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Freeview Light on the Barskeoch Hill (Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland) transmitter

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The symbol shows the location of the Barskeoch Hill (Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland) transmitter which serves 6,800 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 problems

The BBC and Digital UK report there are no faults or engineering work on the Barskeoch Hill (Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland) transmitter.

Choose from three options: ■ List by multiplex ■ List by channel number ■ List by channel name

Which Freeview channels does the Barskeoch Hill 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.

MuxH/VFrequencyHeightModeWatts
PSB1
BBCA
 V max
C55 (746.0MHz)228mDTG-3400W
Channel icons
1 BBC One Scotland, 2 BBC Two Scotland, 7 BBC Alba, 9 BBC Four, 120 CBBC, 121 CBeebies, 130 BBC News, 131 BBC Parliament, 601 BBC Red Button 1, plus 14 others

PSB2
D3+4
 V max
C59 (778.0MHz)228mDTG-3400W
Channel icons
3 STV (Border (Scotland)), 4 Channel 4 Scotland ads, 5 Channel 5, 6 ITV 2, 13 Channel 4 +1 Scotland ads, 14 More4, 15 Film4, 24 ITV4, 28 E4, 33 STV+1 (Yorkshire Emley Moor),

PSB3
BBCB
 V max
C50 (706.0MHz)228mDTG-6400W
Channel icons
45 Film4 +1, 101 BBC One HD Scotland, 102 BBC Two HD (England), 103 STV HD (ITV Granada), 104 Channel 4 HD Scotland ads, 105 Channel 5 HD, 123 CBBC HD,



DTG-3 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 0 Freeview channels?


The Barskeoch Hill (Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: .

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 Barskeoch Hill transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Reporting Scotland 2.4m homes 9.2%
from Glasgow G51 1DA, 106km north-northwest
to BBC Scotland region - 230 masts.
regional news image
ITV Lookaround 0.1m homes 0.4%
from Carlisle CA1 3NT, 61km east
to ITV Border Scotland region - 27 masts.
All of lunch, weekend and 50% evening news is shared with Tyne Tees

How will the Barskeoch Hill (Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland) transmission frequencies change over time?

years1984-971997-981998-20092009-1321/11/12-2013-18
aerial groupC/D EC/D EC/D EC/D EC/D EC/D E
700C50 BBCBBBCB
C55BBC1BBC1BBC1BBCABBCABBCA
C59ITVITVITVD3+4D3+4D3+4
800C62BBC2BBC2BBC2BBCB
C65C4C4C4

orange background for multiplexes names more
green background for transmission frequencies
lilac background for power levels in watts
800MHz band: 4G mobile started in 2013
700MHz band: 4G from 30 June 2020more
600MHz 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 24th June and 22nd July 2009.

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

Analogue 1-4 2kW
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-7dB) 400W

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Caldbeck Scotland transmitter area

Sep 1961-Feb 2004Border Television
Feb 2004-Dec 2014ITV plc
Feb 1983-Dec 1992TV-am•
Jan 1993-Sep 2010GMTV•
Sep 2010-Dec 2014ITV Daybreak•
• Breakfast ◊ Weekends ♦ Friday night and weekends † Weekdays only. Barskeoch Hill 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.

Is the transmitter output the same in all directions?

Radiation patterns withheld

Comments
Wednesday, 1 June 2016
Transmitter engineering
5:31 AM

BARSKEOCH HILL transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 12:33 yesterday to 12:34 yesterday, HD Digital TV Off Air from 12:33 yesterday to 12:34 yesterday. [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering
10:09 AM

BARSKEOCH HILL transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 12:33 yesterday to 12:34 yesterday, HD Digital TV Off Air from 12:33 yesterday to 12:34 yesterday. [BBC] Possible service interruptions [DUK]

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Thursday, 2 June 2016
Transmitter engineering
5:32 AM

BARSKEOCH HILL transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 12:33 on 31 May to 12:34 on 31 May, HD Digital TV Off Air from 12:33 on 31 May to 12:34 on 31 May. [BBC] Possible service interruptions [DUK]

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Saturday, 30 July 2016
Transmitter engineering
5:31 AM

BARSKEOCH HILL transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 04:25 today to 04:34 today, HD Digital TV Off Air from 04:25 today to 04:34 today. DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 04:26 today to 04:34 today. [BBC]

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Sunday, 31 July 2016
Transmitter engineering
5:31 AM

BARSKEOCH HILL transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 04:25 yesterday to 04:34 yesterday, HD Digital TV Off Air from 04:25 yesterday to 04:34 yesterday. DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 04:26 yesterday to 04:34 yesterday. [BBC]

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Monday, 1 August 2016
Transmitter engineering
5:31 AM

BARSKEOCH HILL transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 04:25 on 30 Jul to 04:34 on 30 Jul, HD Digital TV Off Air from 04:25 on 30 Jul to 04:34 on 30 Jul. DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 04:26 on 30 Jul to 04:34 on 30 Jul. [BBC]

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Monday, 26 September 2016
Transmitter engineering
5:32 PM

BARSKEOCH HILL transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 16:01 today to 17:09 today. [BBC]

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Tuesday, 27 September 2016
Transmitter engineering
5:31 AM

BARSKEOCH HILL transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 16:01 yesterday to 17:09 yesterday. [BBC]

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Wednesday, 28 September 2016
Transmitter engineering
5:31 AM

BARSKEOCH HILL transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 16:01 on 26 Sep to 17:09 on 26 Sep. [BBC]

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