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Cambret Hill (Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland) DAB transmitter

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Are there any planned engineering works or unexpected transmitter faults on the Cambret Hill (Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland) mast?

Cambret Hill transmitter - Cambret Hill transmitter: Possible effect on TV reception week commencing 15/04/2024 Screen may go black on some or all channels Digital tick

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Friday, 22 October 2021
Celia Strain
5:03 PM

All week we have had problems with all ITV channels. No reception until evening and then patchy. All BBC channels were OK. Now even BBC has vanished and we have no TV reception at all but according to the TV guide all channels are available. We are served from the Pinwherry transmitter via Cambret Hill. Are the current works at Cambret Hill to blame and if so when can we expect a return of our TV reception? Would appreciate any information you can give. Thank you.

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Celia Strain's 1 post GB flag

10:44 PM

Celia Strain:

Hi Celia, unfortunately you've posted on the DAB radio transmitter page rather than the Freeview transmitter page, not that it will prevent you getting any information, but you have probably already seen the warning about transmitter engineering -
"Cambret Hill transmitter: Possible effect on TV reception week commencing 18/10/2021 Screen may go black on some or all channels"
It seems the Pinwherry transmitter is fed by an off-air feed from Cambret Hill and so is affected by any issues at Cambret Hill (as well as weather affecting reception from Cambret Hill - there was a warning a few weeks ago about the then weather conditions possibly affecting reception).
Unfortunately according to a list I've just seen, the Planned Engineering is likely to continue next week.

If you retuned at all when you had no signal, it will most likely have just cleared the correct tuning, so you'll need to retune again to get the tuning back when signals are there, so you may have to try several times.
Once you have them back, do NOT retune again when the engineering results in no signal, just be patient and the channels will be there when that part of the engineering completes.

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Chris.SE's 4,130 posts GB flag
Friday, 13 January 2023
Sheila Watt
2:32 PM

Live in Stranraer. Lost free view channels. Help

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Sheila Watt's 1 post US flag
Sunday, 18 February 2024
12:22 PM

I'm in Kirkcudbright and trying to get DAB+radio specifically Classic and having no luck.

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Margaret's 1 post GB flag

2:22 PM

Margaret : Do you get LBC on your radio? If you can receive LBC but not Classic FM that would indicate that your radio is not compatible with DAB+.

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StevensOnln1's 3,619 posts GB flag

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