Full Freeview on the Knockmore (Moray, Scotland) transmitter
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The symbol shows the location of the Knockmore (Moray, Scotland) transmitter which serves 31,000 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 Knockmore (Moray, Scotland) transmitter.
Which Freeview channels does the Knockmore 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 (SD) Scotland, 2 BBC Two Scotland, 7 BBC Alba HD, 23 BBC Three, 24 BBC Four (Scotland SD), 201 CBBC, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, plus 13 others 601 BBC RB 1, 700 BBC Radio 1, 701 BBC Radio 1Xtra, 702 BBC Radio 2, 703 BBC Radio 3, 704 BBC Radio 4 (FM), 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, 720 BBC Radio nan Gaidheal,
3 STV (SD) (STV North (Aberdeen micro region)), 4 Channel 4 (SD) Scotland ads, 5 Channel 5, 6 ITV 2, 10 ITV3, 13 E4, 14 Film4, 15 Channel 4 +1 Scotland ads, 18 More4, 26 ITV4, 28 ITVBe, 30 E4 +1, 35 ITV1 +1 (STV Edinburgh), 35 STV+1 (STV Edinburgh),
46 5SELECT, 101 BBC One HD Scotland, 102 BBC Two HD Scotland, 103 ITV 1 HD (STV West), 103 STV HD (STV West), 104 Channel 4 HD Scotland ads, 105 Channel 5 HD, 106 BBC Four HD, 108 BBC Scotland HD, 204 CBBC HD, 205 CBeebies HD, plus 1 others 66 TBN UK,
20 Drama, 21 5USA, 29 ITV2 +1, 32 5STAR, 33 5Action, 38 Channel 5 +1, 41 Legend, 42 Great! Movies Action, 57 Dave ja vu, 58 ITVBe +1, 59 ITV3 +1, 64 Blaze, 67 CBS Reality, 68 RealityXtra, 78 TCC, 81 Blaze +1, 89 ITV4 +1, 91 WildEarth, 209 Ketchup TV, 210 Ketchup Too, 211 YAAAS!, 267 Al Jazeera English, plus 35 others Racing TV, Kiss Chat & Date, Proud Dating, ADULT Xpanded2, 16 QVC, 22 TJC, 37 QVC2, 212 Pop Player, 237 TalkTV, 261 VisionTV, 262 Arise News, 263 SonLife, 264 FailArmy, 265 On Demand 365, 266 Pet Collective, 268 AlJazeera Arabic, 269 WION NEWS, 270 Real Crime, 271 Channelbox, 272 Asharq News #2, 274 Asharq News, 275 Al Arabiya, 276 Shots!, 277 UK RADIO PORTAL, 278 Zee World, 279 Alaraby Network, 280 Rok, 281 Revelation TV, 282 God TV, 283 3ABN, 284 AmazingDiscoveries, 286 NHK World Japan HD, 287 Newsmax, 670 ADULT Section (start), 727 Absolute Radio,
Smithsonian Channel, 11 Sky Arts, 17 Really, 19 Dave, 31 E4 Extra, 36 pick, 40 Quest Red, 43 Food Network, 47 Film4 +1, 48 Challenge, 49 4seven, 60 Drama +1, 65 That's 60s, 70 Quest +1, 74 Yesterday +1, 75 That's 80s, 233 Sky News, plus 11 others CRAFT EXTRA , 45 Gems TV, 85 Create & Craft, 673 ADULT smileTV3, 723 talkSPORT, 724 Capital, 728 Heart, 730 RNIB Connect, 731 Classic FM, 732 LBC, 733 Trans World Radio,
Quest Red +1, Classic Hits, 12 Quest, 25 W, 27 Yesterday, 34 GREAT! movies, 39 DMAX, 44 HGTV, 52 Great! Movies Christmas, 56 That's TV (UK), 61 GREAT! movies +1, 63 Great! Movies Christmas 1, 71 That’s 60s, 73 HobbyMaker, 82 Talking Pictures TV, 83 Together TV, 84 PBS America, 235 Al Jazeera Eng, plus 20 others ADULT smileTV2, ADULT Studio 66, QVC Style, 50 GREAT! tv, 51 Ideal World, 62 GREAT! tv +1, 72 Jewellery Maker, 285 Together TV +1, 671 ADULT Xpanded TV, 674 ADULT Babestn, 699 ADULT Section, 711 Hits Radio, 712 KISS FRESH, 713 KISS, 714 KISSTORY, 715 Magic, 716 Greatest Hits Radio, 717 Kerrang!, 718 Smooth Radio, 725 Premier Radio,
H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)
The Knockmore (Moray, 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 Knockmore transmitter?
BBC Reporting Scotland 2.4m homes 9.2%
from Glasgow G51 1DA, 199km south-southwest (203°)
to BBC Scotland region - 230 masts.
STV News 0.4m homes 1.5%
from Aberdeen AB12 3QH, 77km southeast (126°)
to STV North (Aberdeen) region - 76 masts.
Are there any self-help relays?
|Berriedale||Active deflector||90 km NE Invernes,||13 homes|
|Carron||Transposer||20 km S Elgin||35 homes|
|Glascarnoch C||Active deflector|
|Langwell||Active deflector||90 km NE Invernes||3 homes|
|Lochrosque||Active deflector||Lochrosque Lodge 40km W Dingwall||2 homes|
|Turriff C/p||Transposer||Aberdeenshire||1 homes 60 caravans|
How will the Knockmore (Moray, Scotland) transmission frequencies change over time?
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tv_off Being removed from Freeview (for 5G use) after November 2020 / June 2022 - 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 8 Sep 10 and 22 Sep 10.
How do the old analogue and currrent digital signal levels compare?
|BBCA, D3+4, BBCB||(-7dB) 20kW|
|SDN, ARQA, ARQB||(-10dB) 10kW|
|Mux 1*, Mux 2*, Mux A*, Mux B*, Mux C*, Mux D*||(-20dB) 1000W|
Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Knock More transmitter area
I have just purchased a Panasonic PVR with Freeview+. It set up fine with HD etc but is missing the COM 4,5 & 6 channels with the weaker signals. Strangely, my Panasonic TV'x inbuilt standard tuner receives these channels.
Why is Freeview+ not able to receive weaker channels when standard Freeview can?
Is there anything I can do to get these missing channels on Freeview+?
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John: Different receivers work differently and some may be more sensitive to others. That is both sensitivity of signals and immunity to interference.
I would not read anything into "Freeview" and "Freeview+" as these are simply brand names associated with non-recording and recording devices.
Have you had your Group A aerial replaced with a wideband one (or a second Group C/D aerial fitted)? If you haven't had this done, then that will explain poor reception of the COMs. If you would like me to explain what this means, then let me know.
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Many thanks for your reply.
I originally had my aerial replaced so that I could receive Freeview, but I do not know what type it is.
Both my Panasonic TV & my cheapo Alba tuner receive these channels, but the Alba has a poor picture quality (ghosting & reds sometimes flashing blue).
The new Panasonic PVR has a very good picture reception, much better than the Alba, but the Alba gets the extra channels.
It seems that there are two anomalies here:
(i)I have two Panasonic tuners, one gets Com4-6 and one doesn't.
(ii) The Alba has worse picture quality but picks up COM4-6 whereas the new Panasonic tuner has great picture quality but doesn't get COM4-6.
I would like to use the new Panasonic PVR to replace the Alba, as it is better in several ways. Unfortunately, the channel I use most often is on COM6.
Any suggestions you have or things I could try would be greatly appreciated.
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John: I would agree that there are two issues.
(i) Issues with reception:
I think that the issue won't be with your aerial as you have had it replaced as I expected you might need to have done.
Is this a new problem?
Where does your aerial system serve? Does it just go to one point, e.g. the lounge, or is it split and if it is split is this a powered booster/amplifier?
If there is more than one aerial point (i.e. it serves more than one room), try connecting it to another point and tuning in the Panasonic that doesn't pick up the COMs. If there is manual tuning, then use it. Channels are COM4/SDN=C53, COM5/ArqA=C57 and COM6/ArqB=C60.
I don't think that the issue will be to weak a (COMs) signal at your aerial. At 6 miles from the transmitter, you have clear line of sight (assuming no local obstruction).
I came across this picture of Balvenie Castle and the transmitter can clearly be seen on the horizon:
Panoramio - Photo of Balvenie Castle
The image can be clicked for a high resolution one and there is no doubt that it is the television transmitter.
There is a possibility to be mindful of that the signal level being too high with the clear line of sight to the transmitter. For this reason, amplifiers should be removed if possible, if only for test/fault finding purposes.
A set-top aerial is another way of testing, it providing a lower signal level (assuming that it's sited in a suitable place).
(ii) The picture issue from the Alba is likely to be an issue with the connection between it and the TV or a problem with the output connection on the box or input connection on the TV.
There are two commonly used formats that are connected using a scart lead:
1. Composite video: This uses one conductor (wire) to carry the video. By its very nature this means that all the picture is sent down one wire (and obviously split up as necessary, as it were, at the other end).
2. RGB: This stands for "red, green, blue" and this uses a separate wire for each colour. This provides a better quality picture than composite video because it keeps the colour components separate.
The fact that you are saying that one or more colours is lost intermittently suggests that this is using RGB and that the problem is an intermittent connection with one or more of the three conductors. Perhaps try another scart lead or try connecting it to another television.
It's usually the case that TVs that have more than one scart socket on have one that accepts RGB signals and this is usually Ext1 (or AV1). So if you remove the scart plug from Ext1 on the TV and plug it in to Ext2, it may appear to solve the problem, but you will probably have just connected it using composite video.
The ghosting you see if likely to be an issue with the scart lead.
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KNOCKMORE transmitter - Freeview HD Digital TV Weak Signal from 12:55 today to 13:12 today [BBC] Over the next week Knockmore main transmitter: TV (digital) Liable to interruption, Radio (analogue) working normally, Radio (digital) working normally. [DUK]
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