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Barskeoch Hill (Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland) DAB 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 Barskeoch Hill (Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland) transmitter.

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Wednesday, 31 July 2019
Allan McDonald
10:07 PM

Is the Dalbeattie "Barskeoch" transmiter out of action ?

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Allan McDonald's 2 posts GB flag
Thursday, 1 August 2019

1:16 AM

Allan McDonald:

This is the DAB radio transmitter page. If you are referring to DAB reception there may be interruptions due to engineering work primarily related to the DTV retune event (31st July) as per the engineering works note at the top of the page.
If you are referring to TV reception, you need to retune, see Barskeoch Hill (Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland) Freeview Light transmitter | free and easy

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Chris.SE's 4,139 posts GB flag
Saturday, 25 January 2020
Jennifer Edkins
12:49 PM

I am getting a good bbc1 and BBC 2 reception in Dalbeattie but the reception signal for itv and channel 4 etc are dreadful. Have retuned numerous times, did help a bit at some point turning TV slightly but that doesn't work now.
Not sure what to do now.

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Jennifer Edkins's 1 post GB flag
Sunday, 26 January 2020

12:34 AM

Jennifer Edkins:

When did you last retune? If it was on the 17th, then as per the Barskeoch_Hill Freeview Transmitter page (this is the DAB radio page), it was off-air on that date for Essential engineering.
If it was at the beginning of this week upto about Thursday, the weather conditions had been causing some interference to TV signals.

The way you have worded you comment, suggests that you are using a set-top aerial which should be fine considering how close you are to the transmitter.
I suggest you unplug the aerial, and do a full automatic retune. This should clear the memory with the aerial being unplugged. Plug the aerial back in, make sure it is pointing correctly at the transmitter and carry out another retune. Hopefully all your channels should be restored.

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Friday, 27 May 2022
Graeme Stewart
10:49 AM

I have poor FM Radio reception, which I believe is brought to Dalbeattie via the Barskeoch Hill repeater. Has the power output at the site been reduced? If so, I strongly recommend maintaining it at the previous power level. I can actually see (line-of-sight) the antenna mast from my upstairs window. I have an FM radio with a 6ft whip antenna in the next room and you'd think I'd get good reception. I normally have decent reception but today it is poor, 'down in the noise' and I can hear other FM stations from further outreaches, underneath Classic FM and Radio 3. Perhaps it's some 'Sporadic E' interference but you know, being able to see the mast and yet having days, (many each year) when FM reception is noisy & crackly (low signal reception), is just 'unacceptable' for such proximity.
Hope some recommendations for increased power-output or better FM repeater antennas for Dalbeattie direction can be made.

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Graeme Stewart's 1 post GB flag

11:58 AM

Graeme Stewart:

The Barskeoch Hill transmitter is DAB only as far as I can confirm. The nearest FM transmitter serving your area is Sandale roughly to your ESE, it's SW of Carlise and would normally give you good reception.
The BBC are reporting that the transmitter is on reduced power due to essential engineering.

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