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Mounteagle transmitting station

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Mounteagle
Communication Mast - geograph.org.uk - 11782.jpg
Mounteagle mast
Mounteagle transmitting station (Highland)
LocationFortrose, Highland
Mast height243.8 metres (800 ft)
Coordinates57°35′30″N 4°16′36″W / 57.591667°N 4.276667°W / 57.591667; -4.276667
Grid referenceNH639580
Built1961
ITV regionGrampian Television (1961-1985)

The Mounteagle transmitting station is a broadcasting and telecommunications facility, situated close to the town of Fortrose, Scotland, in Highland (grid reference NH639580). It includes a 243.8 metres (800 ft) high guyed steel lattice mast. It is owned and operated by Arqiva.

Coverage

Coverage includes the areas around the Moray Firth, in the Highland region of Scotland, including up to Helmsdale in the north, Elgin to the east, Dingwall to the west and the northern shores of Loch Ness to the south. This also includes the city of Inverness.

History

The station was built in 1961 by the Independent Television Authority to bring ITV to North East Scotland for the first time. Inaugural broadcasts were from the ITV franchise holder for the area, Grampian Television. 405-line monochrome transmissions were on channel 12, Band III VHF. The station was also the first in the area to broadcast television using Band III.

When colour UHF television began in 1969, the nearby BBC owned station at Rosemarkie was chosen over Mounteagle to carry these broadcasts. Both the UHF and VHF services continued in tandem until 1985, when VHF television was discontinued in the UK. At this point, Mounteagle ceased broadcasting television services entirely.

In 1982 Mounteagle was chosen as the site of the first commercial radio broadcasts in northern Scotland, with Moray Firth Radio taking to the air on 23 February of that year.

In 1996 transmitters for Classic FM were added, and then later in 1997 Mounteagle began broadcasting television services again, when transmitters were installed for the launch of Channel 5. Digital switchover occurred in the Inverness area in October 2010, and at this point the Channel 5 service was discontinued, and now broadcasts digitally from the nearby Rosemarkie transmitter site.

More recently the station has become the first in the area to carry digital radio broadcasts, with the addition of transmitters for Digital One, BBC and Score Inverness.

Channels listed by frequency

Analogue radio (VHF FM)

Frequency kW[1] Service
H V
97.4 MHz 1.25 5 Moray Firth Radio
101.4 MHz 2.2 8.8 Classic FM

Digital radio (DAB)

Frequency Block kW Operator
218.64 MHz 11B 10 Score Inverness
223.94 MHz 12A 10 Digital One
225.65 MHz 12B 10 BBC National DAB

Analogue television

30 September 1961 - 3 January 1985

Frequency VHF kW Service
209.75 MHz 12 50 Grampian Television

30 March 1997 - 20 October 2010

Frequency UHF kW[2] Service
839.25 MHz 67 100 Channel 5

See also

References

  1. ^ Radio Listeners Guide 2010
  2. ^ Television Viewers Guide 2009

External links

This page was last edited on 8 April 2022, at 14:25
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