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Full Freeview on the Brougher Mountain (Northern Ireland) transmitter

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The symbol shows the location of the Brougher Mountain (Northern Ireland) transmitter which serves 36,000 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 Brougher Mountain (Northern Ireland) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Brougher Mountain 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
 H max
C28 (530.0MHz)365mDTG-320,000W
Channel icons
1 BBC One Northern Ireland, 2 BBC Two Northern Ireland, 9 BBC Four, 120 CBBC, 121 CBeebies, 130 BBC News, 131 BBC Parliament, 601 BBC Red Button 1, plus 14 others

PSB2
D3+4
 H max
C22+ (482.2MHz)365mDTG-320,000W
Channel icons
3 UTV (UTV), 4 Channel 4 NI ads, 5 Channel 5, 6 ITV 2, 13 Channel 4 +1 NI ads, 14 More4, 15 Film4, 24 ITV4, 28 E4, 33 UTV+1 (UTV), plus 1 others

PSB3
BBCB
 H max
C25 (506.0MHz)365mDTG-620,000W
Channel icons
45 Film4 +1, 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, 123 CBBC HD,

COM4
SDN
 H -10dB
C21+ (474.2MHz)365mDTG-82,000W
Channel icons
10 ITV3, 20 Drama, 21 5 USA, 26 ITV Be, 27 ITV 2 +1, 30 5STAR, 34 ITV3 +1, 37 Quest, 44 Channel 5 +1, 54 My5, 58 ITV Be +1, 61 True Entertainment, 62 ITV4 +1, 66 CBS Reality, 70 Horror Channel, 83 Blaze, 84 Blaze +1, 122 CITV, plus 25 others

COM5
ArqA
 H -10dB
C24 (498.0MHz)373mDTG-82,000W
Channel icons
11 pick, 12 Dave, 17 Really, 29 E4 +1, 32 Movie Mix, 41 Food Network, 46 Challenge, 48 Movies4Men, 68 truTV, 69 Tru TV +1, 72 YourTV, 126 Tiny Pop, 132 Sky News, plus 12 others

COM6
ArqB
 H -10dB
C27 (522.0MHz)373mDTG-82,000W
Channel icons
 Al Jazeera English,  BT Sport 1 (not free), 18 4Music, 19 Yesterday, 25 Home, 31 Spike, 38 Quest +1, 42 Travel Channel, 47 4seven, 59 BT Showcase (not free), 64 CBS Action, 73 YourTV +1, 79 Dave ja vu, plus 23 others

NIMM
 H -13dB
C30- (545.8MHz)365mDTG-111,000W
Channel icons
51 TG4 (NI), 52 RTE One (NI), 53 RTE Two (NI), 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
DTG-8 64QAM 8K 3/4 27.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
DTG-11 QPSK 32KN 2/3 10.0Mb/s DVB-T2 MPEG4
H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)

Are you trying to watch these 0 Freeview HD channels?


The Brougher Mountain (Northern Ireland) mast is not one of the extended Freeview HD (COM7 and COM8) transmitters, it does not provide these high definition (HD) channels: .

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 Brougher Mountain transmitter?

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

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

years1950s~851984-971997-981998-20122012-132013-182013-182019-
aerial groupVHFA KA KA KA KA KA KA K
C5BBCtv
C21+SDN+SDN+SDNBBCB
C22BBC1BBC1BBC1+D3+4+D3+4+D3+4SDN
C23+A
C24ArqAArqAArqAD3+4
C25ITVITVITVBBCBBBCBBBCBArqA
C26+B
C27ArqBArqBArqBBBCA
C28BBC2BBC2BBC2BBCABBCABBCAArqB
C29+C
C30+1-NIMM-NIMM-NIMM
600C32C4C4C4
C33+D
C34+2

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green background for transmission frequencies
lilac background for power levels in watts
800MHz band: 4G mobile started in 2013
700MHz band: 4G from 30 June 2020more
600MHz 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 10th October and 24th October 2012.

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

Analogue 1-4 100kW
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-7dB) 20kW
SDN, ARQA, ARQB(-17dB) 2kW
NIMM(-20dB) 1000W
Mux 1*, Mux 2*, Mux A*, Mux B*, Mux C*, Mux D*(-23dB) 500W

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. Brougher Mountain 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
Saturday, 27 August 2016
H
Helen McCloskey
9:19 PM

A few days ago people in Killyvilly stopped receiving their normal free view channels from their aerial. No one seems to know what the problem is or the solution. I expect they get their signal from Brougher Mountain. Please can you advise us. Thank you.

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Helen McCloskey's 1 post IE
Monday, 5 September 2016
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Richard Cooper
10:46 AM

Helen McCloskey: Hi, Helen. There are no currently reported problems on the Brougher Mountain transmitter. Richard, Norwich.

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Richard Cooper's 441 posts Gold Gold GB
Wednesday, 2 November 2016
Transmitter engineering
4:31 PM

BROUGHER MOUNTAIN transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 14:50 today to 14:59 today. FM: Radio 1 FM Off Air from 20:10 on 30 Oct to 20:28 on 30 Oct, Radio 1 FM Off Air from 22:53 on 30 Oct to 23:01 on 30 Oct, Radio 1 FM Off Air from 22:08 on 30 Oct to 22:11 on 30 Oct, Ra [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering's 114,967 posts Owner Owner xx
Thursday, 3 November 2016
Transmitter engineering
4:32 AM

BROUGHER MOUNTAIN transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 14:50 yesterday to 14:59 yesterday. FM: Radio 1 FM Off Air from 20:10 on 30 Oct to 20:28 on 30 Oct, Radio 1 FM Off Air from 22:53 on 30 Oct to 23:01 on 30 Oct, Radio 1 FM Off Air from 22:08 on 30 Oct to 22:11 on 30 [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering's 114,967 posts Owner Owner xx
Friday, 4 November 2016
Transmitter engineering
4:31 AM

BROUGHER MOUNTAIN transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 14:50 on 02 Nov to 14:59 on 02 Nov. FM: Radio 1 FM Weak Signal from 11:12 on 02 Nov to 14:37 on 02 Nov, Radio 2 FM Weak Signal from 11:12 on 02 Nov to 14:37 on 02 Nov, Radio 3 FM Weak Signal from 11:12 on 02 Nov to [BBC]

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