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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?

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
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 ITV1 +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 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 -3dB
C29 (538.0MHz)311mDTG-810,000W
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 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
C37+ (602.2MHz)311mDTG-810,000W
Channel icons
 FreeSports, 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 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
C37ArqB
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;
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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
Saturday, 21 January 2017
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Jamie T
2:56 PM

Thanks, much appreciated

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Tuesday, 21 March 2017
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

11:33 PM

CRAIGKELLY transmitter - Freeview: HD Digital TV Off Air from 19:59 today to 20:03 today. [BBC]

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Wednesday, 22 March 2017
Transmitter engineering
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4:33 AM

CRAIGKELLY transmitter - Freeview: HD Digital TV Off Air from 19:59 yesterday to 20:03 yesterday. [BBC]

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Thursday, 23 March 2017
Transmitter engineering
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4:33 AM

CRAIGKELLY transmitter - Freeview: HD Digital TV Off Air from 19:59 on 21 Mar to 20:03 on 21 Mar. [BBC]

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Sunday, 28 May 2017
C
C Fisken
4:39 PM

DD2
The aerial for my main TVs is tuned in to the booster at the south end of the Tay Road Bridge and has been in situ since before I occupied my home 40 years ago. When digital TVs replaced analogue TVs engineers installed a further aerial to Service another TVs in my home and tuned it into the ame transmitter. Both TVs receive only limited channels. As a number of neighbours have their aerials pointed to Craigkelly which offers a larger amount of channels I decided to try the same. I contacted two different aerial fitters by phone and when neither were in left a message stating what I hoped to do. Neither responded and I decided to turn the aerial myself. When I did so my TVs with the older aerial received only BBC 1 and BBC2 while the one with the newer aerial got good reception on the channels I previously had. Auto tuning the TVs made no difference.




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StevensOnln1
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5:02 PM

C Fisken: Please provide a full postcode so we can see which transmitters are predicted to be available to you, where you are in relation to them and predicted signal strength etc. If practical to do so, try taking the two TVs connected to the old aerial and connect them to the new aerial then run an auto tune and see if that results in your channels being restored to those TVs.

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Monday, 29 May 2017
MikeP
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10:40 AM

C Fisken:

It is often not just a case of moving an aerial so it points towards another transmitter as it may not cover the channels transmitted by the second transmitter. That would give the effect your are reporting.

You need, as StevensOnLn1 states, to provide a full post code so we can check what transmitters may be available at your precise location (it can vary from one side of a road to the other, hence the need for a full post code).

Further advice may be available depending on the provision of that information.



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MikeP's 3,056 posts GB
Saturday, 22 July 2017
G
Gary
8:30 PM
Musselburgh

Hi, Can I use an indoor aerial with my mums TV. She's in a block of flats facing west in Musselburgh, Scotland. Post code is EH21 6PU.

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MikeB
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9:52 PM
Peterborough

Gary: You can check the links below your question - your 17km from the transmitter. So who knows? Indoor aerials aren't all that great, but if she's high up, might do. But there are no certainties. If she's in a flat, there is often a communal system, which might be more useful.

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Thursday, 21 September 2017
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

2:32 PM

CRAIGKELLY transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 12:05 today. [BBC]

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