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The symbol shows the location of the Arrochar (West Dunbartonshire, 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 Arrochar (West Dunbartonshire, Scotland) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Arrochar 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
C27 (522.0MHz)122mDTG-32W
Channel icons
7 BBC Alba, 82 BBC Four (Scotland SD), 201 CBBC SD, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, 250 BBC Red Button, plus 12 others

PSB2
D3+4
 V max
C24 (498.0MHz)122mDTG-32W
Channel icons
3 STV (SD) (STV Central (Glasgow micro region)), 4 Channel 4 (SD) Scotland ads, 5 Channel 5 (SD), 6 ITV 2, 10 ITV3, 13 E4, 14 Film4, 15 Channel 4 +1 Scotland ads, 18 More4, 24 ITV4, 33 ITV +1 (STV Edinburgh), 33 STV+1 (STV Edinburgh), 45 Film4 +1,

PSB3
BBCB
 V max
C21+ (474.2MHz)122mDTG-62W
Channel icons
86 More4 +1, 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, 115 BBC Scotland 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 60 Freeview channels?

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The Arrochar (West Dunbartonshire, Scotland) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: 4Music, 4seven, 4seven HD, 5SELECT, 5Spike, 5STAR, 5STAR +1, 5USA, 5USA +1, AlJazeera English (SD), Aljazeera English HD, BBC Four HD, BBC News HD, Blaze, Blaze +1, CBeebies HD, CBS Drama, CBS Justice, CBS Reality, CBS Reality +1, Challenge, Channel 4+1 HD, Channel 5 +1, CITV, Dave, Dave ja vu, DMAX, Drama, E4 +1, Food Network, Forces TV, Freesports, Home, Horror Channel, ITV2 +1, ITV3 +1, ITV4 +1, ITVBe +1, Together TV +1, Movies4Men, NOW 80s, Now 90s, Paramount Network, PBS America, pick, Pick +1, Quest +1, Quest Red, Quest Red +1, Really, RT HD, Sewing Quarter, Sky News, Smithsonian Channel HD, Sony Movie Channel, Talking Pictures TV, TCC, Together TV, Yesterday, YourTV.

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 Arrochar transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Reporting Scotland 2.4m homes 9.2%
from Glasgow G51 1DA, 48km southeast (144°)
to BBC Scotland region - 230 masts.
regional news image
STV News 1.3m homes 4.8%
from Glasgow G51 1PQ, 49km southeast (144°)
to STV Central (Glasgow) region - 94 masts.

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

1984-971997-981998-20112011-132013-182013-1730 Sep 2018-
A K TA K TA K TA K TA K TA K TA K T
C21BBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1waves+BBCB+BBCB+BBCBBBCB
C24ITVwavesITVwavesITVwavesD3+4D3+4D3+4D3+4
C27BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBCABBCABBCABBCA
C31C4wavesC4wavesC4waves

tv_off Being removed from Freeview (for 5G use) by 30 June 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 1-4 6W
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-4.8dB) 2W

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. Arrochar 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
Friday, 2 October 2015
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Capt Bill Lowe
5:52 PM

There is NO TV reception here in Arrochar since yesterday (1st) and before that very poor. It is nor acceptable when we have no choice of any other service provider (cable or satellite) surely we should get the same service as other people WE PAY THE SAME LICENCE FEE. Could it be put down to discrimination?????????????

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MikeB
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6:30 PM
Macclesfield

Capt Bill Lowe: But it says above 'The BBC and Digital UK report there are no faults or engineering work on the Arrochar (West Dunbartonshire, Scotland) transmitter. '

Now that does not mean there isn't a problem, just one that has not been reported. However, if its not the transmitter, then logically its your system at fault. Check connections, etc.

BTW - is there any particular reason you cannot get a satellite signal? If your surround by mountains or hill which make it impossible to 'see' the satellite, then OK. But if you can, you'll get far more channels than you do now.

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7:22 PM

Capt Bill Lowe / (MikeB) : Although as MikeB has correctly said, insomuch that no faults (as yet) is reported on DUK's TX engineering page concerning the Arrochar relay station, however the Radio & Television investigation service does indicate a series of intermittent "reduced quality" problems from the Sep 29th until 13.12 today, or 13.14 where the HD channels are concerned.

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