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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 problems

The BBC and Digital UK report there are no faults or engineering work on the Craigkelly (Fife, Scotland) transmitter.

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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.

MuxH/VFrequencyHeightModeWatts
PSB1
BBCA
 H max
C27 (522.0MHz)311mDTG-320,000W
Channel icons
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

PSB2
D3+4
 H max
C24 (498.0MHz)311mDTG-320,000W
Channel icons
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),

PSB3
BBCB
 H max
C21+ (474.2MHz)311mDTG-620,000W
Channel icons
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,

COM4
SDN
 H -3dB
C42 (642.0MHz)311mDTG-810,000W
Channel icons
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

COM5
ArqA
 H -3dB
C45 (666.0MHz)311mDTG-810,000W
Channel icons
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

COM6
ArqB
 H -3dB
C39+ (618.2MHz)311mDTG-810,000W
Channel icons
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

LEH
 H -6dB
C30 (546.0MHz)311mDTG-125,000W
Channel icons
from 30th June 2014: 8 STV Edinburgh,

com7
 H -2.7dB
C33 (570.0MHz)311mDTG-610,800W
Channel icons
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

com8
 H -2.7dB
C34 (578.0MHz)311mDTG-610,800W
Channel icons
55 5STAR+1, 63 Community Channel, 86 More4 1, 91 Front Runner TV, 115 BT Showcase HD (not free), plus 4 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
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?

regional news image
BBC Reporting Scotland 2.4m homes 9.2%
from Glasgow G51 1DA, 70km west-southwest
to BBC Scotland region - 230 masts.
regional news image
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?

DullaturTransposer20 km NE Glasgow40 homes
EdinburghTransposerSighthill area167 homes

How will the Craigkelly (Fife, Scotland) transmission frequencies change over time?

years1984-971997-981998-20112011-132013-182013-1731st Dec 2018-
aerial groupA KKKKKKA K
C21C4C4C4+BBCB+BBCB+BBCBBBCB
C22SDN
C23-A
C24ITVITVITVD3+4D3+4D3+4D3+4
C25ArqA
C26-B
C27BBC2BBC2BBC2BBCABBCABBCABBCA
C28ArqB
C292
C30LEH
600C31BBC1BBC1BBC1
C331com7
C34com8
C39D+ArqB+ArqB+ArqB
C42CSDNSDNSDN
C45ArqAArqAArqA
C48C5C5

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?

Analogue 1-4 100kW
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-7dB) 20kW
com7, com8(-9.7dB) 10.8kW
SDN, ARQA, ARQB(-10dB) 10kW
LEH(-13dB) 5kW
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

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. Craigkelly 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
Saturday, 21 January 2017
S
StevensOnln1
12:15 PM

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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Jamie T
2:56 PM

Thanks, much appreciated

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Jamie T's 3 posts GB
Tuesday, 21 March 2017
Transmitter engineering
11:33 PM

CRAIGKELLY transmitter - Freeview: HD Digital TV Off Air from 19:59 today to 20:03 today. [BBC]

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Wednesday, 22 March 2017
Thursday, 23 March 2017
Transmitter engineering
4:33 AM

CRAIGKELLY transmitter - Freeview: HD Digital TV Off Air from 19:59 on 21 Mar to 20:03 on 21 Mar. [BBC]

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Sunday, 28 May 2017
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C Fisken
4:39 PM

DD2
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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StevensOnln1
5:02 PM

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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StevensOnln1's 811 posts Gold Gold GB
Monday, 29 May 2017
MikeP
10:40 AM

C Fisken:

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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Saturday, 22 July 2017
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Gary
8:30 PM Musselburgh

Hi, Can I use an indoor aerial with my mums TV. She's in a block of flats facing west in Musselburgh, Scotland. Post code is EH21 6PU.

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MikeB
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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