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Saorview on the Ballybofey transmitter

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sa_gmapsGoogle mapsa_bingBing mapsa_gearthGoogle Earthsa_gps54.792,-7.751 or 54°47'30"N 7°45'2"W

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The symbol shows the location of the Ballybofey transmitter. 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 Ballybofey transmitter.

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Which Saorview channels does the Ballybofey transmitter broadcast?

If you have any kind of Saorview fault, follow this Saorview reset procedure first.

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

 V max
C47 (682.0MHz)131mDTG-1003100W
Channel icons
2 RTE Two HD, 3 TV3, 4 TG4, 5 3e, 6 RTE News Now/Euronews, 11 RTE1 SD, 17  (RTÉjr simulcast), 18 (RTÉ1 +1 simulcast), plus 10 others

 V max
C44 (658.0MHz)131mDTG-1003100W
Channel icons
1 RTE One HD, 7 RTE jr, 8 RTE One +1, 12 TBC 12 HD, 13 TBC 13 SD, 14 TBC 14 HD, 15 TBC 15 SD, 16 TBC 16,

DTG-1003 64QAM 8K 2/3 24.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG4
H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)

How will the Ballybofey transmission frequencies change over time?

aerial groupA B C/D E K VHFA B C/D E K VHFA B C/D E K VHFB E KB E KB E K

orange background for multiplexes names more
green background for transmission frequencies
lilac background for power levels in watts
800MHz band: 4G mobile started in 2013
700MHz band: 4G from 30 June 2020more
600MHz band: new or moved digital TV services more
Notes: + and - denote 166kHz offset; aerial group are shown as A B C/D E K W
Italics for analogue, digital switchover was Sundays 1st January and 1st January 2012.

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

SV1||, SV2|| 100W

Is the transmitter output the same in all directions?

Radiation patterns withheld

Friday, 1 November 2013
Robert Walker
11:52 PM

I have a TV with inbuilt freeview and I know it works but I have moved to the centre of Donegal Town and every time I try to auto tune I get no digital reception - any ideas, have tried first time installation and resetting all to no avail. Only picks up basic analogue stations now - I thought analogue was gone ???

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Robert Walker's 1 post US
Saturday, 2 November 2013
Dave Lindsay
12:10 AM

Robert Walker: You are correct. The analogue signals were switched off in Ireland on 24th October 2012.

Judging by Streetview photos of Donegal Town centre, aerials are horizontally polarised and pointing south south west, which by my reckoning means they are pointing to Truskmore transmitter. This broadcasts Saorview on UHF channel 53, so if your TV has manual tuning try a scan of C53.

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Dave Lindsay's 5,724 posts Platinum Platinum GB
1:30 AM

Robert Walker: If you are only picking up analogue signals then it cannot be from Freeview/Saorview via an aerial. Probably UPC cable or something similar - make sure that property actually has an aerial.

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