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Braid Hills (City of Edinburgh, Scotland) DAB transmitter

sa_gmapsGoogle mapsa_bingBing mapsa_gearthGoogle Earthsa_gps55.912,-3.201 or 55°54'42"N 3°12'5"W

This transmitter has no current reported problems

The BBC and Digital UK report there are no faults or engineering work on the Braid Hills (City of Edinburgh, Scotland) transmitter.

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Braid Hills DAB

Friday, 12 July 2013
12:27 PM

Where have Gold, Kerrange, XFM and other channels gone?!?! Over the last week I know only receive about half of the channels that I used to get.

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Pamela's 1 post EU flag
Dave Lindsay

12:50 PM

Pamela: See here:

Ofcom | Radio Broadcast Update May 2013

Some have been removed from the multiplex (see the page).

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Dave Lindsay's 5,724 posts GB flag
Tuesday, 31 December 2013
4:19 PM

have just purchased music centre with no AM facility. What is frequency for Forth 2 and how do I get it up and running. Not got a clue!!!

ps Am a very senior citizen !!!

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Tom's 1 post GB flag
Dave Lindsay

4:23 PM

Tom : I don't understand the question. If there is no AM then you can't receive its AM signal!

If it has DAB then you might be able to receive Forth 2 on DAB, which has better quality sound than AM.

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Dave Lindsay's 5,724 posts GB flag

5:17 PM


If the music centre has DAB you need to press autotune (or autoscan) and it should find all the available stations (including Forth 2).

If the music centre has a ribbon DAB aerial attached to the back it's best to hold this up vertically while you perform the autotune.

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Mark's 181 posts GB flag
Dave Lindsay

5:19 PM

Tom: If, as Mark suggests, it has a DAB tuner then you could try automatic scan. Or, scan channel (frequency) 12D whilst moving your aerial and observing signal strength.

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Dave Lindsay's 5,724 posts GB flag
Thursday, 30 January 2014
5:49 PM

Hi. Having problems with sound drop outs on Radio Scotland. I am in Edinburgh and my signal is strong. I have many Pure radios and they all behave the same. These drop outs are simply the sound disappearing for a second and then coming back. there is no burbling sounds or squeaks when this happens.
It is intermittent and can be as frequent as every minute when it is bad. I've been listening for the last 30 mins and it has only happened once. Not sure if this is a problem with the broadcast, the multiplex of the actual radio's software itself. Thanks

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Gary's 2 posts GB flag
Tuesday, 30 December 2014
9:28 AM

I live very near the Braids Hill transmitter but have just bought a DAB radio and cannot get a signal.
any suggestions?
thank you.

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Ann's 1 post GB flag
Wednesday, 7 January 2015
1:02 PM

I've moved recently to Leith Walk and I have no tv antenna in my building. I bought a small digital one but no signal at all.
How can I solve this problem? No transmitters in Edinburgh???

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Paul's 1 post GB flag
Dave Lindsay

2:03 PM

Paul: There are transmitters in Edinburgh which serve small pockets otherwise not served by the main high-power transmitter which is Craigkelly.

It is visible when standing looking across the Forth. Therefore you should consider where is probably best for your aerial in relation to the transmitter. Clearly, if you are at a window facing away from the transmitter then your chances are lower than facing towards it. The higher up you are the better your chances.

If your TV or box is not tuned to Craigkelly and automatic tuning brings nothing in, even having moved the aerial to somewhere which may appear a better spot then use manual tuning if available.

When manual tuning, enter/select the desired UHF channel number but do not press the button to add services, rather wait and see what strength and quality you have as in such circumstances the device usually acts like a signal meter thus you can move the aerial around to see where might be better -- give it several seconds to catch up though.

Craigkelly's channels are:

PSB1 - BBC One - C27
PSB2 - STV - C24
PSB3 - BBC One HD - C21
COM4 - ITV3 - C42
COM5 - Pick - C45
COM6 - 4Music - C39
COM7 - BBC News HD - C33
Local Edinburgh - ETV - C30

If it is a HD receiver then PSB3 and COM7 are applicable. Should this be the case and the manual tuning screen has an option for signal mode -- DVB-T or DVB-T2 -- then PSB3 and COM7 are the latter and the rest are the former.

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