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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
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
C24 (498.0MHz)454mDTG-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 E4, 14 Film4, 15 Channel 4 +1 Scotland ads, 18 More4, 24 ITV4, 33 ITV +1 (STV Edinburgh), 33 STV+1 (STV Edinburgh), 45 Film4 +1,

PSB3
BBCB
 H max
C21+ (474.2MHz)454mDTG-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
C32- (561.8MHz)454mDTG-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
C34 (578.0MHz)454mDTG-810,000W
Channel icons
11 pick, 12 Dave, 17 Really, 28 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
C35 (586.0MHz)454mDTG-810,000W
Channel icons
19 Yesterday, 25 Home, 29 4Music, 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 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: 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 Rumster Forest transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Reporting Scotland 2.4m homes 9.2%
from Glasgow G51 1DA, 281km south-southwest (193°)
to BBC Scotland region - 230 masts.
regional news image
STV News 0.4m homes 1.5%
from Aberdeen AB12 3QH, 154km south-southeast (150°)
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?

1965-80s1984-971997-981998-20102010-1324 Apr 132013-1723 Aug 2017
VHFA K TA K TWWW TW TA K T
C8ITVwaves
C21C4wavesC4wavesC4waves+BBCB+BBCB+BBCBBBCB
C22+2
C24ITVwavesITVwavesITVwavesD3+4D3+4D3+4D3+4
C25+A
C27BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBCABBCABBCABBCA
C28+1
C30-SDN-SDN-SDN
C31BBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1waves
C32+BSDN
C34ArqA
C35ArqB
C55tv_off ArqBArqB
C59tv_offDArqAArqAArqA
C62CArqB

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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 2 Jun 10 and 16 Jun 10.

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.

Comments
Sunday, 12 August 2018
Transmitter engineering
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12:07 PM

RUMSTER FOREST transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 01:41 on 10 Aug to 01:43 on 10 Aug, BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 01:08 on 10 Aug to 01:10 on 10 Aug, BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 01:21 on 10 Aug to 01:22 on 10 Aug. [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering
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3:07 PM

RUMSTER FOREST transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 01:21 on 10 Aug to 01:22 on 10 Aug, BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 01:41 on 10 Aug to 01:43 on 10 Aug, BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 01:08 on 10 Aug to 01:10 on 10 Aug. [BBC]

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6:07 PM

RUMSTER FOREST transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 01:08 on 10 Aug to 01:10 on 10 Aug, BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 01:41 on 10 Aug to 01:43 on 10 Aug, BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 01:21 on 10 Aug to 01:22 on 10 Aug. [BBC]

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Monday, 13 August 2018
Transmitter engineering
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6:07 AM

RUMSTER FOREST transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 01:21 on 10 Aug to 01:22 on 10 Aug, BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 01:08 on 10 Aug to 01:10 on 10 Aug, BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 01:41 on 10 Aug to 01:43 on 10 Aug. [BBC]

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