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Wideband UHF Saorview TV Aerial

TV Aerial (Wideband White Tip, UHF)

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RRP: 17.50
Price: 13.95 (ex VAT)
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DESCRIPTION of UHF Wideband TV Aerial

  • 10 Element UHF TV Aerial
  • Saorview Digital TV: Yes
  • Tip Colour: White (Replaces Old Type Black Tipped Version)
  • Gain: 7 - 10 dB
  • Colour: Silver
  • Contains Printed Circuit Board (PCB) and Balun
  • Dimensions(HxWxL): 30 x 30 x 90 cm
  • Channel: 21-60
  • Frequency: 470-790Mhz
  • Code: CR10+T
  • Note: This Aerial Excludes Channels 60-68 (Now used for LTE 4G Broadband)
  • Manufacturer: Blakes

Consists of

  • 10 Element Contract TV Aerial
  • Deflector Plate
  • Mounting bracket
  • Grid Deflector acts to block unwanted signals from secondary TV transmitters

USES of UHF Wideband TV Aerial

  • General purpose UHF TV aerial which covers entire TV UHF spectrum
  • Works well when mounted outdoors in good reception area
  • Ideal when UHF TV broadcasts cover more than 1 UHF group
  • Can be used for on any TV transmitter

ADVANTAGES of UHF Wideband TV Aerial

  • This TV aerial will work with any UHF transmission
  • It avoids LTE broadband interference by not covering channel 60-68
  • If you are unsure of which transmitter or Group you will be using this TV aerial will work equally well with any TV aerial group or transmitter
  • Very low cost compared to a grid TV aerial
  • Takes up 30cm of pole space compared to 80cm for a TV Grid aerial - an issue when space is tight on your TV aerial pole


  • Does not give the same gain as a TV Grid Aerial
  • Does not give the same gain as a correctly selected Grouped TV aerial
  • May add to costs by requiring the addition of power units, amplifiers and distribution systems

Introduction to Aerial Assembly

The various different types of aerials stocked by can be broken into 3 basic categories:

  • UHF High Gain Grid Aerials
  • UHF Contract Aerials
    • Wideband
    • Grp A
    • Grp B
    • Grp CD
    • Grp K
  • UHF Medium Gain Aerials

How to assemble a UHF Aerial is outlined below. stock 5 different types of this aerial - Group A, B, CD, K and wideband. They are all assembled in exactly the same manner.

Equipment needed

  • 10 Element contract UHF Aerial - Consists of: Aerial, Backplate & Bracket
  • Length of RG6 Satellite Cable

Tools needed

  • Snips
  • Small flat head screwdriver

Steps to Install

  1. Using a snips pare back 2cm from the end of the RG6 cable and wrap the earth cable around the base of the cable leaving at least 1cm of the central core cable exposed.
  2. Pull the plastic cover off the top of the aerial assembly
  3. Slot the end of the RG6 cable through the base of the aerial assembly and into the fixing nuts for the earth and core wires
  4. Use the screwdriver to tighten the screws so that both the earth and core wires are securely screwed in place and are not touching each other
  5. Click the plastic cover back on
  6. Slot the faceplate into the groove at the back of the aerial so that the curved surface of the deflector faceplate is facing towards the elements of the aerial
  7. Slot the pole bracket onto the back section of the aerial -  it can be used to mount aerial vertically or horizonitally

See map below for main Saorview transmitters in Ireland. Alternatively, click on link to view all main Saorview transmitters and regional sub stations [Click Here to View Map]


RTE Digital

The above map shows the main Saorview coverage & transmitters, the colour code of the best UHF aerial to use and their catchment area

Saorview Frequencies

The table above shows the channel range & polarity of each of the transmitters in Ireland. The final column shows the UHF group colour code for the most appropriate aerial for the transmitter. Of course it is possible to use a wide band UHF aerial (either the standard white tipped, higher gain, high gain grid or 32 element) which will  work on all transmitters

UHF Aerial Groups

The table above shows the range of UHF TV Aerials available, their frequency range and the colour code associated with each aerial.

What Channels Can I Receive?

  • Using an official Saorview approved set top box, it is possible to receive 10 Irish digital TV channels
  • Using a generic digital TV receiver without MHEG5, you will receive 9 channels
  • RTE Aertel Digital is only available on boxes with MHEG5

 Saorview Channels


RTE One HD is the most viewed TV Station in Ireland. It offers a variety of home grown factual, arts, drama, entertainment & lifestyle programming.  It is also lauded for it"s domestic & international news and current affairs programming. 70% of the top watched TV programmes in Ireland are on RTE One HD


RTE 2 HD is more focused on sport, documentaries, foreign TV series and childrens programming.  RTE 2 HD is the first domestic TV channel to broadcast in high definition allowing for the viewing of GAA matches in glorious HD for the first time.   Foreign TV series like CSI will also be broadcast in HD.   More HD content will become available as time goes on


TV3 is a commercial free-to-air television broadcaster in the Republic of Ireland  which launched on September 20, 1998

It was the country"s first independent commercial broadcaster. TV3 is operated by the TV3 Group which also consists of television channel 3e. The main studios of TV3 are located in Ballymount, Dublin

TV3 broadcasts a wide range of programming which in its early years depended heavily on international acquisitions


3e (3 entertainment) is a general entertainment channel operated in Ireland by Kish Media a subsidiary of TV3 Group. The channel launched on January 5, 2009 (replacing Channel 6 which launched on March 30, 2006). The channel provides a diverse mix of programming both local and international, targeting a demographic ranging between 16 to 35 year olds

3e is particularly great for catching up or re-watching old TV series


TG4 is Ireland’s Irish language TV channel.  The daily Irish language programme schedule is it"s core service supported by a wide range of material in other languages

Music, documentary & sports coverage have earned particular praise for TG4

UTV Ireland

UTV Ireland is the home for quality entertainment, news and current affairs, drama and documentaries reflecting a modern Ireland. Launched on January 1st 2015, UTV Ireland brings ITV favourites such as Coronation Street and Emmerdale combined with home-produced news and insights into today’s top stories

RTE News Now

RTE News Now is a 24 hour rolling news channel with live news bulletins, live current affairs programmes, catch-up on recent news and current affairs, live coverage of special events, breaking news and continuous sport, business and weather updates throughout the day


The RTEjr is a dedicated daytime television service for children aged 6 years and younger. RTEjr shares channel space with RTE One +1 and will be on from 11am to 7pm and is free of advertising

RTE One +1

RTE One + 1 shares channel space with RTÉjr and will be on from 7pm to 2am. From May 2011 this channel will be an exact replica of RTE One, with a 1 hour delay

RTE Aertel Digital

RTE Aertel Digital is an improved digital version of the RTE Aertel teletext service, which is modern, fast and user-friendly. The service offers up-to-date and accessible news, sport, weather and other information, including flight times, public information, local council information, information for deaf and hard of hearing audiences and subtitles

What Radio Stations Can I Receive?

  • Currently, it is also possible to receive 9 Irish digital radio stations

Irish Digital Radio Stations

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A great little aerial ,perfect reception ,and simple to install ,ordered it on Monday,delivered on Tuesday perfect.
Very quick service, some elements were out of alignment should be packed in more a protective packaging [STAFF NOTE: Sorry about that but does not affect the operation of the aerial and are easy re-align with by hand or with a pliers]
Prompt service...product just perfect for my needs.
Set this up today in my attic in headford Co galway aiming at Maghera ant and wow,100% sig quality.
No need to say much more about it, awesome.
works great, good price and was delivery next day
Husband installed it yesterday, picks up the saorview perfectly
Ordered at 4.30pm on tuesday recieved at 11.30am the next morning. Amazing delivery and service, top class
Used it to get the new saorview signal. Comes in perfect. Got the aerial installation kit too. Happy with the purchase and the service from tvtrade

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