Freeview Light on the Penicuik (Midlothian, Scotland) transmitter
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The symbol shows the location of the Penicuik (Midlothian, Scotland) transmitter which serves 9,900 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 Penicuik (Midlothian, Scotland) transmitter.
Which Freeview channels does the Penicuik 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
H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)
Are you trying to watch these 52 Freeview channels?
The Penicuik (Midlothian, Scotland) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: 4Music, 4seven, 5Action, 5SELECT, 5STAR, 5USA, Aljazeera English, BBC Four HD, BBC News HD, Blaze, Blaze +1, CBeebies HD, CBS Drama, CBS Justice, CBS Reality, Challenge, Channel 5 +1, CITV, Dave, Dave ja vu, DMAX, Drama +1, Film4 +1, Food Network, Forces TV, FreeSports, GB News, GREAT! movies, GREAT! movies action, HGTV, Horror Channel, ITV2 +1, ITV3 +1, ITV4 +1, ITVBe +1, YAAAS!, More4 +1, Now 70s, PBS America +1, pick, Quest +1, Quest Red, Quest Red +1, Really, RT HD, Sky Arts, Sky News, Smithsonian Channel, Talking Pictures TV, TCC, Together TV, 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 Penicuik transmitter?
BBC Reporting Scotland 2.4m homes 9.2%
from Glasgow G51 1DA, 69km west (276°)
to BBC Scotland region - 230 masts.
How will the Penicuik (Midlothian, Scotland) transmission frequencies change over time?
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tv_off Being removed from Freeview (for 5G use) after November 2020 - 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?
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Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Craigkelly transmitter area
Neil, It will depend on where in the town you are living. Some people in higher parts of the town can get signal from Blackhill/Kirk O' Shotts whilst others can pick up Grampian on analogue. It's pretty much a lottery as to what you get and what you don't. I'm at the bottom end of Cornbank and can only get the local relay station.
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Thank you for the replies.
Mmm, Darvel. I never considered that, doesn't come up on the digital UK page, but looks like it might be possible.
I'm in the town centre, behind Lidl, almost the lowest point in the town, I think, not that I've explored the whole town.
Freeview need to launch an IPTV service with better quality streams than tvcatchup
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