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The symbol shows the location of the Arfon (Gwynedd, Wales) transmitter which serves 17,000 homes. The bright green areas shown where the signal from this transmitter is strong, dark green areas are poorer signals. Those parts shown in yellow may have interference on the same frequency from other masts.

Are there any planned engineering works or unexpected transmitter faults on the Arfon (Gwynedd, Wales) mast?

ARFON transmitter - DAB: Off the air due to a fault from 2 Dec 18:32 until 2 Dec 19:56. . BBC


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Which Freeview channels does the Arfon transmitter broadcast?

If you have any kind of Freeview fault, follow this Freeview reset procedure first.

Digital television services are broadcast on a multiplexes (or Mux) where many stations occupy a single broadcast frequency, as shown below.

MuxH/VFrequencyHeightModeWatts
PSB1
BBCA
 V max
C29+ (538.2MHz)611mDTG-32,000W
Channel icons
1 BBC One (SD) Wales, 2 BBC Two Wales, 9 BBC Four, 201 CBBC, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, 250 BBC Red Button, plus 13 others

PSB2
D3+4
 V max
C31 (554.0MHz)611mDTG-32,000W
Channel icons
5 Channel 5, 6 ITV 2, 10 ITV3, 14 Film4, 15 Channel 4 +1 South ads, 18 More4, 25 ITV4, 29 E4 +1, 34 ITV +1 (Wales),

PSB3
BBCB
 V max
C37 (602.0MHz)611mDTG-62,000W
Channel icons
72 Shopping Quarter , 101 BBC One HD Wales, 102 BBC Two HD (England), 104 Channel 4 HD South ads, 105 Channel 5 HD, 204 CBBC HD, plus 1 others

DTG-3 64QAM 8K 2/3 24.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
DTG-6 256QAM 32KE 2/3 40.2Mb/s DVB-T2 MPEG4
H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)

Are you trying to watch these 52 Freeview channels?

the effected channels
the effected channels
the effected channels
the effected channels

The Arfon (Gwynedd, Wales) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: 4Music, 4seven, 5SELECT, 5STAR, 5USA, Aljazeera English, BBC Four HD, BBC News HD, Blaze, Blaze +1, CBeebies HD, CBS Drama, CBS Justice, CBS Reality, Challenge, Channel 5 +1, CITV, YAAAS!, Dave, Dave ja vu, DMAX, Drama +1, Film4 +1, Food Network, Forces TV, FreeSports, GB News, GREAT! movies, GREAT! movies action, HGTV, Horror Channel, ITV2 +1, ITV3 +1, ITV4 +1, ITVBe +1, More4 +1, Now 70s, Paramount Network, PBS America +1, pick, Quest +1, Quest Red, Quest Red +1, Really, RT HD, Sky Arts, Sky News, Smithsonian Channel, Talking Pictures TV, TCC, Together TV, Yesterday +1.

If you want to watch these channels, your aerial must point to one of the 80 Full service Freeview transmitters. For more information see the will there ever be more services on the Freeview Light transmitters? page.

Which BBC and ITV regional news can I watch from the Arfon transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Wales Today 1.2m homes 4.7%
from Cardiff CF5 2YQ, 184km south-southeast (158°)
to BBC Wales region - 206 masts.
regional news image
ITV Cymru Wales 1.2m homes 4.7%
from Cardiff CF5 6XJ, 186km south-southeast (159°)
to ITV Wales region - 206 masts.

How will the Arfon (Gwynedd, Wales) transmission frequencies change over time?

1962-80s1984-971997-981998-20092009-1314 Nov 2018
VHFB E TB E TB E TB E K TA K T
C10ITVwaves
C29BBCA
C31D3+4
C37BBCB
C41ITVwavesITVwavesITVwaves+BBCA
C44BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2wavesD3+4
C47C4wavesC4wavesC4wavesBBCB
C51tv_offBBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1waves

tv_off Being removed from Freeview (for 5G use) after November 2020 - more
Table shows multiplexes names see this article;
green background for transmission frequencies
Notes: + and - denote 166kHz offset; aerial group are shown as A B C/D E K W T
waves denotes analogue; digital switchover was 21 Oct 09 and 18 Nov 09.

How do the old analogue and currrent digital signal levels compare?

BBCA, D3+4, BBCB 2kW
Analogue 1-4(-27dB) 4W

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Llanddona transmitter area

Jan 1958-Jul 1968Television Wales and the West
Jul 1968-Feb 2004Harlech Television
Feb 2004-Dec 2014ITV plc
Feb 1983-Dec 1992TV-am•
Jan 1993-Sep 2010GMTV•
Sep 2010-Dec 2014ITV Daybreak•
• Breakfast ◊ Weekends ♦ Friday night and weekends † Weekdays only.

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Friday, 18 January 2019
Transmitter engineering
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10:31 AM

ARFON transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 00:04 on 16 Jan to 04:40 on 16 Jan, HD Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 00:04 on 16 Jan to 04:40 on 16 Jan. DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 09:01 today to 09:48 today, BBC National DAB Radio [BBC]

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4:31 PM

ARFON transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 00:04 on 16 Jan to 04:40 on 16 Jan, HD Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 00:04 on 16 Jan to 04:40 on 16 Jan. DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 03:16 today to 05:16 today, BBC National DAB Radio [BBC]

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Saturday, 19 January 2019
Transmitter engineering
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4:31 AM

ARFON transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 00:04 on 16 Jan to 04:40 on 16 Jan, HD Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 00:04 on 16 Jan to 04:40 on 16 Jan. DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 09:01 yesterday to 09:48 yesterday, BBC National DA [BBC]

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Sunday, 20 January 2019
Transmitter engineering
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4:31 AM

ARFON transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 00:04 on 16 Jan to 04:40 on 16 Jan, HD Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 00:04 on 16 Jan to 04:40 on 16 Jan. DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 09:01 on 18 Jan to 09:48 on 18 Jan, BBC National DA [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering
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4:32 PM

ARFON transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 00:04 on 16 Jan to 04:40 on 16 Jan, HD Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 00:04 on 16 Jan to 04:40 on 16 Jan. DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 03:16 on 18 Jan to 05:16 on 18 Jan, BBC National DA [BBC]

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Monday, 21 January 2019
Transmitter engineering
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4:30 AM

ARFON transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 09:01 on 18 Jan to 09:48 on 18 Jan, BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 03:16 on 18 Jan to 05:16 on 18 Jan. [BBC]

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Tuesday, 12 March 2019
Transmitter engineering
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5:09 PM

ARFON transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 14:14 yesterday to 14:15 today. [BBC]

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Wednesday, 13 March 2019
Transmitter engineering
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5:09 AM

ARFON transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 14:14 on 11 Mar to 14:15 yesterday. DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 22:57 yesterday to 03:10 today. [BBC]

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Thursday, 14 March 2019
Transmitter engineering
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5:09 AM

ARFON transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 14:14 on 11 Mar to 14:15 on 12 Mar. DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 22:57 on 12 Mar to 03:10 yesterday. [BBC]

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Friday, 15 March 2019
Transmitter engineering
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5:09 AM

ARFON transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 14:14 on 11 Mar to 14:15 on 12 Mar. DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 22:57 on 12 Mar to 03:10 on 13 Mar. [BBC]

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