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The symbol shows the location of the Carnmoney Hill (Northern Ireland) transmitter which serves 21,000 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 Carnmoney Hill (Northern Ireland) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Carnmoney Hill 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.

 V max
C46 (674.0MHz)254mDTG-316W
Channel icons
9 BBC Four, 201 CBBC SD, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, 250 BBC Red Button, plus 13 others

 V max
C40 (626.0MHz)254mDTG-316W
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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,

 V max
C43 (650.0MHz)254mDTG-616W
Channel icons
86 More4 +1, 103 UTV HD (UTV), 104 Channel 4 HD NI ads, 105 Channel 5 HD, 204 CBBC HD,

 V max
C48 (690.0MHz)254mDTG-1116W
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-11 QPSK 32KN 2/3 10.0Mb/s DVB-T2 MPEG4
H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)

Are you trying to watch these 20 Freeview HD channels?

the effected channels
the effected channels

The Carnmoney Hill (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, Quest HD, Quest Red +1, RT HD, Smithsonian Channel HD, Together.

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 Carnmoney Hill transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Newsline 0.6m homes 2.5%
from Belfast BT2 8HQ, 1,044km northeast (51°)
to BBC Northern Ireland region - 46 masts.
regional news image
UTV Live 0.6m homes 2.5%
from Belfast BT7 1EB, 1,044km northeast (51°)
to UTV region - 46 masts.

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

1984-971997-981998-20122012-132013-182013-1730 Sep 2019-

tv_off Being removed from Freeview (for 5G use) by 30 June 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 20W
NIMM, BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-1dB) 16W

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. Carnmoney Hill 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.

Friday, 15 February 2019

10:18 AM

john: According to Digital UK, Black Mountin broadcasts the NI mux (RTE1, RTE2 & TG4) in horizontal polarity, as it is intended to provide an additional service to viewers receiving Divis (the transmitters are only a short distance apart).

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StevensOnln1's 2,568 posts GB

5:33 PM


A Full post code is needed not a partial as you have given.

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MikeP's 2,902 posts GB
Monday, 1 April 2019
James McCusker
4:28 PM

Why can I not get the same programmes on freeview form the Carnmoney transmitter as from the Divis transmitter.

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James McCusker's 1 post GB

4:44 PM

James McCusker: Carnmoney Hill is a lite transmitter intended to fill gaps in the coverage area of Divis. If you provide a full postcode we can see whether you might be able to change your aerial to receive the full range of channels from Divis.

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StevensOnln1's 2,568 posts GB
Wednesday, 3 April 2019
Peter H

12:03 AM


Carnmoney Hill is what's known as a Freeview Light transmitters I.e. it only has the basic PSB multiplexes.

To get the channels outside the coverage areas of the main Freeview transmitters you'll need to invest in Freesat.

This is a free to air satellite system that requires a dish.

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Peter H's 74 posts GB
Monday, 15 April 2019
Transmitter engineering

8:09 PM

CARNMONEY HILL transmitter - Freeview: HD Digital TV Off Air from 18:41 today to 18:48 today. [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering's 122,169 posts xx
Tuesday, 16 April 2019
Transmitter engineering

5:09 AM

CARNMONEY HILL transmitter - Freeview: HD Digital TV Off Air from 18:41 yesterday to 18:48 yesterday. [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering's 122,169 posts xx
Wednesday, 17 April 2019
Transmitter engineering

11:09 AM

CARNMONEY HILL transmitter - Freeview: HD Digital TV Off Air from 18:41 on 15 Apr to 18:48 on 15 Apr. [BBC]

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