THE TRANSMISSION GALLERY
|Photos by David Foord, Marshall Renwick and David Neale||Page last updated: 2014-04-01|
|Durris opened on 30th September 1961 with ITV (Grampian) on VHF channel 9. Closed January 1985. BBC 2 entered service on 29th July 1967. BBC 1 was added in December 1970, with ITV UHF from 19th July 1971. Channel 4 was available from the launch on 2nd November 1982 and Channel 5 was availble from its launch on 30th March 1997.|
DSO was on 1st and 15th September 2010.
BBC FM radio entered service on 18th November 1983, with Radio's 1 and 4 being added on 3rd December 1993. ILR (Northsound Radio) started on 17th December 1993. Original FM was added during 2007.
DAB service dates are; Aberdeen, 23rd November 2001; Digital One, 28th May 2002; BBC, 17th February 2004.
|It would appear that some graphically gifted soul has at one time replaced the letters IBA with NTL on the sign at the approach to the site!|
|On Tuesday 17th January 1984, during a winter storm, a fire within the UHF cylinder took all 4 TV channels off air at Durris. By Saturday 21st a temporary facility was set up at the BBC MF site at Redmoss, to restore a limited service for BBC 1 and ITV. Below are links to an IBA engineering announcements Youtube video on the subject. Also a link to the BBC transmitter group newsletter, detailing the temporary arrangements, on the bbceng.info website.|
BBC RD: UHF Transmitting Aerial for the Durris Television Station
IBA Engineering Annoucements Youtube video
BBC Transmitter group newsletter (page 7 onwards)
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