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Ramp up of DSO campaign

Is there such a thing as too much information?


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UPC finally launch VOD

upc_on_demandUPC will finally, after promising the service several years ago, launch their Video On Demand (VOD) streaming service.

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30th April 2012 - an end of an era...

The early hours of this coming 30th April will mark the closure of a chapter in European broadcasting, but few in Ireland will realise it and indeed you wouldn't blame them for not noticing. It'll be the final shut down of all current analogue television at 19.2 degrees east, the home of the original Astra satellite fleet.

Michael Watterson's picture

Discussion Forum for Installers

There is a discussion forum for Installers of dishes and Aerials in Ireland. But it's not visible to the public. You have to be logged in.

We can create an Installer "group" too so that the Forum is only available to those accredited as Installers.

Request an account if you don't have one. Names ending in numbers are deleted.

Michael Watterson's picture

The end of super high encryption charges?

Original piece was 16th March 2012

Update on 26th March 2012

Really old news recycled by BBC

They don't mention the Canal+ case settled out of court?

Michael Watterson's picture

BAI, Government and Pay DTT fantasy.

I've always said Terrestrial Pay TV isn't viable in Ireland.

TV Numeric, the sole company marketing the French basic pay-DTT package, is contemplating pulling the plug on its business

Read more on "Broadband TV News<"

Michael Watterson's picture

Real Rado Amateurs?

This is what "Radio Amateur" should maybe be about in the 21st Century, rather than CW bugs, Echolink, DStar, collecting squares and off the shelf rigs.

From 1905 to 1950s Amateur radio was in the forefront of Innovation and Wireless Experimentation. Post Office Trunk circuit SSB applied to Radio etc after WWII.


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First Mirasol Colour eInk tablet

We have been waiting about 2 years!

Qualcomm MEMS Technologies, Inc. (QMT) a wholly owned subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM), and Kyobo Book Centre, Korea’s largest seller of books, today announced the retail availability of the world’s first e-reader to include mirasol® display technology. Kyobo and Qualcomm have collaborated to deliver an unmatched reading experience by providing a large and diverse content portfolio spanning books, magazines and video on a touch display that features vibrant color in bright sunlight. The device allow for weeks of reading under typical usage.

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MREN Rally 2011 Nov 20th

Mayo Radio Experimenters Radio Rally

The Mayo Radio Experimenters are holding their annual Radio Rally on Sunday 20th November at their usual location in the Welcome Inn Hotel, Castlebar, Co Mayo where the doors will open at 11.00am.

This is one of the premier events on the Irish radio scene each year and as well as the usual extensive range of traders, club stands, demonstrations and extensive catering facilities, the club is proud to announce even more reasons to attend this year Rally.

On Saturday evening, 19th of November we are lucky to have two of Ireland’s most experienced amateurs enthusiasts, who will talk on their respective topics:
Commencing at 7.00pm Pat Fitzpatrick EI2HX will give a talk and demonstration on amateur television (ATV).
Pat has extensive experience and many of you will be aware of his articles in Echo Ireland and This is a unique opportunity to explore this aspect of the hobby and Pat will allow time to answer any queries or comments you may have.

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NI Reception after 2012

Anyone near N.I. Border should consider a Saorview TV that has DVB-T2 tuner or a "Freeview HD" TV. ASO for N.I. on 24th October will dramatically increase transmission power and add more transmitter sites. An HD DVB-T2 multiplex will be added. Some sites may have a DVB-T2 "mini-mux" for a few Irish channels.

DVB-T2 status

RTE'NL Digital terrestrial Transmitter powers

I would like to know KW powers of all main TV Transmitters,currently for DTT in the R.o.I......and their final powers at the end of A.S.O  2012-early 2013?please.

Ka LNB for Saorsat

If I was not interested in the Broadband or Interactive services mooted by RTEnl for Saorsat - would I still need a Ka Lnb?

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Exact ASO date confirmed

Finally officially confirmed what we knew, ASO (Analogue Switch Off of television) in NI, and Ireland is end of October 2012. The exact date is confirmed as 24th October 2012.