Full Freeview on the Bressay transmitter
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The symbol shows the location of the Bressay transmitter which serves 5,300 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 Bressay transmitter.
Which Freeview channels does the Bressay 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)
Are you trying to watch these 11 Freeview HD channels?
The Bressay mast is not one of the extended Freeview HD (COM7 and COM8) transmitters, it does not provide these high definition (HD) channels: BBC Four HD, BBC News HD, CBeebies HD, Quest HD, Forces TV, FreeSports, More4 +1, Now 70s, PBS America +1, Quest Red +1, RT HD.
If you want to watch these HD channels, either use Freesat HD, or move your TV aerial must point to one of the 30 Full Freeview HD transmitters. For more information see the want to know which transmitters will carry extra Freeview HD? page.
Which BBC and ITV regional news can I watch from the Bressay transmitter?
BBC Reporting Scotland 2.4m homes 9.2%
from Glasgow G51 1DA, 512km south-southwest (203°)
to BBC Scotland region - 230 masts.
STV News 0.4m homes 1.5%
from Aberdeen AB12 3QH, 340km south (190°)
to STV North (Aberdeen) region - 76 masts.
Are there any self-help relays?
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How will the Bressay transmission frequencies change over time?
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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 5 May 10 and 19 May 10.
How do the old analogue and currrent digital signal levels compare?
|SDN, BBCA, D3+4, BBCB||(-7dB) 2kW|
|Mux 1*, Mux 2*, Mux A*, Mux B*, Mux C*, Mux D*, ARQA, ARQB||(-10dB) 1000W|
Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Bressay transmitter area
Penners: My aerial is on the roof. I have managed to tune one tv successfully but the BBC has not come on although it showed 5 carriers. These carriers, is it a good thing to have more of them? The image is good (although no BBC).
The other TV has 4 carriers and BBC but no image/sound?!?!
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Nikki: You might like to have a look at the Freeview signals: too much of a good thing is bad for you | ukfree.tv - independent free digital TV advice page.
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