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The symbol shows the location of the Millburn Muir (West Dunbartonshire, Scotland) transmitter which serves 20,000 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 Millburn Muir (West Dunbartonshire, Scotland) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Millburn Muir 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)210mDTG-350W
Channel icons
1 BBC One (SD) Scotland, 2 BBC Two Scotland, 7 BBC Alba, 55 BBC Four (Scotland SD), 201 CBBC, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, 601 BBC Red Button, plus 12 others

PSB2
D3+4
 V max
C31 (554.0MHz)210mDTG-350W
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, 24 ITV4, 33 ITV +1 (STV Edinburgh), 33 STV+1 (STV Edinburgh),

PSB3
BBCB
 V max
C37 (602.0MHz)210mDTG-650W
Channel icons
74 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

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 51 Freeview channels?

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

The Millburn Muir (West Dunbartonshire, Scotland) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: 4Music, 4seven, 5SELECT, 5STAR, 5USA, Aljazeera English, BBC Four HD, BBC News HD, Blaze, Blaze +1, CBeebies HD, CBS Drama, CBS Justice, CBS Reality, Together TV +1, Challenge, Channel 5 +1, CITV, Dave, Dave ja vu, DMAX, Drama, E4 +1, Film4 +1, Food Network, Forces TV, FreeSports, HGTV, Horror Channel, ITV2 +1, ITV3 +1, ITV4 +1, ITVBe +1, More4 +1, NOW 80s, Paramount Network, PBS America +1, pick, Quest +1, Quest Red, Quest Red +1, Really, RT HD, Sky Arts, Sky News, Smithsonian Channel, Sony Movies Action, Talking Pictures TV, TCC, Together TV, 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 Millburn Muir transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Reporting Scotland 2.4m homes 9.2%
from Glasgow G51 1DA, 24km southeast (127°)
to BBC Scotland region - 230 masts.
regional news image
STV News 1.3m homes 4.8%
from Glasgow G51 1PQ, 24km southeast (127°)
to STV Central (Glasgow) region - 94 masts.

How will the Millburn Muir (West Dunbartonshire, Scotland) transmission frequencies change over time?

1950s-80s1984-971997-981998-20112011-135 Sep 2018
VHFB E TB E TB E TB E K TA K T
C1BBCtvwaves
C29BBCA
C31D3+4
C37BBCB
C39BBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBCB
C42ITVwavesITVwavesITVwavesBBCA
C45C5wavesC5wavesD3+4
C49tv_offC4wavesC4wavesC4waves
C52tv_offBBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2waves

tv_off Being removed from Freeview (for 5G use) after November 2020 - 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 1-5 250W
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-7dB) 50W

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. Millburn Muir 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
Friday, 28 August 2020
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

4:34 AM

MILLBURN MUIR transmitter - DAB: Off the air due to a fault from 27 Aug 17:01 until 27 Aug 17:08. . [BBC]

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Friday, 18 September 2020
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John Watson
9:35 PM
Alexandria

Currently all channels are of air is there ant faults with freeview from millburn muir 18/09/2020 (22:24)

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John Watson's 6 posts GB
Saturday, 19 September 2020
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jimmy
11:00 AM

Yes John all channels off until we went to bed after midnight. Dumbarton east area. 18th sep 2100-0xxxhrs

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Sunday, 20 September 2020
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Chris.SE
sentiment_satisfiedGold

12:07 AM

jimmy:
John Watson:

There's been a lot of "Tropospheric Ducting" around causing interference, see https://www.radioandtvhelp.co.uk/help-guides/television/effect-of-tropospheric-ducting-on-freeview for a simplistic explanation.
It's likely to continue on and off for a day or two more.

The BBC are even reporting reception from this transmitter being disrupted by these atmospheric conditions -
From 9:02pm on 18th Sep 2020 to 2:29am on 19th Sep 2020 Weather conditions may be affecting your reception

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Chris.SE's 1,762 posts GB
Monday, 21 September 2020
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jimmy
5:09 PM

Thanks Chris I just newly said to my partner I thought it was "atmospheric" then came on here to see if there was any response and you have confirmed it. Its always good to know that you guys know about it. Thanks for the info!

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John Watson
6:56 PM
Alexandria

Thanks Chris & everyone else who posted / informed about Millburn Muir Transmitter, hopefully it improves soon.
Another question I have not related, does anyone know roughly how many people are on ariel only through out Scotland and having to pay full tv license for a vastly reduced service, I'm thinking of having another go at local MP to approach Minister to see if we can get a reduction in fee. Unfortunately no joy the last time I tried, so don't hold out much hope.

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Chris.SE
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11:19 PM

John Watson:

I doubt you'll even be taken seriously. Indeed the suggestion is more likely to be that you pay more tax so that there can be investment in things that may help reduce the effects that make climate change more severe!
Unfortunately you live in a location that has to be served by a relay transmitter because of the terrain (last time I checked Scotland was quite hilly in places!). The services you don't get are those run by commercial operators (not funded by the licence fee). They do not consider it worth the investment in transmission equipment because of the small population served by the transmitter.
If you want more services then consider Freesat - your set may have a built in Freesat tuner so all you'd need is Dish and LNB.

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Chris.SE's 1,762 posts GB
Friday, 9 October 2020
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

4:33 AM

MILLBURN MUIR transmitter - DAB: Off the air due to essential engineering from 7 Oct 12:47 until 7 Oct 13:03. . [BBC]

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