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Saorview on the Moville (Republic of Ireland) transmitter

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The symbol shows the location of the Moville (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 Moville transmitter.

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Which Saorview channels does the Moville 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
C32 (562.0MHz)356mDTG-10032,000W
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3 Virgin Media 1, 4 TG4 (RoI), 21 RTÉ News Now, 22 Tithe an Oireachtais ,

 H max
C34 (578.0MHz)356mDTG-10032,000W
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 Moville (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≡ 2kW

Local transmitter maps

Moville Freeview Saorview TV region

Is the transmitter output the same in all directions?

Radiation patterns withheld

Thursday, 26 April 2012
Peter Henderson
6:42 PM

Jim:are you sure your aerial is pointing towards Moville and not Holywell Hill ?

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Friday, 27 April 2012
Peter Hegan
4:37 PM

Thanks Jim and the other Peter,
Just when Peter mentions Holywell Hill, I was at the other side of Stranocum from Ballymoney this afternoon to connect up a Saorview approved digital tv recorder (Walker brand).
I assumed without checking that the only viable RTE digital signal would be Moville on CH45 but it was no go. So tried Holywell Hill on CH30 and to my surprise all the Saorview channels were present at a reasonable strength, so you may check that although it may be. different story in or near Ballymoney town itself?.
Am not sure the RTE transmitters will have a power increase come October but suppose it is posible.

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Peter Henderson
7:24 PM

Are Moville and Holywell Hill currently on full power at the moment Peter ? I don't think there is any power restriction on either.

As far as I'm aware, only Truskmore and Clermont Cairn are on restricted power until October 24th.

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Sunday, 29 April 2012
Peter Hegan
5:29 PM

Hi Peter,
I think both Holywell Hill and Moville are indeed on full power but didn't know about those other two, do you know if the VHF service from Truskmore will survive DSO, can't see it somehow. It is still very popular in the more rural parts of the County here where viewers can't access UHF.

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Peter Hegan's 7 posts GB flag
Monday, 30 April 2012
1:00 PM

I contacted RTENL which operates RTE transmitters. The Moville Saorview signal is on low power towards the North Coast of Northern Ireland until digital switchover. This is because some of the UK relays on north coast use analogue channel 45 and the Saorview multiplex on C45 would interfere. RTENL advised me to continue watching analogue TV from Moville until digital switchover when transmission power towards north coast will increase.

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Peter Henderson

5:32 PM

Clermont Cairn is a well known problem at tne moment Peter (many peopele , including myself, can get perfect analogue reception but nothing at all from Saorview).

Patrick: Hadn't realised Moville was affected as well.

2 kw is as strong as Divis is at the moment, so coverage should be excvellent post DSO.

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Jim Cassidy
7:42 PM

The answer to Peter Henderson's question is that I'm definitely getting my analogue signal from Moville.
I like what Patrick learned from RTENL.

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M Macer
7:55 PM
Bury St. Edmunds

I am getting "no channel found" on my Freeview from Tacolneston on 30th April. Have tried to re-tune but nothing is happening. What's going on please?

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Peter Henderson

11:55 PM

Jim:Patrick's info. is confirmed in this document:….pdf

Both Moville and Holywell Hill are on restricted power until ASO.

You're in the same situation as I am with Clermont Cairn. Things should improve after the 24th October, fingers crossed. (BT370UL)

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Tuesday, 1 May 2012
Jim Cassidy
11:01 AM

What does 2kW ERP mean? That's less than it takes to boil my kettle!
I'm about 35-40km in direct line from Moville. Given that Digital is either on or off, unlike Analogue which can be less than perfect but still "acceptable", is 2kW enough over 35-40km?

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