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Freeview Light on the Strabane (Northern Ireland) transmitter

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The symbol shows the location of the Strabane (Northern Ireland) transmitter which serves 14,000 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 Strabane (Northern Ireland) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Strabane 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
C32 (562.0MHz)581mDTG-3400W
Channel icons
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
C34 (578.0MHz)581mDTG-3400W
Channel icons
3 UTV (SD) (UTV), 4 Channel 4 (SD) NI ads, 5 Channel 5 (SD), 6 ITV 2, 10 ITV3, 13 E4, 14 Film4, 15 Channel 4 +1 NI ads, 18 More4, 24 ITV4, 33 UTV +1 (UTV),

PSB3
BBCB
 V max
C35+ (586.2MHz)581mDTG-6400W
Channel icons
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 58 Freeview channels?

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The Strabane (Northern Ireland) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: 4Music, 4seven, 4seven HD, 5SELECT, 5STAR, 5STAR +1, 5USA, 5USA +1, Aljazeera English, BBC Four HD, BBC News HD, Blaze, Blaze +1, CBeebies HD, CBS Drama, CBS Justice +1, CBS Reality, CBS Reality +1, Challenge, Channel 4+1 HD, Channel 5 +1, CITV, Dave, Dave ja vu, DMAX, Drama, E4 +1, Film4 +1, Food Network, Forces TV, FreeSports HD, HGTV, Horror Channel, ITV2 +1, ITV3 +1, ITV4 +1, ITVBe +1, Together TV +1, More4 +1, NOW 80s, Now 90s, Paramount Network +1, PBS America +1, pick, Pick +1, Quest +1, Quest Red, Quest Red +1, Really, RT HD, Shopping Quarter , Sky News, Smithsonian Channel, Sony Movies Action, Talking Pictures TV, TCC, Together, Yesterday.

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 Strabane transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Newsline 0.6m homes 2.5%
from Belfast BT2 8HQ, 1,050km northeast (50°)
to BBC Northern Ireland region - 46 masts.
regional news image
UTV Live 0.6m homes 2.5%
from Belfast BT7 1EB, 1,050km northeast (50°)
to UTV region - 46 masts.

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

1963-80s1984-971997-981998-20122012-132013-182013-174 Sep 2019
VHFB E TB E TB E TB E K TB E K TB E K TK T
C8ITVwaves
C32BBCA
C34D3+4
C35BBCB
C39BBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1waves+BBCB+BBCB+BBCB
C40NIMM
C42C4wavesC4wavesC4wavesD3+4D3+4D3+4
C45BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBCABBCABBCA
C49tv_offITVwavesITVwavesITVwaves

tv_off Being removed from Freeview (for 5G use) by 30 June 2020 - 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 2kW
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-7dB) 400W

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.

Comments
Monday, 7 November 2011
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

10:26 AM

STRABANE transmitter - Analogue BBC ONE Off Air; DSO related from 05:06 on 03 Nov to 05:12 on 03 Nov BBC TWO Off Air; DSO related from 05:06 on 03 Nov to 05:12 on 03 Nov [BBC]

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Monday, 5 December 2011
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

9:51 AM

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

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Tuesday, 6 December 2011
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

10:48 AM

STRABANE transmitter - 6 December 2011: Engineering transmitter work will take place between 08:00hrs and 18:00hrs. TV services that will be disrupted: Analogue services - BBC1, BBC2, ITV and Channel 4 Digital services - Not Applicable [DUK] Over the next week Strabane relay: TV (analogue) Service Shutdowns, no digital TV, Radio (analogue) working normally, no analogue radio. [DUK]

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Jennie
10:53 PM

Hello

Want to buy my dad a freeview box for Christmas he lives in Sionmills do you know if it will pick up signal
I live in London so not got a clue, my dad is getting on a bit no sure he really understands.

Any help would be great

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Jennie's 1 post GB
Wednesday, 7 December 2011
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jb38
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

7:27 AM

Jennie: I regret to say that you will have to think about something else as a gift for your Dad, as Freeview reception is presently not possible from anywhere in that area and unfortunately wont be until October 2012.

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jb38
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

7:47 AM

Jennie: Re: reply made, I have just been checking elsewhere and see some contradictory forecasts, so for a higher element of accuracy could you please provide the post code applicable for your Dads location, as what I had said was based on using the local post office in that area as a test code.

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Thursday, 5 January 2012
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Concrete
10:42 AM
Castlederg

When will Strabane be able to receive freeview? I have heard a rumours that the mast won't be upgraded and other rumours that it will be upgraded in the next few months?

Can anyone confirm when the upgrade if there is to be one will commence?

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Dave Lindsay
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11:03 AM

Concrete: On 10th October BBC Two analogue will be switched off and BBC services will start transmitting in digital (Freeview). Two weeks later on 24th October the other services will be turned on having switched off the remaining three analogue channels.

Note that Strabane will be a "Freeview Light" transmitter as it will only tranmsit the Public Service Broadcaster (PSB) multiplexes (groups of channels). These are BBC TV and radio, UTV, C4, E4, More4, C5 and HD channels).

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KMJ,Derby
sentiment_satisfiedGold

11:14 AM

Concrete: Freeview on Mux BBCA (all the standard definition BBC channels) starts on 10th October 2012 on C45 from Strabane.....Two weeks later on 24th October 2012 Mux D3+4 starts on C42 with UTV, ITV2, C4, C5, C4+1, E4, more$ and UTV+1. Mux BBCB (HD channels) starts on C39+. All transmitters in the Ulster TV region switchover on these dates.

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KMJ,Derby
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11:18 AM

Dave Lindsay: Sorry, didn't realise you had answered whilst I was typing a reply!

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