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Saorview on the Mount Leinster (Republic of Ireland) transmitter

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sa_gmapsGoogle mapsa_bingBing mapsa_gearthGoogle Earthsa_gps52.618,-6.780 or 52°37'6"N 6°46'47"W

 

The symbol shows the location of the Mount Leinster (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 Mount Leinster transmitter.

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Which Saorview channels does the Mount Leinster 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
C23 (490.0MHz)906mDTG-1003160,000W
Channel icons
2 RTÉ2 HD, 3 Virgin Media 1, 4 TG4 (RoI), 21 RTÉ News Now, 22 Tithe an Oireachtais ,

SV2
 H max
C39 (618.0MHz)906mDTG-1003160,000W
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 Mount Leinster (Republic of Ireland) transmission frequencies change over time?

1984-971997-981998-20122012-13-
A B C/D E K T VHFA B C/D E K T VHFA B C/D E K T VHFK TK T
C23SV1SV1
C39SV2SV2

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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≡ 160kW

Comments
Sunday, 6 January 2013
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Paul Dicken
11:22 AM
Caernarfon

Looking at the Freeview page for my postcode on the side of a mountain in N Wales (360m high), I noticed I would get a strong signal from the Mount Leinster transmitter in Ireland. Not surprising as we can see the Wicklow mountains on a clear day. What equipment do I need to receive stations from that transmitter?

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Dave Lindsay
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11:30 AM

Paul Dicken: A Freeview HD receiver will definately work.

A lot of non-Freeview HD receivers will probably tune it in but give no picture. This is because Saorview (which is the name for DTT in Ireland) pictures are encoded using MPEG4 whereas Freeview standard definition pictures are encoded using the earlier MPEG2, hence many receivers don't have the capability to resolve MPEG4 pictures.

The only slight thing that I'm not sure on is whether a Freeview standard definition receiver that can decode MPEG4 pictures will be able to show RT?? Two HD. There is just one mux in Ireland which carries standard definition TV and this single HD service:

TV Channel Descriptions | SAORVIEW

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Dave Lindsay
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10:48 PM

Paul Dicken: Or, of course, a Saorview box.

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Tuesday, 8 January 2013
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Paul Dicken
11:16 AM
Caernarfon

Thanks Dave. I did an auto tune and it brought all the RTE radio stations in beautifully! I might just pick up a Saorview box next time I'm over.

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Paul Dicken
1:10 PM
Caernarfon

Does anyone know of a Freeview box (ideally HD) that decodes MPEG4 pictures? I'd like to be able to pull in Irish stations as I live in coastal NW Wales.

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Michael
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1:30 PM

Paul Dicken: Don't bother with Saorview or a normal Freeview box, just go for a Freeview HD (as you'll also get the HD channels). Any Freeview HD box should work as Freeview HD channels are broadcast using MPEG4 over DVB-T2.

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Michael's 358 posts GB
Monday, 11 February 2013
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Marc
9:31 PM
Swindon

Anyone else in Pembrokeshire or west Carmarthenshire picking up Mt. Leinster?

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Friday, 14 June 2013
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Kev
12:19 PM

Just spotted this--- yes I receive Mt Leinster in Pembs CH 23.
What is odd is that my Sony KDL-32W4000 TV (HD ready no HD tuner SD only tuner)will give me a HD picture on RTE TWO !!
Very strange but I am not complaining.
Regards

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Dave Lindsay
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12:46 PM

Kev: "HD Ready" means that it will show HD pictures, but does not have the means to receive them (in the UK) as it does not have a DVB-T2 tuner.

In Ireland there is just one multiplex and it uses DVB-T mode, the same as Freeview standard definition uses. RT?? Two HD is carried on this multiplex, thus the TV can receive it because it is capable of picking up DVB-T signals.

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Dave Lindsay
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12:46 PM

Kev: Freeview HD uses DVB-T2 mode rather than DVB-T.

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