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The symbol shows the location of the Tomintoul (Moray, 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 Tomintoul (Moray, Scotland) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Tomintoul 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
C46 (674.0MHz)488mDTG-32W
Channel icons
1 BBC One (SD) Scotland, 2 BBC Two Scotland, 7 BBC Alba, 55 BBC Four (Scotland SD), 201 CBBC, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, 601 BBC Red Button, plus 12 others

PSB2
D3+4
 V max
C43 (650.0MHz)488mDTG-32W
Channel icons
3 STV (SD) (STV North (Aberdeen micro region)), 4 Channel 4 (SD) Scotland ads, 5 Channel 5, 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
 V max
C40 (626.0MHz)488mDTG-62W
Channel icons
74 Shopping Quarter , 101 BBC One HD Scotland, 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 51 Freeview channels?

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the effected channels
the effected channels
the effected channels

The Tomintoul (Moray, 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, Together TV +1, Challenge, Channel 5 +1, CITV, Dave, Dave ja vu, DMAX, Drama, E4 +1, Film4 +1, Food Network, Forces TV, FreeSports, HGTV, Horror Channel, ITV2 +1, ITV3 +1, ITV4 +1, ITVBe +1, More4 +1, NOW 80s, Paramount Network, PBS America +1, pick, Quest +1, Quest Red, Quest Red +1, Really, RT HD, Sky Arts, Sky News, Smithsonian Channel, Sony Movies Action, 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 Tomintoul transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Reporting Scotland 2.4m homes 9.2%
from Glasgow G51 1DA, 167km south-southwest (201°)
to BBC Scotland region - 230 masts.
regional news image
STV News 0.4m homes 1.5%
from Aberdeen AB12 3QH, 80km east-southeast (102°)
to STV North (Aberdeen) region - 76 masts.

How will the Tomintoul (Moray, Scotland) transmission frequencies change over time?

1984-971997-981998-20102010-1315 Aug 2018
B E TB E TB E TB E TB E K T
C40BBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBCB
C43ITVwavesITVwavesITVwavesD3+4D3+4
C46BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBCABBCA
C50tv_offC4wavesC4wavesC4wavesBBCB

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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 1 Sep 10 and 15 Sep 10.

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

Analogue 1-4 6W
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-4.8dB) 2W

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Durris 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. Tomintoul 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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Tuesday, 1 February 2011
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11:26 AM

TOMINTOUL transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air from 09:22 today to 09:27 today [BBC]

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Wednesday, 2 February 2011
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11:33 AM

TOMINTOUL transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air from 09:22 yesterday to 09:27 yesterday [BBC]

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Monday, 12 September 2011
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9:36 PM

TOMINTOUL transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air from 20:26 today HD Digital TV Off Air from 20:26 today [BBC]

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TOMINTOUL transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air from 20:26 today to 21:29 today HD Digital TV Off Air from 20:26 today to 21:29 today [BBC]

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Tuesday, 13 September 2011
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4:34 AM

TOMINTOUL transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air from 20:26 yesterday to 21:29 yesterday HD Digital TV Off Air from 20:26 yesterday to 21:29 yesterday [BBC]

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Wednesday, 14 September 2011
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4:39 AM

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Friday, 16 September 2011
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12:37 PM

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Saturday, 17 September 2011
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4:33 AM

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Monday, 20 February 2012
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TOMINTOUL transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air from 09:01 today to 16:41 today HD Digital TV Off Air from 09:01 today to 16:41 today [BBC]

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