Full Freeview on the Craigkelly (Fife, Scotland) transmitter
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The symbol shows the location of the Craigkelly (Fife, Scotland) transmitter which serves 430,000 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 Craigkelly (Fife, Scotland) transmitter.
Which Freeview channels does the Craigkelly 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 Scotland, 2 BBC Two Scotland, 7 BBC Alba, 9 BBC Four, 201 CBBC, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, 601 BBC RB 1, plus 14 others 250 BBC Red Button, 700 BBC Radio 1, 701 BBC Radio 1Xtra, 702 BBC Radio 2, 703 BBC Radio 3, 704 BBC Radio 4, 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, 719 BBC Radio Scotland, 720 BBC Radio nan Gaidheal,
3 STV (STV Central (Edinburgh micro region)), 4 Channel 4 Scotland ads, 5 Channel 5, 6 ITV 2, 13 Channel 4 +1 Scotland ads, 14 More4, 15 Film4, 24 ITV4, 24 ITV4 +1, 28 E4, 33 STV+1 (STV Edinburgh),
45 Film4 +1, 101 BBC One HD Scotland, 102 BBC Two HD (England), 103 STV HD (STV West), 104 Channel 4 HD Scotland ads, 105 Channel 5 HD, 204 CBBC HD,
10 ITV3, 20 Drama, 21 5 USA, 26 ITV Be, 27 ITV 2 +1, 30 5STAR, 34 ITV3 +1, 37 Quest, 44 Channel 5 +1, 54 My5, 58 ITV Be +1, 59 ITV4 +1, 61 True Entertainment, 66 CBS Reality, 70 Horror Channel, 80 Blaze, 83 Blaze +1, 92 Quest +1, 203 CITV, plus 19 others JSTV, kykNET, 16 QVC, 85 Hochanda, 260 CCTV, 261 Racing UK, 262 CONNECT 4, 263 SonLife, 264 VisionTV, 265 Planet Knowledge, 267 Revelation TV, 269 Arise News, 270 Loveworld, 670 ADULT Section (start), 671 Television X, 678 Xpanded TV promo, 724 Capital, 727 Absolute Radio, 728 Heart,
11 pick, 12 Dave, 17 Really, 29 E4 +1, 32 Sony Movie Ch, 38 Quest Red, 41 Food Network, 46 Challenge, 48 Movies4Men, 68 truTV, 69 Tru TV +1, 72 YourTV, 233 Sky News, plus 12 others 23 Create and Craft, 43 Gems TV, 49 TJC, 65 TBN UK, 252 Kiss Me TV, 253 Proud Dating, 673 ADULT smileTV3, 675 ADULT PARTY, 676 ADULT Blue, 677 ADULT Babestn2, 723 talkSPORT, 730 RNIB Connect,
18 4Music, 19 Yesterday, 25 Home, 31 Spike, 39 CBS Action, 42 Travel Channel, 47 4seven, 71 CBS Drama, 73 YourTV +1, 79 Dave ja vu, 88 Quest Red +1, plus 22 others Rishtey Cineplex, 22 Ideal World, 35 QVC Beauty, 36 QVC Style, 78 Sewing Quarter, 93 TJC Choice, 206 Pop, 234 RT, 672 ADULT smileTV2, 674 Babestation, 699 ADULT Section (end), 711 The Hits radio, 712 KISS FRESH, 713 Kiss, 714 KISSTORY, 715 Magic, 716 heat, 717 Kerrang!, 718 Smooth Radio, 725 Premier Radio, 731 Classic FM, 732 LBC,
from 30th June 2014: 8 STV Edinburgh,
56 5USA +1, 57 VIVA, 64 CBS Action +1, 67 CBS Reality +1, 81 Talking Pictures TV, 82 Vintage TV, 87 Keep It Country, 106 BBC Four HD, 107 BBC News HD, 108 Al Jazeera Eng HD, 109 Channel 4+1 HD, 110 4seven HD, 113 RT HD, 205 CBeebies HD, plus 1 others 77 Rishtey,
55 5STAR+1, 63 Community Channel, 86 More4 1, 91 Front Runner TV, 115 BT Showcase HD (not free), plus 4 others 40 Rocks and Co, 111 QVC HD, 112 QVC Beauty HD, 114 Colors 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
DTG-8 64QAM 8K 3/4 27.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
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 Craigkelly transmitter?
BBC Reporting Scotland 2.4m homes 9.2%
from Glasgow G51 1DA, 70km west-southwest
to BBC Scotland region - 230 masts.
STV News 0.5m homes 1.7%
from Edinburgh EH3 9QG, 14km south
to STV Central (Edinburgh) region - 8 masts.
Are there any self-help relays?
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|Edinburgh||Transposer||Sighthill area||167 homes|
How will the Craigkelly (Fife, Scotland) transmission frequencies change over time?
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orange background for multiplexes names more
green background for transmission frequencies
lilac background for power levels in watts
800MHz band: 4G mobile started in 2013
700MHz band: 4G from 30 June 2020more
600MHz band: new or moved digital TV services more
Notes: + and - denote 166kHz offset; aerial group are shown as A B C/D E K W
Italics for analogue, digital switchover was Wednesdays 1st June and 15th June 2011.
How do the old analogue and currrent digital signal levels compare?
|BBCA, D3+4, BBCB||(-7dB) 20kW|
|com7, com8||(-9.7dB) 10.8kW|
|SDN, ARQA, ARQB||(-10dB) 10kW|
|Analogue 5, Mux 1*, Mux 2*, Mux A*, Mux B*||(-14dB) 4kW|
|Mux C*, Mux D*||(-17dB) 2kW|
Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Craigkelly transmitter area
Jamie T: A Log36 such as the one linked below would probably be fine. You might get away with a smaller one but I would stick with something bigger if you have space for it (it needs to be mounted so that it is not pointing through any metal objects like hot water tanks or neighbouring lofts etc).
Online FM DAB TV Aerial sales
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The aerial for my main TVs is tuned in to the booster at the south end of the Tay Road Bridge and has been in situ since before I occupied my home 40 years ago. When digital TVs replaced analogue TVs engineers installed a further aerial to Service another TVs in my home and tuned it into the ame transmitter. Both TVs receive only limited channels. As a number of neighbours have their aerials pointed to Craigkelly which offers a larger amount of channels I decided to try the same. I contacted two different aerial fitters by phone and when neither were in left a message stating what I hoped to do. Neither responded and I decided to turn the aerial myself. When I did so my TVs with the older aerial received only BBC 1 and BBC2 while the one with the newer aerial got good reception on the channels I previously had. Auto tuning the TVs made no difference.
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C Fisken: Please provide a full postcode so we can see which transmitters are predicted to be available to you, where you are in relation to them and predicted signal strength etc. If practical to do so, try taking the two TVs connected to the old aerial and connect them to the new aerial then run an auto tune and see if that results in your channels being restored to those TVs.
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It is often not just a case of moving an aerial so it points towards another transmitter as it may not cover the channels transmitted by the second transmitter. That would give the effect your are reporting.
You need, as StevensOnLn1 states, to provide a full post code so we can check what transmitters may be available at your precise location (it can vary from one side of a road to the other, hence the need for a full post code).
Further advice may be available depending on the provision of that information.
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9:52 PM Peterborough
Gary: You can check the links below your question - your 17km from the transmitter. So who knows? Indoor aerials aren't all that great, but if she's high up, might do. But there are no certainties. If she's in a flat, there is often a communal system, which might be more useful.
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MikeB's: Freeview map terrain plot frequency data R&TI Service digitaluk trade DAB coverage