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The symbol shows the location of the Newry South (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.

This transmitter has no current reported problems

The BBC and Digital UK report there are no faults or engineering work on the Newry South (Northern Ireland) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Newry South 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
C44 (658.0MHz)98mDTG-4W
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
C41 (634.0MHz)98mDTG-4W
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
C47 (682.0MHz)98mDTG-4W
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 Newry South (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 Newry South transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Newsline 0.6m homes 2.5%
from Belfast BT2 8HQ, 1,042km northeast (50°)
to BBC Northern Ireland region - 46 masts.
regional news image
UTV Live 0.6m homes 2.5%
from Belfast BT7 1EB, 1,042km northeast (50°)
to UTV region - 46 masts.

How will the Newry South (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 20W
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-7dB) 4W

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. Newry South 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.

Is the transmitter output the same in all directions?

Radiation patterns withheld

Monday, 27 August 2012
john ohare
8:14 PM

iam having a problem relating to bbc1 and channel 4 and rte 1, the pictures are good but some interfence coming through flicking white lines really noticeable when it rains rest of the channels are good. i am coming of newry north transmitter using a group b aerial, and rte clermont cd aerial, and using a k cd diplexer to mix them, the aerials have been just put up, to me it sounds like channel or another transmitter crossover? any suggestions would be great

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john ohare
8:23 PM

forgot to say aerials are on the roof and this is on the analogue platform

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Tuesday, 28 August 2012

12:02 AM

john ohare: Its also possible that your tuner is being slightly overloaded by the high level of signal being received from the Camlough transmitter located at only 2 miles away, as it transmits on 630 watts compared to Newry Norths 10watts and Newry South's 20watts.

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john ohare
1:05 PM

jb38: thanks jb for the advice, guess i will try aim at newry south or would this be to far away to make a difference,? cant aim it at camlough cause i would lose my rte channels or could i ?

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Wednesday, 29 August 2012
john ohare
8:24 PM

iam in newry just north i cant pick up divis because of line of sight problem, nearest transmitter is newry north and camlough, tried newry north but this only a 10 w relay, picture not great , would it be possible to come of camlough transmitter bearing in mind that i also have a cd aerial pointing at clermont for rte, i can see that these two transmitters are the same group so how could i mix them or what diplexer could i use, if at all this is possible?

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Tuesday, 23 October 2012
Sunday, 11 November 2012
Mr t
3:39 PM

I live in Newry rathfriland road area, my friend who lives in barcroft pk can pick up a lot more freeview channels like film 4 and hd tv , where I can only get bbc and few other channels why is this?

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4:12 PM

Mr t: To receive the COM multiplexes (Film4, QVC. Sky News etc) you need to be able to receive signals direct from Divis. A group "A" aerial set for horizontal polarisation (and pointing to Divis) is required, assuming you have no local obstructions in the signal path. HD transmissions are available from all UK TV transmitters. To receive these you need a TV or set top box which supports DVB-T2 transmissions. A receiver sold as "HD ready" will normally require the addition of a Freeview HD box.

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Dave Lindsay

4:45 PM

Mr t: In addition to what's already been said by KMJ, see:

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

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Monday, 18 May 2015
Transmitter engineering

10:32 AM

NEWRY SOUTH transmitter - RelayPossible service interruptions [DUK]

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