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Full Freeview on the Rumster Forest (Highland, Scotland) transmitter

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The symbol shows the location of the Rumster Forest (Highland, Scotland) transmitter which serves 21,000 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 Rumster Forest (Highland, Scotland) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Rumster Forest 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
 H max
C27 (522.0MHz)454mDTG-320,000W
Channel icons
1 BBC One Scotland, 2 BBC Two Scotland, 7 BBC Alba, 9 BBC Four, 120 CBBC, 121 CBeebies, 130 BBC News, 131 BBC Parliament, 601 BBC Red Button 1, plus 14 others

PSB2
D3+4
 H max
C24 (498.0MHz)454mDTG-320,000W
Channel icons
3 STV (STV North (Aberdeen micro region)), 4 Channel 4 Scotland ads, 5 Channel 5, 6 ITV 2, 13 Channel 4 +1 Scotland ads, 14 More4, 15 Film4, 24 ITV4, 28 E4, 33 STV+1 (STV Edinburgh),

PSB3
BBCB
 H max
C21+ (474.2MHz)454mDTG-620,000W
Channel icons
45 Film4 +1, 101 BBC One HD Scotland, 102 BBC Two HD (England), 103 STV HD (STV West), 104 Channel 4 HD Scotland ads, 105 Channel 5 HD, 123 CBBC HD,

COM4
SDN
 H -3dB
C30- (545.8MHz)454mDTG-810,000W
Channel icons
10 ITV3, 20 Drama, 21 5 USA, 26 ITV Be, 27 ITV 2 +1, 30 5STAR, 34 ITV3 +1, 37 Quest, 44 Channel 5 +1, 54 My5, 58 ITV Be +1, 61 True Entertainment, 62 ITV4 +1, 66 CBS Reality, 70 Horror Channel, 83 Blaze, 84 Blaze +1, 122 CITV, plus 25 others

COM5
ArqA
 H -3dB
C59 (778.0MHz)454mDTG-810,000W
Channel icons
11 pick, 12 Dave, 17 Really, 29 E4 +1, 32 Movie Mix, 41 Food Network, 46 Challenge, 48 Movies4Men, 68 truTV, 69 Tru TV +1, 72 YourTV, 126 Tiny Pop, 132 Sky News, plus 12 others

COM6
ArqB
 H -3dB
C55 (746.0MHz)454mDTG-810,000W
Channel icons
 Al Jazeera English,  BT Sport 1 (not free), 18 4Music, 19 Yesterday, 25 Home, 31 Spike, 38 Quest +1, 42 Travel Channel, 47 4seven, 59 BT Showcase (not free), 64 CBS Action, 73 YourTV +1, 79 Dave ja vu, plus 23 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 0 Freeview HD channels?


The Rumster Forest (Highland, Scotland) mast is not one of the extended Freeview HD (COM7 and COM8) transmitters, it does not provide these high definition (HD) channels: .

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 Rumster Forest transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Reporting Scotland 2.4m homes 9.2%
from Glasgow G51 1DA, 281km south-southwest
to BBC Scotland region - 230 masts.
regional news image
STV News 0.4m homes 1.5%
from Aberdeen AB12 3QH, 154km south-southeast
to STV North (Aberdeen) region - 76 masts.

Are there any self-help relays?

AltnaharraActive deflector30 km N Lairg20 homes
ArmadaleTransposer30 km W Thurso30 homes
BlandyActive deflector50 km W Thurso20 homes
BorrobolActive deflector80 km NE Inverness7 homes
DaviotActive deflector8 km SE Inverness7 homes
GlenmoreActive deflector8 km SE Aviemore25 homes 1000 caravans
KinbraceActive deflector22 km NW Helmsdale20 homes School
MacduffTransposer30 km W Fraserburgh30 homes
Portsoy C/pTransposer10 km W Banff1 homes 60 caravans
Strath HalladaleActive deflectorStrath Halladale (south)20 homes
Strathnaver BActive deflector48km SW Thurso21 homes
Strathy WestActive deflector22 km W Thurso17 homes
SuisgillActive deflector
U.strthnairn BActive deflector20 km S Inverness8 homes holiday

How will the Rumster Forest (Highland, Scotland) transmission frequencies change over time?

years1965~851984-971997-981998-20102010-1324/4/13-2013-182019-
aerial groupVHFA KA KWWWWA K
C8ITV
C21C4C4C4+BBCB+BBCB+BBCBBBCB
C22+2SDN
C24ITVITVITVD3+4D3+4D3+4D3+4
C25+AArqA
C27BBC2BBC2BBC2BBCABBCABBCABBCA
C28+1ArqB
C30-SDN-SDN-SDN
600C31BBC1BBC1BBC1
C32+B
700C55 ArqBArqB
C59DArqAArqAArqA
800C62CArqB

orange background for multiplexes names more
green background for transmission frequencies
lilac background for power levels in watts
800MHz band: 4G mobile started in 2013
700MHz band: 4G from 30 June 2020more
600MHz band: new or moved digital TV services more
Notes: + and - denote 166kHz offset; aerial group are shown as A B C/D E K W
Italics for analogue, digital switchover was Wednesdays 2nd June and 16th June 2010.

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

Analogue 1-4 100kW
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-7dB) 20kW
SDN, ARQA, ARQB(-10dB) 10kW
Mux A*, Mux C*, Mux D*(-17dB) 2kW
Mux 1*, Mux 2*, Mux B*(-20dB) 1000W

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Rumster Forest 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.

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Tuesday, 29 November 2016
Transmitter engineering
4:32 AM

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