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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. Click to recheck [+] 

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

Other mapstxdabBlack Hill DABtxradioBlack Hill AM/FMtxregionBlack Hill TV regiontx1BBC Scotland
tx3stvSTV 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?

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.

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, 70 CBBC, 71 CBeebies, 80 BBC News, 81 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
73 CBBC HD, 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, 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 4 +1, 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, 66 CBS Reality, 72 CITV, plus 20 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, 82 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), 83 Al Jazeera English, 85 RT English , plus 20 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: 8 GTV, 67 Chart Show TV, 75 Pop, plus 1 others

com7
 horizontal -10.3dB
C32 (562.0MHz)576m256QAM 32KE 2/3
40.2Mb/s DVB-T2 MPEG4
9,400W
Channel icons
74 CBeebies HD, 84 Al Jazeera Arabic, 106 BBC Four HD, 107 BBC News HD, 108 Al Jazeera HD, 109 Community Channel HD, 110 Channel 4+1 HD, 111 4seven HD, 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
Mux 1*, Mux 2*, Mux A*, Mux B*, Mux C*, Mux D*(-14dB) 20kW
com8(-16dB) 12.5kW
PreDSO-BBCB*(-17dB) 10kW
com7(-17.3dB) 9.4kW
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•
• Breakfast ◊ Weekends ♦ Friday night and weekends † Weekdays only.



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Your comments are always welcome. Please use the form below to add your thoughts or questions to this page. We will get back to you as soon as we can.

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Mr C Gardner
Thursday 31 July 2014 4:53PM

Why do you not transmit channel 23

MikeP
Thursday 31 July 2014 10:00PM

Mr C Gardner:

What programme are you expecting to receive on Logical Channel Number (LCN) 23?

There is no MUX broadcasting on channel 23 (487 MHz) from the Black Hill transmitter at this time. See above for a listing of all currently available services and future developments.

M
Michael
Thursday 31 July 2014 10:17PM

MikeP: STV Glasgow is on LCN 23, but I without a postcode presumably Mr C Gardner you are outside of the coverage area for the local TV mux.

J
jb38
Thursday 31 July 2014 11:27PM

Mr C Gardner: Digital UK is indicating that Blackhill's L-GLW Mux is transmitting on C51, although only on a power of 5 Kw compared to 100Kw as used by the other six main transmitters, the new COM7 Mux (HD only) on C32 being on 42.899Kw.

Needless to say, whether or not you will be able to receive the L-GLW transmission depends entirely on where you are located relative to that of the transmitter.

J
jb38
Thursday 31 July 2014 11:41PM

Mr C Gardner : Although STV Glasgow is indeed on LCN 23 in the programme listings, its transmitted by the L-GLW Mux on C51, and so if LCN 23 is not seen listed on the EPG listings its most likely due to you not receiving the L-GLW transmitter.

MikeP
Friday 1 August 2014 9:34PM

Michael

I carefully checked the listing at the top of the pages to see what was being shown as on LCN 23 - and saw nothing in the list. Hence my response.

G
George
Monday 25 August 2014 8:22AM

Greetings folks,

Finding this site very helpful when setting up a USB TV tuner with my raspberry Pi, many thanks indeed.

Most channels are groovy however a couple don't seem to play, namely ITV4+1 and Motors TV. Any thoughts welcome!

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