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The symbol shows the location of the Easdale (Argyll and Bute, Scotland) transmitter which serves less than 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.

Are there any planned engineering works or unexpected transmitter faults on the Easdale (Argyll and Bute, Scotland) mast?

EASDALE transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 10:31 on 18 Jul to 14:35 on 18 Jul, HD Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 10:31 on 18 Jul to 14:35 on 18 Jul. BBC


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Which Freeview channels does the Easdale 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
 V max
C40 (626.0MHz)48mDTG-32W
Channel icons
7 BBC Alba, 82 BBC Four (Scotland SD), 201 CBBC SD, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, 250 BBC Red Button, plus 12 others

PSB2
D3+4
 V max
C46 (674.0MHz)48mDTG-32W
Channel icons
3 STV (SD) (STV Central (Glasgow micro region)), 4 Channel 4 (SD) Scotland ads, 5 Channel 5 (SD), 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), 45 Film4 +1,

PSB3
BBCB
 V max
C43 (650.0MHz)48mDTG-62W
Channel icons
86 More4 +1, 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, 115 BBC Scotland HD, 204 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 61 Freeview channels?

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The Easdale (Argyll and Bute, Scotland) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: 4Music, 4seven, 4seven HD, 5SELECT, 5Spike, 5STAR, 5STAR +1, 5USA, 5USA +1, Aljazeera English HD, BBC Four HD, BBC News HD, Blaze, Blaze +1, CBeebies HD, CBS Drama, CBS Justice, CBS Reality, CBS Reality +1, Challenge, Channel 4+1 HD, Channel 5 +1, CITV, Dave, Dave ja vu, DMAX, Drama, E4 +1, Food Network, Forces TV, Freesports, Home, Horror Channel, ITV2 +1, ITV3 +1, ITV4 +1, ITVBe +1, Quest HD, Movies4Men, NOW 80s, Now 90s, Paramount Network, PBS America, pick, Pick +1, Quest +1, Quest Red, Quest Red +1, Really, RT HD, Sewing Quarter, Sky News, Smithsonian Channel HD, Sony Movie Channel, Talking Pictures TV, TCC, Together, True Entertainment, True Movies, Yesterday, YourTV.

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 Easdale transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Reporting Scotland 2.4m homes 9.2%
from Glasgow G51 1DA, 96km east-southeast (122°)
to BBC Scotland region - 230 masts.
regional news image
STV News 1.3m homes 4.8%
from Glasgow G51 1PQ, 97km east-southeast (122°)
to STV Central (Glasgow) region - 94 masts.

How will the Easdale (Argyll and Bute, Scotland) transmission frequencies change over time?

1984-971997-981998-20112011-132013-182013-1730 Sep 2018-
B E TB E TB E TB E K TB E K TB E K TB E K T
C39BBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1waves
C40BBCABBCABBCABBCA
C42C4wavesC4wavesC4waves
C43BBCBBBCBBBCBBBCB
C45BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2waves
C46D3+4D3+4D3+4D3+4
C49tv_offITVwavesITVwavesITVwaves

tv_off Being removed from Freeview (for 5G use) by 30 June 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 8 Jun 11 and 22 Jun 11.

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

Analogue 1-4 6W
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-4.8dB) 2W

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Black Hill 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. Easdale 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.

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Monday, 15 July 2019
Transmitter engineering
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4:29 AM

EASDALE transmitter - Freeview: HD Digital TV Reduced Quality from 23:16 on 13 Jul to 23:34 on 13 Jul. [BBC]

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Thursday, 18 July 2019
Transmitter engineering
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11:08 AM

EASDALE transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 10:31 today, HD Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 10:31 today. [BBC]

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5:08 PM

EASDALE transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 10:31 today to 14:35 today, HD Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 10:31 today to 14:35 today. [BBC]

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Friday, 19 July 2019
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5:08 AM

EASDALE transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 10:31 yesterday to 14:35 yesterday, HD Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 10:31 yesterday to 14:35 yesterday. [BBC]

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Saturday, 20 July 2019
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EASDALE transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 10:31 on 18 Jul to 14:35 on 18 Jul, HD Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 10:31 on 18 Jul to 14:35 on 18 Jul. [BBC]

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