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 problemsThe BBC and Digital UK report there are no faults or engineering work on the Selkirk (The Scottish Borders, Scotland) transmitter.
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.
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 19 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: 4seven HD, 5STAR +1, 5USA +1, Aljazeera English HD, BBC Four HD, BBC News HD, CBeebies HD, CBS Reality +1, Channel 4+1 HD, Forces TV, Freesports, NOW 80s, Now 90s, PBS America, Pick +1, Together TV +1, Quest Red +1, RT HD, Smithsonian Channel HD.
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?
BBC Reporting Scotland 2.4m homes 9.2%
from Glasgow G51 1DA, 100km west-northwest (291°)
to BBC Scotland region - 230 masts.
ITV Lookaround 0.1m homes 0.4%
from Carlisle CA1 3NT, 75km south (187°)
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?
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How will the Selkirk (The Scottish Borders, Scotland) transmission frequencies change over time?
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tv_off Being removed from Freeview (for 5G use) by 30 June 2020 - 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 6 Nov 08 and 20 Nov 08.
How do the old analogue and currrent digital signal levels compare?
|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
Hi, Selkirk transmitter. TD5 7LH. Rooftop aerial. Good signal, filter for previous cell phone mast. Before the latest channel movement and reset I had 108 channels, now only 104. What did I loose, and why. We are already missing many channels that others have. Thanks, Pat Stevens.
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Hello Pat, the ones you have "lost" are probably those Sony channels that Sony have (re)moved to Local Multiplexes (you may not have noticed you weren't getting them unless you'd done a retune since 27th June but before the recent changes.. Unfortunately there's no Local multiplex broadcast from Selkirk, these only tend to exist in the larger urban areas. See True Entertainment | free and easy
See Digital UK | Channel listings for a full list (usually up-to-date) of Freeview channels and the multiplexes they are on. COMs 7&8 are not broadcast from Selkirk (and many other transmitters). They are only temporary muxes where they are broadcast and some transmitters have also lost them in recent changes. This is because of the limited spectrum available due to the 700Mhz clearance for 5G (see Digital UK | 700MHz clearance ). Currently COMs 7&8 are due to be closed by 2022 at the latest. We anticipate that some of the other existing muxes might become HD (and so have more capacity) at some point in the future.
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