7 Mainland Television

 

 

 

Technical Information

Digital TV service - 8 Digital TV channels & 2 Radio stations

Ch26 H - Observatory Hill Nelson -

  • Channel: UHF 26
  • Polarity: Horizontal
  • Frequency : 514 mhz
  • Transmitter: 25dbw eirp Solid State digital
  • Location: Observatory Hill, near Water tank site 349 Princes Drive, Nelson
  • GPS: 41°17.49' S 173°15.27' E,
  • Stand-by Power: UPS
  • Pictures: Mpeg4 & Mpeg2 - 25 frames interlaced 720 x 576
  • Audio: Mpeg2 stereo 48khz at 224kb
  • Height above Sea Level: 180 Metres
  • Mast: 15 metres above the road including antennas
  • Operation: 24 hours - 7 days
  • Program Feed: Digital Microwave link
  • Coverage: Nelson, Richmond, Wakefield, Stoke, Mapua, Motueka, Kaiteriteri
  • Master Control: Waimea Road Nelson control room
  • Antenna radiation pattern: 9db NNE & SSW, 12db West

 

Ch27 V Takaka Hill - West of Motueka

  • Channel: UHF 27
  • Polarity: Vertical
  • Frequency : 522 mhz
  • Transmitter: 29dbw eirp Solid State digital
  • GPS 41°1.25' S 172°51.75' E
  • Location: Takaka Hill, 50 k/m west of Nelson 1km north of Takaka hill road (SH6)summit
  • Stand-by Power: UPS
  • Height above Sea Level: 970 Metres
  • Mast: 15 metres including antennas
  • Pictures: Mpeg4 & Mpeg2 - 25 frames interlaced 720 x 576
  • Audio: Mpeg2 stereo 48khz at 224kb
  • Operation: 24 hours - 7 days
  • Program Feed: Digital Microwave link and UHF off air link
  • Coverage: Nelson, Richmond, Tahunanui & Hillsides,  Atawhai, Motueka, Golden Bay, parts of Marlborough
  • Master Control: Waimea Road Nelson control room
  • Antenna radiation pattern: 15db SSE, 6db NW

Blenheim

Radio Stations, data & WIFI services - Wither Hills

GPS - 41°32.72' S 173°57.67' E

NB All Freeview and Igloo set top boxes and all digital TV's are fully authorised and setup to recieve all Mainland TV's 8 TV channels and 2 radio stations. Mainland TV has an agreement with Freeview and Igloo so we are all on the same digital platform using the same compatable systems with allocated channels by the World digital body. Although the biggest Freeview, is just one of a number of digital free to air promoters and they do not control all the specifications, own any TV station or channel or allocate UHF TV licenses or frequencies.

There are 19 Radio stations and numerous WIFI providers that use the same sites as Mainland TV broadcasts from. The Radio transmitters are all FM and have a range of 20km's to 60km's and up to 1 KW eirp.

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    Technical Services

    TV coverage map

    Radio coverage map

    Above - Observatory Hill - Nelson security camera - Broadcast site on top of the hill

    Above - Marlborough site - Security camera over looking Blenheim

     

    Above - Takaka Hill site 3000 feet ASL - Covers Golden Bay, Motueka & Tasman - Nelson in the background

    Most of the antennas are out of shot at the top if the mast

     

     

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