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

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sa_gmapsGoogle mapsa_bingBing mapsa_gearthGoogle Earthsa_gps55.918,-5.463 or 55°55'3"N 5°27'47"Wsa_postcodePA29 6YL

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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.

This transmitter has no current reported problems

The BBC and Digital UK report there are no faults or engineering work on the South Knapdale (Argyll and Bute, Scotland) transmitter.

Choose from three options: ■ List by multiplex ■ List by channel number ■ List by channel name

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
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 Red Button 1, plus 14 others

PSB2
D3+4
 V max
C57 (762.0MHz)530mDTG-3365W
Channel icons
3 STV (STV Central (Glasgow micro region)), 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 (STV Edinburgh),

PSB3
BBCB
 V max
C53 (730.0MHz)530mDTG-6365W
Channel icons
45 Film4 +1, 101 BBC One HD Scotland, 102 BBC Two HD (England), 103 STV HD (STV West), 104 Channel 4 HD Scotland ads, 105 Channel 5 HD, 123 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
to BBC Scotland region - 230 masts.
regional news image
STV News 1.3m homes 4.8%
from Glasgow G51 1PQ, 74km east
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?

years1984-971997-981998-20112011-132013-182013-18
aerial groupC/D EC/D EC/D EC/D EC/D EC/D E
700C53C4C4C4BBCBBBCBBBCB
C57BBC1BBC1BBC1D3+4D3+4D3+4
C60ITVITVITV-BBCA-BBCA-BBCA
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
Tuesday, 8 November 2016
Transmitter engineering
10:31 PM

SOUTH KNAPDALE transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 18:30 today to 19:08 today. FM: Radio 1 FM Weak Signal from 13:03 on 04 Nov to 13:23 on 04 Nov, Radio 2 FM Weak Signal from 13:03 on 04 Nov to 13:23 on 04 Nov, Radio 3 FM Weak Signal from 13:03 on 04 Nov to 13:23 o [BBC]

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Wednesday, 9 November 2016
Transmitter engineering
4:31 AM

SOUTH KNAPDALE transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 18:30 yesterday to 19:08 yesterday. [BBC]

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Thursday, 10 November 2016
Transmitter engineering
4:31 AM

SOUTH KNAPDALE transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 18:30 on 08 Nov to 19:08 on 08 Nov. [BBC]

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Monday, 21 November 2016
Transmitter engineering
4:32 AM

SOUTH KNAPDALE transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Reduced Quality from 22:49 yesterday to 22:57 yesterday. FM: Radio 1 FM Weak Signal from 11:42 on 17 Nov to 14:07 on 17 Nov, Radio 1 FM Off Air from 23:06 on 16 Nov to 00:02 on 17 Nov, Radio 2 FM Weak Signal from 11:42 on 17 Nov t [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering
1:33 PM

SOUTH KNAPDALE transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Reduced Quality from 22:49 yesterday to 22:57 yesterday. FM: Radio 1 FM Off Air from 23:06 on 16 Nov to 00:02 on 17 Nov, Radio 1 FM Weak Signal from 11:42 on 17 Nov to 14:07 on 17 Nov, Radio 2 FM Off Air from 23:06 on 16 Nov to 00 [BBC]

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Tuesday, 22 November 2016
Transmitter engineering
4:31 AM

SOUTH KNAPDALE transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Reduced Quality from 22:49 on 20 Nov to 22:57 on 20 Nov. [BBC]

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