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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.

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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
1 BBC One (SD) Scotland, 2 BBC Two Scotland, 7 BBC Alba, 23 BBC Three, 24 BBC Four (Scotland SD), 201 CBBC, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, 250 BBC Red Button, plus 12 others

PSB2
D3+4
 V max
C25 (506.0MHz)237mDTG-320W
Channel icons
3 STV (SD) (STV North (Aberdeen micro region)), 4 Channel 4 (SD) Scotland ads, 5 Channel 5, 6 ITV 2, 10 ITV3, 13 E4, 14 Film4, 15 Channel 4 +1 Scotland ads, 18 More4, 25 ITV4, 30 E4 +1, 35 ITV +1 (STV Edinburgh), 35 STV+1 (STV Edinburgh),

PSB3
BBCB
 V max
C22 (482.0MHz)237mDTG-620W
Channel icons
73 Shopping Quarter , 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, 108 BBC Scotland HD, 204 CBBC HD, plus 1 others

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 52 Freeview channels?

the effected channels
the effected channels
the effected channels
the effected channels

The Auchmore Wood (Highland, 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 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?

1984-971997-981998-20102010-1330 Sep 2017-
A K TA K TA K TA K TA K T
C22BBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBCBBBCB
C25ITVwavesITVwavesITVwavesD3+4D3+4
C28BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBCABBCA
C32C4wavesC4wavesC4waves

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Table shows multiplexes names see this article;
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Notes: + and - denote 166kHz offset; aerial group are shown as A B C/D E K W T
waves denotes analogue; digital switchover was 6 Oct 10 and 20 Oct 10.

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
Saturday, 31 March 2012
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Deryck Hughes
1:49 PM
Dingwall

We have a FM Omni aerial on our chimney in Conon Bridge with booster and struggle to receive FM radio stations. We wish we could receive the radio Scotland news for the Highlands and Islands which has such interesting bulletins. We know it is available on the Internet but we are a long way from the Dingwall exchange so there is a poor service. We wonder if investing in a larger aerial is worth while, do you have any suggestions.

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Dave Lindsay
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2:10 PM

Deryck Hughes: A directional aerial would be likely to improve the signal, as by it's nature, it has a better gain. What in fact happens is that the sensitivity of a directional aerial is greater in one direction at the expense of the other directions. So that is where the improved "gain" comes from.

Obviously the downside to such an antenna is that it won't be as sensitive picking up signals from other directions. However, if you are in an area where the only services that you could possibly receive (or only those you want) are coming from one direction, then that's probably not such a great issue; the improvement in gain where the signal is weak is what you want.

For lots of information on aerials, see ATV Sheffield's site:

FM / DAB Radio Aerials

BBC Radio Scotland is on Freeview in Scotland, logical channel number 719. As you're using a roof-top FM aerial I take it that you're listening on a hifi rather than a portable radio. You could either use your existing Freeview receiver (connecting it to your hifi), or purchase a cheap set-top box to site adjacent to your hifi which will allow you to receive Radio Scotland and other BBC national radio stations. Once it has been set-up, there may be no need to have it connected to the television, although the only issue might be that they don't usually have a display on so you won't know easily what channel its on.

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KMJ,Derby
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2:53 PM

Deryck Hughes: Checking your postcode with the BBC reception service reveals that officially you are out of coverage for FM radio services. However it does suggest that you could have reception of DAB from Mounteagle, which transmits the Inverness local DAB multiplex. This carries BBC Radio Scotland. If you are able to borrow a DAB radio it could be worth a try.You are,I assume needing to receive the opt-outs for Highlands and Islands for the news bulletins that you require. These would not be carried on Freeview or satellite, which only carry the basic BBC Radio Scotland national service.

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Wednesday, 16 April 2014
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11:31 PM

AUCHMORE WOOD transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 20:35 today, HD Digital TV Off Air from 20:35 today. [BBC]

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Thursday, 17 April 2014
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1:31 AM

AUCHMORE WOOD transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 20:35 yesterday, HD Digital TV Off Air from 20:35 yesterday. [BBC]

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2:34 AM

AUCHMORE WOOD transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 20:35 yesterday to 22:35 yesterday, HD Digital TV Off Air from 20:35 yesterday to 22:35 yesterday. [BBC]

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Friday, 18 April 2014
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1:29 AM

AUCHMORE WOOD transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 20:35 on 16 Apr to 22:35 on 16 Apr, HD Digital TV Off Air from 20:35 on 16 Apr to 22:35 on 16 Apr. [BBC]

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Monday, 15 September 2014
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12:09 PM

AUCHMORE WOOD transmitter - RelayPossible service interruptions [DUK]

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Monday, 22 September 2014
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1:33 PM

AUCHMORE WOOD transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 10:09 today to 10:22 today, HD Digital TV Off Air from 10:09 today to 10:22 today. [BBC] RelayPossible service interruptions [DUK]

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Tuesday, 23 September 2014
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4:33 AM

AUCHMORE WOOD transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 10:09 yesterday to 10:22 yesterday, HD Digital TV Off Air from 10:09 yesterday to 10:22 yesterday. [BBC] RelayPossible service interruptions [DUK]

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