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The symbol shows the location of the Lochwinnoch (Renfrewshire, Scotland) transmitter which serves 5,400 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 Lochwinnoch (Renfrewshire, Scotland) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Lochwinnoch 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
C33 (570.0MHz)149mDTG-17W
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
 H max
C36 (594.0MHz)149mDTG-17W
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
 H max
C48 (690.0MHz)149mDTG-17W
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 Lochwinnoch (Renfrewshire, 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 Lochwinnoch transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Reporting Scotland 2.4m homes 9.2%
from Glasgow G51 1DA, 24km east-northeast (73°)
to BBC Scotland region - 230 masts.
regional news image
STV News 1.3m homes 4.8%
from Glasgow G51 1PQ, 24km east-northeast (73°)
to STV Central (Glasgow) region - 94 masts.

How will the Lochwinnoch (Renfrewshire, Scotland) transmission frequencies change over time?

1984-971997-981998-20112011-135 Sep 2018
C/D EC/D EC/D EC/D E TK T
C33BBCA
C36D3+4
C48BBCB
C53tv_offC4wavesC4wavesC4wavesBBCB
C57tv_offBBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1wavesD3+4
C60tv_offITVwavesITVwavesITVwavesBBCA
C63BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2waves

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 11 May 11 and 25 May 11.

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

Analogue 1-4 86W
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-7dB) 17W

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Darvel 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. Lochwinnoch 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
Tuesday, 21 March 2017
Transmitter engineering
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11:33 PM

LOCHWINNOCH transmitter - Freeview: HD Digital TV Off Air from 19:59 today to 20:03 today. [BBC]

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Wednesday, 22 March 2017
Transmitter engineering
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4:33 AM

LOCHWINNOCH transmitter - Freeview: HD Digital TV Off Air from 19:59 yesterday to 20:03 yesterday. [BBC]

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Thursday, 23 March 2017
Transmitter engineering
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4:33 AM

LOCHWINNOCH transmitter - Freeview: HD Digital TV Off Air from 19:59 on 21 Mar to 20:03 on 21 Mar. [BBC]

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Sunday, 2 April 2017
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J. Forteith
3:45 PM

we have 3 digital tvs & 1 HD with BTyouview and all experiencing fractionising, loss of picture & sound. This all started approx'y the 13th March. At our wits end having dealt with BT, Freeview and independent engineer for advice. Any help would be appreciated.

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MikeB
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10:54 PM

J. Forteith: Need a postcode, signal strength and when and on what muxes the problem occurs.

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Tuesday, 4 April 2017
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Forteith
11:24 AM

MikeB-- Forteith Area Post Code PA12-4BT
Ref Problem dated 2April Lochwinnoch Transmitter -- STV 70/80% signal 50%quality BBC 30/80% signal & 39/43% quality. This seems to be a more serious problem since others around the area are encountering poor reception. We have spent several hours over last few weeks talking through retuning etc etc with BT /Freeview and achieved NIL action. Have they lowered signal output or what!!!!! Same problem exists using a free standing locally attached TV aerial. Nothing has changed to date.

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StevensOnln1
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3:33 PM

Forteith: The frequencies used by Lochwinnoch are close to those used for 4G mobile services, so it's possible that you're experiencing interference if a mobile mast in the area has recently been upgraded for 4G. There is an organisation called at800 (https://at800.tv) which has been setup to deal with these problems, if you contact them they can check if there are any 4G masts in your area and send you a free filter to connect to your aerial which will block the unwanted signals.

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Thursday, 6 April 2017
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J Forteith
7:09 PM

Thank you for that information re 4G mobile mast could be causing interference. We have felt from the beginning of March that the problem was one outwith our control. Yesterday we had a new aerial fitted to try and alleviate the fracturising of picture in all channels. This cost 90.00 as it also involved communal aerial facilities. Up to now we have been very frustrated at BT for its lack of help but surprise surprise the Youview box was updated today although interference(not as much) still exists on terrestrial channels especially with BBC 1and one of our televisions cannot receive a signal although was working perfectly up till end of February. We shall now follow your advice and contact http://at800.tv.

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Tuesday, 11 April 2017
Transmitter engineering
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11:33 AM

LOCHWINNOCH transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 09:48 today, HD Digital TV Off Air from 09:48 today. [BBC]

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5:32 PM

LOCHWINNOCH transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 09:48 today to 12:11 today, HD Digital TV Off Air from 09:48 today to 12:11 today. [BBC]

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