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Freeview Light on the Cromarty (Highland, Scotland) transmitter

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The symbol shows the location of the Cromarty (Highland, Scotland) transmitter which serves less than 500 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 Cromarty (Highland, Scotland) transmitter.

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

Which Freeview channels does the Cromarty 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)21mDTG-32W
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
C25 (506.0MHz)21mDTG-32W
Channel icons
3 STV (STV North (Aberdeen 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
C22 (482.0MHz)21mDTG-62W
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 Cromarty (Highland, 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 Cromarty transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Reporting Scotland 2.4m homes 9.2%
from Glasgow G51 1DA, 204km south
to BBC Scotland region - 230 masts.
regional news image
STV News 0.4m homes 1.5%
from Aberdeen AB12 3QH, 132km east-southeast
to STV North (Aberdeen) region - 76 masts.

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

years1984-971997-981998-20102010-132013-182013-18
aerial groupA KA KA KA KA KA K
C22BBC1BBC1BBC1BBCBBBCBBBCB
C25ITVITVITVD3+4D3+4D3+4
C28BBC2BBC2BBC2BBCABBCABBCA
600C32C4C4C4

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 6th October and 20th October 2010.

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

Analogue 1-4 5W
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-4dB) 2W

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. Cromarty 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, 17 May 2011
Transmitter engineering
10:35 PM

CROMARTY transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air from 21:17 today to 22:14 today HD Digital TV Off Air from 21:17 today to 22:14 today [BBC]

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Wednesday, 18 May 2011
Transmitter engineering
4:35 AM

CROMARTY transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air from 21:17 yesterday to 22:14 yesterday HD Digital TV Off Air from 21:17 yesterday to 22:14 yesterday [BBC]

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Thursday, 19 May 2011
Transmitter engineering
4:37 AM

CROMARTY transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air from 21:17 on 17 May to 22:14 on 17 May HD Digital TV Off Air from 21:17 on 17 May to 22:14 on 17 May [BBC]

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Monday, 13 April 2015
Transmitter engineering
9:09 AM

CROMARTY transmitter - RelayPossible service interruptions [DUK]

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Tuesday, 21 April 2015
Transmitter engineering
4:30 AM

CROMARTY transmitter - RelayPossible service interruptions [DUK]

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Transmitter engineering's 114,677 posts Owner Owner xx
Monday, 11 May 2015
Transmitter engineering
10:30 AM

CROMARTY transmitter - RelayPossible service interruptions [DUK]

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Transmitter engineering's 114,677 posts Owner Owner xx
Tuesday, 19 May 2015
Transmitter engineering
4:31 AM

CROMARTY transmitter - RelayPossible service interruptions [DUK]

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Transmitter engineering's 114,677 posts Owner Owner xx
Monday, 14 September 2015

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