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Freeview Light on the South Knapdale (Argyll and Bute, Scotland) transmitter

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The symbol shows the location of the South Knapdale (Argyll and Bute, Scotland) transmitter which serves 2,600 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 South Knapdale (Argyll and Bute, Scotland) mast?

SOUTH KNAPDALE transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 13:18 yesterday to 19:42 yesterday, BBC National DAB Radio Very Weak Signal from 12:37 yesterday to 12:47 yesterday. BBC


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Which Freeview channels does the South Knapdale 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
C60- (785.8MHz)530mDTG-3365W
Channel icons
2 BBC Two Scotland, 7 BBC Alba, 9 BBC Four, 201 CBBC, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, 601 BBC RB 1, plus 8 others

PSB2
D3+4
 V max
C57 (762.0MHz)530mDTG-3365W
Channel icons
 E4, 3 ITV (STV Central (Glasgow micro region)), 3 STV (STV Central (Glasgow micro region)), 5 Channel 5, 6 ITV 2, 10 ITV3, 15 Film4, 24 ITV4, 33 ITV +1 (STV Edinburgh), 33 STV+1 (STV Edinburgh), 73 Sewing Quarter,

PSB3
BBCB
 V max
C53 (730.0MHz)530mDTG-6365W
Channel icons
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, 204 CBBC HD,



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 0 Freeview channels?


The South Knapdale (Argyll and Bute, 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 South Knapdale transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Reporting Scotland 2.4m homes 9.2%
from Glasgow G51 1DA, 74km east (97°)
to BBC Scotland region - 230 masts.
regional news image
STV News 1.3m homes 4.8%
from Glasgow G51 1PQ, 74km east (97°)
to STV Central (Glasgow) region - 94 masts.

Are there any self-help relays?

CairndowActive deflector10 km E Inveraray42 homes

How will the South Knapdale (Argyll and Bute, Scotland) transmission frequencies change over time?

years1984-971997-981998-20112011-132013-182013-1730th Sep 2018-
aerial groupC/D EC/D EC/D EC/D EC/D EC/D EC/D E
700C53C4C4C4BBCBBBCBBBCBBBCB
C57BBC1BBC1BBC1D3+4D3+4D3+4D3+4
C60ITVITVITV-BBCA-BBCA-BBCABBCA
800C63BBC2BBC2BBC2

orange background for multiplexes names more
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 Wednesdays 8th June and 22nd June 2011.

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

Analogue 1-4 1.45kW
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-6dB) 365W

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Black Hill transmitter area

Aug 1957-Jun 1997Scottish 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. South Knapdale 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.

Is the transmitter output the same in all directions?

Radiation patterns withheld

Comments
Friday, 19 October 2018
Transmitter engineering
6:06 AM

SOUTH KNAPDALE transmitter - Freeview: HD Digital TV Off Air from 21:02 on 16 Oct to 02:36 on 17 Oct, HD Digital TV Off Air from 00:43 on 16 Oct to 00:51 on 16 Oct. [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering
12:06 PM

SOUTH KNAPDALE transmitter - Freeview: HD Digital TV Off Air from 00:43 on 16 Oct to 00:51 on 16 Oct, HD Digital TV Off Air from 21:02 on 16 Oct to 02:36 on 17 Oct. [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering
3:06 PM

SOUTH KNAPDALE transmitter - Freeview: HD Digital TV Off Air from 21:02 on 16 Oct to 02:36 on 17 Oct, HD Digital TV Off Air from 00:43 on 16 Oct to 00:51 on 16 Oct. FM: Radio nan Gaidheal FM Off Air from 12:52 today to 12:54 today. [BBC]

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Saturday, 20 October 2018
Transmitter engineering
6:06 AM

SOUTH KNAPDALE transmitter - Freeview: HD Digital TV Off Air from 21:02 on 16 Oct to 02:36 on 17 Oct, HD Digital TV Off Air from 00:43 on 16 Oct to 00:51 on 16 Oct. FM: Radio nan Gaidheal FM Off Air from 12:52 yesterday to 12:54 yesterday. [BBC]

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Sunday, 21 October 2018
Transmitter engineering
6:05 AM

SOUTH KNAPDALE transmitter - Freeview: HD Digital TV Off Air from 21:02 on 16 Oct to 02:36 on 17 Oct. FM: Radio nan Gaidheal FM Off Air from 12:52 on 19 Oct to 12:54 on 19 Oct. [BBC]

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Saturday, 15 December 2018
Transmitter engineering
2:09 PM

SOUTH KNAPDALE transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Very Weak Signal from 12:37 today to 12:47 today. [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering
5:09 PM

SOUTH KNAPDALE transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Very Weak Signal from 12:37 today to 12:47 today, BBC National DAB Radio Very Weak Signal from 13:18 today. [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering
8:09 PM

SOUTH KNAPDALE transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 13:18 today, BBC National DAB Radio Very Weak Signal from 12:37 today to 12:47 today. [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering
11:09 PM

SOUTH KNAPDALE transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 13:18 today to 19:42 today, BBC National DAB Radio Very Weak Signal from 12:37 today to 12:47 today. [BBC]

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Sunday, 16 December 2018
Transmitter engineering
5:09 AM

SOUTH KNAPDALE transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 13:18 yesterday to 19:42 yesterday, BBC National DAB Radio Very Weak Signal from 12:37 yesterday to 12:47 yesterday. [BBC]

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