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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
Tuesday, 18 December 2012
B
bernadette
7:10 PM
Dumbarton

how much would it be to get a roof aerial checked or replaced and what kind of aerial do i need for G82 3hd

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Tuesday, 29 January 2013
J
Joseph
8:18 PM
Dunoon

I have a roof CD aerial. It is installed about 5 meters above the ground. I get all channels Ok except sometimes I loose channel 60 only. Is channel 60 transmitted at the same power as the others? what do you think is wrong?

Thanks


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KMJ,Derby
sentiment_satisfiedGold

9:16 PM

Joseph : There are a number of possible reasons for loss of reception on C60. If your signals are being received at a level only just above the threshold for reliable reception, as the highest frequency this could be the first mux to drop below the reception threshold. However if you observe a good signal strength when doing a signal check, but the quality becomes poor when reception is lost, this could indicate that a reflection which is out of phase is being received on the frequency in question, or interference from an RF modulator of a Sky box or game console is being received which is blocking reception of C60. Another possibility is if there are any trees in the signal path C60 could be the first frequency to experience problems if the trees are wet or snow covered. Excepting the case of interference from an RF modulator, slight repositioning of the aerial could possibly provide a solution to the problem. I would certainly start by checking the signal strength and quality for each mux in order to look for clues as to the cause of the problem..

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Thursday, 11 April 2013
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Stephen Gallacher
11:39 AM

I have recently observed that ALL the Freeview HD channels on my smart TV (using an external aerial)have gone out of sync. The lips move BEFORE the sound comes from their lips. I live in Gourock and my aerial is pointed to Rosneath. All other channels are perfect. I have tried retuning but problem still exists. please advise!

Thanks,

Stephen

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Wednesday, 17 April 2013
K
Kate
7:35 PM

Can you please inform me as to when BBC free view will be back on. Thank you

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Kate's 1 post GB
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Michael
sentiment_satisfiedGold

9:09 PM

Kate: It will be back on after you retune your Freeview equipment.

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Dave Lindsay
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

11:38 PM

Kate: You need to retune as BBC services changed frequency last night.

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Monday, 22 April 2013
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Alison Hanlon
11:00 AM

Watching freeview just before 6pm last night with no interference when signal went and 'no signal' came up on tv. Have tried everything including a different amplified indoor aerial which is at window facing Roseneath and still have no channels at all. Now says 'not programmed'. Please help.

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Monday, 8 July 2013
D
David Smith
7:26 PM

Hi I'm David, I live in line of sight of the Rosneath transmitter. Before 17/4/13 I had no problems with reception, since then I have ongoing problems with all the BBC channels, often totally unwatchable. I have re-tuned my TV scores of times since, both automatically and manually but the problem persists. My Aerial was new 5years ago when the house was built. Please advise.

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MikeB
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

10:43 PM
Peterborough

David Smith: If you live very close to the transmitter, check your signal strength - it might be too much.

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