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The symbol shows the location of the Cathcart (Glasgow City, Scotland) transmitter which serves 9,100 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 Cathcart (Glasgow City, Scotland) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Cathcart 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
C39 (618.0MHz)111mDTG-38W
Channel icons
1 BBC One (SD) Scotland, 2 BBC Two Scotland, 7 BBC Alba, 55 BBC Four (Scotland SD), 201 CBBC, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, 601 BBC Red Button, plus 12 others

PSB2
D3+4
 V max
C42 (642.0MHz)111mDTG-38W
Channel icons
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, 24 ITV4, 33 ITV +1 (STV Edinburgh), 33 STV+1 (STV Edinburgh),

PSB3
BBCB
 V max
C45 (666.0MHz)111mDTG-68W
Channel icons
74 Shopping Quarter , 101 BBC One HD Scotland, 102 BBC Two HD (England), 103 ITV HD (STV West), 103 STV HD (STV West), 104 Channel 4 HD Scotland ads, 105 Channel 5 HD, 108 BBC Scotland HD, 204 CBBC HD, plus 1 others

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 51 Freeview channels?

the effected channels
the effected channels
the effected channels
the effected channels

The Cathcart (Glasgow City, Scotland) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: 4Music, 4seven, 5SELECT, 5STAR, 5USA, Aljazeera English, BBC Four HD, BBC News HD, Blaze, Blaze +1, CBeebies HD, CBS Drama, CBS Justice, CBS Reality, Together TV +1, Challenge, Channel 5 +1, CITV, Dave, Dave ja vu, DMAX, Drama, E4 +1, Film4 +1, Food Network, Forces TV, FreeSports, HGTV, Horror Channel, ITV2 +1, ITV3 +1, ITV4 +1, ITVBe +1, More4 +1, NOW 80s, Paramount Network, PBS America +1, pick, Quest +1, Quest Red, Quest Red +1, Really, RT HD, Sky Arts, Sky News, Smithsonian Channel, Sony Movies Action, 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 Cathcart transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Reporting Scotland 2.4m homes 9.2%
from Glasgow G51 1DA, 4km north (1°)
to BBC Scotland region - 230 masts.
regional news image
STV News 1.3m homes 4.8%
from Glasgow G51 1PQ, 3km north (6°)
to STV Central (Glasgow) region - 94 masts.

How will the Cathcart (Glasgow City, Scotland) transmission frequencies change over time?

1984-971997-981998-20112011-1319 Sep 2018
C/D EC/D EC/D EC/D E TB E K T
C39BBCA
C42D3+4
C45BBCB
C53tv_offC4wavesC4wavesC4wavesBBCB
C57tv_offBBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1wavesD3+4
C60tv_offITVwavesITVwavesITVwavesBBCA
C63BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2waves

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 8 Jun 11 and 22 Jun 11.

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

Analogue 1-4, BBCA, D3+4, BBCB 8W

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Black Hill transmitter area

Aug 1957-Jun 1997Scottish Television
Jun 1997-Dec 2014STV plc
Feb 1983-Dec 1992TV-am•
Jan 1993-Sep 2010GMTV•
Sep 2010-Dec 2014ITV Daybreak•
• Breakfast ◊ Weekends ♦ Friday night and weekends † Weekdays only. Cathcart 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.

Comments
Thursday, 14 January 2016
Transmitter engineering
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1:33 PM

CATHCART transmitter - Freeview: HD Digital TV Reduced Quality from 04:37 on 11 Jan to 12:43 on 11 Jan, HD Digital TV Reduced Quality from 12:48 on 11 Jan to 14:05 on 11 Jan, HD Digital TV Off Air from 12:43 on 11 Jan to 12:48 on 11 Jan, HD Digital TV Off Air from 14:05 on 11 J [BBC]

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Friday, 1 July 2016
Transmitter engineering
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5:31 AM

CATHCART transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 01:02 today to 01:21 today. [BBC]

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Saturday, 2 July 2016
Transmitter engineering
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5:31 AM

CATHCART transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 01:02 yesterday to 01:21 yesterday. [BBC]

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Sunday, 3 July 2016
Transmitter engineering
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5:31 AM

CATHCART transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 01:02 on 01 Jul to 01:21 on 01 Jul. [BBC]

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Saturday, 27 August 2016
Transmitter engineering
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5:31 AM

CATHCART transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Reduced Quality from 00:29 today to 01:53 today. [BBC]

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Sunday, 28 August 2016
Transmitter engineering
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5:31 AM

CATHCART transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Reduced Quality from 00:29 yesterday to 01:53 yesterday. [BBC]

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Monday, 29 August 2016
Transmitter engineering
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5:31 AM

CATHCART transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Reduced Quality from 00:29 on 27 Aug to 01:53 on 27 Aug. [BBC]

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Wednesday, 4 January 2017
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JAMES PRYDE
4:57 PM

Got a BT box recently good picture but it gows off every night at 545pm and on again at070 PM what is the problem can you help o yes i have had 2 enginers in and they say signal problem.

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JAMES PRYDE
5:01 PM
Glasgow

James pryde: g46 8lj.

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Thursday, 5 January 2017
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MikeB
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11:05 PM

JAMES PRYDE: Check whats going on or off at those times - sound =s like local interference - see 'single source interference' on this site.

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