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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-50W
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)210mDTG-50W
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)210mDTG-50W
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 Millburn Muir (West Dunbartonshire, 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 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 / 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 1-5 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, 23 July 2021
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Chris.SE
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5:28 AM

jimmy smith:

I can't find any current fault reports for the transmitter and it's not listed for planned engineering and neither is it's parent transmitter as this is a relay transmitter.
However, current weather conditions might be causing temporary disruption to reception. This should clear quickly but may return later over the next day or two. Do NOT retune when you have no signal as this generally just clears your correct tuning and you'll then have to repeat the process when signals are normal and you can't be sure when that may be, so it could be rather hit and miss.

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Saturday, 24 July 2021
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jimmy
1:39 PM

Thanks Chris! Yes I reckon it is indeed weather its ruined a couple of recordings from this morning too.....roll on next week I hate this heat lol


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Sunday, 25 July 2021
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Chris.SE
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2:05 AM

jimmy:

Yes the heat has been intolerable. The predictions for Tropospheric Ducting weather conditions have indicated some quite variable and periodically strong ducting for a number of areas and even the BBC have listed warnings for disruption to reception for quite a few Scottish (relay) transmitters.
I'll try and get the site owner's attention drawn to the posting issue.

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Sunday, 9 April 2023
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Thomas Healey
9:30 PM

Dear Sir or madam I was just wondering why I got a lot more channels a couple of months ago now I'm hardly getting any I loved watching talking pictures but it has disappeared and can t get it know

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10:03 PM

Thomas Healey :

The Millburn Muir transmitter is only a Freeview "Light" transmitter and does not have the commercial multiplexes. You may be/have been tuned to another main transmitter and weather conditions may have allowed reception of those signals which may be weaker.

See Channel listings for Industry Professionals | Freeview for which TV channels are carried on which multiplex.

However, if you provide a full postcode we can check your predicted reception which may show whether you can get reliable signals from a main transmitter.
Which way is your aerial pointing (rough compass direction) and are its rods (or squashed Xs) vertical or horizontal?

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Tuesday, 5 September 2023
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Jimmy
12:13 AM
Dumbarton

Partner just checked this evenings recordings from various tv channels and 5 different recordings are all partially recorded and at the moment 0009hrs there is just a black screen. Reset youview box and still same. Checked ariel input etc. Ariel is indoor but provides excellent signal normally from Millburn Muir transmitter. G82 1RH is postcode.

Probably just weather? Thought I would report anyway just in case.

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Chris.SE
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1:30 AM

Jimmy:

It could well be weather conditions Jimmy, there's currently a lot of quite strong to intense tropospheric ducting predicted for your general area at the moment and the BBC have issued a specific warning for Millburn Muir! I guess with the low transmission power of Millburn Muir it can affect you even at 5km away!
Freeview and the BBC have issued general warnings for the possibility of short term disruption to reception across various parts of the UK.

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Jimmy
8:21 AM

Chris.SE: Thanks Chris first thing I checked here was if there was any problems and it said there were none. Should I be checking somewhere else for these BBC warnings are they on here somewhere? It's back on now anyway"

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Wednesday, 6 September 2023
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5:04 AM

Jimmy:

Hi, sometimes information can be found at BBC Transmitter Engineeering information | free and easy for 21 years but it doesn't always cover everything, yours being missing at present despite others being mentioned!
Otherwise for general information try Latest engineering works and warnings | Help receiving TV and radio

For specific information about your (BBC) transmitter Check transmitter faults | Help receiving TV and radio select Freeview and put in your postcode and house name/number there.
Conditions for your area have changed slightly so you'll see the previous "faults" in the last 5 days.


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