Freeview Light on the Oban (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 Oban (Argyll and Bute, Scotland) transmitter which serves 4,100 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 Oban (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 Oban 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 Oban (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 Oban transmitter?
BBC Reporting Scotland 2.4m homes 9.2%
from Glasgow G51 1DA, 96km southeast (131°)
to BBC Scotland region - 230 masts.
STV News 1.3m homes 4.8%
from Glasgow G51 1PQ, 96km southeast (131°)
to STV Central (Glasgow) region - 94 masts.
How will the Oban (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 13 Oct 10 and 27 Oct 10.
How do the old analogue and currrent digital signal levels compare?
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Local transmitter mapsOban Freeview Torosay TV region BBC Scotland STV Central (Glasgow micro region)
• Breakfast ◊ Weekends ♦ Friday night and weekends † Weekdays only. Oban 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 Torosay transmitter area
Friday, 3 December 2021
Oban transmitter - Oban transmitter: Possible effect on TV reception week commencing 29/11/2021 Screen may go black on some or all channels [DUK]
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Monday, 6 December 2021
Oban transmitter - Oban transmitter: Possible effect on TV reception week commencing 06/12/2021 Screen may go black on some or all channels [DUK]
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