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Full Freeview on the Selkirk (The Scottish Borders, Scotland) transmitter

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The symbol shows the location of the Selkirk (The Scottish Borders, Scotland) transmitter which serves 24,000 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 Selkirk (The Scottish Borders, Scotland) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Selkirk 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.

 H max
C50 (706.0MHz)522mDTG-310,000W
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1 BBC One Scotland, 2 BBC Two Scotland, 7 BBC Alba, 9 BBC Four, 120 CBBC, 121 CBeebies, 130 BBC News, 131 BBC Parliament, 601 BBC RB 1, plus 14 others

 H max
C59- (777.8MHz)522mDTG-310,000W
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3 STV (Border (Scotland)), 4 Channel 4 Scotland ads, 5 Channel 5, 6 ITV 2, 13 Channel 4 +1 Scotland ads, 14 More4, 15 Film4, 24 ITV4, 28 E4, 33 STV+1 (Yorkshire Emley Moor),

 H max
C55 (746.0MHz)522mDTG-610,000W
Channel icons
45 Film4 +1, 101 BBC One HD Scotland, 102 BBC Two HD (England), 103 STV HD (ITV Granada), 104 Channel 4 HD Scotland ads, 105 Channel 5 HD, 123 CBBC HD,

 H -3dB
C57 (762.0MHz)522mDTG-85,000W
Channel icons
10 ITV3, 20 Drama, 21 5 USA, 26 ITV Be, 27 ITV 2 +1, 30 5STAR, 34 ITV3 +1, 37 Quest, 44 Channel 5 +1, 54 My5, 58 ITV Be +1, 61 True Entertainment 1, 62 ITV4 +1, 66 CBS Reality, 70 Horror Channel, 83 Blaze, 84 Blaze +1, 122 CITV, plus 25 others

 H -3dB
C53 (730.0MHz)522mDTG-85,000W
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11 pick, 12 Dave, 17 Really, 29 E4 +1, 32 Sony Movie Ch, 41 Food Network, 46 Challenge, 48 Movies4Men, 68 truTV, 69 Tru TV +1, 72 YourTV, 126 Tiny Pop, 132 Sky News, plus 12 others

 H -3dB
C60- (785.8MHz)522mDTG-85,000W
Channel icons
 Al Jazeera English,  BT Sport 1 (not free), 18 4Music, 19 Yesterday, 25 Home, 31 Spike, 38 Quest +1, 42 Travel Channel, 47 4seven, 59 BT Showcase (not free), 64 CBS Action, 73 YourTV +1, 79 Dave ja vu, plus 23 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
DTG-8 64QAM 8K 3/4 27.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)

Are you trying to watch these 0 Freeview HD channels?

The Selkirk (The Scottish Borders, Scotland) mast is not one of the extended Freeview HD (COM7 and COM8) transmitters, it does not provide these high definition (HD) channels: .

If you want to watch these HD channels, either use Freesat HD, or move your TV aerial must point to one of the 30 Full Freeview HD transmitters. For more information see the want to know which transmitters will carry extra Freeview HD? page.

Which BBC and ITV regional news can I watch from the Selkirk transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Reporting Scotland 2.4m homes 9.2%
from Glasgow G51 1DA, 100km west-northwest
to BBC Scotland region - 230 masts.
regional news image
ITV Lookaround 0.1m homes 0.4%
from Carlisle CA1 3NT, 75km south
to ITV Border Scotland region - 27 masts.
All of lunch, weekend and 50% evening news is shared with Tyne Tees

Are there any self-help relays?

SourhopeActive deflectorNr Yetholm6 homes

How will the Selkirk (The Scottish Borders, Scotland) transmission frequencies change over time?

aerial groupVHFC/D EC/D EC/D EC/D EC/D EC/D EK
C60A -ArqB-ArqB

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green background for transmission frequencies
lilac background for power levels in watts
800MHz band: 4G mobile started in 2013
700MHz band: 4G from 30 June 2020more
600MHz band: new or moved digital TV services more
Notes: + and - denote 166kHz offset; aerial group are shown as A B C/D E K W
Italics for analogue, digital switchover was Thursdays 6th November and 20th November 2008.

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

Analogue 1-5 50kW
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-7dB) 10kW
SDN, ARQA, ARQB(-10dB) 5kW
Mux 1*, Mux 2*, Mux A*, Mux B*(-12.2dB) 3kW
Mux C*, Mux D*(-20dB) 500W

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

Sep 1961-Feb 2004Border Television
Feb 2004-Dec 2014ITV plc
Feb 1983-Dec 1992TV-am•
Jan 1993-Sep 2010GMTV•
Sep 2010-Dec 2014ITV Daybreak•
• Breakfast ◊ Weekends ♦ Friday night and weekends † Weekdays only.

Thursday, 8 December 2016
Transmitter engineering
4:32 AM

SELKIRK transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 15:59 on 06 Dec to 20:09 on 06 Dec. [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering's 117,381 posts Owner Owner xx
Monday, 12 December 2016
2:32 PM

For over a month tv signal has been really poor .just want to watch tv without it breaking up and chirping like a bird !

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Diane's 1 post GB
3:05 PM

Diane: Have you checked all the cables and connections or done anything else to try and improve things? Please provide a postcode so we can see where you are in relation to the transmitter.

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StevensOnln1's 393 posts Gold Gold GB
Saturday, 4 February 2017
9:07 AM

Whilst MikeP has been telling me on the Selkirk DAB section that I don't know anything about B700 retuning, this has been brewing for a while, and seems now to be official so I can reveal it.….pdf

Shoots down the post B700 allocations shown here doesn't it MIkeP. Selikirk is another site using 32/33/34/35/36/48.

But I suspect you still don't want to believe me eh MikeP....?

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Martin's 15 posts GB
8:01 PM


Only now that your have revealed your source can we consider whether anything you have said has any validity or substance. Without the source being stated we cannot accept as true anything purporting to any future changes. Please do not misrepresent my position. All I needed was knowledge, and hence access, to you source.

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MikeP's 1,297 posts Gold Gold GB
Sunday, 5 February 2017
8:31 AM

As I've said on the other thread, you're welcome to carry on in your stubborn ignorance, I've tried to help and all you can do is bleat on that my information is unreliable and untrustworthy.

You won't hear from me again.

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Martin's 15 posts GB
9:32 PM


You must understand that technical and scientific people do not work on assumptions but need 'chapter and verse'. As you did not give any indictaion until yesterday what the source of your information was we could not give it any credence until it had been proven correct, or otherwise. In other words we needed proof.

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MikeP's 1,297 posts Gold Gold GB
Wednesday, 15 February 2017
Dennis Fisher
12:53 PM Jedburgh

TD8 6UP. loft-based aerial.

We recieve good signals of all freeview channels, including HD. However, our digital HDD recorder stutters the playback of the independant channels? All BBC channel recording play back perfectly, but recordings from channels ITV, Channel 4, Film 4 all stutter on playback.
Any suggestions about where I should begin checking for errors?
Could this be a problem with the box reading certain frequencies?
Any thoughts on what checks can I carry out?

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Dennis Fisher's 1 post GB
Dennis's: Freeview map terrain plot frequency data R&TI Service digitaluk trade DAB coverage
6:40 PM

Dennis Fisher:

To offer any useful advice we need to know what make and model of 'Digital HDD recorder' you are using. They vary quite a lot internally between makes so may behave differently.

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MikeP's 1,297 posts Gold Gold GB
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