Freeview Light on the Kilkeel (Northern Ireland) transmitter
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The symbol shows the location of the Kilkeel (Northern Ireland) transmitter which serves 2,800 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 Kilkeel (Northern Ireland) transmitter.
Which Freeview channels does the Kilkeel 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
H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)
Are you trying to watch these 43 Freeview channels?
The Kilkeel (Northern Ireland) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: 4seven, 5Action, 5STAR, 5USA, Aljazeera English, Blaze, Blaze +1, CBS Reality, Challenge, Channel 5 +1, CITV, YAAAS!, Dave, Dave ja vu, DMAX, Drama +1, E4 Extra, Film4 +1, Food Network, GB News, GREAT! movies, GREAT! movies action, HGTV, HobbyMaker, ITV2 +1, ITV3 +1, ITV4 +1, ITVBe +1, Legend, PBS America, pick, POP MAX, Quest +1, Quest Red, Really, Sky News, Smithsonian Channel, Talking Pictures TV, TCC, That's TV (UK), Together TV, W, Yesterday +1.
If you want to watch these channels, your aerial must point to one of the 80 Full service Freeview transmitters. For more information see the will there ever be more services on the Freeview Light transmitters? page.
Which BBC and ITV regional news can I watch from the Kilkeel transmitter?
BBC Newsline 0.6m homes 2.5%
from Belfast BT2 8HQ, 1,041km northeast (50°)
to BBC Northern Ireland region - 46 masts.
How will the Kilkeel (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?
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Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Divis transmitter area
Is the transmitter output the same in all directions?Radiation patterns withheld
Andrew scott: The Commercial (COM) channels are never likely to broadcast from Kilkeel transmitter and over 1,000 other similar small relays. See here for an explanation:
Londonderry transmitter | ukfree.tv - 10 years of independent, free digital TV advice
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Kevin Cunningham: Perhaps there are two issues:
1. Loss of PSB2 (which carries UTV, Channel 4, Channel 5 etc)
2. No picture on RT channels.
For RT channels you may require Freeview HD receivers. Some standard definition receivers will work, but no where near all.
Saorview pictures are encoded using the MPEG4 standard whereas Freeview standard definition pictures use the older MPEG2 standard. For that reason many Freeview SD receivers don't have the capability to decode MPEG4 pictures, but Freeview HD ones definately do.
As for number 1, I put the postcode of the Post Office in Annalong into Digital UK Coverage Checker and it doesn't look great. I wonder if you might be in a poor reception area.
Try manually tuning to UHF channel 42 for PSB2 from Kilkeel.
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