As you will be aware The Masseytown area of Macroom consists of 3 or 4 small housing estates plus a number of scattered individual houses. The estates are relatively new and most viewers use either MMDS or satellite for reception, although there is a scattering of houses that use Mullaghanish and the local analogue transposer for terrestrial reception.
Regarding SAORVIEW, the majority of homes can get SAORVIEW from Mullaghanish. Some viewers who have their aerials pointed at the local analogue transposer (to the South) will need their aerials re-aligned to Mullaghanish (to the Northwest).
There is a small area where getting SAORVIEW is more challenging (white area in map below), but we believe with an appropriate aerial pointed at Mullaghanish, and possibly the addition of a mast head amplifier, this area should also be ok for SAORVIEW reception from Mullaghanish. If there is any homes that can’t get SAORVIEW they can get SAORSAT.
The village will get SAORVIEW from Mullaghanish. Some viewers who have their aerials pointed at the local analogue transposer (to the South) will need their aerials re-aligned to Mullaghanish (to the North, Northeast). The majority of homes in this area have Sky/satellite installations so they will not need to do anything for Analogue Switch Off (ASO).
There is an area to the east of the village which will not be able to get SAORVIEW (white area in map below). There are only a small scattering of houses in this area and again most have a Sky/satellite installation and will not be impacted by ASO.
Any home that can’t get SAORVIEW can get SAORSAT.
The can of course switch to SAORSAT if they wish to cease any subscription service. Many homes are finding the SAORSAT / UK Free To Air satellite combination, subscription free, service very attractive.