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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
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
 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 (SD), 6 ITV 2, 10 ITV3, 13 Channel 4 +1 Scotland ads, 14 More4, 15 Film4, 24 ITV4, 28 E4, 33 ITV +1 (STV Edinburgh), 33 STV+1 (STV Edinburgh), 45 Film4 +1,

PSB3
BBCB
 V max
C45 (666.0MHz)298mDTG-6400W
Channel icons
86 More4 +1, 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 60 Freeview channels?

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The Penicuik (Midlothian, 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 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, Food Network, Forces TV, Freesports, Home, Horror Channel, ITV2 +1, ITV3 +1, ITV4 +1, ITVBe +1, Quest HD, Movies4Men, NOW 80s, Now 90s, Paramount Network, PBS America, pick, Pick +1, Quest +1, Quest Red, Really, RT HD, Sewing Quarter, Sky News, Smithsonian Channel HD, Sony Movie Channel, Talking Pictures TV, TCC, Together, True Entertainment, True Movies, 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 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?

1984-971997-981998-20112011-132013-182013-173 Oct 2018
C/D EC/D EC/D EC/D E TC/D E TC/D E TB E K T
C39BBCA
C42D3+4
C45BBCB
C49tv_offD3+4D3+4D3+4
C54tv_offC4wavesC4wavesC4wavesBBCABBCABBCA
C58tv_offBBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBCBBBCBBBCB
C61ITVwavesITVwavesITVwaves
C64BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2waves

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 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
Thursday, 13 September 2012
J
Jim
9:54 AM

Thank you again. Ido have an antenuator whatever that is. It was put in at trhe time of the switchoverIs this a type of booster?

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11:55 PM

Jim : No! as its the opposite, although if this was fitted at the time of the switchover then its obviously been accepted by whoever that your signal is on the strong side, and sometimes this can be just as bad as it being on the weak side.

Can you access the menu system? and have you tried a test using a short piece of wire instead of the normal aerial? rescanning after having connected same or nothing will be received.

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Friday, 7 March 2014
Transmitter engineering
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7:23 AM

PENICUIK transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 05:21 today to 05:26 today, HD Digital TV Off Air from 05:21 today to 05:26 today. [BBC]

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10:23 AM

PENICUIK transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 09:37 today, BBC Digital TV Off Air from 05:21 today to 05:26 today, HD Digital TV Off Air from 09:37 today, HD Digital TV Off Air from 05:21 today to 05:26 today. [BBC]

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1:23 PM

PENICUIK transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 05:21 today to 05:26 today, BBC Digital TV Off Air from 09:37 today, HD Digital TV Off Air from 05:21 today to 05:26 today, HD Digital TV Off Air from 09:37 today. [BBC]

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4:23 PM

PENICUIK transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 09:37 today to 13:35 today, BBC Digital TV Off Air from 05:21 today to 05:26 today, HD Digital TV Off Air from 05:21 today to 05:26 today, HD Digital TV Off Air from 09:37 today to 13:35 today. [BBC]

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7:23 PM

PENICUIK transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 09:37 today to 13:35 today, BBC Digital TV Off Air from 05:21 today to 05:26 today, HD Digital TV Off Air from 09:37 today to 13:35 today, HD Digital TV Off Air from 05:21 today to 05:26 today. [BBC]

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Saturday, 8 March 2014
Transmitter engineering
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4:24 AM

PENICUIK transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 09:37 yesterday to 13:35 yesterday, BBC Digital TV Off Air from 05:21 yesterday to 05:26 yesterday, HD Digital TV Off Air from 09:37 yesterday to 13:35 yesterday, HD Digital TV Off Air from 05:21 yesterday to 05:26 ye [BBC]

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Sunday, 9 March 2014
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4:24 AM

PENICUIK transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 05:21 on 07 Mar to 05:26 on 07 Mar, BBC Digital TV Off Air from 09:37 on 07 Mar to 13:35 on 07 Mar, HD Digital TV Off Air from 05:21 on 07 Mar to 05:26 on 07 Mar, HD Digital TV Off Air from 09:37 on 07 Mar to 13:35 on [BBC]

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PENICUIK transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 09:37 on 07 Mar to 13:35 on 07 Mar, BBC Digital TV Off Air from 05:21 on 07 Mar to 05:26 on 07 Mar, HD Digital TV Off Air from 09:37 on 07 Mar to 13:35 on 07 Mar, HD Digital TV Off Air from 05:21 on 07 Mar to 05:26 on [BBC]

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