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The symbol shows the location of the Penicuik (Midlothian, Scotland) transmitter which serves 9,900 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 Penicuik (Midlothian, Scotland) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Penicuik 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
C39 (618.0MHz)298mDTG-3400W
Channel icons
1 BBC One (SD) Scotland, 2 BBC Two Scotland, 7 BBC Alba, 24 BBC Four (Scotland SD), 201 CBBC, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, 250 BBC Red Button, plus 12 others

PSB2
D3+4
 V max
C42 (642.0MHz)298mDTG-3400W
Channel icons
3 STV (SD) (STV Central (Edinburgh 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, 25 ITV4, 29 E4 +1, 34 ITV +1 (STV Edinburgh), 34 STV+1 (STV Edinburgh),

PSB3
BBCB
 V max
C45 (666.0MHz)298mDTG-6400W
Channel icons
72 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 52 Freeview channels?

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

The Penicuik (Midlothian, 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, Challenge, Channel 5 +1, CITV, YAAAS!, Dave, Dave ja vu, DMAX, Drama +1, Film4 +1, Food Network, Forces TV, FreeSports, GB News, GREAT! movies, GREAT! movies action, HGTV, Horror Channel, ITV2 +1, ITV3 +1, ITV4 +1, ITVBe +1, More4 +1, Now 70s, Paramount Network, PBS America +1, pick, Quest +1, Quest Red, Quest Red +1, Really, RT HD, Sky Arts, Sky News, Smithsonian Channel, 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 Penicuik transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Reporting Scotland 2.4m homes 9.2%
from Glasgow G51 1DA, 69km west (276°)
to BBC Scotland region - 230 masts.
regional news image
STV News 0.5m homes 1.7%
from Edinburgh EH3 9QG, 14km north (358°)
to STV Central (Edinburgh) region - 8 masts.

How will the Penicuik (Midlothian, Scotland) transmission frequencies change over time?

1984-971997-981998-20112011-133 Oct 2018
C/D EC/D EC/D EC/D E TB E K T
C39BBCA
C42D3+4
C45BBCB
C49tv_offD3+4
C54tv_offC4wavesC4wavesC4wavesBBCA
C58tv_offBBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBCB
C61ITVwavesITVwavesITVwaves
C64BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2waves

tv_off Being removed from Freeview (for 5G use) after November 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 1 Jun 11 and 15 Jun 11.

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

Analogue 1-4 2kW
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-7dB) 400W

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Craigkelly 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. Penicuik 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, 18 January 2011
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Donald Grant
11:07 AM

Will there be any test transmissions of digital signal after digital equipment has been installed at the Penicuik mast?

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Wednesday, 19 January 2011
Briantist
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

9:15 AM

Donald Grant: No.

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Wednesday, 2 February 2011
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

5:34 PM

PENICUIK transmitter - Analogue BBC ONE Off Air from 14:53 today to 15:08 today [BBC]

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Thursday, 3 February 2011
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

6:38 AM

PENICUIK transmitter - Analogue BBC ONE Off Air from 14:53 yesterday to 15:08 yesterday [BBC]

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Monday, 7 February 2011
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Peter
12:23 AM

Am I right in saying that Penicuik will not receive the full digital line up of freeview channels. Will penicuik get freeview HD.

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Briantist
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

7:38 AM

Peter: Yes and yes, see the listing at the top of the page.

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Friday, 18 February 2011
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neil
5:48 PM
Penicuik

I've just moved in to Penicuik I'm guessing since there is a relay transmitter getting a full freeview signal from another transmitter is out of the question.

I think my house needs a 100ft lighting rod.

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Briantist
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

7:28 PM

neil: You should be able to get a service from the Darvel transmitter, but you might find it cheaper to install a Freesat HD system.

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Tuesday, 22 February 2011
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Donald Grant
1:32 PM
Penicuik

Neil, It will depend on where in the town you are living. Some people in higher parts of the town can get signal from Blackhill/Kirk O' Shotts whilst others can pick up Grampian on analogue. It's pretty much a lottery as to what you get and what you don't. I'm at the bottom end of Cornbank and can only get the local relay station.

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neil
6:26 PM
Penicuik

Thank you for the replies.

Mmm, Darvel. I never considered that, doesn't come up on the digital UK page, but looks like it might be possible.

I'm in the town centre, behind Lidl, almost the lowest point in the town, I think, not that I've explored the whole town.

Freeview need to launch an IPTV service with better quality streams than tvcatchup

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