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This transmitter has no current reported problems

The BBC and Digital UK report there are no faults or engineering work on the Divis (Northern Ireland) transmitter. Click to recheck [+] 

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The symbol shows the location of the Divis (Northern Ireland) transmitter which serves 440,000 homes.

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Is the transmitter output the same in all directions?

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What do the colours on the map mean?

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.


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Which Freeview channels does the Divis transmitter broadcast?

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Digital television services are broadcast on a multiplexes (or Mux) where many stations occupy a single broadcast frequency, as shown below.

MuxAerial positionFrequencyHeightModeWatts
PSB1
BBCA
 horizontal max
C27 (522.0MHz)551m64QAM 8K 2/3
24.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
100,000W
Channel icons
1 BBC One Northern Ireland, 2 BBC Two Northern Ireland, 7 BBC Three, 9 BBC Four, 120 CBBC, 121 CBeebies, 130 BBC News, 131 BBC Parliament, 301 BBC Red Button 1, plus 14 others

PSB2
D3+4
 horizontal max
C21+ (474.2MHz)551m64QAM 8K 2/3
24.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
100,000W
Channel icons
3 UTV (UTV), 4 Channel 4 NI ads, 5 Channel 5 NI ads, 6 ITV 2, 13 Channel 4+1 NI ads, 14 More 4, 15 Film 4, 28 E4, 33 UTV+1 (UTV), plus 1 others

PSB3
BBCB
 horizontal max
C24 (498.0MHz)551m256QAM 32KE 2/3
40.2Mb/s DVB-T2 MPEG4
100,000W
Channel icons
101 BBC One HD Northern Ireland, 102 BBC Two HD (England), 103 UTV HD (UTV), 104 Channel 4 HD NI ads, 105 BBC Three HD, 123 CBBC HD, plus 1 others

COM4
SDN
 horizontal -3dB
C23 (490.0MHz)551m64QAM 8K 3/4
27.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
50,000W
Channel icons
10 ITV 3, 20 Drama, 25 Dave ja vu, 26 ITV Be, 27 ITV 2 +1, 30 5*, 31 5USA, 34 ITV 3 +1, 37 Quest, 44 Channel 5 +1, 55 Channel 5 +24, 61 True Entertainment, 62 ITV 4 +1, 66 CBS Reality, 122 CITV, plus 21 others

COM5
ArqA
 horizontal -3dB
C26 (514.0MHz)528m64QAM 8K 3/4
27.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
50,000W
Channel icons
 BBC Red Button 2, 11 pick, 12 Dave, 17 Really, 29 E4+1, 32 Movie Mix, 38 Quest +1, 41 Food Network, 42 Travel Channel, 46 Challenge, 48 Movies4Men, 63 Community Channel, 68 truTV, 69 truTV +1, 132 Sky News, 242 Vintage TV, plus 11 others

COM6
ArqB
 horizontal -3dB
C29 (538.0MHz)528m64QAM 8K 3/4
27.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
50,000W
Channel icons
18 4Music, 19 Yesterday, 21 VIVA, 24 ITV 4, 45 Film 4 +1, 47 4seven, 58 BT Sport 1 (not free), 59 BT Sport 2 (not free), 90 CBS Action, 133 Al Jazeera English, 135 RT English , plus 21 others

LBT
 horizontal -13dB
C30 (546.0MHz)528mQSPK 8K 3/4
8.0Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
5,000W
Channel icons
from 29th September 2014: 8 NvTv, 67 Chart Show TV, 125 Pop, plus 1 others

com7
 horizontal -13.6dB
C33 (570.0MHz)551m256QAM 32KE 2/3
40.2Mb/s DVB-T2 MPEG4
4,400W
Channel icons
106 BBC Four HD, 107 BBC News HD, 108 Al Jazeera HD, 109 Community Channel HD, 110 Channel 4+1 HD, 111 4seven HD, 124 CBeebies HD, 134 Al Jazeera Arabic, plus 1 others

com8
 horizontal -14.7dB
C34 (578.0MHz)551m256QAM 32KE 2/3
40.2Mb/s DVB-T2 MPEG4
3,400W
Channel icons
starts sometime during 2014:



Which BBC and ITV regional news can I watch from the Divis transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Newsline 0.6m homes 2.5%
from Belfast BT2 8HQ, 1,044km northeast
to BBC Northern Ireland region - 46 masts.
regional news image
UTV Live 0.6m homes 2.5%
from Belfast BT7 1EB, 1,044km northeast
to UTV region - 46 masts.

Are there any self-help relays?

Chapel FieldsTransposerCentral Belfast61 homes

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

years1950s~851984-971997-981998-20122012-132013-182013-182019-
aerial groupVHFA KA KKA KA KA KA K
C1BBCtv
C21C4C4C4+D3+4+D3+4+D3+4BBCB
C22SDN
C23-ASDNSDNSDN
C24ITVITVITVBBCBBBCBBBCBD3+4
C25ArqA
C26-BArqAArqAArqA
C27BBC2BBC2BBC2BBCABBCABBCABBCA
C28ArqB
C291ArqBArqBArqB
C30LBT
600C31BBC1BBC1BBC1
C33-2com7
C34+Dcom8
C48C

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Notes: + and - denote 166kHz offset; aerial group are shown as A B C/D E K W
Italics for analogue, digital switchover was Wednesdays 10th October and 24th October 2012.

How do the old analogue and currrent digital signal levels compare?

Analogue 1-4 500kW
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-7dB) 100kW
SDN, ARQA, ARQB(-10dB) 50kW
LBT(-20dB) 5kW
com7(-20.6dB) 4.4kW
com8(-21.7dB) 3.4kW
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

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. Divis 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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Transmitter engineering
Thursday 4 September 2014 4:33AM

DIVIS transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Weak Signal from 10:06 on 02 Sep to 15:27 on 02 Sep. FM: Radio 1 FM Weak Signal from 10:06 yesterday to 15:32 yesterday, Radio 2 FM Weak Signal from 10:06 yesterday to 15:32 yesterday, Radio 3 FM Weak Signal from 10:06 yesterda [BBC]

Transmitter engineering
Friday 5 September 2014 4:33AM

DIVIS transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Weak Signal from 10:06 on 02 Sep to 15:27 on 02 Sep. FM: Radio 1 FM Weak Signal from 10:06 on 03 Sep to 15:32 on 03 Sep, Radio 2 FM Weak Signal from 10:06 on 03 Sep to 15:32 on 03 Sep, Radio 3 FM Weak Signal from 10:06 on 03 Se [BBC]

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