Freeview Light on the Strathblane (Stirling, Scotland) transmitter
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The symbol shows the location of the Strathblane (Stirling, Scotland) transmitter which serves 900 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 Strathblane (Stirling, Scotland) transmitter.
Which Freeview channels does the Strathblane 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
H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)
Are you trying to watch these 43 Freeview channels?
The Strathblane (Stirling, Scotland) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: 4seven, 5Action, 5STAR, 5USA, Aljazeera English, Blaze, Blaze +1, CBS Reality, Challenge, Channel 5 +1, CITV, YAAAS!, Dave, Dave ja vu, DMAX, Drama +1, E4 Extra, Film4 +1, Food Network, GB News, GREAT! movies, GREAT! movies action, HGTV, HobbyMaker, ITV2 +1, ITV3 +1, ITV4 +1, ITVBe +1, Legend, PBS America, pick, POP MAX, Quest +1, Quest Red, Really, Sky News, Smithsonian Channel, Talking Pictures TV, TCC, That's TV (UK), Together TV, W, Yesterday +1.
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 Strathblane transmitter?
BBC Reporting Scotland 2.4m homes 9.2%
from Glasgow G51 1DA, 14km south (175°)
to BBC Scotland region - 230 masts.
How will the Strathblane (Stirling, Scotland) transmission frequencies change over time?
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tv_off Being removed from Freeview (for 5G use) after November 2020 / June 2022 - 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 8 Jun 11 and 22 Jun 11.
How do the old analogue and currrent digital signal levels compare?
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Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Black Hill transmitter area
Well this certainly is a strange one. There's no transmitter faults that I can find, so it's not interference coming from there. Those two channels are not used by any of the other transmitters nearest to you nor do they have any reported faults.
Have you moved or changed any equipment?
Is the equipment that you have using the channels linked by coax cable or RF.?
Is reception of Freeview affected in anyway, has the signal strength or quality figures reduced?
If your equipment is linked by coax cable then it must be some very strong very local interference. As Analogue will be far more susceptible it suggests maybe some electric equipment operating, maybe something with a motor or maybe some discharge lighting - fluorescent, high pressure sodium, even LED (including street lights) very nearby.
Make sure you don't have any HDMI leads running close to your aerial and coax flyleads. HDMI has been known to cause interference.
If the equipment is RF linked then there are additional possibilities. Has any work taken place recently on any nearby mobile phone masts? Have you ever received a postcard from restoretv.uk ?
There has recently been some very variable and intermittent weather related Tropospheric Ducting which can cause signals from more distant transmitter to travel a lot further.
IAs far as more local transmitters go, in addition to the UHF channels used by Strathblane, the nearest transmitters to you use C32,C34,C35, C40,C41,C43,C44,C46,&C47.
No transmitters anywhere now use anything above C48.
If the interference seems restricted to C36 & C39 you could try channels well above C49 is your equipment will allow. If you are finding interference up there as well, it could be due to new services from a close by mobile phone mast.
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