Full Freeview on the Angus (Dundee City, Scotland) transmitter
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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 problemsThe BBC and Digital UK report there are no faults or engineering work on the Angus (Dundee City, Scotland) transmitter.
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.
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 Angus transmitter?
BBC Reporting Scotland 2.4m homes 9.2%
from Glasgow G51 1DA, 112km southwest (228°)
to BBC Scotland region - 230 masts.
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 A||Active deflector||40 km N of Dundee|
|Glen Cova B||Active deflector|
How will the Angus (Dundee City, Scotland) transmission frequencies change over time?
|1965-80s||1984-97||1997-98||1998-2010||2010-13||2013-18||2013-17||27 Nov 2019|
|VHF||C/D E||C/D E||C/D E||C/D E||C/D E T||W 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 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|
|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
Is the transmitter output the same in all directions?Radiation patterns withheld
Several weeks ago there was quite a lot of intermittent disruption to TV reception as a result of weather conditions at the time causing "tropospheric ducting" where signals from distant transmitters in Europe or the UK can be received locally and cause interference to your wanted signals.
Last week for example there should have been no problem with reception, did you have a problem then?
On Monday this week, the BBC have reported a fault on the Angus transmitter -
From 2:06:41pm to 2:11:40pm on 10th Jan 2022 BBC A Slightly reduced power due to a fault.
Is your reception ok now?
Do you have any distribution amp/splitter in your installation feeding several TVs?
If you had a loft install when DMSL (Restore TV/at800) fitted a free replacement aerial as a result of the transmitter changes that were part of the 700MHz clearance program, then you probably receive a good signal in normal circumstances, though we'd need a full postcode to check that.
Have a look in your TV tuning section for the signal strength and quality for each of the UHF channels for each multiplex and if any of those are not showing 100% quality then post the detail for all the multiplexes.
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George center :
Unfortunately posts can take an inordinate amount of time to appear on this site (the owner was going to investigate, and also after getting a fatal error message the post still appears), so patience is needed and to wait several minutes before checking if the post succeeded.
The Angus transmitter is currently listed for Planned Engineering with Possible effect on TV reception as "Possible Pixelation or flickering on some or all channels" which means dependant on aerial installation and particular location might mean complete loss of signal. So this is probably what you've experienced.
Do NOT retune when you have lost signal, this usually just clears the correct tuning and you'd have to retune again when your signals return, which you may have to repeat a few times as you can't be certain when that might be.
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