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The symbol shows the location of the Tay Bridge (Fife, Scotland) transmitter which serves 27,000 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 Tay Bridge (Fife, Scotland) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Tay Bridge 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.

MuxH/VFrequencyHeightModeWatts
PSB1
BBCA
 V max
C41+ (634.2MHz)148mDTG-3100W
Channel icons
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

PSB2
D3+4
 V max
C47 (682.0MHz)148mDTG-3100W
Channel icons
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, 25 ITV4, 30 E4 +1, 35 ITV +1 (STV Edinburgh), 35 STV+1 (STV Edinburgh),

PSB3
BBCB
 V max
C44 (658.0MHz)148mDTG-6100W
Channel icons
73 Shopping Quarter , 101 BBC One HD Scotland, 102 BBC Two HD (England), 103 ITV HD (STV West), 103 STV HD (STV West), 104 Channel 4 HD Scotland ads, 105 Channel 5 HD, 108 BBC Scotland HD, 204 CBBC HD, plus 1 others

DTG-3 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 52 Freeview channels?

the effected channels
the effected channels
the effected channels
the effected channels

The Tay Bridge (Fife, Scotland) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: 4Music, 4seven, 5Action, 5SELECT, 5STAR, 5USA, Aljazeera English, BBC Four HD, BBC News HD, Blaze, Blaze +1, CBeebies HD, CBS Drama, CBS Justice, CBS Reality, Challenge, Channel 5 +1, CITV, Dave, Dave ja vu, DMAX, Drama +1, Film4 +1, Food Network, Forces TV, FreeSports, GB News, GREAT! movies, GREAT! movies action, HGTV, Horror Channel, ITV2 +1, ITV3 +1, ITV4 +1, ITVBe +1, YAAAS!, More4 +1, Now 70s, PBS America +1, pick, Quest +1, Quest Red, Quest Red +1, Really, RT HD, Sky Arts, Sky News, Smithsonian Channel, Talking Pictures TV, TCC, Together TV, 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 Tay Bridge transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Reporting Scotland 2.4m homes 9.2%
from Glasgow G51 1DA, 107km southwest (234°)
to BBC Scotland region - 230 masts.
regional news image
STV News 0.2m homes 0.8%
from Dundee DD1 4QB, 3km west-northwest (293°)
to STV North (Dundee) region - 24 masts.

Are there any self-help relays?

DundeeTransposerLadywell Avenue100 homes

How will the Tay Bridge (Fife, Scotland) transmission frequencies change over time?

1984-971997-981998-20102010-1327 Nov 2019
B E TW TW TB E TK T
C32_local
C34C5wavesC5waves
C41ITVwavesITVwavesITVwaves+BBCABBCA
C44BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBCBBBCB
C47C4wavesC4wavesC4wavesD3+4D3+4
C51tv_offBBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1waves_local

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 4 Aug 10 and 18 Aug 10.

How do the old analogue and currrent digital signal levels compare?

Analogue 5 4kW
Analogue 1-4(-9dB) 500W
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-16dB) 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. Tay Bridge was not an original Channel 3 VHF 405-line mast: the historical information shown is the details of the company responsible for the transmitter when it began transmitting Channel 3.

Comments
Friday, 26 November 2021
Saturday, 27 November 2021
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Brian Massie
10:53 AM

Dundee city centre - no signal since approx 17:52 last night. Still no signal this morning (27/11/21) at 10.52.

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David Matthews
12:32 PM

As above. No reception since yesterday evening. BBC is reporting a fault with this transmitter so information at the top of this page is wrong.

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Ian
12:48 PM

There is a fault since last night - when will it go back on air? Where can I find out more information?

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Chris.SE
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2:47 PM

David Matthews:
Brian Massie:
Mark McLeish:
Ian:

The transmitter should now be back on air.
Whilst the BBC have reported fault details on the individual transmitter page, they have NOT (yet?) added it to a page which is an engineering list of Freeview faults which is where the updates to this site come from.

From 5:43:55pm on 26th Nov 2021 to 12:35:36pm on 27th Nov 2021 BBC A / BBCB HD Off the air due to a fault.

In the weather conditions that have been prevalent, finding information about when such faults may be fixed, especially if it's due to a power outage will frequently be dependant on accessibility to the fault and the weather prevailing at the time, which may of course be very imprecise.

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