Freeview Light on the Bowmore (Argyll and Bute, Scotland) transmitter
Brian Butterworth first published this on - UK Free TV
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The symbol shows the location of the Bowmore (Argyll and Bute, Scotland) transmitter which serves 600 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 Bowmore (Argyll and Bute, Scotland) transmitter.
Choose from three options: ■ List by multiplex ■ List by channel number ■ List by channel name_______
Which Freeview channels does the Bowmore 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.
Are you trying to watch these 43 Freeview channels?
The Bowmore (Argyll and Bute, Scotland) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: 4seven, 5Action, 5STAR, 5USA, Al Jazeera Eng, Blaze, Blaze +1, CBS Reality, Challenge, Channel 5 +1, CITV, YAAAS!, Dave, Dave ja vu, DMAX, Drama +1, E4 Extra, Film4 +1, Food Network, GB News, GREAT! movies, GREAT! movies action, HGTV, HobbyMaker, ITV2 +1, ITV3 +1, ITV4 +1, ITVBe +1, Legend, PBS America, pick, Pop Player, Quest +1, Quest Red, Really, Sky News, Smithsonian Channel, Talking Pictures TV, TCC, That's TV (UK), Together TV, W, 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 Bowmore transmitter?
BBC Reporting Scotland 2.4m homes 9.2%
from Glasgow G51 1DA, 125km east (87°)
to BBC Scotland region - 230 masts.
STV News 1.3m homes 4.8%
from Glasgow G51 1PQ, 125km east (87°)
to STV Central (Glasgow) region - 94 masts.
How will the Bowmore (Argyll and Bute, Scotland) transmission frequencies change over time?
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tv_off Being removed from Freeview (for 5G use) after November 2020 / June 2022 - 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 11 May 11 and 25 May 11.
How do the old analogue and currrent digital signal levels compare?
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|PSB1≡, PSB2≡, PSB3≡||(-6dB) 10W|
Local transmitter mapsBowmore Freeview Darvel TV region BBC Scotland STV Central (Glasgow micro region)
• Breakfast ◊ Weekends ♦ Friday night and weekends † Weekdays only. Bowmore 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.
Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Darvel transmitter area
Sunday, 11 January 2015
John Cameron: As the transmitter is only located at approximately 0.75 of a mile up the Cruach Road from you, if you are a car user you would get bang up to date information as to the situation by taking a pop up to the transmitter and having a word with the engineers (should any vehicle be present) as I am sure that you would find them most approachable.
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Monday, 3 October 2016
Good-day!! the Bowmore Transmitter, Isle of Islay, after a lengthy trouble-free spell is once more experiencing 24 hr.severe interference on certain channels resulting in loss of sound and pixcellating of vision. designated numbers are 045,100,102,103,104,105 and 123 involving mainly the HD delivery. Standard resolution of these is unaffected. The interference is as before, occurring as pulses of approx. One second. Thanks for this opportunity to report.
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Tuesday, 4 October 2016
John Cameron: re my comment on interference on Bowmore transmitter yesterday 3/10/16, please be advised that at 2230 on the same day all interference referred to had ceased and that at the time of this posting the transmitter remains trouble - free. Thanks again for this Facility and Good--day to all!
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