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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

tv_off Being removed from Freeview (for 5G use) after November 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 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
Tuesday, 12 September 2017
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

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
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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
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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
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

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
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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
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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
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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
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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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