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The symbol shows the location of the Black Hill (North Lanarkshire, Scotland) transmitter which serves 940,000 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.

Are there any planned engineering works or unexpected transmitter faults on the Black Hill (North Lanarkshire, Scotland) mast?

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Which Freeview channels does the Black Hill transmitter broadcast?

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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
 H max
C46 (674.0MHz)576mDTG-3100,000W
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
 H max
C43 (650.0MHz)576mDTG-3100,000W
Channel icons
3 STV (SD) (STV Central (Glasgow 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
 H max
C40 (626.0MHz)576mDTG-6100,000W
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

COM4
SDN
 H max
C41+ (634.2MHz)576mDTG-8100,000W
Channel icons
 CCXTV, 12 Quest, 20 Drama, 21 5USA, 29 ITV2 +1, 32 5STAR, 33 5Action, 42 GREAT! movies action, 45 Channel 5 +1, 56 5SELECT, 58 ITVBe +1, 59 ITV3 +1, 60 ITV4 +1, 64 Blaze, 67 CBS Reality, 68 Horror Channel, 74 Drama +1, 78 TCC, 81 Blaze +1, 203 CITV, 211 Ketchup TV, 212 YAAAS!, plus 16 others

COM5
ArqA
 H max
C44 (658.0MHz)576mDTG-8100,000W
Channel icons
11 Sky Arts, 17 Really, 19 Dave, 31 4Music, 36 pick, 40 Quest Red, 43 Food Network, 46 Film4 +1, 47 Challenge, 48 4seven, 57 Smithsonian Channel, 70 Quest +1, 75 Yesterday +1, 83 Together TV, 233 Sky News, plus 9 others

COM6
ArqB
 H max
C47 (682.0MHz)576mDTG-8100,000W
Channel icons
25 Dave ja vu, 27 Yesterday, 34 GREAT! movies, 39 DMAX, 41 CBS Justice, 44 HGTV, 68 CBS Drama, 82 Talking Pictures TV, 84 PBS America, 234 RT, 235 Aljazeera English, plus 17 others

LG
 H -13dB
C51 (714.0MHz)576mDTG-125,000W
Channel icons
from 2nd June 2014: 8 STV Glasgow,

com7
 H -3.7dB
C55 (746.0MHz)576mDTG-642,900W
Channel icons
 Together TV +1,  Merit,  Court TV, 65 FreeSports, 71 Quest Red +1, 76 Now 70s, 86 More4 +1, 87 PBS America +1, 91 That's TV , 96 Forces TV, 106 BBC Four HD, 107 BBC News HD, 113 RT HD, 114 Quest HD, 205 CBeebies HD, plus 2 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
DTG-8 64QAM 8K 3/4 27.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
DTG-12 QSPK 8K 3/4 8.0Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)

Which BBC and ITV regional news can I watch from the Black Hill transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Reporting Scotland 2.4m homes 9.2%
from Glasgow G51 1DA, 26km west (271°)
to BBC Scotland region - 230 masts.
regional news image
STV News 1.3m homes 4.8%
from Glasgow G51 1PQ, 26km west (271°)
to STV Central (Glasgow) region - 94 masts.

Are there any self-help relays?

Ardtornish ATransposer22 km NW Oban15 homes
BalquhidderTransposer12 km NW Callander42 homes
Benmore BActive deflector50 m WNW Glasgow7 homes
Blair DrummondTransposer5 homes caravan park
Blyth BridgeActive deflector30 km SW Edinburgh50 homes
GlendaruelActive deflector40 hotel40 homes hotel
Glendaruel BActive deflector12 homes (second level)

How will the Black Hill (North Lanarkshire, Scotland) transmission frequencies change over time?

1957-80s1984-971997-981998-20112011-133 Oct 2018
VHFB E TB E TB E TE TW T
C10ITVwaves
C30_local
C32com7
C35com8
C37C5wavesC5waves
C40BBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBCBBBCB
C41+SDNSDN
C43ITVwavesITVwavesITVwavesD3+4D3+4
C44ArqAArqA
C46BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBCABBCA
C47ArqBArqB
C50tv_offC4wavesC4wavesC4waves
C51tv_offLG
C55tv_offcom7tv_off
C56tv_off_localCOM8tv_off

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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 8 Jun 11 and 22 Jun 11.

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

Analogue 1-5 500kW
SDN, ARQA, ARQB, BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-7dB) 100kW
com7(-10.7dB) 42.9kW
com8(-11.1dB) 39.2kW
Mux 1*, Mux 2*, Mux A*, Mux B*, Mux C*, Mux D*(-14dB) 20kW
LG(-20dB) 5kW

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Black Hill transmitter area

Aug 1957-Jun 1997Scottish 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.

Comments
Wednesday, 12 January 2011
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

1:26 PM

BLACK HILL transmitter - Analogue BBC TWO Off Air; DSO related from 02:13 today to 05:49 today [BBC] ck Hill Transmitter works on 12 and 13 January 2011: Engineering transmitter work will take place between 00:01hrs and 06:00hrs. TV services that will be disrupted: Analogue services - BBC1, BBC2 and ITV will be affected by periods of shutdown between 00:01 and 06:00 Digital services - Mux1, Mux2, and MuxA will be affected by periods of shutdown between 00:01 and 06:00 [DUK] Over the next week Black Hill main transmitter: TV (analogue) Liable to interruption, TV (digital) Liable to interruption, Radio (analogue) working normally, Radio (digital) working normally. [DUK]

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Transmitter engineering
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1:26 PM

BLACK HILL transmitter - Analogue BBC TWO Off Air; DSO related from 02:13 today to 05:49 today [BBC] ck Hill Transmitter works on 12 and 13 January 2011: Engineering transmitter work will take place between 00:01hrs and 06:00hrs. TV services that will be disrupted: Analogue services - BBC1, BBC2 and ITV will be affected by periods of shutdown between 00:01 and 06:00 Digital services - Mux1, Mux2, and MuxA will be affected by periods of shutdown between 00:01 and 06:00 [DUK] Over the next week Black Hill main transmitter: TV (analogue) Liable to interruption, TV (digital) Liable to interruption, Radio (analogue) working normally, Radio (digital) working normally. [DUK]

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Thursday, 13 January 2011
David S. H.
2:05 AM

Thanks Transmitter engineering, was watching BBC News 24 there and the signal cut out. Good to know that there's a reason, I'm in the Black Hill transmitter area.

In my head I was working out where I could quickly get another PlayTV adapter for my PS3 lol.
Will tuners require a retune in the morning

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Transmitter engineering
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6:30 AM

BLACK HILL transmitter - Analogue BBC ONE Off Air; DSO related from 01:42 yesterday to 05:49 yesterday BBC TWO Off Air; DSO related from 02:13 yesterday to 05:49 yesterday [BBC] ck Hill Transmitter works on 12 and 13 January 2011: Engineering transmitter work will take place between 00:01hrs and 06:00hrs. TV services that will be disrupted: Analogue services - BBC1, BBC2 and ITV will be affected by periods of shutdown between 00:01 and 06:00 Digital services - Mux1, Mux2, and MuxA will be affected by periods of shutdown between 00:01 and 06:00 [DUK] Over the next week Black Hill main transmitter: TV (analogue) Liable to interruption, TV (digital) Liable to interruption, Radio (analogue) working normally, Radio (digital) working normally. [DUK]

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Transmitter engineering
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6:30 AM

BLACK HILL transmitter - Analogue BBC ONE Off Air; DSO related from 01:42 yesterday to 05:49 yesterday BBC TWO Off Air; DSO related from 02:13 yesterday to 05:49 yesterday [BBC] ck Hill Transmitter works on 12 and 13 January 2011: Engineering transmitter work will take place between 00:01hrs and 06:00hrs. TV services that will be disrupted: Analogue services - BBC1, BBC2 and ITV will be affected by periods of shutdown between 00:01 and 06:00 Digital services - Mux1, Mux2, and MuxA will be affected by periods of shutdown between 00:01 and 06:00 [DUK] Over the next week Black Hill main transmitter: TV (analogue) Liable to interruption, TV (digital) Liable to interruption, Radio (analogue) working normally, Radio (digital) working normally. [DUK]

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Briantist
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

9:06 AM

David S. H.: You shouldn't need to retune after the signals have been off overnight for engineering work.

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Transmitter engineering
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11:32 AM

BLACK HILL transmitter - Analogue BBC ONE Off Air; DSO related from 01:42 yesterday to 05:49 yesterday BBC TWO Off Air; DSO related from 02:13 yesterday to 05:49 yesterday [BBC] Over the next week Black Hill main transmitter: TV (analogue) Liable to interruption, TV (digital) Liable to interruption, Radio (analogue) working normally, Radio (digital) working normally. [DUK]

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Transmitter engineering
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11:32 AM

BLACK HILL transmitter - Analogue BBC ONE Off Air; DSO related from 01:42 yesterday to 05:49 yesterday BBC TWO Off Air; DSO related from 02:13 yesterday to 05:49 yesterday [BBC] Over the next week Black Hill main transmitter: TV (analogue) Liable to interruption, TV (digital) Liable to interruption, Radio (analogue) working normally, Radio (digital) working normally. [DUK]

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mark
5:51 PM
Shotts

I am on the blackhill transmitter and i have lost all my chanels.

I rescaned my tv the other day and i now only have the BBC digital channels.

All the rest i have lost. Can anyone give me some advice on what to do. I recieve digital tv through my tv.

PS I have pulled the plug out and areial and rescaned the tv then put the areal back in and still no channels.




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R
rena
6:30 PM

Thanks to Brianist re 5live on bbc scotland,
now checking out personal dab/mp3s

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