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The symbol shows the location of the Selkirk (The Scottish Borders, Scotland) transmitter which serves 24,000 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 Selkirk (The Scottish Borders, Scotland) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Selkirk 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.

 H max
C32 (562.0MHz)522mDTG-10,000W
Channel icons
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

 H max
C34- (577.8MHz)522mDTG-10,000W
Channel icons
3 STV (SD) (Border (Scotland)), 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 (Yorkshire Emley Moor), 35 STV+1 (Yorkshire Emley Moor),

 H max
C35 (586.0MHz)522mDTG-10,000W
Channel icons
56 5SELECT, 101 BBC One HD Scotland, 102 BBC Two HD (England), 103 ITV 1 HD (ITV Granada), 103 STV HD (ITV Granada), 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 -3dB
C33 (570.0MHz)522mDTG-85,000W
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 14 others

 H -3dB
C36 (594.0MHz)522mDTG-85,000W
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 9 others

 H -3dB
C48- (689.8MHz)522mDTG-85,000W
Channel icons
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 Al Jazeera Eng, plus 19 others

DTG-8 64QAM 8K 3/4 27.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)

Are you trying to watch these 0 Freeview HD channels?

The Selkirk (The Scottish Borders, Scotland) mast is not one of the extended Freeview HD (COM7 and COM8) transmitters, it does not provide these high definition (HD) channels: .

If you want to watch these HD channels, either use Freesat HD, or move your TV aerial must point to one of the 30 Full Freeview HD transmitters. For more information see the want to know which transmitters will carry extra Freeview HD? page.

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

regional news image
BBC Reporting Scotland 2.4m homes 9.2%
from Glasgow G51 1DA, 100km west-northwest (291°)
to BBC Scotland region - 230 masts.
regional news image
ITV Lookaround 0.1m homes 0.4%
from Carlisle CA1 3NT, 75km south (187°)
to ITV Border Scotland region - 27 masts.
All of lunch, weekend and 50% evening news is shared with Tyne Tees

Are there any self-help relays?

SourhopeActive deflectorNr Yetholm6 homes

How will the Selkirk (The Scottish Borders, Scotland) transmission frequencies change over time?

1961-80s1984-971997-981998-20082008-132013-182013-1714 Aug 2019
C50tv_off BBCABBCA
C60tv_off -ArqB-ArqB

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 6 Nov 08 and 20 Nov 08.

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

Analogue 1-5 50kW
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-7dB) 10kW
SDN, ARQA, ARQB(-10dB) 5kW
Mux 1*, Mux 2*, Mux A*, Mux B*(-12.2dB) 3kW
Mux C*, Mux D*(-20dB) 500W

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Selkirk transmitter area

Sep 1961-Feb 2004Border Television
Feb 2004-Dec 2014ITV plc
Feb 1983-Dec 1992TV-am•
Jan 1993-Sep 2010GMTV•
Sep 2010-Dec 2014ITV Daybreak•
• Breakfast ◊ Weekends ♦ Friday night and weekends † Weekdays only.

Friday, 11 May 2012
Transmitter engineering

6:27 PM

SELKIRK transmitter - Over the next week Selkirk main transmitter: TV (digital) Liable to interruption, Radio (analogue) working normally, Radio (digital) working normally. [DUK]

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Transmitter engineering's 138,029 posts xx
Monday, 29 October 2012
5:05 PM

Since the alterations recently despite retuning we find that the freeview epg programme info for ITV channels is invariably showing "No information"
If we then tune to one of the channels the programme info then appears

Any ideas why it is not there all the time?

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Rod's 7 posts GB
Dave Lindsay

5:20 PM

Rod: Confirm that your receiver is tuned to the Selkirk transmitter for ITV channels. The other transmitter that it might have tuned to at your location is Chatton, although this broadcasts ITV Tyne Tees instead.

Bring up the signal strength screen whilst on ITV1 and see whether it is tuned to UHF channel 59 which that of Selkirk or channel 42 which that of Chatton.

If it turns out that it is tuned to Chatton, then run the automatic tuning scan through with the aerial unplugged up until 55% (or until it gets past C47 if it gives channel numbers during the scan). This will have the aerial unplugged whilst it scans channels used by Chatton, but plugged in for those of Selkirk. If there is a setting in the menu something to the effect of "automatic channel update", then you may benefit from turning this off if it does a retune when unattended as a result of this being turned on. If there is no such setting, then you will have to hope that it isn't one of those devices that retunes when it feels like it, leaving the user with the incorrect channels.

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Dave Lindsay's 5,724 posts GB
Wednesday, 31 October 2012
Rod Gray
8:13 AM

Yes, tuned to Selkirk and shows high signal strength on those muxes

Chatton stations tuned in the 800 range

Auto updates turned off

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Rod Gray's 7 posts GB
Tuesday, 6 November 2012
Rod Gray
4:09 PM

The engineering work at Selkirk now appears to be finished and the ITV epg has returned to normal. I can only assume there was a problem with it that has now been corrected

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Rod Gray's 7 posts GB
Monday, 19 August 2013
W Douglas
6:44 PM

We are served by the Selkirk transmitter and over the past few months have experienced intermittent reception.We frequently have to reset freeview as get message that no reception. Today we are getting no signal and on checking website for transmitter problems Selkirk is not mentioned but on checking on Selkirk page there is a message saying that some people may experience problems for next week. What is going on?

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W Douglas's 2 posts GB
Wednesday, 21 August 2013
W Douglas
3:43 PM

There is a message posted on 18th Aug clearly saying that there will be Transmitter Engineering on Selkirk Transmitter and there may be interuptions to TV digital signal and yet no mention on any other sites of this problem. Surely these sites should automatically be informed of this. From the postings it seems that there has been a lot of work carried out over past 6 months which could explain our reception problems.

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W Douglas's 2 posts GB
Thursday, 22 August 2013

8:51 AM

W Douglas: The information came from, and can be also seen on, the
Digital UK - Planned Engineering Works

The notice has now been cleared as the work has been done.

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Briantist's 38,844 posts GB
Wednesday, 29 January 2014
Transmitter engineering

1:23 PM

SELKIRK transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Weak Signal from 10:34 today to 10:38 today. [BBC]

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Thursday, 30 January 2014
Transmitter engineering

4:23 AM

SELKIRK transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Weak Signal from 10:34 yesterday to 10:38 yesterday. [BBC]

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