Freeview Light on the Stranraer (Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland) transmitter
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The symbol shows the location of the Stranraer (Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland) transmitter which serves 6,500 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 problemsThe BBC and Digital UK report there are no faults or engineering work on the Stranraer (Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland) transmitter.
Which Freeview channels does the Stranraer 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
H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)
Are you trying to watch these 43 Freeview channels?
The Stranraer (Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: 4seven, 5Action, 5STAR, 5USA, Aljazeera English, Blaze, Blaze +1, CBS Reality, Challenge, Channel 5 +1, CITV, YAAAS!, Dave, Dave ja vu, DMAX, Drama +1, E4 Extra, Film4 +1, Food Network, GB News, GREAT! movies, GREAT! movies action, HGTV, HobbyMaker, ITV2 +1, ITV3 +1, ITV4 +1, ITVBe +1, Legend, PBS America, pick, POP MAX, Quest +1, Quest Red, Really, Sky News, Smithsonian Channel, Talking Pictures TV, TCC, That's TV (UK), Together TV, W, 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 Stranraer transmitter?
BBC Reporting Scotland 2.4m homes 9.2%
from Glasgow G51 1DA, 112km north-northeast (24°)
to BBC Scotland region - 230 masts.
How will the Stranraer (Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland) transmission frequencies change over time?
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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 24 Jun 09 and 22 Jul 09.
How do the old analogue and currrent digital signal levels compare?
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Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Caldbeck Scotland transmitter area
Is the transmitter output the same in all directions?Radiation patterns withheld
James Arnott : Almost certainly never. The commercial broadcasters were given the opportunity to broadcasts their channels from more transmitter a few years ago, but weren't interested in doing so as the cost to install and maintain/operate the equipment on each transmitter would not allow sufficient return on investment compared to the number of extra viewers they would be able to reach. If you want more channels look at getting Freesat, which now a days has virtually all the same channels that are available on Freeview (and a good deal more) for a one off cost of a Freesat box and installation of a satellite dish and cabling (you can just reuse the existing dish and cables if your property has previously had Sky).
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