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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 problems

The BBC and Digital UK report there are no faults or engineering work on the Eitshal (Eilean Siar, Scotland) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Eitshal 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
C26 (514.0MHz)367mDTG-320,000W
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 Red Button 1, plus 14 others

PSB2
D3+4
 H max
C23 (490.0MHz)367mDTG-320,000W
Channel icons
3 STV (STV North (Aberdeen 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),

PSB3
BBCB
 H max
C29 (538.0MHz)367mDTG-620,000W
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,

COM4
SDN
 H -3dB
C25 (506.0MHz)367mDTG-810,000W
Channel icons
10 ITV3, 20 Drama, 21 5 USA, 26 ITV Be, 27 ITV 2 +1, 30 5STAR, 34 ITV3 +1, 37 Quest, 44 Channel 5 +1, 54 My5, 58 ITV Be +1, 61 True Entertainment, 62 ITV4 +1, 66 CBS Reality, 70 Horror Channel, 83 Blaze, 84 Blaze +1, 122 CITV, plus 25 others

COM5
ArqA
 H -3dB
C22 (482.0MHz)367mDTG-810,000W
Channel icons
11 pick, 12 Dave, 17 Really, 29 E4 +1, 32 Movie Mix, 41 Food Network, 46 Challenge, 48 Movies4Men, 68 truTV, 69 Tru TV +1, 72 YourTV, 126 Tiny Pop, 132 Sky News, plus 12 others

COM6
ArqB
 H -3dB
C28 (530.0MHz)367mDTG-810,000W
Channel icons
 Al Jazeera English,  BT Sport 1 (not free), 18 4Music, 19 Yesterday, 25 Home, 31 Spike, 38 Quest +1, 42 Travel Channel, 47 4seven, 59 BT Showcase (not free), 64 CBS Action, 73 YourTV +1, 79 Dave ja vu, plus 23 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
H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)

Are you trying to watch these 0 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: .

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?

regional news image
BBC Reporting Scotland 2.4m homes 9.2%
from Glasgow G51 1DA, 294km south-southeast
to BBC Scotland region - 230 masts.
regional news image
STV News 0.4m homes 1.5%
from Aberdeen AB12 3QH, 293km east-southeast
to STV North (Aberdeen) region - 76 masts.

Are there any self-help relays?

CulkienActive deflector40 km N Ullapool18 homes
DurnamuckTransposer10 km W Ullapool21 homes
Glascarnoch BActive deflector40 km NW Inverness
KinlocheweTransposer
Staffin BActive deflector
StrathkanairdActive deflector8 km N Ullapool15 homes
Torridon BActive deflector80 km W Inverness15 homes (second level)
Torridon V/pTransposer80 km W Inverness110 homes

How will the Eitshal (Eilean Siar, Scotland) transmission frequencies change over time?

years1984-971997-981998-20102010-132013-182013-182019-
aerial groupA KA KA KA KA KA KA K
C22-AArqAArqAArqASDN
C23ITVITVITVD3+4D3+4D3+4BBCB
C25-BSDNSDNSDNArqA
C26BBC2BBC2BBC2BBCABBCABBCAD3+4
C28-CArqBArqBArqBArqB
C29C4C4C4BBCBBBCBBBCB
C30+2BBCA
600C32-D
C33BBC1BBC1BBC1
C34+1

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 7th July and 21st July 2010.

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

Analogue 1-4 100kW
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

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. Eitshal 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.

Is the transmitter output the same in all directions?

Radiation patterns withheld

Comments
Friday, 9 January 2015
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Paul Williams
9:24 PM

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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Tuesday, 13 January 2015
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maggie
6:46 PM

Hi I have no bbc channels for a few days now they stopped whe we lost electricity and advice welcome ,

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Monday, 10 October 2016
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Alan Ross
6:49 PM Isle Of Lewis

Is there any likelihood of a stronger freeview signal being implemented in Ness, Isle of Lewis. HS2 0TW

Regards
Alan Ross

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StevensOnln1
8:34 PM

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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