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The symbol shows the location of the Torosay (Argyll and Bute, Scotland) transmitter which serves 2,800 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 Torosay (Argyll and Bute, Scotland) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Torosay 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)480mDTG-34,000W
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)480mDTG-34,000W
Channel icons
3 STV (SD) (STV Central (Glasgow 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)480mDTG-64,000W
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,

COM4
SDN
 V max
C23 (490.0MHz)480mDTG-84,000W
Channel icons
20 Drama, 21 5USA, 27 ITV2 +1, 30 5STAR, 34 ITV3 +1, 37 Quest, 44 Channel 5 +1, 54 Paramount Network, 55 5SELECT, 58 ITVBe +1, 59 ITV4 +1, 63 Blaze, 66 CBS Reality, 70 Horror Channel, 76 Quest +1, 77 TCC, 80 Blaze +1, 87 Keep It Country, 203 CITV, 211 Ketchup TV, plus 21 others

COM5
ArqA
 V -3dB
C26 (514.0MHz)480mDTG-82,000W
Channel icons
11 pick, 12 Dave, 17 Really, 28 E4 +1, 32 Sony Movie Channel, 38 Quest Red, 41 Food Network, 46 Challenge, 48 Movies4Men, 61 True Entertainment, 72 YourTV, 233 Sky News, plus 9 others

COM6
ArqB
 V -3dB
C30 (546.0MHz)480mDTG-82,000W
Channel icons
19 Yesterday, 25 Home, 29 4Music, 31 5Spike, 39 CBS Justice, 42 DMAX, 47 4seven, 62 True Movies, 71 CBS Drama, 73 Sewing Quarter, 79 Dave ja vu, 81 Talking Pictures TV, plus 16 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
DTG-8 64QAM 8K 3/4 27.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)

Are you trying to watch these 20 Freeview HD channels?

the effected channels
the effected channels

The Torosay (Argyll and Bute, Scotland) mast is not one of the extended Freeview HD (COM7 and COM8) transmitters, it does not provide these high definition (HD) channels: 4seven HD, 5STAR +1, 5USA +1, Aljazeera English HD, BBC Four HD, BBC News HD, CBeebies HD, CBS Reality +1, Channel 4+1 HD, Forces TV, Freesports, NOW 80s, Now 90s, PBS America, Pick +1, Quest HD, Quest Red +1, RT HD, Smithsonian Channel HD, Together.

If you want to watch these HD channels, either use Freesat HD, or move your TV aerial must point to one of the 30 Full Freeview HD transmitters. For more information see the want to know which transmitters will carry extra Freeview HD? page.

Which BBC and ITV regional news can I watch from the Torosay transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Reporting Scotland 2.4m homes 9.2%
from Glasgow G51 1DA, 112km southeast (129°)
to BBC Scotland region - 230 masts.
regional news image
STV News 1.3m homes 4.8%
from Glasgow G51 1PQ, 112km southeast (129°)
to STV Central (Glasgow) region - 94 masts.

Are there any self-help relays?

Ardtornish BActive deflector68 km W Fort William
BarguilleanActive deflector12 km E Oban3 homes
Br Of AweTransposer20 km E Oban
ColonsayActive deflectorIsland of Colonsay59 homes
GlenuigActive deflector43 km W Fort William9 homes
Loch CaolisportActive deflector20 km SW Lochgilphead (second level)
Loch CaolisportActive deflector20 km SW Lochgilphead (second level)
Loch CaolisportActive deflector20 km SW Lochgilphead (second level)
Loch CaolisportActive deflector20 km SW Lochgilphead85 homes
Loch CaolisportActive deflector20 km SW Lochgilphead (second level)
Loch SunartActive deflector
PortuairkActive deflector68 km W Fort William12 homes
StrontianActive deflector32 km WSW Fort William14 homes

How will the Torosay (Argyll and Bute, Scotland) transmission frequencies change over time?

1984-971997-981998-20102010-132013-182013-174 Oct 2017
A K TA K TA K TA K TA K TA K TA K T
C21C
C22BBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBCBBBCBBBCBBBCB
C23+1SDNSDNSDNSDN
C25ITVwavesITVwavesITVwavesD3+4D3+4D3+4D3+4
C26+2ArqAArqAArqAArqA
C28BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBCABBCABBCABBCA
C29+AArqBArqBArqB
C30ArqB
C31-D
C32C4wavesC4wavesC4waves
C33+B

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 13 Oct 10 and 27 Oct 10.

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

Analogue 1-4 20kW
SDN, BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-7dB) 4kW
ARQA, ARQB(-10dB) 2kW
Mux 1*, Mux 2*, Mux A*, Mux B*, Mux C*, Mux D*(-22dB) 125W

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Torosay transmitter area

Aug 1957-Jun 1997Scottish 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. Torosay 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
Friday, 6 October 2017
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

5:35 AM

TOROSAY transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 00:08 on 04 Oct to 02:32 on 04 Oct, HD Digital TV Off Air from 00:08 on 04 Oct to 02:30 on 04 Oct. [BBC]

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Sunday, 15 October 2017
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george buchanan
sentiment_satisfiedBronze

8:08 PM

Channels on C29 no longer there - seem to have been moved to C30 (546 MHz). There is basic Freeview info here Important information about changes to Freeview TV signals | Freeview but it doesn't help those of us not using Freeview. Needed a full scan to find where the channels were but they seem to be at 546 MHz.

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george buchanan's 43 posts GB
Tuesday, 19 December 2017
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JamesCorbett
8:49 AM

We have sound but picture keep coming and going
Is here a problem on Mull

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StevensOnln1
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

9:59 AM

JamesCorbett: There are no reported problems with the Torosay transmitter. Have you checked for any loose cables or connections behind your TV? What signal strength and quality readings are you getting? Please provide a full postcode so that we can see where you are in relation to the transmitter and your predicted signal strength etc.

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StevensOnln1's 2,476 posts GB
Thursday, 4 October 2018
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

9:06 PM

TOROSAY transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Wrong Region from 17:49 today to 17:56 today. [BBC]

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Friday, 5 October 2018
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

6:06 AM

TOROSAY transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Wrong Region from 17:49 yesterday to 17:56 yesterday. [BBC]

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Saturday, 6 October 2018
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

6:06 AM

TOROSAY transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Wrong Region from 17:49 on 04 Oct to 17:56 on 04 Oct. [BBC]

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