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The symbol shows the location of the Belcoo (Northern Ireland) 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.

Are there any planned engineering works or unexpected transmitter faults on the Belcoo (Northern Ireland) mast?

BELCOO transmitter - Freeview: Off the air due to a fault from 19 Mar 09:33 until 19 Mar 15:03. . BBC


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Which Freeview channels does the Belcoo 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)197mDTG-370W
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
C47 (682.0MHz)197mDTG-370W
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
C41 (634.0MHz)197mDTG-670W
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

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 50 Freeview channels?

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

The Belcoo (Northern Ireland) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: 4Music, 4seven, 5SELECT, 5STAR, 5USA, Aljazeera English, BBC Four HD, BBC News HD, Blaze, Blaze +1, CBeebies HD, CBS Drama, CBS Justice, CBS Reality, Challenge, Channel 5 +1, CITV, Dave, Dave ja vu, DMAX, Drama +1, Film4 +1, Food Network, Forces TV, FreeSports HD, HGTV, Horror Channel, ITV2 +1, ITV3 +1, ITV4 +1, ITVBe +1, Together TV +1, More4 +1, NOW 80s, Paramount Network, PBS America +1, pick, Quest +1, Quest Red, Quest Red +1, Really, RT HD, Sky Arts, Sky News, Smithsonian Channel, Sony Movies Action, Talking Pictures TV, TCC, Together TV, 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 Belcoo transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Newsline 0.6m homes 2.5%
from Belfast BT2 8HQ, 1,048km northeast (50°)
to BBC Northern Ireland region - 46 masts.
regional news image
UTV Live 0.6m homes 2.5%
from Belfast BT7 1EB, 1,048km northeast (50°)
to UTV region - 46 masts.

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

1984-971997-981998-20122012-1330 Sep 2019-
B E TB E TB E TB E K TB E K T
C41ITVwavesITVwavesITVwavesBBCBBBCB
C44BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBCABBCA
C47C4wavesC4wavesC4wavesD3+4D3+4
C51tv_offBBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1waves

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 87W
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-0.9dB) 70W

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Brougher Mountain 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. Belcoo 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, 10 February 2015
Transmitter engineering
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7:31 PM

BELCOO transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Reduced Quality from 15:53 today, HD Digital TV Reduced Quality from 16:35 today. [BBC]

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Wednesday, 11 February 2015
Transmitter engineering
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4:31 AM

BELCOO transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Reduced Quality from 15:53 yesterday to 22:32 yesterday, HD Digital TV Reduced Quality from 16:35 yesterday to 21:46 yesterday. [BBC]

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Thursday, 12 February 2015
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4:31 AM

BELCOO transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Reduced Quality from 15:53 on 10 Feb to 22:32 on 10 Feb, HD Digital TV Reduced Quality from 16:35 on 10 Feb to 21:46 on 10 Feb. [BBC]

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Wednesday, 1 April 2015
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7:30 PM

BELCOO transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 04:04 on 28 Mar to 04:11 on 28 Mar, BBC Digital TV Off Air from 04:16 on 28 Mar to 10:14 on 28 Mar, HD Digital TV Off Air from 04:04 on 28 Mar to 04:11 on 28 Mar, HD Digital TV Off Air from 04:16 on 28 Mar to 10:14 on [BBC]

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Friday, 12 June 2015
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4:31 AM

BELCOO transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 22:29 yesterday to 22:32 yesterday, HD Digital TV Off Air from 22:29 yesterday to 22:32 yesterday. [BBC]

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Saturday, 13 June 2015
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4:31 AM

BELCOO transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 22:29 on 11 Jun to 22:32 on 11 Jun, HD Digital TV Off Air from 22:29 on 11 Jun to 22:32 on 11 Jun. [BBC]

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Sunday, 14 June 2015
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7:31 AM

BELCOO transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 22:29 on 11 Jun to 22:32 on 11 Jun, HD Digital TV Reduced Quality from 01:59 today to 02:14 today, HD Digital TV Off Air from 22:29 on 11 Jun to 22:32 on 11 Jun. [BBC]

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10:31 PM

BELCOO transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 22:29 on 11 Jun to 22:32 on 11 Jun, HD Digital TV Off Air from 22:29 on 11 Jun to 22:32 on 11 Jun, HD Digital TV Reduced Quality from 01:59 today to 02:14 today. [BBC]

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Monday, 15 June 2015
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4:31 AM

BELCOO transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 22:29 on 11 Jun to 22:32 on 11 Jun, HD Digital TV Off Air from 22:29 on 11 Jun to 22:32 on 11 Jun, HD Digital TV Reduced Quality from 01:59 yesterday to 02:14 yesterday. [BBC]

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Tuesday, 16 June 2015
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4:30 AM

BELCOO transmitter - Freeview: HD Digital TV Reduced Quality from 01:59 on 14 Jun to 02:14 on 14 Jun. [BBC]

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