Freeview Light on the Aberfoyle (Stirling, Scotland) transmitter
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The symbol shows the location of the Aberfoyle (Stirling, Scotland) transmitter which serves 700 homes. 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.
This transmitter has no current reported problemsThe BBC and Digital UK report there are no faults or engineering work on the Aberfoyle (Stirling, Scotland) transmitter.
Which Freeview channels does the Aberfoyle 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.
64QAM 8K 2/3 24.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
DTG-6 256QAM 32KE 2/3 40.2Mb/s DVB-T2 MPEG4
H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)
Are you trying to watch these 52 Freeview channels?
The Aberfoyle (Stirling, Scotland) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: 4Music, 4seven, 5Action, 5SELECT, 5STAR, 5USA, Aljazeera English, BBC Four HD, BBC News HD, Blaze, Blaze +1, CBeebies HD, CBS Drama, CBS Justice, CBS Reality, Challenge, Channel 5 +1, CITV, Dave, Dave ja vu, DMAX, Drama +1, Film4 +1, Food Network, Forces TV, FreeSports, GB News, GREAT! movies, GREAT! movies action, HGTV, Horror Channel, ITV2 +1, ITV3 +1, ITV4 +1, ITVBe +1, YAAAS!, More4 +1, Now 70s, PBS America +1, pick, Quest +1, Quest Red, Quest Red +1, Really, RT HD, Sky Arts, Sky News, Smithsonian Channel, Talking Pictures TV, TCC, Together TV, Yesterday +1.
If you want to watch these channels, your aerial must point to one of the 80 Full service Freeview transmitters. For more information see the will there ever be more services on the Freeview Light transmitters? page.
Which BBC and ITV regional news can I watch from the Aberfoyle transmitter?
BBC Reporting Scotland 2.4m homes 9.2%
from Glasgow G51 1DA, 34km south (172°)
to BBC Scotland region - 230 masts.
How will the Aberfoyle (Stirling, Scotland) transmission frequencies change over time?
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tv_off Being removed from Freeview (for 5G use) after November 2020 - more
Table shows multiplexes names see this article;
green background for transmission frequencies
Notes: + and - denote 166kHz offset; aerial group are shown as A B C/D E K W T
waves denotes analogue; digital switchover was 1 Jun 11 and 15 Jun 11.
How do the old analogue and currrent digital signal levels compare?
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Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Craigkelly transmitter area
I can't find any listing of Planned Engineering or Faults at the transmitter either by Freeview or the BBC.
When was the last time you tried a retune?
I would check that your aerial seems intact and pointing in the correct direction and that your downlead looks undamaged (especially if it is old). Also check all your coax plugs, connections, flyleads etc, unplug connectors check for corrosion or other problems and reconnect them. Flyleads are a common problem, try swapping/changing them.
See what signal strengths and quality you are getting for the multiplexes (groups of channels) shown in your TV's tuning section.
Problematic connections, water ingress etc. can seem to affect reception of just an individual or several multiplexes.
If everything seems ok, try a further retune but do so as follows -
Unplug the aerial and do an automatic retune which should clear all previous tuning as nothing should be found.
Plug the aerial back in and carry out a manual tune (if possible) for UHF channels C32 (PSB1/BBCA multiplex), C34 (PSB2/D3&4 multiplex) and if you have an HD/T2 tuner then C35 (PSB3/BBCB HD). If a manual tune isn't possible just do an automatic tune.
If you are still having problems, post back with more detail about your installation and a full postcode so that we can look at predicted reception at your location.
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