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The symbol shows the location of the Cushendun (Northern Ireland) transmitter which serves less than 500 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.

Are there any planned engineering works or unexpected transmitter faults on the Cushendun (Northern Ireland) mast?

Cushendun transmitter - Cushendun transmitter: Possible effect on TV reception week commencing 02/08/2021 Possible service interruptions Digital tick


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Which Freeview channels does the Cushendun 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
C27 (522.0MHz)151mDTG-320W
Channel icons
1 BBC One (SD) Northern Ireland, 2 BBC Two Northern Ireland, 9 BBC Four, 201 CBBC, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, 250 BBC Red Button, plus 13 others

PSB2
D3+4
 V max
C21 (474.0MHz)151mDTG-320W
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, 25 ITV4, 29 E4 +1, 34 UTV +1 (UTV),

PSB3
BBCB
 V max
C24 (498.0MHz)151mDTG-620W
Channel icons
72 Shopping Quarter , 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, 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
H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)

Are you trying to watch these 52 Freeview channels?

the effected channels
the effected channels
the effected channels
the effected channels

The Cushendun (Northern Ireland) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: 4Music, 4seven, 5SELECT, 5STAR, 5USA, Aljazeera English, BBC Four HD, BBC News HD, Blaze, Blaze +1, CBeebies HD, CBS Drama, CBS Justice, CBS Reality, Challenge, Channel 5 +1, CITV, YAAAS!, Dave, Dave ja vu, DMAX, Drama +1, Film4 +1, Food Network, Forces TV, FreeSports, GB News, GREAT! movies, GREAT! movies action, HGTV, Horror Channel, ITV2 +1, ITV3 +1, ITV4 +1, ITVBe +1, More4 +1, Now 70s, Paramount Network, PBS America +1, pick, Quest +1, Quest Red, Quest Red +1, Really, RT HD, Sky Arts, Sky News, Smithsonian Channel, Talking Pictures TV, TCC, Together TV, Yesterday +1.

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 Cushendun transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Newsline 0.6m homes 2.5%
from Belfast BT2 8HQ, 1,048km northeast (51°)
to BBC Northern Ireland region - 46 masts.
regional news image
UTV Live 0.6m homes 2.5%
from Belfast BT7 1EB, 1,048km northeast (51°)
to UTV region - 46 masts.

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

1984-971997-981998-20122012-1330 Sep 2019-
A K TA K TA K TA K TA K T
C21D3+4D3+4
C22BBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1waves
C24BBCBBBCB
C25C4wavesC4wavesC4waves
C27BBCABBCA
C28BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2waves
C32ITVwavesITVwavesITVwaves

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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 35W
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-2.4dB) 20W

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. Cushendun 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
Monday, 8 August 2011
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

9:40 AM

CUSHENDUN transmitter - Over the next week Cushendun relay: TV (analogue) Service Shutdowns, no digital TV, Radio (analogue) working normally, no digital radio. [DUK]

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Tuesday, 23 October 2012
Wednesday, 5 December 2012
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G McKeown
8:48 AM

I only have a total of 33 channels on freeview in cushendun, of which 19 are radio. Is there going to be further channel upgrades for this area, I get 130 in Belfast. I have retuned a number of times. Thank you.

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Dave Lindsay
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9:31 AM

G McKeown: No, it will stay as it is. See here:

Londonderry transmitter | ukfree.tv - 10 years of independent, free digital TV advice

Unless you can receive the Commercial (COM) channels from one of the main transmitter, then you won't ever receive them.

For additional channels, look at free-to-air satellite service Freesat.

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Monday, 6 October 2014
Transmitter engineering
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10:31 AM

CUSHENDUN transmitter - RelayPossible service interruptions [DUK]

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4:33 AM

CUSHENDUN transmitter - RelayPossible service interruptions [DUK]

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CUSHENDUN transmitter - RelayPossible service interruptions [DUK]

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CUSHENDUN transmitter - RelayPossible service interruptions [DUK]

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CUSHENDUN transmitter - RelayPossible service interruptions [DUK]

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