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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 problems

The BBC and Digital UK report there are no faults or engineering work on the Angus (Dundee City, Scotland) transmitter.

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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.

 H max
C39- (617.8MHz)546mDTG-20,000W
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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

 H max
C42 (642.0MHz)546mDTG-20,000W
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3 STV (SD) (STV North (Dundee 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, 26 ITV4, 30 E4 +1, 35 ITV1 +1 (STV Edinburgh), 35 STV+1 (STV Edinburgh),

 H max
C45 (666.0MHz)546mDTG-20,000W
Channel icons
56 5SELECT, 101 BBC One HD Scotland, 102 BBC Two HD (England), 103 ITV 1 HD (STV West), 103 STV HD (STV West), 104 Channel 4 HD Scotland ads, 105 Channel 5 HD, 106 BBC Four HD, 108 BBC Scotland HD, 204 CBBC HD, 205 CBeebies HD, plus 1 others

 H -3dB
C33 (570.0MHz)546mDTG-810,000W
Channel icons
20 Drama, 21 5USA, 29 ITV2 +1, 32 5STAR, 33 5Action, 41 Legend, 42 GREAT! movies action, 46 Channel 5 +1, 58 ITVBe +1, 59 ITV3 +1, 64 Blaze, 67 CBS Reality, 74 Dave ja vu, 78 TCC, 81 Blaze +1, 89 ITV4 +1, 203 CITV, 208 Pop Player, 209 Ketchup TV, 210 Ketchup Too, 211 YAAAS!, plus 15 others

 H -3dB
C36 (594.0MHz)546mDTG-810,000W
Channel icons
11 Sky Arts, 17 Really, 19 Dave, 31 E4 Extra, 36 pick, 40 Quest Red, 43 Food Network, 47 Film4 +1, 48 Challenge, 49 4seven, 57 Smithsonian Channel, 60 Drama +1, 70 Quest +1, 75 Yesterday +1, 83 Together TV, 233 Sky News, plus 9 others

 H -3dB
C48 (690.0MHz)546mDTG-810,000W
Channel icons
12 Quest, 25 W, 27 Yesterday, 34 GREAT! movies, 39 DMAX, 44 HGTV, 71 Quest Red +1, 73 HobbyMaker, 82 Talking Pictures TV, 84 PBS America, 88 Classic Hits, 235 Al Jazeera Eng, plus 19 others

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?

regional news image
BBC Reporting Scotland 2.4m homes 9.2%
from Glasgow G51 1DA, 112km southwest (228°)
to BBC Scotland region - 230 masts.
regional news image
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 AActive deflector40 km N of Dundee
Glen Cova BActive deflector

How will the Angus (Dundee City, Scotland) transmission frequencies change over time?

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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 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
com7(-6dB) 5kW
com8(-6.1dB) 4.9kW
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

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

Wednesday, 30 March 2011
Tuesday, 12 April 2011
12:14 AM

Hi there,

I live in DD5 3NA and I can only pick up PSB 1 & 2. The three COM signals do not appear to be picked up. I have used the Tay Bridge relay but today moved my aerial to the Angus transmitter - no change. My folks live further away in Carnoustie but they manage to receive all of the channels. It is only a loft aerial. Might this be the problem?

Thanks for your help/advice.


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John's 1 post GB

6:14 AM

John: You are predicted to receive all six multiplexes from the Angus transmitter with a rooftop aerial. Loft aerials are not suitable for reliable Freeview reception.

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Briantist's 38,844 posts GB
Thursday, 26 May 2011
Bob Reid
1:32 PM

Hi - I have recently lost ITV3, Fiver and Five usa from my selection channels. I have re-scanned several times. One of the televisions in the house stil shows those options but a blank screen is shown when I select them. Although I live in Scone I receive good signal with roof ariel so I would prefer to stay with this transmitter. Thanks Bob

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Bob Reid's 4 posts GB

2:53 PM

Bob Reid: You are not predicted to receive multiplex SDN as your signal comes from the Perth transmitter, which does not carry the service.

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Briantist's 38,844 posts GB
Friday, 27 May 2011
bob reid
9:40 AM

Thanks Briantist. We are not on the Perth transmitter. We installed freeview before Perth transmitter was constructed and we received a good signal (and still do) with outside ariel and a booster from the Angus transmitter. Don't really want to reposition the ariel towards Perth unless nessessary but would a high gain ariel still from the Angus transmitter help? We received strong signal ITV3, Fiver and Five USA until 3 weeks ago when Channel Alba appeared (but no content) about the same time. Bob

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bob reid's 4 posts GB
bob reid
12:55 PM

Briantist - I've just seen that my postcode is wrongly shown on this site. My postcode is PH2 6RP. Should've noticed this before asking the question. Sorry. Bob

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bob reid's 4 posts GB
Mike Dimmick

3:55 PM

bob reid: Digital UK's predictor still reckons you will get best results from the Perth relay at present. For a six-multiplex service it reckons your best option will be Black Hill, once that transmitter switches over next month, although most multiplexes are expected to remain poor until late 2012.

Looking at the terrain and distance that does seem pretty unlikely! Still, Black Hill transmits at 10 times the power of Angus, and Angus may not transmit equal power in all directions.

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Mike Dimmick's 2,486 posts GB
Wednesday, 22 June 2011
Andy Chenhall
12:51 PM

My postcode is PH2 7DA, served by the Perth transmitter. line of sight giving a very good signal, but it doesn't transmit the full range of services. How likely is it I could get these from either Angus or Blackhill?

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Andy Chenhall's 1 post GB
Sunday, 17 July 2011

12:31 PM

Andy Chenhall: Sorry, but you can't get any more channels using you aerial. Your best option is Freesat, see Compare Freeview Light and Freesat TV | - independent free digital TV advice .

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Briantist's 38,844 posts GB
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