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The symbol shows the location of the Largs (North Ayrshire, Scotland) transmitter which serves 5,000 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 Largs (North Ayrshire, Scotland) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Largs 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
C45 (666.0MHz)52mDTG-5W
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

 H max
C42 (642.0MHz)52mDTG-5W
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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, 28 ITVBe, 30 E4 +1, 35 ITV1 +1 (STV Edinburgh), 35 STV+1 (STV Edinburgh),

 H max
C39 (618.0MHz)52mDTG-5W
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?

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The Largs (North Ayrshire, 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 Largs transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Reporting Scotland 2.4m homes 9.2%
from Glasgow G51 1DA, 36km east (80°)
to BBC Scotland region - 230 masts.
regional news image
STV News 1.3m homes 4.8%
from Glasgow G51 1PQ, 37km east (81°)
to STV Central (Glasgow) region - 94 masts.

How will the Largs (North Ayrshire, Scotland) transmission frequencies change over time?

1984-971997-981998-20112011-133 Oct 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 11W
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-3.4dB) 5W

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. Largs 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.

Thursday, 10 November 2011
5:29 PM

Having extreme difficulty with reception,particulary BBC output on all channels. also picturee is continually braking up. not what i expect from my licence fee.

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GEORGE's: ...

5:59 PM

GEORGE FAIRHURST: There are no transmission problems, please can you see Single frequency interference | - independent free digital TV advice and Freeview reception has changed? | - independent free digital TV advice for help.

The Licence Fee pays for the BBC to make and broadcast their content, it does not pay for them to fix your reception problems, that is your responsibility.

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Briantist's 38,915 posts GB flag
Dave Lindsay

7:22 PM

GEORGE FAIRHURST: You are around 400 yards from the Largs transmitter which is on or near to Largs Academy on Flatt Road.

A look on Google Streetview shows aerials in your street pointing at the Rothesay transmitter. If yours is as well, then I suggest that the problem is likely to be that your TV has tuned to Largs instead.

If your aerial points at Rothesay, then start the auto-setup scan with the aerial lead unplugged. When the scan gets to 25%, plug it in again. Alternatively, you might be able to manually tune.

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Dave Lindsay's 5,724 posts GB flag
Dave's: mapD's Freeview map terrainD's terrain plot wavesD's frequency data D's Freeview Detailed Coverage
Monday, 3 August 2015
Transmitter engineering

9:09 AM

LARGS transmitter - RelayPossible service interruptions [DUK]

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Transmitter engineering's 150,374 posts xx flag
Friday, 14 August 2015
Transmitter engineering

4:32 AM

LARGS transmitter - RelayPossible service interruptions [DUK]

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Saturday, 28 October 2017
C McMurdo
8:33 PM

Just to let you know there has been no free view transmission from the Largs transmitter since Tuesday evening .I don't know if you were aware of this as there was nothing listed on your engineering site. I have checked with an aerial that the Toward transmitter is operating as this is the feeder for the Largs one and it is ok.
Many thanks
Regard Charles McMurdo

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C McMurdo's 1 post GB flag

10:07 PM

C McMurdo: Have you checked with your neighbours to confirm if they are experiencing the same problem with their Freeview? Are you checking with the same aerial by turning it around, or is this a different aerial? A transmitter being off air for several days would be extremely unusual (particularly one that serves a few thousand homes) but if you've ruled out any problems with your own aerial system you should report it to the Radio & Television Investigation Service (see link below).

Radio & Television Investigation Service

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StevensOnln1's 3,618 posts GB flag
Friday, 17 November 2017
John Knowles
9:25 PM

Just moved into KA30 8QP and having difficulty sourcing what is and is not available! The Largs transmitter is PS service and provides limited services, or does it? If it does, where do i need to go to get full freeview channels. Which transmitters are available, the capture suggested none!

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John Knowles's 1 post GB flag
John's: mapJ's Freeview map terrainJ's terrain plot wavesJ's frequency data J's Freeview Detailed Coverage

9:56 PM

John Knowles: because you put your postcode into the site, its automatically generated a load of links to data. And yep, your going to get a light transmitter, no matter what.

Just get Freesat. is a good place to finding out about getting a dish, etc.

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MikeB's 2,579 posts GB flag
Thursday, 19 April 2018
6:05 PM

Hi is this the same service as the Old relay TV that Largs used to receive? I am trying to contact anyone responsible for the relay equipment as some has been damaged in recent bad weather

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