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The symbol shows the location of the Grantown Link (Highland, Scotland) transmitter which serves 2,900 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 Grantown Link (Highland, Scotland) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Grantown Link 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
C44 (658.0MHz)418mDTG-370W
Channel icons
1 BBC One (SD) Scotland, 2 BBC Two Scotland, 7 BBC Alba, 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
C41+ (634.2MHz)418mDTG-370W
Channel icons
3 STV (SD) (STV North (Aberdeen 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, 29 E4 +1, 34 ITV +1 (STV Edinburgh), 34 STV+1 (STV Edinburgh),

PSB3
BBCB
 V max
C47 (682.0MHz)418mDTG-670W
Channel icons
72 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 Grantown Link (Highland, Scotland) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: 4Music, 4seven, 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, YAAAS!, 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, More4 +1, Now 70s, Paramount Network, 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 Grantown Link transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Reporting Scotland 2.4m homes 9.2%
from Glasgow G51 1DA, 167km south-southwest (196°)
to BBC Scotland region - 230 masts.
regional news image
STV News 0.4m homes 1.5%
from Aberdeen AB12 3QH, 97km east-southeast (103°)
to STV North (Aberdeen) region - 76 masts.

How will the Grantown Link (Highland, Scotland) transmission frequencies change over time?

1950s-80s1984-971997-981998-20102010-1330 Sep 2017-
VHFB E TB E TB E TB E K TB E K T
C1BBCtvwaves
C41ITVwavesITVwavesITVwaves+D3+4D3+4
C44BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBCABBCA
C47C4wavesC4wavesC4wavesBBCBBBCB
C51tv_offBBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1waves

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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 8 Sep 10 and 22 Sep 10.

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

Analogue 1-4 350W
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-7dB) 70W

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Knock More transmitter area

Sep 1961-Jun 1997Grampian 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. Grantown Link 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
Wednesday, 13 July 2011
Sheila
1:48 AM
Grantown-on-spey

Thanks for your reply Briantist. I wonder then what I can do to get the full Freeview? Would it be possible to pick up the signal from the Knockmore transmitter if I buy a signal booster/amplifier for the back of my set?

Any advice welcome.


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KMJ,Derby
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9:36 AM

Sheila: You need a replacement or additional aerial pointing to Knockmore to receive all the Freeview channels. Trying to use a booster to amplify a weak signal (if there is one) which has been picked up on the side of the "wrong" aerial is likely to give very poor results and could overload your tuner with too much signal on the channels you already have.

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Sheila
12:39 PM

Thanks KMJ for your very helpful information. I'll not bother with an amplifier then. Unfortunately, I don't think it will be possible to redirect our aerial. We are in a tall bulding and the aerial maybe on the roof or in the loft. I will have a word with the landlord. But I don't think we can redirect it towards Knockmore. :( I might just have to wait until we can move house to get a better range of channels.


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Sheila
12:45 PM

Just noticed KMJ that you said, an additional aerial pointing to Knockmore might do the trick. Is it really possible to attach a second aerial to the back of the set. I guess it's possible to buy a splitter of some kind? Perhaps I should get an indoor aerial with a booster and point that at Knockmore and not bother with the one on the roof/in the loft? Any advice welcome :) Thanks.

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10:23 PM

Sheila: An indoor aerial is unlikely to give reliable reception from Knockmore. A single wideband aerial mounted on the roof should give good reception of all six muxes from Knockmore.The reference to an additional aerial was to suggest that if reception of the stronger signals from the local relay is prefered for the PSB muxes, a second aerial pointing at Knockmore for reception of the COM muxes could be linked via a diplexer to the existing downlead. If the aerial currently in use for the relay transmissions is a group B type (chosen to suit the frequencies in use on the relay) it would not be suitable for redirecting towards Knockmore.

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Friday, 3 January 2014
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4:25 AM

GRANTOWN LINK transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 22:59 on 24 Dec to 23:17 on 24 Dec. [BBC]

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Monday, 13 January 2014
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1:23 PM

GRANTOWN LINK transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 11:16 today, BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 10:12 today to 10:17 today. [BBC]

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4:23 PM

GRANTOWN LINK transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 11:16 today to 14:20 today, BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 10:12 today to 10:17 today. [BBC]

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Tuesday, 14 January 2014
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4:23 AM

GRANTOWN LINK transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 11:16 yesterday to 14:20 yesterday, BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 10:12 yesterday to 10:17 yesterday. [BBC]

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7:26 PM

GRANTOWN LINK transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 10:12 yesterday to 10:17 yesterday, BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 11:16 yesterday to 14:20 yesterday. [BBC]

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