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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-15W
Channel icons
1 BBC One (SD) Scotland, 2 BBC Two Scotland, 7 BBC Alba HD, 23 BBC Three, 24 BBC Four (Scotland SD), 201 CBBC, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, plus 13 others

PSB2
D3+4
 V max
C31 (554.0MHz)297mDTG-15W
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, 28 ITVBe, 30 E4 +1, 35 ITV1 +1 (STV Edinburgh), 35 STV+1 (STV Edinburgh),

PSB3
BBCB
 V max
C37 (602.0MHz)297mDTG-15W
Channel icons
46 5SELECT, 101 BBC One HD Scotland, 102 BBC Two HD Scotland, 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

H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)

Are you trying to watch these 44 Freeview channels?

the effected channels
the effected channels
the effected channels
the effected channels

The Kilmelford (Argyll and Bute, Scotland) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: 4seven, 5Action, 5STAR, 5USA, Al Jazeera Eng, Al Jazeera English, Blaze, Blaze +1, Challenge, Channel 5 +1, Dave, Dave ja vu, DMAX, Drama +1, E4 Extra, YAAAS!, Film4 +1, Food Network, GREAT! action, GREAT! movies, GREAT! romance mix, GREAT! romance, HGTV, HobbyMaker, ITV2 +1, ITV3 +1, ITV4 +1, ITVBe +1, Legend, PBS America, Quest +1, Quest Red, Really, Sky Mix, Sky News, Talking Pictures TV, TCC, That's 90s, That's TV 2, Together TV, TRUE CRIME, TRUE CRIME XTRA, 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 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 (120°)
to STV Central (Glasgow) region - 94 masts.

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

1984-971997-981998-20102010-132013-182013-174 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

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 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

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Sunday, 24 September 2023
Transmitter engineering
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11:20 PM

KILMELFORD transmitter - Freeview: Off the air due to a fault from 24 Sep 20:50 until 24 Sep 20:54. . [BBC]

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Thursday, 19 October 2023
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2:20 PM

KILMELFORD transmitter - Freeview: Off the air due to a fault from 19 Oct 11:54 until 19 Oct 12:00. Off the air due to a fault from 19 Oct 11:18 until 19 Oct 11:25. . [BBC]

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Monday, 27 November 2023
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10:47 AM

Kilmelford transmitter - Kilmelford transmitter: Possible effect on TV reception week commencing 27/11/2023 Screen may go black on some or all channels [DUK]

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Monday, 4 December 2023
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Kilmelford transmitter - Kilmelford transmitter: Possible effect on TV reception week commencing 04/12/2023 Screen may go black on some or all channels [DUK]

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Kilmelford transmitter - Kilmelford transmitter: Possible effect on TV reception week commencing 04/12/2023 Screen may go black on some or all channels [DUK]

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Monday, 11 December 2023
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Kilmelford transmitter - Kilmelford transmitter: Possible effect on TV reception week commencing 11/12/2023 Screen may go black on some or all channels [DUK]

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Sunday, 14 January 2024
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2:20 PM

KILMELFORD transmitter - Freeview: Off the air due to a fault from 14 Jan 10:09. . [BBC]

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KILMELFORD transmitter - Freeview: Off the air due to a fault from 14 Jan 10:09 until 14 Jan 15:49. . [BBC]

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Friday, 9 February 2024
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KILMELFORD transmitter - Freeview: Off the air due to a fault from 9 Feb 13:36 until 9 Feb 13:41. . [BBC]

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