Rumster Forest transmitting station

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Rumster Forest
Rumster Forest transmitting station is located in Highland
Rumster Forest transmitting station
Mast height 229.2 metres (752 ft)
Coordinates 58°19′41″N 3°22′17″W / 58.3281°N 3.3714°W / 58.3281; -3.3714Coordinates: 58°19′41″N 3°22′17″W / 58.3281°N 3.3714°W / 58.3281; -3.3714
Grid reference ND197385
Built 1965
BBC region BBC Scotland
ITV region STV North

The Rumster Forest transmitting station is a broadcasting and telecommunications facility near the town of Wick, in Caithness, Scotland (grid reference ND197385). It is owned and operated by Arqiva.

It has a 229.2 metres (752 ft) high guyed steel lattice mast. It was constructed in 1965 and coverage includes north west Scotland, including Caithness and parts of eastern Sutherland. It also serves coastal areas of Moray and Banffshire.

It carries six digital TV multiplexes. It also carries national analogue BBC FM radio, including BBC Radio 1, BBC Radio 2, BBC Radio 3, BBC Radio 4 and BBC Radio Scotland.

Services by frequency[edit]

Analogue radio[edit]

Frequency kW[1] Service
90.1 MHz 10 BBC Radio 2
92.3 MHz 10 BBC Radio 3
94.5 MHz 10 BBC Radio Scotland
95.6 MHz 10 BBC Radio 4
99.7 MHz 10 BBC Radio 1
104.6 MHz 10 BBC Radio nan Gàidheal

Digital radio[edit]

Frequency Block kW Operator
225.648 MHz 12B 10 BBC National DAB

Analogue television[edit]

Analogue television was switched off during June 2010; BBC Two Scotland was closed on 2 June, and the remaining three on 16 June.

Frequency UHF kW[2] Service
471.25 MHz 21 100 Channel 4
495.25 MHz 24 100 STV (North)
519.25 MHz 27 100 BBC Two Scotland
551.25 MHz 31 100 BBC One Scotland

See also[edit]


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

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