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Freeview Light on the Poolewe (Highland, Scotland) transmitter

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This transmitter has no current reported problems

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

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

Other mapstxfvPoolewe FreeviewtxregionEitshal (Lewis) TV regiontx1BBC Scotlandtx3stvSTV North (Aberdeen micro region)
txdabxxDAB in HighlandtxradioxxAM/FM in Highland

Is the transmitter output the same in all directions?

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What do the colours on the map mean?

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.


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Which Freeview channels does the Poolewe 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.

MuxAerial positionFrequencyHeightModeWatts
PSB1
BBCA
 vertical max
C44 (658.0MHz)68m64QAM 8K 2/3
24.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
3W
Channel icons
1 BBC One Scotland, 2 BBC Two Scotland, 7 BBC Three, 8 BBC Alba, 9 BBC Four, 120 CBBC, 121 CBeebies, 130 BBC News, 131 BBC Parliament, 301 BBC Red Button 1, plus 14 others

PSB2
D3+4
 vertical max
C47 (682.0MHz)68m64QAM 8K 2/3
24.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
3W
Channel icons
3 STV (STV North (Aberdeen micro region)), 4 Channel 4 Scotland ads, 5 Channel 5 Scotland ads, 6 ITV 2, 13 Channel 4 +1 Scotland ads, 14 More 4, 15 Film 4, 28 E4, 33 STV+1 (STV Edinburgh),

PSB3
BBCB
 vertical max
C41+ (634.2MHz)68m256QAM 32KE 2/3
40.2Mb/s DVB-T2 MPEG4
3W
Channel icons
101 BBC One HD Scotland, 102 BBC Two HD (England), 103 STV HD (STV West), 104 Channel 4 HD Scotland ads, 105 BBC Three HD, 123 CBBC HD, plus 1 others



Are you trying to watch these 49 Freeview channels?

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

The Poolewe (Highland, Scotland) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: 4Music, 4seven, 4seven HD, 5*, 5USA, Al Jazeera Arabic, Al Jazeera English, Al Jazeera HD, BBC Four HD, BBC News HD, CBeebies HD, CBS Action, CBS Reality, Challenge, Channel 4+1 HD, Channel 5 +1, Channel 5 +24, CITV, Community Channel, Community Channel HD, Dave, Dave ja vu, Drama, E4 +1, Film 4 +1, Food Network, ITV 2 +1, ITV 3, ITV 3 +1, ITV 4, ITV 4 +1, ITV Be, Motors TV, Movie Mix, Movies4Men, pick, Quest, Quest +1, Really, RT English , Sky News, Tiny Pop, Travel Channel, True Entertainment, truTV, truTV +1, Vintage TV, VIVA, Yesterday.

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 Poolewe transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Reporting Scotland 2.4m homes 9.2%
from Glasgow G51 1DA, 228km south-southeast
to BBC Scotland region - 230 masts.
regional news image
STV News 0.4m homes 1.5%
from Aberdeen AB12 3QH, 223km east-southeast
to STV North (Aberdeen) region - 76 masts.

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

years1984-971997-981998-20102010-132013-182013-18
aerial groupB EB EB EB E KB E KB E K
C41C4C4C4+BBCB+BBCB+BBCB
C44BBC2BBC2BBC2BBCABBCABBCA
C47ITVITVITVD3+4D3+4D3+4
700C51BBC1BBC1BBC1

orange background for multiplexes names moregreen background for transmission frequencieslilac background for power levels in watts800MHz band: 4G mobile to start in 2013700MHz band: possible 4G in 2019 more600MHz band: new or moved digital TV services more
Notes: + and - denote 166kHz offset; aerial group are shown as A B C/D E K W
Italics for analogue, digital switchover was Wednesdays 7th July and 21st July 2010.

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

Analogue 1-4 20W
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-8dB) 3.2W

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. Poolewe 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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Transmitter engineering
Thursday 23 February 2012 2:29PM

POOLEWE transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air from 11:20 today to 13:35 today HD Digital TV Off Air from 11:20 today to 13:35 today [BBC]

Transmitter engineering
Friday 24 February 2012 4:34AM

POOLEWE transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air from 11:20 yesterday to 13:35 yesterday HD Digital TV Off Air from 11:20 yesterday to 13:35 yesterday [BBC]

Transmitter engineering
Saturday 25 February 2012 4:30AM

POOLEWE transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air from 11:20 on 23 Feb to 13:35 on 23 Feb HD Digital TV Off Air from 11:20 on 23 Feb to 13:35 on 23 Feb [BBC]

Transmitter engineering
Friday 23 March 2012 1:29PM

POOLEWE transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Reduced Quality from 12:15 today [BBC]

Transmitter engineering
Friday 23 March 2012 4:28PM

POOLEWE transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Reduced Quality from 12:15 today to 12:44 today [BBC]

Transmitter engineering
Friday 23 March 2012 9:30PM

POOLEWE transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Reduced Quality from 12:15 today to 12:44 today HD Digital TV Reduced Quality from 16:45 today [BBC]

Transmitter engineering
Saturday 24 March 2012 4:30AM

POOLEWE transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Reduced Quality from 12:15 yesterday to 12:44 yesterday HD Digital TV Reduced Quality from 16:45 yesterday [BBC]

Transmitter engineering
Tuesday 27 March 2012 11:29AM

POOLEWE transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Reduced Quality from 12:15 on 23 Mar to 12:44 on 23 Mar HD Digital TV Reduced Quality from 16:45 on 23 Mar [BBC]

Transmitter engineering
Wednesday 28 March 2012 4:30AM

POOLEWE transmitter - Freeview HD Digital TV Reduced Quality from 16:45 on 23 Mar [BBC]

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