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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
Channel icons
1 BBC One (SD) Scotland, 2 BBC Two Scotland, 7 BBC Alba, 23 BBC Three, 24 BBC Four (Scotland SD), 201 CBBC, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, 250 BBC Red Button, plus 12 others

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C24 (498.0MHz)93mDTG-6W
Channel icons
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, 30 E4 +1, 35 ITV1 +1 (STV Edinburgh), 35 STV+1 (STV Edinburgh),

 V max
C27 (522.0MHz)93mDTG-6W
Channel icons
56 5SELECT, 101 BBC One HD Scotland, 102 BBC Two HD (England), 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 43 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, Blaze, Blaze +1, CBS Reality, Challenge, Channel 5 +1, CITV, YAAAS!, Dave, Dave ja vu, DMAX, Drama +1, E4 Extra, Film4 +1, Food Network, GB News, GREAT! movies, GREAT! movies action, HGTV, HobbyMaker, ITV2 +1, ITV3 +1, ITV4 +1, ITVBe +1, Legend, PBS America, pick, Pop Player, Quest +1, Quest Red, Really, Sky News, Smithsonian Channel, Talking Pictures TV, TCC, That's TV (UK), Together TV, 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.

Wednesday, 8 June 2011
Bill Marshall
11:05 AM

I have retuned twice and am still not getting BBC1, 2 or 3

G3 6QN

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Kate Mooney
6:39 PM

I have retuned the digital tv with freeview numerous times, we now have only BBC4/009, 011, 019,025, 029, 032, 036, 037; in fact the more often I retune the fewer channels we seem to receive. Please advise. Our post code is G117LH.

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Mike Dimmick

7:18 PM

Bill Marshall, Kate Mooney: Check that your box or TV is not one of those that does not support the 8K mode. TVs and boxes that do not support the 8k-mode | - independent free digital TV advice . Make sure that you're doing a full reset (also called full retune, first time installation or default setting) because some boxes won't store channels that they think they already know about.

Kate Mooney: If you had reliable Freeview before this started, it could also be that the signal levels are now too high and overloading the equipment. If you have a booster, try without it. If that doesn't help, or you don't have one, try adding an attenuator.

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Mike Dimmick's 2,486 posts GB
Saturday, 11 June 2011

3:16 PM

Check whether they are in the 800 numbers. I tried to set up my neighbour's TV and thought I would be clever by doing a manual scan for channel 62 only (the only channel is use at present from this relay transmitter). This added the BBC channels in the 800s. The answer is a full rescan, with the option to delete/remove all existing programmes (which is what I should have done in the first place). My neigbour was still impressed though!

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Scott's 110 posts GB
Thursday, 23 June 2011

8:44 PM

Mission complete. Anyone using this transmitter and having trouble should clear all the channels and do a manual retune of channels 50 and 59 (plus channel 55 if you have HD) to eliminate weaker signals received from other transmitters.

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Scott's 110 posts GB
Saturday, 25 June 2011
d clark
12:35 AM

Turned on the tely which is only 3 months old on monday/tuesday 20/21st june and says no signal so can't re-tune. not got a clue what's wrong? been fine until then?

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d clark's 1 post GB

9:22 AM

You may jumped the gun as DSO stage 2 took place in the early hours of 22 June (later in the day for the relays). Try again today and report back if you are still having problems.

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Scott's 110 posts GB
Monday, 4 July 2011
7:47 PM

hi cant get any programmes on my tv since switch over not picking up an signal have tried numerous time re tuning the thing but still no avail what do i do next before new set up i had all free view chanels

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mercedes's 1 post GB
Tuesday, 5 July 2011

6:23 PM

If you had all the Freeview channels before, you cannot have been using Glasgow West Central transmitter as it did not transmit digital until the switchover took place. I assume you were using Black Hill or Darvel. I suggest you try to work that out by checking the direction your aerial is pointed. You could then look at the page in this website for the appropriate transmitter and find out the multiplex (channel) numbers then try a manual retune for these channels only. Before doing that you need to clear out everything. That involves either a factory reset or rescan with the aerial unplugged. I would do both to make sure. I had a few problems that I resolved in the way suggested.

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Scott's 110 posts GB
Sunday, 17 July 2011

7:54 PM

mercedes: Check your TV is not on the "doesn't work" list - TVs and boxes that do not support the 8k-mode | - independent free digital TV advice .

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