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As some channels are exclusive to one service alone, you may need to get receive more than one service to get all the channels you want. The coverage for Freeview differs too - those channels not provided by the public service "Freeview Light" transmitters the current coverage shown thus (54%), taken from Connected Nations Report 2017: Data analysis'

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RTÉ One   54 northernireland flag    

Regional content: National channel with no regional content or variations.

Official site: See the link icon RTÉ One website.

From Wikipedia: RT is funded partly by the licence fee, the remainder of the funding is provided by commercial advertising, because RT is funded partly by the licence fee it shows considerably fewer advertisements than most other channels available in Ireland. The channel is also available online through RT Live and the international version of RT Player. Unlike many other national broadcasters, RT One was late to begin broadcasting in the mornings, and 24-hour transmission only began in the early 1990s. - link icon read more about RTÉ One on wikipedia (summary by Clipped).

Freeview multiplex: RTÉ One is on multiplex NIMM in northernireland flag.

Tuesday, 10 October 2023

11:17 PM

E McC:

Ha, I was just about to post similar information, then saw Steve's post. However this might be a slightly tricky one for you.

First, to be precise, there is no such thing as a digital aerial. Aerials are aerials, they pick up RF signals, they don;t care if the "modulation" on the RF is analogue or digital etc.

2nd, what is important is the aerial Group. I hope it's a Group K and not a Group T/Wideband, the latter will leave you vulnerable to possible interference from mobile phone masts that may use/start using the 700MHz band. You are surrounded by mobile phone masts!
You may have already received a postcard from If not, go to the website, scroll to the postcard box, click Not sure and put in your postcode etc.
Should you have any unexplained interference problems (ignoring current weather conditions which should clear up in a couple of days) you can always contact them for a Free Filter.

The other "tricky" point is that for reliable reception from Londonderry, then aerial rods (or squashed Xs) should be vertical, whereas Holywell Hill is horizontally polarised. However because it's quite close and 20kW power, you may still get an adequate signal and luckily both transmitters are in a general westerly direction from you.

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Chris.SE's 4,139 posts GB flag
Wednesday, 11 October 2023
3:19 PM

Chris.SE: Hi, thanks for your reply. My knowledge in this area is very limited but I recently had an aerial installed in my attic to receive the RTE and other southern Irish channels. The installation was done by a local certified Aerial provider who advised that the aerial in attic should be enough to receive the signal for the above mentioned channels. I am now pondering if i would need the aerial installed outside as only some of those channels show up on the guide after tuning.

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Steve Donaldson

4:00 PM

E McC: There are a number of variables so can you answer these questions and we can provide more information.

Which direction is the aerial pointing? Is it west or thereabouts? Or is it roughly north east?

Are the elements of the aerial horizontal (elements flat) or vertical (elements up/down)?

Have you had this aerial installed with the hope and expectation of receiving both Freeview (BBC, UTV, C4 etc.) and Saorview (RTE, TG4 etc.), or is it just for Saorview?

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