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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.

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

MuxH/VFrequencyHeightModeWatts
SV1
 H max
C32 (562.0MHz)356mDTG-10032,000W
Channel icons
2 RTÉ2 HD, 3 Virgin Media 1, 4 TG4 (RoI), 21 RTÉ News Now, 22 Tithe an Oireachtais ,

SV2
 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
A B C/D E K T VHFA B C/D E K T VHFA B C/D E K T VHFB E K TA K T
C32SV1
C34SV2
C42SV2
C45SV1

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

Comments
Sunday, 15 April 2012
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Peter Henderson
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8:47 PM
Newtownabbey

I take it Saorview reception of this transmitter along the north coast of NI i.e. Portrush, Portstewart etc. is fine ? Is it still transmitting analogue ?

Must take a wee run up to my parent's apartment in Portrush and check things out.

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Peter Henderson's 240 posts GB
Monday, 16 April 2012
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Peter Hegan
5:06 PM

Peter Henderson:
Hi Peter,
My first time replying on this site, am an installer in Limavady area and yes Moville is still transmitting analogue (RTE1,RTE2 & TG4) in parallel with their Saorview multiplex of eight channels. Their analogue is due to end in October the same as ourselves.
If I can be of any help then feel free to contact me.

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Peter Hegan's 7 posts GB
Tuesday, 17 April 2012
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Peter Henderson
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1:09 AM
Newtownabbey

Thank's Peter.

My Parent's apartment has communal Aerials installed which obviously includes RTE (Moville) as they get perfect reception of RTE1, RTE2 and TG4 (No TV3).

Just wondering if Saorview reception was mirroring that of the analogue coverage.

As I say, must take a wee run up and check out Saorview with my Humax Fox HD t2 (which is relatively cheap now).

Unfortunately, no Saorview here in Jordanstown despite excellent analogue reception from Clermont Cairn. Hopefully, this wont be the case after October 24th.

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Peter Hegan
2:56 PM

Hi Peter,
Okay on that, would say that Saorview should be good enough at your parent's location although the digital signal would be of slightly lower power but tends to penetrate better than analogue.
Had to manually retune a Humax box recently to bring in Saorview off Moville on CH45 as the autotune only logged the UK Freeview so keep that in mind.
Thought you would get Saorview at your home but obviously not. You're likely aware that the RTE mini multiplex is going to be on Black Mountain, Carnmoney Hill and Brougher Mtn so Carnmoney may help you?.

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Peter Hegan's 7 posts GB
Wednesday, 18 April 2012
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Jim Cassidy
3:40 PM
Ballymoney

I'm at BT53 7AS with 2 roof aerials Group B for Moville Analogue with 12V powered masthead amp and Group C/D for limavady Freeview and I have diplexer.
I have a Freeview HD set top receiver.
The maps show I should be receiving Saorview now but I'm not.
Do I have to change any hardware to receive Saorview now?
Will I have to change any hardware in October?


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Jim Cassidy's 18 posts GB
Friday, 20 April 2012
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Peter Hegan
10:14 AM

Hi Jim,
If you can tell me the make and model of your HD receiver I should be able to let you know as not all HD receivers and HD televisions are Saorview compatible and not every dealer will inform you of this before you purchase.
Generally speaking, most recent LG and Samsung integrated models are compatible and Humax set-top boxes and the Technika (Tesco) model STBHDIS2010 also.

Peter.

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Peter Hegan's 7 posts GB
Monday, 23 April 2012
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Jim Cassidy
11:19 AM

Thanks Peter,

Good news. I've got the cheapie - the refurbished Tesco STBHDIS2010 so I'll get Saorview in due course if the signal is strong enough.
At present the EPG shows Saorview Channel names but no programme details.
Are any changes likely to be necessary to the RTE aerial and amplifier?

Jim

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Jim Cassidy's 18 posts GB
Tuesday, 24 April 2012
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Peter Hegan
7:42 PM

Okay Jim,
Yes I have supplied many of that model to customers and have three myself at home on analogue televisions. You have to actually highlight and select one of the Saorview channels for the programme info to fill up. If your analogue RTE is fairly good then that 's an indicator that you're in with a good chance for Saorview. Recently did some work in Postboys Walk area of Ballymoney but the RTE analogue was grim, even with a MHA so hope you've more luck.

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Peter Hegan's 7 posts GB
Thursday, 26 April 2012
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Jim Cassidy
12:16 PM

Thanks again Peter,

I think these models are good value for the money and the direct access to BBC iPlayer can be a useful facility for replaying on the TV.

I tried Saorview RTE1 this morning around 6am and almost got a picture - not just pixellated but large blocks missing - and a few very short staccato sounds.
The EPG for the Saorview channels was almost fully populated with programme title, beginning and ending times and duration but no information when 'i' button was pressed. However, it's now 12.00 noon and there is no picture at all and EPG doesn't populate even when a channel is highlighted.

My analogue RET1 is good - as good a my analogue Channel 4
RTE2 often has diamond shaped interference all over the screen but is watchable and
TG4 is almost as good as RTE1

I am still optimistic for October.

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Peter Henderson
6:42 PM

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

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