Freeview Light on the Perth (Perth and Kinross, Scotland) transmitter
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The symbol shows the location of the Perth (Perth and Kinross, Scotland) transmitter which serves 26,000 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 Perth (Perth and Kinross, Scotland) transmitter.
Which Freeview channels does the Perth 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 Perth (Perth and Kinross, 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 Perth transmitter?
BBC Reporting Scotland 2.4m homes 9.2%
from Glasgow G51 1DA, 78km southwest (224°)
to BBC Scotland region - 230 masts.
How will the Perth (Perth and Kinross, 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 4 Aug 10 and 18 Aug 10.
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 Angus transmitter area
garry: The exact answer to the question depends on which transmitter you are using - that is, to which transmitter your aerial faces. This is because not all transmitters broadcast the Commercial channels, which carry 4music, Dave, Film4, ITV3, ITV4 and others.
If your aerial is horizontal and directed to the Angus transmitter, north of Dundee, then this does broadcast all channels. The change from that transmitter was the change of frequency of COM6 which carries Film4, 4music, Yesterday, Viva, 4seven and others. If you are using a communal aerial system then it might require adjustment to accommodate the new frequency.
If your aerial is vertical and directed to the Perth relay transmitter by the M90 on Kirkton Hill then it only carries Public Service (PSB) channels. If you picked up the Commercial (COM) channels, which is what you are missing (or are missing at least one of them) then you were lucky with the aerial facing the wrong way and vertical rather than horizontal. In such circumstances, it may be worth investigating whether you might be able to receive from Angus to give you the full service.
Some viewers can only receive the PSB channels and may have intermittent COMs. This may even be so when they are using a transmitter that carries all channels because the COM channels are often not as strong.
In either case, COM6 from Angus is now on UHF channel 49, so if your receiver has manual tuning, you might like to give it a try.
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