Full Freeview on the Selkirk (The Scottish Borders, Scotland) transmitter
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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 problemsThe BBC and Digital UK report there are no faults or engineering work on the Selkirk (The Scottish Borders, Scotland) transmitter.
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.
64QAM 8K 2/3 24.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
DTG-6 256QAM 32KE 2/3 40.2Mb/s DVB-T2 MPEG4
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 11 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: BBC Four HD, BBC News HD, CBeebies HD, Forces TV, FreeSports, More4 +1, Now 70s, PBS America +1, That's TV , Quest Red +1, RT HD.
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?
BBC Reporting Scotland 2.4m homes 9.2%
from Glasgow G51 1DA, 100km west-northwest (291°)
to BBC Scotland region - 230 masts.
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?
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How will the Selkirk (The Scottish Borders, 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 6 Nov 08 and 20 Nov 08.
How do the old analogue and currrent digital signal levels compare?
|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
Postcode TD11 3EW
Dear Sir / Madam,
I live in Duns and according to your map Duns is out with all the coloured areas (which I can testify due to the low TV and pathetic digital radio signal strengths) so are you planning on improving the signal levels or must we put up with a 2nd rate service. I would like to point out that Duns is the 2nd largest town in Berwickshire.
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Jim Carnie: There are many parts of the country which don't have line-of-sight to the transmitter and as a result reception is variable. I'm not aware of any plans to boost the power some changes were made to some transmitters at switchover but Selkirk wasn't one of them.
At your location there would appear to be clear line-of-sight to Chatton, although as you probably know, this is a BBC North East & Cumbria/ITV Tyne Tees transmitter. So you are probably served well with TV, but not the preferred region.
Your difficulty with Selkirk is caused by terrain obstruction from about 4 miles to 6 miles out from your location:
Terrain between ( m a.g.l.) and (antenna m a.g.l.) - Optimising UK DTT Freeview and Radio aerial location
On some of those high points are trees which could certainly affect the signal and mean it varies by time and weather.
And looking on StreetView, there are some big trees near to some of the houses which could further hamper efforts.
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