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The symbol shows the location of the Black Hill (North Lanarkshire, Scotland) transmitter which serves 940,000 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 Black Hill (North Lanarkshire, Scotland) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Black Hill 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
C46 (674.0MHz)576mDTG-3100,000W
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1 BBC One (SD) Scotland, 2 BBC Two Scotland, 7 BBC Alba, 23 BBC Three, 24 BBC Four (Scotland SD), 201 CBBC, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, 250 BBC Red Button, plus 12 others

PSB2
D3+4
 H max
C43 (650.0MHz)576mDTG-3100,000W
Channel icons
3 STV (SD) (STV Central (Glasgow micro region)), 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, 30 E4 +1, 35 ITV +1 (STV Edinburgh), 35 STV+1 (STV Edinburgh),

PSB3
BBCB
 H max
C40 (626.0MHz)576mDTG-6100,000W
Channel icons
56 5SELECT, 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, 106 BBC Four HD, 108 BBC Scotland HD, 204 CBBC HD, 205 CBeebies HD, plus 1 others

COM4
SDN
 H max
C41+ (634.2MHz)576mDTG-8100,000W
Channel icons
12 Quest, 20 Drama, 21 5USA, 29 ITV2 +1, 32 5STAR, 33 5Action, 41 Legend, 42 GREAT! movies action, 46 Channel 5 +1, 58 ITVBe +1, 59 ITV3 +1, 64 Blaze, 67 CBS Reality, 74 Dave ja vu, 78 TCC, 81 Blaze +1, 89 ITV4 +1, 203 CITV, 208 POP MAX, 209 Ketchup TV, 210 Ketchup Too, 211 YAAAS!, plus 15 others

COM5
ArqA
 H max
C44 (658.0MHz)576mDTG-8100,000W
Channel icons
11 Sky Arts, 17 Really, 19 Dave, 31 E4 Extra, 36 pick, 40 Quest Red, 43 Food Network, 47 Film4 +1, 48 Challenge, 49 4seven, 57 Smithsonian Channel, 60 Drama +1, 70 Quest +1, 75 Yesterday +1, 83 Together TV, 233 Sky News, plus 8 others

COM6
ArqB
 H max
C47 (682.0MHz)576mDTG-8100,000W
Channel icons
 FreeSports, 25 W, 27 Yesterday, 34 GREAT! movies, 39 DMAX, 44 HGTV, 71 Quest Red +1, 73 HobbyMaker, 82 Talking Pictures TV, 84 PBS America, 88 Classic Hits, 235 Aljazeera English, plus 19 others

LG
 H -13dB
C51 (714.0MHz)576mDTG-125,000W
Channel icons
from 2nd June 2014: 8 STV Glasgow,

com7
 H -3.7dB
C55 (746.0MHz)576mDTG-642,900W
Channel icons


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
DTG-12 QSPK 8K 3/4 8.0Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)

Which BBC and ITV regional news can I watch from the Black Hill transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Reporting Scotland 2.4m homes 9.2%
from Glasgow G51 1DA, 26km west (271°)
to BBC Scotland region - 230 masts.
regional news image
STV News 1.3m homes 4.8%
from Glasgow G51 1PQ, 26km west (271°)
to STV Central (Glasgow) region - 94 masts.

Are there any self-help relays?

Ardtornish ATransposer22 km NW Oban15 homes
BalquhidderTransposer12 km NW Callander42 homes
Benmore BActive deflector50 m WNW Glasgow7 homes
Blair DrummondTransposer5 homes caravan park
Blyth BridgeActive deflector30 km SW Edinburgh50 homes
GlendaruelActive deflector40 hotel40 homes hotel
Glendaruel BActive deflector12 homes (second level)

How will the Black Hill (North Lanarkshire, Scotland) transmission frequencies change over time?

1957-80s1984-971997-981998-20112011-133 Oct 2018
VHFB E TB E TB E TE TW T
C10ITVwaves
C30_local
C32com7
C35com8
C37C5wavesC5waves
C40BBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBCBBBCB
C41+SDNSDN
C43ITVwavesITVwavesITVwavesD3+4D3+4
C44ArqAArqA
C46BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBCABBCA
C47ArqBArqB
C50tv_offC4wavesC4wavesC4waves
C51tv_offLG
C55tv_offcom7tv_off
C56tv_off_localCOM8tv_off

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?

Analogue 1-5 500kW
SDN, ARQA, ARQB, BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-7dB) 100kW
com7(-10.7dB) 42.9kW
com8(-11.1dB) 39.2kW
Mux 1*, Mux 2*, Mux A*, Mux B*, Mux C*, Mux D*(-14dB) 20kW
LG(-20dB) 5kW

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.

Comments
Monday, 7 January 2013
D
d kaye
10:18 AM
Glasgow

0141 332 1079

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Dave Lindsay
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11:00 AM

d kaye: How is the feed from the aerial split to the different rooms?

If it is a power splitter (distribution amplifier) then this could point to it being at fault.

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Monday, 18 February 2013
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HOWIE
10:59 AM

Is South Glasgow likely to be affected by the 4G signal?

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HOWIE's 1 post GB
Dave Lindsay
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12:57 PM

HOWIE: I should imagine that there will be some viewers within the South Glasgow area that will be affected.

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Thursday, 13 June 2013
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Pat
7:34 PM

Can some help we have HUMAX HDR-FOX T2 BOUGHT IN ENGLAND TO USE IN SPAIN. after going through set up procedure in manual can not get a signal. We are in Murcia Spain post code 30859 has anyone any ideas help or suggestion of how to get us up and running.

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Friday, 5 July 2013
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Ian Young
10:11 AM

Have been receiving signal from Blackhill for years. Suddenly morning 4 July signal has become unwatchable on all channels. Signal strength normally ran about 80/90 with only occasional 1/2 bit errors. Now signal strength jumps between 0 and 80 with bit errors between 0 and 2000. There seems to be a rhythmical pattern to this 0/80 signal strength. Have tried retune and it takes a while but still picks up Blackhill. Anyone any further ideas, wondering about interference from any newly switched on transmitters close to Howood/Lochwinnoch(possibly 4G)?

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Dave Lindsay
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11:25 AM

Ian Young: Is this on all six channels (five it isn't a HD receiver)?

Those channels being:

BBC One
STV
BBC One HD
ITV3
Pick TV
Film4

If you are using an amplifier try bypassing it.

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Ian Young
4:25 PM
Lochwinnoch

Thanks Dave
Yes it is on all 6 channels(40,41,43,44,46,47) and yes it has a masthead amplifier, so not easy to bypass. Have tried another aerial, in the loft, which has built in amp (DAT45 with MRD) and get same result but lower signal strength 0/70 errors 0/2000. System is fed from a Labgear HDU681 and has worked fine for several years. This extreme range of signal strengths only started yesterday morning and is still present. Have tried retune to Darvel which used to be available to me at lower signal strength, now totally unable to receive. Seems like I get good signal for about 2 seconds then something blanks it for 4-6 seconds on a regular/harmonic basis.

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Ian Young's 7 posts GB
Saturday, 6 July 2013
I
Ian Young
4:56 PM
Lochwinnoch

All back to normal morning of 6 July, none the wiser as to why !

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jb38
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

5:39 PM

Ian Young: But the question is just how long will your good fortune last at this time of the year when atmospheric conditions play such a large role in reception, and especially so when your signal is only being received through diffraction due to the line of sight signal path from the Blackhill transmitter being blocked from roughly 2 - 9 miles prior to your location.

But though, and although its neither here nor there if your reception has returned to normal, but when reading the run down on equipment used I was wondering what had influenced your decision to use the Labgear HDU681 for long distance reception when its such a relatively low powered device only offering a 8dB gain on its UHF outputs? albeit I do appreciate that you are possibly using its other multi-band capabilities.

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