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Freeview Light on the Cupar (Fife, Scotland) transmitter

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The symbol shows the location of the Cupar (Fife, Scotland) transmitter which serves 4,500 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 Cupar (Fife, Scotland) transmitter.

Choose from three options: ■ List by multiplex ■ List by channel number ■ List by channel name

Which Freeview channels does the Cupar 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.

 V max
C41+ (634.2MHz)79mDTG-34W
Channel icons
1 BBC One Scotland, 2 BBC Two Scotland, 7 BBC Alba, 9 BBC Four, 120 CBBC, 121 CBeebies, 130 BBC News, 131 BBC Parliament, 601 BBC RB 1, plus 14 others

 V max
C47 (682.0MHz)79mDTG-34W
Channel icons
3 STV (STV North (Dundee 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, 28 E4, 33 STV+1 (STV Edinburgh),

 V max
C44 (658.0MHz)79mDTG-64W
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, 123 CBBC 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
H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)

Are you trying to watch these 0 Freeview channels?

The Cupar (Fife, Scotland) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: .

If you want to watch these channels, your aerial must point to one of the 80 Full service Freeview transmitters. For more information see the will there ever be more services on the Freeview Light transmitters? page.

Which BBC and ITV regional news can I watch from the Cupar transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Reporting Scotland 2.4m homes 9.2%
from Glasgow G51 1DA, 95km west-southwest
to BBC Scotland region - 230 masts.
regional news image
STV News 0.2m homes 0.8%
from Dundee DD1 4QB, 16km north
to STV North (Dundee) region - 24 masts.

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

years1984-971997-981998-20102010-132013-182013-1731st Dec 2019-
aerial groupB EB EB EB E KB E KB E KA B C/D E K VHF

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 4th August and 18th August 2010.

How do the old analogue and currrent digital signal levels compare?

Analogue 1-4 20W
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-7dB) 4W

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Angus transmitter area

Sep 1961-Jun 1997Grampian 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. Cupar 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.

Monday, 12 August 2013
Grant Morrison
10:00 PM Cupar

Hi folks,
Hoping someone can help or point me in the right direction.

For the past week i have had a truly appauling reception for Freeview channels, they are consistantly un-watchable, pixelated, non moving images and with no sound.
However the only channels that do work with perfect clarity are 'all' BBC channels.
I live in Cupar which has very little in the way of a channel selection and until only recently has just started receiving Film 4.

Prior to all this there has been no problems with service/picture quality/sound what so ever. I noticed however that there is a possibility of a 4G mast nearby that could be the problem.

I'm using a Samsung HD Tv with built in Freeview, and i believe the signal is received by a mini sky type dish on the roof.
I have done a retune at least 3 times most days as well as a full factory reset with no luck.

Any help greatly appreciated.


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Grant Morrison's 1 post GB
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Tuesday, 27 August 2013
1:22 PM

according to the film 4 website film 4+1 is coming to freeview from august 27
ive just rebooted my freeview box but it doesnt seem to be available in cupar for some reason will cupar get film4+1 eventually or not at all
its supposed to be on channel 45

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DONALD's 23 posts Bronze Bronze GB
Dave Lindsay
1:40 PM

DONALD: Film4+1 will take the former place of Film4. So the Cupar PSB relay transmitter will not carry Film4+1.

Those who can receive the full complement of channels from Angus will get Film4+1.

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Dave Lindsay's 5,724 posts Platinum Platinum GB
Sunday, 6 December 2015
10:39 PM

Interference on BBC1@2 7 9 130 . Have retuned twice but still sporadic reception .other programs fine.. Reason for this please.

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Kidd's 1 post GB
Monday, 11 July 2016
Tuesday, 19 July 2016
Wednesday, 20 July 2016
11:33 AM

Im curious as to whether anyone else in cupar is getting the following problem on the radio stations via freeview
i listen to R4 extra sometimes and find that it has an irritating fault the screen instead of showing the R4 extra logo and programme information remains blank then out of the blue the sound cuts off but changing channels then back again restores the sound
once the r4 logo and prog info page appears the problem appears to stop also on occasion i have audio despite the screen being blank
this is obviously a transmission fault as the bedroom freeview box also has the same problem and has been double checked by doing a box swop from the living room to the bedroom with the same result!
signal intensity is 30% and signal quality 97%
anyone got any suggestions as to what is causing this fault its obviously a transmission problem not a freeview box though if it was reported to the bbc those dimwits would most likely blame the equipment rather than admitting that it is a transmission fault

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DONALD KIRKBRIDE's 23 posts Bronze Bronze GB
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