Full Freeview on the Brougher Mountain (Northern Ireland) transmitter
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The symbol shows the location of the Brougher Mountain (Northern Ireland) transmitter which serves 36,000 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 problemsThe BBC and Digital UK report there are no faults or engineering work on the Brougher Mountain (Northern Ireland) transmitter.
Which Freeview channels does the Brougher Mountain 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.
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
DTG-11 QPSK 32KN 2/3 10.0Mb/s DVB-T2 MPEG4
H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)
Are you trying to watch these 11 Freeview HD channels?
The Brougher Mountain (Northern Ireland) mast is not one of the extended Freeview HD (COM7 and COM8) transmitters, it does not provide these high definition (HD) channels: BBC Four HD, BBC News HD, CBeebies HD, Quest HD, Forces TV, FreeSports, More4 +1, Now 70s, PBS America +1, Quest Red +1, RT HD.
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 Brougher Mountain transmitter?
BBC Newsline 0.6m homes 2.5%
from Belfast BT2 8HQ, 1,048km northeast (50°)
to BBC Northern Ireland region - 46 masts.
How will the Brougher Mountain (Northern Ireland) transmission frequencies change over time?
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tv_off Being removed from Freeview (for 5G use) after November 2020 - more
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?
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|SDN, ARQA, ARQB||(-17dB) 2kW|
|Mux 1*, Mux 2*, Mux A*, Mux B*, Mux C*, Mux D*||(-23dB) 500W|
Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Brougher Mountain transmitter area
Is the transmitter output the same in all directions?Radiation patterns withheld
S Owens: Unfortunately it won't. The PSBs are available to all where the former four-analogue channels were. The COM channels fit in where possible.
Unfortunately some can't get the COMs and others, such as you find that they aren't reliably available because they are interfered with. In some cases it is possible to use a different transmitter, but at your location there is only Brougher and "perhaps" Divis.
See here for more of an explanation:
Londonderry (Northern Ireland) Freeview Light transmitter | ukfree.tv - 11 years of independent, free digital TV advice
The only suggestion I can make, and this isn't forced to work and is certainly a bodge, is to turn the aerial to face Divis. Then tune in Divis' COM channels and Brougher's PSBs, the latter being picked up of the back of the aerial which could potentially cause unreliable reception.
Or, having done this you may be able to pick up all of Divis' channels, or you might find that its PSBs are interfered with at some times by Brougher's COMs.
As I say, it's not ideal but then you don't have a lot of choice.
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Alec: The HD streams of BBC One, BBC Two, BBC Three and CBBC are carried by all transmitters.
The new multiplex which carries BBC Four HD and BBC News HD, among others, is not available from Brougher Mountain and isn't likely to be so. The only transmitter in Northern Ireland to carry it is Divis, and this is on lower power than the other channels.
I cannot see that this has anything to do with RT?? as from Brougher it is on C30. At switchover channels 31 to 35, and 37 were cleared and are now available to the operator of these new quasi-national networks.
Across the whole of the UK there are only 30 transmitters carrying these multiplexes and they are doing so on lower power than the main Freeview muxes. Prior to switchover there were 80 transmitters carrying low-power Freeview, so the coverage is less than pre-switchover digital.
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