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Changes to Saorview frequencies and power levels, 24th October 2012

Next week's changes in Northern Ireland are the end of the UK Digital Switchover. On the same day Analogue Switch-Off happens in the Republic of Ireland.

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The Saorview (Irish for "Freeview") service has been running for some years now, and 24th October 2012 marks the day in the Republic of Ireland where the old VHF and UHF analogue television services are discontinued. You can see full interactive maps of Saorview at Saorview (and relays).

In addition, there will be a small number of changes to power levels and frequencies for Saorview.

These are:

Clermont Carn, first multiplex moves from C53 to C52

Mount Leinster transmitter, C45 will change to C23

Truskmore transmitter , power level increases to 160kW

Moville transmitter , power level increases to 2kW

Here is a reminder of which set-top boxes are compatible with which services in the Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland:

Set top box compatibility for Freeview, Freeview HD, Saorview and the NIMM

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Wednesday, 17 October 2012
John Gleeson
11:20 AM

Can I just inform you all that as this coming Tuesday night/Wednesday morning will be digital switchover day where the switchover to digital TV will be complete & analogue TV in the United Kingdom will be no more, BBC 1 in Northern Ireland only along with UTV are presenting a programme The Magic Box starting at 22:35 on Tuesday October 23rd, which will be a special live broadcast on both channels hosted by Eamonn Holmes, celebrating the best of Northern Ireland television over the past 60 year and marking the occasion of the digital switchover. As Im sure most of you know BBC1 Northern Ireland can also be received in the rest of the UK if you have satellite TV. It seems the rest of the UK is doing little or nothing to acknowledge the passing of analogue TV. What a shame.

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John Gleeson's 13 posts GB
Thursday, 18 October 2012

1:57 PM

John Gleeson: Thanks.

There was quite few things that happened when the switchover happened in London, but I guess for many people in the UK, switchover is something that happened a long time ago. In Manchester it was 2nd December 2009 - almost three years ago.

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Briantist's 38,844 posts GB
Mark A.

8:14 PM

It will also be the last day of Ceefax/Teletext and Channel 5 will finally be broadcasted from all UK transmitters.

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Mark A.'s 368 posts GB
Sunday, 21 October 2012
Wednesday, 24 October 2012

8:06 AM

Has Moville increased to man power today?

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gerry's 21 posts IE

8:08 AM

Has Moville increased to Max power today 24.10.12?

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gerry's 21 posts IE

8:11 AM

gerry: as I understand it, the power increases today.

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Briantist's 38,844 posts GB
paul allen
10:41 AM

As from today wednesday 24th october i can get Rte 1 Rte 2 and TG4 but no RTE 2 HD or the other available rte channels,i have an aerial pointing towards the south i live in co.armagh n.ireland.

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paul allen's 3 posts GB
10:54 AM

paul allen: Hi Paul what kind of Box are you using ? is it an old Picnic box ? if so you will indeed receive everything but RTE2

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