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The symbol shows the location of the Rosemarkie (Highland, Scotland) transmitter which serves 63,000 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 Rosemarkie (Highland, Scotland) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Rosemarkie transmitter broadcast?

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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
 H max
C45 (666.0MHz)327mDTG-320,000W
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
 H max
C39+ (618.2MHz)327mDTG-320,000W
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, 26 ITV4, 30 E4 +1, 35 ITV +1 (STV Edinburgh), 35 STV+1 (STV Edinburgh),

PSB3
BBCB
 H max
C42 (642.0MHz)327mDTG-620,000W
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

COM4
SDN
 H -3dB
C43 (650.0MHz)327mDTG-810,000W
Channel icons
12 Quest, 20 Drama, 21 5USA, 29 ITV2 +1, 32 5STAR, 33 5Action, 41 Legend, 42 GREAT! movies action, 46 Channel 5 +1, 58 ITVBe +1, 59 ITV3 +1, 64 Blaze, 67 CBS Reality, 74 Dave ja vu, 78 TCC, 81 Blaze +1, 89 ITV4 +1, 203 CITV, 208 Pop Player, 211 Ketchup TV, 212 YAAAS!, plus 15 others

COM5
ArqA
 H -3dB
C46 (674.0MHz)327mDTG-810,000W
Channel icons
11 Sky Arts, 17 Really, 19 Dave, 31 E4 Extra, 36 pick, 40 Quest Red, 43 Food Network, 47 Film4 +1, 48 Challenge, 49 4seven, 57 Smithsonian Channel, 60 Drama +1, 70 Quest +1, 75 Yesterday +1, 83 Together TV, 233 Sky News, plus 9 others

COM6
ArqB
 H -3dB
C40+ (626.2MHz)327mDTG-810,000W
Channel icons
 FreeSports, 25 W, 27 Yesterday, 34 GREAT! movies, 39 DMAX, 44 HGTV, 71 Quest Red +1, 73 HobbyMaker, 82 Talking Pictures TV, 84 PBS America, 91 Classic Hits, 235 Aljazeera English, plus 18 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
DTG-8 64QAM 8K 3/4 27.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)

Are you trying to watch these 0 Freeview HD channels?


The Rosemarkie (Highland, Scotland) mast is not one of the extended Freeview HD (COM7 and COM8) transmitters, it does not provide these high definition (HD) channels: .

If you want to watch these HD channels, either use Freesat HD, or move your TV aerial must point to one of the 30 Full Freeview HD transmitters. For more information see the want to know which transmitters will carry extra Freeview HD? page.

Which BBC and ITV regional news can I watch from the Rosemarkie transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Reporting Scotland 2.4m homes 9.2%
from Glasgow G51 1DA, 198km south (186°)
to BBC Scotland region - 230 masts.
regional news image
STV News 0.4m homes 1.5%
from Aberdeen AB12 3QH, 132km east-southeast (116°)
to STV North (Aberdeen) region - 76 masts.

Are there any self-help relays?

BhlaraidhActive deflector40 km SW Inverness5 homes
CullodenTransposer10 km E Inverness25 homes Caravan site
U.strthnairn AActive deflector20 km S Inverness25 homes
Upper FoyersActive deflectorUpper Foyers42 homes

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

1950s-80s1984-971997-981998-20102010-1331 Jul 132013-176 Sep 2017
VHFB E TB E TB E TB E TB E TB E TB E T
C2BBCtvwaves
C39BBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1waves D3+4D3+4D3+4
C40 ArqBArqBArqB
C42C4wavesC4wavesC4wavesBBCBBBCBBBCBBBCB
C43SDNSDNSDNSDN
C45BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBCABBCABBCABBCA
C46ArqAArqAArqAArqA
C49tv_offITVwavesITVwavesITVwaves+D3+4
C50tv_off+ArqB
C52tv_off_local_local_local_local

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 6 Oct 10 and 20 Oct 10.

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

Analogue 1-4 100kW
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-7dB) 20kW
Mux 1*, Mux 2*, Mux A*, Mux B*, SDN, ARQA, ARQB(-10dB) 10kW
Mux C*, Mux D*(-11dB) 8kW

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

Is the transmitter output the same in all directions?

Radiation patterns withheld

Comments
Wednesday, 30 March 2011
Briantist
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

8:41 AM

Ian: No sort of aerial is suitable for use in a loft, use a rooftop aerial for reliable digital TV reception.

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Friday, 13 May 2011
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7:29 PM
Dingwall

Does anyone have any ideas why I can see the Rosemarkie transmitter, but can't get any signal? Called engineer out and he tested with his aerial but really, really low signal. IV7 8ES. Aerial on a pole outside. There are trees between us and the transmitter, but the top of the pole is higher than the trees.

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7:55 PM
Dingwall

Actually, looking at the map it may be Mount Eagle we are looking at.

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Briantist
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8:08 PM

Ian: Mount Eagle is a radio transmitter, not a TV transmitter.

You should have excellent service from Rosemarkie - perhaps you need to mount the aerial up higher to ensure you are 100% avoiding the trees.

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Ian
8:20 PM
Dingwall

That's why we called the engineer out - we wanted to get the aerial higher, just to make sure that we totally cleared the trees. But he said we wouldn't be able to get a signal.

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8:31 PM
Dingwall

Nope. We already have Sky and Freesat and the trees are blocking the signal to that as well. The satellite dish is pointing to the opposite direction to the aerial - so every way we loose. We can get some channels on satellite after dark and then loose them by 7.30am. The engineer did suggest just raising the dish, but if it's windy we already loose the signal so raising it higher will (I suspect) make matters worse.

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Saturday, 14 May 2011
Briantist
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

8:15 AM

Ian: Basically any tree will "earth" the incoming transmissions, be they terrestrial or satellite, so you must avoid them.

If that means mounting a more industrial dish higher up, then that might be the only option, given you seem to be surrounded by trees.

Well, other than a chainsaw of course.

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Sunday, 15 May 2011
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9:20 AM
Dingwall

Briantist: I suppose there's always BBC iplayer. Trees don't belong to us and landowner not interested in doing anything about it - so chainsaw not option. May have to resort to a 40ft pole. Thanks for your help.

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4:52 PM

Ian: An you can watch live online using the links in the right hand column or Watch live UK TV channels and listen to live radio now | ukfree.tv - independent free digital TV advice .

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