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Saorview on the Holywell Hill transmitter

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The symbol shows the location of the Holywell Hill 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 Holywell Hill transmitter.

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

Which Saorview channels does the Holywell Hill 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.

 H max
C30 (546.0MHz)325mDTG-100320,000W
Channel icons

 H max
C25 (506.0MHz)325mDTG-100320,000W
Channel icons

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

How will the Holywell Hill transmission frequencies change over time?


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≡ 20kW

Wednesday, 18 April 2012
11:18 PM Londonderry

Hello, I have recently (april 2012) bought a Television with built in freeview but i am unable to pick up bbc1 and bbc2. i also have problem with itv1 and itv2 some of the time. i can receive these station well on analogue.
is there anything i can do about this r is it a question of waiting on the switchoff?


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martin's 1 post GB
Friday, 20 April 2012
Peter Hegan
10:22 AM

Hi Martin,
Depends where you are located and your aerial set-up, to receive Freeview at present in your area, you need to have a suitable aerial for your nearest Freeview site which is Limavady. Most places on the cityside are okay but for the Waterside you have best reception the nearer you are to the River Foyle, you may also benefit from a mast-head amplifier prior to the power being increased in October.


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Peter Hegan's 7 posts GB
Dave Lindsay
11:23 AM

martin: It is likely that in October, it will work OK for you. So anything you do (sand spend) now (if there is anything to improve matters), will be likely to be purely to affect reception between now and October.

If your new TV has some sort of in-built booster then you could try that.

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Dave Lindsay's 5,724 posts Platinum Platinum GB
Dave Lindsay
11:26 AM

martin: BBC One, BBC Two, BBC News etc are on UHF channel 67 from Limavady, so try manually tuning to that channel if the set allows.

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Dave Lindsay's 5,724 posts Platinum Platinum GB
Dave Lindsay
11:39 AM

martin: I would also like to suggest, if only to test, connecting the TV directly to the aerial, i.e. so it doesn't go via other box(es) such as a recorder and Sky box.

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Your comment please
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