Full Freeview on the BlaenPlwyf (Ceredigion, Wales) transmitter
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The symbol shows the location of the BlaenPlwyf (Ceredigion, 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.
This transmitter has no current reported problemsThe BBC and Digital UK report there are no faults or engineering work on the BlaenPlwyf (Ceredigion, Wales) transmitter.
Which Freeview channels does the BlaenPlwyf 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.
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 700 BBC Radio 1, 701 BBC Radio 1Xtra, 702 BBC Radio 2, 703 BBC Radio 3, 704 BBC Radio 4 (FM), 705 BBC Radio 5 Live, 706 BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra, 707 BBC Radio 6 Music, 708 BBC Radio 4 Extra, 709 BBC Asian Network, 710 BBC World Service, 719 BBC Radio Wales, 720 BBC Radio Cymru,
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),
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 65 TBN UK,
CCXTV, 12 Quest, 20 Drama, 21 5USA, 28 ITV2 +1, 28 E4 (Wales), 31 5STAR, 32 Paramount Network, 45 Channel 5 +1, 55 5SELECT, 57 ITVBe +1, 58 ITV3 +1, 59 ITV4 +1, 63 Blaze, 66 CBS Reality, 68 Horror Channel, 73 Drama +1, 77 TCC, 80 Blaze +1, 203 CITV, 211 Ketchup TV, 212 YAAAS!, plus 14 others Racing TV, 16 QVC, 50 TJC, 95 Create and Craft, 252 Kiss Chat & Date, 253 Proud Dating, 263 SonLife, 264 VisionTV, 265 On Demand 365, 269 Arise News, 670 ADULT Section (start), 724 Capital, 727 Absolute Radio, 728 Heart,
11 Sky Arts, 17 Really, 19 Dave, 30 4Music, 35 pick, 39 Quest Red, 42 Food Network, 46 Film4 +1, 47 Challenge, 48 4seven, 56 Smithsonian Channel, 69 Quest +1, 74 Yesterday +1, 82 Together TV, 233 Sky News, plus 9 others 44 Gems TV, 85 Craft Store TV, 673 ADULT smileTV3, 678 Xpanded TV, 723 talkSPORT, 730 RNIB Connect, 731 Classic FM, 732 LBC, 733 Trans World Radio,
23 Dave ja vu, 26 Yesterday, 33 GREAT! movies, 38 DMAX, 40 CBS Justice, 43 HGTV, 67 CBS Drama, 81 Talking Pictures TV, 84 PBS America, 234 RT, 235 Aljazeera English, plus 18 others ADULT smileTV2, 22 Ideal World, 36 QVC Beauty, 37 QVC Style, 71 Shopping Quarter, 206 Pop, 674 ADULT Babestn, 679 ADULT Studio 66, 699 ADULT Section, 711 Hits Radio, 712 KISS FRESH, 713 KISS, 714 KISSTORY, 715 Magic, 716 Greatest Hits Radio, 717 Kerrang!, 718 Smooth Radio, 725 Premier Radio,
DTG-6 256QAM 32KE 2/3 40.2Mb/s DVB-T2 MPEG4
DTG-8 64QAM 8K 3/4 27.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)
Are you trying to watch these 11 Freeview HD channels?
The BlaenPlwyf (Ceredigion, Wales) mast is not one of the extended Freeview HD (COM7 and COM8) transmitters, it does not provide these high definition (HD) channels: BBC Four HD, BBC News HD, CBeebies HD, Quest HD, Forces TV, FreeSports, More4 +1, Now 70s, PBS America +1, Quest Red +1, RT HD.
If you want to watch these HD channels, either use Freesat HD, or move your TV aerial must point to one of the 30 Full Freeview HD transmitters. For more information see the want to know which transmitters will carry extra Freeview HD? page.
Which BBC and ITV regional news can I watch from the BlaenPlwyf transmitter?
BBC Wales Today 1.2m homes 4.7%
from Cardiff CF5 2YQ, 113km south-southeast (149°)
to BBC Wales region - 206 masts.
How will the BlaenPlwyf (Ceredigion, Wales) transmission frequencies change over time?
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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 10 Feb 10 and 10 Mar 10.
How do the old analogue and currrent digital signal levels compare?
|BBCA, D3+4, BBCB||(-4dB) 40kW|
|SDN, ARQA, ARQB||(-10dB) 10kW|
|Analogue 5||(-14dB) 4kW|
|Mux 1*, Mux 2*, Mux A*, Mux B*||(-17dB) 2kW|
|Mux C*, Mux D*||(-20dB) 1000W|
Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Blaenplwyf transmitter area
Is the transmitter output the same in all directions?Radiation patterns withheld
Kevin sweet / Et-al : Conditions in the troposphere associated with areas of high pressure is presently affecting reception in numerous areas of the UK, the Western side of the country in particular, the effect of being either a complete loss of reception or the reception of some channels and not others.
Unfortunately these conditions are forecast on the Hepburn Tropo index chart as not clearing the UK until next Thursday Nov 3rd, albeit variable conditions are expected between now and then. The main point about this being *not* to retune your equipment as all this will do is to blank out everything stored in the tuner, this then requiring a series of retunes to find out if they have returned, an action not previously required as the channels would have returned of their own accord.
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Rita: The problem referred to is most likely caused by tropospheric conditions associated with areas of high pressure, as its presently affecting reception in numerous other areas of the UK, albeit Southern areas in particular, the effect of being either a complete loss of reception, or reception of some channels and not others.
Unfortunately nothing can be done to alleviate this problem as its a natural occurrence, the main thing to remember being *not* to retune your TV or box, as the signal will return on its own when conditions improve whereas *not* if a retune was carried out, as this action blanks out everything stored in the tuner, frequent retunes then being required to find out if reception has returned to normal.
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BLAENPLWYF transmitter - Freeview: HD Digital TV Off Air from 19:59 today to 20:03 today. FM: Radio 1 FM Weak Signal from 13:47 today to 16:09 today, Radio 4 FM Weak Signal from 09:01 today to 12:19 today. [BBC]
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BLAENPLWYF transmitter - Freeview: HD Digital TV Off Air from 19:59 yesterday to 20:03 yesterday. FM: Radio 1 FM Weak Signal from 13:47 yesterday to 16:09 yesterday, Radio 4 FM Weak Signal from 09:01 yesterday to 12:19 yesterday. [BBC]
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