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Freeview Light on the Strabane (Northern Ireland) transmitter

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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.

Are there any planned engineering works or unexpected transmitter faults on the Strabane (Northern Ireland) mast?

Strabane transmitter - Strabane transmitter: Possible effect on TV reception week commencing 06/12/2021 Screen may go black on some or all channels Digital tick


Choose from three options: ■ List by multiplex ■ List by channel number ■ List by channel name
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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
1 BBC One (SD) Northern Ireland, 2 BBC Two Northern Ireland, 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, 6 ITV 2, 10 ITV3, 13 E4, 14 Film4, 15 Channel 4 +1 NI ads, 18 More4, 25 ITV4, 29 E4 +1, 34 UTV +1 (UTV),

PSB3
BBCB
 V max
C35+ (586.2MHz)581mDTG-6400W
Channel icons
72 Shopping Quarter , 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, 204 CBBC HD, plus 1 others

NIMM
 V -13dB
C40 (626.0MHz)581mDTG-20W
Channel icons
from 4th September 2019: 52 TG4, 53 RTÉ One, 54 RTÉ Two,

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 11 Freeview HD channels?

the effected channels

The Strabane (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 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?

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VHFB E TB E TB E TB E K TK T
C8ITVwaves
C32BBCA
C34D3+4
C35BBCB
C39BBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1waves+BBCB
C40NIMMNIMM
C42C4wavesC4wavesC4wavesD3+4
C45BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBCA
C49tv_offITVwavesITVwavesITVwaves

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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 2kW
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-7dB) 400W
NIMM(-20dB) 20W

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Limavady transmitter area

Oct 1959-May 2006Ulster Television
May 2006-Dec 2014UTV plc
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Jan 1993-Sep 2010GMTV•
Sep 2010-Dec 2014ITV Daybreak•
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Comments
Friday, 13 January 2012
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

9:29 AM

STRABANE transmitter - 13 January 2012: Engineering transmitter work will take place between 08:00hrs and 18:00hrs. TV services that will be disrupted: Analogue services - BBC1, BBC2, ITV and Channel 4 will be subject to periods of shutdown. Digital services - Not applicable. [DUK] Over the next week Strabane relay: TV (analogue) Service Shutdowns, no digital TV, Radio (analogue) working normally, Radio (digital) Service Shutdowns. [DUK]

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Transmitter engineering's 138,015 posts xx
Wednesday, 15 February 2012
Dave Lindsay
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6:01 PM

des drumm: It doesn't look like RTÉ will be broadcast from Strabane. See this page:

Northern Ireland "mini multiplex" (NIMM) | ukfree.tv - independent free digital TV advice

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Dave Lindsay's 5,724 posts GB
Thursday, 16 February 2012
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Mike Dimmick
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2:59 PM

des drumm: It won't be broadcast from Strabane, but you may be able to get either overspill coverage from Saorview transmitters in the Republic, or coverage from the mini multiplex that Dave Lindsay mentioned. The signals from Brougher Mountain may travel well enough for you to receive it.

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Mike Dimmick's 2,486 posts GB
Dave Lindsay
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3:59 PM

des drumm: Further to Mike Dimmick's posting, I had a look at the Saorview coverage map which shows the locations of transmitters: Coverage Map | SAORVIEW

Whether you can or can't receive from any of these stations depends on the terrain.

Holywell Hill is on channel 30 horizontal at 20kW with a second multiplex pencilled in on channel 25.

Letterkenny is on channel 53 vertical at 2kW (with a future multiplex on channel 57.

Ballybofey transmitter is about 11 miles from your location, but is only at 100W. It is vertically polarised and transmits on channel 47 with a future multiplex on channel 44.

The Saorview coverage map shows green where the signal is predicted as being available, but it doesn't allow selection of individual transmitters to see which is best in particular locations!


PS. For those soles inclined, Comreg has published technical parameters of TV and radio transmitters, although TV3 does not appear to be on the list:

Technical Parameters - ComReg

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Dave Lindsay's 5,724 posts GB
Saturday, 18 February 2012
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des drumm
4:53 PM

thanks to Mike and Dave for their replies. Des

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des drumm's 6 posts GB
Sunday, 26 February 2012
Briantist
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

2:07 PM

des drumm: There are also Saorview maps on this site - TV regions overview map | ukfree.tv - independent free digital TV advice .

I will shortly be updating the site to include ROI transmitters when inputting Northern Ireland postcodes.

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Briantist's 38,844 posts GB
Sunday, 27 May 2012
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Eugene
11:56 AM

Looking for a bit of advice regarding a freeview and saorview installation in BT828LW

Looking to feed three rooms, all rooms have 4 coax cables running to the attic.

I am presuming I should be using a group A aerial for Holywell Hill and group B for Strabane. Would I be better using a diplexer or join the feed at the freeview box using a Y connector?
Will there be a need for a diplexer after DSO?

Thanks in Advance

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Eugene's 1 post IE
Monday, 17 September 2012
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