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The symbol shows the location of the Portnahaven (Argyll and Bute, 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 Portnahaven (Argyll and Bute, Scotland) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Portnahaven 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
C23 (490.0MHz)73mDTG-32W
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
C30 (546.0MHz)73mDTG-32W
Channel icons
3 STV (SD) (STV Central (Glasgow 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
 V max
C26 (514.0MHz)73mDTG-62W
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 Portnahaven (Argyll and Bute, 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 Portnahaven transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Reporting Scotland 2.4m homes 9.2%
from Glasgow G51 1DA, 139km east (84°)
to BBC Scotland region - 230 masts.
regional news image
STV News 1.3m homes 4.8%
from Glasgow G51 1PQ, 140km east (84°)
to STV Central (Glasgow) region - 94 masts.

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

1984-971997-981998-20112011-132013-182013-175 Sep 2018
A K TA K TA K TA K TA K TA K TA K T
C23ITVwavesITVwavesITVwavesBBCABBCABBCABBCA
C26BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBCBBBCBBBCBBBCB
C29C4wavesC4wavesC4wavesD3+4D3+4D3+4
C30D3+4
C33BBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1waves

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 11 May 11 and 25 May 11.

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

Analogue 1-4 10W
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-7dB) 2W

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Darvel 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. Portnahaven 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.

Is the transmitter output the same in all directions?

Radiation patterns withheld

Comments
Monday, 18 July 2011
Transmitter engineering
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6:34 AM

PORTNAHAVEN transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air from 00:58 on 14 Jul to 01:02 on 14 Jul BBC Digital TV Reduced Quality from 23:22 on 13 Jul to 04:05 on 14 Jul [BBC]

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1:30 PM

PORTNAHAVEN transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Reduced Quality from 23:22 on 13 Jul to 04:05 on 14 Jul BBC Digital TV Off Air from 00:58 on 14 Jul to 01:02 on 14 Jul [BBC]

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Wednesday, 20 July 2011
Transmitter engineering
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1:45 PM

PORTNAHAVEN transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air from 11:01 today to 11:14 today HD Digital TV Off Air from 11:01 today to 11:14 today [BBC]

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Thursday, 21 July 2011
Transmitter engineering
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6:26 AM

PORTNAHAVEN transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air from 11:01 yesterday to 11:14 yesterday HD Digital TV Off Air from 11:01 yesterday to 11:14 yesterday [BBC]

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Friday, 22 July 2011
Transmitter engineering
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6:30 AM

PORTNAHAVEN transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air from 11:01 on 20 Jul to 11:14 on 20 Jul HD Digital TV Off Air from 11:01 on 20 Jul to 11:14 on 20 Jul [BBC]

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Saturday, 30 July 2011
Transmitter engineering
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6:36 AM

PORTNAHAVEN transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Reduced Quality from 01:34 today to 03:38 today BBC Digital TV Reduced Quality from 01:01 today to 01:17 today BBC Digital TV Reduced Quality from 00:10 today to 00:50 today [BBC]

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Sunday, 31 July 2011
Transmitter engineering
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6:41 AM

PORTNAHAVEN transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Reduced Quality from 01:34 yesterday to 03:38 yesterday BBC Digital TV Reduced Quality from 01:01 yesterday to 01:17 yesterday BBC Digital TV Reduced Quality from 00:10 yesterday to 00:50 yesterday [BBC]

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Monday, 1 August 2011
Transmitter engineering
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6:30 AM

PORTNAHAVEN transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Reduced Quality from 01:34 on 30 Jul to 03:38 on 30 Jul BBC Digital TV Reduced Quality from 01:01 on 30 Jul to 01:17 on 30 Jul BBC Digital TV Reduced Quality from 00:10 on 30 Jul to 00:50 on 30 Jul [BBC]

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Wednesday, 3 August 2011
Transmitter engineering
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6:29 AM

PORTNAHAVEN transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Reduced Quality from 01:01 on 30 Jul to 01:17 on 30 Jul BBC Digital TV Reduced Quality from 00:10 on 30 Jul to 00:50 on 30 Jul BBC Digital TV Reduced Quality from 01:34 on 30 Jul to 03:38 on 30 Jul [BBC]

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11:31 AM

PORTNAHAVEN transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Reduced Quality from 00:10 on 30 Jul to 00:50 on 30 Jul BBC Digital TV Reduced Quality from 01:01 on 30 Jul to 01:17 on 30 Jul BBC Digital TV Reduced Quality from 01:34 on 30 Jul to 03:38 on 30 Jul [BBC]

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