Freeview Light on the Largs (North Ayrshire, Scotland) transmitter
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The symbol shows the location of the Largs (North Ayrshire, Scotland) transmitter which serves 5,000 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 problemsThe BBC and Digital UK report there are no faults or engineering work on the Largs (North Ayrshire, Scotland) transmitter.
Which Freeview channels does the Largs 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 Largs (North Ayrshire, 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 Largs transmitter?
BBC Reporting Scotland 2.4m homes 9.2%
from Glasgow G51 1DA, 36km east (80°)
to BBC Scotland region - 230 masts.
How will the Largs (North Ayrshire, 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
22/02/2020 For the past week all non-BBC related channels have been almost unwatchable and in most cases no signal at all, yet whenever you check the transmitter it says no problems . I have re-tuned many, many times but no difference. When I run diagnostics and check the tuner it shows all UHF signal channels that have BBC channels on showing as 84% signal strength and 100% signal quality and all other channels on UHF signal channel 25 as less than 1% with the TV displaying no picture or very broken up sound and video and 'poor signal' message. This includes ITV, ITV2, ITV3, ITV4, Channel 4, Channel 5, E4, Film 4 etc - all BBC channels are perfect. My postcode is KA30 8AB in Largs. Currently there are dozens of people complaining on Facebook/Largs people site saying the same thing. Can someone finally admit there is a transmit problem and fix it. Thank you.
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I agree with js, in addition to which if your aerial is pointing NW at towards Rothersay, the rods should be vertical. If you are pointing E at Largs, the rods should be horizontal. but although it's much closer to you, it's also very low power and it's not predicted to give quite as good a reception as Rothersay presumably because of the terrain, so it might depend on exactly where you are in your postcode.
However if Largs gets its signal from Rothersay, then if Rothersay is faulty as Stewart Tindal seems to think, it might affect Largs.
Please also note that this is an independent help-site for people with reception and technical problems.
So whichever of the above, I'd suggest you post the information on your Facebook page, for each and everyone of you to phone Freeview on 0808-100-0288 and complain about the signal. It will be no good just one of you phoning, you all need to.
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