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All posts by Willie Donaghy

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Limavady (Northern Ireland) Full Freeview transmitter
Saturday 1 January 2011 12:16AM

No posts showing on my list since 26 December and only one since 19 November. I thought there were some since that?

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I came back to this web page due to the absolutely crap reception experienced recently. I feel sopmewhat vindicated re my earlier rant in the spring about the deterioration in reception then which has worsened since. My comments then attracted some derisory comment from the experts and advice to me and all the other complainants to get our previously ok installations checked by more experts.
I note the statement -
Some channels on the Limavady transmitter have lower transmission power so you may receive only some of them.
I think that was what we were all saying back then - duh!

And the second part of the statement is a real ass-coverer -
Your cables, connectors and aerial may need upgrading to get all the Freeview channels.

Yeah, right! I would like somebody to reconcile thos two sentences for me.

Seems that we have a typical scenario whereby the central authority and the related interests prioritise and the regionals come last. If local society wants a different sequence then you have to make representations. Note Ofgem quote -
"In Northern Ireland, only three transmitters - Divis, Limavady and Brougher Mountains - broadcast the DTT signal, limiting its coverage and DTT take-up significantly."
Seeriginal document at
Ofcom | Section 4
For local interest see also Arqiva report -

Willie Donaghy

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Limavady (Northern Ireland) DAB transmitter
Monday 16 November 2015 8:50AM

Can you advise if there are ongoing works on DAB transmitters in Northern Ireland. My reception in the car has gone from great to awful especially in my local area where I can see the limavady transmitter and cant get a signal. Or maybe I need a new radio?

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