Freeview Light on the Cambret Hill (Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland) transmitter
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The symbol shows the location of the Cambret Hill (Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland) transmitter which serves 8,400 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 Cambret Hill (Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland) transmitter.
Which Freeview channels does the Cambret 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.
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 Cambret Hill (Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: 4Music, 4seven, 5Action, 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, 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, YAAAS!, More4 +1, Now 70s, 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 Cambret Hill transmitter?
BBC Reporting Scotland 2.4m homes 9.2%
from Glasgow G51 1DA, 107km north (2°)
to BBC Scotland region - 230 masts.
ITV Lookaround 0.1m homes 0.4%
from Carlisle CA1 3NT, 90km east (92°)
to ITV Border Scotland region - 27 masts.
All of lunch, weekend and 50% evening news is shared with Tyne Tees
Are there any self-help relays?
|Glentrool||Active deflector||15 km NW Newton Stewart||50 homes School|
|Newluce||Active deflector||12 km NE Stranraer||50 homes School|
How will the Cambret Hill (Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland) transmission frequencies change over time?
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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 24 Jun 09 and 22 Jul 09.
How do the old analogue and currrent digital signal levels compare?
|Analogue 1-4||(-1dB) 16kW|
|BBCA, D3+4, BBCB||(-8.5dB) 2.8kW|
Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Caldbeck Scotland transmitter area
Is the transmitter output the same in all directions?Radiation patterns withheld
The Cambret Hill transmitter seems stronger recently, and I've been getting signal strengths of between 95-100 % on my Philips freeview box, even during the heavy rain and bad weather over the last few days.
This evening I decided to have a go at getting the HD channels on my Humax Freeview HD box. Low and behold, they were all there (even though they don't show on my Philips SD box). Strangely, I'm also receiving the HD channels in the 800's as well.
Not sure how long this inreased signal strength will last for but the Freeview HD does look good, although I think the HD channels on my Amstrad Sky box seem better.
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Why does freeview advertise up to 50 channels when you only get the basic 11 channel no itv3 itv4 5live 5usa food channel dave quest the list is endless , Why advertise these channels when they are not available in the borders and this part of scotland but shops are trying to sell you boxes and tv's saying you will get all these channels.
thankyou Terry DG8 0NZ Glenluce
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Since switchover we have experienced ever increasing "atmospheric issues". I have a High gain aerial, humax twin tuner decoder, and a signal amp. When we first set it up everything was fine. However each month seems too have more pixelated pictures or completely lost signal than the last.
Is anybody in kirkcowan experiencing similar issues with freeview. I spoke to a friend in Sorbie and he has no issues as he can pick Caldbeck and gets significantly more stations.
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