Freeview Light on the Cow Hill (Highland, Scotland) transmitter
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The symbol shows the location of the Cow Hill (Highland, Scotland) transmitter which serves 5,000 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 Cow Hill (Highland, Scotland) transmitter.
Which Freeview channels does the Cow Hill 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.
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 Cow Hill (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, Challenge, Channel 5 +1, CITV, YAAAS!, 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, More4 +1, Now 70s, Paramount Network, 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 Cow Hill transmitter?
BBC Reporting Scotland 2.4m homes 9.2%
from Glasgow G51 1DA, 118km south-southeast (157°)
to BBC Scotland region - 230 masts.
STV News 1.3m homes 4.8%
from Glasgow G51 1PQ, 118km south-southeast (157°)
to STV Central (Glasgow) region - 94 masts.
Are there any self-help relays?
|Conaglen||Active deflector||9 km SW Fort William||8 homes|
|Gairlochy||Active deflector||12 km NE Fort William||6 homes|
|Glen Loy||Active deflector||7 km N Fort William||4 homes hotel|
|S.locheilside||Active deflector||Loch Eil, 5-15 km NW Fort William||25 homes|
How will the Cow Hill (Highland, Scotland) transmission frequencies change over time?
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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 13 Oct 10 and 27 Oct 10.
How do the old analogue and currrent digital signal levels compare?
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Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Torosay transmitter area
W THAIN: At that postcode you're predicted to have a reasonable chance of getting good results from the Torosay main transmitter, which provides all six multiplexes. This requires a Group A aerial oriented vertically, pointing south-west.
There are no public plans to provide any more channels. The commercial multiplexes turned down the option to broadcast from more sites than they had done before switchover, and they're not required to.
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