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The symbol shows the location of the Limavady (Northern Ireland) transmitter which serves 45,000 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 Limavady (Northern Ireland) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Limavady 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
 H max
C41 (634.0MHz)382mDTG-20,000W
Channel icons
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

PSB2
D3+4
 H max
C44 (658.0MHz)382mDTG-20,000W
Channel icons
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),

PSB3
BBCB
 H max
C47 (682.0MHz)382mDTG-20,000W
Channel icons
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

COM4
SDN
 H -3dB
C40 (626.0MHz)379mDTG-810,000W
Channel icons
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 Player, 209 Ketchup TV, 210 Ketchup Too, 211 YAAAS!, plus 15 others

COM5
ArqA
 H -3dB
C43 (650.0MHz)379mDTG-810,000W
Channel icons
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

COM6
ArqB
 H -3dB
C46 (674.0MHz)379mDTG-810,000W
Channel icons
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

DTG-8 64QAM 8K 3/4 27.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)

Are you trying to watch these 0 Freeview HD channels?


The Limavady (Northern Ireland) mast is not one of the extended Freeview HD (COM7 and COM8) transmitters, it does not provide these high definition (HD) channels: .

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 Limavady transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Newsline 0.6m homes 2.5%
from Belfast BT2 8HQ, 1,051km northeast (51°)
to BBC Northern Ireland region - 46 masts.
regional news image
UTV Live 0.6m homes 2.5%
from Belfast BT7 1EB, 1,051km northeast (51°)
to UTV region - 46 masts.

Are there any self-help relays?

Elliotts HillTransposer13 km SE Ballymena, Co. Antrim90 homes (according to B9 Energy)

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

1984-971997-981998-20122012-134 Sep 2019
C/D EC/D EC/D EC/D E TB E K T
C40SDN
C41BBCA
C43ArqA
C44D3+4
C46ArqB
C47BBCB
C48_local_local
C49tv_offArqB
C50tv_offBBCA
C54tv_offSDN
C55tv_offBBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBCB
C58tv_offArqA
C59tv_offITVwavesITVwavesITVwavesD3+4
C62BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2waves
C65C4wavesC4wavesC4waves

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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?

Analogue 1-4 100kW
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-7dB) 20kW
SDN, ARQA, ARQB(-10dB) 10kW
Mux 1*, Mux 2*, Mux A*, Mux B*, Mux C*, Mux D*(-21dB) 800W

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. Limavady was not an original Channel 3 VHF 405-line mast: the historical information shown is the details of the company responsible for the transmitter when it began transmitting Channel 3.

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Wednesday, 6 June 2012
Transmitter engineering
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7:28 AM

LIMAVADY transmitter - Analogue BBC TWO Weak Signal from 01:54 on 02 Jun to 07:35 on 02 Jun [BBC] avady transmitter 23 May 2012: Engineering transmitter work will take place between 00:01hrs and 06:00hrs. TV services that will be affected: Analogue services BBC1, BBC2, ITV and Channel 4 Digital services - PSB1, PSB2, PSB3, COM4, COM5 and COM 6. [DUK]

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Transmitter engineering
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7:28 AM

LIMAVADY transmitter - Analogue BBC TWO Weak Signal from 01:54 on 02 Jun to 07:35 on 02 Jun [BBC] avady transmitter 23 May 2012: Engineering transmitter work will take place between 00:01hrs and 06:00hrs. TV services that will be affected: Analogue services BBC1, BBC2, ITV and Channel 4 Digital services - PSB1, PSB2, PSB3, COM4, COM5 and COM 6. [DUK]

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Thursday, 7 June 2012
Transmitter engineering
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10:28 AM

LIMAVADY transmitter - avady transmitter 23 May 2012: Engineering transmitter work will take place between 00:01hrs and 06:00hrs. TV services that will be affected: Analogue services BBC1, BBC2, ITV and Channel 4 Digital services - PSB1, PSB2, PSB3, COM4, COM5 and COM 6. [DUK]

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10:28 AM

LIMAVADY transmitter - avady transmitter 23 May 2012: Engineering transmitter work will take place between 00:01hrs and 06:00hrs. TV services that will be affected: Analogue services BBC1, BBC2, ITV and Channel 4 Digital services - PSB1, PSB2, PSB3, COM4, COM5 and COM 6. [DUK]

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Tuesday, 12 June 2012
Transmitter engineering
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3:29 PM

LIMAVADY transmitter - Analogue BBC ONE Reduced Quality from 10:58 today to 12:26 today [BBC]

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3:29 PM

LIMAVADY transmitter - Analogue BBC ONE Reduced Quality from 10:58 today to 12:26 today [BBC]

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Friday, 15 June 2012
Transmitter engineering
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10:29 AM

LIMAVADY transmitter - Analogue BBC ONE Reduced Quality from 10:58 on 12 Jun to 12:26 on 12 Jun [BBC]

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10:29 AM

LIMAVADY transmitter - Analogue BBC ONE Reduced Quality from 10:58 on 12 Jun to 12:26 on 12 Jun [BBC]

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Friday, 21 September 2012
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Gerry
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11:12 PM

Limavady Main Transmitter -freeview

I brought brand new built in TV Freeview Hitachi and cannot get Liable TV (digital) Very weak signal, Can you look into this for me and check and test this transmitter and if RTE channels will be on Freeview system in NI Limavady transmitter throw freeview -How many channels you receive and your signal strength will also depend on the transmitter. Transmitter at limavady needs to boosted ASAP, Donegal viewers have to have a say on this issue under the realms of the Good Friday agreement.

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Dave Lindsay
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11:35 PM

Gerry: All Freeview transmitters use lower power than after switchover which means that they have limited coverage, and hence there will be some who find that they are very weak.

You will have to wait until 24th October when the signals will be boosted.

See Northern Ireland "mini multiplex" (NIMM) | ukfree.tv - 10 years of independent, free digital TV advice

Limavady will not be carrying RTÉ and TG4. There are three transmitters in the North that will be doing so (follow the link above): Brougher Mountain, Black Mountain (adjacent to Divis) and Carmoney Hill.

The idea is that these transmitters supplement the service of the Saorview transmitters. See the Saorview coverage map (click "Show Coverage"):

Step 1: Check Coverage | SAORVIEW


The transmission mode of the signals from the three Freeview transmitters will be DVB-T2 which is that of high-definition broadcasts which means that a HD receiver will be required (for reception of the Northern Ireland Mini-Multiplex).

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