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The symbol shows the location of the Lochmaddy (Eilean Siar, 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 Lochmaddy (Eilean Siar, Scotland) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Lochmaddy 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
 H max
 V -10dB
C28 (530.0MHz)
54mDTG-340W
4W
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
 H max
 V -10dB
C25 (506.0MHz)
54mDTG-340W
4W
Channel icons
3 STV (SD) (STV North (Aberdeen 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
 H max
 V -10dB
C22 (482.0MHz)
54mDTG-640W
4W
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 Lochmaddy (Eilean Siar, 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 Lochmaddy transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Reporting Scotland 2.4m homes 9.2%
from Glasgow G51 1DA, 263km southeast (142°)
to BBC Scotland region - 230 masts.
regional news image
STV News 0.4m homes 1.5%
from Aberdeen AB12 3QH, 307km east-southeast (102°)
to STV North (Aberdeen) region - 76 masts.

How will the Lochmaddy (Eilean Siar, Scotland) transmission frequencies change over time?

1984-971997-981998-20102010-132013-182013-1731 Dec 2017-
A K TA K TA K TA K TA K TA K TA K T
C22BBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBCBBBCBBBCBBBCB
C25ITVwavesITVwavesITVwavesD3+4D3+4D3+4D3+4
C28BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBCABBCABBCABBCA
C32C4wavesC4wavesC4waves

tv_off Being removed from Freeview (for 5G use) by 30 June 2020 - more
Table shows multiplexes names see this article;
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Notes: + and - denote 166kHz offset; aerial group are shown as A B C/D E K W T
waves denotes analogue; digital switchover was 14 Jul 10 and 28 Jul 10.

How do the old analogue and currrent digital signal levels compare?

PSB1≡, PSB2≡, PSB3≡ 40W
Analogue 1-4(-2.6dB) 22W
PSB1||, PSB2||, PSB3||(-10dB) 4W

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Skriaig 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. Lochmaddy 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
Thursday, 12 April 2012
Transmitter engineering
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4:30 AM

LOCHMADDY transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air from 02:25 on 10 Apr to 02:41 on 10 Apr [BBC]

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Monday, 23 April 2012
Transmitter engineering
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9:28 AM

LOCHMADDY transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air from 06:37 yesterday to 06:50 yesterday HD Digital TV Off Air from 06:37 yesterday to 06:50 yesterday [BBC]

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Tuesday, 24 April 2012
Transmitter engineering
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5:27 AM

LOCHMADDY transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air from 06:37 on 22 Apr to 06:50 on 22 Apr HD Digital TV Off Air from 06:37 on 22 Apr to 06:50 on 22 Apr [BBC]

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Sunday, 10 June 2012
Transmitter engineering
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5:26 AM

LOCHMADDY transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air from 04:07 today HD Digital TV Off Air from 04:07 today [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering
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7:27 AM

LOCHMADDY transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air from 04:07 today to 05:08 today HD Digital TV Off Air from 04:07 today to 05:08 today [BBC]

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Monday, 11 June 2012
Transmitter engineering
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10:29 AM

LOCHMADDY transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air from 04:07 yesterday to 05:08 yesterday HD Digital TV Off Air from 04:07 yesterday to 05:08 yesterday [BBC]

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Tuesday, 12 June 2012
Transmitter engineering
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4:28 AM

LOCHMADDY transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air from 04:07 on 10 Jun to 05:08 on 10 Jun HD Digital TV Off Air from 04:07 on 10 Jun to 05:08 on 10 Jun [BBC]

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