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Freeview Light on the Glen Urquhart (Highland, Scotland) transmitter

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The symbol shows the location of the Glen Urquhart (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 Glen Urquhart (Highland, Scotland) transmitter.

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

Which Freeview channels does the Glen Urquhart 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 -12.6dB
C44 (658.0MHz)
245mDTG-318W
1W
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 -12.6dB
C41+ (634.2MHz)
245mDTG-318W
1W
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
 H -12.6dB
C47 (682.0MHz)
245mDTG-618W
1W
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 Glen Urquhart (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 Glen Urquhart transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Reporting Scotland 2.4m homes 9.2%
from Glasgow G51 1DA, 165km south
to BBC Scotland region - 230 masts.
regional news image
STV News 0.4m homes 1.5%
from Aberdeen AB12 3QH, 152km east
to STV North (Aberdeen) region - 76 masts.

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

years1984-971997-981998-20102010-132013-182013-18
aerial groupB EB EB EB E KB E KB E K
C41ITVITVITV+D3+4+D3+4+D3+4
C44BBC2BBC2BBC2BBCABBCABBCA
C47C4C4C4BBCBBBCBBBCB
700C51BBC1BBC1BBC1

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 43W
PSB1||, PSB2||, PSB3||(-3.8dB) 18W
PSB1≡, PSB2≡, PSB3≡(-16.3dB) 1W

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. Glen Urquhart 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, 29 March 2016
Transmitter engineering
4:32 AM

GLEN URQUHART transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 08:59 on 27 Mar to 09:24 on 27 Mar, HD Digital TV Off Air from 08:59 on 27 Mar to 09:24 on 27 Mar. [BBC]

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Tuesday, 17 May 2016
Transmitter engineering
5:32 PM

GLEN URQUHART transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 16:02 today to 16:20 today, HD Digital TV Off Air from 16:02 today to 16:20 today. [BBC]

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Wednesday, 18 May 2016
Transmitter engineering
5:32 AM

GLEN URQUHART transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 16:02 yesterday to 16:20 yesterday, HD Digital TV Off Air from 16:02 yesterday to 16:20 yesterday. [BBC]

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Thursday, 19 May 2016
Transmitter engineering
5:31 AM

GLEN URQUHART transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 16:02 on 17 May to 16:20 on 17 May, HD Digital TV Off Air from 16:02 on 17 May to 16:20 on 17 May. [BBC]

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Saturday, 17 September 2016
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Richard Goodson
2:02 PM Inverness

My post code is iv63 6xt . We are having problems receiving all the ITV channels and HD in the afternoon and evening but BBC channels seem to be much better .

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jb38
9:42 PM

Richard Goodson: The reception problem referred to is most likely resulting from a series of high pressure zones which are presently sweeping across most Northern areas of Scotland, the intensity of varying at different times during each day and causing erratic / intermittent reception. Unfortunately these conditions are predicted as not completely clearing away until around next Wednesday evening, although there will obviously be a few spells of respite every day.

By the way, its not really possible to assess the signal levels expected at your location, as although Digital UK has your location listed under the Glen Urquhart VP (vertical polarity) freeview light transmitter, you are forecast as only being able to receive the HD transmitter with a reception status of poor, BBC and ITV (SD) transmitters not being receivable, albeit in reality you do.

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