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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 problems

The BBC and Digital UK report there are no faults or engineering work on the Bowmore (Argyll and Bute, Scotland) transmitter.

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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.

MuxH/VFrequencyHeightModeWatts
PSB1
BBCA
 V max
 H -1.1dB
C29 (538.0MHz)
93mDTG-313W
10W
Channel icons
1 BBC One (SD) Scotland, 2 BBC Two Scotland, 7 BBC Alba, 23 BBC Three, 24 BBC Four (Scotland SD), 201 CBBC, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, 250 BBC Red Button, plus 12 others

PSB2
D3+4
 V max
 H -1.1dB
C31+ (554.2MHz)
93mDTG-313W
10W
Channel icons
3 STV (SD) (STV Central (Glasgow 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, 25 ITV4, 30 E4 +1, 35 ITV +1 (STV Edinburgh), 35 STV+1 (STV Edinburgh),

PSB3
BBCB
 V max
 H -1.1dB
C37 (602.0MHz)
93mDTG-613W
10W
Channel icons
73 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 52 Freeview channels?

the effected channels
the effected channels
the effected channels
the effected channels

The Bowmore (Argyll and Bute, Scotland) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: 4Music, 4seven, 5Action, 5SELECT, 5STAR, 5USA, Aljazeera English, BBC Four HD, BBC News HD, Blaze, Blaze +1, CBeebies HD, CBS Drama, CBS Justice, CBS Reality, Challenge, Channel 5 +1, CITV, Dave, Dave ja vu, DMAX, Drama +1, Film4 +1, Food Network, Forces TV, FreeSports, GB News, GREAT! movies, GREAT! movies action, HGTV, Horror Channel, ITV2 +1, ITV3 +1, ITV4 +1, ITVBe +1, YAAAS!, More4 +1, Now 70s, PBS America +1, pick, Quest +1, Quest Red, Quest Red +1, Really, RT HD, Sky Arts, Sky News, Smithsonian Channel, 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 Bowmore transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Reporting Scotland 2.4m homes 9.2%
from Glasgow G51 1DA, 125km east (87°)
to BBC Scotland region - 230 masts.
regional news image
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?

1984-971997-981998-20112011-135 Sep 2018
B E TB E TB E TB E K TA K T
C29BBCA
C31D3+4
C37BBCB
C39BBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1waves
C41+D3+4
C42C4wavesC4wavesC4waves
C44BBCB
C45BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2waves
C47BBCA
C49tv_offITVwavesITVwavesITVwaves

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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 11 May 11 and 25 May 11.

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

Analogue 1-4 40W
PSB1||, PSB2||, PSB3||(-4.9dB) 13W
PSB1≡, PSB2≡, PSB3≡(-6dB) 10W

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Darvel 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. 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.

Comments
Tuesday, 10 May 2011
Transmitter engineering
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10:40 AM

BOWMORE transmitter - Analogue BBC ONE Off Air from 09:04 today BBC TWO Off Air from 09:04 today [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering
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2:29 PM

BOWMORE transmitter - Analogue BBC ONE Off Air from 09:04 today to 10:25 today BBC TWO Off Air from 09:04 today to 10:25 today [BBC]

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Wednesday, 11 May 2011
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

4:29 AM

BOWMORE transmitter - Analogue BBC ONE Off Air from 09:04 yesterday to 10:25 yesterday BBC TWO Off Air from 09:04 yesterday to 10:25 yesterday [BBC]

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Thursday, 19 May 2011
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

4:37 AM

BOWMORE transmitter - Analogue BBC ONE Off Air from 02:16 today [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering
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7:36 AM

BOWMORE transmitter - Analogue BBC ONE Off Air from 02:16 today to 03:49 today [BBC]

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Friday, 20 May 2011
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

4:30 AM

BOWMORE transmitter - Analogue BBC ONE Off Air from 02:16 yesterday to 03:49 yesterday [BBC]

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Saturday, 21 May 2011
Transmitter engineering
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4:40 AM

BOWMORE transmitter - Analogue BBC ONE Off Air from 02:16 on 19 May to 03:49 on 19 May [BBC]

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Wednesday, 20 June 2012
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J.D.Cameron
5:31 PM
Isle Of Islay

Loft Aerial - All available BBC channels excellent reception but ITV CH4 Ch5 etc off since this morning.
Please assist -Thank you.

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Thursday, 26 July 2012
Briantist
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

3:49 PM

J.D.Cameron: If you still have problems, can you please see Single frequency interference | ukfree.tv - 10 years of independent, free digital TV advice for help?

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Tuesday, 4 September 2012
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John Cameron
11:31 PM
Isle Of Islay

Have observed your posting of 1053pm re 28 mins previous that the Bowmore Transmitter was off from 0759 until 2116. Thank you for this formation and response - am enjoying the BBC output once more!

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