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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
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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

 H max
C34- (577.8MHz)522mDTG-10,000W
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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
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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 Player, 209 Ketchup TV, 210 Ketchup Too, 211 YAAAS!, plus 15 others

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

Thursday, 8 December 2016
Transmitter engineering

4:32 AM

SELKIRK transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 15:59 on 06 Dec to 20:09 on 06 Dec. [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering's 139,672 posts xx
Monday, 12 December 2016
2:32 PM

For over a month tv signal has been really poor .just want to watch tv without it breaking up and chirping like a bird !

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Diane's 1 post GB

3:05 PM

Diane: Have you checked all the cables and connections or done anything else to try and improve things? Please provide a postcode so we can see where you are in relation to the transmitter.

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StevensOnln1's 3,481 posts GB
Saturday, 4 February 2017
9:07 AM

Whilst MikeP has been telling me on the Selkirk DAB section that I don't know anything about B700 retuning, this has been brewing for a while, and seems now to be official so I can reveal it.….pdf

Shoots down the post B700 allocations shown here doesn't it MIkeP. Selikirk is another site using 32/33/34/35/36/48.

But I suspect you still don't want to believe me eh MikeP....?

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Martin's 15 posts GB

8:01 PM


Only now that your have revealed your source can we consider whether anything you have said has any validity or substance. Without the source being stated we cannot accept as true anything purporting to any future changes. Please do not misrepresent my position. All I needed was knowledge, and hence access, to you source.

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MikeP's 3,056 posts GB
Sunday, 5 February 2017
8:31 AM

As I've said on the other thread, you're welcome to carry on in your stubborn ignorance, I've tried to help and all you can do is bleat on that my information is unreliable and untrustworthy.

You won't hear from me again.

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Martin's 15 posts GB

9:32 PM


You must understand that technical and scientific people do not work on assumptions but need 'chapter and verse'. As you did not give any indictaion until yesterday what the source of your information was we could not give it any credence until it had been proven correct, or otherwise. In other words we needed proof.

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MikeP's 3,056 posts GB
Wednesday, 15 February 2017
Dennis Fisher
12:53 PM

TD8 6UP. loft-based aerial.

We recieve good signals of all freeview channels, including HD. However, our digital HDD recorder stutters the playback of the independant channels? All BBC channel recording play back perfectly, but recordings from channels ITV, Channel 4, Film 4 all stutter on playback.
Any suggestions about where I should begin checking for errors?
Could this be a problem with the box reading certain frequencies?
Any thoughts on what checks can I carry out?

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Dennis Fisher's 1 post GB

6:40 PM

Dennis Fisher:

To offer any useful advice we need to know what make and model of 'Digital HDD recorder' you are using. They vary quite a lot internally between makes so may behave differently.

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MikeP's 3,056 posts GB
Thursday, 16 March 2017
9:01 PM

Hi why can't i receive Tiny tots , vintage TV & talking pictures. It's so annoying that i cant receive the same channels as people can in the cities. When they don't pay any difference in TV licence and receive more channels? my location is galashiels Scottish borders.

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Kevin's 2 posts GB
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