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The symbol shows the location of the Armagh (Northern Ireland) transmitter which serves 5,100 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 Armagh (Northern Ireland) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Armagh 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
C44 (658.0MHz)156mDTG-324W
Channel icons
1 BBC One (SD) Northern Ireland, 2 BBC Two Northern Ireland, 9 BBC Four, 201 CBBC, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, 250 BBC Red Button, plus 13 others

PSB2
D3+4
 V max
C41 (634.0MHz)156mDTG-324W
Channel icons
3 UTV (SD) (UTV), 4 Channel 4 (SD) NI ads, 5 Channel 5, 6 ITV 2, 10 ITV3, 13 E4, 14 Film4, 15 Channel 4 +1 NI ads, 18 More4, 25 ITV4, 29 E4 +1, 34 UTV +1 (UTV),

PSB3
BBCB
 V max
C47 (682.0MHz)156mDTG-624W
Channel icons
72 Shopping Quarter , 101 BBC One HD Northern Ireland, 102 BBC Two HD (England), 103 UTV HD (UTV), 104 Channel 4 HD NI ads, 105 Channel 5 HD, 204 CBBC HD, plus 1 others

NIMM
 V max
C48 (690.0MHz)156mDTG-24W
Channel icons
from 4th September 2019: 52 TG4, 53 RTÉ One, 54 RTÉ Two,

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 11 Freeview HD channels?

the effected channels

The Armagh (Northern Ireland) mast is not one of the extended Freeview HD (COM7 and COM8) transmitters, it does not provide these high definition (HD) channels: BBC Four HD, BBC News HD, CBeebies HD, Quest HD, Forces TV, FreeSports, More4 +1, Now 70s, PBS America +1, Quest Red +1, RT HD.

If you want to watch these HD channels, either use Freesat HD, or move your TV aerial must point to one of the 30 Full Freeview HD transmitters. For more information see the want to know which transmitters will carry extra Freeview HD? page.

Which BBC and ITV regional news can I watch from the Armagh transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Newsline 0.6m homes 2.5%
from Belfast BT2 8HQ, 1,044km northeast (50°)
to BBC Northern Ireland region - 46 masts.
regional news image
UTV Live 0.6m homes 2.5%
from Belfast BT7 1EB, 1,044km northeast (50°)
to UTV region - 46 masts.

How will the Armagh (Northern Ireland) transmission frequencies change over time?

1984-971997-981998-20122012-134 Sep 2019
B E TB E TB E TB E K TB E K T
C39BBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1waves
C41D3+4D3+4
C42C4wavesC4wavesC4waves
C44BBCABBCA
C45BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2waves
C47BBCBBBCB
C48NIMMNIMM
C49tv_offITVwavesITVwavesITVwaves

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 10 Oct 12 and 24 Oct 12.

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

Analogue 1-4 200W
NIMM, BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-9.2dB) 24W

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Divis transmitter area

Oct 1959-May 2006Ulster Television
May 2006-Dec 2014UTV plc
Feb 1983-Dec 1992TV-am•
Jan 1993-Sep 2010GMTV•
Sep 2010-Dec 2014ITV Daybreak•
• Breakfast ◊ Weekends ♦ Friday night and weekends † Weekdays only. Armagh 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.

Is the transmitter output the same in all directions?

Radiation patterns withheld

Comments
Tuesday, 22 November 2011
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

10:36 AM

ARMAGH transmitter - 22 November 2011: Engineering transmitter work will take place between 08:00hrs and 18:00hrs. TV services that will be disrupted: Analogue services - BBC1, BBC2, ITV and Channel 4 Digital services - Not Applicable [DUK]

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Monday, 28 November 2011
Transmitter engineering
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9:29 AM

ARMAGH transmitter - Over the next week Armagh relay: TV (analogue) Service Shutdowns, no digital TV, Radio (analogue) working normally, no digital radio. [DUK]

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Tuesday, 29 November 2011
Transmitter engineering
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9:24 AM

ARMAGH transmitter - 29 November 2011: Engineering transmitter work will take place between 08:00hrs and 18:00hrs. TV services that will be disrupted: Analogue services - BBC1, BBC2, ITV and Channel 4 Digital services - Not Applicable [DUK] Over the next week Armagh relay: TV (analogue) Service Shutdowns, no digital TV, Radio (analogue) working normally, no digital radio. [DUK]

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Tuesday, 5 June 2012
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madeleine houlahan
1:57 AM
Armagh

i live in armagh northern ireland, ihave purchessed an i-can freeview hd receiver but i am not getting any hd channels are my logal utv itv1 or ch 4 is there any reason for this,

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jb38
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7:25 AM

madeleine houlahan: HD transmissions will not be starting until October 24th, nor indeed will any Freeview be available from your local Armagh relay until October 10th when the BBC multiplex goes into operation, ITV and HD joining it on the 24th.

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jb38
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3:41 PM

madeleine houlahan: Also meant to say that on October 24th you might possibly be able to receive a full Freeview service from the Divis transmitter (unlike Armagh's PSB only service) as even at present its indicated as covering your area, but though only with a reception status of poor / variable, the only channel not being ArqA. (11-Pick TV / 19-Dave etc)

Your aerial would also require to be changed to group A type, as the one presently fitted is most likely to be a group B version "if" it was set up for Armagh's analogue service, the new one installed horizontally and facing Divis on a bearing of 62 degrees from your location.

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Tuesday, 23 October 2012
Thursday, 2 January 2014
Transmitter engineering
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4:23 AM

ARMAGH transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Wrong Region from 10:35 on 06 Aug to 10:37 on 06 Aug, BBC Digital TV Wrong Region from 10:35 on 06 Aug to 10:37 yesterday, HD Digital TV Wrong Region from 10:35 on 06 Aug to 10:37 on 06 Aug. [BBC]

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Friday, 10 January 2014
Transmitter engineering
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4:24 AM

ARMAGH transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Wrong Region from 10:35 on 06 Aug to 10:37 on 06 Aug, BBC Digital TV Wrong Region from 10:35 on 06 Aug to 10:37 yesterday, HD Digital TV Wrong Region from 10:35 on 06 Aug to 10:37 on 06 Aug. [BBC]

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Saturday, 18 January 2014
Transmitter engineering
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4:24 AM

ARMAGH transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Wrong Region from 10:35 on 06 Aug to 10:37 on 06 Aug, BBC Digital TV Wrong Region from 10:35 on 06 Aug to 10:37 yesterday, HD Digital TV Wrong Region from 10:35 on 06 Aug to 10:37 on 06 Aug. [BBC]

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