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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-20,000W
Channel icons
1 BBC One (SD) Scotland, 2 BBC Two Scotland, 7 BBC Alba HD, 23 BBC Three, 24 BBC Four (Scotland SD), 201 CBBC, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, plus 13 others

PSB2
D3+4
 H max
C39+ (618.2MHz)327mDTG-20,000W
Channel icons
3 STV (SD) (STV North (Aberdeen micro region)), 4 Channel 4 (SD) Scotland ads, 5 Channel 5, 6 ITV 2, 10 ITV3, 13 E4, 14 Film4, 15 Channel 4 +1 Scotland ads, 18 More4, 26 ITV4, 28 ITVBe, 30 E4 +1, 35 ITV1 +1 (STV Edinburgh), 35 STV+1 (STV Edinburgh),

PSB3
BBCB
 H max
C42 (642.0MHz)327mDTG-20,000W
Channel icons
46 5SELECT, 101 BBC One HD Scotland, 102 BBC Two HD Scotland, 103 ITV 1 HD (STV West), 103 STV HD (STV West), 104 Channel 4 HD Scotland ads, 105 Channel 5 HD, 106 BBC Four HD, 108 BBC Scotland HD, 204 CBBC HD, 205 CBeebies HD, plus 1 others

COM4
SDN
 H -3dB
C43 (650.0MHz)327mDTG-810,000W
Channel icons
20 Drama, 21 5USA, 29 ITV2 +1, 32 5STAR, 33 5Action, 38 Channel 5 +1, 41 Legend, 42 GREAT! action, 57 Dave ja vu, 58 ITVBe +1, 59 ITV3 +1, 64 Blaze, 67 TRUE CRIME, 68 TRUE CRIME XTRA, 78 TCC, 81 Blaze +1, 83 Together TV, 89 ITV4 +1, 91 WildEarth, 209 Ketchup TV, 210 Ketchup Too, 211 YAAAS!, 267 Al Jazeera English, plus 30 others

COM5
ArqA
 H -3dB
C46 (674.0MHz)327mDTG-810,000W
Channel icons
11 Sky Mix, 17 Really, 19 Dave, 31 E4 Extra, 36 Sky Arts, 40 Quest Red, 43 Food Network, 47 Film4 +1, 48 Challenge, 49 4seven, 60 Drama +1, 65 That's TV 2, 70 Quest +1, 74 Yesterday +1, 75 That's 90s, 233 Sky News, plus 11 others

COM6
ArqB
 H -3dB
C40+ (626.2MHz)327mDTG-810,000W
Channel icons
12 Quest, 25 W, 27 Yesterday, 34 GREAT! movies, 39 DMAX, 44 HGTV, 52 GREAT! romance, 56 That's TV (UK), 61 GREAT! movies extra, 63 GREAT! romance mix, 71 That’s 60s, 73 HobbyMaker, 82 Talking Pictures TV, 84 PBS America, 235 Al Jazeera Eng, plus 18 others

DTG-8 64QAM 8K 3/4 27.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)

The Rosemarkie (Highland, 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 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?

1950s-80s1984-971997-981998-20102010-132013-182013-176 Sep 2017
VHFB E TB E TB E TB E TB E TB E TB E T
C2BBCtvwaves
C39BBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1waves +D3+4+D3+4D3+4
C40 +ArqB+ArqBArqB
C42C4wavesC4wavesC4wavesBBCBBBCBBBCBBBCB
C43SDNSDNSDNSDN
C45BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBCABBCABBCABBCA
C46ArqAArqAArqAArqA
C49tv_offITVwavesITVwavesITVwaves+D3+4
C50tv_off+ArqB
C52tv_off_local_local_local_local

tv_off Being removed from Freeview (for 5G use) after November 2020 / June 2022 - 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 6 Oct 10 and 20 Oct 10.

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

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Friday, 25 August 2023
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Wednesday, 15 November 2023
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9:05 PM
Helmsdale

Hello. i live in Helmsdale KW8 6LE. nearly ever day at approx 5pm - to 6pm
i loss my signal , and my freeview tv go off , with words no signal> plus a dvd
come up also.. I have a aerial in my attic . its a modern type about 4 feet long it
my loft? coex cable approx 9mtrs in lenth . concern it appears to work fine dueing
other times of the days, channel cause affected is Itv.
Can you please advise if i can do anything to fix this.
thanks James

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Thursday, 16 November 2023
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james innes:

Hello James. This sounds very much as though it could be a local interference problem.
How long has it been going on? Has it been like it all year, if not, when did it start?
Does it continue for a period of time, or is it just a brief interruption?

You say it's ITV that's affected. TV channels are transmitted in groups called multiplexes. ITV is on the D3&4/PSB2 multiplex, so that you should find that other TV channels on the multiplex are affected eg. Ch.4, Ch.5, ITV2 to mention a few.
For which TV Channels are carried on which multiplex, see Channel listings for Industry Professionals | Freeview
(LCN is the Logical Channel Number - the TV Channel number you select on your remote).

We need to find out why this has become a problem.
First we need to establish that you are correctly tuned. You can received two main transmitters in your location, both with predicted good reception of all 6 main multiplexes.
You've posted on the Rosemarkie transmitter page so the assumption is you are/should be tuned to this transmitter rather than Knockmore, the other main transmitter.
That assumption also presumes that your aerial points to Rosemarkie.

For Rosemarkie your aerial should point at compass bearing 207 degrees (that's roughly SSW).
For Knockmore your aerial should point at compass bearing 156 degrees (that's rough;y SSE).
In both case the aerial rods (or squashed Xs) should be horizontal.
Please confirm which way your aerial points.

On the assumption it points to Rosemarkie, check in your TV Tuning section that you are correctly tuned to the UHF channels listed at the very top section of this page for each multiplex.
To be clear these are C45, C39, C42, C43, C46 & C40 (C means UHF channel).

Also check to see what it shows for the Signal Strength and Quality figures for each multiplex, this may be under "Signal Test".
Please post both figures for each multiplex.

One thing you should NOT do, is Retune when you get a No Signal message on the screen. You cannot tune to a signal that is not there. The usual result will be to clear the correct tuning or possibly tune to the other transmitter which will be a weaker signal because your aerial doesn't point at it.

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