Channels used may be changed in 2013

See this list on Techtir. Locations may be incorrect. RTE has released maps and a “Google Maps” tool for coverage and pointing, so the table here has been removed.

Exact method of tuning the TV, Set-box or PC/Laptop depends on the product. Read the manual.

Unlike Analogue TV, many Stations share one frequency or Channel that is called a “Multiplex”.

Usually there is Manual and Scan.

Manual: One channel or Frequency

Scan: One or all TV bands

The entry for manual scan can be frequency or Channel. You may need to add 000 at the end of a frequency.

Table of Channels and Frequencies in Ireland and UK for Digital Television

Channel DTT MHz
21 474
22 482
23 490
24 498
25 506
26 514
27 522
28 530
29 538
30 546
31 554
32 562
33 570
34 578
35 586
36 594
37 602
38 610
39 618
40 626
41 634
42 642
43 650
44 658
45 666
46 674
47 682
48 690
49 698
50 706
51 714
52 722
53 730
54 738
55 746
56 754
57 762
58 770
59 778
60 786

Channels above 59 will not be used for TV after the ASO.

Channels in Italics might be auctioned if it’s decided Pay TV will never launch.

Aerials

Outdoor and Attic UHF Aerials

Outdoor aerials can be in the attic or outdoors. See UHF aerials on Techtir. All Digital Terrestrial is on UHF. There is not any such thing as a Digital Aerial. That’s just Marketing. See RTE NL PDF booklet. (right click and download)

Really all that counts (in order) in comparing UHF aerials

  1. Length of aerial overall. Longer is better. (unless it’s a grid array).
  2. Size of rear reflector. Bigger is better
  3. How many “directors” there are. they can be flat strips, rods pairs of > and  < or  X shapes.

The Reflector at rear, driven element (dipole, the bit coax connects to)

and directors is the number of Elements. Not the entire number of

spikes or rods as some manufacturers dishonestly count.

They must be chosen for correct group.

Channels 21-37 35-53 48-68 39-68 21-68
Aerial Group A B C/D K W
Cap Colour Red Yellow Green Brown Black

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