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The symbol shows the location of the Tomatin (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 Tomatin (Highland, Scotland) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Tomatin 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
C28 (530.0MHz)422mDTG-33W
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
C25 (506.0MHz)422mDTG-33W
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
C22 (482.0MHz)422mDTG-63W
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 Tomatin (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 Tomatin transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Reporting Scotland 2.4m homes 9.2%
from Glasgow G51 1DA, 166km south (189°)
to BBC Scotland region - 230 masts.
regional news image
STV News 0.4m homes 1.5%
from Aberdeen AB12 3QH, 115km east-southeast (102°)
to STV North (Aberdeen) region - 76 masts.

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

1984-971997-981998-20102010-132013-182013-1730 Sep 2017-
A K TA K TA K TA K TA K TA K TA K T
C22BBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBCBBBCBBBCBBBCB
C25ITVwavesITVwavesITVwavesD3+4D3+4D3+4D3+4
C28BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBCABBCABBCABBCA
C32C4wavesC4wavesC4waves

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 6 Oct 10 and 20 Oct 10.

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

Analogue 1-4 12W
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-6.6dB) 2.6W

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Rosemarkie 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. Tomatin 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.

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Friday, 20 January 2012
Transmitter engineering
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4:30 AM

TOMATIN transmitter - Freeview HD Digital TV Off Air from 15:27 on 18 Jan to 15:31 on 18 Jan [BBC]

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Monday, 16 April 2012
Transmitter engineering
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10:32 AM

TOMATIN transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air from 02:04 on 14 Apr to 03:14 on 14 Apr BBC Digital TV Off Air from 23:30 on 13 Apr to 00:25 on 14 Apr HD Digital TV Off Air from 02:04 on 14 Apr to 03:14 on 14 Apr HD Digital TV Off Air from 23:30 on 13 Apr to 00:25 on 14 Apr [BBC]

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Tuesday, 17 April 2012
Transmitter engineering
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12:28 PM

TOMATIN transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air from 23:30 on 13 Apr to 00:25 on 14 Apr BBC Digital TV Off Air from 02:04 on 14 Apr to 03:14 on 14 Apr HD Digital TV Off Air from 02:04 on 14 Apr to 03:14 on 14 Apr HD Digital TV Off Air from 23:30 on 13 Apr to 00:25 on 14 Apr [BBC]

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Wednesday, 18 April 2012
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3:30 PM

TOMATIN transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air from 02:04 on 14 Apr to 03:14 on 14 Apr BBC Digital TV Off Air from 23:30 on 13 Apr to 00:25 on 14 Apr HD Digital TV Off Air from 23:30 on 13 Apr to 00:25 on 14 Apr HD Digital TV Off Air from 02:04 on 14 Apr to 03:14 on 14 Apr [BBC]

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6:28 PM

TOMATIN transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air from 23:30 on 13 Apr to 00:25 on 14 Apr BBC Digital TV Off Air from 02:04 on 14 Apr to 03:14 on 14 Apr HD Digital TV Off Air from 23:30 on 13 Apr to 00:25 on 14 Apr HD Digital TV Off Air from 02:04 on 14 Apr to 03:14 on 14 Apr [BBC]

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Thursday, 6 December 2012
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2:48 PM
Inverness

When will the Tomatin transmitter be back on air

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Monday, 23 March 2015
Transmitter engineering
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10:31 AM

TOMATIN transmitter - RelayPossible service interruptions [DUK]

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Monday, 18 January 2016
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10:32 AM

TOMATIN transmitter - Possible service interruptions [DUK]

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Tuesday, 26 January 2016
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TOMATIN transmitter - Possible service interruptions [DUK]

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