Full Freeview on the Black Hill (North Lanarkshire, Scotland) transmitter
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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 problemsThe BBC and Digital UK report there are no faults or engineering work on the Black Hill (North Lanarkshire, Scotland) transmitter.
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.
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?
BBC Reporting Scotland 2.4m homes 9.2%
from Glasgow G51 1DA, 26km west (271°)
to BBC Scotland region - 230 masts.
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 A||Transposer||22 km NW Oban||15 homes|
|Balquhidder||Transposer||12 km NW Callander||42 homes|
|Benmore B||Active deflector||50 m WNW Glasgow||7 homes|
|Blair Drummond||Transposer||5 homes caravan park|
|Blyth Bridge||Active deflector||30 km SW Edinburgh||50 homes|
|Glendaruel||Active deflector||40 hotel||40 homes hotel|
|Glendaruel B||Active deflector||12 homes (second level)|
How will the Black Hill (North Lanarkshire, Scotland) transmission frequencies change over time?
|1957-80s||1984-97||1997-98||1998-2011||2011-13||3 Oct 2018|
|VHF||B E T||B E T||B E T||E T||W T|
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?
|SDN, ARQA, ARQB, BBCA, D3+4, BBCB||(-7dB) 100kW|
|Mux 1*, Mux 2*, Mux A*, Mux B*, Mux C*, Mux D*||(-14dB) 20kW|
Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Black Hill transmitter area
I have had no freeview since yesterday, it was working fine at 7am and when i got home at 5:30pm it was completely gone, this happens at times and for a few days i get nothing, when it does finally come back it is as good a signal as i could wish for, i've done all the things recommended as it's common sence but pointless.
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Without a full postcode to see what the predicted reception is in your locale it's almost impossible to say what the cause may be. As you haven't given any timescale on previous events it'll be a case of considering several possibilities.
When you say you've done all the things recommended does that include checking all you coax plugs and connections, checking the aerial looks intact and is still pointing the correct way?
Have you looked in your TV's tuning section to see what the signal strength and quality is for each UHF multiplex and compared the figures when good and bad?
If this is occurring at the same time of day for similar timescales each time then some electrical interference may be a cause. Has there been any new equipment or any changes since the problems started?
Most recently the current weather conditions have produced some Tropospheric Ducting which causes signals to travel a lot further than normal and so interference from other transmitters results.
Whether loss of signal or severe picture pixellation is due to interference, faults, engineering or weather you should never retune as this usually just clears your correct tuning and you'll need to repeat the process when signals are normal, and that may not be predictable so several attempts may be needed.
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To add to the above, Black Hill had been listed for Planned Engineering, it's possible work may have been ongoing resulting in your problem. If your set has an AUTO RETUNE function when there is No Signal, turn it off. These things are usually more trouble than they are worth.
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