Freeview Light on the Bowmore (Argyll and Bute, Scotland) transmitter
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The symbol shows the location of the Bowmore (Argyll and Bute, Scotland) transmitter which serves 600 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 problemsThe BBC and Digital UK report there are no faults or engineering work on the Bowmore (Argyll and Bute, Scotland) transmitter.
Which Freeview channels does the Bowmore 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.
1 BBC One Scotland, 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 14 others 250 BBC Red Button, 700 BBC Radio 1, 701 BBC Radio 1Xtra, 702 BBC Radio 2, 703 BBC Radio 3, 704 BBC Radio 4, 705 BBC Radio 5 Live, 706 BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra, 707 BBC Radio 6 Music, 708 BBC Radio 4 Extra, 709 BBC Asian Network, 710 BBC World Service, 719 BBC Radio Scotland, 720 BBC Radio nan Gaidheal,
3 STV (STV Central (Glasgow micro region)), 4 Channel 4 Scotland ads, 5 Channel 5, 6 ITV 2, 13 Channel 4 +1 Scotland ads, 14 More4, 15 Film4, 24 ITV4, 24 ITV4 +1, 28 E4, 33 STV+1 (STV Edinburgh),
45 Film4 +1, 101 BBC One HD Scotland, 102 BBC Two HD (England), 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 Bowmore (Argyll and Bute, 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 Bowmore transmitter?
BBC Reporting Scotland 2.4m homes 9.2%
from Glasgow G51 1DA, 125km east
to BBC Scotland region - 230 masts.
How will the Bowmore (Argyll and Bute, Scotland) transmission frequencies change over time?
|years||1984-97||1997-98||1998-2011||2011-13||2013-18||2013-17||30th Sep 2018-|
|aerial group||B E||B E||B E||B E K||B E K||B E K||A B C/D E K VHF|
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 11th May and 25th May 2011.
How do the old analogue and currrent digital signal levels compare?
|PSB1||, PSB2||, PSB3||||(-4.9dB) 13W|
|PSB1≡, PSB2≡, PSB3≡||(-6dB) 10W|
Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Darvel transmitter area
John Cameron: As the transmitter is only located at approximately 0.75 of a mile up the Cruach Road from you, if you are a car user you would get bang up to date information as to the situation by taking a pop up to the transmitter and having a word with the engineers (should any vehicle be present) as I am sure that you would find them most approachable.
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Good-day!! the Bowmore Transmitter, Isle of Islay, after a lengthy trouble-free spell is once more experiencing 24 hr.severe interference on certain channels resulting in loss of sound and pixcellating of vision. designated numbers are 045,100,102,103,104,105 and 123 involving mainly the HD delivery. Standard resolution of these is unaffected. The interference is as before, occurring as pulses of approx. One second. Thanks for this opportunity to report.
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John Cameron: re my comment on interference on Bowmore transmitter yesterday 3/10/16, please be advised that at 2230 on the same day all interference referred to had ceased and that at the time of this posting the transmitter remains trouble - free. Thanks again for this Facility and Good--day to all!
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