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The symbol shows the location of the Rosneath (Argyll and Bute, Scotland) transmitter which serves 41,000 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 Rosneath (Argyll and Bute, Scotland) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Rosneath 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
 V max
 H -24dB
C39 (618.0MHz)
216mDTG-32,000W
8W
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
 V max
 H -24dB
C42 (642.0MHz)
216mDTG-32,000W
8W
Channel icons
3 STV (SD) (STV Central (Glasgow 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, 30 E4 +1, 35 ITV +1 (STV Edinburgh), 35 STV+1 (STV Edinburgh),

PSB3
BBCB
 V max
 H -24dB
C45 (666.0MHz)
216mDTG-62,000W
8W
Channel icons
73 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
 V max
 H -24dB
C33 (570.0MHz)
216mDTG-82,000W
8W
Channel icons
 CCXTV, 12 Quest, 20 Drama, 21 5USA, 29 ITV2 +1, 32 5STAR, 33 5Action, 42 GREAT! movies action, 45 Channel 5 +1, 56 5SELECT, 58 ITVBe +1, 59 ITV3 +1, 60 ITV4 +1, 64 Blaze, 67 CBS Reality, 68 Horror Channel, 74 Drama +1, 78 TCC, 81 Blaze +1, 203 CITV, 211 Ketchup TV, 212 YAAAS!, plus 16 others

COM5
ArqA
 V max
 H -24dB
C36 (594.0MHz)
216mDTG-82,000W
8W
Channel icons
11 Sky Arts, 17 Really, 19 Dave, 31 4Music, 36 pick, 40 Quest Red, 43 Food Network, 46 Film4 +1, 47 Challenge, 48 4seven, 57 Smithsonian Channel, 70 Quest +1, 75 Yesterday +1, 83 Together TV, 233 Sky News, plus 9 others

COM6
ArqB
 V max
 H -24dB
C48- (689.8MHz)
216mDTG-82,000W
8W
Channel icons
25 Dave ja vu, 27 Yesterday, 34 GREAT! movies, 39 DMAX, 41 CBS Justice, 44 HGTV, 68 CBS Drama, 82 Talking Pictures TV, 84 PBS America, 234 RT, 235 Aljazeera English, plus 17 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 Rosneath (Argyll and Bute, 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, Forces TV, FreeSports, More4 +1, Now 70s, PBS America +1, That's TV , 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 Rosneath transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Reporting Scotland 2.4m homes 9.2%
from Glasgow G51 1DA, 35km east-southeast (117°)
to BBC Scotland region - 230 masts.
regional news image
STV News 1.3m homes 4.8%
from Glasgow G51 1PQ, 35km east-southeast (117°)
to STV Central (Glasgow) region - 94 masts.

How will the Rosneath (Argyll and Bute, Scotland) transmission frequencies change over time?

1968-80s1984-971997-981998-20112011-1317 Apr 132013-175 Sep 2018
VHFC/D EC/D EC/D EC/D EC/D E TC/D E TW T
C2BBCtvwaves
C13ITVwaves
C33SDN
C36ArqA
C39BBCA
C42D3+4
C45BBCB
C48_local_local_local_local
C49tv_off BBCABBCA
C53tv_offSDNSDNSDN
C54tv_offC4wavesC4wavesC4wavesBBCBBBCBBBCB
C57tv_offArqAArqAArqA
C58tv_offBBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1wavesD3+4D3+4D3+4
C60tv_off -ArqB-ArqBArqB
C61ITVwavesITVwavesITVwavesBBCA
C64BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2waves

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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 11 May 11 and 25 May 11.

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

Analogue 1-4 10kW
COM4||, COM5||, COM6||, PSB1||, PSB2||, PSB3||(-7dB) 2kW
Mux 1*, Mux 2*, Mux B*, Mux C*, Mux D*(-17dB) 200W
Mux A*(-20dB) 100W
COM4≡, COM5≡, COM6≡, PSB1≡, PSB2≡, PSB3≡(-31dB) 8W

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Rosneath transmitter area

Aug 1957-Jun 1997Scottish 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.

Is the transmitter output the same in all directions?

Radiation patterns withheld

Comments
Sunday, 25 January 2015
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Peter
12:31 AM

As our Freeview reception (Roseneath)can often be interrupted by pixelisation, etc we normally use our Freesat box.
However, we received a 4G filter in the post a while ago, I thought I had better check, to find we were getting no Freeview reception at all.
I knew said filter would be useless to us as we have a masthead amplifier, but would, or even could 4G interference leave us with no reception at all ?

The amp's power supply is going OK, but I have no way of knowing if the amp is OK (obviously if not, we'd have no reception), so which is it likely to be ?

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8:44 AM

Peter: Unfortunately it could be either, because if your mast head amplifier has failed then this will indeed result in no signal being received, however the fact of you having received a 4G filter through the post indicates that AT800, the company contracted to assess the possibility of a household being affected by the installation / commissioning of a new 4G transmitter, has considered your household as liable to be affected.

The majority of the channels used by the Roseneath transmitter (C53-C60) are in the range most vulnerable to be affected by a 4G transmission, the BBC on C49 to a slightly lesser extent, but though as you are using a mast head amplifier, this could be swamped (blocked) from operating correctly should you be located close to the source of a 4G transmission, this being why 4G filters have to be connected in the aerial downlead "before" going into any form of amplification / distribution devices.

Taking that said into consideration, the only way of finding out which of the two situations mentioned applies is by checking the mast head amplifier, but though if the power supply to the amplifier is easily accessible and you can manage to acquire the loan of a simple test meter, you should test for power (5 -12 volts DC) on the socket that feeds the power up to the mast head amplifier, that is assuming that the power supply referred to is of the type that feeds the power "up" the downlead from the amp, as well as separating the signal from said downlead.

In most cases amplifiers fail because of a fault in the power supply, but though a mast head amplifier can fail if there has been any thundery type rainstorms in the area, as static rain can destroy the amplifiers input stage.

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Tuesday, 27 January 2015
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4:31 AM

ROSNEATH transmitter - MainPossible service interruptions [DUK]

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Wednesday, 8 April 2015
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10:30 AM

ROSNEATH transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Very Weak Signal from 10:45 yesterday to 12:15 yesterday. [BBC]

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ROSNEATH transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Very Weak Signal from 10:45 on 07 Apr to 12:15 on 07 Apr. [BBC]

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1:30 PM

ROSNEATH transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Very Weak Signal from 12:00 on 16 Apr. [BBC]

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ROSNEATH transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Very Weak Signal from 12:00 on 16 Apr to 14:45 today. [BBC]

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ROSNEATH transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Very Weak Signal from 12:00 on 16 Apr to 14:45 yesterday. [BBC]

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ROSNEATH transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Very Weak Signal from 10:03 today. [BBC]

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ROSNEATH transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Very Weak Signal from 10:03 today to 14:00 today. [BBC]

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