIGAFF transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 09:40 yesterday to 10:55 yesterday, BBC Digital TV Off Air from 11:18 yesterday to 11:20 yesterday, HD Digital TV Off Air from 11:18 yesterday to 11:25 yesterday, HD Digital TV Off Air from 09:40 yesterday to 10:59 ye [BBC]

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10:31 AM

MINNIGAFF transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 11:18 yesterday to 11:20 yesterday, BBC Digital TV Off Air from 09:40 yesterday to 10:55 yesterday, HD Digital TV Off Air from 09:40 yesterday to 10:59 yesterday, HD Digital TV Off Air from 11:18 yesterday to 11:25 ye [BBC]

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Tuesday, 15 July 2014
Transmitter engineering
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4:32 AM

MINNIGAFF transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 09:40 on 13 Jul to 10:55 on 13 Jul, BBC Digital TV Off Air from 11:18 on 13 Jul to 11:20 on 13 Jul, HD Digital TV Off Air from 11:18 on 13 Jul to 11:25 on 13 Jul, HD Digital TV Off Air from 09:40 on 13 Jul to 10:59 on [BBC]

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MINNIGAFF transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 09:40 on 13 Jul to 10:55 on 13 Jul, BBC Digital TV Off Air from 11:18 on 13 Jul to 11:20 on 13 Jul, HD Digital TV Off Air from 09:40 on 13 Jul to 10:59 on 13 Jul, HD Digital TV Off Air from 11:18 on 13 Jul to 11:25 on [BBC]

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