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Meldrum (Aberdeenshire, Scotland) DAB transmitter

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Are there any planned engineering works or unexpected transmitter faults on the Meldrum (Aberdeenshire, Scotland) mast?

No problems on any service. BBC


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Sunday, 28 November 2021
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Sharon p l kelly
9:11 PM

Many complaints in oldmeldrum about no tv reception

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Monday, 29 November 2021
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Chris.SE
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2:23 AM

Sharon p l kelly:

Whilst you've posted on the Meldrum DAB transmitter page (there is no Freeview at this transmitter) which transmitter(s) you may be able to receive varies across the Oldmeldrum area. It is likely to be the Gartley Moor Relay or the Durris main transmitter. There are no reported problem with Durris, so your aerial is probably pointing at Gartley Moor.

The BBC are reporting a fault for Gartley Moor
From 5:24:35pm on 26th Nov 2021 BBC A / BBCB HD Off the air due to a fault

This is undoubtedly due to one of the very many power outages in the area, the weather has been so severe, there has been a lot of power cuts, some of which Scottish & Southern Electricity Networks are reporting they hope may be fixed by midday today (29th), some others not until 6pm and a number of others not until midday on the 30th.

The Meldrum transmitter seems to be currently unaffected and FM and DAB broadcasts should be on air. You should also be able to receive Radio 4 on LW and Five Live on MW from Burghead.

Statement from BBC Engineering -
27 November 2021

High winds and rain are causing problems with electricity supplies to several transmitters across the UK. Regional electricity suppliers are working hard to restore services. You can check the status of your local transmitter using our transmitter checker tool.

While you're waiting you could try BBC iPlayer or BBC Sounds to carry on watching or listening to your favourite programmes. They are both available on Smart televisions and many other internet connected devices.

Keep up with the latest weather in your area.

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