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The symbol shows the location of the Garelochhead (Argyll and Bute, Scotland) transmitter which serves 1,200 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 Garelochhead (Argyll and Bute, Scotland) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Garelochhead 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.

 V max
C29 (538.0MHz)62mDTG-33W
Channel icons
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 8 others

 V max
C31 (554.0MHz)62mDTG-33W
Channel icons
 E4, 3 ITV (STV Central (Glasgow micro region)), 3 STV (STV Central (Glasgow micro region)), 5 Channel 5, 6 ITV 2, 10 ITV3, 15 Film4, 24 ITV4, 33 ITV +1 (STV Edinburgh), 33 STV+1 (STV Edinburgh), 73 Sewing Quarter,

 V max
C37 (602.0MHz)62mDTG-63W
Channel icons
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, 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 Garelochhead (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 Garelochhead transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Reporting Scotland 2.4m homes 9.2%
from Glasgow G51 1DA, 43km southeast (128°)
to BBC Scotland region - 230 masts.
regional news image
STV News 1.3m homes 4.8%
from Glasgow G51 1PQ, 43km southeast (128°)
to STV Central (Glasgow) region - 94 masts.

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

years1984-971997-981998-20112011-1317/4/13-2013-175th Sep 2018
aerial groupB EB EB EB EB E KB E KA K

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 12W
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-6.8dB) 2.5W

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Rosneath 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. Garelochhead 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.

Wednesday, 27 February 2013
11:42 PM

Andrea green: Although I suspected that you might be using the Garelochhead transmitter (@ 0.5 miles away) I also thought it prudent to check your location relative to that of the transmitter due to the nature of the terrain around that area, hence for my request for the P/code involved.

However, as far as your problems are concerned, nothing as yet was seen reported as far as any fault conditions being in existence, nor are there any indications of work being carried out at the transmitter, which by the way is located between a gap in the trees on the right hand side (going uphill) of the Whistlefield Road behind the Feorlin Way estate.

I do of course realise you have said that your neighbours are also experiencing problems and which I assume have their own separate aerial? therefore if at all possible, I would suggest that you try to make a few enquiries further along the roadway on your right heading towards the main part of the town for purposes of finding out if any problems exist in that area, as its possible that the aforementioned trees are partially obstructing the signal path to the Faslane side of the Loch.

Should anything be reported I will make another posting to this effect.

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jb38's 7,179 posts Platinum Platinum GB
11:52 PM

Andrea green: Yes, Michael is quite correct! as I have just spotted it as starting on the week commencing 25th albeit this fact not being mentioned on either the BBC's website nor the R/T investigation dept.

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Sunday, 1 February 2015
Jack Williams
3:51 PM

Our TV picture breaks up from time to time..not Sky.....could the cause be ..rain..high volume of traffic...or fault in the happened today..just as the tennis was was fine...

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Dave Lindsay
6:03 PM

Jack Williams: The most obvious question is: is it tuned to the transmitter to which the aerial faces?

Are you tuned to Rosneath rather than Garelochhead? Bring up the signal strength screen on BBC One and observe the UHF channel tuned. Rosneath is on C49 and Garelochhead is on C42. Do the same for STV: Rosneath is on C58 and Garelochhead is on C45.

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Dave Lindsay's 5,724 posts Platinum Platinum GB
Monday, 9 March 2015
Transmitter engineering
10:34 AM

GARELOCHHEAD transmitter - RelayPossible service interruptions [DUK]

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Tuesday, 17 March 2015
Transmitter engineering
4:31 AM

GARELOCHHEAD transmitter - RelayPossible service interruptions [DUK]

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Monday, 20 April 2015
Transmitter engineering
10:30 AM

GARELOCHHEAD transmitter - RelayPossible service interruptions [DUK]

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