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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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?
|BBCA, D3+4, BBCB||(-7dB) 20kW|
|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
Hi - I am an aerial installer and since the 'retune' on sept 4th a lot of my customers have lost channels. I noticed that some channels are being transmitted at -10db power - these are the channels that are missing. Is there any plan to transmit these on full power ?
If not, what will I tell my customers who before this , had all the channels...?
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Whilst the information on some of these transmitter pages isn't always correct (there are 1100+ transmitters in the UK & the site owner has not been able to keep up for all the 700MHz clearance changes) on this occasion the information is correct. The -10dB for the COM muxes is in relation to the PSB muxes as you've no doubt deduced, and that has not changed with the retune event. They always have been 2kW cf. the PSBs 20kW.
Refer to the UTV pdf document which can be downloaded towards the bottom of Freeview | All your favourite TV shows, all in one place and all for free corporate/platform-management/700mhz-clearance/clearance-events-2020">Clearance events in 2020 | Freeview (it does include Q4 2019).
The major changes at the retune, was a shift of the PSB channels, of the COMs only SDN had a tweak from 21+ to 21. So there is no "obvious" reason why your customers should have lost any COM multiplexes. Having said that, other changes elsewhere may have resulted in increased interference for some multiplexes in some locations.
I suggest you make use of the Freeview Detailed Coverage Checker, go to Freeview | All your favourite TV shows, all in one place and all for free scroll down a bit to "Check Freeview at my home" and put each customer's postcode and house number in the boxes (in turn) then on the new page scroll down until you get to "Detailed view" & click the button.
You'll then see the predicted reception of the various multiplexes and from which transmitters. Hovering over the channel number will show the transmission mode and power. The predicted reception may change next year as other transmitters complete their retunes. You'll see that from any entries in the tables.
Should I state the obvious, with some of the adverse weather of late, maybe they should be checking that their aerials are intact and still pointing correctly and downleads have not been damaged.
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