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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 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?

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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.

 V max
C46 (674.0MHz)254mDTG-316W
Channel icons
1 BBC One Northern Ireland, 2 BBC Two Northern Ireland, 9 BBC Four, 201 CBBC, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, 601 BBC RB 1, plus 14 others

 V max
C40 (626.0MHz)254mDTG-316W
Channel icons
3 UTV (UTV), 4 Channel 4 NI ads, 5 Channel 5, 6 ITV 2, 13 Channel 4 +1 NI ads, 14 More4, 15 Film4, 24 ITV4, 24 ITV4 +1, 28 E4, 33 UTV+1 (UTV),

 V max
C43 (650.0MHz)254mDTG-616W
Channel icons
45 Film4 +1, 101 BBC One HD Northern Ireland, 102 BBC Two HD (England), 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 (NI), 52 RTE One (NI), 53 RTE Two (NI), plus 1 others

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 0 Freeview HD 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: .

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
to BBC Northern Ireland region - 46 masts.
regional news image
UTV Live 0.6m homes 2.5%
from Belfast BT7 1EB, 1,044km northeast
to UTV region - 46 masts.

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

years1984-971997-981998-20122012-132013-182013-1730th Sep 2019-
aerial groupB EB EB EB E KB E KB E KA B C/D E K VHF

orange background for multiplexes names more
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?

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.

Wednesday, 6 February 2013
Dave Lindsay
4:01 PM

Peter Henderson: Mind you, that said, prior to switchover, people may have been switching back to (or to) Limavady in order to receive Freeview then.

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Dave Lindsay's 5,724 posts Platinum Platinum GB
Thursday, 7 February 2013
Peter Henderson
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 Henderson's 240 posts Silver Silver GB
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10:52 AM

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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KMJ,Derby's 1,811 posts Gold Gold GB
Wednesday, 20 February 2013
Peter Henderson
2:31 AM

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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Peter Henderson's 73 posts Bronze Bronze GB
Thursday, 9 January 2014
Transmitter engineering
7:23 PM

CARNMONEY HILL transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 15:45 today. [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering's 103,625 posts Owner Owner xx
Friday, 10 January 2014
12:00 AM

All TV and FM radio also off air this evening.

TV and FM radio still currently off air (12 midnight).

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PJH's 240 posts Silver Silver GB
Transmitter engineering
4:24 AM

CARNMONEY HILL transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 15:45 yesterday to 02:36 today. [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering's 103,625 posts Owner Owner xx
Saturday, 11 January 2014
Transmitter engineering
4:24 AM

CARNMONEY HILL transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 15:45 on 09 Jan to 02:36 yesterday. [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering's 103,625 posts Owner Owner xx
Sunday, 12 January 2014
Transmitter engineering
4:24 AM

CARNMONEY HILL transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 15:45 on 09 Jan to 02:36 on 10 Jan. [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering's 103,625 posts Owner Owner xx
Thursday, 30 January 2014
8:41 AM

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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