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Full Freeview on the Limavady (Northern Ireland) transmitter

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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?

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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.

MuxH/VFrequencyHeightModeWatts
PSB1
BBCA
 H max
C50 (706.0MHz)382mDTG-320,000W
Channel icons
1 BBC One Northern Ireland, 2 BBC Two Northern Ireland, 9 BBC Four, 120 CBBC, 121 CBeebies, 130 BBC News, 131 BBC Parliament, 601 BBC RB 1, plus 14 others

PSB2
D3+4
 H max
C59 (778.0MHz)382mDTG-320,000W
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, 28 E4, 33 UTV+1 (UTV), plus 1 others

PSB3
BBCB
 H max
C55 (746.0MHz)382mDTG-620,000W
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, 123 CBBC HD,

COM4
SDN
 H -3dB
C54 (738.0MHz)379mDTG-810,000W
Channel icons
10 ITV3, 20 Drama, 21 5 USA, 26 ITV Be, 27 ITV 2 +1, 30 5STAR, 34 ITV3 +1, 37 Quest, 44 Channel 5 +1, 54 My5, 58 ITV Be +1, 59 ITV4 +1, 61 True Entertainment, 66 CBS Reality, 70 Horror Channel, 80 Blaze, 83 Blaze +1, 92 Quest +1, 122 CITV, plus 18 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 Ch, 38 Quest Red, 41 Food Network, 46 Challenge, 48 Movies4Men, 68 truTV, 69 Tru TV +1, 72 YourTV, 132 Sky News, plus 12 others

COM6
ArqB
 H -3dB
C49 (698.0MHz)379mDTG-810,000W
Channel icons
 BT Showcase (not free), 18 4Music, 19 Yesterday, 25 Home, 31 Spike, 42 Travel Channel, 47 4seven, 64 CBS Action, 71 CBS Drama, 73 YourTV +1, 79 Dave ja vu, 90 Quest Red +1, plus 21 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 0 Freeview HD 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: .

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
to BBC Northern Ireland region - 46 masts.
regional news image
UTV Live 0.6m homes 2.5%
from Belfast BT7 1EB, 1,051km northeast
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?

years1984-971997-981998-20122012-132013-182013-1731st Dec 2019-
aerial groupC/D EC/D EC/D EC/D EC/D EC/D EB E K
C39BBCA
C41D3+4
C42BBCB
C44SDN
C45ArqA
C47ArqB
C48_local_local_local
700C49ArqBArqBArqB
C50BBCABBCABBCA
C53A
C54SDNSDNSDN
C55BBC1BBC1BBC1BBCBBBCBBBCB
C57-B
C58-2ArqAArqAArqA
C59ITVITVITVD3+4D3+4D3+4
C60+C
800C62BBC2BBC2BBC2
C63+D
C65C4C4C4
C671

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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 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, 26 January 2017
Transmitter engineering
4:33 AM

LIMAVADY transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 14:04 yesterday to 14:18 yesterday. FM: Radio 1 FM Off Air from 14:04 yesterday to 14:18 yesterday, Radio 2 FM Off Air from 14:04 yesterday to 14:18 yesterday, Radio 3 FM Off Air from 14:04 yesterday to 14:18 yeste [BBC]

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Friday, 27 January 2017
Transmitter engineering
4:32 AM

LIMAVADY transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 14:04 on 25 Jan to 14:18 on 25 Jan. FM: Radio 1 FM Off Air from 14:04 on 25 Jan to 14:18 on 25 Jan, Radio 2 FM Off Air from 14:04 on 25 Jan to 14:18 on 25 Jan, Radio 3 FM Off Air from 14:04 on 25 Jan to 14:18 on 25 [BBC]

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Monday, 6 March 2017
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PATRICK NEILL
2:23 PM

I note that from 2019 channels 42 and 45 will be used from this transmitter. Saorview from the Moville transmitter currently uses channels 42 and 45. Does anyone know what new channels the Saorview services will move to?

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PATRICK NEILL's 1 post GB
Thursday, 6 April 2017
Transmitter engineering
11:33 AM

LIMAVADY transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Weak Signal from 10:43 today. FM: Radio 1 FM Weak Signal from 10:40 today, Radio 2 FM Weak Signal from 10:40 today, Radio 3 FM Weak Signal from 10:40 today, Radio 4 FM Weak Signal from 10:40 today, Radio Ulster FM Weak Signal f [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering
5:32 PM

LIMAVADY transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Weak Signal from 10:43 today to 13:41 today. FM: Radio 1 FM Weak Signal from 10:40 today to 13:41 today, Radio 2 FM Weak Signal from 10:40 today to 13:41 today, Radio 3 FM Weak Signal from 10:40 today to 13:41 today, Radio 4 FM [BBC]

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Friday, 7 April 2017
Transmitter engineering
5:32 AM

LIMAVADY transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Weak Signal from 10:43 yesterday to 13:41 yesterday. FM: Radio 1 FM Weak Signal from 10:40 yesterday to 13:41 yesterday, Radio 2 FM Weak Signal from 10:40 yesterday to 13:41 yesterday, Radio 3 FM Weak Signal from 10:40 yesterda [BBC]

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Saturday, 8 April 2017
Transmitter engineering
5:32 AM

LIMAVADY transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Weak Signal from 10:43 on 06 Apr to 13:41 on 06 Apr. FM: Radio 1 FM Weak Signal from 10:40 on 06 Apr to 13:41 on 06 Apr, Radio 2 FM Weak Signal from 10:40 on 06 Apr to 13:41 on 06 Apr, Radio 3 FM Weak Signal from 10:40 on 06 Ap [BBC]

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