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Full Freeview on the Craigkelly (Fife, Scotland) transmitter

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4G at 800MHz (at800) Freeview reception issues

Tests now show that SOME households that use masthead amplifiers (and some communal aerial systems) AND are in poor signal areas AND that are very close to a 4G phone mast MAY have their Freeview service disturbed: C21: BBCB
See Expecting 4G interference? Tests now show that you have a one in 300 chance.

This transmitter has no current reported problems

The BBC and Digital UK report there are no faults or engineering work on the Craigkelly (Fife, Scotland) transmitter. Click to recheck [+] 

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The symbol shows the location of the Craigkelly (Fife, Scotland) transmitter which serves 430,000 homes.

Other mapsCraigkelly DABCraigkelly AM/FMCraigkelly TV regionBBC Scotland
STV Central (Edinburgh micro region)DAB in FifeAM/FM in Fife

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 Craigkelly 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
C27 (522.0MHz)311m64QAM 8K 2/3
24.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
20,000W
Channel icons
1 BBC One Scotland, 2 BBC Two Scotland, 7 BBC Three, 8 BBC Alba, 9 BBC Four, 70 CBBC Channel, 71 CBeebies, 80 BBC News, 81 BBC Parliament, 301 BBC Red Button 1, plus 14 others

PSB2
D3+4
 horizontal max
C24 (498.0MHz)311m64QAM 8K 2/3
24.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
20,000W
Channel icons
3 STV (STV Central (Edinburgh 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
C21+ (474.2MHz)311m256QAM 32KE 2/3
40.2Mb/s DVB-T2 MPEG4
20,000W
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 -3dB
C42 (642.0MHz)311m64QAM 8K 3/4
27.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
10,000W
Channel icons
10 ITV 3, 20 Drama, 25 Dave ja vu, 27 ITV 2 +1, 30 5*, 31 5USA, 38 Quest, 39 The Zone, 44 Channel 5 +1, 54 ITV 4 +1, 55 Channel 5 +24, 61 True Entertainment, 66 CBS Reality, 72 CITV, plus 19 others

COM5
ArqA
 horizontal -3dB
C45 (666.0MHz)311m64QAM 8K 3/4
27.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
10,000W
Channel icons
11 pick, 12 Dave, 17 Really, 29 E4+1, 32 Movie Mix, 41 Food Network, 42 Travel Channel, 46 Challenge, 48 Movies4Men, 57 Quest +1, 63 Community Channel, 82 Sky News, 302 BBC Red Button 2, plus 11 others

COM6
ArqB
 horizontal -3dB
C39+ (618.2MHz)311m64QAM 8K 3/4
27.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
10,000W
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

LEH
 horizontal -6dB
C30 (546.0MHz)311mQSPK 8K 3/4
8.0Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
5,000W
Channel icons
from 30th June 2014: 8 ETV, 64 Bonanza Bonanza, 75 Pop,

com7
 horizontal -9.4dB
C33 (570.0MHz)311m256QAM 32KE 2/3
40.2Mb/s DVB-T2 MPEG4
2,300W
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,

com8
 horizontal -8.2dB
C34 (578.0MHz)311m256QAM 32KE 2/3
40.2Mb/s DVB-T2 MPEG4
3,000W
Channel icons
starts sometime during 2014:



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


BBC Reporting Scotland 2.4m homes 9.2%
from Glasgow G51 1DA, 70km west-southwest
to BBC Scotland region - 230 masts.

STV News 0.5m homes 1.7%
from Edinburgh EH3 9QG, 14km south
to STV Central (Edinburgh) region - 8 masts.

Are there any self-help relays?

DullaturTransposer20 km NE Glasgow40 homes
EdinburghTransposerSighthill area167 homes

How will the Craigkelly (Fife, Scotland) transmission frequencies change over time?

years1984-971997-981998-20112011-132013-182013-182019-
aerial groupA KKKKKKA K
C21C4C4C4+BBCB+BBCB+BBCBBBCB
C22SDN
C23-A
C24ITVITVITVD3+4D3+4D3+4D3+4
C25ArqA
C26-B
C27BBC2BBC2BBC2BBCABBCABBCABBCA
C28ArqB
C292
C30LEH
600C31BBC1BBC1BBC1
C331com7
C34com8
C39D+ArqB+ArqB+ArqB
C42CSDNSDNSDN
C45ArqAArqAArqA
C48C5C5

orange background for multiplexes names moregreen background for transmission frequencieslilac background for power levels in watts800MHz band: 4G mobile to start in 2013700MHz band: possible 4G in 2019 more600MHz band: new or moved digital TV services more
Notes: + and - denote 166kHz offset; aerial group are shown as A B C/D E K W
Italics for analogue, digital switchover was Wednesdays 1st June and 15th June 2011.

  • Ofcom have projected that a local television service for Edinburgh including Dunfermline could use an Interleaved Frequency on the Craigkelly transmitter using C52

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

Analogue 1-4 100kW
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-7dB) 20kW
SDN, ARQA, ARQB(-10dB) 10kW
LEH(-13dB) 5kW
Analogue 5, Mux 1*, Mux 2*, Mux A*, Mux B*(-14dB) 4kW
com8(-15.2dB) 3kW
com7(-16.4dB) 2.3kW
Mux C*, Mux D*(-17dB) 2kW

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Craigkelly 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. Craigkelly was not an original Channel 3 VHF 405-line mast: the historical information shown is the details of the company responsible for the transmitter when it began transmitting Channel 3.



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