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The symbol shows the location of the Collafirth Hill transmitter which serves 700 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 Collafirth Hill transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Collafirth 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
C45 (666.0MHz)275mDTG-800W
Channel icons
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

PSB2
D3+4
 V max
C42 (642.0MHz)275mDTG-800W
Channel icons
3 STV (SD) (STV North (Aberdeen 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),

PSB3
BBCB
 V max
C39+ (618.2MHz)275mDTG-800W
Channel icons
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

H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)

Are you trying to watch these 44 Freeview channels?

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

The Collafirth Hill mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: 4seven, 5Action, 5STAR, 5USA, Al Jazeera Eng, Al Jazeera English, Blaze, Blaze +1, Challenge, Channel 5 +1, Dave, Dave ja vu, DMAX, Drama +1, E4 Extra, YAAAS!, Film4 +1, Food Network, GREAT! action, GREAT! christmas, GREAT! movies extra, GREAT! movies, HGTV, HobbyMaker, ITV2 +1, ITV3 +1, ITV4 +1, ITVBe +1, Legend, PBS America, Quest +1, Quest Red, Really, Sky Mix, Sky News, Talking Pictures TV, TCC, That's 90s, That's Christmas, Together TV, TRUE CRIME, TRUE CRIME XTRA, W, 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 Collafirth Hill transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Reporting Scotland 2.4m homes 9.2%
from Glasgow G51 1DA, 548km south-southwest (199°)
to BBC Scotland region - 230 masts.
regional news image
STV News 0.4m homes 1.5%
from Aberdeen AB12 3QH, 382km south (186°)
to STV North (Aberdeen) region - 76 masts.

Are there any self-help relays?

HeylorTransposer43 km NNW Lerwick5 homes
Olna FirthTransposer26 km NNW Lerwick7 homes

How will the Collafirth Hill transmission frequencies change over time?

1984-971997-981998-20102010-1330 Sep 2017-
B E TB E TB E TB E TB E K T
C39 BBCB
C41ITVwavesITVwavesITVwaves
C42D3+4D3+4
C44BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2waves
C45BBCABBCA
C47C4wavesC4wavesC4waves
C49tv_off+BBCB
C51tv_offBBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1waves

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 5 May 10 and 19 May 10.

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

BBCA, D3+4, BBCB 800W
Analogue 1-4(-2.9dB) 415W

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Bressay transmitter area

Sep 1961-Jun 1997Grampian 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. Collafirth 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.

Comments
Wednesday, 2 October 2019
Transmitter engineering
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5:08 AM

COLLAFIRTH HILL transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Wrong Region from 23:13 on 30 Sep to 23:37 on 30 Sep, HD Digital TV Wrong Region from 23:13 on 30 Sep to 23:37 on 30 Sep. [BBC]

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Monday, 13 January 2020
Transmitter engineering
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7:47 PM

COLLAFIRTH HILL transmitter - Freeview: Off the air due to a fault from 13 Jan 19:07. . [BBC]

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10:48 PM

COLLAFIRTH HILL transmitter - Freeview: Off the air due to a fault from 13 Jan 20:24 until 13 Jan 20:27. Off the air due to a fault from 13 Jan 19:07 until 13 Jan 19:35. . [BBC]

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Saturday, 21 March 2020
Transmitter engineering
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1:28 PM

COLLAFIRTH HILL transmitter - Freeview: Reduced quality due to a fault from 19 Mar 13:47 until 20 Mar 03:05. . [BBC]

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Friday, 3 April 2020
Transmitter engineering
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10:28 AM

COLLAFIRTH HILL transmitter - Freeview: Off the air due to a fault from 2 Apr 09:33 until 2 Apr 10:37. . [BBC]

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Tuesday, 9 June 2020
Transmitter engineering
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7:28 PM

COLLAFIRTH HILL transmitter - Freeview: Weather conditions may be affecting your reception from 20 Sep 22:38 until 20 Sep 22:45. . [BBC]

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Monday, 15 June 2020
Transmitter engineering
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10:28 PM

COLLAFIRTH HILL transmitter - Freeview: Off the air due to a fault from 15 Jun 13:45 until 15 Jun 13:57. Off the air due to a fault from 15 Jun 13:45 until 15 Jun 13:57. . [BBC]

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Thursday, 6 August 2020
Transmitter engineering
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1:28 PM

COLLAFIRTH HILL transmitter - Freeview: Off the air due to essential engineering from 6 Aug 12:06 until 6 Aug 12:13. . [BBC]

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Saturday, 22 August 2020
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1:09 PM

COLLAFIRTH HILL transmitter - Freeview: Off the air due to essential engineering from 6 Aug 12:06 until 6 Aug 12:13. . [BBC]

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Friday, 9 October 2020
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10:27 AM

COLLAFIRTH HILL transmitter - Freeview: Off the air due to a fault from 9 Oct 07:33 until 9 Oct 07:40. . [BBC]

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