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The symbol shows the location of the Melvich (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.

This transmitter has no current reported problems

The BBC and Digital UK report there are no faults or engineering work on the Melvich (Highland, Scotland) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Melvich 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)159mDTG-311W
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
C41+ (634.2MHz)159mDTG-311W
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 Channel 4 +1 Scotland ads, 14 More4, 15 Film4, 24 ITV4, 28 E4, 33 ITV +1 (STV Edinburgh), 33 STV+1 (STV Edinburgh), 45 Film4 +1,

PSB3
BBCB
 V max
C47 (682.0MHz)159mDTG-611W
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 61 Freeview channels?

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The Melvich (Highland, 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 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, Quest HD, 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, True Entertainment, True Movies, 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 Melvich transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Reporting Scotland 2.4m homes 9.2%
from Glasgow G51 1DA, 300km south (186°)
to BBC Scotland region - 230 masts.
regional news image
STV News 0.4m homes 1.5%
from Aberdeen AB12 3QH, 192km southeast (146°)
to STV North (Aberdeen) region - 76 masts.

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

1984-971997-981998-20102010-132013-182013-1731 Dec 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) 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 2 Jun 10 and 16 Jun 10.

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

Analogue 1-4 55W
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-7dB) 11W

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Rumster Forest 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. Melvich 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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Monday, 19 November 2018
Transmitter engineering
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5:09 AM

MELVICH transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Reduced Quality from 01:09 yesterday to 06:08 yesterday, BBC Digital TV Reduced Quality from 18:23 on 17 Nov to 23:06 on 17 Nov. [BBC]

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Tuesday, 20 November 2018
Transmitter engineering
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5:09 AM

MELVICH transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Reduced Quality from 01:09 on 18 Nov to 06:08 on 18 Nov, BBC Digital TV Reduced Quality from 18:23 on 17 Nov to 23:06 on 17 Nov. [BBC]

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Thursday, 22 November 2018
Transmitter engineering
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5:09 AM

MELVICH transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Reduced Quality from 01:09 on 18 Nov to 06:08 on 18 Nov. [BBC]

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Friday, 11 January 2019
Transmitter engineering
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5:09 PM

MELVICH transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 15:18 today. [BBC]

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8:09 PM

MELVICH transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 15:18 today to 15:24 today. [BBC]

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Saturday, 12 January 2019
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4:31 AM

MELVICH transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 15:18 yesterday to 15:24 yesterday. [BBC]

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Sunday, 13 January 2019
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5:09 AM

MELVICH transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 15:18 on 11 Jan to 15:24 on 11 Jan. [BBC]

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