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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?

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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-320,000W
Channel icons
9 BBC Four, 201 CBBC SD, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, 250 BBC Red Button, plus 13 others

PSB2
D3+4
 H max
C31+ (554.2MHz)365mDTG-320,000W
Channel icons
3 UTV (SD) (UTV), 4 Channel 4 (SD) NI ads, 5 Channel 5 (SD), 6 ITV 2, 10 ITV3, 13 E4, 14 Film4, 15 Channel 4 +1 NI ads, 18 More4, 24 ITV4, 33 UTV +1 (UTV), 45 Film4 +1,

PSB3
BBCB
 H max
C37 (602.0MHz)365mDTG-620,000W
Channel icons
86 More4 +1, 103 UTV HD (UTV), 104 Channel 4 HD NI ads, 105 Channel 5 HD, 204 CBBC HD,

COM4
SDN
 H -10dB
C21+ (474.2MHz)365mDTG-82,000W
Channel icons
 Spotlight TV, 12 Quest, 20 Drama, 21 5USA, 27 ITV2 +1, 30 5STAR, 34 ITV3 +1, 40 Movies4Men, 44 Channel 5 +1, 54 Paramount Network, 55 5SELECT, 58 ITVBe +1, 59 ITV4 +1, 63 Blaze, 66 CBS Reality, 70 Horror Channel, 76 Quest +1, 77 TCC, 80 Blaze +1, 203 CITV, 211 Ketchup TV, plus 21 others

COM5
ArqA
 H -10dB
C24 (498.0MHz)373mDTG-82,000W
Channel icons
11 pick, 17 Really, 19 Dave, 28 E4 +1, 32 Sony Movie Channel, 38 Quest Red, 41 Food Network, 46 Challenge, 72 YourTV, 89 Together TV, 233 Sky News, plus 10 others

COM6
ArqB
 H -10dB
C27 (522.0MHz)373mDTG-82,000W
Channel icons
25 Yesterday, 29 4Music, 31 5Spike, 37 DMAX, 39 CBS Justice, 42 Home, 47 4seven, 71 CBS Drama, 73 Sewing Quarter, 79 Dave ja vu, 81 Talking Pictures TV, 235 AlJazeera English (SD), plus 16 others

NIMM
 H -13dB
C30- (545.8MHz)365mDTG-111,000W
Channel icons
51 TG4, 52 RTÉ One, 53 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
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 19 Freeview HD channels?

the effected channels
the effected 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: 4seven HD, 5STAR +1, 5USA +1, Aljazeera English HD, BBC Four HD, BBC News HD, CBeebies HD, CBS Reality +1, Channel 4+1 HD, Forces TV, Freesports, NOW 80s, Now 90s, PBS America, Pick +1, Together TV +1, Quest Red +1, RT HD, Smithsonian Channel 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 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-80s1984-971997-981998-20122012-132013-182013-174 Sep 2019
VHFA K TA K TA K TA K TA K TA K TA K T
C5BBCtvwaves
C21+SDN+SDN+SDNSDN
C22BBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1waves+D3+4+D3+4+D3+4
C23+A
C24ArqAArqAArqAArqA
C25ITVwavesITVwavesITVwavesBBCBBBCBBBCB
C26+B
C27ArqBArqBArqBArqB
C28BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBCABBCABBCA
C29+CBBCA
C30+1-NIMM-NIMM-NIMMNIMM
C31D3+4
C32C4wavesC4wavesC4waves
C33+D
C34+2
C37BBCB

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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 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
Wednesday, 3 December 2014
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

1:32 PM

BROUGHER MOUNTAIN transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Weak Signal from 10:32 today. FM: Radio 1 FM Weak Signal from 10:04 today, Radio 2 FM Weak Signal from 10:04 today, Radio 3 FM Weak Signal from 10:04 today, Radio 4 FM Weak Signal from 10:04 today, Radio Ulster FM Weak Signal f [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

4:32 PM

BROUGHER MOUNTAIN transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Weak Signal from 10:32 today to 13:17 today. FM: Radio 1 FM Weak Signal from 10:04 today to 13:17 today, Radio 2 FM Weak Signal from 10:04 today to 13:17 today, Radio 3 FM Weak Signal from 10:04 today to 13:17 today, Radio 4 FM [BBC]

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Thursday, 4 December 2014
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

4:32 AM

BROUGHER MOUNTAIN transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Weak Signal from 10:32 yesterday to 13:17 yesterday. FM: Radio 1 FM Weak Signal from 10:04 yesterday to 13:17 yesterday, Radio 2 FM Weak Signal from 10:04 yesterday to 13:17 yesterday, Radio 3 FM Weak Signal from 10:04 yesterda [BBC]

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Friday, 5 December 2014
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

4:32 AM

BROUGHER MOUNTAIN transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Weak Signal from 10:32 on 03 Dec to 13:17 on 03 Dec. FM: Radio 1 FM Weak Signal from 10:04 on 03 Dec to 13:17 on 03 Dec, Radio 2 FM Weak Signal from 10:04 on 03 Dec to 13:17 on 03 Dec, Radio 3 FM Weak Signal from 10:04 on 03 De [BBC]

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Darren
2:41 PM

Why are we having weak signal in lisnaskea today. There is no mention of works

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Friday, 6 February 2015
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Austin Grant
8:22 PM

Dear sir madam'
I live in buncrana and I get all the stations on channel 22 but I can,t get the BBC stations on channel 28. I would be grateful if you could help me. I have a group A outside aerial. Thank you.

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Dave Lindsay
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

9:00 PM

Austin Grant: If you are in Buncrana at the side of Lough Swilly, then I'm amazed you can receive anything from Brougher Mountain! Presumably you can't pick up from Limavady.

Other than the C28 signal from Brougher not reaching you, the reason might be because Malin transmitter also uses C28.

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jb38
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

9:23 PM

Austin Grant: Further to that said by Dave Lindsay, Buncranna is indicated as being covered by the Londonderry transmitter, the BBC being on C44 and ITV on C41, transmissions from Londonderry being vertically polarised, i.e the aerial elements facing up and down.

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Austin
11:15 PM

Austin Grant:
Thanks lads for your information

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Sunday, 22 March 2015
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maloner
11:33 PM

Hi there,Are you sure PSB3 on ch25 is at 20KW - I suspect it might be only on 2KW as I recieve the chan 22 and 28 very strong, but no 25? TV supports HD/MPEG4

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