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The symbol shows the location of the Millburn Muir (West Dunbartonshire, Scotland) transmitter which serves 20,000 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 Millburn Muir (West Dunbartonshire, Scotland) transmitter.

Choose from three options: ■ List by multiplex ■ List by channel number ■ List by channel name

Which Freeview channels does the Millburn Muir 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.

 V max
C29 (538.0MHz)210mDTG-50W
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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

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C31 (554.0MHz)210mDTG-50W
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),

 V max
C37 (602.0MHz)210mDTG-50W
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

H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)

Are you trying to watch these 43 Freeview channels?

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The Millburn Muir (West Dunbartonshire, Scotland) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: 4seven, 5Action, 5STAR, 5USA, Al Jazeera Eng, Blaze, Blaze +1, CBS Reality, Challenge, Channel 5 +1, CITV, YAAAS!, Dave, Dave ja vu, DMAX, Drama +1, E4 Extra, Film4 +1, Food Network, GB News, GREAT! movies, GREAT! movies action, HGTV, HobbyMaker, ITV2 +1, ITV3 +1, ITV4 +1, ITVBe +1, Legend, PBS America, pick, Pop Player, Quest +1, Quest Red, Really, Sky News, Smithsonian Channel, Talking Pictures TV, TCC, That's TV (UK), Together TV, W, Yesterday +1.

If you want to watch these channels, your aerial must point to one of the 80 Full service Freeview transmitters. For more information see the will there ever be more services on the Freeview Light transmitters? page.

Which BBC and ITV regional news can I watch from the Millburn Muir transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Reporting Scotland 2.4m homes 9.2%
from Glasgow G51 1DA, 24km southeast (127°)
to BBC Scotland region - 230 masts.
regional news image
STV News 1.3m homes 4.8%
from Glasgow G51 1PQ, 24km southeast (127°)
to STV Central (Glasgow) region - 94 masts.

How will the Millburn Muir (West Dunbartonshire, Scotland) transmission frequencies change over time?

1950s-80s1984-971997-981998-20112011-135 Sep 2018

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 11 May 11 and 25 May 11.

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

Analogue 1-5 250W
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-7dB) 50W

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Darvel 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. Millburn Muir 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.

Friday, 23 July 2021
jimmy smith
3:14 AM

Lost signal all channels 4am Dumbarton area G82 1RH

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jimmy smith's 6 posts GB

5:28 AM

jimmy smith:

I can't find any current fault reports for the transmitter and it's not listed for planned engineering and neither is it's parent transmitter as this is a relay transmitter.
However, current weather conditions might be causing temporary disruption to reception. This should clear quickly but may return later over the next day or two. Do NOT retune when you have no signal as this generally just clears your correct tuning and you'll then have to repeat the process when signals are normal and you can't be sure when that may be, so it could be rather hit and miss.

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Chris.SE's 3,453 posts GB
Saturday, 24 July 2021
1:39 PM

Thanks Chris! Yes I reckon it is indeed weather its ruined a couple of recordings from this morning too.....roll on next week I hate this heat lol

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jimmy's 6 posts GB
Sunday, 25 July 2021

2:05 AM


Yes the heat has been intolerable. The predictions for Tropospheric Ducting weather conditions have indicated some quite variable and periodically strong ducting for a number of areas and even the BBC have listed warnings for disruption to reception for quite a few Scottish (relay) transmitters.
I'll try and get the site owner's attention drawn to the posting issue.

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Sunday, 9 April 2023
Thomas Healey
9:30 PM

Dear Sir or madam I was just wondering why I got a lot more channels a couple of months ago now I'm hardly getting any I loved watching talking pictures but it has disappeared and can t get it know

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10:03 PM

Thomas Healey :

The Millburn Muir transmitter is only a Freeview "Light" transmitter and does not have the commercial multiplexes. You may be/have been tuned to another main transmitter and weather conditions may have allowed reception of those signals which may be weaker.

See for which TV channels are carried on which multiplex.

However, if you provide a full postcode we can check your predicted reception which may show whether you can get reliable signals from a main transmitter.
Which way is your aerial pointing (rough compass direction) and are its rods (or squashed Xs) vertical or horizontal?

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