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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.

This transmitter has no current reported problems

The BBC and Digital UK report there are no faults or engineering work on the Black Hill (North Lanarkshire, Scotland) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Black Hill 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
 H max
C46 (674.0MHz)576mDTG-100,000W
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-100,000W
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, 26 ITV4, 30 E4 +1, 35 ITV1 +1 (STV Edinburgh), 35 STV+1 (STV Edinburgh),

PSB3
BBCB
 H max
C40 (626.0MHz)576mDTG-100,000W
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

COM4
SDN
 H max
C41+ (634.2MHz)576mDTG-8100,000W
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

COM5
ArqA
 H max
C44 (658.0MHz)576mDTG-8100,000W
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

COM6
ArqB
 H max
C47 (682.0MHz)576mDTG-8100,000W
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

LG
 H -13dB
C30 (546.0MHz)576mDTG-125,000W
Channel icons
from 2nd June 2014: 8 STV Glasgow,

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

tv_off Being removed from Freeview (for 5G use) after November 2020 / June 2022 - 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 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
Tuesday, 10 February 2015
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

7:31 AM

BLACK HILL transmitter - Freeview: HD Digital TV Off Air from 00:46 on 06 Feb to 01:42 on 06 Feb. FM: Radio 1 FM Weak Signal from 17:07 yesterday, Radio 1 FM Weak Signal from 07:56 yesterday to 17:07 yesterday, Radio 1 FM Weak Signal from 17:05 on 08 Feb to 07:56 yesterday, Radio [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering
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9:09 AM

BLACK HILL transmitter - Freeview: HD Digital TV Off Air from 00:46 on 06 Feb to 01:42 on 06 Feb. FM: Radio 1 FM Weak Signal from 17:07 yesterday, Radio 1 FM Weak Signal from 17:05 on 08 Feb to 07:56 yesterday, Radio 1 FM Weak Signal from 07:56 yesterday to 17:07 yesterday, Radio [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering
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10:32 AM

BLACK HILL transmitter - Freeview: HD Digital TV Off Air from 00:46 on 06 Feb to 01:42 on 06 Feb. FM: Radio 1 FM Weak Signal from 07:54 today, Radio 1 FM Weak Signal from 17:07 yesterday to 07:54 today, Radio 1 FM Weak Signal from 07:56 yesterday to 17:07 yesterday, Radio 1 FM We [BBC]

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1:33 PM

BLACK HILL transmitter - Freeview: HD Digital TV Off Air from 00:46 on 06 Feb to 01:42 on 06 Feb. FM: Radio 1 FM Weak Signal from 07:54 today, Radio 1 FM Weak Signal from 17:07 yesterday to 07:54 today, Radio 1 FM Weak Signal from 17:05 on 08 Feb to 07:56 yesterday, Radio 1 FM We [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering
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4:31 PM

BLACK HILL transmitter - Freeview: HD Digital TV Off Air from 00:46 on 06 Feb to 01:42 on 06 Feb. FM: Radio 1 FM Weak Signal from 07:56 yesterday to 17:07 yesterday, Radio 1 FM Weak Signal from 07:54 today, Radio 1 FM Weak Signal from 17:07 yesterday to 07:54 today, Radio 1 FM We [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering
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7:31 PM

BLACK HILL transmitter - Freeview: HD Digital TV Off Air from 00:46 on 06 Feb to 01:42 on 06 Feb. FM: Radio 1 FM Weak Signal from 07:56 yesterday to 17:07 yesterday, Radio 1 FM Weak Signal from 17:05 on 08 Feb to 07:56 yesterday, Radio 1 FM Weak Signal from 16:00 on 08 Feb to 17: [BBC]

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Monday, 6 April 2015
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

9:09 AM

BLACK HILL transmitter - MainPossible weak signal [DUK]

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Sunday, 26 April 2015
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Julie burley
12:32 PM
Glasgow

Tv has had no signal since thurs. not just my house, others in the same street also having this problem. Ariel on roof . Everything checked nd double checked and also indoor ariel tried
G13 2QZ, nos 32.

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Wednesday, 13 May 2015
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S Brown
9:11 PM

Eh223ew
There has been a reception problem over the past week. I have been advised that there is an aerial newly installed in the Newbattle area blocking the Blackhill signal all over the area - is this correct?

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S Brown's 1 post GB
Thursday, 14 May 2015
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jb38
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

12:19 AM

S Brown: The Newbattle Freeview light relay transmitter (the one referred to?) will have no effect whatsoever with your Freeview reception, that is unless whoever has provided you with the information has been referring to a 4G phone mast?

However, on the subject of reception, the Craigkelly (Fife) transmitter is the station indicated as the one covering your area rather than that mentioned of Blackhill, this latter station indicated with a status of poor as far as signal reliability is concerned.

As no engineering work is being carried out at any of the aforementioned stations, its advisable to make one or two local enquiries to ascertain if anyone else in the area is suffering from similar problems with reception, the purpose of being to eliminate the possibility of your aerial system being responsible for the problem.

By the way, Craigkelly transmits on the following multiplex channels.

27 - 24 - 21 - 42 - 45 - 39 / COM7 33 / COM8 34 / L-EDN (local) 30.

Blackhill

46 - 43 - 40 - 41 - 44 - 47






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