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The symbol shows the location of the Ben Tongue (Highland, Scotland) transmitter which serves less than 500 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.

Are there any planned engineering works or unexpected transmitter faults on the Ben Tongue (Highland, Scotland) mast?

BEN TONGUE transmitter - Freeview: Off the air due to a fault from 29 Nov 13:58 until 29 Nov 18:04. . BBC


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Which Freeview channels does the Ben Tongue 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
C45 (666.0MHz)328mDTG-37W
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
C39 (618.0MHz)328mDTG-37W
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, 25 ITV4, 29 E4 +1, 34 ITV +1 (STV Edinburgh), 34 STV+1 (STV Edinburgh),

PSB3
BBCB
 V max
C42 (642.0MHz)328mDTG-67W
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

DTG-3 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 52 Freeview channels?

the effected channels
the effected channels
the effected channels
the effected channels

The Ben Tongue (Highland, Scotland) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: 4Music, 4seven, 5SELECT, 5STAR, 5USA, Aljazeera English, BBC Four HD, BBC News HD, Blaze, Blaze +1, CBeebies HD, CBS Drama, CBS Justice, CBS Reality, Challenge, Channel 5 +1, CITV, YAAAS!, Dave, Dave ja vu, DMAX, Drama +1, Film4 +1, Food Network, Forces TV, FreeSports, GB News, GREAT! movies, GREAT! movies action, HGTV, Horror Channel, ITV2 +1, ITV3 +1, ITV4 +1, ITVBe +1, More4 +1, Now 70s, Paramount Network, PBS America +1, pick, Quest +1, Quest Red, Quest Red +1, Really, RT HD, Sky Arts, Sky News, Smithsonian Channel, Talking Pictures TV, TCC, Together TV, 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 Ben Tongue transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Reporting Scotland 2.4m homes 9.2%
from Glasgow G51 1DA, 294km south (181°)
to BBC Scotland region - 230 masts.
regional news image
STV News 0.4m homes 1.5%
from Aberdeen AB12 3QH, 205km southeast (139°)
to STV North (Aberdeen) region - 76 masts.

Are there any self-help relays?

BorgieActive deflector45 kn W Thurso10 homes
Strathnaver AActive deflector48km SW Thurso14 homes

How will the Ben Tongue (Highland, Scotland) transmission frequencies change over time?

1984-971997-981998-20102010-1323 Aug 2017
B E TB E TB E TB E TB E K T
C39BBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1wavesD3+4
C42C4wavesC4wavesC4wavesBBCBBBCB
C45BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBCABBCA
C49tv_offITVwavesITVwavesITVwavesD3+4

tv_off Being removed from Freeview (for 5G use) after November 2020 - 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 2 Jun 10 and 16 Jun 10.

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

Analogue 1-4 40W
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-7.6dB) 7W

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Rumster Forest 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. Ben Tongue 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.

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Sunday, 15 May 2011
Transmitter engineering
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10:27 PM

BEN TONGUE transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air from 21:15 today HD Digital TV Off Air from 21:15 today [BBC]

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Monday, 16 May 2011
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4:31 AM

BEN TONGUE transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air from 21:15 yesterday to 22:32 yesterday HD Digital TV Off Air from 21:15 yesterday to 22:32 yesterday [BBC]

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Tuesday, 17 May 2011
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12:33 PM

BEN TONGUE transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air from 21:15 on 15 May to 22:32 on 15 May HD Digital TV Off Air from 21:15 on 15 May to 22:32 on 15 May [BBC]

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Wednesday, 4 January 2012
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11:27 PM

BEN TONGUE transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air from 22:29 today HD Digital TV Off Air from 22:29 today [BBC]

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Thursday, 5 January 2012
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4:29 AM

BEN TONGUE transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air from 22:29 yesterday to 22:51 yesterday HD Digital TV Off Air from 22:29 yesterday to 22:51 yesterday [BBC]

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Friday, 6 January 2012
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4:29 AM

BEN TONGUE transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air from 22:29 on 04 Jan to 22:51 on 04 Jan HD Digital TV Off Air from 22:29 on 04 Jan to 22:51 on 04 Jan [BBC]

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Friday, 30 March 2012
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10:29 AM

BEN TONGUE transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air from 09:30 today HD Digital TV Off Air from 09:30 today [BBC]

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11:28 AM

BEN TONGUE transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air from 09:30 today to 09:56 today HD Digital TV Off Air from 09:30 today to 09:56 today [BBC]

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Saturday, 31 March 2012
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4:31 AM

BEN TONGUE transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air from 09:30 yesterday to 09:56 yesterday HD Digital TV Off Air from 09:30 yesterday to 09:56 yesterday [BBC]

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Sunday, 1 April 2012
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4:30 AM

BEN TONGUE transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air from 09:30 on 30 Mar to 09:56 on 30 Mar HD Digital TV Off Air from 09:30 on 30 Mar to 09:56 on 30 Mar [BBC]

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