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Freeview Light on the Ardintoul (Highland, Scotland) transmitter

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The symbol shows the location of the Ardintoul (Highland, Scotland) transmitter which serves less than 500 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 Ardintoul (Highland, Scotland) transmitter.

Choose from three options: ■ List by multiplex ■ List by channel number ■ List by channel name

Which Freeview channels does the Ardintoul 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
C45 (666.0MHz)23mDTG-39W
Channel icons
1 BBC One Scotland, 2 BBC Two Scotland, 7 BBC Alba, 9 BBC Four, 120 CBBC, 121 CBeebies, 130 BBC News, 131 BBC Parliament, 601 BBC Red Button 1, plus 14 others

PSB2
D3+4
 V max
C39 (618.0MHz)23mDTG-39W
Channel icons
3 STV (STV North (Aberdeen micro region)), 4 Channel 4 Scotland ads, 5 Channel 5, 6 ITV 2, 13 Channel 4 +1 Scotland ads, 14 More4, 15 Film4, 24 ITV4, 28 E4, 33 STV+1 (STV Edinburgh),

PSB3
BBCB
 V max
C42 (642.0MHz)23mDTG-69W
Channel icons
45 Film4 +1, 101 BBC One HD Scotland, 102 BBC Two HD (England), 103 STV HD (STV West), 104 Channel 4 HD Scotland ads, 105 Channel 5 HD, 123 CBBC HD,



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 0 Freeview channels?


The Ardintoul (Highland, Scotland) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: .

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 Ardintoul transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Reporting Scotland 2.4m homes 9.2%
from Glasgow G51 1DA, 175km south-southeast
to BBC Scotland region - 230 masts.
regional news image
STV News 0.4m homes 1.5%
from Aberdeen AB12 3QH, 212km east
to STV North (Aberdeen) region - 76 masts.

Are there any self-help relays?

AuchtertyreActive deflector60 km NNW Fort William17 homes
ReraigActive deflector6 km E Kyle of Lochalsh13 homes

How will the Ardintoul (Highland, Scotland) transmission frequencies change over time?

years1984-971997-981998-20102010-1331/7/13-2013-18
aerial groupB EB EB EB EB E KB E K
C39BBC1BBC1BBC1 D3+4D3+4
C42C4C4C4BBCBBBCBBBCB
C45BBC2BBC2BBC2BBCABBCABBCA
700C49ITVITVITVD3+4

orange background for multiplexes names more
green background for transmission frequencies
lilac background for power levels in watts
800MHz band: 4G mobile started in 2013
700MHz band: 4G from 30 June 2020more
600MHz band: new or moved digital TV services more
Notes: + and - denote 166kHz offset; aerial group are shown as A B C/D E K W
Italics for analogue, digital switchover was Wednesdays 14th July and 28th July 2010.

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

Analogue 1-4 47W
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-7dB) 9.4W

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Skriaig transmitter area

Sep 1961-Jun 1997Grampian 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. Ardintoul 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
Sunday, 13 November 2016
Transmitter engineering
2:32 PM

ARDINTOUL transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Wrong Region from 01:34 yesterday to 01:43 yesterday, BBC Digital TV Wrong Region from 01:09 yesterday to 01:19 yesterday, HD Digital TV Wrong Region from 01:09 yesterday to 01:19 yesterday, HD Digital TV Wrong Region from 01:34 y [BBC]

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Monday, 14 November 2016
Transmitter engineering
4:31 AM

ARDINTOUL transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Wrong Region from 01:34 on 12 Nov to 01:43 on 12 Nov, BBC Digital TV Wrong Region from 01:09 on 12 Nov to 01:19 on 12 Nov, HD Digital TV Wrong Region from 01:34 on 12 Nov to 01:43 on 12 Nov, HD Digital TV Wrong Region from 01:09 o [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering
10:33 AM

ARDINTOUL transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Wrong Region from 01:09 on 12 Nov to 01:19 on 12 Nov, BBC Digital TV Wrong Region from 01:34 on 12 Nov to 01:43 on 12 Nov, HD Digital TV Wrong Region from 01:34 on 12 Nov to 01:43 on 12 Nov, HD Digital TV Wrong Region from 01:09 o [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering
1:32 PM

ARDINTOUL transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Wrong Region from 01:09 on 12 Nov to 01:19 on 12 Nov, BBC Digital TV Wrong Region from 01:34 on 12 Nov to 01:43 on 12 Nov, HD Digital TV Wrong Region from 01:09 on 12 Nov to 01:19 on 12 Nov, HD Digital TV Wrong Region from 01:34 o [BBC]

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