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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.

MuxH/VFrequencyHeightModeWatts
PSB1
BBCA
 H max
C32 (562.0MHz)522mDTG-310,000W
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
 H max
C34- (577.8MHz)522mDTG-310,000W
Channel icons
3 STV (SD) (Border (Scotland)), 4 Channel 4 (SD) Scotland ads, 5 Channel 5 (SD), 6 ITV 2, 10 ITV3, 13 E4, 14 Film4, 15 Channel 4 +1 Scotland ads, 18 More4, 24 ITV4, 33 ITV +1 (Yorkshire Emley Moor), 33 STV+1 (Yorkshire Emley Moor), 45 Film4 +1,

PSB3
BBCB
 H max
C35 (586.0MHz)522mDTG-610,000W
Channel icons
86 More4 +1, 102 BBC Two HD (England), 103 ITV HD (ITV Granada), 103 STV HD (ITV Granada), 104 Channel 4 HD Scotland ads, 105 Channel 5 HD, 115 BBC Scotland HD, 204 CBBC HD,

COM4
SDN
 H -3dB
C33 (570.0MHz)522mDTG-85,000W
Channel icons
 Spotlight TV, 12 Quest, 20 Drama, 21 5USA, 27 ITV2 +1, 30 5STAR, 34 ITV3 +1, 40 Movies4Men, 44 Channel 5 +1, 54 Paramount Network, 55 5SELECT, 58 ITVBe +1, 59 ITV4 +1, 63 Blaze, 66 CBS Reality, 70 Horror Channel, 76 Quest +1, 77 TCC, 80 Blaze +1, 203 CITV, 211 Ketchup TV, plus 21 others

COM5
ArqA
 H -3dB
C36 (594.0MHz)522mDTG-85,000W
Channel icons
11 pick, 17 Really, 19 Dave, 28 E4 +1, 32 Sony Movie Channel, 38 Quest Red, 41 Food Network, 46 Challenge, 72 YourTV, 89 Together TV, 233 Sky News, plus 10 others

COM6
ArqB
 H -3dB
C48- (689.8MHz)522mDTG-85,000W
Channel icons
25 Yesterday, 29 4Music, 31 5Spike, 37 DMAX, 39 CBS Justice, 42 Home, 47 4seven, 71 CBS Drama, 73 Sewing Quarter, 79 Dave ja vu, 81 Talking Pictures TV, 235 AlJazeera English (SD), plus 16 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 19 Freeview HD channels?

the effected channels
the effected 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?

regional news image
BBC Reporting Scotland 2.4m homes 9.2%
from Glasgow G51 1DA, 100km west-northwest (291°)
to BBC Scotland region - 230 masts.
regional news image
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?

SourhopeActive deflectorNr Yetholm6 homes

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

1961-80s1984-971997-981998-20082008-1317 Apr 132013-1714 Aug 2019
VHFC/D EC/D EC/D EC/D EC/D E TC/D E TK T
C13ITVwaves
C32BBCA
C33SDN
C34D3+4
C35BBCB
C36ArqA
C48ArqB
C50tv_off BBCABBCA
C52tv_offC5wavesC5waves
C53tv_off1ArqAArqAArqA
C55tv_offBBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBCBBBCBBBCB
C56tv_offD
C57tv_off2SDNSDNSDN
C59tv_offITVwavesITVwavesITVwaves-D3+4-D3+4-D3+4
C60tv_offA -ArqB-ArqB
C62BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBCA
C63B
C65C4wavesC4wavesC4waves
C66C

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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 6 Nov 08 and 20 Nov 08.

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.

Comments
Saturday, 10 August 2019
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

5:08 AM

SELKIRK transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 15:04 yesterday to 15:06 yesterday. [BBC]

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Sunday, 11 August 2019
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

5:08 AM

SELKIRK transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 15:04 on 09 Aug to 15:06 on 09 Aug. [BBC]

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Wednesday, 14 August 2019
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

5:08 AM

SELKIRK transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 00:01 today to 03:51 today, HD Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 00:01 today to 03:51 today. [BBC]

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Thursday, 15 August 2019
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

5:08 AM

SELKIRK transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 00:01 yesterday to 03:51 yesterday, HD Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 00:01 yesterday to 03:51 yesterday. [BBC]

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Friday, 16 August 2019
Transmitter engineering
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5:08 AM

SELKIRK transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 00:01 on 14 Aug to 03:51 on 14 Aug, HD Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 00:01 on 14 Aug to 03:51 on 14 Aug. [BBC]

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Saturday, 17 August 2019
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Patrick Stevens
5:56 AM
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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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Chris.SE
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10:11 PM

Patrick Stevens:

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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