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Saorview on the Clermont Carn (Republic of Ireland) transmitter

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The symbol shows the location of the Clermont Carn (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 problems

The BBC and Digital UK report there are no faults or engineering work on the Clermont Carn transmitter.

Choose from three options: ■ List by multiplex ■ List by channel number ■ List by channel name

Which Saorview channels does the Clermont Carn 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.

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C42 (642.0MHz)626mDTG-1003160,000W
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3 Virgin Media 1, 4 TG4 (RoI), 21 RTÉ News Now, 22 Tithe an Oireachtais ,

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C45 (666.0MHz)626mDTG-1003160,000W
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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 (*,

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

How will the Clermont Carn (Republic of 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 1 Jan 12 and 1 Jan 12.

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

SV1||, SV2|| 160kW

Sunday, 29 December 2013
10:40 PM

Dave Lindsay: yes see that now - as you say it ain't consistent - if Whitehead or Bellair were the reason then surely mux1 should be similarly null-ed

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PeteLad's 7 posts GB flag
Monday, 30 December 2013
Dave Lindsay

12:09 AM

PeteLad: It's odd.

RT One analogue used to be on C52 and RT Two on C56. Did you experience a difference in signals then?

If so then maybe the reason it is as it is now is because of the reason it was as it was then, whatever that might be.

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Dave Lindsay's 5,724 posts GB flag

1:00 PM

No difference in strength at this location and I don't live that far from Whitehead.

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PJH's 240 posts GB flag
Tuesday, 31 December 2013
5:06 PM

Slight correction to my earlier post.
Humax HDR FOX T2
C52 Mux1 68% strength 100& quality
C56 Mux2 62% strength 100& quality.
So there is a slight difference in signal strength but it is not significant and has no effect on my picture.

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Gavin's 8 posts GB flag
Thursday, 23 January 2014
7:48 PM

bt294bq Had full RTE channels on mpeg4 enabled TV but now they have gone ( 800 channels and only RTE 1 , " and TG4 left . what would have caused this?

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siobhi's 3 posts GB flag
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Friday, 24 January 2014
P. Kieran Ward

12:16 AM

Hi siobhi!

To start: 2RN is the trading name of RTE Transmission Network Ltd, which runs the Republic of Ireland's digital terrestrial television and radio broadcast networks. The Clermont Carn transmitter (located near Dundalk) is the transmitter you (and I) receive Saorview from. At present 2RN is currently preparing this transmitter for HD services by bringing 'on air' the second of two multiplexes located on this transmitter. This is an on-going process and some of the original channels have been given an additional slot where the transmissions are in HD.

Initially, there was only one multiplex transmitting 8 TV channels and 10 radio channels. This multiplex transmitted on the UHF Channel 52. With the preparation for HD (as said earlier) the second multiplex was brought 'on air' last October (2013) on UHF Channel 56.

Have you manually scanned both UHF Channels 52 and 56? I think if you do this you may get all of the channels available from 2RN Saorview. Try it and get back to me.

I know your location is about Crumlin and I live in North Belfast - so generally we are in the same area.


P. Kieran Ward

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P. Kieran Ward's 89 posts GB flag
10:31 AM

P. Kieran Ward: i have tried manual tuning - no progress at one stage the 800 channels were in list but saying no signal ... but here is what happened.

I have a Sony Bravia TV - MPEG4 enabled and RTE aerial . i was successfully getting all RTE channels on 800 numbers for quite a few years now - I live near Nutts Corner / Crumlin.

On Wednesday, I received a Youview box as part of my Taltalk package and I installed it. Immediately my RTE channels disappeared - not just not there on Youview but gone from my TV. With re-tuning all I can get is the freeview RTE1, RTE2 and TG4 on the 51, 52 number channels. Even when I remove youview box and re-tune my sony tv - they are not there anymore also i reset my tv to factory settings and started again - no good. what sort of help do i need to get - aerial??

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siobhi's 3 posts GB flag
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Saturday, 25 January 2014
P. Kieran Ward

11:52 PM

Siobhan, - Did I get that right?

I will be receiving my Talk Talk YouView box in about 16/18 days so I don't know if the box has the DVB-T2 MPEG 4. I don't know the answer to your problem - sorry!

P. Kieran Ward

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Friday, 28 February 2014
P. Kieran Ward

12:38 AM

Hi all!

I receive digital television both from my local Freeview transmitter and from the Saorview transmitter at Clermont Carn in Co. Louth. From October 2013 when 2RN (the part of RTE that operate the digital transmitters in the Irish Republic) brought on-air the second multiplex located at Clermont Carn the Electronic Programme Guide has been missing on my Toshiba full HD television set for a number of the channels on the multiplex carrying mostly standard definition transmissions.

I have been looking for information as to when 2RN would fix this shortfall. I have just come across this article on a website belonging to an end-user installation company Dalton TV which I believe answers my query.

I hope the information may be of interest to others who have the same problem as I have!


P. Kieran Ward

SAORVIEW re-scan final phase |

SAORVIEW re-scan final phase
Posted on: February 25, 2014
SAORVIEW re-scan final phase

Last October, SAORVIEW asked viewers to re-scan their receivers to prepare for the launch of RT One HD. Customers who have not yet re-scanned will need to do so, in order to ensure continued reception of their RT One, RT Jr and RT One +1 channels. This is because RTE/2RN will cease transmission of the MUX 1 (old) simulcasts of these channels in mid-March (RT Jr and RT One + 1) and early April (RT One S).

From 10am on March 3rd , an on-screen banner will appear within the MUX 1 (old) broadcasts of RT Jr and RT One +1. The banner will contain the following message:

This channel will not be available at this channel number after Tuesday 11th March.
To continue viewing, you will need to re-scan your SAORVIEW equipment.

A similarly worded message will appear on the RT One SD broadcast, from 25th March, advising viewers to re-scan before 2nd April.

The banner will be placed at the lower part of the viewing screen, and will replace the EPG messaging that had been used to date. The banner will not be visible on the MUX 2 transmissions of the three channels affected. So viewers who have already re-scanned will only see it if they scroll to the MUX 1 simulcasts. For viewers who have already re-scanned, and can find the channels as listed on the table below, the message banner can be ignored.

You can download the new channel line-up for our combi boxes (if you havent already done so) free of charge, from our service section, or alternatively we provide a call out service.

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P. Kieran Ward's 89 posts GB flag
Sunday, 30 March 2014
sharon mc murray
7:16 PM

hi im in n.ireland and my freeview tv tells my i have to update my saorview equipment before the 2nd of april how do i do this? i have retuned my freeview channels and that didnt help

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