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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.

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

BARSKEOCH HILL transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 00:01 on 17 Jul to 04:12 on 17 Jul. BBC


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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
7 BBC Alba, 82 BBC Four (Scotland SD), 201 CBBC SD, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, 250 BBC Red Button, plus 12 others

PSB2
D3+4
 V max
C59 (778.0MHz)228mDTG-3400W
Channel icons
3 STV (SD) (Border (Scotland)), 4 Channel 4 (SD) Scotland ads, 5 Channel 5 (SD), 6 ITV 2, 10 ITV3, 13 E4, 14 Film4, 15 Channel 4 +1 Scotland ads, 18 More4, 24 ITV4, 33 ITV +1 (Yorkshire Emley Moor), 33 STV+1 (Yorkshire Emley Moor), 45 Film4 +1,

PSB3
BBCB
 V max
C50 (706.0MHz)228mDTG-6400W
Channel icons
86 More4 +1, 102 BBC Two HD (England), 103 ITV HD (ITV Granada), 103 STV HD (ITV Granada), 104 Channel 4 HD Scotland ads, 105 Channel 5 HD, 115 BBC Scotland HD, 204 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 61 Freeview channels?

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The Barskeoch Hill (Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: 4Music, 4seven, 4seven HD, 5SELECT, 5Spike, 5STAR, 5STAR +1, 5USA, 5USA +1, Aljazeera English HD, BBC Four HD, BBC News HD, Blaze, Blaze +1, CBeebies HD, CBS Drama, CBS Justice, CBS Reality, CBS Reality +1, Challenge, Channel 4+1 HD, Channel 5 +1, CITV, Dave, Dave ja vu, DMAX, Drama, E4 +1, Food Network, Forces TV, Freesports, Home, Horror Channel, ITV2 +1, ITV3 +1, ITV4 +1, ITVBe +1, Quest HD, Movies4Men, NOW 80s, Now 90s, Paramount Network, PBS America, pick, Pick +1, Quest +1, Quest Red, Quest Red +1, Really, RT HD, Sewing Quarter, Sky News, Smithsonian Channel HD, Sony Movie Channel, Talking Pictures TV, TCC, Together, True Entertainment, True Movies, Yesterday, YourTV.

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 (347°)
to BBC Scotland region - 230 masts.
regional news image
ITV Lookaround 0.1m homes 0.4%
from Carlisle CA1 3NT, 61km east (96°)
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?

1984-971997-981998-20092009-1321 Nov 122013-1730 Sep 2019-
C/D EC/D EC/D EC/D EC/D E TC/D E TC/D E T
C50tv_off BBCBBBCBBBCB
C55tv_offBBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBCABBCABBCABBCA
C59tv_offITVwavesITVwavesITVwavesD3+4D3+4D3+4D3+4
C62BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBCB
C65C4wavesC4wavesC4waves

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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 24 Jun 09 and 22 Jul 09.

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

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Saturday, 13 July 2019
Transmitter engineering
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5:08 AM

BARSKEOCH HILL transmitter - Freeview: HD Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 00:13 on 11 Jul to 03:41 on 11 Jul. [BBC]

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Thursday, 18 July 2019
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11:08 AM

BARSKEOCH HILL transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 00:01 yesterday to 04:12 yesterday. [BBC]

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Friday, 19 July 2019
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BARSKEOCH HILL transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 00:01 on 17 Jul to 04:12 on 17 Jul. [BBC]

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