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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.

MuxH/VFrequencyHeightModeWatts
PSB1
BBCA
 H max
C46 (674.0MHz)269mDTG-320,000W
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1 BBC One (SD) Scotland, 2 BBC Two Scotland, 7 BBC Alba, 24 BBC Four (Scotland SD), 201 CBBC, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, 250 BBC Red Button, plus 12 others

PSB2
D3+4
 H max
C43 (650.0MHz)269mDTG-320,000W
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3 STV (SD) (STV North (Aberdeen 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, 25 ITV4, 29 E4 +1, 34 ITV +1 (STV Edinburgh), 34 STV+1 (STV Edinburgh),

PSB3
BBCB
 H max
C40+ (626.2MHz)269mDTG-620,000W
Channel icons
72 Shopping Quarter , 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, 108 BBC Scotland HD, 204 CBBC HD, plus 1 others

COM4
SDN
 H -3dB
C42 (642.0MHz)269mDTG-810,000W
Channel icons
 CCXTV, 12 Quest, 20 Drama, 21 5USA, 28 ITV2 +1, 31 5STAR, 32 Paramount Network, 41 GREAT! movies action, 45 Channel 5 +1, 55 5SELECT, 57 ITVBe +1, 58 ITV3 +1, 59 ITV4 +1, 63 Blaze, 66 CBS Reality, 68 Horror Channel, 73 Drama +1, 77 TCC, 80 Blaze +1, 203 CITV, 211 Ketchup TV, 212 YAAAS!, plus 15 others

COM5
ArqA
 H -3dB
C45 (666.0MHz)269mDTG-810,000W
Channel icons
11 Sky Arts, 17 Really, 19 Dave, 30 4Music, 35 pick, 39 Quest Red, 42 Food Network, 46 Film4 +1, 47 Challenge, 48 4seven, 56 Smithsonian Channel, 69 Quest +1, 74 Yesterday +1, 82 Together TV, 233 Sky News, plus 9 others

COM6
ArqB
 H -3dB
C39+ (618.2MHz)269mDTG-810,000W
Channel icons
23 Dave ja vu, 26 Yesterday, 33 GREAT! movies, 38 DMAX, 40 CBS Justice, 43 HGTV, 67 CBS Drama, 81 Talking Pictures TV, 84 PBS America, 234 RT, 235 Aljazeera English, plus 18 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 11 Freeview HD channels?

the effected 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: BBC Four HD, BBC News HD, CBeebies HD, Quest HD, Forces TV, FreeSports, More4 +1, Now 70s, PBS America +1, Quest Red +1, RT HD.

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?

regional news image
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?

1984-971997-981998-20102010-132013-182013-1729 Sep 2017
B E TB E TB E TB E TB E K TB E K TB E K T
C39 +ArqB+ArqBArqB
C40BBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1waves +BBCB+BBCBBBCB
C42SDNSDNSDNSDN
C43ITVwavesITVwavesITVwavesD3+4D3+4D3+4D3+4
C45ArqAArqAArqAArqA
C46BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBCABBCABBCABBCA
C49tv_off+ArqB
C50tv_offC4wavesC4wavesC4waves+BBCB

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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 12 May 10 and 26 May 10.

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.

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Friday, 25 November 2011
Transmitter engineering
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5:30 PM

KEELYLANG HILL transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air from 15:50 today HD Digital TV Off Air from 15:50 today [BBC]

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5:30 PM

KEELYLANG HILL transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air from 15:50 today HD Digital TV Off Air from 15:50 today [BBC]

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11:31 PM

KEELYLANG HILL transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air from 15:50 today to 21:44 today HD Digital TV Off Air from 15:50 today to 21:44 today [BBC]

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11:31 PM

KEELYLANG HILL transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air from 15:50 today to 21:44 today HD Digital TV Off Air from 15:50 today to 21:44 today [BBC]

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Saturday, 26 November 2011
Transmitter engineering
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4:27 AM

KEELYLANG HILL transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air from 15:50 yesterday to 21:44 yesterday HD Digital TV Off Air from 15:50 yesterday to 21:44 yesterday [BBC]

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4:27 AM

KEELYLANG HILL transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air from 15:50 yesterday to 21:44 yesterday HD Digital TV Off Air from 15:50 yesterday to 21:44 yesterday [BBC]

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Sunday, 27 November 2011
Transmitter engineering
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4:33 AM

KEELYLANG HILL transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air from 15:50 on 25 Nov to 21:44 on 25 Nov HD Digital TV Off Air from 15:50 on 25 Nov to 21:44 on 25 Nov [BBC]

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4:33 AM

KEELYLANG HILL transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air from 15:50 on 25 Nov to 21:44 on 25 Nov HD Digital TV Off Air from 15:50 on 25 Nov to 21:44 on 25 Nov [BBC]

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Tuesday, 30 October 2012
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linda walker
11:29 AM

how long is keelylang expected to be off air
today 30/10/12

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Friday, 30 November 2012
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nick ratner
6:30 PM

There is a mast at North Ronaldsay, i thnk it is a "repeater station" for Shetland is this true?
Also if you could not get reception when pointing to Keelylang Hill would it be possible to point your aerial to North Ronaldsay, and if not where should i point it?
Thanks for your help. Nick

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