Full Freeview on the Divis (Northern Ireland) transmitter
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The symbol shows the location of the Divis (Northern Ireland) transmitter which serves 440,000 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 Divis (Northern Ireland) transmitter.
Which Freeview channels does the Divis 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.
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 700 BBC Radio 1, 701 BBC Radio 1Xtra, 702 BBC Radio 2, 703 BBC Radio 3, 704 BBC Radio 4 (FM), 705 BBC Radio 5 Live, 706 BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra, 707 BBC Radio 6 Music, 708 BBC Radio 4 Extra, 709 BBC Asian Network, 710 BBC World Service, 719 BBC Radio Ulster, 720 BBC Radio Foyle,
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, 30 E4 +1, 35 UTV +1 (UTV),
56 5SELECT, 101 BBC One HD Northern Ireland, 102 BBC Two HD (England), 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 66 TBN UK,
20 Drama, 21 5USA, 29 ITV2 +1, 32 5STAR, 33 5Action, 41 Legend, 42 GREAT! movies action, 46 Channel 5 +1, 58 ITVBe +1, 59 ITV3 +1, 64 Blaze, 67 CBS Reality, 74 Dave ja vu, 78 TCC, 81 Blaze +1, 89 ITV4 +1, 203 CITV, 208 POP MAX, 209 Ketchup TV, 210 Ketchup Too, 211 YAAAS!, plus 14 others Racing TV, Kiss Chat & Date, Proud Dating, ADULT Xpanded2, 16 QVC, 22 TJC, 263 SonLife, 264 VisionTV, 265 On Demand 365, 269 Arise News, 670 ADULT Section (start), 724 Capital, 727 Absolute Radio, 728 Heart,
11 Sky Arts, 17 Really, 19 Dave, 31 E4 Extra, 36 pick, 40 Quest Red, 43 Food Network, 47 Film4 +1, 48 Challenge, 49 4seven, 57 Smithsonian Channel, 60 Drama +1, 70 Quest +1, 75 Yesterday +1, 83 Together TV, 233 Sky News, plus 9 others CRAFT EXTRA , 45 Gems TV, 85 Create & Craft, 673 ADULT smileTV3, 723 talkSPORT, 730 RNIB Connect, 731 Classic FM, 732 LBC, 733 Trans World Radio,
12 Quest, 25 W, 27 Yesterday, 34 GREAT! movies, 39 DMAX, 44 HGTV, 71 Quest Red +1, 73 HobbyMaker, 82 Talking Pictures TV, 84 PBS America, 88 Classic Hits, 235 Al Jazeera Eng, plus 19 others ADULT smileTV2, ADULT Studio 66, 37 QVC Beauty, 38 QVC Style, 51 Ideal World, 72 Jewellery Maker, 206 Pop, 674 ADULT Babestn, 678 Xpanded TV, 699 ADULT Section, 711 Hits Radio, 712 KISS FRESH, 713 KISS, 714 KISSTORY, 715 Magic, 716 Greatest Hits Radio, 717 Kerrang!, 718 Smooth Radio, 725 Premier Radio,
from 29th September 2014: 7 NvTv,
from 4th September 2019: 53 TG4, 54 RTÉ One, 55 RTÉ Two,
DTG-12 QSPK 8K 3/4 8.0Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)
Which BBC and ITV regional news can I watch from the Divis transmitter?
BBC Newsline 0.6m homes 2.5%
from Belfast BT2 8HQ, 1,044km northeast (51°)
to BBC Northern Ireland region - 46 masts.
Are there any self-help relays?
|Chapel Fields||Transposer||Central Belfast||61 homes|
How will the Divis (Northern Ireland) transmission frequencies change over time?
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tv_off Being removed from Freeview (for 5G use) after November 2020 / June 2022 - 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?
|BBCA, D3+4, BBCB||(-7dB) 100kW|
|SDN, ARQA, ARQB||(-10dB) 50kW|
|Mux 1*, Mux 2*, Mux A*, Mux B*||(-23.4dB) 2.3kW|
|Mux C*||(-24dB) 2kW|
|Mux D*||(-24.9dB) 1.6kW|
Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Divis transmitter area
Tony : That Samsung set cannot receive Freeview HD signals which use DVB-T2 mode. If you are receiving the Irish channels from Black Mountain then this also uses DVB-T2 mode, even though the pictures are standard definition.
Alternatively, if you are receiving the channels directly from one of the Republic's transmitters, then these use DVB-T, but Saorview pictures use MPEG4 format. (Freeview standard definition pictures use the earlier MPEG2 format.)
The information about this model is here:
Support for PS50A457P1D
Page 2 of the manual says "Any functions related to Digital TV (DVB) will only work in countries or areas where DVB-T (MPEG2) digital terrestrial signals are broadcasted."
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I got my I Cam HD Box today in the post to get RTE and TG4 at Belfast BT9 6TZ
After few hours trying to set the 4 digit code for the I can remote control for my Samsung TV, I got all HD and SD plus radio working.
One error is only on Irish channel TG4 is showing 3:4 screen size not 16:9 RTE 1 and 2 showing 16:9
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hello I live just south of the border in Jenkinstown, I get the BBC channels on CH45 666mhz but the UTV/ITV channels are coming in on CH 39 618mhz, I cant find any transmitter on the map that brodcasts this combination, having said that, I can only get the UTV/ITV channels with the help of a masthead amp, on my normal chimney mounted aerial all I'm getting is the BBC channels, I wanted to locate the appropriate transmitter before upgrading my aerial/amp so that I had the correct type of aerial, can anyone help please?
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David Irwin: I can't find a transmitter that uses C39 for PSB2 (UTV/C4 etc) either. I checked the Digital UK Postcode Checker and the Ofcom Tech Guidance document and they both bear out what I've put below:
In your general area there are two relays that each use the same three channels, albeit with PSB1 and PSB3 swapped:
- Kilkeel: PSB1=C45 PSB2=C42 PSB3(HD)=C39
- Rostrevor: PSB1=C39 PSB2=C42 PSB3(HD)=C45
So you are receiving from Kilkeel. Rostrevor is 23W and Kilkeel is 400W. Perhaps you should probably re-orientate your aerial to the latter.
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Sorry for such a long post. I had originally posted this message on the Limavady transmitter site but am now pretty sure that our signal comes from Divis, but not 100% sure.
Since the N.Ireland switch over I can receive all the HD channels but in 1080i. My neighbour about 150 yards away can receive in 1080P (when channels are being broadcast in 1080P). I live in Ringsend not far from Limavady (10 miles) but I think (not sure) that my signal comes from Divis as we have a mountain in between us and Limavady. I have an i-Can HD set-top box running a Sharp Aquos, I have tried this box at my neighbours it gets 1080P there running through his Sony Bravia . My aerial was a Yagi type high gain red plastic bung. I was getting a signal strength of 65% same as my neighbour. I then tried a Philex 27887D SLx 32 Element Digital Wideband black plastic bung. This aerial made no difference except the signal strength was slightly lower at 62%. Both my neighbour and I use a SLx 8 way distribution box to feed the signal around the house. I have also tried by bypassing the distributor with no difference. My question is why can I not receive 1080P? Am I using the wrong aerial? Do I need an aerial with more elements or am I missing a trick somewhere else.
My reasoning for thinking that there are sometimes1080p transmissions (BBC HD seems to have the most) and that the i-Can box is OK for their reception is based on the tests I carried out below.
1) I tried the same i-c an HD box in London (Crystal Place Transmitter) on a Sony Bravia, it reported 1080P. The Sony set also has its own HD tuner which reports 1080P.
2) Tried the same box at neighbours in Ringsend on different Sony Bravia it also reported 1080P. This set also has its own HD tuner and it reports 1080P.
3) My Sharp Aquos plays Blurays in 1080P via HDMI.
4) However the i-Can HD box through HDMI can only sustain 1080i on this TV.
5) The i-Can has a setting to change the output and when I set it to1080P it cannot sustain the picture and sound. It will come on for a few seconds reporting 1080P and then the screen will go blank for a further few seconds. If the two Sony's are falsely reporting 1080P then that solves the issue. However if the broadcast is in 1080P then I wonder why I can't get it? Is it the aerial?
If anyone can verify that Divis is my transmitter and that indeed 1080P is being transmitted that would be very helpful. If this is the case it seems that both aerials cant sustain 1080P and therefore would a wideband aerial with more elements do the trick? Any suggestions would be much appreciated.
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