Spur Hill

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Spur Hill
Spur Hill is located in island of Ireland
Spur Hill
Spur Hill
Location in Ireland
Highest point
Elevation 137 m (449 ft)
Coordinates 51°51′22″N 8°30′58″W / 51.856°N 8.516024°W / 51.856; -8.516024Coordinates: 51°51′22″N 8°30′58″W / 51.856°N 8.516024°W / 51.856; -8.516024
Location County Cork, Ireland

Spur Hill transmitter
This broadcast transmission site is located to the south of the city of Cork, Ireland, just north west of Cork airport, it has a cable-stayed mast 60m tall on an elevation of 137m ASL. The transmitter was initially opened in 1965 as a VHF relay of the main Mullaghanish television transmitter in County Cork. Later, FM radio transmitters were also added providing a relay of the national radio channels,[1] and more recently, digital radio broadcasting (DAB) was started from the site.[2] On its conversion to UHF television transmission in 1996, it became the main transmitter serving Cork city, carrying the four Irish analogue channels, RTÉ One (Ch53), RTÉ Two (Ch57), TV3 (Ch60), and TG4 (Ch63) at an effective radiated power of 20 kW. On 24 October 2012 all analogue television transmission ended in Ireland,[3] and the station now provides the Irish DTT service Saorview to Cork city and environs.[4] It is owned and operated by 2RN, a subsidiary[5] of the Irish national broadcaster RTÉ.

Current transmissions[edit]

Digital television[edit]

Frequency UHF kW Multiplex Pol
666 MHz 45 50 Saorview 1 H
698 MHz 49 50 Saorview 2 H

Digital Radio[edit]

Frequency Block kW Multiplex
227.360 MHz 12C 10 DAB Ireland Mux 1

Analogue FM radio[edit]

Frequency kW Service
89.2 MHz 5 RTÉ Radio 1
91.4 MHz 5 RTÉ 2fm
93.6 MHz 5 RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta
98.8 MHz 5 RTÉ lyric fm
101.0 MHz 5 Today FM

Spur Hill Digital TV relay transmitter[edit]

Relay transmitter County Mux 1 Mux 2 kW Pol
Collins Barracks Cork 50 40 0.08 V


  1. ^ RTÉ Radio. "Tuning Information Mullaghanish". RTÉ. Retrieved 2012-10-29.
  2. ^ Digital Radio Ireland. "Can I get DAB".
  3. ^ "RTÉ One analogue switch off (Spur Hill)". You Tube. Retrieved 2012-10-29.
  4. ^ UKfree TV. "Spur Hill Transmitter". Retrieved 2012-10-29.
  5. ^ RTÉ NL. "About RTÉ NL" (PDF). RTÉ. Retrieved 2012-10-29.

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