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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.

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

Brougher Mountain transmitter - Brougher Mountain transmitter: Possible effect on TV reception week commencing 04/03/2024 Pixelation or flickering on some or all channels Digital tick


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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
C29 (538.0MHz)365mDTG-20,000W
Channel icons
1 BBC One (SD) Northern Ireland, 2 BBC Two Northern Ireland, 9 BBC Four, 23 BBC Three, 201 CBBC, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, plus 14 others

PSB2
D3+4
 H max
C31+ (554.2MHz)365mDTG-20,000W
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, 26 ITV4, 28 ITVBe, 30 E4 +1, 35 UTV +1 (UTV),

PSB3
BBCB
 H max
C37 (602.0MHz)365mDTG-20,000W
Channel icons
46 5SELECT, 101 BBC One HD Northern Ireland, 102 BBC Two HD Northern Ireland, 103 UTV HD (UTV), 104 Channel 4 HD NI ads, 105 Channel 5 HD, 106 BBC Four HD, 107 BBC Three HD, 204 CBBC HD, 205 CBeebies HD, plus 1 others

COM4
SDN
 H -10dB
C21+ (474.2MHz)365mDTG-82,000W
Channel icons
20 Drama, 21 5USA, 29 ITV2 +1, 32 5STAR, 33 5Action, 38 Channel 5 +1, 41 Legend, 42 GREAT! action, 57 Dave ja vu, 58 ITVBe +1, 59 ITV3 +1, 64 Blaze, 67 TRUE CRIME, 68 TRUE CRIME XTRA, 78 TCC, 81 Blaze +1, 83 Together TV, 89 ITV4 +1, 91 WildEarth, 209 Ketchup TV, 210 Ketchup Too, 211 YAAAS!, 267 Al Jazeera English, plus 30 others

COM5
ArqA
 H -10dB
C24 (498.0MHz)373mDTG-82,000W
Channel icons
11 Sky Mix, 17 Really, 19 Dave, 31 E4 Extra, 36 Sky Arts, 40 Quest Red, 43 Food Network, 47 Film4 +1, 48 Challenge, 49 4seven, 60 Drama +1, 65 That's TV 2, 70 Quest +1, 74 Yesterday +1, 75 That's 90s, 233 Sky News, plus 11 others

COM6
ArqB
 H -10dB
C27 (522.0MHz)373mDTG-82,000W
Channel icons
12 Quest, 25 W, 27 Yesterday, 34 GREAT! movies, 39 DMAX, 44 HGTV, 52 GREAT! romance, 56 That's TV (UK), 61 GREAT! movies extra, 63 GREAT! romance mix, 71 That’s 60s, 73 HobbyMaker, 82 Talking Pictures TV, 84 PBS America, 235 Al Jazeera Eng, plus 18 others

NIMM
 H -13dB
C30- (545.8MHz)365mDTG-111,000W
Channel icons
53 TG4, 54 RTÉ One, 55 RTÉ Two,

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)

The Brougher Mountain (Northern Ireland) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: .

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

1950s-80s1984-971997-981998-20122012-134 Sep 2019
VHFA K TA K TA K TA K TA K T
C5BBCtvwaves
C21+SDNSDN
C22BBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1waves+D3+4
C24ArqAArqA
C25ITVwavesITVwavesITVwavesBBCB
C27ArqBArqB
C28BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBCA
C29BBCA
C30-NIMMNIMM
C31D3+4
C32C4wavesC4wavesC4waves
C37BBCB

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Table shows multiplexes names see this article;
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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 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
Thursday, 27 June 2019
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Brian Maguire
9:47 PM

Keep it country Ch87 gone of the air today. Brougher Mountain Transmitter. 27/06/2019

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StevensOnln1
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10:41 PM

Brian Maguire: Keep It Country has closed on Freeview. It is to be replaced next week by Spotlight TV, which is due to be available via internet streaming on compatible connected TVs.

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StevensOnln1's 3,602 posts GB flag
Friday, 12 July 2019
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peter
5:27 PM

what happened keep it country on free view ?

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Saturday, 13 July 2019
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Chris.SE
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12:09 AM

peter:

See the post above yours from StevensOnln1

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Wednesday, 4 September 2019
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

5:08 AM

BROUGHER MOUNTAIN transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 00:01 today, HD Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 00:01 today. [BBC]

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Thursday, 5 September 2019
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

5:08 AM

BROUGHER MOUNTAIN transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 00:01 yesterday to 04:38 yesterday, HD Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 00:01 yesterday to 04:38 yesterday. [BBC]

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Friday, 6 September 2019
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

5:08 AM

BROUGHER MOUNTAIN transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 00:01 on 04 Sep to 04:38 on 04 Sep, HD Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 00:01 on 04 Sep to 04:38 on 04 Sep. [BBC]

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Thursday, 12 September 2019
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George
4:44 PM

Why can I no longer receive the HD channels from brougher since the 4th September retune.

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MikeP
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5:44 PM

George:

The BBC B HD multiplex is still on channel 37. There are no COM7 or COM8 services at all.

heck About us | Freeview for all the current services available from Brougher Mountain transmitter.

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nobody
sentiment_satisfiedBronze

9:26 PM

MikeP: According to this Digital UK document:

About us | Freeview

BBCB changed from UHF ch25 to ch37 on the 4th September.

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