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.
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.
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 (252°)
to BBC Scotland region - 230 masts.
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?
|Dullatur||Transposer||20 km NE Glasgow||40 homes|
|Edinburgh||Transposer||Sighthill area||167 homes|
How will the Craigkelly (Fife, Scotland) transmission frequencies change over time?
|1984-97||1997-98||1998-2011||2011-13||3 Oct 2018|
|A K T||K T||K T||K T||W T|
tv_off Being removed from Freeview (for 5G use) after November 2020 - 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 1 Jun 11 and 15 Jun 11.
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
Each row shows the channels being used in the timescale in the left hand column. Each row represents the channels used in future changes. So if row one shows it uses (hypothetically) 20,21,22,23,24,25 but the next row shows it uses channels 31,32,33,34,35,36 then that means some engineering work will be carried out in the timeframe show at the left end of that row.
Using the full post code for the transmitter location entered into the Digital UK Coverage Checker at Coverage Checker - Detailed View shows that currently Craigkelly uses channels 27, 24, 21+, 29, 31, 37, 55 and 56. It also shows that from 202 is will be using the same channels. It also shows that to receive the programmes carried on COM7 and COM8 you need a wideband aerial. That suggests that there are no changes planned in the foreseeable future at Craigkelly.
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Just to say that Freeview organised a company to come around. They turned up they day they said they would, seemed to have decent equipment, showed interest in resolving my problem and were pleasant to have around. They replaced my K-group aerial with a wideband that they had in their van and then replaced my masthead amplifier. FourHD works well, C4+1 not so, but I think that's as expected in this transmitter.
All that free of charge. Still annoyed at the decision to move us out of the K group.
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