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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-20,000W
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-20,000W
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-20,000W
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 14 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
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 Al Jazeera Eng, plus 19 others

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
Friday, 9 August 2013
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Gemma
12:29 PM

Across the Firth from Rosemarkie. Have had no picture since 26th July. Get sound sometimes. Even bought new aerial. Tried other t.v. with same result. Followed instructions but can't scan channels without something on screen. Screen stays black. This is first time in 15 years that I have had a problem.Have absolutely no technical knowledge so any help has to be in basic english This is clearly problem arising from Rosemarkie. Please can someone help me?

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jb38
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9:11 PM

Gemma: Irrespective of whether or not you are receiving any channels there should always be something seen on the screen if menu is pressed.

Are you using a Freeview TV or a Freeview box? if its the latter then check that the boxes scart connector is fully seated into its socket.

Knowledge of your post code or one from nearby (shop/post office) would also be of assistance by this enabling access to the reception predictor etc, plus more detailed tuning advice "might" possibly be given if you supplied the model number of the TV or box being used.

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jb38's 7,179 posts GB
Saturday, 31 August 2013
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Garymma
3:50 PM
Inverness

I can't get freeview hd channels on ch42. Stay at Iv2 4qj. Tried both manual and auto set up. Any suggestions to what might be causing the problem?

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Michael
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4:03 PM

Garymma : If you have never been able to the channels, please post the make and model of your TV. If you have had the HD channels in the past, try manually tuning in UHF channel 42 in DVB-T2 mode.

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Michael's 358 posts GB
Saturday, 16 November 2013
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Brian
4:29 PM
Nairn

I live at Firhall, Nairn IV12 5RP where we have a communal aerial using the Rosemarkie transmitter. Reception this past week has been troublesome, mainly on BBC channels but on two occasions all channels have expired. At present 16.25 Sat 16th November. All non-BBC is fine, but no reception of BBCs. Various sites say all is well at Roemarkie....perhaps there's a knock-on effect from Darvel work? Could our local reception system be selectively naff?

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Dave Lindsay
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4:51 PM

Brian: As you are on a communal aerial system it is always worth enquiring with neighbours to see if they have the same issue, as if they do then the problem lies within the system and as such it should be reported to the party responsible for its upkeep. When you speak to others ensure that they are using terrestrial (Freeview) and not a satellite platform like Sky or Freesat.

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Dave Lindsay's 5,724 posts GB
Monday, 25 November 2013
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M MacRae
10:15 PM

Hi, I can't get any TV signal tonight. It was fine up until tonight. I use BT TV set top box and everything was working yesterday and last night. just getting signal interference tonight. I live in Hill of Fearn Ross shire

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MikeB
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10:49 PM

M MacRae: Do you mean that the signal is just breaking up, or the signal strength is very low? A postcode would give us your local transmitter, so we could check to see if there has been engineering work, etc. However, if your getting interference, check that its not from a local source, such as a faulty thermostat, etc. And remember that your aerial system might be at fault - perhaps a loose connection is causing the problem.

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MikeB
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10:50 PM

M MacRae: Of course we are on the page of your local transmitter....doh!

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Thursday, 28 November 2013
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M MacRae
8:12 PM

Its fine now. It was just that particular night.

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