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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?

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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-100,000W
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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
Saturday, 16 May 2015
M
Mr D Spafford
12:35 PM
Glasgow

My postcode is G67 4SE.
Recently my reception on Mux channel 41 has been impossible to watch due to low signal strength/interference. At present time of 1225 16MAY2015 the picture and sound are perfect. I am watching my channel10 (ITV3) and the system indicates full signal strength. When the picture and sound breakup on the channels on this MUX I can tune to STV Glasgow and the picture and sound are perfect. I understand from your website that this is from a low power transmitter, so I don't think the problem relates to my aerial. My aerial is roof top mounted and was installed by a professional company.
Please let me know what you think is going wrong.


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Tuesday, 7 July 2015
J
Jamesfennessey
8:08 PM

Iam unable to get bbc I bbb2 bbc3 bbc4 alba Ccbs bbc news. Yesterday no signal for these channels all other channels ok today above channels are showing some pictures then it comes up bay signal picture g oesaway all other channels o k

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Jamesfennessey's 1 post GB
Sunday, 26 July 2015
V
Vinny
11:59 AM

Hi. I'm in postcode ML5 and I've noticed significant issues with am radio frequency interference across all my devices, including car radio (used in ml5 and ml6 areas). Specifically, talk sport, 5live and BBC Scotland.

Do you know if there are understood issues?

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Vinny's 1 post GB
Monday, 27 July 2015
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

12:09 PM

BLACK HILL transmitter - MainPossible weak signal [DUK]

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Monday, 3 August 2015
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Alexei Romanov
sentiment_satisfiedBronze

2:51 PM

I live in area PA7 and have had signal problems for three months.I have now lost all BBC channels and can't receive any HD.How much longer is this to last?

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MikeB
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

4:48 PM

Alexei Romanov: You havn't given your full postcode, so I dont know your location in relation to the transmitter. However, a decent bet is that your aerial has a problem, perhaps a frayed cable, etc. Check your signal strength (obviously make sure your tuned to the transmitter your meant to be) - and then check your system. It might be something as simple as a loose or broken aerial lead from the back of the set.

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Alexei Romanov
sentiment_satisfiedBronze

5:41 PM
Bishopton

PA7 5HD I have perfect signal for STV,Channel4,ITV+1,Film on Four,QVC,Channel5 and probably some othersThe signals were near perfect about a fortnight ago for five days.

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MikeB
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6:14 PM

Alexei Romanov: Becuase you put your postcode into thsite, we can see all the data for terrain, etc. You should be getting a very good signal from Black Hill, so if its duff, that points to a problem with the aerial system. Although BBC tends to be the strongest signal, if there is a break, etc, it could be that they disappear first (sound strange, but there you are).

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jb38
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

7:11 PM

Alexei Romanov: Can't speak as far as last weeks problems are concerned, but please be aware that as from today (3/8/2015) engineering work is taking place at the Blackhill transmitter, a notice to this effect of "possible weak signal" having been posted on the engineering page.

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Alexei Romanov
sentiment_satisfiedBronze

7:34 PM

Thanks Mike,it must be the engineering work,I have checked my tuning and have 83 channels of which 50 areTV.For years I have had no trouble,it is just in recent months sometimes a few of the BBC channels and HD just goes completely.My set just gives signal quality which can fluctuate widely.

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