Return to the Electronics Forum | Post a Follow-Up

Cross-border digital signals

Posted by bonebloodyidle (My Page) on
Tue, Jun 24, 08 at 20:31

I live close to the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, just on the southern side. Now as Northern Ireland is part of the UK, they have enjoyed digital TV for some time which I have picked up from this side of the border thanks to an aerial the size of a tower block and an amplifier like an electricity sub-station. What concerns me is that these stations come with pre-assigned channel numbers, for example BBC One is channel # 1. Now the Irish are launching digital broadcasts soon and they will also come with pre assigned channel numbers with RTE One being channel # 1. How can I get the same digibox to receive both Irish and UK transmissions, or do I have to get two seperate digiboxes and link one to a UK facing aerial and the other to the mast transmitting the Irish channels?

Follow-Up Postings:

RE: Cross-border digital signals

You could try rotating your antenna to face one direction for the UK channel and a different direction for the Irish channel.

 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!

Return to the Electronics Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.

Learn more about in-text links on this page here