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Full Freeview on the Torosay (Argyll and Bute, Scotland) transmitter

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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
1 BBC One Scotland, 2 BBC Two Scotland, 7 BBC Alba, 9 BBC Four, 201 CBBC, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, 601 BBC RB 1, plus 14 others

PSB2
D3+4
 V max
C25 (506.0MHz)480mDTG-34,000W
Channel icons
3 STV (STV Central (Glasgow micro region)), 4 Channel 4 Scotland ads, 5 Channel 5, 6 ITV 2, 13 Channel 4 +1 Scotland ads, 14 More4, 15 Film4, 24 ITV4, 24 ITV4 +1, 28 E4, 33 STV+1 (STV Edinburgh),

PSB3
BBCB
 V max
C22 (482.0MHz)480mDTG-64,000W
Channel icons
45 Film4 +1, 101 BBC One HD Scotland, 102 BBC Two HD (England), 103 STV HD (STV West), 104 Channel 4 HD Scotland ads, 105 Channel 5 HD, 204 CBBC HD,

COM4
SDN
 V max
C23 (490.0MHz)480mDTG-84,000W
Channel icons
10 ITV3, 20 Drama, 21 5 USA, 26 ITV Be, 27 ITV 2 +1, 30 5STAR, 34 ITV3 +1, 37 Quest, 44 Channel 5 +1, 54 My5, 58 ITV Be +1, 59 ITV4 +1, 61 True Entertainment, 63 Blaze, 66 CBS Reality, 70 Horror Channel, 80 Blaze +1, 92 Quest +1, 203 CITV, plus 19 others

COM5
ArqA
 V -3dB
C26 (514.0MHz)480mDTG-82,000W
Channel icons
11 pick, 12 Dave, 17 Really, 29 E4 +1, 32 Sony Movie Ch, 38 Quest Red, 41 Food Network, 46 Challenge, 48 Movies4Men, 68 truTV, 69 Tru TV +1, 72 YourTV, 233 Sky News, plus 12 others

COM6
ArqB
 V -3dB
C29 (538.0MHz)480mDTG-82,000W
Channel icons
18 4Music, 19 Yesterday, 25 Home, 31 Spike, 39 CBS Action, 42 Travel Channel, 47 4seven, 71 CBS Drama, 73 YourTV +1, 79 Dave ja vu, 88 Quest Red +1, plus 22 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 0 Freeview HD 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: .

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
to BBC Scotland region - 230 masts.
regional news image
STV News 1.3m homes 4.8%
from Glasgow G51 1PQ, 112km southeast
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?

years1984-971997-981998-20102010-132013-182013-1731st Dec 2018-
aerial groupA KA KA KA KA KA KA K
C21C
C22BBC1BBC1BBC1BBCBBBCBBBCBBBCA
C23+1SDNSDNSDND3+4
C25ITVITVITVD3+4D3+4D3+4BBCB
C26+2ArqAArqAArqASDN
C28BBC2BBC2BBC2BBCABBCABBCAArqA
C29+AArqBArqBArqB
C30ArqB
600C31-D
C32C4C4C4
C33+B

orange background for multiplexes names more
green background for transmission frequencies
lilac background for power levels in watts
800MHz band: 4G mobile started in 2013
700MHz band: 4G from 30 June 2020more
600MHz band: new or moved digital TV services more
Notes: + and - denote 166kHz offset; aerial group are shown as A B C/D E K W
Italics for analogue, digital switchover was Wednesdays 13th October and 27th October 2010.

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
Saturday, 24 December 2016
S
Stewart
4:12 PM

When will the service from toronsay resume

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StevensOnln1
7:36 PM

Stewart: According to BBC News a number of transmitters around Mull and Oban have lost service due to a suspected lightening strike and are being worked on to restore TV and radio services as soon as possible.

BBC News

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StevensOnln1's 857 posts Gold Gold GB
Transmitter engineering
10:32 PM

TOROSAY transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 11:04 today to 19:12 today, HD Digital TV Off Air from 11:04 today to 19:12 today. [BBC]

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Kathy Murgatroyd
11:37 PM

Thank you for working in what must have been horrendous conditions to get our TVs working again today. Happy Christmas.

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Kathy Murgatroyd's 1 post GB
Sunday, 25 December 2016
Transmitter engineering
4:31 AM

TOROSAY transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 11:04 yesterday to 19:12 yesterday, HD Digital TV Off Air from 11:04 yesterday to 19:12 yesterday. [BBC]

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Monday, 26 December 2016
Transmitter engineering
4:31 AM

TOROSAY transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 11:04 on 24 Dec to 19:12 on 24 Dec, HD Digital TV Off Air from 11:04 on 24 Dec to 19:12 on 24 Dec. [BBC]

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Tuesday, 21 March 2017
Transmitter engineering
11:33 PM

TOROSAY transmitter - Freeview: HD Digital TV Off Air from 19:59 today to 20:03 today. [BBC]

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Wednesday, 22 March 2017
Thursday, 23 March 2017
Transmitter engineering
4:33 AM

TOROSAY transmitter - Freeview: HD Digital TV Off Air from 19:59 on 21 Mar to 20:03 on 21 Mar. [BBC]

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