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The symbol shows the location of the Keelylang Hill transmitter which serves 9,400 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 Keelylang Hill transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Keelylang Hill 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.

 H max
C46 (674.0MHz)269mDTG-320,000W
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2 BBC Two Scotland, 7 BBC Alba, 9 BBC Four, 201 CBBC, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, 601 BBC RB 1, plus 8 others

 H max
C43 (650.0MHz)269mDTG-320,000W
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 E4, 3 ITV (STV North (Aberdeen micro region)), 3 STV (STV North (Aberdeen micro region)), 5 Channel 5, 6 ITV 2, 10 ITV3, 15 Film4, 24 ITV4, 33 ITV +1 (STV Edinburgh), 33 STV+1 (STV Edinburgh), 73 Sewing Quarter,

 H max
C40+ (626.2MHz)269mDTG-620,000W
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101 BBC One HD Scotland, 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, 204 CBBC HD,

 H -3dB
C42 (642.0MHz)269mDTG-810,000W
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20 Drama, 21 5 USA, 30 5STAR, 37 Quest, 54 5SELECT, 57 Paramount Network, 61 True Entertainment, 63 Blaze, 66 CBS Reality, 70 Horror Channel, 80 Blaze +1, 203 CITV, 211 Ketchup TV, plus 17 others

 H -3dB
C45 (666.0MHz)269mDTG-810,000W
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11 pick, 12 Dave, 17 Really, 32 Sony Movie Ch, 38 Quest Red, 41 Food Network, 46 Challenge, 48 Movies4Men, 72 YourTV, 233 Sky News, plus 9 others

 H -3dB
C39+ (618.2MHz)269mDTG-810,000W
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18 4Music, 19 Yesterday, 25 Home, 31 5Spike, 39 CBS Action, 42 Travel Channel, 47 4seven, 62 True Christmas, 71 CBS Drama, 79 Dave ja vu, plus 19 others

DTG-3 64QAM 8K 2/3 24.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
DTG-6 256QAM 32KE 2/3 40.2Mb/s DVB-T2 MPEG4
DTG-8 64QAM 8K 3/4 27.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)

Are you trying to watch these 0 Freeview HD channels?

The Keelylang Hill mast is not one of the extended Freeview HD (COM7 and COM8) transmitters, it does not provide these high definition (HD) channels: .

If you want to watch these HD channels, either use Freesat HD, or move your TV aerial must point to one of the 30 Full Freeview HD transmitters. For more information see the want to know which transmitters will carry extra Freeview HD? page.

Which BBC and ITV regional news can I watch from the Keelylang Hill transmitter?

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BBC Reporting Scotland 2.4m homes 9.2%
from Glasgow G51 1DA, 355km south-southwest (194°)
to BBC Scotland region - 230 masts.
regional news image
STV News 0.4m homes 1.5%
from Aberdeen AB12 3QH, 214km south-southeast (164°)
to STV North (Aberdeen) region - 76 masts.

How will the Keelylang Hill transmission frequencies change over time?

years1984-971997-981998-20102010-1324/7/13-2013-1729th Sep 2017
aerial groupB EB EB EB EB E KB E KB E K
C39 ArqBArqBArqB

orange background for multiplexes names more
green background for transmission frequencies
lilac background for power levels in watts
800MHz band: 4G mobile started in 2013
700MHz band: 4G from 30 June 2020more
600MHz band: new or moved digital TV services more
Notes: + and - denote 166kHz offset; aerial group are shown as A B C/D E K W
Italics for analogue, digital switchover was Wednesdays 12th May and 26th May 2010.

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

Analogue 1-4 100kW
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-7dB) 20kW
SDN, ARQA, ARQB(-10dB) 10kW
Mux 1*, Mux 2*(-20dB) 1000W
Mux A*, Mux B*, Mux C*, Mux D*(-22dB) 630W

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Keelylang Hill transmitter area

Sep 1961-Jun 1997Grampian 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. Keelylang Hill 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.

Sunday, 5 November 2017
Transmitter engineering
8:09 AM

KEELYLANG HILL transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 01:07 on 02 Nov to 01:12 on 02 Nov, HD Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 01:07 on 02 Nov to 01:12 on 02 Nov. [BBC]

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Monday, 13 August 2018
Williamina Flett
7:42 PM

Please can you tell me why when I'm visiting my daughter in Glasgow she has channels such as pbs America and keep it country but when I return to Orkney I dont get these channels?

Thank you,

Williamina Flett

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Williamina Flett's 2 posts GB
8:11 PM

Williamina Flett: Because there is no transmitter that broadcasts PBS America anywhere near the Orkney Islands. If you want more channels look at getting Freesat.

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StevensOnln1's 2,284 posts Platinum Platinum GB
Tuesday, 14 August 2018
Williamina Flett
7:00 PM

StevensOnln1: Thank you very much for your help and advice.

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Thursday, 27 December 2018
Norman Brooks
9:54 AM

Looking to get Paramount chnnel from Keelylang on Orkney, half the info I can find says it's on there half says not.
Wonder if you could clear this up for me, many thanks.

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Norman Brooks's 1 post GB
11:24 AM

Norman Brooks: Keelylang Hill is a full service transmitter (I'm not sure what information you've seen to suggest that is isn't) broadcasting all six main multiplexes, including COM4 where Paramount Network can be found. If you already receive Drama on Freeview channel 20 then just retune and Paramount should appear on 57.

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