Freeview Light on the Ben Tongue (Highland, Scotland) transmitter
|Google map||Bing map||Google Earth||58.495,-4.397 or 58°29'42"N 4°23'49"W||IV27 4XF|
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.
This transmitter has no current reported problemsThe BBC and Digital UK report there are no faults or engineering work on the Ben Tongue (Highland, Scotland) transmitter.
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.
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 Ben Tongue (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 Player, 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 Ben Tongue transmitter?
BBC Reporting Scotland 2.4m homes 9.2%
from Glasgow G51 1DA, 294km south (181°)
to BBC Scotland region - 230 masts.
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?
|Borgie||Active deflector||45 kn W Thurso||10 homes|
|Strathnaver A||Active deflector||48km SW Thurso||14 homes|
How will the Ben Tongue (Highland, Scotland) transmission frequencies change over time?
|1984-97||1997-98||1998-2010||2010-13||23 Aug 2017|
|B E T||B E T||B E T||B E T||B E K T|
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 2 Jun 10 and 16 Jun 10.
How do the old analogue and currrent digital signal levels compare?
|BBCA, D3+4, BBCB||(-7.6dB) 7W|
Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Rumster Forest transmitter area