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, 23 BBC Three, 24 BBC Four (Scotland SD), 201 CBBC, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, 250 BBC Red Button, plus 12 others 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! Movies Action, 57 Dave ja vu, 58 ITVBe +1, 59 ITV3 +1, 64 Blaze, 67 CBS Reality, 69 HorrorXtra, 78 TCC, 81 Blaze +1, 89 ITV4 +1, 91 WildEarth, 203 CITV, 208 Pop Player, 209 Ketchup TV, 210 Ketchup Too, 211 YAAAS!, plus 16 others Racing TV, Kiss Chat & Date, Proud Dating, ADULT Xpanded2, 16 QVC, 22 TJC, 37 QVC2, 237 TalkTV, 263 SonLife, 264 VisionTV, 265 On Demand 365, 269 Arise News, 670 ADULT Section (start), 724 Capital, 727 Absolute Radio, 728 Heart,
Smithsonian Channel, 11 Sky Arts, 17 Really, 19 Dave, 31 E4 Extra, 36 pick, 40 Quest Red, 43 Food Network, 47 Film4 +1, 48 Challenge, 49 4seven, 60 Drama +1, 70 Quest +1, 71 That's 60s, 74 Yesterday +1, 75 That's 70s, 233 Sky News, plus 9 others CRAFT EXTRA , 45 Gems TV, 85 Create and Craft, 673 ADULT smileTV3, 723 talkSPORT, 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! romance, 73 HobbyMaker, 76 That's 80s, 82 Talking Pictures TV, 83 Together TV, 84 PBS America, 90 Together TV +1, 235 Al Jazeera Eng, plus 19 others ADULT smileTV2, ADULT Studio 66, QVC Style, 50 GREAT! tv, 51 Ideal World, 72 Jewellery Maker, 206 Pop, 674 ADULT Babestn, 678 Xpanded TV, 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
Please provide a full post code so that we can look up the expected reception conditions at your specific location.
You should also check all the aerial cables and connections as far up to your aerial as is possible to reach safely. Also unplug all coaxial plugs/sockets and then refit. That will remove any corrosion/oxidation from the contacts (that is a common cause of reception problems). Then you should check the signal strength shown for COM8 using the manual tuniong option - BUT DO NOT RETUNE. Ideally you need between 60% and 85% strength (not the quality measure). HD usually requires a higher minimum signal strength than SD.
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Scott: No closure date has been announced for COM7 & COM8 at Black Hill, nor has anything been announced regarding what will happen to channels on those muxes (BBC Four HD, BBC News HD, etc) when they do close. If more muxes are converted to DVB-T2 (as was proposed several years ago) there will be space for all of the channels on COM7 & COM8 to move elsewhere.
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Scott: Which explanation are you referring to, as I can't see it on this page? COM7 & COM8 are in the process of becoming single frequency networks (SFNs) on UHF channels 55 & 56 which form the centre gap of the new 700MHz mobile band. Ofcom are not expecting the mobile networks to use the centre gap for 5G straight away and have previously announced that COM7 & COM8 will continue to broadcast on those frequencies until they are required by the mobile networks (at which point COM7 & COM8 will close). See link below for further details.
Maximising the benefits of 700MHz clearance - Ofcom
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john rea: Post Code KY130UU - Crook of Devon - Black Hill Transmitter
Around the end of May, my recordings of BB4 started failing
On investigation Mux 7 & 8 channels have all but disappeared.
Signal now level very low w.r.t. other muxes.
I assume the Power as been dropped for the mobile phone implementation?
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