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The symbol shows the location of the Perth (Perth and Kinross, Scotland) transmitter which serves 26,000 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 Perth (Perth and Kinross, Scotland) transmitter.

Choose from three options: ■ List by multiplex ■ List by channel number ■ List by channel name
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Which Freeview channels does the Perth 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)172mDTG-3200W
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
C31 (554.0MHz)172mDTG-3200W
Channel icons
3 STV (SD) (STV North (Dundee 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
C37+ (602.2MHz)172mDTG-6200W
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 Perth (Perth and Kinross, 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 Perth transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Reporting Scotland 2.4m homes 9.2%
from Glasgow G51 1DA, 78km southwest (224°)
to BBC Scotland region - 230 masts.
regional news image
STV News 0.2m homes 0.8%
from Dundee DD1 4QB, 30km east-northeast (73°)
to STV North (Dundee) region - 24 masts.

How will the Perth (Perth and Kinross, Scotland) transmission frequencies change over time?

1950s-80s1984-971997-981998-20102010-1327 Nov 2019
VHFB E TE TE TB E TA K T
C4BBCtvwaves
C29BBCA
C31D3+4
C37BBCB
C39BBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1waves 
C42C4wavesC4wavesC4wavesD3+4
C45BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2waves+BBCB
C49tv_offITVwavesITVwavesITVwavesBBCA
C55tv_offC5wavesC5waves

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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 4 Aug 10 and 18 Aug 10.

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

Analogue 5 2kW
Analogue 1-4(-3dB) 1000W
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-10dB) 200W

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Angus transmitter area

Sep 1961-Jun 1997Grampian 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. Perth 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, 18 August 2011
J
John
2:24 PM
Perth

I've been getting freeview from the Angus transmitter for years, now, at around 2045 I loose all bbc freeview channels. PH2 9EH

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John's 1 post GB
Thursday, 25 August 2011
J
John
1:08 PM
Perth

What's the chances of being able to get freeview from the angus transmitter - my postcode is PH1 1PG and I can get perth transmitter OK but I'm after extra channels. Sat dish no use as tree in line of sight.

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John's 3 posts GB
Briantist
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

1:59 PM

John: At some point in 2012 you will be able to get all six multiplexes from the Angus transmitter, but until then you will get the same three multiplexes you get from the Perth transmitter.

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Briantist's 38,844 posts GB
Friday, 30 September 2011
saintee!
10:09 PM

Where has "NewMux7" allocated on Channel 30 gone? :-(

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saintee!'s 5 posts GB
Saturday, 1 October 2011
Briantist
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

9:52 AM

saintee!: It has been dropped in the most recent plan.

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Briantist's 38,844 posts GB
Tuesday, 20 December 2011
G
George
5:15 PM
Perth

My postcode is PH2 7DA and I believe I get my Freeview signal from the Perth transmitter.

I get the 'restricted' range of channels but I get STV+1 and 4+1.

I believe that channel 5+1 started recently but I don't seem to be able to receive it. I've retuned but still no channel 5+1.

Should I be able to receive it ?

Thanks.

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George's 1 post GB
Dave Lindsay
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

7:17 PM

George: Channel 5+1 is carried on one of the commercial multiplexes that you can't get.

See here:

DTG :: DTT Services by Multiplex

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Dave Lindsay's 5,724 posts GB
Friday, 30 December 2011
A
Al
6:37 PM

Perth transmitter is awful, we are getting a raw deal when others get many more free channels. TV is rubbish most nights and we don't have the other options.

I wouldn't have bought a freeview box had I known.

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Al's 1 post GB
Dave Lindsay
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

6:56 PM

Al: The reason for this is because the commercial channels that don't broadcast from Perth relay transmitter choose where they wish (to pay to) broadcast from. With the 80-odd largest transmitters they serve around 90% of the population.

The additional cost to broadcast from the 1,000 or so "filler-in" relay transmitters would roughly double the cost of transmission. Because they operate on a commercial basis, they have decided not to do this.

See here for a fuller explanation:

Will there ever be more services on the Freeview Light transmitters? | ukfree.tv - independent free digital TV advice

The main option you have is Freesat.

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