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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
Wednesday, 4 September 2019
Transmitter engineering
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5:08 AM

STRABANE transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 00:01 today, HD Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 00:01 today. [BBC]

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Thursday, 5 September 2019
Transmitter engineering
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5:08 AM

STRABANE transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 04:38 yesterday to 11:56 yesterday, BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 00:01 yesterday to 04:38 yesterday, HD Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 04:38 yesterday to 11:56 yesterday, HD Digital TV O [BBC]

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Friday, 6 September 2019
Transmitter engineering
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5:08 AM

STRABANE transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 04:38 on 04 Sep to 11:56 on 04 Sep, BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 00:01 on 04 Sep to 04:38 on 04 Sep, HD Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 04:38 on 04 Sep to 11:56 on 04 Sep, HD Digital TV O [BBC]

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nigel j shields
2:03 PM

Transmitter engineering:
Hi
Since I have had to return my TV on 4th September all my BBC channels have breaking up and sometimes no reception at all. On 1 TV which is a Panasonic since return it has failed to pick up any BBC channel.
I have followed all help web links but I still have the same issues of poor reception and no reception on all BBC channels since forced retune.
Any idea when this issue will be resolved. Post code BT828BW house no/ 47
Kind Regards
Nigel

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Transmitter engineering
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2:08 PM

STRABANE transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 00:01 on 04 Sep to 04:38 on 04 Sep, BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 04:38 on 04 Sep to 11:56 on 04 Sep, HD Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 00:01 on 04 Sep to 04:38 on 04 Sep, HD Digital TV O [BBC]

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StevensOnln1
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3:40 PM

nigel j shields: If you are having problems following the recent frequency changes you should contact the Freeview Advice Line (see link below) who can arrange for a replacement wideband aerial to be fitted free of charge if you don't have satellite or cable.

Important changes to Freeview TV signals | Freeview

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Sunday, 8 September 2019
Transmitter engineering
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5:08 PM

STRABANE transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 00:01 on 04 Sep to 04:38 on 04 Sep, BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 04:38 on 04 Sep to 11:56 on 04 Sep, HD Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 04:38 on 04 Sep to 11:56 on 04 Sep, HD Digital TV O [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering
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8:08 PM

STRABANE transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 04:38 on 04 Sep to 11:56 on 04 Sep, BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 00:01 on 04 Sep to 04:38 on 04 Sep, HD Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 00:01 on 04 Sep to 04:38 on 04 Sep, HD Digital TV O [BBC]

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Tuesday, 10 September 2019
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paul Sproule
9:59 PM

Hi just wanting to know is there an upgrade planned for this mast in Strabane?
We are not receiving the same amount of Freeview channels as Coleraine and other times throughout the north of Ireland

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StevensOnln1
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10:07 PM

paul Sproule: There are no known plans for any additional services to be broadcast from Strabane. If you provide a full postcode we can check if you might be able to receive more channels from another transmitter.

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