Full Freeview on the Eitshal (Eilean Siar, Scotland) transmitter
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The symbol shows the location of the Eitshal (Eilean Siar, Scotland) transmitter which serves 9,900 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 problemsThe BBC and Digital UK report there are no faults or engineering work on the Eitshal (Eilean Siar, Scotland) transmitter.
Which Freeview channels does the Eitshal 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
H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)
Are you trying to watch these 19 Freeview HD channels?
The Eitshal (Eilean Siar, Scotland) mast is not one of the extended Freeview HD (COM7 and COM8) transmitters, it does not provide these high definition (HD) channels: 4seven HD, 5STAR +1, 5USA +1, Aljazeera English HD, BBC Four HD, BBC News HD, CBeebies HD, CBS Reality +1, Channel 4+1 HD, Forces TV, Freesports, NOW 80s, Now 90s, PBS America, Pick +1, Together TV +1, Quest Red +1, RT HD, Smithsonian Channel HD.
If you want to watch these HD channels, either use Freesat HD, or move your TV aerial must point to one of the 30 Full Freeview HD transmitters. For more information see the want to know which transmitters will carry extra Freeview HD? page.
Which BBC and ITV regional news can I watch from the Eitshal transmitter?
BBC Reporting Scotland 2.4m homes 9.2%
from Glasgow G51 1DA, 294km south-southeast (154°)
to BBC Scotland region - 230 masts.
STV News 0.4m homes 1.5%
from Aberdeen AB12 3QH, 293km east-southeast (115°)
to STV North (Aberdeen) region - 76 masts.
Are there any self-help relays?
|Culkien||Active deflector||40 km N Ullapool||18 homes|
|Durnamuck||Transposer||10 km W Ullapool||21 homes|
|Glascarnoch B||Active deflector||40 km NW Inverness|
|Staffin B||Active deflector|
|Strathkanaird||Active deflector||8 km N Ullapool||15 homes|
|Torridon B||Active deflector||80 km W Inverness||15 homes (second level)|
|Torridon V/p||Transposer||80 km W Inverness||110 homes|
How will the Eitshal (Eilean Siar, Scotland) transmission frequencies change over time?
|1984-97||1997-98||1998-2010||2010-13||2013-18||2013-17||20 Sep 2017|
|A K T||A K T||A K T||A K T||A K T||A K T||A K T|
tv_off Being removed from Freeview (for 5G use) by 30 June 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 7 Jul 10 and 21 Jul 10.
How do the old analogue and currrent digital signal levels compare?
|BBCA, D3+4, BBCB||(-7dB) 20kW|
|SDN, ARQA, ARQB||(-10dB) 10kW|
|Mux 1*, Mux 2*, Mux A*, Mux B*, Mux C*, Mux D*||(-21dB) 800W|
Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Eitshal (Lewis) transmitter area
Is the transmitter output the same in all directions?Radiation patterns withheld
Jacqueline: Only BBC and HD channels available over in Bernera so you are are not alone. All was well yesterday so I suspect the storm is the culprit. We have line of site to the transmitter and the signal strength is usually 100%. This is the case here at the moment for BBC channels with all others at zero.
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Alan Ross: Your postcode is already predicted to receive good coverage from the Ness of Lewis transmitter and almost as good for the PSB muxes from Eitshal. There are no plans to increase power on any transmitters and why would there be any reason to when all transmitters have been at their full power levels since digital switchover was completed over 4 years ago?
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