Freeview Light on the Carnmoney Hill (Northern Ireland) transmitter
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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 problemsThe BBC and Digital UK report there are no faults or engineering work on the Carnmoney Hill (Northern Ireland) transmitter.
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.
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)
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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: .
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?
BBC Newsline 0.6m homes 2.5%
from Belfast BT2 8HQ, 1,044km northeast
to BBC Northern Ireland region - 46 masts.
How will the Carnmoney Hill (Northern Ireland) transmission frequencies change over time?
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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?
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Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Divis transmitter area
1:03 AM Newtownabbey
There was also a local TV station on analogue in Derrry itself Dave. Not sure where the transmitter site was, but my parents could receive it in their apartment in Portrush.
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Peter's: Freeview map terrain plot frequency data R&TI Service digitaluk trade DAB coverage
Peter Henderson: I have seen reference to Cambret Hill being included in future plans, presumably as this is the only significant area with no general coverage of COM muxes. Regarding politicians showing an interest, the only transmitter I have heard of receiving particular attention was Milburn Muir in Scotland. As a low power relay with a serving a large number of viewers it would possibly have been a viable extension to the network, however as the proposals are to (possibly) make the COM muxes use a SFN in DVB-T2 in the not too distant future it is unlikely that further extensions to the network would be considered before then.
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Cambret Hill would be interesting KMJ as it would help out a lot of people in areas around here that can't get Divis. I've noticed the strength of this transmitter has increased significantly in recent months, so it certainly could be an alternative to Divis.
My point about Londonderry is that it's the second largest city in NI, as well as being the second most densley populated area of the province. The fact the ERP is 2 kw only adds to the fact that it's strange it's only a Freeview Lite transmitter.
Still, I've been told most areas in Derry City can receive Limavady, so maybe it's not such a big issue.
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After installing the following aerial I am only able to get 4 channels from Carnmoney - RTE1, RTE2, TG4 & RTE Radio on my Humax Youview box:
Labgear 4G Tri-Boom High Gain Outdoor TV Aerial 16.5dB
Designed to minimise the effects of 4G high speed mobile phone signals. Unique tri-boom with folding design. Suitable for freeview and digital terrestrial TV. F-Type Connection16.5dB High GainOutdoor InstallationLength: 1.6m75ohm Balun
Location: Abbots Cross, Doagh Road
Any advice greatly appreciated.
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