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Analogue Cable Frequencies

  • 22-01-2007 7:22pm
    #1
    Registered Users Posts: 6,641 ✭✭✭


    This seems to be frequently asked question, so I'm going to try and start a list of cable frequencies which hopefully people from other cable areas can add to.

    This is Chorus in Limerick anyway:
    Name		Freq. (MHz)	Ch.	Pinn	Pana
    =====================================================
    RTÉ One		175.2500	D	4	5		
    RTÉ Two		199.2500	G	7	8		
    TV3		263.2500		S16	95		
    TG4		231.2500		S11	90		
    
    BBC1		191.2500	F	6	7	
    BBC2		271.2500		S17	96		
    UTV		183.2500	E	5	17		
    Channel 4	207.2500	H	8	10		
    
    Sky One		215.2500	I	9	11
    Sky News	295.2500		S20	99
    E4		247.2500		S13	92
    Eurosport	311.2500		S22	H:22
    Discovery*	255.2500		S14	93
    Paramount**	303.2500		S20	H:21
    Channel 6	391.2500		S32	H:32
    At The Races	441.2500		S38	H:38
    Chorus Sports	223.2500	J	??	12
    Colour Bars***	455.2500		S40	H:40
    

    *Discovery Real Time until about 5pm
    **Nickelodeon 6am-7pm (just like the old analogue Sky days :rolleyes: )
    ***There's been just colour bars on this channel for at least 6 years. At some stage it had the audio from Sky Premiere (back when that existed).

    Ch. = Band III channel letters. AFAIK there's no standard channel frequencies for hyperband in this country, and I dunno if the above correspond to any European standard.
    Pinn = Channel numbers from Pinnacle PCTV Vision (crap software that came with my TV card)
    Pana = Channel readings from my Panasonic TV
    The "channels" on DScaler don't seem to correlate to anything :confused:

    There are some encrypted channels as well, but I don't know what's on what. BBC2 and Eurosport were previously on VHF Band I until last year, allegedly moved to introduce their broadband service - does that generally use Band I? The reception on those two were shyte anyway.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 19,078 ✭✭✭✭byte
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    Good work, zilag.

    Here is NTL's frequencies:
    http://www.ntl.com/locales/ie/en/athome/frequency.html


  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 66,436 Mod ✭✭✭✭L1011


    allegedly moved to introduce their broadband service - does that generally use Band I?/QUOTE]

    For return channels, yes.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,242 ✭✭✭Ulsterman 1690


    I have a (fairly recent) list for Belfast somewhere Ill try and dig it out.
    AFAIK there's no standard channel frequencies for hyperband in this country

    AFaIK youre right

    The "S" channels used on a lot of TV's are based on the mainland European 7MHz channels which dont translate properly to the 8MHz channels used in Ireland and the UK.

    The cable companies themselves quote the channel frequencies in Megahertz (usually rounded to the nearest whole number) which isint a bad idea except that few TV's or videos give a frequency readout in megahertz

    All of this must be horrendously confusing to their less technically knowledgable customers -hell I am technically knowledgable and I find it confusing


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,641 ✭✭✭zilog_jones


    For some reason I'm not allowed to edit my original post, but there are more channel changes in Limerick allegedly due to "necessary digital upgrade work".

    Channel 6 is now on 279.25 MHz (S16 according to Chorus)
    At The Races is now on 287.25MHz (S17 according to Chorus)

    The channels are still currently on the old frequencies with captions noting these changes.


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,726 ✭✭✭✭DMC


    You cant edit posts after 2 days. I don't like it either. Mods can edit posts, tho...

    As the NTL site is likely to revamp, it seems a good idea to copy the list down in case it goes missing....

    Here are all the NTL frequencies, for radio and TV in Dublin, Galway and Waterford.
    [B]Frequencies for Dublin Cable[/B]
    
    [I]Channel 		Frequency[/I]
    The Discovery Channel 	48 MHz
    Channel 4 		56 MHz 
    E4 			64 MHz 
    RTE2 			176 MHz
    TV3 			184 MHz
    RTE 1 			192 MHz
    UTV 			200 MHz
    TG4 			208 MHz
    BBC 1 			216 MHz
    BBC 2 			224 MHz
    Sky One 		232 MHz
    Channel 6 		256 MHz
    Nickelodeon/Paramount 	264 MHz
    MTV 			272 MHz
    Sky News 		280 MHz
    LivingTV 		408 MHz
    Setanta Sports 		248 MHz
    E4 			471 MHz
    The Discovery Channel 	575 MHz
    Channel 4 		543 MHz
    
    
    [B]Radio Frequencies for Dublin Cable[/B]
    
    [I]Radio Station 		Frequency[/I]
    RTE Radio 1 		89.4
    2FM 			91.7
    RnaG 			93.9
    Lyric FM 		97.5
    FM 104 			104.6
    BBC Radio 2 		90.1
    BBC Radio 3 		92.3
    BBC Radio 5 LIVE 	95.1
    BBC World Service 	97.1
    Classic FM 		101.9
    BBC Radio Ulster 	94.5
    World Radio Network 	102.7
    
    
    [B]Frequencies for Galway Cable[/B]
    
    [I]Channel 		Frequency[/I]
    UTV 			176 MHz
    TG4 			184 MHz
    BBC1 			192 MHz
    Channel 4 		200 MHz
    TV3 			208 MHz
    RTE 1 			216 MHz
    RTE 2 			224 MHz
    MTV 			280 MHz
    Nickelodeon/Paramount 	272 MHz
    Sky News 		264 MHz
    Channel 6 		248 MHz
    E4 			232 MHz
    Setanta Sports 		256 MHz
    Local Channel 		440 MHz
    LivingTV 		448 MHz
    Discovery 		472 MHz
    Sky One 		480 MHz
    BBC2 			488 MHz
    City Channel 		495 MHz
    [B]
    Radio Frequencies for Galway Cable[/B]
    
    [I]Radio Station 		Frequency[/I]
    BBC Radio 2 		88.2
    RTE Radio 1 		89.6
    2FM 			91.8
    BBC Radio 3 		90.4
    Radio na Gaeltachta / FM 3 	94.0
    Clare  FM 		94.6
    BBC Radio 1 		95.2
    BBC Radio 4 		97.0
    BBC World Service 	97.8
    Mid West Radio 		98.6
    Sky Radio 		99.2
    Today FM 		100.4
    Lyric FM 		101
    Galway Bay FM 		101.6
    
    
    [B]Frequencies for Waterford Cable[/B]
    
    [I]Channel 		Frequency[/I]
    RTE2 			175.25 MHz
    BBC1 			184 MHz
    TG4 			192 MHz
    UTV 			200 MHz
    Sky One 		208 MHz
    Channel 4 		216 MHz
    TV3 			224 MHz
    Nickelodeon/Paramount 	232 MHz
    Sky News 		256 MHz
    E4 			264 MHz
    MTV 			248 MHz
    The Discovery Channel 	280 MHz
    Channel 6 		272 MHz
    Cabletext 		472 MHz
    Living TV 		480 MHz
    Promotional Channel 	488 MHz
    Setanta Sports 		496 MHZ
    RTE1 			504 MHZ
    BBC 2 			512 MHz
    Euromix 		520 MHz
    Montage 		552 MHz
    
    
    [B]Radio Frequencies for Waterford Cable[/B]
    
    [I]Radio Channel 		Frequency[/I]
    BBC Radio 1 		88.0
    BBC Radio 2 		88.6
    BBC Radio 3 		90.0
    BBC Radio 4  		90.9
    BBC Radio 5 		91.5
    RTE 2FM 		92.2
    RTE Radio 1 		93.1
    Radio na Gaeltacht 	93.7
    Lyric FM 		94.3
    Classic FM 		94.8
    WRN EurMax 		98.3
    Capital Gold 		98.9
    WLR FM 			99.5
    Today FM 		100.4
    BBC World Service 	103.2
    Sky Radio 		105.6
    Virgin Radio 		106.2
    


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  • Registered Users Posts: 6,641 ✭✭✭zilog_jones


    Setanta Ireland is now where Chorus Sports was on Channel J.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 273 ✭✭Irishdudedave


    Isn't this kinda pointless...Chorus have already started phasing out analogue. I was at my friends house last night and he had 3 digital points where his analogue boxes used to be..When i asked why he said that chorus said that all the analogue boxes where being replaced with digital.
    Not sure if this is just happening in cork because we always needed decoders..even to watch analogue.


  • Registered Users Posts: 21,375 ✭✭✭✭Alun


    DMC wrote:
    Here are all the NTL frequencies, for radio and TV in Dublin, Galway and Waterford.
    [B]Frequencies for Dublin Cable[/B]
    
    [I]Channel 		Frequency[/I]
    E4 			471 MHz
    The Discovery Channel 	575 MHz
    Channel 4 		543 MHz
    
    Those frequencies for Discovery and Ch 4 unfortunately don't work here on ntl: in Bray, which I assume should be the same as Dublin in theory. The picture quality on both 48 and 56MHz isn't the best. The E4 one does work, but strangely the picture quality is worse than the other frequency of 64MHz.


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,641 ✭✭✭zilog_jones


    Not sure if this is just happening in cork because we always needed decoders..even to watch analogue.
    Phase-out of analogue cable in Cork is much more of an issue, because ye're special :D . Cork is different from every other cable system in the country because all the analogue channels are encrypted, meaning anyone watching analogue cable needs those sh1tty old GI/Jerrold boxes to see anything.

    Everywhere else the basic analogue channels are totally clear, so for example anyone with some F connectors, co-ax and a ladder can steal 17 channels here with ease :) . In Dublin, Limerick, Galway and elsewhere they don't have any immediate plans on phasing out analogue cable, though will probably reduce it to just the basic channels.


  • Registered Users Posts: 32,417 ✭✭✭✭watty


    T BBC2 and Eurosport were previously on VHF Band I until last year, allegedly moved to introduce their broadband service - does that generally use Band I? The reception on those two were shyte anyway.

    Yes. Band I will never be used for TV now. Will be removed everywhere. The Cable Modems can use as much as any 8MHz channel 110MHz to 862MHz (DOCSIS 3.0 up to 1GHz and multiple 8MHz channels) for downstream and any channel 1MHz to 8MHz in 5MHz to 65MHz band for upstream.

    As more broadband customers are added and maybe HDTV, all the analogue channels will be gone. One Analogue channel is 45Mbps approx worth of Digital TV or Modem Download/Downstream.

    Analogue on cable is doomed, doomed I tell you!


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,910 ✭✭✭barnicles


    Anybody know frequencies for analog channels in cork


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 7,230 ✭✭✭Solair


    These are the only services carried on Cork Cable, although there may be a 5th channel in some parts of the city too, I think it depends on whether you're on old or new cable network wiring.

    RTE 1 - Channel C04
    RTE 2 - Channel C09
    TV3 - Channel C07
    TG4 - Channel C06

    There are no other analogue TV or Radio services carried at all.
    The quality of the analogue feed's dire too. It's like a very poor quality digitally sourced feed, the screen ratio's all wrong and the picture's very pixilated with terrible sound. It's certainly not an alternative to an antenna if you were going to just watch the 4 terrestrial channels.


    I'm not sure how those channel numbers translate into real frequencies. It's a Sony TV.

    Given that some TVs now support DVB-C, there's a possibility of carrying basic channels on cable in the clear. It'll be interesting to see if UPC follow that model or just encrypt everything.


  • Registered Users Posts: 32,417 ✭✭✭✭watty


    They don't elsewhere. "proper" DVB-c TVs have a CAM or card slot. Some European & US operators support them, but Hybrid DVB/IPTV on cable and SwitchedVideo Cable will kill 3rd party solutions, only the Cable Company supplied and "provisoned" box will work.

    I doubt that it's intended that DVB-c is for sale in Ireland.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 546 ✭✭✭exactiv


    Solair wrote: »
    These are the only services carried on Cork Cable, although there may be a 5th channel in some parts of the city too, I think it depends on whether you're on old or new cable network wiring.

    RTE 1 - Channel C04
    RTE 2 - Channel C09
    TV3 - Channel C07
    TG4 - Channel C06

    Thanks for the info. Only place online that I could find it (quickly anyway :) )


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 7 easyni


    thats interesting, any news on the doggie box channels.........


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 28,128 ✭✭✭✭Mossy Monk


    Are you for real?


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