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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.

Are there any planned engineering works or unexpected transmitter faults on the Craigkelly (Fife, Scotland) mast?

CRAIGKELLY transmitter - DAB: Off the air due to a fault from 27 Feb 00:40 until 27 Feb 02:30. . BBC


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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
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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
 H max
C24 (498.0MHz)311mDTG-320,000W
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3 STV (SD) (STV Central (Edinburgh 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
 H max
C21+ (474.2MHz)311mDTG-620,000W
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

COM4
SDN
 H -3dB
C29 (538.0MHz)311mDTG-810,000W
Channel icons
12 Quest, 20 Drama, 21 5USA, 23 CCXTV, 27 ITV2 +1, 30 5STAR, 31 Paramount Network, 40 Sony Movies Action, 44 Channel 5 +1, 54 5SELECT, 58 ITV3 +1, 59 ITV4 +1, 63 Blaze, 66 CBS Reality, 70 Horror Channel, 77 TCC, 80 Blaze +1, 97 ITVBe +1, 203 CITV, 211 Ketchup, plus 15 others

COM5
ArqA
 H -3dB
C31 (554.0MHz)311mDTG-810,000W
Channel icons
11 Sky Arts, 17 Really, 19 Dave, 28 E4 +1, 29 4Music, 34 pick, 38 Quest Red, 41 Food Network, 45 Film4 +1, 46 Challenge, 47 4seven, 56 Smithsonian Channel, 75 Yesterday +1, 76 Quest +1, 87 Together TV, 233 Sky News, plus 9 others

COM6
ArqB
 H -3dB
C38+ (610.2MHz)311mDTG-810,000W
Channel icons
25 Yesterday, 32 Sony Movies, 37 DMAX, 39 CBS Justice, 42 HGTV, 67 CBS Drama, 79 Dave ja vu, 81 Talking Pictures TV, 91 PBS America, 234 RT, 235 Aljazeera English, plus 18 others

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

com7
 H -2.7dB
C55 (746.0MHz)311mDTG-610,800W
Channel icons
34 Merit, 64 FreeSports, 72 Quest Red +1, 83 NOW 80s, 86 More4 +1, 88 Together TV +1, 93 PBS America +1, 96 Forces TV, 106 BBC Four HD, 107 BBC News HD, 113 RT HD, 114 Quest HD, 205 CBeebies HD, plus 2 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 (252°)
to BBC Scotland region - 230 masts.
regional news image
STV News 0.5m homes 1.7%
from Edinburgh EH3 9QG, 14km south (174°)
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?

1984-971997-981998-20112011-133 Oct 2018
A K TK TK TK TW T
C21C4wavesC4wavesC4waves+BBCBBBCB
C24ITVwavesITVwavesITVwavesD3+4D3+4
C27BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBCABBCA
C29SDN
C30LEH
C31BBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1wavesArqA
C32_local
C33com7
C34com8
C38ArqB
C39+ArqB
C42SDN
C45ArqA
C48C5wavesC5waves
C55tv_offcom7tv_off
C56tv_offCOM8tv_off

tv_off Being removed from Freeview (for 5G use) after November 2020 - more
Table shows multiplexes names see this article;
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Notes: + and - denote 166kHz offset; aerial group are shown as A B C/D E K W T
waves denotes analogue; digital switchover was 1 Jun 11 and 15 Jun 11.

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
Tuesday, 20 March 2018
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Darren
8:48 AM

Television in Edinburgh EH68SQ keeps going distorted and like the television signal is not working. Reset the televisions, unpluggged them and returned them and still getting problems across every channel.. Its been like this around 5 days since we had all that snow. Speaking to some neighbours and 3 other places in my building are having the same problems. So something is not right.

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Darren
8:49 AM

retuned''

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StevensOnln1
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10:21 AM

Darren: Resetting and retuning will never fix a problem with a bad signal as you are just deleting all of your channels and searching for them again. If your neighbours are having the same problem and you are all using the same communal aerial system then you need to report it to whoever is responsible for maintenance so that they can send someone to fix it.

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Friday, 30 March 2018
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Peter Connell
5:45 PM

Having retuned my free view tv twice I an still unable to receive STV2 at my home in Glenrothes. Blessed advise.

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StevensOnln1
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11:20 PM

Peter Connell: Please provide a full postcode so that we can see your coverage prediction.

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Sunday, 1 April 2018
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Bidge
7:18 PM
Bathgate

I have just set-up a new PVR (Humax FVP-5000T) as my previous one from EchoStar (HDT-610R) died yesterday. The new PVR is not picking up a couple of channels that the other one did (STV Local and TruTV, possibly others that I haven't noticed are gone as well).

Any ideas why this is and how I can get those channels (specially TruTV)?

Postcode area EH48 1RH

Thank you for time.

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StevensOnln1
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7:32 PM

Bidge: The channels you mention are on the local multiplex. The Digital UK postcode checker predicts that you could get good reception from both Black Hill and Craigkelly transmitters for the main muxes, however the local mux from Craigkelly will be better than Black Hill when the broadcast frequencies change later this year. If your Humax has a manual tuning function, try manual tuning on UHF channel 30 if your aerial is pointed to Craigkelly (this carries the Edinburgh news on STV) or 51 if you're using Black Hill (carries Glasgow news on STV).

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Bidge
8:28 PM

StevensOnln1: Thank you mate

My aerial is actually pointed at Blackhill, but on the manual tuning function its the Craigkelly UHF frequency that I am getting intermittent signal flashes from, nothing from Blackhill at all.

Still unable to to actually get the channels. Trying very hard to grab it when the strength and quality bar show any reception, but its only appearing for 0.5 - 3.0 secs at most every 10 minutes or so.

May need to get aerial engineer out, either for a new aerial or to reposition this one so its getting maximum signal out of Craigkelly.

~Thank you again.

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Tuesday, 3 April 2018
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

3:08 PM

CRAIGKELLY transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 13:21 today to 13:35 today. [BBC]

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Wednesday, 4 April 2018
Transmitter engineering
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6:08 AM

CRAIGKELLY transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 13:21 yesterday to 13:35 yesterday. [BBC]

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