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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.

Are there any planned engineering works or unexpected transmitter faults on the Selkirk (The Scottish Borders, Scotland) mast?

Selkirk transmitter - Selkirk transmitter: Possible effect on TV reception week commencing 04/12/2023 Pixelation or flickering on some or all channels Digital tick


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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-10,000W
Channel icons
1 BBC One (SD) Scotland, 2 BBC Two Scotland, 7 BBC Alba HD, 23 BBC Three, 24 BBC Four (Scotland SD), 201 CBBC, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, plus 13 others

PSB2
D3+4
 H max
C34- (577.8MHz)522mDTG-10,000W
Channel icons
3 STV (SD) (Border (Scotland)), 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, 26 ITV4, 28 ITVBe, 30 E4 +1, 35 ITV1 +1 (Yorkshire Emley Moor), 35 STV+1 (Yorkshire Emley Moor),

PSB3
BBCB
 H max
C35 (586.0MHz)522mDTG-10,000W
Channel icons
46 5SELECT, 101 BBC One HD Scotland, 102 BBC Two HD Scotland, 103 ITV 1 HD (ITV Granada), 103 STV HD (ITV Granada), 104 Channel 4 HD Scotland ads, 105 Channel 5 HD, 106 BBC Four HD, 108 BBC Scotland HD, 204 CBBC HD, 205 CBeebies HD, plus 1 others

COM4
SDN
 H -3dB
C33 (570.0MHz)522mDTG-85,000W
Channel icons
20 Drama, 21 5USA, 29 ITV2 +1, 32 5STAR, 33 5Action, 38 Channel 5 +1, 41 Legend, 42 GREAT! action, 57 Dave ja vu, 58 ITVBe +1, 59 ITV3 +1, 64 Blaze, 67 TRUE CRIME, 68 TRUE CRIME XTRA, 78 TCC, 81 Blaze +1, 89 ITV4 +1, 91 WildEarth, 209 Ketchup TV, 210 Ketchup Too, 211 YAAAS!, 267 Al Jazeera English, plus 35 others

COM5
ArqA
 H -3dB
C36 (594.0MHz)522mDTG-85,000W
Channel icons
 Smithsonian Channel, 11 Sky Mix, 17 Really, 19 Dave, 31 E4 Extra, 36 Sky Arts, 40 Quest Red, 43 Food Network, 47 Film4 +1, 48 Challenge, 49 4seven, 60 Drama +1, 65 That's Christmas, 70 Quest +1, 74 Yesterday +1, 75 That's 90s, 233 Sky News, plus 11 others

COM6
ArqB
 H -3dB
C48- (689.8MHz)522mDTG-85,000W
Channel icons
 Quest Red +1,  Classic Hits, 12 Quest, 25 W, 27 Yesterday, 34 GREAT! movies, 39 DMAX, 44 HGTV, 52 GREAT! christmas, 56 That's TV (UK), 61 GREAT! movies extra, 63 GREAT! christmas mix, 71 That’s 60s, 73 HobbyMaker, 82 Talking Pictures TV, 83 Together TV, 84 PBS America, 235 Al Jazeera Eng, plus 20 others

DTG-8 64QAM 8K 3/4 27.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)

The Selkirk (The Scottish Borders, Scotland) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: .

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 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?

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

1961-80s1984-971997-981998-20082008-132013-182013-1714 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_offArqAArqAArqA
C55tv_offBBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBCBBBCBBBCB
C57tv_offSDNSDNSDN
C59tv_offITVwavesITVwavesITVwaves-D3+4-D3+4-D3+4
C60tv_off -ArqB-ArqB
C62BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBCA
C65C4wavesC4wavesC4waves

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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 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
Friday, 6 February 2015
Transmitter engineering
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4:31 AM

SELKIRK transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 07:54 yesterday to 08:13 yesterday. [BBC]

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Saturday, 7 February 2015
Transmitter engineering
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4:31 AM

SELKIRK transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 07:54 on 05 Feb to 08:13 on 05 Feb. [BBC]

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Thursday, 26 March 2015
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Jim Carnie
8:19 PM
Duns

Postcode TD11 3EW
Dear Sir / Madam,
I live in Duns and according to your map Duns is out with all the coloured areas (which I can testify due to the low TV and pathetic digital radio signal strengths) so are you planning on improving the signal levels or must we put up with a 2nd rate service. I would like to point out that Duns is the 2nd largest town in Berwickshire.

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Dave Lindsay
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8:42 PM

Jim Carnie: There are many parts of the country which don't have line-of-sight to the transmitter and as a result reception is variable. I'm not aware of any plans to boost the power some changes were made to some transmitters at switchover but Selkirk wasn't one of them.

At your location there would appear to be clear line-of-sight to Chatton, although as you probably know, this is a BBC North East & Cumbria/ITV Tyne Tees transmitter. So you are probably served well with TV, but not the preferred region.

Your difficulty with Selkirk is caused by terrain obstruction from about 4 miles to 6 miles out from your location:


Terrain between ( m a.g.l.) and (antenna m a.g.l.) - Optimising UK DTT Freeview and Radio aerial location


On some of those high points are trees which could certainly affect the signal and mean it varies by time and weather.

And looking on StreetView, there are some big trees near to some of the houses which could further hamper efforts.

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Tuesday, 11 August 2015
Transmitter engineering
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1:25 PM

SELKIRK transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Weak Signal from 10:03 today to 11:51 today. [BBC]

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Wednesday, 12 August 2015
Transmitter engineering
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1:33 PM

SELKIRK transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Weak Signal from 10:03 yesterday to 11:51 yesterday. [BBC]

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Thursday, 13 August 2015
Transmitter engineering
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7:48 AM

SELKIRK transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Weak Signal from 10:03 on 11 Aug to 11:51 on 11 Aug. [BBC]

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Monday, 30 November 2015
Transmitter engineering
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10:36 AM

SELKIRK transmitter - Possible weak signal [DUK]

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Tuesday, 8 December 2015
Transmitter engineering
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4:31 AM

SELKIRK transmitter - Possible weak signal [DUK]

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1:32 PM

SELKIRK transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Weak Signal from 10:08 today. [BBC] Possible weak signal [DUK]

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