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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.

MuxH/VFrequencyHeightModeWatts
PSB1
BBCA
 H max
C45 (666.0MHz)52mDTG-35W
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
 H max
C42 (642.0MHz)52mDTG-35W
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),

PSB3
BBCB
 H max
C39 (618.0MHz)52mDTG-65W
Channel icons
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 62 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: 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, Film4 +1, Food Network, Forces TV, Freesports, Home, Horror Channel, ITV2 +1, ITV3 +1, ITV4 +1, ITVBe +1, Together TV +1, More4 +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 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?

1984-971997-981998-20112011-132013-182013-173 Oct 2018
B E TB E TB E TB E K TB E K TB E K TB E K T
C39BBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBCBBBCBBBCBBBCB
C42ITVwavesITVwavesITVwavesD3+4D3+4D3+4D3+4
C45BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBCABBCABBCABBCA
C49tv_offC4wavesC4wavesC4waves

tv_off Being removed from Freeview (for 5G use) by 30 June 2020 - more
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 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.

Comments
Thursday, 19 April 2018
R
R.Aitken
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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R.Aitken's 1 post GB
Friday, 20 April 2018
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MB
sentiment_satisfiedBronze

8:52 AM

R.Aitken: The old Largs site has been decommissioned, and the TV relay equipment moved to a new site.

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MB's 23 posts GB
Tuesday, 31 July 2018
R
R. Dippie
7:50 PM

Where will the Largs TV light transmitter be located once Largs Academy is demolished in the near future.?
Will our aerial need re-positioned?
What will the retune and extended bandwith achive in Sept. 2018?

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R. Dippie's 1 post GB
Monday, 6 January 2020
J
john melrose
3:43 PM

Dippie:

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john melrose's 1 post US
Saturday, 22 February 2020
C
Chris Barlow
3:40 PM
Largs

22/02/2020 For the past week all non-BBC related channels have been almost unwatchable and in most cases no signal at all, yet whenever you check the transmitter it says no problems . I have re-tuned many, many times but no difference. When I run diagnostics and check the tuner it shows all UHF signal channels that have BBC channels on showing as 84% signal strength and 100% signal quality and all other channels on UHF signal channel 25 as less than 1% with the TV displaying no picture or very broken up sound and video and 'poor signal' message. This includes ITV, ITV2, ITV3, ITV4, Channel 4, Channel 5, E4, Film 4 etc - all BBC channels are perfect. My postcode is KA30 8AB in Largs. Currently there are dozens of people complaining on Facebook/Largs people site saying the same thing. Can someone finally admit there is a transmit problem and fix it. Thank you.

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js
sentiment_satisfiedGold

4:24 PM

Chris Barlow: Your Most Likely Transmitter is Rothesay according to the Coverage Checker.

Is your aerial pointing NW (Rothesay) or E (Largs Holehouse) - pardon the expression.

Largs D3&4 is on C31 and Rothesay D3&4 is on C25.





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js's 675 posts US
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Stewart Tindal
4:40 PM

ITV channels keep pixelating from the Rothesay Transmitter

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Chris.SE
sentiment_satisfiedGold

6:36 PM

Chris Barlow:
Stewart Tindal:

I agree with js, in addition to which if your aerial is pointing NW at towards Rothersay, the rods should be vertical. If you are pointing E at Largs, the rods should be horizontal. but although it's much closer to you, it's also very low power and it's not predicted to give quite as good a reception as Rothersay presumably because of the terrain, so it might depend on exactly where you are in your postcode.
However if Largs gets its signal from Rothersay, then if Rothersay is faulty as Stewart Tindal seems to think, it might affect Largs.

Please also note that this is an independent help-site for people with reception and technical problems.
So whichever of the above, I'd suggest you post the information on your Facebook page, for each and everyone of you to phone Freeview on 0808-100-0288 and complain about the signal. It will be no good just one of you phoning, you all need to.

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Chris.SE
sentiment_satisfiedGold

6:41 PM

Chris Barlow:

Forgot to ask which UHF channel are you getting your BBC signals on?
Also, | noted you have a mobile phone mast very close to you, do you have a 4G filter fitted?

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Stewart Tindal
7:01 PM

It is obvious you have a problem there has been numerous comments on Facebook on this problem in our area. So why do you not admit it and do something about ???

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