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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?

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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, 24 BBC Four (Scotland SD), 201 CBBC, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, 250 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, 25 ITV4, 29 E4 +1, 34 ITV +1 (STV Edinburgh), 34 STV+1 (STV Edinburgh),

PSB3
BBCB
 H max
C21+ (474.2MHz)311mDTG-620,000W
Channel icons
72 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
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 CCXTV, 12 Quest, 20 Drama, 21 5USA, 28 ITV2 +1, 31 5STAR, 32 Paramount Network, 41 GREAT! movies action, 45 Channel 5 +1, 55 5SELECT, 57 ITVBe +1, 58 ITV3 +1, 59 ITV4 +1, 63 Blaze, 66 CBS Reality, 68 Horror Channel, 73 Drama +1, 77 TCC, 80 Blaze +1, 203 CITV, 211 Ketchup TV, 212 YAAAS!, plus 15 others

COM5
ArqA
 H -3dB
C31 (554.0MHz)311mDTG-810,000W
Channel icons
11 Sky Arts, 17 Really, 19 Dave, 30 4Music, 35 pick, 39 Quest Red, 42 Food Network, 46 Film4 +1, 47 Challenge, 48 4seven, 56 Smithsonian Channel, 69 Quest +1, 74 Yesterday +1, 82 Together TV, 233 Sky News, plus 9 others

COM6
ArqB
 H -3dB
C38+ (610.2MHz)311mDTG-810,000W
Channel icons
23 Dave ja vu, 26 Yesterday, 33 GREAT! movies, 38 DMAX, 40 CBS Justice, 43 HGTV, 67 CBS Drama, 81 Talking Pictures TV, 84 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
 Together TV +1,  Merit, 64 FreeSports, 70 Quest Red +1, 76 Now 70s, 86 More4 +1, 87 PBS America +1, 89 Court TV, 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

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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
Thursday, 5 April 2018
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

6:08 AM

CRAIGKELLY transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 13:21 on 03 Apr to 13:35 on 03 Apr. [BBC]

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Wednesday, 27 June 2018
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Russell Willens
10:56 PM
Dunbar

We are constantly getting a (No Data or Data Service) Weak signal for the past couple of weeks across all channels.

Our aerials are on the roof.

Please advise as we're missing the World cup as well as soaps.

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StevensOnln1
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11:16 PM

Russell Willens: Have you checked for any loose or damaged cables or connections behind your TV? The current hot weather conditions are causing TV and radio signals to travel much further than they normally would, resulting in interference from distant transmitters causing reception problems in various parts of the country which may be a factor (although if you've had the same problem for a couple of weeks it is more likely to be a fault somewhere in your aerial system).

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Thursday, 19 July 2018
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

12:08 PM

CRAIGKELLY transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 10:24 today to 10:40 today. [BBC]

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Friday, 20 July 2018
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

6:08 AM

CRAIGKELLY transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 10:24 yesterday to 10:40 yesterday. [BBC]

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Saturday, 21 July 2018
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

6:08 AM

CRAIGKELLY transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 10:24 on 19 Jul to 10:40 on 19 Jul. [BBC]

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Friday, 27 July 2018
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DONALD KIRKBRIDE
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7:50 PM

ive got a youview box and during the past couple of weeks the picture suddenly goes black then a popup says there is a problem with the ariel to check its connected then it reverts back to the channel am on its more prominent on itv3 than the other channels if thats any help
but as you stated to robert willens its due to the recent hot weather causing the signal to do this could i be getting the same problem as robert?
the signal strength is 93% signal quality 100% as are most of the channels so its definately not a signal problem
i do remember in the 60's that hot weather used to cause interference is this the same type of problem being experienced with digital tv?

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DONALD KIRKBRIDE's 37 posts US
Saturday, 28 July 2018
MikeP
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

3:32 PM

Donald Kirkbride:

A signal strength of 93% is too high! Ideally you want between 60% and 85% else the tuner can be overloaded and appear deaf - hence the loss of some/all channels and the misleading message saying no signal.

The weather related problems you saw in the '60s is exactly the same now and affected digital transmissions in exactly same way now as it did the older analogue transmissions. Physics has not changed.

So I advise you to check your signal strengths again and if they are above 85% then you need to reduce them using an attenuator, start with one of 3dB.



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Friday, 3 August 2018
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DONALD KIRKBRIDE
sentiment_satisfiedBronze

9:17 PM

the fault of the picture going black then a popup telling me to check the ariel connection hasnt appeared for over a week so am therefore putting it down to being the hot weather affecting the signal

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DONALD KIRKBRIDE's 37 posts US
Wednesday, 19 September 2018
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stuart craig
1:00 AM

Hi I stay in Edinburgh & use your transmitter but tonight the whole of edinbugh has no signal on there tv. I have done all the checks before I sent this message to you.

What seems to be the problem?

Many Thanks

Stuart Craig

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