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The symbol shows the location of the Lairg (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.

Are there any planned engineering works or unexpected transmitter faults on the Lairg (Highland, Scotland) mast?

LAIRG transmitter - Freeview: Off the air due to a fault from 7 Jul 00:15 until 7 Jul 00:32. . BBC


Choose from three options: ■ List by multiplex ■ List by channel number ■ List by channel name
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Which Freeview channels does the Lairg 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
C44 (658.0MHz)166mDTG-33W
Channel icons
7 BBC Alba, 68 BBC Four (Scotland SD), 201 CBBC, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, 250 BBC Red Button, plus 12 others

PSB2
D3+4
 V max
C41+ (634.2MHz)166mDTG-33W
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),

PSB3
BBCB
 V max
C47 (682.0MHz)166mDTG-63W
Channel icons
74 Shopping Quarter , 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, 108 BBC Scotland HD, 204 CBBC HD, plus 1 others

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 52 Freeview channels?

the effected channels
the effected channels
the effected channels
the effected channels

The Lairg (Highland, Scotland) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: 4Music, 4seven, 5SELECT, 5STAR, 5USA, Aljazeera English, BBC Four HD, BBC News HD, Blaze, Blaze +1, CBeebies HD, CBS Drama, CBS Justice, CBS Reality, Together TV +1, Challenge, Channel 5 +1, CITV, Dave, Dave ja vu, DMAX, Drama, E4 +1, Film4 +1, Food Network, Forces TV, FreeSports, HGTV, Horror Channel, ITV2 +1, ITV3 +1, ITV4 +1, ITVBe +1, More4 +1, Now 70s, NOW 80s, Paramount Network, PBS America +1, pick, Pick +1, Quest +1, Quest Red, Quest Red +1, Really, RT HD, Sky News, Smithsonian Channel, Sony Movies Action, Talking Pictures TV, TCC, Together TV, Yesterday +1.

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 Lairg transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Reporting Scotland 2.4m homes 9.2%
from Glasgow G51 1DA, 241km south (181°)
to BBC Scotland region - 230 masts.
regional news image
STV News 0.4m homes 1.5%
from Aberdeen AB12 3QH, 171km southeast (126°)
to STV North (Aberdeen) region - 76 masts.

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

1984-971997-981998-20102010-132013-182013-1730 Sep 2017-
B E TB E TB E TB E K TB E K TB E K TB E K T
C41ITVwavesITVwavesITVwaves+D3+4+D3+4+D3+4D3+4
C44BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBCABBCABBCABBCA
C47C4wavesC4wavesC4wavesBBCBBBCBBBCBBBCB
C51tv_offBBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1waves

tv_off Being removed from Freeview (for 5G use) after November 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 8 Sep 10 and 22 Sep 10.

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

Analogue 1-4 13W
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-7dB) 2.6W

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Knock More 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. Lairg 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.

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Saturday, 9 March 2019
Transmitter engineering
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7:31 AM

LAIRG transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 16:48 on 06 Mar to 18:09 on 06 Mar, BBC Digital TV Off Air from 20:25 on 06 Mar to 20:57 on 06 Mar, HD Digital TV Off Air from 20:25 on 06 Mar to 20:57 on 06 Mar, HD Digital TV Off Air from 16:48 on 06 Mar to 18:09 on [BBC]

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10:31 AM

LAIRG transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 20:25 on 06 Mar to 20:57 on 06 Mar, BBC Digital TV Off Air from 16:48 on 06 Mar to 18:09 on 06 Mar, HD Digital TV Off Air from 20:25 on 06 Mar to 20:57 on 06 Mar, HD Digital TV Off Air from 16:48 on 06 Mar to 18:09 on [BBC]

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Wednesday, 1 April 2020
Transmitter engineering
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4:26 PM

LAIRG transmitter - Freeview: Off the air due to essential engineering from 31 Mar 12:36 until 31 Mar 12:43. . [BBC]

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Thursday, 2 April 2020
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1:29 PM

LAIRG transmitter - Freeview: Off the air due to essential engineering from 2 Apr 12:10 until 2 Apr 12:15. Off the air due to essential engineering from 31 Mar 12:36 until 31 Mar 12:43. . [BBC]

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Tuesday, 7 April 2020
Transmitter engineering
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4:28 PM

LAIRG transmitter - Freeview: Off the air due to essential engineering from 2 Apr 12:10 until 2 Apr 12:15. . [BBC]

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Monday, 20 April 2020
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4:34 AM

LAIRG transmitter - Freeview: Weather conditions may be affecting your reception from 18 Apr 22:04 until 18 Apr 22:54. . [BBC]

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Saturday, 25 April 2020
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1:28 PM

LAIRG transmitter - Freeview: Weather conditions may be affecting your reception from 24 Apr 08:55 until 24 Apr 09:43. Weather conditions may be affecting your reception from 18 Apr 22:04 until 18 Apr 22:54. . [BBC]

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Monday, 27 April 2020
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1:28 PM

LAIRG transmitter - Freeview: Weather conditions may be affecting your reception from 24 Apr 08:55 until 24 Apr 09:43. . [BBC]

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Friday, 26 June 2020
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7:26 PM

LAIRG transmitter - Freeview: Off the air due to a fault from 26 Jun 17:27 until 26 Jun 17:45. . [BBC]

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Wednesday, 8 July 2020
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1:28 PM

LAIRG transmitter - Freeview: Off the air due to a fault from 7 Jul 00:15 until 7 Jul 00:32. . [BBC]

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