Freeview Light on the Inverness (Highland, Scotland) transmitter
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The symbol shows the location of the Inverness (Highland, Scotland) transmitter which serves 2,000 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 Inverness (Highland, Scotland) transmitter.
Which Freeview channels does the Inverness 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.
1 BBC One Scotland, 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 14 others 250 BBC Red Button, 700 BBC Radio 1, 701 BBC Radio 1Xtra, 702 BBC Radio 2, 703 BBC Radio 3, 704 BBC Radio 4, 705 BBC Radio 5 Live, 706 BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra, 707 BBC Radio 6 Music, 708 BBC Radio 4 Extra, 709 BBC Asian Network, 710 BBC World Service, 719 BBC Radio Scotland, 720 BBC Radio nan Gaidheal,
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, 24 ITV4 +1, 28 E4, 33 STV+1 (STV Edinburgh),
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, 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 Inverness (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 Inverness transmitter?
BBC Reporting Scotland 2.4m homes 9.2%
from Glasgow G51 1DA, 180km south
to BBC Scotland region - 230 masts.
STV News 0.4m homes 1.5%
from Aberdeen AB12 3QH, 134km east-southeast
to STV North (Aberdeen) region - 76 masts.
Are there any self-help relays?
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How will the Inverness (Highland, Scotland) transmission frequencies change over time?
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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?
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Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Rosemarkie transmitter area
10:45 AM Inverness
My parents live in North Kessock just north of Inverness postcode IV1 3XX.
They receive their Freeview Signal from the Inverness Light Freeview Transmitter and can only get 20 of the 77 Freeview TV Channels.
Is there any plans in the next few years to upgrade this Transmitter so that they will be able to get any more Freeview Channels?
If not, what is the reason for this?
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Scott Carrick: The Inverness relay is a low power transmitter serving 2,000 homes which don't get a good signal from the main Rosemarkie transmitter. There are no known plans to upgrade it, probably because the commercial broadcasters would not see a return on the costs of upgrading transmitters that only cover a small number of homes. Rosemarkie shows an OK signal for the main PSB channels at the postcode you've given, but is poor for the commercial channels. I would suggest looking at Freesat to get more channels.
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