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The symbol shows the location of the Balblair Wood (Highland, 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 Balblair Wood (Highland, Scotland) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Balblair 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
C32 (562.0MHz)252mDTG-317W
Channel icons
1 BBC One (SD) Scotland, 2 BBC Two Scotland, 7 BBC Alba, 55 BBC Four (Scotland SD), 201 CBBC, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, 601 BBC Red Button, plus 12 others

PSB2
D3+4
 V max
C34 (578.0MHz)252mDTG-317W
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, 24 ITV4, 33 ITV +1 (STV Edinburgh), 33 STV+1 (STV Edinburgh),

PSB3
BBCB
 V max
C35 (586.0MHz)252mDTG-617W
Channel icons
74 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 51 Freeview channels?

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

The Balblair Wood (Highland, Scotland) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: 4Music, 4seven, 5SELECT, 5STAR, 5USA, Aljazeera English, BBC Four HD, BBC News HD, Blaze, Blaze +1, CBeebies HD, CBS Drama, CBS Justice, CBS Reality, Together TV +1, Challenge, Channel 5 +1, CITV, Dave, Dave ja vu, DMAX, Drama, E4 +1, Film4 +1, Food Network, Forces TV, FreeSports, HGTV, Horror Channel, ITV2 +1, ITV3 +1, ITV4 +1, ITVBe +1, More4 +1, NOW 80s, Paramount Network, PBS America +1, pick, Quest +1, Quest Red, Quest Red +1, Really, RT HD, Sky Arts, Sky News, Smithsonian Channel, Sony Movies Action, 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 Balblair Wood transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Reporting Scotland 2.4m homes 9.2%
from Glasgow G51 1DA, 230km south (181°)
to BBC Scotland region - 230 masts.
regional news image
STV News 0.4m homes 1.5%
from Aberdeen AB12 3QH, 163km southeast (124°)
to STV North (Aberdeen) region - 76 masts.

Are there any self-help relays?

AmatActive deflector30km NW Invergordon15 homes

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

1984-971997-981998-20102010-132013-182013-1723 Aug 2017
C/D EC/D EC/D EC/D EC/D E TC/D E TA K T
C32BBCA
C34D3+4
C35BBCB
C50tv_off BBCABBCA
C55tv_offBBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBCBBBCBBBCB
C59tv_offITVwavesITVwavesITVwavesD3+4D3+4D3+4
C62BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBCA
C65C4wavesC4wavesC4waves

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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 8 Sep 10 and 22 Sep 10.

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

Analogue 1-4 83W
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-6.9dB) 17W

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Knock More 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. Balblair 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
Wednesday, 7 September 2011
Transmitter engineering
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5:41 PM

BALBLAIR WOOD transmitter - Freeview HD Digital TV Off Air from 14:57 today to 15:13 today [BBC]

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Thursday, 8 September 2011
Transmitter engineering
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4:34 AM

BALBLAIR WOOD transmitter - Freeview HD Digital TV Off Air from 14:57 yesterday to 15:13 yesterday [BBC]

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Friday, 9 September 2011
Transmitter engineering
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4:36 AM

BALBLAIR WOOD transmitter - Freeview HD Digital TV Off Air from 14:57 on 07 Sep to 15:13 on 07 Sep [BBC]

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Monday, 11 May 2015
Transmitter engineering
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10:30 AM

BALBLAIR WOOD transmitter - RelayPossible service interruptions [DUK]

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Tuesday, 19 May 2015
Transmitter engineering
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4:31 AM

BALBLAIR WOOD transmitter - RelayPossible service interruptions [DUK]

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Wednesday, 30 May 2018
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C. Copley
2:06 PM

Hi

Why (yet again) am I not receiving any other channels than the BBC from the Balblair Wood Transmitter?
Its been off more than its been on, so far, this year

regards Cliff
30 May 2018

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StevensOnln1
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2:51 PM

C. Copley: There are no reported transmitter faults or engineering work showing since 2015, so the most likely explanation is that you have a problem with your aerial system. Have you checked for any loose or damaged cables or connections behind your TV?

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