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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, 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, 29 E4 +1, 34 ITV +1 (STV Edinburgh), 34 STV+1 (STV Edinburgh),

PSB3
BBCB
 V max
 H -24dB
C45 (666.0MHz)
216mDTG-62,000W
8W
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
 V max
 H -24dB
C33 (570.0MHz)
216mDTG-82,000W
8W
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
 V max
 H -24dB
C36 (594.0MHz)
216mDTG-82,000W
8W
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
 V max
 H -24dB
C48- (689.8MHz)
216mDTG-82,000W
8W
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 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, 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 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?

1968-80s1984-971997-981998-20112011-132013-182013-175 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
Wednesday, 5 September 2018
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StevensOnln1
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

11:18 PM

David Moore: Have you retuned yet? The Rosneath transmitter was back on air by 4am this morning.

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Thursday, 6 September 2018
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

6:08 AM

ROSNEATH transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 00:03 yesterday to 03:51 yesterday, BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 00:04 yesterday to 01:10 yesterday, HD Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 00:03 yesterday to 03:52 yesterday, HD Digital TV O [BBC]

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Alan L
2:29 PM

Had to remove my group C/D filter to get BBC back. Only added because we weakly pick up Darvel and the NowTV box gets very confused.

Indoor reception seems to be much poorer last 24h. My EyeTV stick struggling to pick up all muxes. Any change in radiated power? Have LoS to Rosneath mast.

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Alan L's 1 post GB
Friday, 7 September 2018
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

6:08 AM

ROSNEATH transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 00:03 on 05 Sep to 03:51 on 05 Sep, BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 00:04 on 05 Sep to 01:10 on 05 Sep, HD Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 00:03 on 05 Sep to 03:52 on 05 Sep, HD Digital TV O [BBC]

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Saturday, 8 September 2018
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Jack
5:54 PM

I have lost all channels on one of my TVs since the engineering works on friday and they have not returned. Have tried to retune and no joy, however if i move the TV into a different room connected to a different socket it is fine. Anyone with similar issues?

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Jack's 1 post GB
Sunday, 9 September 2018
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

12:08 AM

ROSNEATH transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 00:04 on 05 Sep to 01:10 on 05 Sep, BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 00:03 on 05 Sep to 03:51 on 05 Sep, HD Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 00:04 on 05 Sep to 01:10 on 05 Sep, HD Digital TV O [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering
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9:08 AM

ROSNEATH transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 00:03 on 05 Sep to 03:51 on 05 Sep, BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 00:04 on 05 Sep to 01:10 on 05 Sep, HD Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 00:04 on 05 Sep to 01:10 on 05 Sep, HD Digital TV O [BBC]

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MikeP
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

10:55 AM

Jack:

Please check all the aerial system, checking all the cables and connections. Check also that any splitter is working correctly and is properly set and powered (if relevant). You also need to unplug the aerial, do a retune without it and then refit the aerial and do another retune.

I assume you have a wideband aerial fitted and in use?



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Joe Graham
2:13 PM

Hi Brian
On checking multiplexes for Rosneath post the 5 September retune, the channel allocations do not agree with
what you have further up the page (admittedly the only 2018 figures you give are for Dec onwards). My observations agree with those in the DigitalUK 700MHz Clearance document for STV region.
C33 SDN,
C36 ArqA,
C39 PSB1,
C42 PSB2,
C45 PSB3,
C48 ArqB

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Friday, 14 September 2018
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

3:07 PM

ROSNEATH transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 11:57 today. FM: Radio 1 FM Off Air from 11:50 today, Radio 2 FM Off Air from 11:50 today, Radio 3 FM Off Air from 11:50 today, Radio Scotland FM Off Air from 11:50 today. [BBC]

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