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The symbol shows the location of the Millburn Muir (West Dunbartonshire, Scotland) transmitter which serves 20,000 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 Millburn Muir (West Dunbartonshire, Scotland) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Millburn Muir 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
C29 (538.0MHz)210mDTG-350W
Channel icons
1 BBC One (SD) Scotland, 2 BBC Two Scotland, 7 BBC Alba, 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
 V max
C31 (554.0MHz)210mDTG-350W
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, 25 ITV4, 29 E4 +1, 34 ITV +1 (STV Edinburgh), 34 STV+1 (STV Edinburgh),

PSB3
BBCB
 V max
C37 (602.0MHz)210mDTG-650W
Channel icons
72 Shopping Quarter , 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, 108 BBC Scotland HD, 204 CBBC HD, plus 1 others

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 52 Freeview channels?

the effected channels
the effected channels
the effected channels
the effected channels

The Millburn Muir (West Dunbartonshire, Scotland) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: 4Music, 4seven, 5SELECT, 5STAR, 5USA, Aljazeera English, BBC Four HD, BBC News HD, Blaze, Blaze +1, CBeebies HD, CBS Drama, CBS Justice, CBS Reality, Challenge, Channel 5 +1, CITV, YAAAS!, Dave, Dave ja vu, DMAX, Drama +1, Film4 +1, Food Network, Forces TV, FreeSports, GB News, GREAT! movies, GREAT! movies action, HGTV, Horror Channel, ITV2 +1, ITV3 +1, ITV4 +1, ITVBe +1, More4 +1, Now 70s, Paramount Network, PBS America +1, pick, Quest +1, Quest Red, Quest Red +1, Really, RT HD, Sky Arts, Sky News, Smithsonian Channel, Talking Pictures TV, TCC, Together TV, 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 Millburn Muir transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Reporting Scotland 2.4m homes 9.2%
from Glasgow G51 1DA, 24km southeast (127°)
to BBC Scotland region - 230 masts.
regional news image
STV News 1.3m homes 4.8%
from Glasgow G51 1PQ, 24km southeast (127°)
to STV Central (Glasgow) region - 94 masts.

How will the Millburn Muir (West Dunbartonshire, Scotland) transmission frequencies change over time?

1950s-80s1984-971997-981998-20112011-135 Sep 2018
VHFB E TB E TB E TB E K TA K T
C1BBCtvwaves
C29BBCA
C31D3+4
C37BBCB
C39BBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBCB
C42ITVwavesITVwavesITVwavesBBCA
C45C5wavesC5wavesD3+4
C49tv_offC4wavesC4wavesC4waves
C52tv_offBBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2waves

tv_off Being removed from Freeview (for 5G use) after November 2020 - 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 11 May 11 and 25 May 11.

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

Analogue 1-5 250W
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-7dB) 50W

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Darvel 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. Millburn Muir 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.

Comments
Thursday, 19 September 2019
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StevensOnln1
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9:58 PM

jimmy: An engineering notice has appeared since you posted showing reduced quality, so it looks like something isn't right with the transmitter. The transmitter engineering posts on this website come from a public feed provided by the BBC Engineering website, neither the owner of this website, nor any other contributor has any connection with any broadcaster or transmitter company and no one here has any control over how long it takes for these notices to appear.

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Friday, 20 September 2019
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jimmy
4:34 AM

Thanks steven I just saw the notice all I really wanted was confirmation it was indeed a transmitter problem and not my equipment and now I have it. Its still continuing but I keep getting 10-15 mins then blackout. At one point around 2am I think I got about an hour. Its all channels though not just the bbc as the notice suggests. I will just have to be patient. Thanks again for replying its good to know someone is out there lol

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jimmy's 15 posts GB
Transmitter engineering
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5:08 AM

MILLBURN MUIR transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Reduced Quality from 18:49 yesterday to 02:38 today, HD Digital TV Reduced Quality from 18:49 yesterday to 02:41 today. [BBC]

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StevensOnln1
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10:38 AM

jimmy: The notice only mentions BBC because it originates from BBC Engineering, who don't issue notices about any channels or multiplexes other than their own. I'm not aware that any of the other PSB/commercial broadcasters offer a similar service.

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StevensOnln1's 3,151 posts GB
Saturday, 21 September 2019
Transmitter engineering
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5:08 AM

MILLBURN MUIR transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Reduced Quality from 18:49 on 19 Sep to 02:38 yesterday, HD Digital TV Reduced Quality from 18:49 on 19 Sep to 02:41 yesterday. [BBC]

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Chris.SE
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6:23 AM

jimmy:

There has also been Planned Engineering at the transmitter over the week with "Possible service interruptions ". Again, they never say/know how long each event may last.

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Chris.SE's 2,544 posts GB
Sunday, 22 September 2019
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

5:08 AM

MILLBURN MUIR transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Reduced Quality from 18:49 on 19 Sep to 02:38 on 20 Sep, HD Digital TV Reduced Quality from 18:49 on 19 Sep to 02:41 on 20 Sep. [BBC]

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Tuesday, 12 November 2019
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Jimmy
12:45 AM

Can anyone advise me. Channel 4+1 has changed to ch45 and according to this page....Which Freeview channels does the Millburn Muir transmitter broadcast? I should be able to get it so I tried a retune and it doesn't seem to pick it up. Is the page wrong or is it me doing something wrong? Its the milburn muir transmitter I pick up which is a freeview light transmitter.

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Chris.SE
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7:17 AM

Jimmy:

I'm not sure if you misread the list above but Channel4+1 is on 15 and is on the D3&4 multiplex which you should be/are getting. I haven't checked the accuracy of the listing for other channels which may be out of date here as the site owner has not kept up with all changes.
Information about Film4+1 (LCN45) & More4+1 (LCN86) may be out of date in various places as they have moved last week multiplexes to ArqA/COM5 & COM7 respectively, which are not broadcast from "Light" transmitters. E4+1 (LCN28) currently on ArqA/COM5 is due to move on the 14th but no details have been provided by Channel4 or Freeview.

This list Channel listings | Freeview should be the definitive list as to which channels are on which multiplex, but at time of posting it has NOT been updated for the Film4+1 and More4+1 changes !!

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Chris.SE's 2,544 posts GB
Wednesday, 13 November 2019
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Jimmy
12:37 AM

Chris

Thanks......I made a mistake I meant Film 4+1 but I see you have answered me about that lol.

I think I will phone a local aerial specialist and see if I can somehow get a feed from Blackhill in Glasgow because I am "just" out of range and I see the tenement across the road from me someone has an aerial with a masthead amp and its pointing towards Glasgow whereas Millburn Muir the aerials point in the opposite direction. Its getting a bit grim using this MM transmitter.

Thanks again for your help and speed of response!

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