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The symbol shows the location of the Rosemarkie (Highland, Scotland) transmitter which serves 63,000 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 Rosemarkie (Highland, Scotland) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Rosemarkie 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
C45 (666.0MHz)327mDTG-320,000W
Channel icons
2 BBC Two Scotland, 7 BBC Alba, 9 BBC Four, 201 CBBC, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, 601 BBC RB 1, plus 8 others

PSB2
D3+4
 H max
C39+ (618.2MHz)327mDTG-320,000W
Channel icons
 E4, 3 ITV (STV North (Aberdeen micro region)), 3 STV (STV North (Aberdeen micro region)), 5 Channel 5, 6 ITV 2, 10 ITV3, 15 Film4, 24 ITV4, 33 ITV +1 (STV Edinburgh), 33 STV+1 (STV Edinburgh), 73 Sewing Quarter,

PSB3
BBCB
 H max
C42 (642.0MHz)327mDTG-620,000W
Channel icons
101 BBC One HD Scotland, 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, 204 CBBC HD,

COM4
SDN
 H -3dB
C43 (650.0MHz)327mDTG-810,000W
Channel icons
20 Drama, 21 5 USA, 30 5STAR, 37 Quest, 54 5SELECT, 57 Paramount Network, 61 True Entertainment, 63 Blaze, 66 CBS Reality, 70 Horror Channel, 80 Blaze +1, 203 CITV, 211 Ketchup TV, plus 17 others

COM5
ArqA
 H -3dB
C46 (674.0MHz)327mDTG-810,000W
Channel icons
11 pick, 12 Dave, 17 Really, 32 Sony Movie Ch, 38 Quest Red, 41 Food Network, 46 Challenge, 48 Movies4Men, 72 YourTV, 233 Sky News, plus 9 others

COM6
ArqB
 H -3dB
C40+ (626.2MHz)327mDTG-810,000W
Channel icons
18 4Music, 19 Yesterday, 25 Home, 31 5Spike, 39 CBS Action, 42 Travel Channel, 47 4seven, 62 True Christmas, 71 CBS Drama, 79 Dave ja vu, plus 19 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
DTG-8 64QAM 8K 3/4 27.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)

Are you trying to watch these 0 Freeview HD channels?


The Rosemarkie (Highland, Scotland) mast is not one of the extended Freeview HD (COM7 and COM8) transmitters, it does not provide these high definition (HD) channels: .

If you want to watch these HD channels, either use Freesat HD, or move your TV aerial must point to one of the 30 Full Freeview HD transmitters. For more information see the want to know which transmitters will carry extra Freeview HD? page.

Which BBC and ITV regional news can I watch from the Rosemarkie transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Reporting Scotland 2.4m homes 9.2%
from Glasgow G51 1DA, 198km south (186°)
to BBC Scotland region - 230 masts.
regional news image
STV News 0.4m homes 1.5%
from Aberdeen AB12 3QH, 132km east-southeast (116°)
to STV North (Aberdeen) region - 76 masts.

Are there any self-help relays?

BhlaraidhActive deflector40 km SW Inverness5 homes
CullodenTransposer10 km E Inverness25 homes Caravan site
U.strthnairn AActive deflector20 km S Inverness25 homes
Upper FoyersActive deflectorUpper Foyers42 homes

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

years1950s~851984-971997-981998-20102010-1331/7/13-2013-176th Sep 2017
aerial groupVHFB EB EB EB EB EB EB E
C2BBCtv
C39BBC1BBC1BBC1 D3+4D3+4D3+4
C40 ArqBArqBArqB
C41-A
C42C4C4C4BBCBBBCBBBCBBBCB
C43SDNSDNSDNSDN
C44-B
C45BBC2BBC2BBC2BBCABBCABBCABBCA
C46+CArqAArqAArqAArqA
C47+1
700C49ITVITVITV+D3+4
C50+D+ArqB
C51+2
C52_local_local_local_local

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 6th October and 20th October 2010.

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

Analogue 1-4 100kW
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-7dB) 20kW
Mux 1*, Mux 2*, Mux A*, Mux B*, SDN, ARQA, ARQB(-10dB) 10kW
Mux C*, Mux D*(-11dB) 8kW

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Rosemarkie 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. Rosemarkie 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
Sunday, 28 October 2018
Transmitter engineering
2:05 PM

ROSEMARKIE transmitter - Freeview: HD Digital TV Weak Signal from 12:16 today to 12:28 today. [BBC]

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Monday, 29 October 2018
Transmitter engineering
5:05 AM

ROSEMARKIE transmitter - Freeview: HD Digital TV Weak Signal from 12:16 yesterday to 12:28 yesterday. [BBC]

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Colin Evans
10:06 PM

Having reception problems on 5-USA Picture breaking up, but no spurious patterns as of another channel.
Is power reduced ? Normally no problems. My location Lower Foyers. From house roof, beside my aerial, I can see the Tx aerial.
No problems on other channels, at least those tried.

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Colin Evans's 1 post GB
Tuesday, 30 October 2018
MikeP
12:51 PM

Colin Evans:

5 USA is on the same multiplex as ITV3, Drama, etc. So if they are being received without problem than there must be some other problem. Transmitters do not go to reduced power on one multiplex only unless there is a fault and none are reported and that would affect all the other programmes on that same multiplex.

So to help you we need a full post code, just the location is not sufficient to look up the reception conditions.

If you can see the transmitter mast you may have too much signal so please check what the reported signal strength is on the SDN (COM4) multiplex that carries 5 USA, etc. You need the signal to be between 60% and 85% ideally, see the article 'too much of a good thing' on this website at https://ukfree.tv/article…d_f.

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StevensOnln1
1:37 PM

MikeP: ITV3 moved from COM4 to PSB2 a few months ago (although not reflected in the channel listings on this website). COM4 does still contain Drama, 5USA, ITV Be, 5 Star and others.

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StevensOnln1's 2,151 posts Platinum Platinum US
Wednesday, 31 October 2018
MikeP
10:23 AM

StevensOnln1:

Thanks, Steven. I was misled by the 'old' information above.



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Transmitter engineering
2:05 PM

ROSEMARKIE transmitter - Freeview: HD Digital TV Weak Signal from 12:16 on 28 Oct to 12:28 on 28 Oct. [BBC]

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Wednesday, 14 November 2018
Transmitter engineering
8:04 PM

ROSEMARKIE transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Weak Signal from 16:03 today to 16:08 today. [BBC]

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Thursday, 15 November 2018
Transmitter engineering
5:04 AM

ROSEMARKIE transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Weak Signal from 16:03 yesterday to 16:08 yesterday. [BBC]

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Friday, 16 November 2018
Transmitter engineering
10:31 AM

ROSEMARKIE transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Weak Signal from 16:03 on 14 Nov to 16:08 on 14 Nov. [BBC]

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