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The symbol shows the location of the Skriaig (Skye) (Highland, Scotland) transmitter which serves 1,400 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 Skriaig (Skye) (Highland, Scotland) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Skriaig (Skye) 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
C27 (522.0MHz)449mDTG-3320W
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
 V max
C24 (498.0MHz)449mDTG-3320W
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
 V max
C21+ (474.2MHz)449mDTG-6320W
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,

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 60 Freeview channels?

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The Skriaig (Skye) (Highland, Scotland) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: 4Music, 4seven, 4seven HD, 5SELECT, 5Spike, 5STAR, 5STAR +1, 5USA, 5USA +1, AlJazeera English (SD), Aljazeera English HD, BBC Four HD, BBC News HD, Blaze, Blaze +1, CBeebies HD, CBS Drama, CBS Justice, CBS Reality, CBS Reality +1, Challenge, Channel 4+1 HD, Channel 5 +1, CITV, Dave, Dave ja vu, DMAX, Drama, E4 +1, Food Network, Forces TV, Freesports, Home, Horror Channel, ITV2 +1, ITV3 +1, ITV4 +1, ITVBe +1, Together TV +1, Movies4Men, NOW 80s, Now 90s, Paramount Network, PBS America, pick, Pick +1, Quest +1, Quest Red, Quest Red +1, Really, RT HD, Sewing Quarter, Sky News, Smithsonian Channel HD, Sony Movie Channel, Talking Pictures TV, TCC, Together TV, Yesterday, YourTV.

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 Skriaig (Skye) transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Reporting Scotland 2.4m homes 9.2%
from Glasgow G51 1DA, 208km south-southeast (147°)
to BBC Scotland region - 230 masts.
regional news image
STV News 0.4m homes 1.5%
from Aberdeen AB12 3QH, 252km east (98°)
to STV North (Aberdeen) region - 76 masts.

Are there any self-help relays?

CarbostActive deflector See TPG
InverinateActive deflector15-20 km E Kyle of Lochalsh126 homes
LuibActive deflectorIsle of Sky15 homes
TotardorActive deflectorIsle of Skye4 homes
Uig CActive deflector20 km NW Portree17 homes

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

1950s-80s1984-971997-981998-20102010-132013-182013-1731 Dec 2017-
VHFA K TA K TA K TA K TA K TA K TA K T
C3BBCtvwaves
C21BBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1waves+BBCB+BBCB+BBCBBBCB
C24ITVwavesITVwavesITVwavesD3+4D3+4D3+4D3+4
C27BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBCABBCABBCABBCA
C31C4wavesC4wavesC4waves

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

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

Analogue 1-4 1000W
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-4.9dB) 320W

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. Skriaig (Skye) 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.

Is the transmitter output the same in all directions?

Radiation patterns withheld

Comments
Thursday, 27 December 2018
Transmitter engineering
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8:09 PM

SKRIAIG (SKYE) transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Wrong Region from 10:31 yesterday to 10:39 yesterday, HD Digital TV Wrong Region from 10:31 yesterday to 10:39 yesterday. FM: Radio 1 FM Weak Signal from 14:05 today to 15:09 today, Radio 1 FM Weak Signal from 20:20 yesterday to 2 [BBC]

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Friday, 28 December 2018
Transmitter engineering
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5:09 AM

SKRIAIG (SKYE) transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Wrong Region from 10:31 on 26 Dec to 10:39 on 26 Dec, HD Digital TV Wrong Region from 10:31 on 26 Dec to 10:39 on 26 Dec. FM: Radio 1 FM Weak Signal from 14:05 yesterday to 15:09 yesterday, Radio 1 FM Weak Signal from 20:20 on 26 [BBC]

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Saturday, 29 December 2018
Transmitter engineering
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5:09 AM

SKRIAIG (SKYE) transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Wrong Region from 10:31 on 26 Dec to 10:39 on 26 Dec, HD Digital TV Wrong Region from 10:31 on 26 Dec to 10:39 on 26 Dec. FM: Radio 1 FM Weak Signal from 14:05 on 27 Dec to 15:09 on 27 Dec, Radio 1 FM Weak Signal from 20:20 on 26 [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering
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8:09 AM

SKRIAIG (SKYE) transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Wrong Region from 10:31 on 26 Dec to 10:39 on 26 Dec, HD Digital TV Wrong Region from 10:31 on 26 Dec to 10:39 on 26 Dec. FM: Radio 1 FM Weak Signal from 20:20 on 26 Dec to 21:01 on 26 Dec, Radio 1 FM Weak Signal from 14:05 on 27 [BBC]

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Tuesday, 12 March 2019
Transmitter engineering
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5:09 AM

SKRIAIG (SKYE) transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Wrong Region from 00:17 today to 00:21 today, HD Digital TV Wrong Region from 00:17 today to 00:21 today. [BBC]

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Wednesday, 13 March 2019
Transmitter engineering
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5:09 AM

SKRIAIG (SKYE) transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Wrong Region from 00:17 yesterday to 00:21 yesterday, HD Digital TV Wrong Region from 00:17 yesterday to 00:21 yesterday. [BBC]

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Thursday, 14 March 2019
Transmitter engineering
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5:09 AM

SKRIAIG (SKYE) transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Wrong Region from 00:17 on 12 Mar to 00:21 on 12 Mar, HD Digital TV Wrong Region from 00:17 on 12 Mar to 00:21 on 12 Mar. [BBC]

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Tuesday, 21 May 2019
Transmitter engineering
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5:09 AM

SKRIAIG (SKYE) transmitter - Freeview: HD Digital TV Reduced Quality from 22:44 yesterday. [BBC]

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8:09 AM

SKRIAIG (SKYE) transmitter - Freeview: HD Digital TV Reduced Quality from 22:44 yesterday to 05:30 today. [BBC]

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Thursday, 23 May 2019
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11:09 PM

SKRIAIG (SKYE) transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Wrong Region from 20:27 today to 20:29 today, HD Digital TV Wrong Region from 20:27 today to 20:29 today. [BBC]

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