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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.

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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.

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

 V max
C45 (666.0MHz)626mDTG-1003160,000W
Channel icons
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?

1984-971997-981998-20122012-131 Sep 2019

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, 30 March 2014
P. Kieran Ward

11:46 PM

I missed this bit.

TV3's sister station is e3. I am unsure if TG4 will only be available in high definition but I suspect it will.

P. Kieran Ward

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P. Kieran Ward's 89 posts GB flag
Thursday, 17 April 2014
7:47 PM

i currently have youview haewai box and am having trouble with RTE channels signal strength is 21/24% and signal quality is 55/73% when % is at lower rate picture is all bad live in north belfast close to divis transmitter but have aerial in loft and pointing in direction of newcastle as when pointing towards divis lose RTE channels completely anyone help please

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sam's 1 post GB flag

8:30 PM

sam: This could suggest that the signal you are receiving from the high powered Clermont Carn transmitter is overloading the input of your receiver.

Try a test by checking the result of using a short length of wire (about 5 feet or so) connected into your boxes aerial socket rather than the loft aerial, the test only being applicable as far as the reception of RTE programmes are concerned.

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jb38's 7,179 posts GB flag

8:50 PM

sam: Meant Divis "not" Clermont Carn! However, a much better assessment of your situation could be made if you can provide a more precise location, this in the form of a post code or one from somewhere nearby, e.g: a post office etc.

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jb38's 7,179 posts GB flag
Friday, 5 September 2014
9:23 PM

This is Shirley in ballymena. I removed the TV ariel from the DVD recorder and connected it directly to the TV. Then I re-tuned and it worked. I now have hundreds of channels, all working including radio. I even have 3 RTE channels which I did'nt have before. Tomorrow I can figure out how to connect the DVD and get it working.
This just seems strange to have to connect your TV/DVD in a different way but if it works who cares.
I am writing this in case it helps someone else because it has been driving me mad for 2 days.
Good luck.

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Shirley's 2 posts GB flag
Shirley's: mapS's Freeview map terrainS's terrain plot wavesS's frequency data S's Freeview Detailed Coverage

10:44 PM

Shirley: Just for curiosities sake, was the DVD a DVD recorder? If it was, did it have another lead from the DVD to the TV's aerial socket?

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MikeB's 2,579 posts GB flag
Sunday, 7 September 2014

1:22 AM

<this means that all RTE stations will over the next few months will no longer be available in standard definition>

They never were Kieran, unless you had a TV or STB that could receive MPEG 4 transmissions, and they weren't very common up here.

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PJH's 240 posts GB flag
Monday, 8 September 2014
P, Kieran Ward

12:26 AM

PJH It is puzzling how you are querying a post of five to six months ago!

From the inception of digital from the Clermont Carn transmitter RTE One was in standard definition, RTE Two was in high definition and TG4, RTE News Now was in standard definition. Earlier this year when 2rn (the transmission arm of RTE) brought on the second multiplex on UHF Channel 56 RTE One became available in high definition and in recent months RTE One in standard definition has been removed (from what I can see on my main receiver) although RTE One + 1 is still being broadcasted in standard definition. Without checking now I think RTE Jr. is still in standard definition. 2rn also transmit TV3 and 3e but I am unaware of any plans to only have their programming only available in high definition.

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P, Kieran Ward's 89 posts GB flag
Friday, 5 December 2014
P. Kieran Ward

2:09 AM

Just a quick note to say that UTV Ireland have started transmitting a test picture on UHF Channel 56. You may have to renumber the channel number as I found it to be on 828.

Best regards

P. Kieran Ward

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Sunday, 5 July 2015
Freda Aiken
7:52 PM

All RT television services off-air in Clermont Carn transmission area. Reports of other transmitters off-air too. reported on
COM7 and COM8

No RTE channels - have retuned - still not picking them up

What is the problem and how long is this likely to last

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