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The symbol shows the location of the Scoval (Highland, Scotland) transmitter which serves less than 500 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 Scoval (Highland, Scotland) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Scoval 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
 H -6.2dB
 V -6.2dB
C40 (626.0MHz)
258mDTG-332W
32W
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
 H max
 V -6.2dB
C43 (650.0MHz)
258mDTG-3132W
32W
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),

PSB3
BBCB
 H max
 V -6.2dB
C46 (674.0MHz)
258mDTG-6132W
32W
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

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 58 Freeview channels?

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The Scoval (Highland, Scotland) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: 4Music, 4seven, 4seven HD, 5SELECT, 5STAR, 5STAR +1, 5USA, 5USA +1, Aljazeera English, BBC Four HD, BBC News HD, Blaze, Blaze +1, CBeebies HD, CBS Drama, CBS Justice +1, CBS Reality, CBS Reality +1, Challenge, Channel 4+1 HD, Channel 5 +1, CITV, Dave, Dave ja vu, DMAX, Drama, E4 +1, Film4 +1, Food Network, Forces TV, FreeSports HD, HGTV, Horror Channel, ITV2 +1, ITV3 +1, ITV4 +1, ITVBe +1, Together TV +1, More4 +1, NOW 80s, Now 90s, Paramount Network +1, PBS America +1, pick, Pick +1, Quest +1, Quest Red, Quest Red +1, Really, RT HD, Shopping Quarter , Sky News, Smithsonian Channel, Sony Movies Action, Talking Pictures TV, TCC, Together, Yesterday.

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 Scoval transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Reporting Scotland 2.4m homes 9.2%
from Glasgow G51 1DA, 232km southeast (143°)
to BBC Scotland region - 230 masts.
regional news image
STV News 0.4m homes 1.5%
from Aberdeen AB12 3QH, 281km east (99°)
to STV North (Aberdeen) region - 76 masts.

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

1984-971997-981998-20102010-132013-182013-1720 Sep 2017
C/D EC/D EC/D EC/D EC/D E TC/D E TB E K T
C40BBCA
C43D3+4
C46BBCB
C50tv_off BBCABBCA
C55tv_offBBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBCBBBCBBBCB
C59tv_offITVwavesITVwavesITVwavesD3+4D3+4D3+4
C62BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBCA
C65C4wavesC4wavesC4waves

tv_off Being removed from Freeview (for 5G use) by 30 June 2020 - more
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 14 Jul 10 and 28 Jul 10.

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

Analogue 1-4 160W
PSB2≡, PSB3≡(-0.8dB) 132W
PSB1≡, PSB1||, PSB2||, PSB3||(-7dB) 32W

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Skriaig 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. Scoval was not an original Channel 3 VHF 405-line mast: the historical information shown is the details of the company responsible for the transmitter when it began transmitting Channel 3.

Comments
Tuesday, 11 January 2011
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cedas
9:01 PM
Isle Of Skye

We are receiving no TV signal tonight. Any comments re Scoval?

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Briantist
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9:45 PM

cedas: No problems are reported. See BBC - Reception problems .

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Wednesday, 12 January 2011
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terry wilding
9:15 AM

Still no signal from Scoval. Electrical power went off yesterday on Husabost township

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Briantist
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

9:32 AM

terry wilding: Please report via BBC - Reception problems if you still have problems as nothing is showing up officially.

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Thursday, 13 January 2011
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

6:33 PM

SCOVAL transmitter - Freeview HD Digital TV Off Air from 12:56 on 11 Jan to 09:55 yesterday [BBC]

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Friday, 4 February 2011
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

6:46 AM

SCOVAL transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air from 00:34 today to 02:16 today [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering
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9:46 AM

SCOVAL transmitter - Freeview HD Digital TV Off Air from 00:34 today to 02:16 today [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering
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12:48 PM

SCOVAL transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air from 00:34 today to 02:16 today HD Digital TV Off Air from 00:34 today to 02:16 today [BBC]

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Saturday, 5 February 2011
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

7:08 AM

SCOVAL transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air from 09:49 yesterday to 13:00 yesterday HD Digital TV Off Air from 09:49 yesterday to 13:00 yesterday [BBC]

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10:09 AM

SCOVAL transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air from 00:34 yesterday to 02:16 yesterday HD Digital TV Off Air from 00:34 yesterday to 02:16 yesterday [BBC]

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