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Freeview Light on the Glengorm (Argyll and Bute, Scotland) transmitter

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The symbol shows the location of the Glengorm (Argyll and Bute, Scotland) transmitter which serves 800 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 Glengorm (Argyll and Bute, Scotland) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Glengorm 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
C29+ (538.2MHz)301mDTG-31,000W
Channel icons
7 BBC Alba, 82 BBC Four (Scotland SD), 201 CBBC SD, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, 250 BBC Red Button, plus 12 others

PSB2
D3+4
 V max
C31+ (554.2MHz)301mDTG-31,000W
Channel icons
3 STV (SD) (STV Central (Glasgow micro region)), 4 Channel 4 (SD) Scotland ads, 5 Channel 5 (SD), 6 ITV 2, 10 ITV3, 13 E4, 14 Film4, 15 Channel 4 +1 Scotland ads, 18 More4, 24 ITV4, 33 ITV +1 (STV Edinburgh), 33 STV+1 (STV Edinburgh), 45 Film4 +1,

PSB3
BBCB
 V max
C37+ (602.2MHz)301mDTG-61,000W
Channel icons
86 More4 +1, 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, 115 BBC Scotland 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 60 Freeview channels?

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The Glengorm (Argyll and Bute, Scotland) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: 4Music, 4seven, 4seven HD, 5SELECT, 5Spike, 5STAR, 5STAR +1, 5USA, 5USA +1, AlJazeera English (SD), Aljazeera English HD, BBC Four HD, BBC News HD, Blaze, Blaze +1, CBeebies HD, CBS Drama, CBS Justice, CBS Reality, CBS Reality +1, Challenge, Channel 4+1 HD, Channel 5 +1, CITV, Dave, Dave ja vu, DMAX, Drama, E4 +1, Food Network, Forces TV, Freesports, Home, Horror Channel, ITV2 +1, ITV3 +1, ITV4 +1, ITVBe +1, Together TV +1, Movies4Men, NOW 80s, Now 90s, Paramount Network, PBS America, pick, Pick +1, Quest +1, Quest Red, Quest Red +1, Really, RT HD, Sewing Quarter, Sky News, Smithsonian Channel HD, Sony Movie Channel, Talking Pictures TV, TCC, Together TV, Yesterday, YourTV.

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 Glengorm transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Reporting Scotland 2.4m homes 9.2%
from Glasgow G51 1DA, 143km southeast (129°)
to BBC Scotland region - 230 masts.
regional news image
STV News 1.3m homes 4.8%
from Glasgow G51 1PQ, 143km southeast (129°)
to STV Central (Glasgow) region - 94 masts.

Are there any self-help relays?

Arisaig HouseActive deflector42 km W Fort William13 homes
DervaigActive deflectorIsle of Mull42 homes
LochailortActive deflector35 km W Fort William21 homes
StrathairdActive deflectorIsle of Skye15 homes
TorrinTransposer25 km SE Portree19 homes

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

1984-971997-981998-20102010-132013-182013-174 Oct 2017
C/D E TC/D E TC/D E TB E K TB E K TB E K TA K T
C29BBCA
C31D3+4
C37BBCB
C41+D3+4+D3+4+D3+4
C44+BBCA+BBCA+BBCA
C47+BBCB+BBCB+BBCB
C48ITVwavesITVwavesITVwaves
C52tv_offBBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2waves
C54tv_offC4wavesC4wavesC4waves
C56tv_offBBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1waves

tv_off Being removed from Freeview (for 5G use) by 30 June 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?

Analogue 1-4 1.1kW
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-0.4dB) 1000W

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Torosay 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. Glengorm 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.

Is the transmitter output the same in all directions?

Radiation patterns withheld

Comments
Monday, 9 January 2012
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

12:27 PM

GLENGORM transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air from 06:54 on 05 Jan to 10:10 on 05 Jan BBC Digital TV Reduced Quality from 05:05 on 05 Jan to 06:54 on 05 Jan HD Digital TV Off Air from 06:54 on 05 Jan to 10:10 on 05 Jan HD Digital TV Reduced Quality from 05:05 on 05 Jan to 06:54 [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering
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5:28 PM

GLENGORM transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Reduced Quality from 05:05 on 05 Jan to 06:54 on 05 Jan BBC Digital TV Off Air from 06:54 on 05 Jan to 10:10 on 05 Jan HD Digital TV Off Air from 06:54 on 05 Jan to 10:10 on 05 Jan HD Digital TV Reduced Quality from 05:05 on 05 Jan to 06:54 [BBC]

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Wednesday, 4 December 2013
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James MacMillan
7:06 PM
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No freeview reception at post code PH36 4LH since 1600hrs approximately today 04/12/2013 is there a problem with the transmitter

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KMJ,Derby
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7:17 PM

James MacMillan: Yes, the Glengorm relay transmitter is shown as being off-air since 15.53 today (4th December 2013). This affects both TV and FM radio services.

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Dave Lindsay
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7:21 PM

James MacMillan: Click the link "R+T Investigation" at the side of your posting - it says that the transmitter has been off air since 15:53.

Refer to the map from Scottish & Southern Power Distribution:


Scottish and Southern Energy Power Distribution - Power Track map


It says that there is a power cut affecting PA75, which is where the Glengorm transmitter is. The start of the power cut is reported as being 15:56.

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Monday, 14 April 2014
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

11:21 AM

GLENGORM transmitter - RelayPossible service interruptions [DUK]

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Wednesday, 23 April 2014
Transmitter engineering
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12:38 AM

GLENGORM transmitter - RelayPossible service interruptions [DUK]

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Saturday, 3 May 2014
Transmitter engineering
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12:29 AM

GLENGORM transmitter - RelayPossible service interruptions [DUK]

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Monday, 21 July 2014
Transmitter engineering
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10:31 AM

GLENGORM transmitter - RelayPossible service interruptions [DUK]

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Monday, 25 August 2014
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10:31 AM

GLENGORM transmitter - RelayPossible service interruptions [DUK]

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