Full Freeview on the Black Hill (North Lanarkshire, Scotland) transmitter
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The symbol shows the location of the Black Hill (North Lanarkshire, Scotland) transmitter which serves 940,000 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 Black Hill (North Lanarkshire, Scotland) transmitter.
Which Freeview channels does the Black 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.
1 BBC One (SD) Scotland, 2 BBC Two Scotland, 7 BBC Alba HD, 23 BBC Three, 24 BBC Four (Scotland SD), 201 CBBC, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, plus 13 others 601 BBC RB 1, 700 BBC Radio 1, 701 BBC Radio 1Xtra, 702 BBC Radio 2, 703 BBC Radio 3, 704 BBC Radio 4 (FM), 705 BBC Radio 5 Live, 706 BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra, 707 BBC Radio 6 Music, 708 BBC Radio 4 Extra, 709 BBC Asian Network, 710 BBC World Service, 720 BBC Radio nan Gaidheal,
3 STV (SD) (STV Central (Glasgow micro region)), 4 Channel 4 (SD) Scotland ads, 5 Channel 5, 6 ITV 2, 10 ITV3, 13 E4, 14 Film4, 15 Channel 4 +1 Scotland ads, 18 More4, 26 ITV4, 28 ITVBe, 30 E4 +1, 35 ITV1 +1 (STV Edinburgh), 35 STV+1 (STV Edinburgh),
46 5SELECT, 101 BBC One HD Scotland, 102 BBC Two HD Scotland, 103 ITV 1 HD (STV West), 103 STV HD (STV West), 104 Channel 4 HD Scotland ads, 105 Channel 5 HD, 106 BBC Four HD, 108 BBC Scotland HD, 204 CBBC HD, 205 CBeebies HD, plus 1 others 66 TBN UK,
20 Drama, 21 5USA, 29 ITV2 +1, 32 5STAR, 33 5Action, 38 Channel 5 +1, 41 Legend, 42 GREAT! action, 57 Dave ja vu, 58 ITVBe +1, 59 ITV3 +1, 64 Blaze, 67 TRUE CRIME, 68 TRUE CRIME XTRA, 78 TCC, 81 Blaze +1, 89 ITV4 +1, 91 WildEarth, 209 Ketchup TV, 210 Ketchup Too, 211 YAAAS!, 267 Al Jazeera English, plus 35 others VisionTV, Racing TV, Arise News, Kiss Chat & Date, Proud Dating, ADULT Xpanded2, WION NEWS, 16 QVC, 22 TJC, 37 QVC2, 212 Pop Player, 237 TalkTV, 263 SonLife, 264 FailArmy, 265 On Demand 365, 266 Pet Collective, 268 AlJazeera Arabic, 270 Real Crime, 271 Channelbox, 272 Asharq News #2, 274 Asharq News, 275 Al Arabiya, 276 Shots!, 277 UK RADIO PORTAL, 278 Zee World, 279 Alaraby Network, 280 Rok, 281 Revelation TV, 282 God TV, 283 3ABN, 284 AmazingDiscoveries, 286 NHK WORLD, 287 Newsmax, 670 ADULT Section (start), 727 Absolute Radio,
Smithsonian Channel, 11 Sky Mix, 17 Really, 19 Dave, 31 E4 Extra, 36 Sky Arts, 40 Quest Red, 43 Food Network, 47 Film4 +1, 48 Challenge, 49 4seven, 60 Drama +1, 65 That's Christmas, 70 Quest +1, 74 Yesterday +1, 75 That's 90s, 233 Sky News, plus 11 others CRAFT EXTRA , 45 Gems TV, 85 Create & Craft, 673 ADULT smileTV3, 723 talkSPORT, 724 Capital, 728 Heart, 730 RNIB Connect, 731 Classic FM, 732 LBC, 733 Trans World Radio,
Quest Red +1, Classic Hits, 12 Quest, 25 W, 27 Yesterday, 34 GREAT! movies, 39 DMAX, 44 HGTV, 52 GREAT! christmas, 56 That's TV (UK), 61 GREAT! movies extra, 63 GREAT! christmas mix, 71 That’s 60s, 73 HobbyMaker, 82 Talking Pictures TV, 83 Together TV, 84 PBS America, 235 Al Jazeera Eng, plus 20 others ADULT smileTV2, ADULT Studio 66, QVC Style, 50 GREAT! tv, 51 Ideal World, 62 GREAT! tv +1, 72 Jewellery Maker, 285 Together TV +1, 671 ADULT Xpanded TV, 674 ADULT Babestn, 699 ADULT Section, 711 Hits Radio, 712 KISS FRESH, 713 KISS, 714 KISSTORY, 715 Magic, 716 Greatest Hits Radio, 717 Kerrang!, 718 Smooth Radio, 725 Premier Radio,
from 2nd June 2014: 8 STV Glasgow,
DTG-12 QSPK 8K 3/4 8.0Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)
Which BBC and ITV regional news can I watch from the Black Hill transmitter?
BBC Reporting Scotland 2.4m homes 9.2%
from Glasgow G51 1DA, 26km west (271°)
to BBC Scotland region - 230 masts.
STV News 1.3m homes 4.8%
from Glasgow G51 1PQ, 26km west (271°)
to STV Central (Glasgow) region - 94 masts.
Are there any self-help relays?
|Ardtornish A||Transposer||22 km NW Oban||15 homes|
|Balquhidder||Transposer||12 km NW Callander||42 homes|
|Benmore B||Active deflector||50 m WNW Glasgow||7 homes|
|Blair Drummond||Transposer||5 homes caravan park|
|Blyth Bridge||Active deflector||30 km SW Edinburgh||50 homes|
|Glendaruel||Active deflector||40 hotel||40 homes hotel|
|Glendaruel B||Active deflector||12 homes (second level)|
How will the Black Hill (North Lanarkshire, Scotland) transmission frequencies change over time?
|1957-80s||1984-97||1997-98||1998-2011||2011-13||3 Oct 2018|
|VHF||B E T||B E T||B E T||E T||W T|
tv_off Being removed from Freeview (for 5G use) after November 2020 / June 2022 - 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 8 Jun 11 and 22 Jun 11.
How do the old analogue and currrent digital signal levels compare?
|SDN, ARQA, ARQB, BBCA, D3+4, BBCB||(-7dB) 100kW|
|Mux 1*, Mux 2*, Mux A*, Mux B*, Mux C*, Mux D*||(-14dB) 20kW|
Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Black Hill transmitter area
The work at Black Hill is a series of activities aimed at bring better coverage with the possibility of more channels in the future. It is NOT one long period of work but small steps on an approximately weekly intervals, most of the tasks being completed within one day for each engineering activity.
The same is already being done on some other 'main' transmitters and is in prepartion for future changes and enhancements.
Patience is a virtue in these times.
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That again suggests your equipment is getting too much or too little signal on the affected multiplexes - as happened previously. You really must check the actual signal strength reported by your equipment on the affected signals and report back here so we may be able to suggest possible solutions. Without that information and your full post code (to check the transmission and reception conditions at your locality) it is impossible to offer any assistance.
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Have you checked what signals your are receiving and from which transmitter they are from?
You should be using Black hill with signals on channels 46,43, 40, 41+, 44, 47, 32 35 and 51. Your problem may be that you are getting some from Darvel which uses channels 22-, 25, 28, 23, 26, 29, 31 and 37. Which means that it is possible that an auto-tune will find those first and as they are at lower channel numbers, are from a different direction and in a different aerial group - so you may be getting them but with poor signal strength - hence all the problems.
So you need to check carefully which multiplexes your are receiving. You can normally do that by entering the manual tune mode BUT WITHOUT DOING A MANUAL TUNE. check whether the signals being received match the channels given above for Black Hill or if they are the ones from Darvel. If they latter, then do a manual retune for each of the incorrect channels.
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That single figure is not enough, we need the figures for *all* of the channels used by Black Hill as they often differ. Having said that, 44-50% is on the low side anyway so you need to do something to increase that to between 65% and 85% but not greater.
You should start by checking carefully *all* the aerial cable connections. If they are all good but the strength is still low, then you may need a better aerial or possibly an amplifier. I use a Log-periodic aerial, such as the one shown at Online FM DAB TV Aerial sales (other types and suppliers are available) as that gives good gain and full coverage into the foreseeable future.
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