Saorview on the Ballybofey transmitter
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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 problemsThe BBC and Digital UK report there are no faults or engineering work on the Ballybofey transmitter.
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.
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 200 RTE Radio 1, 201 RTE Radio 1 Extra, 202 RTE 2FM, 203 RTE Lyric FM, 204 RTE Raidio na Gaeltachta, 205 RTE Pulse, 206 RTE 2XM, 208 RTE Gold, 209 RTE Chill, 209 RTE Junior,
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 group||A B C/D E K VHF||A B C/D E K VHF||A B C/D E K VHF||B E K||B E K||B 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?
Is the transmitter output the same in all directions?Radiation patterns withheld
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: 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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