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Technical expertise:

It is proposed to contract Broadcast Technical Solutions to install, maintain and monitor all the transmission equipment.

Planning permission:

The site has full and permanent planning permission for multi-user Transmission operation reference: 91A/1206 Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Council.

Variations from assigned transmission characteristics:

The antenna template with the 11dB restriction at 90o is difficult to achieve in practice without considerable knock on degradation at other angles of azimuth. Consequently the radiation pattern is significantly degraded from 30o through to 340o. The Westerly reduction in performance is due to the symmetric transmission pattern response. It is desirable to minimise this Westerly reduction as blocking and desensitising due to the Tallaght Community Radio signal on 107.2mHz will further reduce the penetration of the 106.8mHz signal in the Tallaght area. If the 90o restriction can be relaxed to permit an ERP of 24dBW at 90o then the performance of the antenna system at other angles of azimuth will be greatly improved.

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