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The symbol shows the location of the Staffin (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 problems

The BBC and Digital UK report there are no faults or engineering work on the Staffin (Highland, Scotland) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Staffin 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)107mDTG-39W
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)107mDTG-39W
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)107mDTG-69W
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 Staffin (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 Staffin transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Reporting Scotland 2.4m homes 9.2%
from Glasgow G51 1DA, 228km south-southeast (151°)
to BBC Scotland region - 230 masts.
regional news image
STV News 0.4m homes 1.5%
from Aberdeen AB12 3QH, 253km east-southeast (104°)
to STV North (Aberdeen) region - 76 masts.

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

1984-971997-981998-20102010-1320 Sep 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 7 Jul 10 and 21 Jul 10.

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

Analogue 1-4 44W
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-7dB) 8.8W

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Eitshal (Lewis) 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. Staffin 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.

Comments
Tuesday, 15 May 2012
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

7:27 AM

STAFFIN transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air from 00:47 on 13 May to 01:35 on 13 May HD Digital TV Off Air from 00:47 on 13 May to 01:35 on 13 May [BBC]

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Saturday, 21 July 2012
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Dave McAlpin
7:58 AM

Trying to receive Staffin Freeview at Flodigarry area, 3mls North of Staffin. Signals very poor or non-existant, even with big antenna for Vert reception.
Are there any plans to increase coverage ? I note that transmitter power is only 9 Watts. An increase in this power would, I am sure, enable several hundred homes here in the North of Skye to receive this service.
Regards
Dave

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jb38
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7:33 PM

Dave McAlpin: Well although you haven't given your exact location and with this making it difficult to check on exactly what you should be able to receive using DUK's reception predictor, however using a couple of test codes based on your area does not indicate reception as being possible in the Flodigarry area from the Staffin transmitter by it being well outside of the transmitters intended coverage area, and although you may well be able to receive a signal, albeit this being on a variable to non existent basis, that's really what would be expected in a situation such as yours or anyone else that picks up a transmitter from outside its coverage range, as variables always exist in every situation.

As far as the situation being improved at any time by increasing the transmitter power, even if it was quadrupled (or more) I don't think that this would make that terribly much of a difference to most of the households I seen in the Flodigarry area, excepting possibly yourself as well as maybe some properties located near to the coastline who are possibly able to pick the signal from Staffin across Bay, as other than that most I have checked on are not remotely anywhere near to a line-of-sight situation of the Staffin transmitter with the path from Staffin being obstructed by low level hills positioned relatively close to the properties, the very type of situation than can block signals from even high powered transmitters.

To be quite honest about it, in my opinion Freesat is the only option people have for guaranteed reliable reception in your area, but with the reliability of that being made even more so by using a slightly larger dish than the types installed in the Central Scottish belt, and which are already larger than is used in Southern England.


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Thursday, 20 March 2014
Transmitter engineering
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12:48 PM

STAFFIN transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 04:04 today to 11:07 today, HD Digital TV Off Air from 04:04 today to 11:07 today. [BBC]

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Friday, 21 March 2014
Transmitter engineering
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1:34 AM

STAFFIN transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 04:04 yesterday to 11:07 yesterday, HD Digital TV Off Air from 04:04 yesterday to 11:07 yesterday. [BBC]

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Saturday, 22 March 2014
Transmitter engineering
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2:28 AM

STAFFIN transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 04:04 on 20 Mar to 11:07 on 20 Mar, HD Digital TV Off Air from 04:04 on 20 Mar to 11:07 on 20 Mar. [BBC]

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Wednesday, 16 April 2014
Transmitter engineering
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11:31 PM

STAFFIN transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 20:35 today, HD Digital TV Off Air from 20:35 today. [BBC]

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Thursday, 17 April 2014
Transmitter engineering
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1:31 AM

STAFFIN transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 20:35 yesterday, HD Digital TV Off Air from 20:35 yesterday. [BBC]

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2:34 AM

STAFFIN transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 20:35 yesterday to 22:10 yesterday, HD Digital TV Off Air from 20:35 yesterday to 22:10 yesterday. [BBC]

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Friday, 18 April 2014
Transmitter engineering
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1:29 AM

STAFFIN transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 20:35 on 16 Apr to 22:10 on 16 Apr, HD Digital TV Off Air from 20:35 on 16 Apr to 22:10 on 16 Apr. [BBC]

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