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Full Freeview on the Black Hill (North Lanarkshire, Scotland) transmitter

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This transmitter has no current reported problems

The BBC and Digital UK report there are no faults or engineering work on the Black Hill (North Lanarkshire, Scotland) transmitter.

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The symbol shows the location of the Black Hill (North Lanarkshire, Scotland) transmitter which serves 940,000 homes.

Other mapstxfvBlack Hill FreeviewtxdabBlack Hill DABtxradioBlack Hill AM/FMtxregionBlack Hill TV region
tx1BBC Scotlandtx3stvSTV Central (Glasgow micro region)txdabxxDAB in North LanarkshiretxradioxxAM/FM in North Lanarkshire

Is the transmitter output the same in all directions?

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What do the colours on the map mean?

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.


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Which Freeview channels does the Black Hill transmitter broadcast?

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Digital television services are broadcast on a multiplexes (or Mux) where many stations occupy a single broadcast frequency, as shown below.

MuxAerial positionFrequencyHeightModeWatts
PSB1
BBCA
 horizontal max
C46 (674.0MHz)576m64QAM 8K 2/3
24.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
100,000W
Channel icons
1 BBC One Scotland, 2 BBC Two Scotland, 7 BBC Three, 8 BBC Alba, 9 BBC Four, 120 CBBC, 121 CBeebies, 130 BBC News, 131 BBC Parliament, 301 BBC Red Button 1, plus 14 others

PSB2
D3+4
 horizontal max
C43 (650.0MHz)576m64QAM 8K 2/3
24.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
100,000W
Channel icons
3 STV (STV Central (Glasgow micro region)), 4 Channel 4 Scotland ads, 5 Channel 5 Scotland ads, 6 ITV 2, 13 Channel 4 +1 Scotland ads, 14 More 4, 15 Film 4, 28 E4, 33 STV+1 (STV Edinburgh),

PSB3
BBCB
 horizontal max
C40 (626.0MHz)576m256QAM 32KE 2/3
40.2Mb/s DVB-T2 MPEG4
100,000W
Channel icons
101 BBC One HD Scotland, 102 BBC Two HD (England), 103 STV HD (STV West), 104 Channel 4 HD Scotland ads, 105 BBC Three HD, 123 CBBC HD, plus 1 others

COM4
SDN
 horizontal max
C41+ (634.2MHz)576m64QAM 8K 3/4
27.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
100,000W
Channel icons
10 ITV 3, 20 Drama, 25 Dave ja vu, 26 ITV Be, 27 ITV 2 +1, 30 5*, 31 5USA, 34 ITV 3 +1, 37 Quest, 44 Channel 5 +1, 55 Channel 5 +24, 61 True Entertainment, 62 ITV 4 +1, 66 CBS Reality, 122 CITV, plus 21 others

COM5
ArqA
 horizontal max
C44 (658.0MHz)576m64QAM 8K 3/4
27.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
100,000W
Channel icons
 BBC Red Button 2, 11 pick, 12 Dave, 17 Really, 29 E4 +1, 32 Movie Mix, 38 Quest +1, 41 Food Network, 42 Travel Channel, 46 Challenge, 48 Movies4Men, 63 Community Channel, 68 truTV, 69 truTV +1, 126 Tiny Pop, 132 Sky News, 242 Vintage TV, plus 11 others

COM6
ArqB
 horizontal max
C47 (682.0MHz)576m64QAM 8K 3/4
27.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
100,000W
Channel icons
18 4Music, 19 Yesterday, 21 VIVA, 24 ITV 4, 45 Film 4 +1, 47 4seven, 58 BT Sport 1 (not free), 59 BT Sport 2 (not free), 70 CBS Action, 133 Al Jazeera English, 135 RT English , plus 22 others

LG
 horizontal -13dB
C51 (714.0MHz)576mQSPK 8K 3/4
8.0Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
5,000W
Channel icons
from 2nd June 2014: 23 STV Glasgow, 67 Chart Show TV, 125 Pop, plus 1 others

com7
 horizontal -3.7dB
C32 (562.0MHz)576m256QAM 32KE 2/3
40.2Mb/s DVB-T2 MPEG4
42,900W
Channel icons
71 Motors TV, 106 BBC Four HD, 107 BBC News HD, 108 Al Jazeera HD, 109 Community Channel HD, 110 Channel 4+1 HD, 111 4seven HD, 124 CBeebies HD, 134 Al Jazeera Arabic, plus 1 others

com8
 horizontal -9dB
C35 (586.0MHz)576m256QAM 32KE 2/3
40.2Mb/s DVB-T2 MPEG4
12,500W
Channel icons
starts sometime during 2014:



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

regional news image
BBC Reporting Scotland 2.4m homes 9.2%
from Glasgow G51 1DA, 26km west
to BBC Scotland region - 230 masts.
regional news image
STV News 1.3m homes 4.8%
from Glasgow G51 1PQ, 26km west
to STV Central (Glasgow) region - 94 masts.

Are there any self-help relays?

Ardtornish ATransposer22 km NW Oban15 homes
BalquhidderTransposer12 km NW Callander42 homes
Benmore BActive deflector50 m WNW Glasgow7 homes
Blair DrummondTransposer5 homes caravan park
Blyth BridgeActive deflector30 km SW Edinburgh50 homes
GlendaruelActive deflector40 hotel40 homes hotel
Glendaruel BActive deflector12 homes (second level)

How will the Black Hill (North Lanarkshire, Scotland) transmission frequencies change over time?

years1957~851984-971997-981998-20112011-132013-182013-18
aerial groupVHFB EB EEEEW
C10ITV
600C32com7
C35com8
C37C5C5
C40BBC1BBC1BBC1BBCBBBCBBBCB
C41+1+SDN+SDN+SDN
C43ITVITVITVD3+4D3+4D3+4
C44+AArqAArqAArqA
C46BBC2BBC2BBC2BBCABBCABBCA
C47+2ArqBArqBArqB
700C50C4C4C4
C51+BLG
C55C
C56_local_local_local
800C65D

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Notes: + and - denote 166kHz offset; aerial group are shown as A B C/D E K W
Italics for analogue, digital switchover was Wednesdays 8th June and 22nd June 2011.

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

Analogue 1-5 500kW
SDN, ARQA, ARQB, BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-7dB) 100kW
com7(-10.7dB) 42.9kW
Mux 1*, Mux 2*, Mux A*, Mux B*, Mux C*, Mux D*(-14dB) 20kW
com8(-16dB) 12.5kW
PreDSO-BBCB*(-17dB) 10kW
LG(-20dB) 5kW

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Black Hill transmitter area

Aug 1957-Jun 1997Scottish Television
Jun 1997-Dec 2014STV plc
Feb 1983-Dec 1992TV-am•
Jan 1993-Sep 2010GMTV•
Sep 2010-Dec 2014ITV Daybreak•
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Dave Lindsay
Monday 6 October 2014 2:29PM

kenneth okane: Firstly, confirm that your TV is actually tuned to Black Hill for all channels and not Darvel (for some). Do this by viewing the signal strength screen on each of the following and checking the tuned UHF channel number (or frequency in MHz):

BBC One | Black Hill=C46 | Darvel=C22
STV | Black Hill=C43 | Darvel=C25
BBC One HD (if applicable) | Black Hill=C40
ITV3 | Black Hill=C41 | Darvel=C23
Pick | Black Hill=C44 | Darvel=C26
4music | Black Hill=C47 | Darvel=C29

If it only gives a readout in MHz then these values are given at the top of this page and at the top of that for Darvel.

If it turns out that one or more are tuned to Darvel then run the automatic tuning scan through with the aerial unplugged until 30%.

If it is tuned to Black Hill then as you appear to be using a communal aerial system it would appear that the problem might be with it, so it might be worth checking with neighbours to see if their reception is also affected.

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MikeB
Monday 6 October 2014 10:50PM

kenneth okane: There might be another reason - you might have a break or weak point in the aerial system, and when it rains, water gets into the cabling, which messes up your reception.

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Dave Lindsay
Monday 6 October 2014 11:48PM

MikeB, kenneth okane: As the aerial system appears to be a communal one then the exact reason is largely immaterial as in such circumstances Kenneth needs to report the fault to the party responsible for it in order to achieve rectification.

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