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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 problems

The BBC and Digital UK report there are no faults or engineering work on the Bowmore (Argyll and Bute, Scotland) transmitter.

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

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.

MuxH/VFrequencyHeightModeWatts
PSB1
BBCA
 V max
 H -1.1dB
C47 (682.0MHz)
93mDTG-313W
10W
Channel icons
1 BBC One Scotland, 2 BBC Two Scotland, 7 BBC Alba, 9 BBC Four, 120 CBBC, 121 CBeebies, 130 BBC News, 131 BBC Parliament, 601 BBC Red Button 1, plus 14 others

PSB2
D3+4
 V max
 H -1.1dB
C41+ (634.2MHz)
93mDTG-313W
10W
Channel icons
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, 28 E4, 33 STV+1 (STV Edinburgh),

PSB3
BBCB
 V max
 H -1.1dB
C44 (658.0MHz)
93mDTG-613W
10W
Channel icons
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, 123 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?

regional news image
BBC Reporting Scotland 2.4m homes 9.2%
from Glasgow G51 1DA, 125km east
to BBC Scotland region - 230 masts.
regional news image
STV News 1.3m homes 4.8%
from Glasgow G51 1PQ, 125km east
to STV Central (Glasgow) region - 94 masts.

How will the Bowmore (Argyll and Bute, Scotland) transmission frequencies change over time?

years1984-971997-981998-20112011-132013-182013-18
aerial groupB EB EB EB E KB E KB E K
C39BBC1BBC1BBC1
C41+D3+4+D3+4+D3+4
C42C4C4C4
C44BBCBBBCBBBCB
C45BBC2BBC2BBC2
C47BBCABBCABBCA
700C49ITVITVITV

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?

Analogue 1-4 40W
PSB1||, PSB2||, PSB3||(-4.9dB) 13W
PSB1≡, PSB2≡, PSB3≡(-6dB) 10W

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Darvel transmitter area

Aug 1957-Jun 1997Scottish 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. Bowmore 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
Sunday, 11 January 2015
J
jb38
11:14 PM

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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Monday, 3 October 2016
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John Cameron
5:27 PM

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's 11 posts GB
Tuesday, 4 October 2016
J
john Cameron
10:54 AM

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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