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Full Freeview on the Rosemarkie (Highland, Scotland) transmitter

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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
1 BBC One Scotland, 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 14 others

PSB2
D3+4
 H max
C39+ (618.2MHz)327mDTG-320,000W
Channel icons
3 STV (STV North (Aberdeen 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, 24 ITV4 +1, 28 E4, 33 STV+1 (STV Edinburgh),

PSB3
BBCB
 H max
C42 (642.0MHz)327mDTG-620,000W
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, 204 CBBC HD,

COM4
SDN
 H -3dB
C43 (650.0MHz)327mDTG-810,000W
Channel icons
10 ITV3, 20 Drama, 21 5 USA, 26 ITV Be, 27 ITV 2 +1, 30 5STAR, 34 ITV3 +1, 37 Quest, 44 Channel 5 +1, 54 My5, 58 ITV Be +1, 59 ITV4 +1, 61 True Entertainment, 63 Blaze, 66 CBS Reality, 70 Horror Channel, 80 Blaze +1, 83 Quest +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, 29 E4 +1, 32 Sony Movie Ch, 38 Quest Red, 41 Food Network, 46 Challenge, 48 Movies4Men, 68 truTV, 69 Tru TV +1, 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 Spike, 39 CBS Action, 42 Travel Channel, 47 4seven, 71 CBS Drama, 73 YourTV +1, 79 Dave ja vu, 84 Quest Red +1, plus 21 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
to BBC Scotland region - 230 masts.
regional news image
STV News 0.4m homes 1.5%
from Aberdeen AB12 3QH, 132km east-southeast
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~851984-971997-981998-20102010-1331/7/13-2013-1730th Sep 2017-
aerial groupVHFB EB EB EB EB EB EK
C2BBCtv
C22SDN
C25ArqA
C28ArqB
C39BBC1BBC1BBC1 D3+4D3+4BBCB
C40 ArqBArqB
C41-A
C42C4C4C4BBCBBBCBBBCBD3+4
C43SDNSDNSDN
C44-B
C45BBC2BBC2BBC2BBCABBCABBCABBCA
C46+CArqAArqAArqA
C47+1
700C49ITVITVITV+D3+4
C50+D+ArqB
C51+2
C52_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
Monday, 19 June 2017
S
s3swiss
8:54 AM

No BBC channels found by my TV freeview receiver (clean 'first time' install) yesterday or this morning.
Strong ITV signal from same mast but zero on BBC channels.
Where does your 'no issues' info come from?

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MikeP
10:41 AM

s3swiss:

There are no issues currently being reported with the Rosemarkie transmitter. The problem you report is most commonly due to a poor connection in your aerial system. So check every signal connection carefully, ensuring that the inner core is separate from the outer braiding and that all plugs and sockets are correctly fitted. Light corrosion of one contact is the common cause.



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MikeP's 1,693 posts Gold Gold GB
Monday, 10 July 2017
D
Don Macleod
6:11 PM

Can I get stv2 from Rosemarie transmitter

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StevensOnln1
6:30 PM

Don Macleod: No, STV2 is not broadcast from Rosemarkie. It's available on Sky channel 117 in areas that have STV on 103 and is also available to watch via STV's website and smart TV/phone apps.

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Wednesday, 2 August 2017
Transmitter engineering
11:33 AM

ROSEMARKIE transmitter - Freeview: HD Digital TV Weak Signal from 08:57 today to 09:06 today. [BBC]

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Thursday, 3 August 2017
Transmitter engineering
5:32 AM

ROSEMARKIE transmitter - Freeview: HD Digital TV Weak Signal from 08:57 yesterday to 09:06 yesterday. [BBC]

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Friday, 4 August 2017
Transmitter engineering
5:32 AM

ROSEMARKIE transmitter - Freeview: HD Digital TV Weak Signal from 08:57 on 02 Aug to 09:06 on 02 Aug. [BBC]

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Saturday, 21 October 2017
Transmitter engineering
3:09 PM

ROSEMARKIE transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Weak Signal from 11:25 today to 11:32 today. [BBC]

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Sunday, 22 October 2017
Transmitter engineering
6:09 AM

ROSEMARKIE transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Weak Signal from 11:25 yesterday to 11:32 yesterday. [BBC]

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Monday, 23 October 2017
Transmitter engineering
5:31 AM

ROSEMARKIE transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Weak Signal from 11:25 on 21 Oct to 11:32 on 21 Oct. [BBC]

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