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The symbol shows the location of the Rosneath (Argyll and Bute, Scotland) transmitter which serves 41,000 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 Rosneath (Argyll and Bute, Scotland) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Rosneath transmitter broadcast?

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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
 V max
 H -24dB
C39 (618.0MHz)
216mDTG-32,000W
8W
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
 V max
 H -24dB
C42 (642.0MHz)
216mDTG-32,000W
8W
Channel icons
3 STV (SD) (STV Central (Glasgow 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
 V max
 H -24dB
C45 (666.0MHz)
216mDTG-62,000W
8W
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
 V max
 H -24dB
C33 (570.0MHz)
216mDTG-82,000W
8W
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
 V max
 H -24dB
C36 (594.0MHz)
216mDTG-82,000W
8W
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
 V max
 H -24dB
C48- (689.8MHz)
216mDTG-82,000W
8W
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 20 Freeview HD channels?

the effected channels
the effected channels

The Rosneath (Argyll and Bute, 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, Quest Red +1, 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 Rosneath transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Reporting Scotland 2.4m homes 9.2%
from Glasgow G51 1DA, 35km east-southeast (117°)
to BBC Scotland region - 230 masts.
regional news image
STV News 1.3m homes 4.8%
from Glasgow G51 1PQ, 35km east-southeast (117°)
to STV Central (Glasgow) region - 94 masts.

How will the Rosneath (Argyll and Bute, Scotland) transmission frequencies change over time?

1968-80s1984-971997-981998-20112011-1317 Apr 132013-175 Sep 2018
VHFC/D EC/D EC/D EC/D EC/D E TC/D E TW T
C2BBCtvwaves
C13ITVwaves
C33SDN
C36ArqA
C39BBCA
C42D3+4
C45BBCB
C48D_local_local_local_local
C49tv_off BBCABBCA
C53tv_off-2SDNSDNSDN
C54tv_offC4wavesC4wavesC4wavesBBCBBBCBBBCB
C57tv_off-AArqAArqAArqA
C58tv_offBBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1wavesD3+4D3+4D3+4
C60tv_off-B -ArqB-ArqBArqB
C61ITVwavesITVwavesITVwavesBBCA
C63-C
C64BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2waves
C671

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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 11 May 11 and 25 May 11.

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

Analogue 1-4 10kW
COM4||, COM5||, COM6||, PSB1||, PSB2||, PSB3||(-7dB) 2kW
Mux 1*, Mux 2*, Mux B*, Mux C*, Mux D*(-17dB) 200W
Mux A*(-20dB) 100W
COM4≡, COM5≡, COM6≡, PSB1≡, PSB2≡, PSB3≡(-31dB) 8W

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Rosneath transmitter area

Aug 1957-Jun 1997Scottish 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.

Is the transmitter output the same in all directions?

Radiation patterns withheld

Comments
Sunday, 17 March 2019
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

5:09 AM

ROSNEATH transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 09:06 yesterday to 09:15 yesterday. [BBC]

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Monday, 18 March 2019
Transmitter engineering
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5:09 AM

ROSNEATH transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 09:06 on 16 Mar to 09:15 on 16 Mar. [BBC]

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Saturday, 20 April 2019
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

5:09 AM

ROSNEATH transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 22:59 yesterday to 23:01 yesterday. FM: Radio 1 FM Off Air from 22:59 yesterday to 23:01 yesterday, Radio 2 FM Off Air from 22:59 yesterday to 23:01 yesterday, Radio 3 FM Off Air from 22:59 yesterday to 23:01 yeste [BBC]

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Sunday, 21 April 2019
Transmitter engineering
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5:09 AM

ROSNEATH transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 22:59 on 19 Apr to 23:01 on 19 Apr. FM: Radio 1 FM Off Air from 22:59 on 19 Apr to 23:01 on 19 Apr, Radio 2 FM Off Air from 22:59 on 19 Apr to 23:01 on 19 Apr, Radio 3 FM Off Air from 22:59 on 19 Apr to 23:01 on 19 [BBC]

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