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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, 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
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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, 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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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.

Friday, 19 August 2011
1:34 PM

I have jusut moved to Glasgow and i have a sanyo tv with built in freeview. when i go to scan for channels it finds nothing at all not even the basics. help please

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kaleigh's 1 post GB

2:18 PM

kaleigh: You must connect the set to a rooftop aerial. All transmitters in Scotland carry a Freeview service, but I can't say about yours as you have not provided a full postcode.

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Briantist's 38,844 posts GB
Monday, 11 June 2012
12:22 PM

We have no signal on every tv wihtin our house, can anyone help, were a G133JJ postcode

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Alan's 1 post GB
Thursday, 26 July 2012
Monday, 8 April 2013
Anne Wilson
6:54 PM

My husband is a patient in the Southern General Hospital in Glasgow and has absolutely no reception on his tv - freeview or otherwise. This seems to be a common problem within this hospital. Is there a way that the signal to this part of Glasgow can be boosted to allow the patients access

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Anne Wilson's 2 posts GB

7:54 PM

Anne Wilson: I would suggest that the main reason for the problem you refer to is far more likely to be connected to a deficiency in the aerial distribution system used within the hospital and not necessarily down to the area that the hospital is located in being one that suffers from bad reception, because if it was, then I am sure that numerous complaints to this effect would have been made on not only this site but others, something which I can't honestly say that I have noticed.

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jb38's 7,179 posts GB
Tuesday, 9 April 2013
Anne Wilson
2:20 PM

I'm using a booster aerial not the hospital network. Using this setup at home I have flawless reception here in southern general nothing

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Anne Wilson's 2 posts GB

9:03 PM

Anne Wilson: When by saying "boosted aerial" you are actually referring to an amplified set top type that you find gives good reception in your house but NOT when tried in the hospital then this is not really surprising, because the two situations are totally different from each other to the extent that they cannot be compared, because set top aerials whether powered or not being used at 18 miles away from a transmitter whilst within the "screened" walls of a building like a hospital are very unlikely to pick up anything.

The Blackhill transmitter used by a large number (but not all) of South side residents is located at 18 miles away from the hospital, and as such about the only place that anyone might get a set top aerial to work would be by mounting it on the hospital roof beside the aerials used for other purposes, however on both the North and South banks of the Clyde stretching out towards Rutherglen its also possible to pick up another transmitter located near to Helensburgh called Roseneath (@19 miles) dependant of course on where you reside, and so you could possibly be picking up this transmitter and not Blackhill, therefore for purposes of checking on this possibility it would be of interest if you give a clue as to the area you are referring to by home? as I am quite acquaint with these areas albeit only up in them every six months or so.

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jb38's 7,179 posts GB
Saturday, 13 April 2013

9:22 AM

I believe it is 'Rosneath'.

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Scott's 110 posts GB
Sunday, 7 July 2013
Irene Kinnaird
7:08 PM

Hi I have stopped having access to all radio digital channels. This has happened to both DAB radios I own. Can you please let me know if there is a problem in my area? My postcode is G53 7TY.


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Irene Kinnaird's 1 post GB
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