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Freeview Light on the Gigha Island (Argyll and Bute, Scotland) transmitter

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The symbol shows the location of the Gigha Island (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 Gigha Island (Argyll and Bute, Scotland) mast?

GIGHA ISLAND transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 09:02 on 14 Aug to 15:35 on 14 Aug, BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 09:01 on 14 Aug to 13:37 on 14 Aug, HD Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 09:02 on 14 Aug to 15:35 on 14 Aug, HD Digital TV O BBC


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Which Freeview channels does the Gigha Island 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
C29+ (538.2MHz)53mDTG-312W
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
C31 (554.0MHz)53mDTG-312W
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
C37 (602.0MHz)53mDTG-612W
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 60 Freeview channels?

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The Gigha Island (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 (SD), 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, Together TV +1, 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 TV, 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 Gigha Island transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Reporting Scotland 2.4m homes 9.2%
from Glasgow G51 1DA, 94km east (79°)
to BBC Scotland region - 230 masts.
regional news image
STV News 1.3m homes 4.8%
from Glasgow G51 1PQ, 94km east (79°)
to STV Central (Glasgow) region - 94 masts.

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

1984-971997-981998-20112011-132013-182013-1714 Aug 2019
B E TB E TB E TB E K TB E K TB E K TA K T
C29BBCA
C31D3+4
C37BBCB
C41ITVwavesITVwavesITVwaves+BBCA+BBCA+BBCA
C44BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2wavesD3+4D3+4D3+4
C47C4wavesC4wavesC4wavesBBCBBBCBBBCB
C51tv_offBBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1waves

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 8 Jun 11 and 22 Jun 11.

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

Analogue 1-4 60W
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-7dB) 12W

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. Gigha Island 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 October 2018
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12:06 AM

GIGHA ISLAND transmitter - Freeview: HD Digital TV Off Air from 08:32 today to 08:33 today, HD Digital TV Reduced Quality from 07:20 on 12 Oct to 07:30 on 12 Oct. [BBC]

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GIGHA ISLAND transmitter - Freeview: HD Digital TV Reduced Quality from 07:20 on 12 Oct to 07:30 on 12 Oct, HD Digital TV Off Air from 08:32 yesterday to 08:33 yesterday. [BBC]

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Tuesday, 16 October 2018
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GIGHA ISLAND transmitter - Freeview: HD Digital TV Reduced Quality from 07:20 on 12 Oct to 07:30 on 12 Oct, HD Digital TV Off Air from 00:43 today to 00:51 today, HD Digital TV Off Air from 08:32 on 14 Oct to 08:33 on 14 Oct. [BBC]

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12:06 PM

GIGHA ISLAND transmitter - Freeview: HD Digital TV Reduced Quality from 07:20 on 12 Oct to 07:30 on 12 Oct, HD Digital TV Off Air from 08:32 on 14 Oct to 08:33 on 14 Oct, HD Digital TV Off Air from 00:43 today to 00:51 today. [BBC]

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Wednesday, 17 October 2018
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12:06 AM

GIGHA ISLAND transmitter - Freeview: HD Digital TV Reduced Quality from 07:20 on 12 Oct to 07:30 on 12 Oct, HD Digital TV Off Air from 21:02 today, HD Digital TV Off Air from 00:43 today to 00:51 today, HD Digital TV Off Air from 08:32 on 14 Oct to 08:33 on 14 Oct. [BBC]

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GIGHA ISLAND transmitter - Freeview: HD Digital TV Off Air from 00:43 yesterday to 00:51 yesterday, HD Digital TV Off Air from 21:02 yesterday to 02:36 today, HD Digital TV Off Air from 08:32 on 14 Oct to 08:33 on 14 Oct. [BBC]

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9:06 AM

GIGHA ISLAND transmitter - Freeview: HD Digital TV Off Air from 08:32 on 14 Oct to 08:33 on 14 Oct, HD Digital TV Off Air from 21:02 yesterday to 02:36 today, HD Digital TV Off Air from 00:43 yesterday to 00:51 yesterday. [BBC]

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6:06 PM

GIGHA ISLAND transmitter - Freeview: HD Digital TV Off Air from 08:32 on 14 Oct to 08:33 on 14 Oct, HD Digital TV Off Air from 00:43 yesterday to 00:51 yesterday, HD Digital TV Off Air from 21:02 yesterday to 02:36 today. [BBC]

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Thursday, 18 October 2018
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6:06 AM

GIGHA ISLAND transmitter - Freeview: HD Digital TV Off Air from 00:43 on 16 Oct to 00:51 on 16 Oct, HD Digital TV Off Air from 21:02 on 16 Oct to 02:36 yesterday, HD Digital TV Off Air from 08:32 on 14 Oct to 08:33 on 14 Oct. [BBC]

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GIGHA ISLAND transmitter - Freeview: HD Digital TV Off Air from 08:32 on 14 Oct to 08:33 on 14 Oct, HD Digital TV Off Air from 21:02 on 16 Oct to 02:36 yesterday, HD Digital TV Off Air from 00:43 on 16 Oct to 00:51 on 16 Oct. [BBC]

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