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The symbol shows the location of the Larne (Northern Ireland) transmitter which serves 9,300 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 Larne (Northern Ireland) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Larne 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
C45 (666.0MHz)162mDTG-400W
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, 250 BBC Red Button, plus 13 others

 V max
C42 (642.0MHz)162mDTG-400W
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),

 V max
C39+ (618.2MHz)162mDTG-400W
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, 109 BBC Three HD, 204 CBBC HD, 205 CBeebies HD, plus 1 others

H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)

Are you trying to watch these 45 Freeview channels?

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The Larne (Northern Ireland) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: 4seven, 5Action, 5STAR, 5USA, Al Jazeera Eng, Blaze, Blaze +1, CBS Reality, Challenge, Channel 5 +1, CITV, Dave, Dave ja vu, DMAX, Drama +1, E4 Extra, YAAAS!, Film4 +1, Food Network, GB News, GREAT! movies, Great! Movies Action, GREAT! romance, HGTV, HobbyMaker, HorrorXtra, ITV2 +1, ITV3 +1, ITV4 +1, ITVBe +1, Legend, PBS America, pick, Pop Player, Quest +1, Quest Red, Really, Sky News, Talking Pictures TV, TCC, That's 70s, That's TV , Together TV, W, 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 Larne transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Newsline 0.6m homes 2.5%
from Belfast BT2 8HQ, 1,045km northeast (51°)
to BBC Northern Ireland region - 46 masts.
regional news image
UTV Live 0.6m homes 2.5%
from Belfast BT7 1EB, 1,045km northeast (51°)
to UTV region - 46 masts.

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

1950s-80s1984-971997-981998-20122012-1330 Sep 2019-

tv_off Being removed from Freeview (for 5G use) after November 2020 / June 2022 - more
Table shows multiplexes names see this article;
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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 500W
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-1dB) 400W

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. Larne 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, 23 July 2012

10:43 PM

m wilson: Wednesday, 24th October 2012.

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Briantist's 38,899 posts GB flag
Tuesday, 23 October 2012
Thursday, 25 October 2012
5:51 PM

will i be able to receive the RTE channels

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Sam's 1 post GB flag
Dave Lindsay

6:20 PM

Sam: Larne transmitter does not broadcast RT channels.

Knowledge of your location, preferably in the form of postcode or nearby postcode (e.g. a shop) may allow a prediction to be made as to possibilities and the likelihood of success.

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Dave Lindsay's 5,724 posts GB flag
Dave Lindsay

7:08 PM

Briantist: PSB3 from Larne is on C39+ (according to DUK Postcode Checker and Ofcom Licences V8).

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Dave Lindsay's 5,724 posts GB flag

9:10 PM

Dave Lindsay: Thanks for noticing. I have corrected.

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Briantist's 38,899 posts GB flag
Sunday, 5 May 2013
john abram
3:08 PM

can u tell me why i can only get 24 freeview tv channels and 14 radio channels . even though i have perfect strength and it does not matter if i put my aerial inside or out and i still cannot increase number of channels ie 5 usa and others even though i have a freeview hd box . i live in carnlough and any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Dave Lindsay

4:00 PM

john abram: Because they are the only signals being transmitted by the transmitter you are using.


Londonderry (Northern Ireland) digital TV transmitter | - 10 years of independent, free digital TV advice

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Dave Lindsay's 5,724 posts GB flag
Tuesday, 10 June 2014
Transmitter engineering

4:31 PM

LARNE transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 14:57 today to 15:06 today, HD Digital TV Off Air from 14:57 today to 15:06 today. DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 14:57 today to 15:06 today. FM: Radio 1 FM Off Air from 14:57 today to 15:06 today, Radio 2 F [BBC]

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