Freeview Light on the Staffin (Highland, Scotland) transmitter
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The symbol shows the location of the Staffin (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 problemsThe BBC and Digital UK report there are no faults or engineering work on the Staffin (Highland, Scotland) transmitter.
Which Freeview channels does the Staffin 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
H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)
Are you trying to watch these 52 Freeview channels?
The Staffin (Highland, Scotland) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: 4Music, 4seven, 5SELECT, 5STAR, 5USA, Aljazeera English, BBC Four HD, BBC News HD, Blaze, Blaze +1, CBeebies HD, CBS Drama, CBS Justice, CBS Reality, Challenge, Channel 5 +1, CITV, YAAAS!, Dave, Dave ja vu, DMAX, Drama +1, Film4 +1, Food Network, Forces TV, FreeSports, GB News, GREAT! movies, GREAT! movies action, HGTV, Horror Channel, ITV2 +1, ITV3 +1, ITV4 +1, ITVBe +1, More4 +1, Now 70s, Paramount Network, PBS America +1, pick, Quest +1, Quest Red, Quest Red +1, Really, RT HD, Sky Arts, Sky News, Smithsonian Channel, Talking Pictures TV, TCC, Together TV, Yesterday +1.
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 Staffin transmitter?
BBC Reporting Scotland 2.4m homes 9.2%
from Glasgow G51 1DA, 228km south-southeast (151°)
to BBC Scotland region - 230 masts.
How will the Staffin (Highland, Scotland) transmission frequencies change over time?
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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 7 Jul 10 and 21 Jul 10.
How do the old analogue and currrent digital signal levels compare?
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Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Eitshal (Lewis) transmitter area
Trying to receive Staffin Freeview at Flodigarry area, 3mls North of Staffin. Signals very poor or non-existant, even with big antenna for Vert reception.
Are there any plans to increase coverage ? I note that transmitter power is only 9 Watts. An increase in this power would, I am sure, enable several hundred homes here in the North of Skye to receive this service.
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Dave McAlpin: Well although you haven't given your exact location and with this making it difficult to check on exactly what you should be able to receive using DUK's reception predictor, however using a couple of test codes based on your area does not indicate reception as being possible in the Flodigarry area from the Staffin transmitter by it being well outside of the transmitters intended coverage area, and although you may well be able to receive a signal, albeit this being on a variable to non existent basis, that's really what would be expected in a situation such as yours or anyone else that picks up a transmitter from outside its coverage range, as variables always exist in every situation.
As far as the situation being improved at any time by increasing the transmitter power, even if it was quadrupled (or more) I don't think that this would make that terribly much of a difference to most of the households I seen in the Flodigarry area, excepting possibly yourself as well as maybe some properties located near to the coastline who are possibly able to pick the signal from Staffin across Bay, as other than that most I have checked on are not remotely anywhere near to a line-of-sight situation of the Staffin transmitter with the path from Staffin being obstructed by low level hills positioned relatively close to the properties, the very type of situation than can block signals from even high powered transmitters.
To be quite honest about it, in my opinion Freesat is the only option people have for guaranteed reliable reception in your area, but with the reliability of that being made even more so by using a slightly larger dish than the types installed in the Central Scottish belt, and which are already larger than is used in Southern England.
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