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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 problems

The BBC and Digital UK report there are no faults or engineering work on the Craigkelly (Fife, Scotland) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Craigkelly 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
C27 (522.0MHz)311mDTG-320,000W
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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
C24 (498.0MHz)311mDTG-320,000W
Channel icons
3 STV (SD) (STV Central (Edinburgh 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 ITV +1 (STV Edinburgh), 35 STV+1 (STV Edinburgh),

PSB3
BBCB
 H max
C21+ (474.2MHz)311mDTG-620,000W
Channel icons
56 5SELECT, 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, 106 BBC Four HD, 108 BBC Scotland HD, 204 CBBC HD, 205 CBeebies HD, plus 1 others

COM4
SDN
 H -3dB
C29 (538.0MHz)311mDTG-810,000W
Channel icons
12 Quest, 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 MAX, 209 Ketchup TV, 210 Ketchup Too, 211 YAAAS!, plus 15 others

COM5
ArqA
 H -3dB
C31 (554.0MHz)311mDTG-810,000W
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 8 others

COM6
ArqB
 H -3dB
C38+ (610.2MHz)311mDTG-810,000W
Channel icons
 FreeSports, 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 Aljazeera English, plus 19 others

LEH
 H -6dB
C32 (562.0MHz)311mDTG-125,000W
Channel icons
from 30th June 2014: 8 STV Edinburgh,

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 Craigkelly transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Reporting Scotland 2.4m homes 9.2%
from Glasgow G51 1DA, 70km west-southwest (252°)
to BBC Scotland region - 230 masts.
regional news image
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?

DullaturTransposer20 km NE Glasgow40 homes
EdinburghTransposerSighthill area167 homes

How will the Craigkelly (Fife, Scotland) transmission frequencies change over time?

1984-971997-981998-20112011-133 Oct 2018
A K TK TK TK TW T
C21C4wavesC4wavesC4waves+BBCBBBCB
C24ITVwavesITVwavesITVwavesD3+4D3+4
C27BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBCABBCA
C29SDN
C30LEH
C31BBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1wavesArqA
C32_local
C33com7
C34com8
C38ArqB
C39+ArqB
C42SDN
C45ArqA
C48C5wavesC5waves
C55tv_offcom7tv_off
C56tv_offCOM8tv_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 1 Jun 11 and 15 Jun 11.

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

Analogue 1-4 100kW
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-7dB) 20kW
com7, com8(-9.7dB) 10.8kW
SDN, ARQA, ARQB(-10dB) 10kW
LEH(-13dB) 5kW
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

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. Craigkelly was not an original Channel 3 VHF 405-line mast: the historical information shown is the details of the company responsible for the transmitter when it began transmitting Channel 3.

Comments
Tuesday, 8 February 2011
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

6:25 PM

CRAIGKELLY transmitter - Analogue BBC TWO Weak Signal from 16:10 today [BBC] igkelly Transmitter works 9 February 2011: Engineering transmitter work will take place between 00:01hrs and 06:00hrs on 9 February 2011. TV services that will be disrupted: Analogue services - BBC1, BBC2, ITV and Channel 4 will be affected by periods of shutdown between 00:01hrs and 06:00hrs on both days. Digital services - n/a [DUK] Over the next week Craigkelly 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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Wednesday, 9 February 2011
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Derek
1:26 AM

MUX C is down, no signal strength whatsoever

MUX D is also down, strong signal indicator but black screen with no sound until "no signal" message appears

MUX A had signal fluctuations for half an hour or so but seems fine now

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Briantist
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

5:50 AM

Derek: There was overnight work, even though it is supposed to only effect the analogue services.

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glb37
12:53 PM
Longniddry

I can't get much above 0 reception strength in most channels. East Lothian.

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Thursday, 10 February 2011
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Gazza
1:24 AM
Livingston

No freeview channels at all right now 10 Feb 2011 at 1.20am. Im in West Lothian is the Craigkelly transmitter covering this area? Is this down just now?

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neil simpson
4:44 AM

At 3am lost all signal to my freeview box, rescanned and only get 6 tv and 2 radio channels. Checked my ariel and that seems ok. Bought a new box at asdas and same thing. Is the transmitter having problems.

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neil simpson
6:50 AM

now have 80 tv and 26 radio channels, must have been the transmitter. hope asda will accept the new box back lol.

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Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

7:00 AM

CRAIGKELLY transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV (One, Two, Three, CBBC, News) Off Air; DSO related from 00:12 today Analogue BBC ONE Off Air; DSO related from 23:27 yesterday BBC TWO Weak Signal from 13:22 yesterday to 18:20 yesterday [BBC] igkelly Transmitter works 9 and 10 February 2011: Engineering transmitter work will take place between 23:25hrs on 9 February and 06:00hrs on 10 February 2011. TV services that will be disrupted: Analogue services - BBC1, BBC2, ITV and Channel 4 will be affected by periods of shutdown between 23:25 and 06:00. Digital services - Mux1, Mux2, MuxA, MuxB, MuxC and MuxD will be affected by periods of shutdown between 23:25 and 06:00. [DUK] Over the next week Craigkelly 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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7:00 AM

CRAIGKELLY transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV (One, Two, Three, CBBC, News) Off Air; DSO related from 00:12 today Analogue BBC ONE Off Air; DSO related from 23:27 yesterday BBC TWO Weak Signal from 13:22 yesterday to 18:20 yesterday [BBC] igkelly Transmitter works 9 and 10 February 2011: Engineering transmitter work will take place between 23:25hrs on 9 February and 06:00hrs on 10 February 2011. TV services that will be disrupted: Analogue services - BBC1, BBC2, ITV and Channel 4 will be affected by periods of shutdown between 23:25 and 06:00. Digital services - Mux1, Mux2, MuxA, MuxB, MuxC and MuxD will be affected by periods of shutdown between 23:25 and 06:00. [DUK] Over the next week Craigkelly 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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8:01 AM

CRAIGKELLY transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV (One, Two, Three, CBBC, News) Off Air; DSO related from 00:12 today Analogue BBC TWO Off Air; DSO related from 00:19 today BBC TWO Off Air; DSO related from 01:10 yesterday to 05:27 yesterday [BBC] igkelly Transmitter works 9 and 10 February 2011: Engineering transmitter work will take place between 23:25hrs on 9 February and 06:00hrs on 10 February 2011. TV services that will be disrupted: Analogue services - BBC1, BBC2, ITV and Channel 4 will be affected by periods of shutdown between 23:25 and 06:00. Digital services - Mux1, Mux2, MuxA, MuxB, MuxC and MuxD will be affected by periods of shutdown between 23:25 and 06:00. [DUK] Over the next week Craigkelly 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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