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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, 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 ITV1 +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 1 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
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 MAX, 209 Ketchup TV, 210 Ketchup Too, 211 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 8 others

COM6
ArqB
 H -3dB
C40+ (626.2MHz)327mDTG-810,000W
Channel icons
 FreeSports, 12 Quest, 25 W, 27 Yesterday, 34 GREAT! movies, 39 DMAX, 44 HGTV, 71 Quest Red +1, 73 HobbyMaker, 82 Talking Pictures TV, 84 PBS America, 88 Classic Hits, 235 Aljazeera English, plus 19 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-80s1984-971997-981998-20102010-132013-182013-176 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 / 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
Thursday, 19 May 2011
R
Richard
6:21 AM
Inverness

IV63 6XT
We are getting all the available channels from the Rosemarkie transmitter but we do get some drop out.Do you thing this is just due to low signal strength .We cant get any form of satellite channel due to a large hill in the way.Is there any way of boosting the signal ?
Thanks Richard Goodson

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Richard's 3 posts EU
Briantist
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

10:56 PM

Richard: You are not officially in a coverage area.

I would have thought the best thing you can do to improve things is to raise your aerial up higher, as high as you possibly can.

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Briantist's 38,844 posts GB
Saturday, 28 May 2011
S
Susie
10:18 PM
South Ockendon

I have no freeview channels, have tried a full rescan and manual scan to no avail. I have no carrier, displays no database. My aerial is in my loft but I have had freeview channels before so why is this happening now?
Any advice would be helpful. My tv is new but i had the same problem with my older one this week as well.

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Susie's 1 post GB
Monday, 30 May 2011
J
Jim F.
sentiment_satisfiedSilver

12:53 PM

Susie,
Not sure why your post is in the Rosemarkie transmitter section - South Ockendon would typically use the Crystal Palace transmitter.
If you've lost everything signal-wise with your loft aerial, there are a few things to check:
a) Aerial isn't pointing through neighbour's loft and they've just had foil-lined insulation installed (which would screen your signal).
b) The cable from the aerial is actually connected to something (you may have some form of distribution or splitter in the loft to feed other rooms). If its connected to an amplifier, is the amplifier switched on (or getting its power from somewhere)?
c) There's a possibility of a short-circuit at a coax plug (particularly the ones that use a small screw to hold the centre core of the cable).

Jim.

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Jim F.'s 141 posts GB
Friday, 15 July 2011
L
Linda
8:16 PM
Inverness

I have a philips freeview set top box and for the last week have either had no chanels at all or just the BBC chanels and selling chanels. Now I have just ITV3 and the BBC is pixalated. I have retuned several times and nothing is changed. I am served by the Rosemarkie transmitter but can't find anything on line to indicate a problem. Can anyone advise me please.

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Linda's 1 post GB
Sunday, 17 July 2011
Thursday, 4 August 2011
B
Brian
7:44 PM

I live in Muir of ord & get freeview signal from the Auchmore Wood relay, do you know if it will ever transmit all the available channels that Rosemarkie broadcasts? At the moment it's only about 15 tv while rosemarkie is broadcasting something like 50+

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Brian's 2 posts GB
Briantist
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

9:12 PM

Brian: No, the commercial multiplex operators declined to broadcast from any of the smaller transmitters as they regard it as too expensive. If you want more channels, and you can use a "Full Service" transmitter, try Freesat - see Compare Freeview Light and Freesat TV | ukfree.tv - independent free digital TV advice .

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Briantist's 38,844 posts GB
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Brian
10:09 PM

Cheers for the reply,
problem is the neighbours got tall pine trees blocking sky/freesat & we don't have a line of sight to Rosemarkie as we're in a dip.

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Brian's 2 posts GB
Sunday, 7 August 2011
Briantist
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

10:07 AM

Brian: In that case, I think your options are limited. You might be able to site a dish somewhere, see Householder guide to satellite dishes | ukfree.tv - independent free digital TV advice .

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