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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.

MuxH/VFrequencyHeightModeWatts
PSB1
BBCA
 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

PSB2
D3+4
 V max
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),

PSB3
BBCB
 V max
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

NIMM
 V max
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-
B E TB E TB E TB E K TB E K T
C40BBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1wavesD3+4D3+4
C43ITVwavesITVwavesITVwavesBBCBBBCB
C46BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBCABBCA
C48NIMMNIMM
C50tv_offC4wavesC4wavesC4waves

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.

Comments
Wednesday, 6 February 2013
Dave Lindsay
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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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Thursday, 7 February 2013
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Peter Henderson
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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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KMJ,Derby
sentiment_satisfiedGold

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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Wednesday, 20 February 2013
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Peter Henderson
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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 75 posts GB flag
Thursday, 9 January 2014
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

7:23 PM

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

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Friday, 10 January 2014
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PJH
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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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Transmitter engineering
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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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Saturday, 11 January 2014
Transmitter engineering
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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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Sunday, 12 January 2014
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

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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Thursday, 30 January 2014
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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.

Thanks

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