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The symbol shows the location of the Auchmore Wood (Highland, Scotland) transmitter which serves 1,700 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 Auchmore Wood (Highland, Scotland) transmitter.

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

Which Freeview channels does the Auchmore Wood 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
C28 (530.0MHz)237mDTG-320W
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
C25 (506.0MHz)237mDTG-320W
Channel icons
 E4, 3 ITV (STV North (Aberdeen micro region)), 3 STV (STV North (Aberdeen 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
C22 (482.0MHz)237mDTG-620W
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 Auchmore Wood (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 Auchmore Wood transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Reporting Scotland 2.4m homes 9.2%
from Glasgow G51 1DA, 185km south (177°)
to BBC Scotland region - 230 masts.
regional news image
STV News 0.4m homes 1.5%
from Aberdeen AB12 3QH, 153km east-southeast (107°)
to STV North (Aberdeen) region - 76 masts.

Are there any self-help relays?

GarveActive deflector30 km NW Inverness67 homes
GlascarnochTransposer40 km NW Inverness12 homes

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

years1984-971997-981998-20102010-132013-182013-1730th Sep 2017-
aerial groupA KA KA KA KA KA KA K
C22BBC1BBC1BBC1BBCBBBCBBBCBBBCB
C25ITVITVITVD3+4D3+4D3+4D3+4
C28BBC2BBC2BBC2BBCABBCABBCABBCA
600C32C4C4C4

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 6th October and 20th October 2010.

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

Analogue 1-4 100W
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-7dB) 20W

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Rosemarkie 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. Auchmore Wood 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
Tuesday, 12 September 2017
Transmitter engineering
5:32 PM

AUCHMORE WOOD transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 08:43 today to 15:33 today, HD Digital TV Off Air from 08:43 today to 15:33 today. [BBC]

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Wednesday, 13 September 2017
Transmitter engineering
5:32 AM

AUCHMORE WOOD transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 08:43 yesterday to 15:33 yesterday, HD Digital TV Off Air from 08:43 yesterday to 15:33 yesterday. [BBC]

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Thursday, 14 September 2017
Transmitter engineering
5:32 AM

AUCHMORE WOOD transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 08:43 on 12 Sep to 15:33 on 12 Sep, HD Digital TV Off Air from 08:43 on 12 Sep to 15:33 on 12 Sep. [BBC]

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Wednesday, 17 January 2018
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L MacLachlan
10:21 PM

Can someone advise why in 2018 the Auchmore Wood transmitter is only able to offer a restricted amount of Freeview channels. In Conon Bridge we received 20 TV Channels, 6 HD Channels and 13 radio stations. We moved from Maryburgh, one mile away, a few years ago and there they receive signals from Rosemarkie transmitter which provides 77 TV Channels, 6 HD Channels and 29 radio stations. Quite a difference. When is Auchmore to be upgraded?

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MikeB
11:06 PM

L MacLachlan: Its not. Its a Light transmitter, and the commercial broadcasters dont think the cost of using it is worth it. See Steven's answer to a similar question here: I can't get Freeview yet, when will it start in my area?

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Friday, 9 February 2018
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Deryck Hughes
12:10 PM

We have lived in Conon Bridge since 2005 and have used Auchmore. The service and signal has been poor over the years, in spite of using a large aerial high on the chimney. Some days the signal was so bad, it was unusable. In 2016 the aerial was blown away & replaced with a smaller one, with a strong steel mast, the signal was slightly weaker. A few months later our Sky satellite disk failed & was replaced, at the same time we asked the engineer to turn our terrestrial aerial from Auchmore to Rosemarie. To everyone's surprise this provided a satisfactory signal for the main channels (unlike Auchmore) but the others were poor. We have continued to use this but have supplemented it with Freesat using a Humax recorder which we think is excellent and better than Sky. Hope this helps.

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Thursday, 27 September 2018
Transmitter engineering
12:07 PM

AUCHMORE WOOD transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 08:27 today, HD Digital TV Off Air from 08:27 today. [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering
6:07 PM

AUCHMORE WOOD transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 08:27 today to 16:29 today, HD Digital TV Off Air from 08:27 today to 16:29 today. [BBC]

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Friday, 28 September 2018
Transmitter engineering
6:07 AM

AUCHMORE WOOD transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 08:27 yesterday to 16:29 yesterday, HD Digital TV Off Air from 08:27 yesterday to 16:29 yesterday. [BBC]

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Saturday, 29 September 2018
Transmitter engineering
6:07 AM

AUCHMORE WOOD transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 08:27 on 27 Sep to 16:29 on 27 Sep, HD Digital TV Off Air from 08:27 on 27 Sep to 16:29 on 27 Sep. [BBC]

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