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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
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
 H max
C39+ (618.2MHz)327mDTG-320,000W
Channel icons
3 STV (SD) (STV North (Aberdeen micro region)), 4 Channel 4 (SD) Scotland ads, 5 Channel 5 (SD), 6 ITV 2, 10 ITV3, 13 Channel 4 +1 Scotland ads, 14 More4, 15 Film4, 24 ITV4, 28 E4, 33 ITV +1 (STV Edinburgh), 33 STV+1 (STV Edinburgh), 45 Film4 +1,

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

COM4
SDN
 H -3dB
C43 (650.0MHz)327mDTG-810,000W
Channel icons
20 Drama, 21 5USA, 27 ITV2 +1, 30 5STAR, 34 ITV3 +1, 37 Quest, 44 Channel 5 +1, 54 Paramount Network, 55 5SELECT, 58 ITVBe +1, 59 ITV4 +1, 63 Blaze, 66 CBS Reality, 70 Horror Channel, 76 Quest +1, 77 TCC, 80 Blaze +1, 87 Keep It Country, 203 CITV, 211 Ketchup TV, plus 21 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 Channel, 38 Quest Red, 41 Food Network, 46 Challenge, 48 Movies4Men, 61 True Entertainment, 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 Justice, 42 DMAX, 47 4seven, 62 True Movies, 71 CBS Drama, 73 Sewing Quarter, 79 Dave ja vu, 81 Talking Pictures TV, plus 16 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 19 Freeview HD channels?

the effected channels
the effected 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?

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-80s1984-971997-981998-20102010-1331 Jul 132013-176 Sep 2017
VHFB E TB E TB E TB E TB E TB E TB E T
C2BBCtvwaves
C39BBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1waves D3+4D3+4D3+4
C40 ArqBArqBArqB
C41-A
C42C4wavesC4wavesC4wavesBBCBBBCBBBCBBBCB
C43SDNSDNSDNSDN
C44-B
C45BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBCABBCABBCABBCA
C46+CArqAArqAArqAArqA
C47+1
C49tv_offITVwavesITVwavesITVwaves+D3+4
C50tv_off+D+ArqB
C51tv_off+2
C52tv_off_local_local_local_local

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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

Comments
Saturday, 9 June 2018
Transmitter engineering
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6:04 AM

ROSEMARKIE transmitter - Freeview: HD Digital TV Weak Signal from 12:18 yesterday to 12:46 yesterday. [BBC]

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Sunday, 10 June 2018
Transmitter engineering
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6:04 AM

ROSEMARKIE transmitter - Freeview: HD Digital TV Weak Signal from 12:18 on 08 Jun to 12:46 on 08 Jun. [BBC]

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Tuesday, 10 July 2018
Transmitter engineering
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6:03 AM

ROSEMARKIE transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Weak Signal from 03:47 today to 04:47 today. [BBC]

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Wednesday, 11 July 2018
Transmitter engineering
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6:03 AM

ROSEMARKIE transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Weak Signal from 03:47 yesterday to 04:47 yesterday. [BBC]

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Thursday, 12 July 2018
Transmitter engineering
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6:03 AM

ROSEMARKIE transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Weak Signal from 03:47 on 10 Jul to 04:47 on 10 Jul. [BBC]

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Thursday, 2 August 2018
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Paul Horth
6:58 PM
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Transmitter engineering: Intermittent BBC signal from Rosemarkie tx for several weeks now.
The Steading, Easterton Bridge, IV12 5LE. Outside roof antenna, bearing checked.

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Friday, 3 August 2018
MikeP
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4:20 PM

Paul Horth:

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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Sunday, 14 October 2018
Transmitter engineering
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12:06 PM

ROSEMARKIE transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Weak Signal from 09:24 today to 09:54 today. [BBC]

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Monday, 15 October 2018
Transmitter engineering
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6:06 AM

ROSEMARKIE transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Weak Signal from 09:24 yesterday to 09:54 yesterday. [BBC]

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Tuesday, 16 October 2018
Transmitter engineering
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6:06 AM

ROSEMARKIE transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Weak Signal from 09:24 on 14 Oct to 09:54 on 14 Oct. [BBC]

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