Saorview on the Ballybofey (Republic of Ireland) transmitter
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The symbol shows the location of the Ballybofey (Republic of Ireland) 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 RTÉ2 HD, 3 Virgin Media 1, 4 TG4 (RoI), 21 RTÉ News Now, 22 Tithe an Oireachtais ,
1 RTÉ One HD, 5 Virgin Media 2 , 6 Virgin Media 3, 7 RTÉ jr, 11 RTÉ One +1, 12 RTÉ2+1, 27 Saorview Information (*,
H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)
How will the Ballybofey (Republic of Ireland) transmission frequencies change over time?
|A B C/D E K T VHF||A B C/D E K T VHF||A B C/D E K T VHF||B E K T||B E K T|
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 1 Jan 12 and 1 Jan 12.
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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