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Freeview Light on the Oban (Argyll and Bute, Scotland) transmitter

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The symbol shows the location of the Oban (Argyll and Bute, Scotland) transmitter which serves 4,100 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 Oban (Argyll and Bute, Scotland) transmitter.

Choose from three options: ■ List by multiplex ■ List by channel number ■ List by channel name

Which Freeview channels does the Oban 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)164mDTG-32W
Channel icons
1 BBC One Scotland, 2 BBC Two Scotland, 7 BBC Alba, 9 BBC Four, 120 CBBC, 121 CBeebies, 130 BBC News, 131 BBC Parliament, 601 BBC Red Button 1, plus 14 others

PSB2
D3+4
 V max
C41+ (634.2MHz)164mDTG-32W
Channel icons
3 STV (STV Central (Glasgow 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, 28 E4, 33 STV+1 (STV Edinburgh),

PSB3
BBCB
 V max
C47 (682.0MHz)164mDTG-62W
Channel icons
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, 123 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 Oban (Argyll and Bute, 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 Oban transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Reporting Scotland 2.4m homes 9.2%
from Glasgow G51 1DA, 96km southeast
to BBC Scotland region - 230 masts.
regional news image
STV News 1.3m homes 4.8%
from Glasgow G51 1PQ, 96km southeast
to STV Central (Glasgow) region - 94 masts.

How will the Oban (Argyll and Bute, Scotland) transmission frequencies change over time?

years1950s~851984-971997-981998-20102010-132013-182013-18
aerial groupVHFB EB EB EB E KB E KB E K
C4BBCtv
C41ITVITVITV+D3+4+D3+4+D3+4
C44BBC2BBC2BBC2BBCABBCABBCA
C47C4C4C4BBCBBBCBBBCB
700C51BBC1BBC1BBC1

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 13th October and 27th October 2010.

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

Analogue 1-4 12W
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-7dB) 2.4W

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Torosay transmitter area

Aug 1957-Jun 1997Scottish 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. Oban 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, 1 September 2016
Transmitter engineering
5:32 PM

OBAN transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 10:38 today to 10:51 today, BBC Digital TV Off Air from 14:07 yesterday to 14:40 yesterday, HD Digital TV Off Air from 10:38 today to 10:51 today, HD Digital TV Off Air from 14:07 yesterday to 14:40 yesterday. DAB: BB [BBC] Possible service interruptions [DUK]

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Friday, 2 September 2016
Transmitter engineering
5:31 AM

OBAN transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 10:38 yesterday to 10:51 yesterday, BBC Digital TV Off Air from 14:07 on 31 Aug to 14:40 on 31 Aug, HD Digital TV Off Air from 10:38 yesterday to 10:51 yesterday, HD Digital TV Off Air from 14:07 on 31 Aug to 14:40 on [BBC] Possible service interruptions [DUK]

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Saturday, 3 September 2016
Transmitter engineering
5:31 AM

OBAN transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 10:38 on 01 Sep to 10:51 on 01 Sep, BBC Digital TV Off Air from 14:07 on 31 Aug to 14:40 on 31 Aug, HD Digital TV Off Air from 10:38 on 01 Sep to 10:51 on 01 Sep, HD Digital TV Off Air from 14:07 on 31 Aug to 14:40 on [BBC] Possible service interruptions [DUK]

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Transmitter engineering
11:32 PM

OBAN transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 14:07 on 31 Aug to 14:40 on 31 Aug, BBC Digital TV Off Air from 10:38 on 01 Sep to 10:51 on 01 Sep, HD Digital TV Off Air from 14:07 on 31 Aug to 14:40 on 31 Aug, HD Digital TV Off Air from 10:38 on 01 Sep to 10:51 on [BBC] Possible service interruptions [DUK]

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Monday, 5 September 2016
Transmitter engineering
5:31 AM

OBAN transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 10:38 on 01 Sep to 10:51 on 01 Sep, HD Digital TV Off Air from 10:38 on 01 Sep to 10:51 on 01 Sep. DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 10:39 on 01 Sep to 10:55 on 01 Sep. FM: Radio 1 FM Off Air from 10:39 on 01 S [BBC] Possible service interruptions [DUK]

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Thursday, 8 September 2016
Friday, 23 September 2016
Transmitter engineering
11:32 AM

OBAN transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Weak Signal from 10:16 today. FM: Radio 1 FM Weak Signal from 10:11 today, Radio 2 FM Weak Signal from 10:11 today, Radio 3 FM Weak Signal from 10:11 today, Radio 4 FM Weak Signal from 10:11 today, Radio nan Gaidheal FM Weak Si [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering
2:31 PM

OBAN transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Weak Signal from 10:16 today to 12:05 today. FM: Radio 1 FM Weak Signal from 10:11 today to 12:03 today, Radio 2 FM Weak Signal from 10:11 today to 12:03 today, Radio 3 FM Weak Signal from 10:11 today to 12:03 today, Radio 4 FM [BBC]

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Saturday, 24 September 2016
Transmitter engineering
5:31 AM

OBAN transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Weak Signal from 10:16 yesterday to 12:05 yesterday. FM: Radio 1 FM Weak Signal from 10:11 yesterday to 12:03 yesterday, Radio 2 FM Weak Signal from 10:11 yesterday to 12:03 yesterday, Radio 3 FM Weak Signal from 10:11 yesterda [BBC]

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Sunday, 25 September 2016
Transmitter engineering
5:31 AM

OBAN transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Weak Signal from 10:16 on 23 Sep to 12:05 on 23 Sep. FM: Radio 1 FM Weak Signal from 10:11 on 23 Sep to 12:03 on 23 Sep, Radio 2 FM Weak Signal from 10:11 on 23 Sep to 12:03 on 23 Sep, Radio 3 FM Weak Signal from 10:11 on 23 Se [BBC]

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