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Freeview Light on the Arrochar (West Dunbartonshire, Scotland) transmitter

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The symbol shows the location of the Arrochar (West Dunbartonshire, 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 Arrochar (West Dunbartonshire, Scotland) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Arrochar 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
C27 (522.0MHz)122mDTG-32W
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
C24 (498.0MHz)122mDTG-32W
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, 26 ITV4, 30 E4 +1, 35 ITV +1 (STV Edinburgh), 35 STV+1 (STV Edinburgh),

PSB3
BBCB
 V max
C21+ (474.2MHz)122mDTG-62W
Channel icons
56 5SELECT, 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, 106 BBC Four HD, 108 BBC Scotland HD, 204 CBBC HD, 205 CBeebies 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 43 Freeview channels?

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

The Arrochar (West Dunbartonshire, 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 Arrochar transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Reporting Scotland 2.4m homes 9.2%
from Glasgow G51 1DA, 48km southeast (144°)
to BBC Scotland region - 230 masts.
regional news image
STV News 1.3m homes 4.8%
from Glasgow G51 1PQ, 49km southeast (144°)
to STV Central (Glasgow) region - 94 masts.

How will the Arrochar (West Dunbartonshire, Scotland) transmission frequencies change over time?

1984-971997-981998-20112011-1330 Sep 2018-
A K TA K TA K TA K TA K T
C21BBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1waves+BBCBBBCB
C24ITVwavesITVwavesITVwavesD3+4D3+4
C27BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBCABBCA
C31C4wavesC4wavesC4waves

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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 6W
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-4.8dB) 2W

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Darvel 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. Arrochar 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
Friday, 27 May 2011
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

6:29 AM

ARROCHAR transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air from 15:02 on 23 May to 04:30 on 24 May BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 12:01 on 25 May to 12:59 on 25 May HD Digital TV Off Air from 15:02 on 23 May to 04:30 on 24 May [BBC]

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Sunday, 29 May 2011
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

4:37 AM

ARROCHAR transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 12:01 on 25 May to 12:59 on 25 May [BBC]

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Friday, 3 June 2011
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Bill Thompson
4:54 PM
Alexandria

hello.

The Arrochar transmitter has recently been switched to digital. I must say that I am very disappointed in the selection of channels that the commercial companies have put on the air. Are there any other radio channels except the BBC ones? I cannot find any mention of additional channels anywhere on the 'net'

Perhaps my aerial needs adjusting.

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Briantist
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6:11 PM

Bill Thompson: Sorry, but you are only able to get the "Freeview Light" service using an aerial, because of your location.

If you want more channels, you will need to use Freesat - see Compare Freeview and Freesat TV | ukfree.tv - independent free digital TV advice and All about Freesat | ukfree.tv - independent free digital TV advice .

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Thursday, 7 July 2011
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

11:29 AM

ARROCHAR transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air from 09:34 today HD Digital TV Off Air from 09:34 today [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering
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3:40 PM

ARROCHAR transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air from 09:34 today to 15:00 today HD Digital TV Off Air from 09:34 today to 15:00 today [BBC]

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Friday, 8 July 2011
Transmitter engineering
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9:34 AM

ARROCHAR transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air from 09:34 yesterday to 15:00 yesterday HD Digital TV Off Air from 09:34 yesterday to 15:00 yesterday [BBC]

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Saturday, 9 July 2011
Transmitter engineering
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4:35 AM

ARROCHAR transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air from 09:34 on 07 Jul to 15:00 on 07 Jul HD Digital TV Off Air from 09:34 on 07 Jul to 15:00 on 07 Jul [BBC]

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Monday, 12 September 2011
Transmitter engineering
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5:31 PM

ARROCHAR transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air from 16:35 today HD Digital TV Off Air from 16:35 today [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering
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8:36 PM

ARROCHAR transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air from 18:50 today BBC Digital TV Off Air from 16:35 today to 18:39 today BBC Digital TV Off Air from 18:57 today HD Digital TV Off Air from 18:50 today HD Digital TV Off Air from 18:57 today HD Digital TV Off Air from 16:35 today to [BBC]

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