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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.

 V max
C29 (538.0MHz)210mDTG-50W
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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

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C31 (554.0MHz)210mDTG-50W
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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 ITV1 +1 (STV Edinburgh), 35 STV+1 (STV Edinburgh),

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C37 (602.0MHz)210mDTG-50W
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56 5SELECT, 101 BBC One HD Scotland, 102 BBC Two HD (England), 103 ITV 1 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

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Are you trying to watch these 43 Freeview channels?

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The Millburn Muir (West Dunbartonshire, Scotland) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: 4seven, 5Action, 5STAR, 5USA, Al Jazeera Eng, 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 Player, 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 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

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 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.

Wednesday, 19 June 2013
Dave Lindsay

1:36 PM

MikeB: The "next week" referred to was that starting 6th June!

Roy: If it is the COM channels you are picking up then perhaps you are getting them from Rosneath. In which case an aerial pointing to it "may" bring them in reliably.

As I say, further advice can be given with knowledge of the channels affected. Also your location would be useful, being more specific than the town, this being to check the likely reception possibilities as they are likely to vary across Dumbarton, due to the terrain. A postcode is best, or one of a nearby address such as a shop.

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Dave Lindsay's 5,724 posts GB
Dave Lindsay

1:39 PM

MikeB: That should be week starting 6th May.

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Dave Lindsay's 5,724 posts GB

3:06 PM

Dave Lindsay: My Bad!!! (should have had the coffee first...)

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MikeB's 2,579 posts GB
Wednesday, 26 June 2013
12:00 PM


I've been having problems with the BBC stations for the past 3 weeks or so. Blocking, freezing. It was abysmal yesterday trying to watch the tennis. Can you check to see what the issue is. The ITV, Channel 4 Channel 5 etc are fine but all the BBC ones are a real problem at times. I've done a re-install, reset etc but problem still persists. Post code is G83.



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Brian's 1 post GB
Sunday, 30 June 2013
1:40 PM

Brian thats the exact same thing thats happening to my freeview.BBC channels are unwatchable at times.when the men at work sign is light up lol their doing work on the transmitter.They should make it more clear and say from Date 6 May until further notice.Chears Dave lyndsay for the info.

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Roy's 3 posts GB
Monday, 15 July 2013
John Watson
10:27 PM

I'm having the same problem as the last two posts, Roy & Brian i.e. blocking and picture freeze only on BBC channels. My mothers picture is the same also my next door neigbours. We are all freeview from millburn Muir, my mothers lives 8 miles from me and my next door neighbour, this has been like this for several weeks so there must be an issue with the transmitter please advise.

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John Watson's 6 posts GB
Tuesday, 16 July 2013
12:25 AM

Mike,exactly how long does your over the next week last? That was on the 19th of june you stated that and everyone i have asked who has freeview in G82 & G83 postcode has this problem.My bad!!!!!! Should have had that coffee first!!!!! Can we have an update on this please from somebody who actually knows when this problem with all the BBC channels will be fixed.

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Roy's 3 posts GB
Wednesday, 17 July 2013
11:19 PM

Like the above, I have also been having problems with blocky reception. (Postcode G83 0EH) for weeks now. BBC channels practically unwatchable.

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Les's 1 post GB
Thursday, 25 July 2013
8:08 PM

Hi my parents are in the g83 area and they keep getting block pixels especially on bbc they have had it confirmed its nothing to do with 4g,they also get a muh poorer picture on bbc,they are going to try moving ariel but any advice to fix would be good,their tv is down at the moment due to problems reported today

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J Jordan
10:05 PM

My elderly dad lives in the g82 area. He doesn't have sky or virgin tv. He has had no tv signal since this afternoon. How much longer before things are back to normal .

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