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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.

Choose from three options: ■ List by multiplex ■ List by channel number ■ List by channel name

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-16W
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

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C40 (626.0MHz)254mDTG-16W
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),

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C43 (650.0MHz)254mDTG-16W
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

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C48 (690.0MHz)254mDTG-1116W
Channel icons
53 TG4, 54 RTÉ One, 55 RTÉ Two,

DTG-11 QPSK 32KN 2/3 10.0Mb/s DVB-T2 MPEG4
H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)

The Carnmoney Hill (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 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?

1984-971997-981998-20122012-1330 Sep 2019-

tv_off Being removed from Freeview (for 5G use) after November 2020 / June 2022 - 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.

Monday, 17 October 2011
Transmitter engineering

10:41 AM

CARNMONEY HILL transmitter - Over the next week Carnmoney Hill relay: TV (analogue) Service Shutdowns, no digital TV, Radio (analogue) working normally, Radio (digital) working normally. [DUK]

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Transmitter engineering's 152,307 posts xx flag
Tuesday, 25 October 2011
Mrs Grace Graham
3:00 PM

When will Digital TV be available through the Carnmoney transmitter? I need to get a new TV aerial on my roof to receive them. As I am a pensioner I cannot affort extra subscriptions to Sky or any other provider. I had to buy a new small digital TV for my kitchen because the old one broke down. At the moment the old analogue TV in my living room is giving better reception even though both TVs have an aerial booster and are linked to the aerial on the roof. There was brief interruption to the ITV channel today! Reply to this email would help me decide when I should get a new roof TV aerial installed. I am in BT36 6PQ area. Thank you very much.

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Mrs Grace Graham's 2 posts GB flag

3:04 PM

Mrs Grace Graham: As above, Wednesday, 24th October 2012 .

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Briantist's 38,915 posts GB flag
Adam B

4:02 PM

Mrs Grace Graham:

If you are getting a good analogue signal currently, you may not need a new aerial when Carmoney goes digital next year. There is no such thing as a "digital" aerial, only a reasonable quality aerial, so you may wish to wait until next year to see how good your digital reception is.

Hope this helps,

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Adam B's 91 posts GB flag
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Wednesday, 26 October 2011
Mrs Grace Graham
8:48 PM

Thanks for the reply Adam. Yes it does help.

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Mrs Grace Graham's 2 posts GB flag
Monday, 7 November 2011
Peter Henderson

2:20 AM

Mrs. Grace Graham:

If you use the postcode checker on Digital UK you may find that you'll receive a signal from Divis post DSO. Carnmoney Hill will be Freeview Lite (post DSO) and will only receive about half the channels compared to Divis (although you'll still get all the channels, plus a few more, that you get now)

I'm currently in Jordanstown (BT37) and receive Digital TV from both Divis and Cambrett Hill in Southwest Scotland.

I'd check with one of the local Aerial installers to see what your best option is.

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Peter Henderson's 240 posts GB flag
Wednesday, 9 November 2011
Transmitter engineering

11:33 AM

CARNMONEY HILL transmitter - 9 November 2011: Engineering transmitter work will take place between 08:00hrs and 18:00hrs. TV services that will be disrupted: Analogue services - BBC1, BBC2, ITV and Channel 4 Digital services - Not Applicable [DUK] Over the next week Carnmoney Hill relay: TV (analogue) Service Shutdowns, no digital TV, Radio (analogue) working normally, Radio (digital) working normally. [DUK]

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Transmitter engineering's 152,307 posts xx flag
Sunday, 13 November 2011

8:54 AM

Carnmoney Hill and Black Mountain will be closed Monday 14th November to all services to and I quote "Facilitate the installation of new antennas " Whilst every effort will be made to maintain service viewers and installers should be aware sudden outages could occur it goes on to say... Sounds interesting but somehow I cannot see all services closing at Black Mountain I assume they are referring to UHF services.

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Jordy's 1,827 posts GB flag
Tuesday, 15 November 2011

7:53 AM

Jordy: Thanks. If I get to see the full bulletin for this one I will post it up.

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Wednesday, 1 February 2012
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