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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

tv_off Being removed from Freeview (for 5G use) after November 2020 - 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 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
Tuesday, 26 December 2017
Transmitter engineering
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5:09 PM

GRANTOWN LINK transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 10:15 on 24 Dec to 10:24 on 24 Dec, BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 10:02 on 24 Dec to 10:07 on 24 Dec, BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 20:48 on 24 Dec to 20:49 on 24 Dec, BBC National DAB Radio Off Air fro [BBC]

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Wednesday, 27 December 2017
Transmitter engineering
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8:09 AM

GRANTOWN LINK transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 20:48 on 24 Dec to 20:49 on 24 Dec, BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 10:15 on 24 Dec to 10:24 on 24 Dec, BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 10:02 on 24 Dec to 10:07 on 24 Dec, BBC National DAB Radio Off Air fro [BBC]

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Thursday, 28 December 2017
Transmitter engineering
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5:09 AM

GRANTOWN LINK transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 10:15 on 24 Dec to 10:24 on 24 Dec, BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 10:02 on 24 Dec to 10:07 on 24 Dec, BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 20:48 on 24 Dec to 20:49 on 24 Dec. [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering
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11:09 AM

GRANTOWN LINK transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 20:48 on 24 Dec to 20:49 on 24 Dec, BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 10:15 on 24 Dec to 10:24 on 24 Dec, BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 10:02 on 24 Dec to 10:07 on 24 Dec. [BBC]

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Tuesday, 10 April 2018
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James Bistset
4:48 PM

We stopped receiving digital TV signals to our home in PH25 on 24 December 2017. (We receive from the Grantown link transmitter.) We have a number of TV points in the home services by an SLX 8B distribution amplifier (87824). When we lost signal from the main Tv point, we tested it on 2 others which had the same problem.
We had a new wideband aerial installed in summer 2016 and had no previous issues. We have a new Samsung TV with built in Freeview tuner.
We have undertaken all the usual diagnostic procedures (rescanning for channels etc.). So far we have been unable to diagnose the fault.
Testing the SLX 8B distribution amplifier: We have tested our aerial with the TV plugged directly in and all works. We have tested the SLX amp with a spare output and all works. This would tend to suggest the wiring from loft to room is faulty but this seems extremely unlikely, especially as all rooms are affected.
This fact in itself suggests the SLX box is at fault, but our testing indicated otherwise. It has a short I ruin feature which individually cuts off the signal to individual outputs. Could this be causing the problem, and if so why? The SLX manual suggests that there could be a problem if the signal is too strong and that a signal attenuators may be required between aerial and amp. If this is the case, would there be any explanation of why this should have occurred on 24 December 2017?

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Sunday, 22 April 2018
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

6:07 AM

GRANTOWN LINK transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 22:47 yesterday to 22:51 yesterday. [BBC]

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Monday, 23 April 2018
Transmitter engineering
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6:07 AM

GRANTOWN LINK transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 22:47 on 21 Apr to 22:51 on 21 Apr. [BBC]

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Tuesday, 24 April 2018
Transmitter engineering
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3:07 PM

GRANTOWN LINK transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 11:39 today to 11:53 today, BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 13:39 today, BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 22:47 on 21 Apr to 22:51 on 21 Apr. [BBC]

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6:07 PM

GRANTOWN LINK transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 11:39 today to 11:53 today, BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 13:38 today to 13:49 today, BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 22:47 on 21 Apr to 22:51 on 21 Apr. [BBC]

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9:07 PM

GRANTOWN LINK transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 13:38 today to 13:49 today, BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 11:39 today to 11:53 today, BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 22:47 on 21 Apr to 22:51 on 21 Apr. [BBC]

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