Freeview Light on the Skriaig (Skye) (Highland, Scotland) transmitter
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The symbol shows the location of the Skriaig (Skye) (Highland, Scotland) transmitter which serves 1,400 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 problemsThe BBC and Digital UK report there are no faults or engineering work on the Skriaig (Skye) (Highland, Scotland) transmitter.
Which Freeview channels does the Skriaig (Skye) 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.
64QAM 8K 2/3 24.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
DTG-6 256QAM 32KE 2/3 40.2Mb/s DVB-T2 MPEG4
H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)
Are you trying to watch these 43 Freeview channels?
The Skriaig (Skye) (Highland, Scotland) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: 4seven, 5Action, 5STAR, 5USA, Aljazeera English, Blaze, Blaze +1, CBS Reality, Challenge, Channel 5 +1, CITV, YAAAS!, Dave, Dave ja vu, DMAX, Drama +1, E4 Extra, Film4 +1, Food Network, GB News, GREAT! movies, GREAT! movies action, HGTV, HobbyMaker, ITV2 +1, ITV3 +1, ITV4 +1, ITVBe +1, Legend, PBS America, pick, POP MAX, Quest +1, Quest Red, Really, Sky News, Smithsonian Channel, Talking Pictures TV, TCC, That's TV (UK), Together TV, W, Yesterday +1.
If you want to watch these channels, your aerial must point to one of the 80 Full service Freeview transmitters. For more information see the will there ever be more services on the Freeview Light transmitters? page.
Which BBC and ITV regional news can I watch from the Skriaig (Skye) transmitter?
BBC Reporting Scotland 2.4m homes 9.2%
from Glasgow G51 1DA, 208km south-southeast (147°)
to BBC Scotland region - 230 masts.
STV News 0.4m homes 1.5%
from Aberdeen AB12 3QH, 252km east (98°)
to STV North (Aberdeen) region - 76 masts.
Are there any self-help relays?
|Carbost||Active deflector||See TPG|
|Inverinate||Active deflector||15-20 km E Kyle of Lochalsh||126 homes|
|Luib||Active deflector||Isle of Sky||15 homes|
|Totardor||Active deflector||Isle of Skye||4 homes|
|Uig C||Active deflector||20 km NW Portree||17 homes|
How will the Skriaig (Skye) (Highland, Scotland) transmission frequencies change over time?
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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 14 Jul 10 and 28 Jul 10.
How do the old analogue and currrent digital signal levels compare?
|BBCA, D3+4, BBCB||(-4.9dB) 320W|
Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Skriaig transmitter area
Is the transmitter output the same in all directions?Radiation patterns withheld
Nick Fairweather: The Skriaig transmitter is unusual, in that it is a "main" transmitter that only transmits the 3 PSB MUXs post switchover (same as the relays at Inverarish and Penifiler, and it uses vertical polarisation too).
ITV4 is on the Arqiva B MUX, which is why you're not finding it at the moment. I've no idea if there are any plans to add the COM MUXs to Skriaig, but you have Freesat as an alternative.
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