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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?

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
 H max
C45 (666.0MHz)327mDTG-320,000W
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
 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, 25 ITV4, 29 E4 +1, 34 ITV +1 (STV Edinburgh), 34 STV+1 (STV Edinburgh),

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

COM4
SDN
 H -3dB
C43 (650.0MHz)327mDTG-810,000W
Channel icons
 CCXTV, 12 Quest, 20 Drama, 21 5USA, 28 ITV2 +1, 31 5STAR, 32 Paramount Network, 41 GREAT! movies action, 45 Channel 5 +1, 55 5SELECT, 57 ITVBe +1, 58 ITV3 +1, 59 ITV4 +1, 63 Blaze, 66 CBS Reality, 68 Horror Channel, 73 Drama +1, 77 TCC, 80 Blaze +1, 203 CITV, 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, 30 4Music, 35 pick, 39 Quest Red, 42 Food Network, 46 Film4 +1, 47 Challenge, 48 4seven, 56 Smithsonian Channel, 69 Quest +1, 74 Yesterday +1, 82 Together TV, 233 Sky News, plus 9 others

COM6
ArqB
 H -3dB
C40+ (626.2MHz)327mDTG-810,000W
Channel icons
23 Dave ja vu, 26 Yesterday, 33 GREAT! movies, 38 DMAX, 40 CBS Justice, 43 HGTV, 67 CBS Drama, 81 Talking Pictures TV, 84 PBS America, 234 RT, 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 11 Freeview HD channels?

the effected 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: BBC Four HD, BBC News HD, CBeebies HD, Quest HD, Forces TV, FreeSports, More4 +1, Now 70s, PBS America +1, Quest Red +1, RT HD.

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-80s1984-971997-981998-20102010-132013-182013-176 Sep 2017
VHFB E TB E TB E TB E TB E TB E TB E T
C2BBCtvwaves
C39BBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1waves +D3+4+D3+4D3+4
C40 +ArqB+ArqBArqB
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 - 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
Saturday, 22 April 2017
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Mark
1:09 AM
Avoch

Hi
I am missing all channels on com5....all other multiplexes are OK
Hi gain wide and antenna loft mounted.
Any advice gratefully received.

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StevensOnln1
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11:39 AM

Mark: What are the signal strength and quality readings for COM5 and the other multiplexes? Most TVs will allow you to access this information from the menu.

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StevensOnln1's 3,158 posts GB
Saturday, 6 May 2017
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Leonard Router
1:15 PM

I have just moved to Scotland and have had an aerial set up to receive Freeview TV, but notice that I have no HD channels. I live at Findhorn, Forres and presumably my aerial is pointing to the Roemarkie transmitter. When can I expect to receive HD channels. My relatives who live nearby have HD so must receive their TV from a different transmitter, which one would this be?

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StevensOnln1
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1:56 PM

Leonard Router: Every transmitter broadcasts HD versions of BBC 1, BBC 2, ITV Channel 4, Channel 5 & CBBC. Is your TV a Freeview HD model? Many TV (particularly older ones) were sold as HD Ready or Full HD but do not have a DVB-T2 tuner which is required to view HD channels (if this is the case you can buy a Freeview HD box for under ?50). If you provide a postcode we can see what signal strength should be at your location and offer further advice.

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StevensOnln1's 3,158 posts GB
Tuesday, 9 May 2017
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Doreen urquhart
10:07 AM

I cannot get any stv or channel 4 channels , I have tried adjusting my Ariel which is in the loft but it still doesn't work ???

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MikeP
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10:25 AM
Cheltenham

Doreen Urquhart :

We need to know your full post code so that we can look up the transmitter coverage in your area. Without that we have no idea where you are nor what transmitter you are using nor of the coverage nor whether there are any engineering works. Please supply the full post code.

You say you have adjusted your aerial (not arial, that's a type face) in the loft but whay have you used to check it is aimed at the correct transmitter? Have you checked all the aerial cables and connections?



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MikeP's 3,056 posts GB
Tuesday, 16 May 2017
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Donald Maclennan
3:21 PM

BT showcase (channel 59) says retune to get it on channel 115. I've retuned, but still no BT showcase. Is it on Rosemarkie yet?

Cheers.

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StevensOnln1
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4:17 PM

Donald Maclennan: BT Showcase HD is broadcast on the COM8 multiplex which isn't available from Rosemarkie (and won't be added in future either).

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StevensOnln1's 3,158 posts GB
Monday, 5 June 2017
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Callum
8:07 PM
Inverness

Hi
Should I be able to receive the new STV2 channel in Inverness ?
The postcode is IV2 5AE
If so, which transmitter would it be ?

Thanks
Callum

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Tuesday, 6 June 2017
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StevensOnln1
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10:31 AM

Callum: STV2 is not available from any transmitter covering Inverness. It is available on Sky, cable and via the STV website and mobile/smart TV apps.

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