Full Freeview on the Craigkelly (Fife, Scotland) transmitter
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The symbol shows the location of the Craigkelly (Fife, Scotland) transmitter which serves 430,000 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 Craigkelly (Fife, Scotland) transmitter.
Which Freeview channels does the Craigkelly 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 Craigkelly transmitter?
BBC Reporting Scotland 2.4m homes 9.2%
from Glasgow G51 1DA, 70km west-southwest (252°)
to BBC Scotland region - 230 masts.
STV News 0.5m homes 1.7%
from Edinburgh EH3 9QG, 14km south (174°)
to STV Central (Edinburgh) region - 8 masts.
Are there any self-help relays?
|Dullatur||Transposer||20 km NE Glasgow||40 homes|
|Edinburgh||Transposer||Sighthill area||167 homes|
How will the Craigkelly (Fife, Scotland) transmission frequencies change over time?
|1984-97||1997-98||1998-2011||2011-13||3 Oct 2018|
|A K T||K T||K T||K 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 1 Jun 11 and 15 Jun 11.
How do the old analogue and currrent digital signal levels compare?
|BBCA, D3+4, BBCB||(-7dB) 20kW|
|com7, com8||(-9.7dB) 10.8kW|
|SDN, ARQA, ARQB||(-10dB) 10kW|
|Analogue 5, Mux 1*, Mux 2*, Mux A*, Mux B*||(-14dB) 4kW|
|Mux C*, Mux D*||(-17dB) 2kW|
Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Craigkelly transmitter area
Derek McLean: There are two launch dates which apply to local TV. The multiplex launch has taken place on time, with Bonanza Bonanza as the only service currently using the multiplex now being available from Craigkelly. The second launch date is that of the Local TV service which in most cases is somewhat later than originally anticipated. The date currently shown on another site for Local TV in Edinburgh is August 2014.
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Hi I live in Kirkcaldy and I can't receive the local multiplex. I tried doing a manual scan in ch30 but it keeps saying no signal.I thought as Edinburgh and Kirkcaldy share the same transmitter we would get the local multiplex here in Kirkcaldy?
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charles carrington: In addition to that said, when making queries of this nature its always advisable to provide a location in the form of a post code or alternatively one from nearby such as a shop / Post Office, as although this particular mux is indeed directional the cut off areas shown on a radiation pattern chart for such a transmitter are seldom ever of a sharp precise nature, meaning that in certain instances reception within the cut off area's of each "side leg" (NOT rear) of the coverage area shown is possible by anyone located at relatively short distances from the transmitter, which in the case of Kirkcaldy could be as little as 3 miles.
However, although you have said that a "no signal" message was seen this does not necessarily always mean that no signal whatsoever exists, but possibly one that's just under the reception threshold for your receiver to produce a picture, therefore when you entered C30 into your "manual" tuning menu you should try it again but do NOT follow entering the number by pressing search or scan, because if any signal is evident then no matter how weak it might be it will show on the strength / quality bars.
My reason for mentioning this is that a couple of test codes around the Hunter Street area of Kirkcaldy (@ 4 miles / bearing 226°) indicated good reception of LEH, and with reception still being indicated as possible at 7.8 miles near to Coaltown of Wemyss, albeit this under the status of being variable.
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