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The symbol shows the location of the Rothesay (Argyll and Bute, Scotland) transmitter which serves 5,800 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 Rothesay (Argyll and Bute, Scotland) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Rothesay 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
 V max
C28 (530.0MHz)218mDTG-3400W
Channel icons
1 BBC One (SD) Scotland, 2 BBC Two Scotland, 7 BBC Alba, 23 BBC Three, 24 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
C25 (506.0MHz)218mDTG-3400W
Channel icons
3 STV (SD) (STV Central (Glasgow micro region)), 4 Channel 4 (SD) Scotland ads, 5 Channel 5, 6 ITV 2, 10 ITV3, 13 E4, 14 Film4, 15 Channel 4 +1 Scotland ads, 18 More4, 25 ITV4, 30 E4 +1, 35 ITV +1 (STV Edinburgh), 35 STV+1 (STV Edinburgh),

PSB3
BBCB
 V max
C22 (482.0MHz)218mDTG-6400W
Channel icons
73 Shopping Quarter , 101 BBC One HD Scotland, 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

DTG-3 64QAM 8K 2/3 24.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
DTG-6 256QAM 32KE 2/3 40.2Mb/s DVB-T2 MPEG4
H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)

Are you trying to watch these 52 Freeview channels?

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The Rothesay (Argyll and Bute, Scotland) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: 4Music, 4seven, 5Action, 5SELECT, 5STAR, 5USA, Aljazeera English, BBC Four HD, BBC News HD, Blaze, Blaze +1, CBeebies HD, CBS Drama, CBS Justice, CBS Reality, Challenge, Channel 5 +1, CITV, Dave, Dave ja vu, DMAX, Drama +1, Film4 +1, Food Network, Forces TV, FreeSports, GB News, GREAT! movies, GREAT! movies action, HGTV, Horror Channel, ITV2 +1, ITV3 +1, ITV4 +1, ITVBe +1, YAAAS!, More4 +1, Now 70s, PBS America +1, pick, Quest +1, Quest Red, Quest Red +1, Really, RT HD, Sky Arts, Sky News, Smithsonian Channel, Talking Pictures TV, TCC, Together TV, Yesterday +1.

If you want to watch these channels, your aerial must point to one of the 80 Full service Freeview transmitters. For more information see the will there ever be more services on the Freeview Light transmitters? page.

Which BBC and ITV regional news can I watch from the Rothesay transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Reporting Scotland 2.4m homes 9.2%
from Glasgow G51 1DA, 44km east (95°)
to BBC Scotland region - 230 masts.
regional news image
STV News 1.3m homes 4.8%
from Glasgow G51 1PQ, 45km east (95°)
to STV Central (Glasgow) region - 94 masts.

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

1968-80s1984-971997-981998-20112011-1330 Sep 2018-
VHFA K TA K TA K TA K TA K T
C8ITVwaves
C22BBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBCBBBCB
C25ITVwavesITVwavesITVwavesD3+4D3+4
C28BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBCABBCA
C32C4wavesC4wavesC4waves

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Table shows multiplexes names see this article;
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Notes: + and - denote 166kHz offset; aerial group are shown as A B C/D E K W T
waves denotes analogue; digital switchover was 8 Jun 11 and 22 Jun 11.

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

Analogue 1-4 2kW
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-7dB) 400W

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Black Hill 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, 26 May 2011
Transmitter engineering
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4:34 AM

ROTHESAY transmitter - Analogue BBC ONE Off Air from 15:25 on 24 May to 17:56 on 24 May BBC ONE Off Air from 21:23 on 23 May to 13:56 on 24 May BBC TWO Off Air from 15:25 on 24 May to 17:56 on 24 May BBC TWO Off Air from 21:23 on 23 May to 13:56 on 24 May [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering
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2:29 PM

ROTHESAY transmitter - Analogue BBC ONE Off Air from 21:23 on 23 May to 13:56 on 24 May BBC ONE Off Air from 15:25 on 24 May to 17:56 on 24 May BBC TWO Off Air from 15:25 on 24 May to 17:56 on 24 May BBC TWO Off Air from 21:23 on 23 May to 13:56 on 24 May [BBC]

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Friday, 27 May 2011
Transmitter engineering
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7:34 AM

ROTHESAY transmitter - Analogue BBC ONE Off Air from 21:23 on 23 May to 13:56 on 24 May BBC ONE Off Air from 15:25 on 24 May to 17:56 on 24 May BBC TWO Off Air from 21:23 on 23 May to 13:56 on 24 May BBC TWO Off Air from 15:25 on 24 May to 17:56 on 24 May [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering
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11:38 AM

ROTHESAY transmitter - Analogue BBC ONE Off Air from 15:25 on 24 May to 17:56 on 24 May BBC ONE Off Air from 21:23 on 23 May to 13:56 on 24 May BBC TWO Off Air from 21:23 on 23 May to 13:56 on 24 May BBC TWO Off Air from 15:25 on 24 May to 17:56 on 24 May [BBC]

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Karen Mckeever
12:13 PM
Dumbarton

Hi, my postcode is G82 3DZ - I re-tuned on thursday the 26th, but I am not picking up Multiplex's SDN, ARQA, or ARQB. I share a communal ariel which is on the roof. Should I ask the housing assosiation to ajust it?

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Karen Mckeever's 1 post GB
Saturday, 28 May 2011
Briantist
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7:08 AM

Karen Mckeever: You are predicted to receive all the services from Darvel and also Rosneath.

It could be that your aerial points at the Millburn Muir relay.

If your aerial is shared, then you will need to speak to the housing association.

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Wednesday, 8 June 2011
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

9:43 AM

ROTHESAY transmitter - Analogue BBC ONE Off Air; DSO related from 06:53 today to 07:31 today [BBC]

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Stewart Mckellar
5:52 PM
Isle Of Bute

You said we would lose bbc1 today should that not be bbc 2,channel 28 regards Stewart What datesare the next two change overs

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Mike Dimmick
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7:42 PM

Stewart McKellar: BBC Two is switched off first at all sites, but in some cases the BBC A multiplex has been allocated a different channel, so whatever service was using that channel moves to BBC Two's old frequency.

In general there are only two steps: in step 1, BBC A replaces BBC Two (though, as I said above, not necessarily directly), while in step 2, all other analogue services are shut down and all the replacement digital services start up.

At main transmitters there can be more steps, because they have to fit six services in where there used to be only four, and the commercial multiplexes can't always start up on their final channels at 'Step 2'. At a very few relays, there are subsequent retunes where there's a clash with some other interim service.

Finally, channels 61 and 62 have to be cleared for 800 MHz mobile phones, which might require subsequent retunes at sites using those frequencies, or a frequency that another site has to move to (typically C39, C40, C49 or C50). This doesn't affect you as all three multiplexes are at the bottom end of the spectrum.

There will not be any subsequent step to add the commercial multiplexes to this relay. The broadcasters don't want to serve any more sites, for reasons of cost, and the regulator has decided not to force the issue (it's debatable whether they can legally do so).

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Thursday, 9 June 2011
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

4:33 AM

ROTHESAY transmitter - Analogue BBC ONE Off Air; DSO related from 06:53 yesterday to 07:31 yesterday [BBC]

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