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

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The symbol shows the location of the Kilmelford (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.

This transmitter has no current reported problems

The BBC and Digital UK report there are no faults or engineering work on the Kilmelford (Argyll and Bute, Scotland) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Kilmelford 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 (538.0MHz)297mDTG-315W
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)297mDTG-315W
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)297mDTG-615W
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 Kilmelford (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 Kilmelford transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Reporting Scotland 2.4m homes 9.2%
from Glasgow G51 1DA, 87km east-southeast (120°)
to BBC Scotland region - 230 masts.
regional news image
STV News 1.3m homes 4.8%
from Glasgow G51 1PQ, 88km east-southeast (121°)
to STV Central (Glasgow) region - 94 masts.

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

1984-971997-981998-20102010-1317 Apr 132013-174 Oct 2017
C/D EC/D EC/D EC/D EC/D E TC/D E TA K T
C29BBCA
C31D3+4
C37BBCB
C50tv_off BBCABBCA
C55tv_offBBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBCBBBCBBBCB
C59tv_offITVwavesITVwavesITVwavesD3+4D3+4D3+4
C62BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBCA
C65C4wavesC4wavesC4waves

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Table shows multiplexes names see this article;
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Notes: + and - denote 166kHz offset; aerial group are shown as A B C/D E K W T
waves denotes analogue; digital switchover was 13 Oct 10 and 27 Oct 10.

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

Analogue 1-4 30W
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-3dB) 15W

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Torosay 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. Kilmelford 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
Sunday, 24 February 2019
Transmitter engineering
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4:31 AM

KILMELFORD transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 18:30 yesterday to 18:46 yesterday, HD Digital TV Off Air from 18:30 yesterday to 18:46 yesterday. [BBC]

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Monday, 25 February 2019
Transmitter engineering
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4:30 AM

KILMELFORD transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 18:30 on 23 Feb to 18:46 on 23 Feb, HD Digital TV Off Air from 18:30 on 23 Feb to 18:46 on 23 Feb. [BBC]

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Tuesday, 20 August 2019
Transmitter engineering
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8:08 PM

KILMELFORD transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 19:16 today to 19:38 today, HD Digital TV Off Air from 19:16 today to 19:38 today. [BBC]

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Wednesday, 21 August 2019
Transmitter engineering
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5:08 AM

KILMELFORD transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 19:16 yesterday to 19:38 yesterday, HD Digital TV Off Air from 19:16 yesterday to 19:38 yesterday. [BBC]

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Thursday, 22 August 2019
Transmitter engineering
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5:08 AM

KILMELFORD transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 19:16 on 20 Aug to 19:38 on 20 Aug, HD Digital TV Off Air from 19:16 on 20 Aug to 19:38 on 20 Aug. [BBC]

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Tuesday, 10 September 2019
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11:09 PM

KILMELFORD transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 21:53 today, HD Digital TV Off Air from 21:53 today. [BBC]

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Wednesday, 11 September 2019
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5:09 AM

KILMELFORD transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 21:53 yesterday, HD Digital TV Off Air from 21:53 yesterday. [BBC]

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11:09 AM

KILMELFORD transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 21:53 yesterday to 08:58 today, HD Digital TV Off Air from 21:53 yesterday to 08:58 today. [BBC]

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Thursday, 12 September 2019
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5:09 AM

KILMELFORD transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 21:53 on 10 Sep to 08:58 yesterday, HD Digital TV Off Air from 21:53 on 10 Sep to 08:58 yesterday. [BBC]

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Friday, 13 September 2019
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5:08 AM

KILMELFORD transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 21:53 on 10 Sep to 08:58 on 11 Sep, HD Digital TV Off Air from 21:53 on 10 Sep to 08:58 on 11 Sep. [BBC]

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