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The symbol shows the location of the Garelochhead (Argyll and Bute, Scotland) transmitter which serves 1,200 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 Garelochhead (Argyll and Bute, Scotland) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Garelochhead 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
C29 (538.0MHz)62mDTG-33W
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
C31 (554.0MHz)62mDTG-33W
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, 26 ITV4, 30 E4 +1, 35 ITV +1 (STV Edinburgh), 35 STV+1 (STV Edinburgh),

PSB3
BBCB
 V max
C37 (602.0MHz)62mDTG-63W
Channel icons
56 5SELECT, 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, 106 BBC Four HD, 108 BBC Scotland HD, 204 CBBC HD, 205 CBeebies 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 43 Freeview channels?

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

The Garelochhead (Argyll and Bute, Scotland) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: 4seven, 5Action, 5STAR, 5USA, Aljazeera English, 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 Garelochhead transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Reporting Scotland 2.4m homes 9.2%
from Glasgow G51 1DA, 43km southeast (128°)
to BBC Scotland region - 230 masts.
regional news image
STV News 1.3m homes 4.8%
from Glasgow G51 1PQ, 43km southeast (128°)
to STV Central (Glasgow) region - 94 masts.

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

1984-971997-981998-20112011-135 Sep 2018
B E TB E TB E TB E TA K T
C29BBCA
C31D3+4
C37BBCB
C39 
C41ITVwavesITVwavesITVwaves
C42BBCA
C44BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2waves
C45D3+4
C47C4wavesC4wavesC4waves
C49tv_offBBCB
C51tv_offBBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1waves

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?

Analogue 1-4 12W
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-6.8dB) 2.5W

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Rosneath 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. Garelochhead 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
Saturday, 10 December 2011
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

6:26 AM

GARELOCHHEAD transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air from 17:52 on 08 Dec to 19:33 on 08 Dec HD Digital TV Off Air from 17:52 on 08 Dec to 19:33 on 08 Dec [BBC]

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Wednesday, 4 January 2012
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A. Robertson
10:10 PM

This P.M.,when our Digital TV was turned on the picture started breaking up on all channels followed by'No programme available' on bottom of the screen.Weather was windy and raining.
We have had this problem several times recently in similar weather so we bought an indoor aerial and tried it this P.M.but only got the channel name and number at top of the screen and 'No programme available'at bottom.
Any suggested cure,please?

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Thursday, 5 January 2012
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jb38
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

7:38 AM

A. Robertson: Well although you have posted your query under the very low powered Garelochhead transmitter heading, because you haven't indicated your location (post code) with regard to its location makes it impossible to assess your reception possibilities as far as the signal level expected from it is concerned, but in general terms your problem can be looked at in various ways.

If as you say using an indoor aerial (dependant on what, and where sited though!) and the situation was worse with nothing being received suggests you are in a very low signal area, this meaning if the signal path from the station is anywhere near (or over) trees etc you are liable to get fluctuations in signal strength, these being worse in rainy conditions.

Another factor has to be considered is that of the transmitter stations power supply being either reduced or cut to the because of weather conditions, more remote stations always being more vulnerable to this sort of thing with this obviously affecting transmission, but whatever the reason if your outdoor mounted aerial is stable and has not been knocked out of alignment then the situation is really out with your control.

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Saturday, 12 May 2012
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

9:27 PM

GARELOCHHEAD transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air from 10:05 today to 12:25 today HD Digital TV Off Air from 10:05 today to 12:25 today [BBC]

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Sunday, 13 May 2012
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

6:26 AM

GARELOCHHEAD transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air from 10:05 yesterday to 12:25 yesterday HD Digital TV Off Air from 10:05 yesterday to 12:25 yesterday [BBC]

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Monday, 14 May 2012
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

6:26 AM

GARELOCHHEAD transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air from 10:05 on 12 May to 12:25 on 12 May HD Digital TV Off Air from 10:05 on 12 May to 12:25 on 12 May [BBC]

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Wednesday, 27 February 2013
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Andrea green
6:18 PM

For 2 days now I keep loosing the signal on every channel . When I do get a signal it keeps jumping and freezing. My neighbour has the same problem. I have rescanned but the problem is still there.

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jb38
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7:47 PM

Andrea green: If your neighbour is experiencing exactly the same problem as yourself and you are NOT using a communal aerial then its possible that some fault has developed at the transmitter, its therefore best to refrain from carrying out any further rescan operations as all you will do is lose the channels already stored in your TV or boxes memory, if of course you haven't partially done so already!

Unable to make any checks on the status of the transmitter without knowledge of your post code, or at least one from nearby such as a shop / post office etc.

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Andrea green
8:03 PM
Helensburgh

Sorry it's g84 0eg


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Michael
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11:37 PM

Andrea green: According to Digital UK, there are planned engineering works on the transmitter this week:
Digital UK - Planned Engineering Works


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