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The symbol shows the location of the Glasgow West Central (Glasgow City, Scotland) transmitter which serves 7,300 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 Glasgow West Central (Glasgow City, Scotland) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Glasgow West Central 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
C21 (474.0MHz)93mDTG-6W
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1 BBC One (SD) Scotland, 2 BBC Two Scotland, 7 BBC Alba HD, 23 BBC Three, 24 BBC Four (Scotland SD), 201 CBBC, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, plus 13 others

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C24 (498.0MHz)93mDTG-6W
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3 STV (SD) (STV Central (Glasgow micro region)), 4 Channel 4 (SD) Scotland ads, 5 Channel 5, 6 ITV 2, 10 ITV3, 13 E4, 14 Film4, 15 Channel 4 +1 Scotland ads, 18 More4, 26 ITV4, 28 ITVBe, 30 E4 +1, 35 ITV1 +1 (STV Edinburgh), 35 STV+1 (STV Edinburgh),

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C27 (522.0MHz)93mDTG-6W
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46 5SELECT, 101 BBC One HD Scotland, 102 BBC Two HD Scotland, 103 ITV 1 HD (STV West), 103 STV HD (STV West), 104 Channel 4 HD Scotland ads, 105 Channel 5 HD, 106 BBC Four HD, 108 BBC Scotland HD, 204 CBBC HD, 205 CBeebies HD, plus 1 others

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Are you trying to watch these 44 Freeview channels?

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The Glasgow West Central (Glasgow City, Scotland) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: 4seven, 5Action, 5STAR, 5USA, Al Jazeera Eng, Al Jazeera English, Blaze, Blaze +1, Challenge, Channel 5 +1, Dave, Dave ja vu, DMAX, Drama +1, E4 Extra, YAAAS!, Film4 +1, Food Network, GREAT! action, GREAT! movies, GREAT! romance, GREAT! romance mix, HGTV, HobbyMaker, ITV2 +1, ITV3 +1, ITV4 +1, ITVBe +1, Legend, PBS America, Quest +1, Quest Red, Really, Sky Mix, Sky News, Talking Pictures TV, TCC, That's 90s, That's TV 2, Together TV, TRUE CRIME, TRUE CRIME XTRA, W, Yesterday +1.

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 Glasgow West Central transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Reporting Scotland 2.4m homes 9.2%
from Glasgow G51 1DA, 3km south (176°)
to BBC Scotland region - 230 masts.
regional news image
STV News 1.3m homes 4.8%
from Glasgow G51 1PQ, 3km south (171°)
to STV Central (Glasgow) region - 94 masts.

How will the Glasgow West Central (Glasgow City, Scotland) transmission frequencies change over time?

1984-971997-981998-20112011-135 Sep 2018

tv_off Being removed from Freeview (for 5G use) after November 2020 / June 2022 - 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 32W
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-7dB) 6.4W

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. Glasgow West Central 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.

Thursday, 20 January 2011
David McGill
9:51 PM

Going digtal in June. Pensioner neighbour has excellent quality picture TV which is 20 years old and wants to keep it. She has a modern video recorder with scart connections but her TV has no connections other than the aerial plug in. How can she use this set for digital TV. The pensioner is 70 years of age.

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David McGill's 1 post GB flag

10:15 PM

David McGill: It will be necessary to obtain a freeview box with an in-built RF modulator. The output of the box can then be viewed via the aerial socket on the tv.

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KMJ,Derby's 1,811 posts GB flag
Friday, 21 January 2011
Friday, 13 May 2011
michael weir
3:18 PM

will I be able to watch dvd/video, computer games on an old analogue tv after the switchover

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michael weir's 1 post GB flag

3:30 PM

michael weir: The switchover will not effect your use of those.

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Briantist's 38,915 posts GB flag
Sunday, 15 May 2011
Dougie Blackwood
9:33 AM

So this is the page for information - nothing of the sort! When will the Glasgow West analogue transmitter be switched off? No Idea.

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Dougie Blackwood's 2 posts GB flag
Dougie's: mapD's Freeview map terrainD's terrain plot wavesD's frequency data D's Freeview Detailed Coverage

4:53 PM

Dougie Blackwood: As above, Wednesday 22nd June 2011.

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Briantist's 38,915 posts GB flag
Sunday, 5 June 2011

4:33 PM

Given the Ofcom report about 4G on channels 61 and above, can those using this transmitter expect problems with interference.

I have a non-standard arrangement with two aerials - one at the front of the flat pointing towards Blackhill and one at the back of the flat pointing towards Glasgow West Central for my kitchen TV. I am just wondering if I would be better splitting the downlead on the main aerial to feed both sets. I was advised against this before because of the low strength of the digital signal at that time but could I get away with it now? I want to avoid an aerial amplifier.

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Scott's 110 posts GB flag

4:47 PM

Briantist: Thanks. It looks like keeping one aerial for each set but reorienting the aerial at the rear towards the main Blackhill transmitter would be the best approach.

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