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The symbol shows the location of the Ardnadam (Argyll and Bute, Scotland) transmitter which serves 700 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 Ardnadam (Argyll and Bute, Scotland) transmitter.

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

Which Freeview channels does the Ardnadam 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)65mDTG-314W
Channel icons
2 BBC Two Scotland, 7 BBC Alba, 9 BBC Four, 201 CBBC, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, 601 BBC RB 1, plus 8 others

PSB2
D3+4
 V max
C31 (554.0MHz)65mDTG-314W
Channel icons
 E4, 3 ITV (STV Central (Glasgow micro region)), 3 STV (STV Central (Glasgow micro region)), 5 Channel 5, 6 ITV 2, 10 ITV3, 15 Film4, 24 ITV4, 33 ITV +1 (STV Edinburgh), 33 STV+1 (STV Edinburgh), 73 Sewing Quarter,

PSB3
BBCB
 V max
C37 (602.0MHz)65mDTG-614W
Channel icons
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, 204 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 Ardnadam (Argyll and Bute, 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 Ardnadam transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Reporting Scotland 2.4m homes 9.2%
from Glasgow G51 1DA, 43km east-southeast (110°)
to BBC Scotland region - 230 masts.
regional news image
STV News 1.3m homes 4.8%
from Glasgow G51 1PQ, 43km east-southeast (110°)
to STV Central (Glasgow) region - 94 masts.

Are there any self-help relays?

Benmore AActive deflector50 km WNW Glasgow30 homes

How will the Ardnadam (Argyll and Bute, Scotland) transmission frequencies change over time?

years1984-971997-981998-20112011-1317/4/13-2013-175th Sep 2018
aerial groupB EB EB EB EB E KB E KA K
C29BBCA
600C31D3+4
C37BBCB
C39 BBCBBBCB
C41ITVITVITV
C42BBCABBCABBCA
C44BBC2BBC2BBC2
C45D3+4D3+4D3+4
C47C4C4C4
700C49BBCB
C51BBC1BBC1BBC1

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 11th May and 25th May 2011.

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

Analogue 1-4 70W
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-7dB) 14W

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Rosneath 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. Ardnadam 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
Wednesday, 7 November 2018
Transmitter engineering
5:05 AM

ARDNADAM transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 00:06 today, HD Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 00:06 today. [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering
8:05 AM

ARDNADAM transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 00:06 today to 04:41 today, HD Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 00:06 today to 04:41 today. [BBC]

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Thursday, 8 November 2018
Transmitter engineering
5:05 AM

ARDNADAM transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 00:01 today to 03:01 today, HD Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 00:01 today to 03:01 today. [BBC]

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Friday, 9 November 2018
Transmitter engineering
5:04 AM

ARDNADAM transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 00:01 yesterday to 03:01 yesterday, HD Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 00:01 yesterday to 03:01 yesterday. [BBC]

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Saturday, 10 November 2018
Transmitter engineering
5:04 AM

ARDNADAM transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 00:01 on 08 Nov to 03:01 on 08 Nov, HD Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 00:01 on 08 Nov to 03:01 on 08 Nov. [BBC]

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Tuesday, 13 November 2018
Transmitter engineering
5:04 AM

ARDNADAM transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Wrong Region from 01:00 today to 01:18 today, HD Digital TV Wrong Region from 01:00 today to 01:18 today. [BBC]

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Wednesday, 14 November 2018
Transmitter engineering
5:04 AM

ARDNADAM transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Wrong Region from 01:00 yesterday to 01:18 yesterday, HD Digital TV Wrong Region from 01:00 yesterday to 01:18 yesterday. [BBC]

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Thursday, 15 November 2018
Transmitter engineering
5:04 AM

ARDNADAM transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Wrong Region from 01:00 on 13 Nov to 01:18 on 13 Nov, HD Digital TV Wrong Region from 01:00 on 13 Nov to 01:18 on 13 Nov. [BBC]

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