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The symbol shows the location of the Limavady (Northern Ireland) transmitter which serves 45,000 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 Limavady (Northern Ireland) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Limavady 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
 H max
C50 (706.0MHz)382mDTG-320,000W
Channel icons
9 BBC Four, 201 CBBC SD, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, 250 BBC Red Button, plus 13 others

PSB2
D3+4
 H max
C59 (778.0MHz)382mDTG-320,000W
Channel icons
3 UTV (SD) (UTV), 4 Channel 4 (SD) NI ads, 5 Channel 5 (SD), 6 ITV 2, 10 ITV3, 13 Channel 4 +1 NI ads, 14 More4, 15 Film4, 24 ITV4, 28 E4, 33 UTV +1 (UTV), 45 Film4 +1,

PSB3
BBCB
 H max
C55 (746.0MHz)382mDTG-620,000W
Channel icons
86 More4 +1, 103 UTV HD (UTV), 104 Channel 4 HD NI ads, 105 Channel 5 HD, 204 CBBC HD,

COM4
SDN
 H -3dB
C54 (738.0MHz)379mDTG-810,000W
Channel icons
20 Drama, 21 5USA, 27 ITV2 +1, 30 5STAR, 34 ITV3 +1, 37 Quest, 44 Channel 5 +1, 54 Paramount Network, 55 5SELECT, 58 ITVBe +1, 59 ITV4 +1, 63 Blaze, 66 CBS Reality, 70 Horror Channel, 76 Quest +1, 77 TCC, 80 Blaze +1, 87 Keep It Country, 203 CITV, 211 Ketchup TV, plus 21 others

COM5
ArqA
 H -3dB
C58 (770.0MHz)379mDTG-810,000W
Channel icons
11 pick, 12 Dave, 17 Really, 29 E4 +1, 32 Sony Movie Channel, 38 Quest Red, 41 Food Network, 46 Challenge, 48 Movies4Men, 61 True Entertainment, 72 YourTV, 233 Sky News, plus 9 others

COM6
ArqB
 H -3dB
C49 (698.0MHz)379mDTG-810,000W
Channel icons
18 4Music, 19 Yesterday, 25 Home, 31 5Spike, 39 CBS Justice, 42 DMAX, 47 4seven, 62 True Movies, 71 CBS Drama, 73 Sewing Quarter, 79 Dave ja vu, 81 Talking Pictures TV, plus 16 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-8 64QAM 8K 3/4 27.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)

Are you trying to watch these 20 Freeview HD channels?

the effected channels
the effected channels

The Limavady (Northern Ireland) mast is not one of the extended Freeview HD (COM7 and COM8) transmitters, it does not provide these high definition (HD) channels: 4seven HD, 5STAR +1, 5USA +1, Aljazeera English HD, BBC Four HD, BBC News HD, CBeebies HD, CBS Reality +1, Channel 4+1 HD, Forces TV, Freesports, NOW 80s, Now 90s, PBS America, Pick +1, Quest HD, Quest Red +1, RT HD, Smithsonian Channel HD, Together.

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 Limavady transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Newsline 0.6m homes 2.5%
from Belfast BT2 8HQ, 1,051km northeast (51°)
to BBC Northern Ireland region - 46 masts.
regional news image
UTV Live 0.6m homes 2.5%
from Belfast BT7 1EB, 1,051km northeast (51°)
to UTV region - 46 masts.

Are there any self-help relays?

Elliotts HillTransposer13 km SE Ballymena, Co. Antrim90 homes (according to B9 Energy)

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

1984-971997-981998-20122012-132013-182013-1730 Sep 2019
C/D EC/D EC/D EC/D E TC/D E TC/D E TB E K T
C40SDN
C41BBCA
C43ArqA
C44D3+4
C46ArqB
C47BBCB
C48_local_local_local_local
C49tv_offArqBArqBArqB
C50tv_offBBCABBCABBCA
C53tv_offA
C54tv_offSDNSDNSDN
C55tv_offBBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBCBBBCBBBCB
C57tv_off-B
C58tv_off-2ArqAArqAArqA
C59tv_offITVwavesITVwavesITVwavesD3+4D3+4D3+4
C60tv_off+C
C62BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2waves
C63+D
C65C4wavesC4wavesC4waves
C671

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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 100kW
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-7dB) 20kW
SDN, ARQA, ARQB(-10dB) 10kW
Mux 1*, Mux 2*, Mux A*, Mux B*, Mux C*, Mux D*(-21dB) 800W

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Limavady 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. Limavady 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
Thursday, 19 July 2018
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

6:08 AM

LIMAVADY transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Weak Signal from 11:04 on 17 Jul to 11:57 on 17 Jul. FM: Radio 1 FM Weak Signal from 11:02 on 17 Jul to 11:57 on 17 Jul, Radio 2 FM Weak Signal from 11:02 on 17 Jul to 11:57 on 17 Jul, Radio 3 FM Weak Signal from 11:02 on 17 Ju [BBC]

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Tuesday, 16 October 2018
J
John O'Flaherty
11:25 AM
Londonderry

Hi,
This question relates to reception mostly noticed on the Sony Movie Channel. Living in Derry, I receive my Freeview signal from Limavady. Tne signal breaks up to the extent of being unwatchable.
Thank you.
John.
BT48 8AF

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MikeP
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

11:47 AM

John O'Flaherty:

The predicted reception at your location is shown as being good and reliable. It is therefore likely that you have an aerial feed problem. That is not i=uncommon and is known to cause loss of or disruptions oif just one channel. So please check all your aerial cables and connections, where there are coaxial plug/sockets unplug then and then refit (that is to clear any possible corrosion/oxidation on the contacts) and then check that you are correctly tuned to the Limavady signals, go to Coverage Checker - Detailed View and scroll down to the Limavady listing and use the current channels listed there. It will also tell you what the future changes may be and roughly when.



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Thursday, 14 February 2019
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

1:32 PM

LIMAVADY transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Weak Signal from 11:10 today to 11:28 today. FM: Radio 1 FM Weak Signal from 11:10 today to 11:28 today, Radio 2 FM Weak Signal from 11:10 today to 11:28 today, Radio 3 FM Weak Signal from 11:10 today to 11:28 today, Radio 4 FM [BBC]

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Friday, 15 February 2019
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

4:30 AM

LIMAVADY transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Weak Signal from 11:10 yesterday to 11:28 yesterday. FM: Radio 1 FM Weak Signal from 11:10 yesterday to 11:28 yesterday, Radio 2 FM Weak Signal from 11:10 yesterday to 11:28 yesterday, Radio 3 FM Weak Signal from 11:10 yesterda [BBC]

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Saturday, 16 February 2019
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

4:30 AM

LIMAVADY transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Weak Signal from 11:10 on 14 Feb to 11:28 on 14 Feb. FM: Radio 1 FM Weak Signal from 11:10 on 14 Feb to 11:28 on 14 Feb, Radio 2 FM Weak Signal from 11:10 on 14 Feb to 11:28 on 14 Feb, Radio 3 FM Weak Signal from 11:10 on 14 Fe [BBC]

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