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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, 68 BBC Four (Scotland SD), 201 CBBC, 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 E4, 14 Film4, 15 Channel 4 +1 Scotland ads, 18 More4, 24 ITV4, 33 ITV +1 (STV Edinburgh), 33 STV+1 (STV Edinburgh),

PSB3
BBCB
 V max
 H -24dB
C45 (666.0MHz)
216mDTG-62,000W
8W
Channel icons
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, 108 BBC Scotland HD, 204 CBBC HD, plus 1 others

COM4
SDN
 V max
 H -24dB
C33 (570.0MHz)
216mDTG-82,000W
8W
Channel icons
12 Quest, 20 Drama, 21 5USA, 27 ITV2 +1, 30 5STAR, 31 Paramount Network, 34 ITV3 +1, 40 Sony Movies Action, 44 Channel 5 +1, 54 5SELECT, 58 ITVBe +1, 59 ITV4 +1, 63 Blaze, 66 CBS Reality, 70 Horror Channel, 77 TCC, 80 Blaze +1, 203 CITV, 211 Ketchup TV, plus 18 others

COM5
ArqA
 V max
 H -24dB
C36 (594.0MHz)
216mDTG-82,000W
8W
Channel icons
11 pick, 17 Really, 19 Dave, 28 E4 +1, 32 Sony Movies, 38 Quest Red, 41 Food Network, 45 Film4 +1, 46 Challenge, 57 Smithsonian Channel, 76 Quest +1, 78 Now 90s, 88 Together, 233 Sky News, plus 7 others

COM6
ArqB
 V max
 H -24dB
C48- (689.8MHz)
216mDTG-82,000W
8W
Channel icons
25 Yesterday, 29 4Music, 37 DMAX, 39 CBS Justice, 42 HGTV, 47 4seven, 71 CBS Drama, 79 Dave ja vu, 81 Talking Pictures TV, 91 PBS America, 234 RT, 235 Aljazeera English, plus 17 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, BBC Four HD, BBC News HD, CBeebies HD, CBS Justice +1, CBS Reality +1, Channel 4+1 HD, Forces TV, FreeSports HD, More4 +1, NOW 80s, Paramount Network +1, PBS America +1, Pick +1, Together TV +1, Quest Red +1, RT HD, Shopping Quarter .

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?

1968-80s1984-971997-981998-20112011-132013-182013-175 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
Thursday, 1 November 2018
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

8:05 AM

ROSNEATH transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 00:08 yesterday to 04:30 yesterday, BBC Digital TV Wrong Region from 13:05 yesterday to 13:45 yesterday, HD Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 00:08 yesterday to 04:30 yesterday, HD Digital TV Wrong Reg [BBC]

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Friday, 2 November 2018
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

5:05 AM

ROSNEATH transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 00:08 on 31 Oct to 04:30 on 31 Oct, BBC Digital TV Wrong Region from 13:05 on 31 Oct to 13:45 on 31 Oct, HD Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 00:08 on 31 Oct to 04:30 on 31 Oct, HD Digital TV Wrong Reg [BBC]

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Saturday, 3 November 2018
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

11:05 PM

ROSNEATH transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Wrong Region from 13:05 on 31 Oct to 13:45 on 31 Oct, BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 00:08 on 31 Oct to 04:30 on 31 Oct, HD Digital TV Wrong Region from 13:05 on 31 Oct to 13:45 on 31 Oct, HD Digital TV Off Air; DSO rela [BBC]

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Tuesday, 6 November 2018
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sarah macrae
1:53 PM
Helensburgh

hi

we are having repeated problems with tv reception we are not getting channels in sdn group at all group psb2 works all the time, the others can be intermittent BBC1 is fine today but was pixelated yesterday
it has got worse in last couple of months have re tuned from scratch numerous times

it was working perfectly until end of September nothing has changed in terms of our aerial TV's etc
oddly it appears to be worse when it is raining

my post code is G84 0EN we use rosneath transmitter

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sarah macrae
1:54 PM
Helensburgh

hi

we are having repeated problems with tv reception we are not getting channels in sdn group at all group psb2 works all the time, the others can be intermittent BBC1 is fine today but was pixelated yesterday
it has got worse in last couple of months have re tuned from scratch numerous times

it was working perfectly until end of September nothing has changed in terms of our aerial TV's etc
oddly it appears to be worse when it is raining, aerial is on roof

my post code is G84 0EN we use rosneath transmitter

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Martin B
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3:37 PM

sarah macrae: Im afraid something has changed with your aerial system - its failed. The fact that its worse when raining suggests water ingress - that is, the seals have failed and rainwater is getting into the aerial and its downlead cable (coaxial cables suck up water!)

You need to have the aerial and cable checked by an installer or other competent person, and probably either the cable, aerial, or both, will need replacing.

When TV aerial systems start to fail, they dont just stop working, they do die slowly, and the effects on reception get slowly worse. At least youve noticed it now and can get it sorted before the weather gets really bad!

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sarah macrae
4:04 PM

thank you will look to getting loft aerial as the west of Scotland is always wild

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Martin B
4:52 PM

sarah macrae: It can indeed be!

At the same time, the installer can check the condition of the mast and brackets/lashing kit etc, and those can be replaced if worn - it wouldnt be very good if you had a shiny new aerial only for the lashing to snap and the whole lot fall off the roof in the next storm!

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Wednesday, 7 November 2018
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

5:05 AM

ROSNEATH transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 00:06 today, HD Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 00:06 today, BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 00:06 today, HD Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 00:06 today. [BBC]

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8:05 AM

ROSNEATH transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 00:06 today to 04:41 today, HD Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 00:06 today to 04:41 today, BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 00:06 today to 04:41 today, HD Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from [BBC]

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