List of Irish DTT Sites

New June 2012:

Additional sites activated by 24th October 2012

  • Mount Gabriel Co. Cork ?? H & V
  • Leap Co. Cork ??  H
  • Rosscarbery Co. Cork ?? H
  • Drimoleague Co. Cork ?? V
  • Timoleague Co. Cork ?? V
  • Kilmacthomas Co. Waterford ?? V
  • Ballina/Killaloe Co. Clare ?? V
  • Ennistymon Co. Clare ?? H
  • Clonmany Co. Donegal ?? V

New 22nd February 2011  ** COVERAGE MAPS/Checker **

RTE list of Confirmed DTT sites. (21st February 2011)

Main Transmitter Sites (all Active)

Name (RTE) County Channels Pol Group NI? Location
Cairn Hill Longford 47 41 44 51 H B Yes 53.8069, -7.7161
Clermont Carn Louth 53 57 60 ? V C/D Yes 54.0784, -6.3237
Dungarvan Waterford 55 59 ? ? H C/D 52.0712, -7.7345
Holywell Hill Donegal 30 25 32 35 H A Yes 54.9989, -7.4014
Kippure Wicklow 54 58 ? ? H C/D 53.1780, -6.3320
Maghera Clare 48 55 ? ? H C/D 52.9684, -8.7184
Mount Leinster Carlow 45 39 42 49 H B 52.6166, -6.7833
Mullaghanish Cork 21 24 28 25 H A 51.9912, -9.1444
Spur Hill Cork 45 49 ? ? H B 51.8560, -8.5159
Three Rock Dublin 54 58 ? ? H C/D 53.2445, -6.2377
Truskmore Sligo 53 57 52 56 H C/D Yes 54.3736, -8.3831
Woodcock Hill Clare (Limerick) 47 44 41 51 H B 52.7199,  -8.6920

Secondary Transmitter Sites (enough active for 90% coverage by Mid 2011)

Name (RTE) County Channels Pol Group NI? Location
Achill Mayo 47 ? ? ? V B/C 53.5726, -10.0135
Arklow Wicklow 21 24 27 32 V A 52.7896, -6.1612
Arranmore Donegal 47 45 44 ? V B 54.9859, -8.5439
Ballybofey Donegal 47 ? ? ? V B ? 54.4730, -7.4459
 Bandon  Cork 47 # # # # H  
Bantry Cork 52 ? ? ? H&V C/D   51.3957, -9.2639
Cahir Tipperary S. 28 ? ? ? V A 52.2312, -7.5700
Casla (RnaG) Galway 45 ? ? ? V B/C 53.1722, -9.3335
Castlebar Mayo 22 25 28 32 H A 53.9252, -9.3732
Castletownbere Kerry 55 ? ? ? V C/D 51.3823, -9.2224
Clifden Galway 23 ? ? ? V A 53.3024, -9.5619
Clonakilty Cork 48 ? ? ? V B/C 51.3645, -8.5553
Clonmel Waterford 55 ? ? ? H B/C 52.3240, --7.6767
Cnoc an Oir Kerry 47 ? ? ? V B/C 52.5235, -9.6050
Collins Barracks Cork 50 ? ? ? V C/D 52.1500, -7.4000
Crosshaven Cork 46 ? ? ? V C/D 51.7921, -8.2950
 Dingle Kerry 30 # # # V A
Dooncarton Mayo 22 ? ? ? H&V A 54.2727,-9.8272
Fanad Donegal 55 ? ? ? V C/D   55.1338, -7.3949
Fermoy Cork 52 ? ? ? V C/D 52.0837, -8.1650
Ferrypoint Waterford 47 ? ? ? V B 51.5708, -7.4937
Forth Mountain Wexford 52 56 60 ? V C/D 53.2390, -4.6829
Gallows Hill Waterford 22 25 28 32 V A 52.1714, -7.3813
Glanmire Cork 47 ? ? ? H B 51.5447, -8.2312
Glencolmcille Donegal 45 ? ? ? H B ? 54.4334, -8.4250
Glenties Donegal 46 ? ? ? H B
Gorey Wexford 55 ? ? ? H C/D 53.6694, -5.5789
Greenore Louth 43 # # # V B
Greystones Wicklow 52 56 ? ? V C/D 53.1444, -6.0614
Kilduff Tipperary N. 50 ? ? ? H C/D 53.9332, -6.9660
Kilkeaveragh Kerry 47 ? ? ? V B 51.5202, -10.2000
Kinsale Cork 30 ? ? ? V A 51.4143, -8.2849
Knockmoyle Kerry 52 56 60 ? V C/D 52.2125, -9.7116
Laragh Wicklow 47 ? ? ? H C/D 53.0011, -6.1557
Letterkenny Donegal 53 ? ? ? V C/D ? 54.5322, -7.3739
Maamclassach Kerry 46 ? ? ? V B 52.0832, -10.2536
Magheraroarty Donegal 22 ? ? ? V A ? 55.0806, -8.1032
Malin Donegal 28 ? ? ? H A ? 55.1931, -7.1733
Mitchelstown Cork 40 ? ? ? V B 52.3074, -8.2903
Monaghan
Monaghan 55 ? ? ? H C/D ? 54.1107, -7.0143
Moville Donegal 45 ? ? ? H B ? 55.1316, -7.0104
Suir Valley Waterford 52 56 60 ? V C/D 52.3738, -7.2628
Tonabrocky Galway 23 26 29 33 V A 53.3051, -9.1289

All sites are now active

Notes:

  • Only the 1st Mux / 1st Channel is confirmed. 
  • Locations are not confirmed and may be in error
  • NO channel above 60 will be used (Digital Dividend)
  • Channels used may be changed in 2013. Unlike Freeview, the aim is to have no re-scans on most sites, and one on some.
  • Channels above 60 will now never be deployed due to failure of PayTV and "Digital Dividend". Any future Mux allocations beyond the two initial PSB Multiplexes will reuse existing analogue Channels below Channel 61 after 2012.
  • Names, Locations, Channels and Polarisation may be error 
  • A public Information campaign should be starting around the beginning of  March 2011

  • See here the channel content.

  • 28 24 sites 29 Oct 2010 - 94.5% population coverage: Soft or Technical Launch of Saorview
  • 49 to 51 sites by May  2011 - 97.2%  to 98% population coverage: Public Launch
  • May 2011 to June 2011  Saorsat available
  • 51 Sites by Mid 2011, 98% population coverage 
  • 7dBd to 14dBd outdoor Aerial at roof top height is recommended.

Mr. Conor Hayes: October 2010 is the switch-on from a technical basis. The date for the public national launch must be decided by the Minister but we recommend the second quarter of next year.

Aerials  must be chosen for correct group. See UHF Aerials.

Channels 21-37 35-53 48-68 35 -68 39-68 21-68
Aerial Group A B C/D E K W
Cap Colour

Red

Yellow

Green

Brown

Grey

Black

Yagi not recommended for Group W (Wideband). Use a Grid.



Appendix


UHF System I channel numbers and Frequency

Some TVs need a Frequency for Manual Scan

System I 625 lines UHF band
Channel DTT MHz Video carrier (MHz) Audio carrier (MHz)
21 474 471.25 477.25
22 482 479.25 485.25
23 490 487.25 493.25
24 498 495.25 501.25
25 506 503.25 509.25
26 514 511.25 517.25
27 522 519.25 525.25
28 530 527.25 533.25
29 538 535.25 541.25
30 546 543.25 549.25
31 554 551.25 557.25
32 562 559.25 565.25
33 570 567.25 573.25
34 578 575.25 581.25
35 586 583.25 589.25
36 594 591.25 597.25
37 602 599.25 605.25
38 610 607.25 613.25
39 618 615.25 621.25
40 626 623.25 629.25
41 634 631.25 637.25
42 642 639.25 645.25
43 650 647.25 653.25
44 658 655.25 661.25
45 666 663.25 669.25
46 674 671.25 677.25
47 682 679.25 685.25
48 690 687.25 693.25
49 698 695.25 701.25
50 706 703.25 709.25
51 714 711.25 717.25
52 722 719.25 725.25
53 730 727.25 733.25
54 738 735.25 741.25
55 746 743.25 749.25
56 754 751.25 757.25
57 762 759.25 765.25
58 770 767.25 773.25
59 778 775.25 781.25
60 786 783.25 789.25
61 794 791.25 797.25
62 802
799.25 805.25
63 810
807.25 813.25
64 818
815.25 821.25
65 826
823.25 829.25
66 834
831.25 837.25
67 842
839.25 845.25
68 850
847.25 853.25
69 858
855.25 861.25

Most of Europe is selling off Ch 62 to 69 for "Digital Dividend"

Channel 69 used in UK for Licensed Radio Microphones until 2012

Channel 70 is used for SRD (Short Range Devices huch as Barcode Scanners, Baby Alarms, Headphones, Microphones and Walkie Talkies) from 864MHz to 870MHz (863 and 871 are 1MHz guard bands)



VHF Band III was tested for Digital, but will Not be used*. List of Frequencies.

System I 625 lines
Channel Video carrier (MHz) Audio carrier (MHz)
A 45.75 51.75
B 53.75 59.75
C 61.75 67.75
D 175.25 181.25
E 183.25 189.25
F 191.25 197.25
G 199.25 205.25
H 207.25 213.25
I 215.25 221.25
J 223.25 229.25

Notes:

  • Channel A was never used.
  • Only Maghera used Band I
  • DAB is within the Band III, Ch  D to J
  • Test transmissions in late 2012 on Channel E in Digital in South Dublin

 Mr. Conor Hayes: ... I will set out RTE Network Limited’s
current predictions for population coverage of the first free-to-air
national public service multiplex, which will be operational from
October 2010. The company predicts that by that month, the system will
have been installed on 28 sites nationally. We reckon we will have
approximately 94.5% population coverage. Members should bear in mind
that our statutory remit is to provide for 90% coverage. We would exceed
that from the outset. Our level of DTT coverage at that stage would
exceed TV3’s current level of analogue coverage, which is 85%. By the
second quarter of 2011, we predict we will cover 97.2% of the population
from 49 sites, which would be approximately the same as TG4’s current
level of analogue coverage.

We will continue to install more sites from the fourth quarter of 2011
to the third quarter of 2012. As these sites will interact with each
other, the overall level of population coverage will not materially
alter. By the fourth quarter of 2012, we estimate we will reach the
statutory requirement to have approximately replicated our current level
of analogue coverage, which is 98% of the population. The equivalent
population coverage for the second national DTT public service multiplex
will be achieved by the third quarter of 2013, and possibly earlier.
The delay in that regard can be attributed to the fact that one cannot
achieve that until after the analogue switch-off. In addition, there are
power restrictions in how the South of Ireland interfaces with the
North of Ireland and with the UK, in terms of spectrum and planning. All
of these things have to be co-ordinated.


Changes since Roll-out started

Added to 2010 list

  • Bantry Cork 52H&V
  • Ferrypoint Waterford 47V
  • Glencolmcille Donegal 45H
  • Laragh Wicklow 47H
  • Maamclassach Kerry 46V
  • Malin Donegal 28H
  • Moville Donegal 45H

Dropped from 2010 list

  • Bandon Cork
  • Drogheda Louth*
  • Killarney
  • Loughrea
  • Navan
  • Passage West (Marino Point) Cork
  • Skerries
  • Tipperary
  • Westport

(with thanks to "the Cush")


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