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 problemsThe BBC and Digital UK report there are no faults or engineering work on the Rumster Forest (Highland, Scotland) transmitter.
Which Freeview channels does the Rumster Forest 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.
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 11 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: BBC Four HD, BBC News HD, CBeebies HD, Forces TV, FreeSports, More4 +1, Now 70s, PBS America +1, That's TV , Quest Red +1, RT HD.
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?
BBC Reporting Scotland 2.4m homes 9.2%
from Glasgow G51 1DA, 281km south-southwest (193°)
to BBC Scotland region - 230 masts.
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?
|Altnaharra||Active deflector||30 km N Lairg||20 homes|
|Armadale||Transposer||30 km W Thurso||30 homes|
|Blandy||Active deflector||50 km W Thurso||20 homes|
|Borrobol||Active deflector||80 km NE Inverness||7 homes|
|Daviot||Active deflector||8 km SE Inverness||7 homes|
|Glenmore||Active deflector||8 km SE Aviemore||25 homes 1000 caravans|
|Kinbrace||Active deflector||22 km NW Helmsdale||20 homes School|
|Macduff||Transposer||30 km W Fraserburgh||30 homes|
|Portsoy C/p||Transposer||10 km W Banff||1 homes 60 caravans|
|Strath Halladale||Active deflector||Strath Halladale (south)||20 homes|
|Strathnaver B||Active deflector||48km SW Thurso||21 homes|
|Strathy West||Active deflector||22 km W Thurso||17 homes|
|U.strthnairn B||Active deflector||20 km S Inverness||8 homes holiday|
How will the Rumster Forest (Highland, Scotland) transmission frequencies change over time?
|1965-80s||1984-97||1997-98||1998-2010||2010-13||2013-18||2013-17||23 Aug 2017|
|VHF||A K T||A K T||A K T||W||W T||W T||A K T|
tv_off Being removed from Freeview (for 5G use) after November 2020 - more
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 2 Jun 10 and 16 Jun 10.
How do the old analogue and currrent digital signal levels compare?
|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
In Thurso postcode KW14 7JD. Had no signal since yesterday (Wednesday afternoon i.e. when the weather deteriorated) we have a digital aerial, signal booster in house and a freeview digital TV. Until that point we had pretty much perfect signal on all channels and nothing has changed in the vicinity of the TV to cause any interference.
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Sarah Crowe: As neither of the two transmitter fault reporting websites are indicating any problems in your area, then have you as yet checked with any neighbours to determine if they also are having problems with reception?
If not, then you should check to ensure that your booster amplifier has not been switched off, and if at all possible try by-passing it just in case its developed a fault.
Further advice dependant on reply.
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