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 problemsThe BBC and Digital UK report there are no faults or engineering work on the Rosemarkie (Highland, Scotland) transmitter.
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.
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 19 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: 4seven HD, 5STAR +1, 5USA +1, Aljazeera English HD, BBC Four HD, BBC News HD, CBeebies HD, CBS Reality +1, Channel 4+1 HD, Forces TV, Freesports, NOW 80s, Now 90s, PBS America, Pick +1, Quest HD, RT HD, Smithsonian Channel HD, Together.
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?
BBC Reporting Scotland 2.4m homes 9.2%
from Glasgow G51 1DA, 198km south (186°)
to BBC Scotland region - 230 masts.
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?
|Bhlaraidh||Active deflector||40 km SW Inverness||5 homes|
|Culloden||Transposer||10 km E Inverness||25 homes Caravan site|
|U.strthnairn A||Active deflector||20 km S Inverness||25 homes|
|Upper Foyers||Active deflector||Upper Foyers||42 homes|
How will the Rosemarkie (Highland, Scotland) transmission frequencies change over time?
|1950s-80s||1984-97||1997-98||1998-2010||2010-13||31 Jul 13||2013-17||6 Sep 2017|
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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 6 Oct 10 and 20 Oct 10.
How do the old analogue and currrent digital signal levels compare?
|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
Is the transmitter output the same in all directions?Radiation patterns withheld
You are only 10 miles from the transmitter and should be getting good reception. There are no known fault at present with the Rosemarkie transmitter but some enh=gineering work has been done recently, mainly from early July.
Please would you check all the connections between your TV set and the aerial. The contacts of plugs and sockets are a well known source of such problems. Also check what the signal strength is for each of the multiplexes. That should idealy be between 60% and 85%, no more and no less. If it is more then you have too much signal and need an attentuator. If it is less then you need to investigate why within the aerial system.
Incidentally, this website is not the way to contact the engineers who maintain the over 1100 transmitters around the UK. They are all operated by Arqiva, who can be contacted via https://www.arqiva.com/co…us/.
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